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 for zoning information.

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

Latest News

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Office Closure for Staff Training

Friday February 10th 2023

Village of South River News
Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook

Bulletin issued by Parry Sound District, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

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2023 Recycling Calendar and Tax and Water Due Date

The 2022 Waste and Recycling Calendar and 2022 Tax and Water Due Dates are now available

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Notice - Procedural By-law Update

Draft ProceduralBy-law 02-2023

Upcoming Events

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Trivia Night

Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the SRMAS Winterfest at the South River Brewing Co.

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Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, February 11, 2023 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Hosted by the South River Machar Arena & Community Centre

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Craft Sale

Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hosted by the South River Machar Agriculture Society & South River Brewery

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Public Skating

Sunday, February 12 1:00 PM-Tue February 21, 2023 3:00 PM

Hosted by the South River Machar Community Centre & Arena