Trip Background The French River is located in central Ontario, and winds its way 110 km (68 mi) west connecting Lake Nipissing with Georgian Bay. It is considered by most, the dividing line between Southern Ontario and Northern Ontario and flows through the Canadian Shield formation. A historic water shed nationally significant to Canada, the French River, also known as “la Riviere des Francais” (French) or Wemiitigoj – Sibi (Ojibway, First Nations), was firstly the route of the First Nations peoples and then the voyageurs, missionaries and explorers of early day. This river was a corridor for both travel and trade. Its waterway during the fur trading days formed a vital link for the voyageurs to reach the Canadian interior and the north – west in pursuit of the valued beaver pelts so popular in the day. Another driving factor for the European visitors was the search for the illusive passage to the orient, which would open vast trading and riches for the discoverer. See remnants of the past such as the log boom eras historic "alligator boats" and visit both natural wonders and historic locations such as the "Heartbeat of the River" and the legendary French River Ghost Town of Coponaning. OuterVision Adventure Tours is now offering trips through Hartley Bay Marina, located in the ideal location to access the French River interior, French River delta and Georgian Bay coastline.