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South River Run

Canoe Trail

Length27 km / 16.8 mi (about 4 days)

Location Village of South River
Difficulty easy to medium, depending on the time of year
Portages Some sections of the river contain white water, and portaging may be required
Access Points Forest Lake, in the Village of South River

Topo Maps 1:50,000 scale

  • 31 E/14 – South River


“One of Ontario’s lost canoe routes”, the River Run off an entry level scenic day paddle. Be prepared in the summer and fall to walk shallow sections. The route is navigable from both directions, though the River flows in a northwesterly direction. If paddlers are travelling east, they will reach an access point into Algonquin Provincial Park.

Directions (to Trout Lake)

From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for about 57 km (35.4 mi). Turn left at Ottawa Street and right at Dufferin Street. Dufferin will turn left and become Ena Avenue. Continue onto Tom Thomson Lane and take a slight left at Howard Street. A canoe access point is located 27 km (16.8 mi) further down at the side of the River.

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