French River Provincial Park

Between Parry Sound and the city of Greater Sudbury, Highway 69 crosses a rocky Canadian Shield landscape characterized by forested bedrock knolls, hills, wetlands and many small lakes. Ninety kilometres north of Parry Sound, Highway 69 passes through French River Provincial Park. The French River, connecting Lake Nipissing with Georgian Bay, has been an important waterway for First Nations. It was also a vital link in the canoe route for French explorers, fur traders and voyageurs between Montreal, the upper Great Lakes and the far West. The French River has been designated a Canadian Heritage River and remains a very popular recreational canoe route. French River Provincial Park protects this historic waterway.