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Only four-hours north of Toronto, the West End of Lake
Nipissing and the Upper French River provide hundreds of miles of
scenic shorelines, with many back bays and rocky islands. Boaters can
pull up to un-inhabited islands to explore, have a swim on many of the
natural sandy beaches or enjoy a shore-lunch of freshly caught fish.
You'll find hundreds of square miles of wilderness providing great
opportunities for hunting, fishing, canoeing, nature
watching/photography and relaxing!
- Fishing Fish species include walleye, large and small mouth
bass, pan fish, northern pike, perch and the giant musky. Trout can
be found in small streams and lakes in the northern portion of our
- Hunting In the fall great numbers of migrating geese and ducks
settle in the large wetlands/marshes and quiet island bays in the
area. There is an abundance of grouse, small upland game, deer,
moose and bear.
- Nature/bird watching Our mixed boreal forests are home to
moose, deer, bear, lynx, wolverine, beaver, martin, mink, grouse,
snowshoe hare, to name a few and bird-watchers will delight
throughout the seasons to see such species as sand hill cranes, blue
herons, ospreys and bald eagles.
- Accommodations You can choose from; camps, lodges, trailer
parks, campgrounds and motels/hotels. Many are located in relatively
remote and isolated areas where you can enjoy peace and quiet.
- Activities/Attractions You are never too far away from several
small villages and larger urban centres with modern shopping, fine
restaurants, centres for performing arts, local craft shops, spas
and science. Many good golf courses are located throughout the local
region. There are also many beautiful and unique parks and nature
conservation areas to visit.
- Winter The many groomed
trails provide for great snowmobiling
and the area is famous for its ice-fishing. Moderate terrain makes
for excellent snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. This area, in
the winter, enjoys a high percentage of sunny days with usually 2-4
feet of good snow in the bush.
Through the combined efforts of local tourist outfitters, native
groups and the MNR we are improving the fishery on Lake Nipissing and
the French River with projects such as annual walleye restocking and
spawning bed rehabilitation. This will help ensure that many more
generations of vacationers and our own children will enjoy this great
The West Nipissing and Upper French River Tourist Association
encourages you to browse our members' links. This is your key to local
accommodations and services. Come visit us and find the vacation that
you were dreaming about!