What is the Explore South River Project

What is The Explore South River Project:

A project of PARC Association working with community allies:

  • Collecting our historical and cultural stories.
  • Creating multimedia versions of the stories in photo, text, audio, video
  • Anchoring 12 stories on the land with interpretive panels.
  • Linking to online media that comes to life at the panels on handheld devices.
  • Creating a print and digital map of all South River area art, recreation, culture, learning and entertainment assets as well as traveller centric assets like where to eat, sleep and a variety of parks and trails to enjoy: Forgotten Trails, Forgotten Tales, Walking & Bike trails, Snowmobile, etc.
  • Training to create new experiences to sell to visitors and putting them on the map!
  • An inclusive events calendar of all public arts, recreation, culture, entertainment events happening in the South River area.


  • Grant funds will match every contribution, donation, membership, sponsorship, etc. (ie. $1 = $3).  
  • The project will have a total value of over $70,000 with at least $45,000 already confirmed.
  • Money will be used to pay local people and businesses to complete project tasks wherever possible.
  • PARC and partners will host ad-hoc committees to do whatever it takes to successfully complete the project.

When (The project gets underway this month!):

  • Fundraising through donations, membership, and sponsorship starts Nov 7th.
  • Community story-telling and storyteller events begin late November.
  • Applications for paid and unpaid positions co-working to bring the Explore South River Project to life.

(*Note: Member locations outside the boundary of printed map will only be featured in online map)