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Adventure starts
at the South Gate

Closer. Quieter. Better.

Algonquin Park South Gate

A Better way to arrive

Time is valuable and since the journey is the destination we know you’ll love the trip to the South Gate. Some say the roads leading here are more scenic than the rest and we can assure you they are shorter. Don’t expect multi-lane highways or backed up weekend traffic, this is the quiet more serene way to where you want to be.

from Toronto

– 2hrs 56 mins –

Skip the traffic on the 400 and drive the beautiful scenic 115. You’ll soon be surrounded by trees, not trucks.

from Ottawa

– 2hrs 46 mins –

Explore a new way into Algonquin Park and enjoy the amenities at South Gate.

from Peterborough

– 1hrs 32 mins –

A quick and easy drive up the 115. Avoid the longer drive, larger crowds; and get straight to nature!

About Us

Discover the South Gate

Generations of adventure seekers have chosen to step into the stillness of Algonquin Park looking for a breath of fresh air and to disconnect. Far removed from the bustling East and West gates we like to think of our local access as being a much more relaxing experience. Our local partners are ready to accommodate you and invite you to stay, eat and play in the South Gate.

Our Partners


Our accommodation options are as Authentically Canadian as they come. Find out more or book an overnight stay with one of our accomodators.

Our Partners


Enjoy freshly prepared meals.

Our Partners


Get outfitted for adventure when you arrive or book a guided adventure.


As much as we’d like to think that you might keep this place a secret, we know you won’t – at least not until you reach cell service again. Tag #algonquinsouth or tell a friend! We welcome you back to Algonquin Park’s south gate to tread lightly and leave with more memories to last a lifetime.

Hello December! πŸ‘‹ β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ ...

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Hint of the northern lights tonight at the Algonquin Eco-Lodge.


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Sweet Sixty Series -2🎨 Second 5x7 oil painting based on a beautiful day at Algonquin South. Love all the foliage including the older trees than have their own stories to tell. ...

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The final weekend of our 2023 season was particularly special, as David and Nicole got married. Our friends at White Pines Photography, once more, recorded this special day.


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Beautiful Benoir Lake on rainy fall day.🌧 ...

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Fall camping on Kingscote Lake.
Simply beautiful!
@myhaliburtonhighlands #comewander #algonquinsouth #fallcamping

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The drive into Kingscote Lake at the Algonquin South Gate is SO beautiful right now! Join Gus for a little taste of autumn bliss!
#myhaliburtonhighlands #algonquinsouth #wildlyauthentic #deeprootsadventure #workingdogsofinstagram #augustuswild @adventuresofgidgetandgussie @ampmoutdoorgourmet @algonquin_south @south_algonquin_trails @algonquin_eco_lodge @solowayoutletharcourt

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Can you tell that there has been a wet dog shaking in the car? Someone clean the windows! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜…. But seriously, this is the perfect time of year for a road trip to the Algonquin South Gate! Look at those colours!
#myhaliburtonhighlands #comewander #wildlyauthentic #deeprootsadventure #algonquinsouth #algonquinsouthgate #leafpeeping #algonquinprovincialpark #algonquinpark #roadtrip #gearshedonwheels #dogownerproblems

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Algonquin Provincial Park is one of the most popular places in the province to see the fall colours. This weekend, the park is expected to be at full capacity for day-use at the Hwy 60 Corridor. Instead of dealing with traffic and crowds, why not visit Algonquin Park's South Gate? algonquin_south gate is quieter and a closer drive from the GTA. When booking a day pass from Ontario Parks, select the Kingscote Lake Access Point. southalgonquinresort is directly across the street from this gate and you are welcome to come and visit our park (even if not staying with us) as we have a fantastic restaurant on site ampmoutdoorgourmet, for anyone to enjoy.

πŸ“· taken at the South Gate a few days ago

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