Restoule is a small community situated on the Restoule River between Commanda Lake, and Restoule Lake in central Ontario, Canada. Restoule is located in Patterson Township, which is an unincorporated township in Central Unorganized Parry Sound District, and by extension, the Almaguin Highlands region.
Restoule is considered a designated place by Statistics Canada. This means that although Restoule is not an incorporated village, it is recognized by Statistics Canada as an important populated place because it has a local services board. The board covers the main community of Restoule, and also the small communities of Carr and Farley's Corners in neighbouring Pringle Township. Along with the nearby communities of Loring and Port Loring and other smaller hamlets, the area promotes itself as the Loring-Restoule tourist area.
Restoule is located south of Lake Nipissing, and north of Ontario's famous cottage country. Despite being north of this area, Restoule is a major centre for cottages, as is the entire Loring-Restoule region. Due to location and distance from Toronto, Restoule is not as popular as regions such as Muskoka to the south. The largest nearby city is North Bay 65 kilometres by road northeast of Restoule.
Restoule is located on Secondary Highway #534 and is a 9 kilometre drive southeast of Restoule Provincial Park. There is only one way to get into Restoule, and that's on Highway 534 from the east. There's a secondary route from the west from Dokis territory and leads into town on Hawthorne Rd. Entering the village, one can see the main General Store off the highway on the right. The main centre of the community however can be found off Highway 534, across the Restoule River. On this side of the river, there is a Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #639), a Lion's Club, Community Centre, Outdoor Hockey Rink, Play structures, a United Church and an Anglican Church. There is a Pentecostal Corner Gospel Church 5 km east of the village at the intersection of Hwys. 524 and 534. There are several housekeeping cottages, camps and lodges.
Cottages dot the shores of both Restoule Lake north of town and Commanda Lake south of town. Also dotting the rolling country side are various farms. Most of all, the scenery is dominated by majestic forests on the Canadian Shield.
Restoule residents elect three local government organizations to manage their affairs: The Restoule Local Services Board, Patterson Township Local Roads Board and Restoule Sanitary Landfill Committee.
Restoule has broadband Internet access but not cell phone service.