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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

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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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SABA Continues to Fundraise Throughout 2022!

See What's Happening

Stay connected and explore our upcoming events

  • Grand Opening - Madawaska Lodge Restaurant
    Oct 05, 5:00 p.m. – Oct 06, 9:00 p.m.
    Lake Saint Peter, ON-523, Lake Saint Peter, ON K0L 2K0, Canada
    GRAND OPENING! Madawaska Lodge Restaurant - October 5, 2022. Whether you would like a quick snack on the run or a sit down meal to socialize with friends and family this is the place. Come and enjoy a delicious meal in a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Howl Photo Convention
    Fri, Oct 21
    Bongopix Tavern
    Oct 21, 8:00 a.m. – Oct 23, 5:00 p.m.
    Bongopix Tavern, Galeairy Lake Rd, Whitney, ON K0J 2M0, Canada
    Countless photographers travel through Highway 60 in search of wildlife, purely dark skies, and untamed landscapes. We're a solid community of passionate artists and nature enthusiasts. But rarely do we meet face to face. HOWL is meant to connect us crazy nature lovers together for a weekend.
  • Dark Sky Astronomy
    Nightly from June to Thanksgiving
    Whitney
    Nightly from June to Thanksgiving
    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
    Back in 2023!!
    Camp Bongopix
    Back in 2023!!
    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.
  • “One Fine Day” Zine is Back!
    May 15, 2022
    Online
    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.
  • Whitney Recreation Committee
    Various
    Whitney, Ontario
    Various
    Whitney, Ontario
    Providing recreational events to our community.