Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park – Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard

Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park, it is one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and will continue in 2022.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.

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If you’re looking for information about camping or hiking at this park, we have more information on our partner website – Samuel de Champlain

Contact & Other Information

Phone #: (705) 744-2276
Main entrance co-ordinates: 46.29000, -78.86000
Address: 6905 Highway 17 east PO Box 147
P0H 1V0
Opening seasons: May through to October.

Canoe & Kayak

Moore Lake and the upriver section of the Amable du Fond River provide quiet canoeing opportunities to explore and view wildlife.

At Long Lake, you can paddle beside the large cliffs in a motor-free environment.

The Mattawa River Provincial Park and Canoe Route extends from Trout Lake, near North Bay, and ends in the community of Mattawa, passing through the centre of Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. The portion of the river from Pimisi Bay to Samuel de Champlain offers the most challenging rapids and some of the most spectacular scenery, including beautiful Parreseux Falls. To enjoy this section, you should either be an experienced paddler or travel with someone who is.

In Moore Lake, you may come across motorboats, but they should have a maximum horsepower rating of 10 HP.

Canoe & Kayak Rental

Canoe & kayak rentals can be made at the Park Store, including Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) paddles and a boat safety kit. Rental canoes and kayaks are located in each campground on the shores of Moore Lake, but you should check at the park store as these may be seasonal or subject to availability.

Where to Launch

Boat launches in both Jingwakoki and Babawasse Campgrounds provide access to Moore Lake.

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