Category Archives: Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay’s North and East Coast – Paddlers’ Eye Candy

As longtime canoe trippers on the rivers and lakes of the Canadian Shield, it has only been in the past six years that the possibilities of paddling the northern and eastern shore of Georgian Bay drew the attention of my … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Days 10 & 11 – From Georgian Bay To Hartley Bay Marina

Previous Post: Days 8 & 9 – Across The French River Delta From East To West Day 10 – Up To Robinson’s Bay From the West Side of French River Prov. Park distance: 20.6 km time: 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Days 8 & 9 – Across the Delta From East To West

Previous Post: Days 6 & 7 – From Pickerel Bay to Georgian Bay Via Fox Creek Day 8 – From Fox Bay CS920 To CS723 W of Whitefish Bay distance: 15.4 km time: 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 0/0: weather:  … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Days 6 & 7 – To Pickerel Bay and Down Fox Creek to Georgian Bay

Previous Post: Day 5 – From E of Cross I.  to Below Recollet Falls (CS522) Day 6 – The Lower French From CS 522 To Pickerel Bay (CS 633) distance: 12 km time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. portages/rapids: 0/1:  Second … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 5 – CS419 To Below Recollet Falls

Previous Post: Day 4 – The Upper French Five Mile Rapids Section to CS 419 Day 5 – From CS 419 E of Cross I.  to Below Recollet Falls (CS522) distance: 30.5 km time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/0: … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 4 – Down The Five Mile Rapids Section of the Upper French River

Previous Post:  Day 3 – From Canoe Pass To below Portage Dam Day 4 – Along Eighteen Mile Island From CS304 To CS 419 distance: 21 km time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. portages/rapids: 2/7  weather: sunny all day, light wind from … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 3 – From Canoe Pass To Below The Portage Channel Dam

Previous Post: Day 2 – Lafleche Point to South of Canoe Pass Day 3 – From Canoe Pass to Below Portage Channel Dam distance: 27 km time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 2/0: ~570 m (FoFR says 600m), around the channel cut, … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 2 – From Lafleche Point to Canoe Pass

Previous Post: Day 1 – From Sucker Creek Landing To Lafleche Point Day 2 – From Lafleche Point to Canoe Pass distance: 25 km time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 0/0: another nice easy paddling day! weather: sunny most of the … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 1 – Lake Nipissing’s West Bay

Previous Post: Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Intro, Maps, and Logistics Day 1 – Lake Nipissing From Shuswap Camp to Lafleche Point We left downtown Toronto at 6:40 a.m. and by 11  we were at the reception … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Intro., Logistics, Planning and Maps

Related Post: Kayaking The Georgian Bay Coast From Killarney to Snug Harbour – Maps, Logistics, and Days 1 & 2 Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: A Bit of History: In 1989 the Ontario government created French River … Continue reading

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