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.  Arrivals running later than 6pm will need to find dinner on-route.

If you are coming 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. Our office is on the left at 100 Ottawa Ave (see below).  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.
  • 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 u-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 or Apple Maps.

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.

Edge Shuttle

We provide a shuttle to the Edge from the bus stop in South River for $32.50 +hst.  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.