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Experience French River's Cultural Heritage.

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The Trip at a Glance
Adventure Provider: French River Adventures
Length: 1 day
When:  Saturday June 27th, 2015
Trip Fee: $65.00 + HST
Trip Rendezvous: The Lodge at Pine Cove 

Join French River Adventures for a unique opportunity to experience French River cultural heritage through the eyes of nature interpreter, Norm Dokis and the Dokis First Nation Pow Wow.

Stroke, stroke, stroke. For about 2 ½ hours, you’ll be part of an 18-member team paddling a 36-foot Montreal canoe along the historic Voyageur route on the French River.   

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Along the way, Norm will point out ancient pictographs and will share his knowledge of land and river he loves so much.  After a delicious gourmet picnic lunch, he will escort you to the Dokis First Nation Pow Wow to be entertained by dancers from all over the region. 

Whats Included

Nature interpreter services, Voyageur Canoe ride, paddles & safety equipment, gourmet picnic lunch.

Getting There

Your adventure starts at The Lodge at Pine Cove, on the French River near Noelville.

Latitude and Longitude: 46.094179, -80.228927

Directions –

The Lodge is located approximately 370 km (4 hours driving) north of Toronto. Follow Hwy 400 north and Hwy 69 north towards Sudbury. Travel east on Hwy 64 and watch for signs for the lodge.

Google Map – see icon for The Lodge at Pine Cove

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About the Adventure Provider  

Created in 2000, French River Adventures builds on years of canoeing, kayaking and hiking experience. They know the French River well and would love to help you discover the French River. They are affiliated with The Lodge at Pine Cove.  They welcome both lodge guests and non-guests alike.   


Stay in a super deluxe waterfront cottage at The Lodge at Pine Cove, awarded a 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Enjoy delicious meals in the beautiful main lodge overlooking the river.

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Guests are encouraged to think of The Lodge as a retreat from the “real” world. Choose to unplug, relax, sleep, paddle a canoe or kayak, hike, fish, read. Regain your sense of peace. 

Don’t Miss

The Ontario Parks award-winning French River Visitor Centre is a must see.  Its main exhibit,  “Voices of the River” tells the story of the French River, one of Canada’s earliest travel routes. 

While at the Visitor Centre, you can hike along the edge of the French River Gorge – voted one of Ontario’s UNESCO World Biosphere’s Amazing Places.

For regional travel information, visit Northeastern Ontario




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