The Village of South River

Located on Hwy 11, about half an hour south of North Bay and 2 1/2 hours north of Toronto, South River has a permanent population of about 1,100 which almost doubles in the summer.

The village is the paddling entrance to Algonquin Park and can lay claim to being the second busiest Park access after Hwy 60. South River is a comparatively small, but vibrant community encompassing two provincial parks – Algonquin, 20 kilometres to the east, and Mikisew, 12 kilometres to the west.

The village offers a wide variety of facilities for the whole family, such as the arena with year-round ice, curling clubs, tennis courts, baseball fields, library, daycare, Royal Canadian Legion, Women’s Own Resource Centre, two retirement complexes and a seniors drop-in centre. South River is also home to Ontario’s premier sports camp, The Hockey Opportunity Camp, the famous Bear Chair Co., Swift Canoes and Kayaks and The South River Brewing Company.

Use this Interactive Map of the village. 

Read the latest edition of 'Ripples', our Municipal newsletter for an assortment of useful information.

Latest News

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Chris Fraser

Chris Fraser MLEO

Zoning by law passage Dec 6
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-laws

Passage of zoning by-laws 106 Ottawa Ave, 22 Marie St, and 291 Highway 124

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Christmas in the Village 2021

South River Christmas in the Village Celebrations Friday, December 10, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the South River - Machar Community Centre

Village of South River News

Notice of Public Meeting

Upcoming Events

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WATER Shadows by Julia White

Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
By Donation

WATER Shadows Installation at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave. South River

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Crystal Cave Annual Holiday Market

Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Outdoor Fires, Antique Sleigh Photo Booth, Artisans, Hot Drinks & Treats, Celtic Holiday Music & all the Crystals