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


Area Map Local Events


Near North Snowdrifters

Algonquin Disc Golf Almaguin Arts Council

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



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