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White River Flower Bed, commemorating origin of Winnie The Pooh

White River is known for the birthplace of A.A. Milne’s famous “Winnie the Pooh”. The bear (named “Winnipeg”) at the London Zoo that the stories started from, was actually brought from White River. The town is located on the Trans-Canada, half way between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. While in White River make sure you take time to tour the state-of-the-art sawmill. There are also a couple of Provincial Parks nearby as well as many beautiful lakes and lodges. Excellent hunting and fishing available.

Township of White River

White River AttractionsFisheman on White Lake

Sawmill Tour

315 Hwy 17, P.O. box 520, White River, Ontario,  P0M 3G0
807.822.1818 Fax: +1807.822.2020

Have an organized tour of the White River Forest Products showing you step by step the transformation of whole trees into lumber. You’ll have a guide explaining ever step of the way and answering questions.

Winnie the Pooh

(807) 822-2450 (summer), (807) 822-2719 (winter), 1-888-517-1673

That’s right! White River is the birthplace of Winnie the Pooh. The bear was left at the London Zoo while its owner, Captain Colbourn, and his regiment was
shipped into battle in France during World War One. Go see the 25 foot statue of Pooh and join in the annual Winnie’s Hometown Festival in late August.

White River, Ontario Area Map

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