Magnetawan is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, as well as the name of the primary population centre in the township. Located in the Almaguin Highlands region of the Parry Sound District, the township had a population of 1,454 in the 2011 Canadian census.
The core rock samples done by Walfried Schwerdtner in the surrounding area, show mostly foliated Greenville Gniess.
The community of Magnetawan proper holds the status of designated place in Canadian censuses, separately from the rest of the township. Its population in the Canada 2011 Census was 264. It is twinned with the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
Magnetawan is a historic village with a surrounding municipality that provides various attractions. From the museum to the picturesque waters, are all a part of this municipality. The downtown used to consist of a restaurant named The Magnetawan Inn, also June's Inn, as well as a small hotel/bar, and a General Store. In the summer of 2011, on July 30, the General Store burned down taking part of the Magnetawan Inn with it.