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About UFRCA

The Upper French River Cottagers' Association are cottage owners dedicated to the preservation of the natural beauty of this part of Canada. Our volunteer board spearheads initiatives on behalf of our members that ensure future generations can enjoy The River. That is our legacy! 

Our Environmental Commitment

The Environmental Committee of the UFRCA is dedicated to understanding water quality, identifying fire or climate-related risks, respecting Indigenous lands, and promoting healthy recreational use of the French River and Lake Nipissing.  The UFRCA encourages ongoing clean-ups of forever plastics or other garbage that may be found on land or in water. The UFRCA shares information on water, wildfires, or other weather hazards and works to mobilize efforts to safeguard the natural beauty and health of the French River. 

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    Welcome To The Upper French River Cottagers' Association Website

    The Upper French River lies between Lake Nipissing and the Chaudiere Dams at Dokis First Nation. It is part of the French River which flows from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay. The Upper French River is home to the citizens of Dokis First Nation, the summer residence of hundreds of cottagers and a vacation destination.

    The French River is a historic First Nation and fur trade canoe route that contributed significantly to the opening and settlement of Western Canada. It is  a Provincial Park and one of Canada's Heritage Rivers

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    Latest News Bulletins
    Go to our News & Weather menu tab to access more information.

    Read the spring 2024 update letter from UFRCA President, Amanda Mainville, here.

    Current memberships will expire June 30th. We've launched our 2024 membership campaign. To renew, click here and go to our online 2024/25 membership form. Not a member, check out the benefits of being a UFRCA member or click here to go to our 2024/25 membership form. A UFRCA membership includes an individual FOCA membership!

    *May 24th - water levels have fallen about 10 inches since May 2nd. About normal for this time of year. 
    *As of May 2nd, water levels on the UPPER 
    FRENCH RIVER were approximately 6 inches below 2019 high-water marks. Check out this latest bulletin report. The bulletin refers to two locations as being on the 'Upper French River' but they are below the Chaudier Dams. 

    A copy of the latest Emergency and Important phone number list is available here. Print a copy and keep it handy for easy access.

    Recent news reports carry predictions for another active wildfire season. Click here to go to our fire smart information page. 

    Website Navigation Changes. The News tab has been renamed to News & Weather. Weather links that were on the 
    Environment tab have been moved News & Weather. The 911/Fire Smart tab has been renamed to Safety. 911 and fire safety info can be found here along with other safety information. 
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