Sault to Ottawa

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Ben
Trip Date : 
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
800 km
Duration: 
22 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
35
Total Portage Distance: 
10000 m
Longest Portage: 
7000 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

The route follows within 20km of Highway 17 East for most of the trip.When it leaves Blind River Highway 17 is less accessible until returning to North Bay. Highway 69 between Sudbury and Toronto is an access point for the French River.

Technical Guide: 

The Sault to Ottawa route with various population centres along the way.
St Joes Island
Thessalon
Blind River
Aird Island (Next to John Island)
Little Current
Killarney
French river mouth
French river near hwy 69
French river/Lake Nippising
North Bay
Mattawa River
Mattawa town
Deux Rivieres
Stone Cliffe
Deep River
Petawawa
Fort Coulonge
Arnprior
Ottawa

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

soo2ottawa.blogspot.com

Maps Required
Other Maps: 
French River Provincial Park Heritage Map Ontario MNR Topo Maps Road map for Ontario Mattawa River adventure map Tourist map of the Ottawa Valley