Burks Falls

Agriculture

Our Story

The South Almaguin Highlands, bordering on the world-famous Algonquin Park, is an area of numerous lakes, rivers, and forests in the Georgian Bay watershed. Our climate offers warm and sunny summers and cold crisp winters. The maple tree defines both spring and fall, from gathering maple sap in the spring to offering the most spectacular fall colours. From Algonquin Park the Magnetewan River winds its way through Armour and Ryerson townships, and into the Village of Burk’s Falls, passing Pickerel, Jack, Doe, Three Mile, Cecebe and a host of smaller lakes and streams to the shores of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. It is no wonder that the beauty of our landscape was captured on canvas by the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson: large outcroppings of rocky pre-Cambrian granite offset by blue lakes and majestic pines. We are also blessed with provincially significant wetland areas, which play host annually to millions of birds passing through or staying for the summer. Our good agricultural land is ideal for mixed farming.