Category Archives: Georgian Bay

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: 1/0: ~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 paddle! weather: sunny most of the day, … 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 had left downtown Toronto at 6:40 a.m. and by 11  we were at the … 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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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Day 7 – From Pickerel Bay To Hartley Bay To Recollet Falls and Home

Previous Post: Day 6 – From N of Dead Island To Pickerel Bay  Day 7 – Pickerel Bay to Hartley Bay Marina To Recollet Falls and Home distance: 8.6 km time:  8:10 a.m. start –  9:30 a.m. finish portages/rapids: 0 … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Days 6 – To Pickerel Bay (The Elephants)

Previous Post: Day 5 – From CS 723 To Bass Creek to FR Park East Side  Day 6 – From CS 913 North of Dead Island to Pickerel Bay (CS633) distance: 18.2 km (and some hill scrambling) time: 8:30 a.m.; finish 2:20 p.m. … Continue reading

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