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Welcome to
South Algonquin

a place just beyond...

Nature’s Call

Wolves howling. Leaves rustling. Water splashing. Heed the call of nature and escape to South Algonquin - your authentic, incomparable, all-season wilderness destination just a few hours north of Toronto.

The Perfect Getaway

Whether you’re looking to stay, eat, see or do something spectacular, our warm and charming hosts are ready to say g’day and introduce you to the wonders of South Algonquin.

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Undiscovered Places

From cotton-candy sunsets at our beaches, to white water bubbling down rivers, massive ice walls on granite outcrops, and tree-lined emerald horizons across shimmering lakes, South Algonquin’s secret places will tug at your heart long after you leave.

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Tourism for Good

From here or away, old or young, Canadian or international, our business ambassadors believe everyone can help communities thrive. We support safe, inclusive, regenerative tourism relationships throughout our township.

Build Traditions & Lasting Memories

When was the last time you stepped away from the glow of your phone? Or, tried a little “off-the-grid” living? In South Algonquin, our rhythm of life is different. Guided more by the changing seasons, the rise and fall of the sun and moon, and the unexpected, awe-inspiring presence of natural wonders, we treasure what each unique day has to offer and care deeply about the place we call home. Come experience a different way of living in Ontario’s hinterland.


Our promise to you? We’re off the beaten path, but not beyond your reach.

Enjoy Life on the Water

From canoeing, to swimming at sunset or fishing from land, boat or ice, find out why South Algonquin is the perfect place to enjoy life by the water.

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From Unexpected Moments to Endless Possibilities

Experience a world beyond what you already know


Immerse Yourself In Nature

With over 800 square kilometers to explore, discover some of Ontario’s greatest trails, darkest skies, and awe-inspiring spots to watch wildlife.

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Travel Ideas


Discover travel ideas for your next South Algonquin getaway

See What's Happening

Stay connected and explore our upcoming events

  • “One Fine Day” Zine 2023
    “One Fine Day” Zine 2023
    May 15, 2023
    A zine is a homemade publication devoted to specialized and unconventional subject matter. Our community zine “One Fine Day” is a quirky, eclectic collection of content paying tribute to everything South Algonquin from the early days to the present, written by and for the people of this community.
  • Dark Sky Astronomy
    Dark Sky Astronomy
    Nightly from June to Thanksgiving
    Whitney, 29924 ON-60, Whitney, ON K0J 2M0, Canada
    Whitney, 29924 ON-60, Whitney, ON K0J 2M0, Canada
    Blast off into the furthest galaxies, see the Perseid Meteor shower and learn more about a topic that has fascinated humans across the ages - space! Check out some of South Algonquin's excellent stargazing locations, equipped with parking, restroom facilities and excellent night skies.
  • Blackfly Festival
    Blackfly Festival
    Back in 2023!!
    Camp Bongopix
    Camp Bongopix
    Camp Bongopix
    The purpose of the Whitney Blackfly Festival is simple: to celebrate quality live music during a special time of year. The spirit of our gathering is to harness positive energy during a time when many are tempted to feel negative about nature because of the dreaded blackfly swarms.
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