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 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.

View the Village of South River's Strategic Plan here or a Physical copy is located in our office.

Use this Interactive Map of the Village as a zoning guide.

For Newcomers to the Village of South River see our New Welcome Newsletter!

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

Visit Explore South River to Experience history, culture, arts, recreation, learning and entertainment in South River, Ontario. Follow for upcoming events and project updates!


Latest News

Village of South River News
Temporary Part-time Gardener Required

Village is hiring

Summer Hours Now In Effect!
Summer Hours Now In Effect!

Summer Hours Now In Effect!

map showing location of 92 Ottawa Ave.
Notice of Public Meeting June 11, 2024

Proposed Amendment to Institutional Zoning at 92 Ottawa Ave.

Village of South River News
South River - Machar HOC Day Camp!

South River - Machar HOC Day Camp has returned for 2024!

Upcoming Events

South River Car Show!
South River Car Show!

Thursday, July 25-Monday, October 7, 2024
Free to Attend

South River Meet'n Cruise Car Show

Classic Auto Show in Tom Thomson Park
Classic's In Tom Thomson Park

Saturday, July 27, 2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free to Attend

Classic's In Tom Thomson Park

South River Agriculture Society Golf Flyer
SRMAS Golf for Agriculture

Saturday, July 27, 2024 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

South River Machar Agricultural Society Golf for Agriculture!

SRM Library Summer  Kids Program
SRM Library Summer Kids' Program

Tuesday, July 30-Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Free to Attend

SRM Library Summer Kid's Program