Welcome Centre

Burk’s Falls Welcome Centre and public washrooms are currently closed due to COVID-19, however the water tap is on. 

The Burk’s Falls Welcome Centre located at 170 Ryerson Crescent (Hwy 520), also serves as the Almaguin Highlands tourist information Centre. The Centre is a great place take a break from driving or while out walking the Village as it is also home to a local proprietor that offers daily freshly baked items along with a variety of cold and hot beverages.  

Within the Welcome Centre visitors will find information on various local attractions, events and community groups, all of which can be enjoyed while visiting or living in the area.   Take a moment to pickup a Heritage River Walk Trail Map, Chamber of Commerce Almaguin Highlands Magazine or any other the pamphlets and flyers to learn more about the community.  

With ample seating on a deck that over looks the Magnetawan River and the Burk's Falls Hydro Electric Dam, the Centre is a great place to sit back and relax, taking in the beautiful scenery of the Village. If you're feeling adventurous take a stroll along the Heritage River Trails where one of many trails will take you along the curves of the Magnetawan Rivers edge.  If your looking to explore more of the community why not participate in the Villages Bike Share Program and cycle the communities marked cycling loops.  The Bike Share program has two locations within the Village, one of which is the Welcome Centre where new and gently used bikes are loaned out along with helmets, allowing for an afternoon of cycling the Highlands. 

As the Welcome Centre is ideally located along the Magnetawan River, the public boat launch and docks are just a short walk west of the Centre.  The docks and boat launch, available to the public provide access to the fast flowing waters of the Magnetawan River for watercraft and anglers alike.  As the river flows swiftly, this is not a recommended swimming location, the Village recommends visitors utilize one of the many public beaches in the area for swimming.   

Within the parking lot of the Centre is a public water tap with municipally serviced and tested water.  This water tap is open from the May long weekend till September, weather dependent.  The Villages asks users to be mindful of consumption as the tap is solely funded by water/waste water ratepayers of the Village. 

If you have an event or service you would like to make the community aware of, contact the Center.

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