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
Council Schedule Time and Date Change!

Council Schedule Time and Date Change Click 'Learn more' to read more!

Christmas in the Village Card Front
Christmas in the Village

Christmas in the Village! Read More on fun Events and Activities below!

Map showing property next to railway on Main Street
Notice of Public Meeting Dec 11 5:30PM

Zoning By-law Amendment 48 Main St.

Village of South River News
Notice of Passing - Minor Variance

Minor Variance - 14 Howard St - Setbacks

Upcoming Events

Featured Artist Kelly Ruth
NAISA presents Threads of an Unwritten Future by Kelly Ruth

Friday, December 8 1:00 PM-Sun December 10, 2023 2:00 PM
Pay-What-You-Can Donation for in-person

NAISA presents Threads of an Unwritten Future by Kelly Ruth

Basketball Every Friday Until April 26th
Almaguin Basketball

Friday, December 8, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Almaguin Pickup Basketball!

Poster Advertising the Almaguin Highlands Secondary School against the OPP in a Hockey match.
Almaguin Highlanders VS. The O.P.P.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 12:30 PM

Almaguin Highlanders VS the OPP in Hockey!