Directions To
Northern Edge Algonquin

Northern Edge Algonquin is situated on Kawawaymog Lake, Algonquin Park’s #1 Canoe-In access point and located 22km from the nearest town, South River, Ontario.

Arrival Time

Arrival time for most retreats is between 2 – 3pm, which is when our team is prepared to show you to your cabin & help you to settle in before beginning the group experience. If you are running late, please call to confirm your arrival time.

Driving Directions

Click here to print off directions from Google Maps. You can also search for “Northern Edge Algonquin” on your phone in Google Maps or Apple Maps.

Whether North or South-bound, we recommend staying on the highway until South River and exiting via Mountain View Road, continue to the stop lights and turn onto Chemical Road towards Kawawaymog Lake. Alternative shortcuts are not advised as these are back roads with no cell service. Waze and Tesla Navigation are not recommended for this trip due to poor route planning on unmaintained trails.

Once on Chemical Road, cellular service will be interrupted but your GPS may continue to work — either way, keep your eyes peeled for our posted signage along our recommended route which will help to direct you.

If you’re traveling without a GPS – make your way to South River via Highway 11 and use the following directions from there:

  • 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 onto Ottawa Avenue, towards Algonquin Park. Our office should be on your left at 100 Ottawa Ave.  Please note: it may be a left or right hand turn depending on the exit you take into South River.
  • 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 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.

Bus & Train Travel to the Edge

Guests occasional opt 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.

We are eagerly awaiting the return of the Ontario Northland Train with service from Union Station in Toronto to South River.

We provide a transfer to the Edge from South River at a cost of $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.

Northern Edge Algonquin Office

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 main office is where our office team conducts their daily business.

We welcome our guests to drop in for a bathroom stop, meet our guest relations team, and confirm verbal directions for the last leg of the journey – however, office hours are flexible so we may not be in.
Please be aware there is no cellular service past a certain point, so we recommend making any last-minute phone calls from South River.

Need an EV Charge?

As more and more of our guests begin to travel with Electronic Vehicles, and as the Edge is remote and solar-powered (unable to provide a charge), it’s important to know where you can fuel up along the way!

An IVY Charge & Go location is available at South River Brewing Co, right in the town of South River. For Tesla vehicles not compatible with IVY, there are charging stations at 70 King William St in Huntsville, about 1 hour South of the Edge.

EV Charging Station