Our Community

Our Community

The Municipality of French River envelops 4 communities, Monetville, Noëlville, Ouellette, and Alban, The Municipality is located along the French River which is 80 km South East of the City of Greater Sudbury, and 100 km North of Parry Sound on Highway 69.

The Municipality has a permanent population of 2,662 which expands in the summer months due to seasonal residents to approximately 5000. We are surrounded by panoramic landscapes and rivers that flow 110 kilometres from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay and is considered the dividing line between Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario.

There is a great sense of community in this area with the help of annual events, activities, volunteers, community members, local groups and organizations.


Mission Statement

The Municipality of French River, in preserving its natural heritage and environment, sustains a high quality of life for its citizens, and advances the community’s interests in an accountable, transparent and efficient manner through friendly, personalized service and consistent, two way communication.

Vision Statement

The Municipality of French River is a vibrant, welcoming and family-based community that is committed to positive, sustainable growth.  A scenic environment, friendliness of neighbours, diversity of cultures and small town feel make French River the community of choice to live, work, visit and vacation.