The French River is more like a chain of lakes connected by rapids. In these lakes you find many islands, bays and channels. You will find fishing heaven at the Wolseley Bay and French River, more than 95% of the shore line are untouched and protected. The French River is approximately 130 km in length.
Designated a Canadian Heritage River, The French flows from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay and features,
rapids, sandy bays, Precambrian Shield rock formations, fur trapper and loggers cottages plus lots of wildlife.
You can fish for Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass and fro sure you will find Perch, Sunfish and Rock Bass. You looking for Sturgeon, Channel Cats or Whitefish you will find them in the French River.
Be always prepared for a big one, Muskie over 50” and Walleye over 30” get caught every year.
Make sure your camera is in the boat. Early morning sightings of deer, herons and otters are not uncommon, in the evening keep an eye out for beavers.
There are also many nature adventures waiting for you at the Wolseley Bay and French river: hiking, swimming and tubing, historic sides etc. or just cruising with our Pontoon and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Golf courses, museums, art, native crafts and animal farms and fish rearing ponds, located within a days drive, make for alternative vacation days:
At the Wolseley Lodge, along with great fishing at the French River there are many other activities to satisfy every desire during the season. Take advantage of our on-site guest facilities including paddle boats, canoes, children’s playground, beach and free fire wood.
Or spend an enjoyable day exploring islands, bird watching, hiking trails, rapids (please bring your own kayak or tube), or a cruise with a rental Pontoon boat on and back in the history of the French River. During the months of September and October you can enjoy the splendour of the fall colours.
Or if you’re an avid golfer enjoy the great scenery and sink a few holes at a nearby golf courses. You’ll be happy to know that our area boasts 5 golf courses. Take a day trip to Sudbury, North Bay or Sturgeon Falls, all feature numerous shopping opportunities as well as museums and other points of interest.