Burk's Falls Real Estate Listings and Information
Nestled in the heart of the Almaguin Highlands and the Near North cottage country, the area around Burk's Falls was first settled by loggers during the 1860's. One of these settlers was David Francis Burk of Oshawa, who beached his canoe at the foot of the falls on the beautiful Magnetawan River in the autumn of 1875. He chose his land under the Free Land Grant Act. Mr. Burk and Mr. Knight, who had arrived about the same time, made what might have been the first governmental decision in the village, they flipped a coin, and the settlement became known as Burk's Falls. The Village of Burk's Falls was incorporated in 1890.
The Village of Burk's Falls is located 165 miles north of Toronto on Hwy. 11 corridor between Huntsville and North Bay at the junction of Highways 11 and 520 in the District of Parry Sound. The Village is situated 55 miles south of North Bay and 20 miles north of Huntsville. Burk's Falls is 780 acres with 435 households.
Although amalgamation is being discussed, it is likely that the 'current local government status' will remain in effect for a few years to come.
Water services on a metered basis. Currently we have 2 deep artesian wells with average daily capacity of 120,000 gallons and an average daily consumption of 90,000. Water is provided by two Aquifers, operated by the Ontario Clean Water Agency.
Hydro, supplied by the Lakeland Power Co. 7200 and 44 KVA lines available. (subject to negotiations)
Natural Gas is within the Village.
Curbside garbage and recycling pick up (non-industrial).
Water & Sewer Lines. (subject to negotiations)
10 Acres currently available for Industrial Development.
Fire Protection: The Burk's Falls & District Fire Department is a volunteer Fire Department with 21 firefighters. The Village is equipped with hydrants to provide fire protection.
Health care: The Muskoka Parry Sound Health Unit have an office in the Village.
A medical clinic, Doctors, physiotherapy office, homecare.
The Burk's Falls and District Health Centre provides 24 hour urgent care, 6 beds, nursing care, meals on wheels programs.
There are two financial institutions in the Village, Royal Bank of Canada and the Kawartha Credit Union, Parry Sound-Muskoka Division.