Burk's Falls is an incorporated village in the Almaguin Highlands region of Parry Sound District, Canada, located 265 kilometres north of Toronto and 90 kilometres south of North Bay, Ontario. The village, the waterfall on the site, were named by David Francis Burk of Oshawa, after he selected the land surrounding the waterfall in the Free Land Grant Act. Burk's Falls is part of the Magnetawan River waterway. Located about 60 kilometres west of Algonquin Provincial Park in picturesque cottage country, Burk's Falls is at the intersection of Ontario Highway 11 and the Magnetawan River, it is an enclave within Armour Township. The area is set amid the fresh-water bodies; the area around Burk's Falls was first settled by loggers during the 1860s. At that time, the only access to the region was via the Magnetawan River from Georgian Bay, or through the forests of the unsurveyed townships, north of Bracebridge. After 1875 the Rosseau-Nipissing Colonization Road allowed access to the south. In 1879 steamboat service was established to the foot of the falls, from the historic village of Magnetawan.
Railway service came to Burk's Falls in 1886, with the opening of Northern and Pacific Junction Railway, absorbed by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1888. The Village of Burk's Falls was incorporated in 1890. A rare swing bridge was completed over the Magnetawan, just west of Burk's Falls; this growth has been limited and Burk's Falls has not amalgamated with any nearby towns such as Katrine. The population has remained steady over the last decades, standing around 1000. Expansion of Highway 11 as a dual carriageway has prompted a new interchange. Located in Burk's Falls is the Outward Bound Canadian Base Camp. Map of Burk's Falls The Municipality of the Village of Burk's Falls Ontario, Canada Burk's Falls Ontario Almaguin Highlands Region and Communities in Ontario Almaguin News 2011 Census Profile
Whitestone is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, as well as the name of a community within the township. The township, located in the Parry Sound District, had a population of 916 in the Canada 2016 Census. In 2000, the Municipality of Whitestone was formed out of Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District and incorporated by the Parry Sound District Restructuring Commission; the new municipality includes the geographic townships of East Burpee, Burton, McKenzie, Ferrie and part of Croft, as well as the communities of Ardbeg, Maple Island, the village of Whitestone. A popular attraction was once the Ardbeg fire tower, one of the last remaining manned towers in Southern Ontario until the early 1970s when aerial forest fire detection took over, it stood on a small hill. The township comprises the communities of Ardbeg, Bolger, Dunchurch, Lorimer Lake, Maple Island, South Magnetawan, Sunny Slope and Whitestone; the municipality's vegetation is dominated by white pine trees, the area is dotted with many lakes, including Wahwashkesh Lake, Shawanaga Lake, Whitestone Lake, Lorimer Lake.
The three major rivers are Magnetawan River, Shawanaga River, Naiscoot River, all flowing west into Georgian Bay. Population trend: Population in 2011: 918 Population in 2006: 1030 Population in 2001: 853 Population in 1996: 802 Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 416 Mother tongue: English as first language: 88.4% French as first language: 2.9% English and French as first language: 0% Other as first language: 8.7% List of townships in Ontario Municipality of Whitestone official site Dunchurch Ontario, Almaguin Highlands Regional Portal
McMurrich/Monteith is a municipality and census subdivision in the Almaguin Highlands region of Parry Sound District, Canada. The municipality was formed in 1998 through an amalgamation of the former Township of McMurrich and the eastern two-thirds of the unincorporated Township of Monteith; the remaining portion of Monteith became part of Seguin. Part of the area's name is named for John McMurrich; the township includes the communities of Axe Lake, Bear Lake, Haldane Hill, McMurrich and Whitehall. Population trend: Population in 2016: 824 Population in 2011: 779 Population in 2006: 791 Population in 2001: 766 Population in 1996: 723 According to the 2016 Census, McMurrich/Monteith has a population of 824 people over a territory of 278.13 km². The number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents were 386, out of a total of 839 dwellings. Mother tongue statistics for the 2006 census are as follows: English as first language: 90.6% French as first language: 1.9% English and French as first language: 0% Other as first language: 7.5% Doe Lake Buck Lake Axe Lake Johnson Lake Hunters Lake Bear Lake Horn Lake List of townships in Ontario Township of McMurrich/Monteith Sprucedale Ontario Almaguin Highlands Region and Communities in Ontario Bear Lake Ontario Almaguin Highlands Region and Communities in Ontario Sprucedale Seniors' Friendship Club Sprucedale Seniors' Friendship Club
Nipissing is an incorporated township in Parry Sound District in Central Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Almaguin Highlands region. Nipissing was surveyed between 1874 and 1881, was incorporated in 1888. Among the first settlers in the area were the Beatty families. Nipissing Township annexed Gurd Township in 1970; the township contains a community named Nipissing, located on the South River near Chapman's Landing, on the South Bay of Lake Nipissing. The township administrative offices are located in Nipissing; the township includes the communities of Alsace, Christian Valley, Hotham and Wade's Landing. The founder of Nipissing, John Beattie arrived by canoe from Eganville in 1862, he was looking for land suitable for settlement. To lay claim to the property, he made brush piles, was granted free land by the Government of Ontario. Around 1869 James Chapman and his wife, Phoebe Edwards, built their first house and barn at the top of the chutes that took their name; the family farmed the area and James carried the mail by canoe, dog team and horse on a route stretching 200 miles between the villages of Magnetawan and Mattawa.
The Chapman Valley and Chapman Township near Magnetawan are named after the family. James and Phoebe are among the pioneers buried in the Nipissing village cemetery; the Chapman family donated the land to the municipal government, the landing became a municipal boat launch, public dock and swimming hole for village children. Supplies were brought into Nipissing from Pembroke by canoe over the Champlain Trail, as well as the South River. Nipissing village became the main route for shipping supplies. Around 1875 a colonization road was completed which connected tiny Nipissing village to Rosseau near Parry Sound in the south and this created road travel and another route for shipment of supplies. An Ontario Historical Plaque was erected at the Nipissing Township Museum by the province to commemorate the Rosseau-Nipissing Road's role in Ontario's heritage. However, in 1886 the Northern and Pacific Junction Railway connected Gravenhurst to Callander cutting out Nipissing village from its main route and the life of the village as a key port began to fade.
Named in 1879 after the lake, on whose south shore it is located. The community of Nipissing in the township, 25 km south of North Bay, was called Nipissingan in 1870, but its name was changed to Nipissing in 1881; the township is served in its northern part by Ontario Highway 534 and Ontario Highway 654, which connect east to Ontario Highway 11 at the communities of Powassan and Callander respectively. The township is served across its southern part by Ontario Highway 522, which connects east to Highway 11 at Trout Creek and west to Ontario Highway 69 at the community of Cranberry. According to the Canada 2016 Census: Population: 1,707 % Change: 0.2 Dwellings: 1051 Area: 393.80 Density: 4.3 List of townships in Ontario Official website
Powassan is a municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario, located near North Bay. Powassan is located in the Almaguin Highlands region of Parry Sound District, at its easternmost boundary with the Nipissing District; the municipality includes the population centres of Powassan and Trout Creek, both along Highway 11. Taken from a First Nations name that means "bend", Powassan's original settlement was at the bend of the South River; the location today is known as the Bingham Chute, is where the present hydro plant is. The village of Powassan began in/about 1880 with the construction of a grist mill. Mill employees built their houses in that section of the village. A construction camp for the Northern and Pacific Junction Railway was established at Powassan in 1885; this section of track completed in 1886, was taken over by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1888 and absorbed by Canadian National Railways in 1923. In 1886, the operation of the Northern and Pacific Junction Railway between Gravenhurst and Nipissing Junction saw the development of a second settlement near the railroad.
Christopher Armstrong and William Faulkner Clark were granted two lots by the Crown, lots 15 and 16 in the 12th concession of the Township of Himsworth. The 15th sideroad of the Township of Himsworth was the road allowance reserve between the two lots, the present-day Main Street, Powassan's main thoroughfare. Armstrong divided lot 15 into sections. Clark's plans are registered as numbers 43 and 57. On November 30, 1904, a Royal Proclamation was issued that declared that Powassan was a separate and new municipality. In the same proclamation, the citizens were constituted a body corporate under the name of the Corporation of the Town of Powassan. In 1906, the present town hall was built; the current Municipality of Powassan came into being on January 1, 2001 as a result of the amalgamation of the Town of Powassan, Town of Trout Creek and the Township of South Himsworth. The two main communities in the town are Trout Creek. List of townships in Ontario Municipality of Powassan Powassan & District Union Public Library Powassan Ontario, Almaguin Highlands Region and Communities in Ontario
McKellar is a township and census subdivision in Parry Sound District, Canada. Per the 2016 Census, it has a population of 1111. McKellar is named for Archibald McKellar, a member of the legislative assemblies for the province of Canada and Ontario. McKellar is the primary and largest community within the township, located along Provincial Highway 124, it was known as Armstrong's Rapids, but the name McKellar was given when the post office opened in the community in 1870. Other population centres within the township are: Broadbent Hurdville Population trend: Population in 2011: 1144 Population in 2006: 1080 Population in 2001: 933 Population in 1996: 939 Population in 1991: 879Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 520 Mother tongue: English as first language: 92.6% French as first language: 1.9% English and French as first language: 0% Other as first language: 5.5% List of townships in Ontario McKellar - A Rich History Township of McKellar
Magnetawan First Nation
The Magnetawan First Nation is an Ojibwe First Nation community in Ontario, Canada. The community is situated on reserve lands in Ontario. Magnetawan No. 1 is a First Nation reserve 6 km east of Georgian Bay, south of Sudbury, with an area of 47 km², occupied by the Magnetawan First Nation, an Ojibwe band. As of 2008/2009, its resident registered population is 233. Although the mother tongue is Ojibwe, English is the most spoken