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What a find! This was a welcome stop on a cold wet day. At the end of summer, when not much else... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018

We stopped on the way north and it was in the forest fire time. Smelled like a camp site. Not the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Huntsville, Canada
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20112 Hwy 69 | R.r. # 2, Alban, French River, Ontario P0M 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

What a find! This was a welcome stop on a cold wet day. At the end of summer, when not much else was open, we just enjoyed the chance to look at so many interesting (and some luxurious) products and buy a few. We warmed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnnFelicity
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

So we always wanted to check it out. As seen on tv. Awesome gift shop. I wish they had more French river stuff but lots of variety moccasins shirts all price ranges. Thumbs up.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Stopping at the French River Trading Post, "home of the hungry bear", has been a traditional part of our travels north for 30+ years. While there, we always shop at the trading post and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Burgers & fries...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bill R
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Always a great stop on the highway to Thunder Bay! They have a large vatiety of great products! Beautiful moccasins and gorgeous clothes. They have beautiful Leishman Pottery and all sorts of other artisan made products. Definitely worth the stop!!! Look for the big blue...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank puck013
Reviewed 20 August 2018

First of all my husband and I make this a stopping point on our journey home from the cottage each year. We carefully and thoughfully choose something to remind us of our visit. This year we chose two pottery mugs with Loons on them. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank KIKI T
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I love stopping at the trading post on my North. The store is really amazing and has everything Canadian you could possibly think of and much more! I always end up buying a bunch of stuff.. Make sure you're hungry since the restaurant here is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank PeruDreamer
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped on the way north and it was in the forest fire time. Smelled like a camp site. Not the worst thing. Store was nice and had a fantastic chivalry shake at restaurant.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thebeamingbumpkin
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This place us truly wonderful. If you are looking for something truly Canadian from flannel lumber jackets to the best Indigenous arts this is where to find it. The only problem is, tour credit card can take a beating, you'll want to fill your home...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Kelly-Lee R
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The Trading Post sells a lot of very unique and original souvenirs, postcards, books on local history, camping & canoeing, First Nations handicraft, knives, one-of-a-kind shirts, apparels and in-house made cream and butter fudge. Although most items are expensive, they can make very distinctive and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Canadian_Guy1000
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this trading post on a recent stay to Grundy Lake Provincial Park. The store itself had a vast assortment of clothing, blankets, souvenirs, jewelry, fudge and jams that it is easy to find something that peaks your interest. After sampling a flavored dip, I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Bettyann55 | Reviewed this property |
I never seen any urns there during my visit.