Vacant and cold reptilian eyes with reflexes that can lunge themselves half a foot in 70 milliseconds. Snakes have captured our thoughts, imaginations and even stories since their first appearance approximately 128 million years ago. Whatever your thoughts are, they are fascinating creatures. They come in many appearances and varieties of venomous and nonvenomous species. In Ontario, Canada there is one variety of venomous snake, the Massasauga Rattlesnake. Though, they are often confused with its nonvenomous cousins: the Northern Watersnake, Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake, Eastern Milksnake and Eastern Foxsnake. The latter two of which will even mimic the rattling action of the Massasauga to discourage potential threats. On the Lower French River, the two most likely species you can encounter are the Northern Watersnake and the Massasauga Rattlesnake. MassasauREAD MORE >
World Water Day World Water Day, March 22, recognizes the importance of how essential water is to our lives, families, home, and ecosystem – our abundant fishery and our wildlife. In 1993 around the world, awareness was raised to protect our freshwater. Canada’s Freshwater We enjoy 20% of the freshwater in the world here in Canada. Our Great Lakes comprise a major portion of the country, having the most lakes in the world. French River, a 110 km long sparkling gem in this treasure chest belongs to each of us to enjoy, conserve and to protect for years to celebrate. Photo credit: Michelle Bolfova Simple Ideas to Protect and Celebrate French River Waterways: Shorter and fewer showersTurn your faucet off between useStop the drip!Scrape plates and food into garbage can and not down the drainThoroughly clean your boat, live well, and equipment 48READ MORE >
Imagine waking to the sounds of song birds chirping happily in the first rays of your summer morning. Splashes rippling through the crisp mirror reflection, while the busy beavers and otters continue their work and play. Can you feel the soft pine tingling your senses as the gentle breeze brushes pass? Bear's Den Lodge shares a collection of beautiful photos from a long time guest as he was immersed and enraptured by the French River, during his vacation. French River Photography at Bear's Den Lodge, Ontario, CanadaREAD MORE >
French River Delta landscape of granite rock, pine trees and more to appreciate. Does nature inspire you? If yes, Bear's Den Lodge would like to share an inspiring "place" some call a "special place", a "simple life" and to others, it is a "bit of heaven on earth" for the past 90 years. This diamond, or jewel in the North provides you the opportunity to become a part of a significant part of Canadian history some 400 years ago during Champlain's journey through the French River. Imagine journeying these corridors 400 years ago in a canoe with Champlain. New and adventurous waters lay ahead; not knowing what nature had in store. Between these magnificent granite rocks with white quartz blazes were sparkling diamonds in the blue water reflecting the magnificent sky and landscape it enjoyed. Today, being a protected and the first Canadian Heritage Provincial Park it remains much uncREAD MORE >
We did not have too many highlights this year, but here are a few photos from our 37th year. The first 2 photos are of the biggest pickerel caught (and released), a 23", by my boat partner, TerryREAD MORE >
We are not open yet but the Covid-19 situation seems to be improving. "Private parks, marinas, golf courses, and animal boarding facilities can reopen on Saturday [May 16, 2020]." - Doug FordYahooREAD MORE >
World Water Day World Water Day, March 22, recognizes the importance of how essential water is to our lives, families, home, and ecosystem – our abundant fishery and our wildlife. In 1993READ MORE >
Join us to celebrate National License Free Fishing Week (July 1-9, 2017) for all Canadian families. Celebrate in the heritage and culture in Northeastern Ontario for Ontario's 150 as well with seveREAD MORE >
What’s the difference between Pike and Pickerel? A seemingly simple question but one that can have confusing answers depending on where you are. I grew up in a fishing camp in NortheasREAD MORE >
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Situated at the entrance to the North Channel amidst sparkling white quartzite peaks and pink granite
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YOUR Canadian COTTAGE FOR YOUR NEXT GETAWAY! French River Cottages available May, 2023 - 0ctober 2023. 3 day minimum charge per person applies. Prevailing rates available for shorter stays. Less than 3 days have added charges and are available. Make memories with family and friends on the French River, arrive as guests and leave as family!View Promotion