French River, Ontario Fall 2008 (8 images)
Created: 24 Oct 2010
The French River has a colourful past. For thousands of years before Europeans arrived, Aboriginal people used the river as a place to meet and exchange trade goods. Early French explorers and missionaries began travelling through the area in the early 1600s, leaving behind intriguing journal records about the river and the people who lived along its shores. Before Canada became a country, Voyageurs were paddling its waters - brigades of canoes portaged around rapids and waterfalls -...