Must See Rest Area

Samuel Champlain Provincial Park Visitor Centre

Named for the 17th-century explorer, this Mattawa River park east of North Bay celebrates the voyageurs who tackled portages and rapids here. See a replica birchbark freighter in the heritage centre, shoot the rapids or hike to lookouts for panoramic views of the valley. Trails also impart native and natural history.

6905 Highway 17 east

Mattawa, Ontario

Latitude: 46.293297

Longitude: -78.857396

Phone: (705) 744-2276