Information for Residents

Discover the Beauty of White River

Welcome to White River, a progressive and vibrant community located midway between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie in the heartland of Northeastern Ontario. Set amongst a stunning landscape of lush boreal forest, and abundant fresh water lakes and rivers, White River boasts rugged beauty and a hearty climate, where wildlife and adventure thrive.

Perhaps best known as the hometown of Winnie the Pooh, White River holds an annual festival commemorating the bear cub who became the inspiration of author A. A. Milne.

Read the true story of Winnie The Pooh!


Residents of our area enjoy a quality of life second-to-none. From the moment you arrive, you will find a real sense of community and friendship, where raising a family and enjoying the spectacular outdoors becomes a natural way of life.

With tourism on the rise, White River's economy is increasing, making our town an ideal location for your next business venture. Come explore White River Ontario -- we truly have it all!

Frequently Asked Questions About Moving to White River

Link to Economic Development Page

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Resident News

July 8th, 2020 - Service Canada Releases COVID-19 Recovery Programs for Individuals and Employers

Read an outline of Service Canada recovery programs to relieve some financial stress of COVID-19

Click our links to be directed to Service Canada's list of recovery programs


Senior Citizens One-Time $500 Payment

Individual Recovery Programs - Page 1

Individual Recovery Programs - Page 2

Individual Recovery Programs - Page 3

Individual Recovery Programs - Page 4


Employer Recovery Programs - Page 1

Employer Recovery Programs - Page 2

Employer Recovery Programs - Page 3

June 9th, 2020 - Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic LOGO Contest

Help make your mark on healthcare in White River!

Submit your entries to - deadline is July 3rd, 2020.