Head, Clara and Maria

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Head, Clara and Maria
Township (lower-tier)
United Townships of Head, Clara and Maria
Highway 17 and Ottawa River at Deux-Rivières
Highway 17 and Ottawa River at Deux-Rivières
Head, Clara and Maria is located in Southern Ontario
Head, Clara and Maria
Head, Clara and Maria
Coordinates: 46°10′N 78°00′W / 46.167°N 78.000°W / 46.167; -78.000Coordinates: 46°10′N 78°00′W / 46.167°N 78.000°W / 46.167; -78.000
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Renfrew
Incorporated 1878
 • Mayor Robert Reid
 • Total 728.15 km2 (281.14 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 235
 • Density 0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span Deux Rivières - K0J 1R0; Bissett Creek - K0J 1E0; Stonecliffe - K0J 2K0; Mackey - K0J 2B0;
Area code(s) 613 705
Website www.townshipsof

Head, Clara and Maria, officially the United Townships of Head, Clara and Maria, is a municipality and incorporated township in Renfrew County in eastern Ontario, Canada, It is on the Ottawa River and on the northern edge of Algonquin Park.

Virtually all the communities (Deux-Rivières, Bissett Creek, Stonecliffe and Mackey) and activities are along Highway 17, the rest of the township is largely crown land which is mostly wilderness. Head, Clara and Maria is bordered on the north by the Ottawa River and on the south by Algonquin Provincial Park. Trans Canada Highway 17 runs through the four hamlets which make up this municipality. The municipality is a remarkable cottage destination with many provincial land use permits allowing cottages on crown land. Property taxes are the lowest in Renfrew County.


The township of Head was named in honour of Sir Edmund Walker Head, 8th Baronet who served as Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick 1847-1854 and Governor-General of Canada 1854-1861. The township of Maria was named in honour of his wife, Lady Anna Maria Head (Nee Yorke) (1808-1890).[2]


Stonecliffe, 1923

The township includes the communities of Bissett Creek, Deux-Rivières, Mackey and Stonecliffe. The municipal offices are located in Stonecliffe.

Deux-Rivières is home to Antlers King Fisher Lodge and access to Algonquin Park via the Brent Road. Stonecliffe is home to Yates General Store, Morning Mist Resort, Pine Valley Lodge, Driftwood Provincial Park and the Municipal Office. Mackey is home to Lakeview Trailer Park.


According to the Canada 2011 Census:[1]

  • Population: 235
  • % Change (2006-2011): 3.1
  • Dwellings: 128
  • Area (km².): 728.15
  • Density (persons per km².): 0.3

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2011 Census Profile". 
  2. ^ Morgan, Henry James Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada : (Toronto, 1903) [1]

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