Canoe Route to the West, The - Ontario Heritage Trust


Canoe Route to the West, The

The turbulent waters of the French River formed a vital 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: Etienne Brûlé, Samuel de Champlain, Jean de Brébeuf, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, and Simon Fraser.


In French River Park, just off Highway 69, beside the southern approach to the French River bridge

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Parry Sound

Municipality: Township of the Archipelago