Northern Edge Algonquin is situated on Kawawaymog Lake, Algonquin Park’s #1 Canoe-In access point.  Located 22km from the town of South River, the retreat centre is your home away from home, in nature.

Arrival Time

Arrival time on day one is between 1 – 3pm, which is when our team is prepared to show you to your cabin & help you to settle in.

If you are running late, please call to confirm your arrival time.  If you will be arriving after 6pm, please let us know if you would like a plate of dinner set aside for you.

If you are traveling from Toronto, we recommend leaving the city by 11am.

Driving Directions

  • Take the “Mountain View Road” exit from Highway 11.  Follow signs to the town of South River and follow the green provincial signs to Kawawaymog Lake, Algonquin Park.
  • At the South River lights, turn right onto Ottawa Avenue, towards Algonquin Park. Our office is on your left at 100 Ottawa Ave.  Please note: if you take a different exit from Highway 11, it may be a left-hand turn.
  • Continue driving East on Ottawa Ave, crossing a bridge on a long causeway leading to Kawawaymog (Round) Lake.
  • Continue on the same road for 22km, following reflective Northern Edge signs to help to guide your way.  At the Algonquin Park Kawawaymog Lake parking lot, turn right, up and over a hill.  Make a sharp left turn when you reach the bottom of the hill to enter our driveway.

The Edge does not have a street address.  Have a GPS?  Enter our GPS coordinates: 45.918512  -79.183917 or UTM coordinates: Northing: 5086597 Easting: 640829

Click here to print off directions from Google Maps. You can also search for us on your phone in Google Maps.  Please note that Apple Maps, while previously spot on, now has incorrect directions that will not direct you to the Edge.

Our Office

Located right by the traffic lights at 100 Ottawa Avenue in South River, sharing a building with the South River Indoor Golfers Club, our office is where our guest relations team & program coordinators conduct their daily business.

Guests are welcome to stop in to say hi, use the bathroom, and confirm they are going the right direction.  Please be aware there is no cellular service past a certain point, so we recommend making any last-minute phone calls from South River.

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Bus or Shuttle to South River

Many guests choose to leave their car behind, opting to catch the Ontario Northland Bus Service from Bay Street or Yorkdale Mall in Toronto, with service to South River, Ontario.

Guests arriving via Toronto Pearson Airport may find the Northern Airport Shuttle Service to be a convenient option to South River.

Shuttle Service: South River -> NEA

We provide a shuttle to the Edge from the bus stop in South River for $32.50 +hst/person.  This service must be booked in advance: be sure to let us know your estimated arrival time.  On departure day we encourage guests heading to town to ride-share. This helps to lower our overall carbon emissions.

Shuttle Service: North Bay <-> NEA

From time to time, guests arrive & depart from Jack Garland Airport in North Bay.  Providing a team member is available to provide a North Bay shuttle, we price this service at $175 +hst/person (both ways included).