South River Ontario

Sunrise Hint of Colour Color in the Meadow Farm Burks Falls Farm with new Hwy 11 lanes in the distance
South River Ontario photo

Many people have described South River as “A friendly community surrounded by natural beauty”.

South River Ontario is the paddling gateway to Algonquin and Mikisew Provincial Parks.  It is home to an annual ‘Festival of the Arts’ and is at the center of the ‘Forgotten Trails’ Network of hiking and biking trails, as well as waterways for canoeing.

This Network follows the routes of the aboriginal people of the region, the earliest colonial settlement roads and canoe waterways into the park.  Winter trails include dog-sled adventures into Algonquin Park and an extensive snowmobile trail system.  There are outdoor adventures for all wants, needs and seasons.
Situated at the heart of the Almaguin Highlands, this
is the perfect spot to start your exploration of this beautiful and rugged region.

The numerous artisans that call the South River vicinity home welcome you to their studios and the Annual Festival of the Arts in mid-August.  This is just one of the several festivals held annually.  Others include: Winterfest in mid-February, Canada Day celebrations, and the Agricultural Society Fall Fair on the weekend after Labour Day.

Local Sites of interest in South River

South River Map South River Events

Near North Snowdrifters Almaguin Adult Learning Centre

Eagle Lake Conservation Association     Eagle Lake Conservation Association

Algonquin Disc Golf     Almaguin Arts Council

South River Ontario - At the northeast of Algonquin Park       The Nature Natives Art Gallery

News stories of interest For Area Residents

Almaguin resident hopes to make South River ice skating trail a reality

Difficult year on Eagle Lake leads to Friends of Almaguin Hospice

Get free firewood and help feed a local family at Bear Chair in South River

NEW BUSINESS: South River Freshmart is jumping

South River Tourist Operators are finalists for tourism award

Looking for accommodations?

Here is some of our B&B's in the Almaguin Highlands.

Bed & Breakfasts