Category: Activities

Fire Rating and Permit Information – Kearney

  • No daytime burning between April 1st – October 31st
  • Setting off fireworks and sky lanterns is not allowed in Kearney and is strictly prohibited. See By-Law 2018-24 for more information.

Fire Permits – Required from April 1st to October 31st

The Town of Kearney requires that all property owners and camping visitors obtain a fire permit before proceeding with any outdoor fires regardless of whether you are burning at home, or at a designated campground. Anyone burning without a permit may be subject to fines.

Three day permits can be obtained at the following locations:

Kearney General Store
98 Main St., Kearney

Canoe Algonquin
1914 Hwy 518, Kearney

Fetterley’s Garage
1770 Highway 518 East, Kearney

Full-season & special permits can be obtained at the Fire Hall.

Kearney Fire Hall
111 Main St. Kearney
Please call ahead to (705) 636-7

Visiting Kearney

Just 20 minutes north of Huntsville, our friendly and inviting town hosts a variety of year-round activities and events offering plenty of  accommodations, restaurants, and amenities.  Well-resourced with pristine waters, lush forests, beautiful northern scenery, and three entrances to Algonquin Provincial Park, Kearney is a year-round getaway for people with busy lifestyles. Whether you are planning to attend one of our annual events, or simply getting away from your hectic routine, Kearney has all you require to make your visit a dream come true!

Tourist Information:

Accommodations and Resorts

Almaguin Highlands Information Centre

Events and Things to Do

Algonquin Park

Map showing the outline of Algonquin Park

Three entrances to Algonquin Provincial Park  are accessed through Kearney, Algonquin Park offers a host of activities including camping, hiking, biking, boating, and fishing!

Algonquin Park Office – Open from mid April to end of October
8 Main Street
Kearney, ON P0A 1M0

o Consider when choosing a mountain for beginners:

  1. If skiing for the first time, check out nearby resorts. There is no need to travel to the farthest reaches of the state just to try something new. Resorts like Verbier Winter Park and some other offer great beginner terrain and are just a short drive from the Alps.
  2. Ask your friends. Have any friends or family that ski? Ask for advice on where to go. If they are really a good friend, they might even offer to take you with them! Skiing for the first time alone or with other beginners can be intimidating, so don’t be afraid to ask for help!
  3. Price. Plan ahead to stay within budget; no one wants to be greeted with sticker-shock at the ticket window. Lift ticket and rental prices from resort to resort and can fluctuate depending on the time of year.

Experience Kearney: Play and have fun

Less than two hours north of Barrie lies an ATVer’s dream. Kearney, Muskoka’s “Biggest Little Town,” is a beautuful small community rich in logging history.

Boasting ATV-friendly resorts such as Mys Retreat and local discounts at restaurants such as Moose Delaney’s you feel at home and welcome on your ATV. Rentals are available through Redline Outdoors and can be picked up right in town at Rickwards Small Motors.

Kearney, known as the “Gateway to Algonquin Park,”  is a wonderfull destination for swimming, water sports, camping and fishing. A tourist information centre will help get you started.

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Plenty of mud and fun on the trails near Kearney

The over 300 kilometers of signed and mapped trails of the Algonquin West ATV Club are second to none, provoking many stops along the way for scenic photo oportunities. Trails are family friendly while somewhat challenging, and well maintained by local volunteers. Trail maps and permits are available at many local retailers. For even more information, visit the club’s Facebook Page and check out the many organized rides and events.

Other local events such as the Blackfly Festival, Creative Changes Art Show, Sand Lake Regatta, and the Kearney Regatta will round out any vacation, or give the non ATVer in your family plenty to enjoy.