Maps French River Canada

Directions for French River Northeastern Ontario, Canada. Find your place to stay in Killarney, Ontario to our boat access only resort. Are you traveling from the South of Toronto or East of Sault Ste. Marie? Google Map directions are here! Find your happiness in the great Canadian wilderness adventure and your perfect trip for fishing, photography, meals, paddling & hiking in the remote backcountry French River Provincial Park. Have a vacation you will never forget in Northern Ontario! Start exploring & find your perfect getaway trip in the river's natural surroundings, it's an amazing place!




  • Starting from the Peace Bridge at Buffalo, N.Y. take the QEW Highway to Burlington Skyway.
  • Follow 407 ETR to 400 North Barrie.
  • Take 400 North toward Sudbury (old Highway 69 North). You will pass the town of Parry Sound.
  • Continue on 400 North (old 69 North), you will cross the Key, Pickerel and French River Bridges.
  • 1.5 miles (approx. 2.4 km) North of the French River Bridge to the exit Ch Hartley Bay Road/Ch Settler's Road. The Bear's Den Lodge sign is on the highway.
  • Turn Right onto exit for Settler's Road/Hartley Bay Road at the stop sign turn LEFT onto Hartley Bay Rd. – follow gravel road 9 miles (14.5 km) to 2870B Hartley Bay Marina to register your license plate for parking.
  • Secure assisted parking at the Hartley Bay Marina. (For the Marina's launching and parking fees.)
  • Bear's Den Lodge is just a 5 minute boat ride or fly in to Bear's Den. If you require water taxi, please ask the Marina to call us.

Those persons bringing your own boat; after leaving the Hartley Bay Marina, stay in the middle of the channel. Turn right and come directly into the front dock (with the swimming ladder) for assistance to your cottage rental. We are the third bay away and on the right. We will greet you with a tractor and trailer to assist in moving your gear.

Come straight into the front dock where Bear's Den Lodge staff will assist you with your luggage & gear.

  • Coming from Sault Ste. Marie, take Hwy. 17 East 298 km (185 miles) to Sudbury, Ontario.
  • Take Hwy. 400 South (Old 69 South) – 100 km (60 miles). Just past Bear's Den Lodge sign, take Exit to Ch Hartley Bay Road/Ch Settler's Road.
  • At the STOP sign, turn Right onto the Hartley Bay Road – follow for 14.5 km (9 miles) to Hartley Bay Marina to assisted parking and valet boat launch.
  • If you require water transport, please ask the Marina to call us when you register your vehicle license plate. Bear's Den Lodge water taxi and staff will transport you to our remote resort with all the comforts of home.

Persons bringing their own pleasure craft; after leaving the Hartley Bay launch, stay in the middle of the Hartley Bay Channel. Bear's Den Bay is the third bay on the right, please land at the front dock for unloading.

Come straight into the front dock where we will assist you with your gear.

  • GAS NOT AVAILABLEin ALBAN. Is available in Noelville, Ontario.
  • Boat gas is available at the Hartley Bay Marina, only.
  • The French River Provincial Park is uncharted waterways. Hydro Topo Maps are NOTavailable. Detailed weatherproof French River maps are available at Bear's Den Lodge Boat House and staff will assist you for self-guided tours!
  • There may be some delays due to highway construction on 400 N of Toronto. Check Ontario 511 for updates.
  • Are you looking for a detailed French River Fishing map? Stop by our front office! Our outdoor and fishing experts at Bear's Den Lodge can help you catch the next trophy or plan your backcountry camping paddling experience!
  • U.S. citizens entering Canada require a United States Passport to re-enter the USA
  • Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks to obtain or renew prior to travel to Canada
Directions on how to boat or paddle from the Hartley Bay Marina to Bear’s Den Lodge.

Your hosts, Art & Brenda Barefoot

Bear's Den Lodge

2870J Hartley Bay Rd.
Alban, Ont. P0M 1A0
Tel: (705) 857-2757

Winter Address:

124 Shagbark Rd.
Alum Bank, PA 15521
Tel: (814) 839-2443

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