Canoe Route to the West, The - Ontario Heritage Trust


Canoe Route to the West, The

The Mattawa River formed an important link in the historic canoe route from Montreal to the upper Great Lakes. For more than 200 years, explorers, fur traders, missionaries and coureurs de bois travelled the route including: Samuel de Champlain, Jean de Brébeuf, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Simon Fraser and David Thompson.


In Legion Memorial Park, Main and Mattawan streets, Mattawa

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Nipissing

Municipality: Township of Mattawan