French River for Families

French River for Families

This fun canoe-camping trip for families with school-aged children traces the historic French River, and provides an excellent introductory excursion with a taste of whitewater canoeing. It follows one of the more scenic sections of the French River Provincial Park and has excellent campsites. There are lots of opportunities to learn and practice new skills. There is also plenty of time for photography, swimming, and enjoying this beautiful natural setting.

We’ll camp each evening at new site - on rocky shelves and points. Everyone gathers around the fire to prepare exceptional meals with the guides and to laugh about the day’s adventures with new friends.

With the guides making sure everything runs smoothly, the adults will have a stress-free time and be able to enjoy the company of the other parents. The kids make new friends easily during the busy daily activities. Often one family will be visitors to Canada who are on a summer holiday.

No previous experience is required to enjoy this wilderness family holiday. Children aged 14 and under will receive 20% off the listed trip price. If you and your family already have some whitewater paddling experience under your belts, check out our family trips on the Noire and Dumoine rivers, or for those seeking an extended time out in the Canadian wilderness, check out our Nahanni Classic trip for families!

"My children had a great time. The guides were smart, personable, patient, sensitive, and strong - mentally and physically. They were excellent role models for my 2 children. Thanks!" Marcus, Ontario, Canada

Recommended Skill Level And Dates

Skill Level: 1
Dates Trip Fee
July 14, 2021 to July 17, 2021 $1,350.00 CAD
August 16, 2021 to August 19, 2021 $1,350.00 CAD
What is Included: 

Guides 5:1 ratio
• excellent meals from Day 1 lunch to Day 4 lunch
• snacks
Canoeing Equipment
• 17’ Prospector expedition canoes
• paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets
Camping Equipment
• tents: free-standing, custom expedition dome tents - 2 per tent
• "kitchen": tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.
• containers for food and group equipment
Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
• communications equipment (satellite phone)
Local Transportation
• transportation of guides, group gear, canoes, etc. to and from trip
• shuttle from your vehicles to the put-in point at Wolseley Bay
Park Fees
• The trip is in the French River Provincial Park, and a park fee is charged.

Trip Location

Trip Rendezvous Point: Alban, ON