Booking Inquiry
Save Information For Other Inquiries
Website Designed and Built by
Pixelcarve Inc.
remove
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ad pri suas rationibus, liber nostro recteque ad quo, quo nostrum gubergren aliquando cu. Ei sanctus detracto cum, ea mea civibus adipisci intellegebat.
View details
My itinerary
View All
VIEW ALL
Your Itinerary is Empty, Please Add Some Items
Things To Do No Items Added To Things To Do
Dining No Items Added To Dining
Packages No Items Added To Packages
Where To Stay No Items Added To Where to Stay
Events No Items Added To Events
Blog

Muskoka one of the Best Places to Visit in Canada

  • Jordan
  • SUMMER

Consistently Named one of Canada’s Top Vacation Spots

Bracebridge Falls - Best Places to Visit in Canada

Muskoka, Ontario, Canada – two hours north of Toronto has been named one of the best places to visit in Canada time and time again. Our quaint and charming region affectionately known as Canada’s cottage country has received some tremendous recognition over the years as one of Canada’s top vacation spots, and one of the top vacation spots in the world!

North Muskoka Family Resort - Best Places to Visit in Canada

During the summertime, Muskoka plays hosts to memorable family vacations at one of our many resorts, cottage resorts, hotels, motels or inns. Families flock to one of our picturesque lakeside locations to celebrate summer on the water, with swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, sandcastles and water trampolines almost always on the agenda! Many times, Muskoka is the place where a child learns how to swim, eats their first s’more, catches their first fish at the end of the dock, or gets up on water skis for their first time! These are the family vacation memories that last a lifetime.

Santa’s Village is a great spot for families, where kids and parents can ‘be an elf for a day’. Santa’s Village resides on the shores of the Muskoka River on the 45th Parallel and is the summer home of Jolly ol’ Saint Nick. Fun for the whole family, Santa’s Village will put a permanent smile on your kid’s face! Stop in to visit Santa to let him know what you want for Christmas, and to get a great family photo for the mantle.

Aside from family travel, Muskoka is one of the most romantic places to visit in Canada. Couples love waking up lakeside to the sound of loons, where they can sip on their morning coffee while overlooking the crystal clear waters that Muskoka is famous for. There are so many activities that you and your partner can get up to throughout your stay, making your romantic getaway both relaxing and adventurous.

Sherwood Inn - Best Places to Visit in Canada

For those who love to dive into the past, Muskoka features ten museums showcasing the fascinating heritage of the surrounding area. The Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre offers a glimpse into the storied past on the lakes and long history of wooden boat building. The Muskoka Heritage Place is another captivating journey through time. Be sure to take the world’s smallest commercial railroad the Portage Flyer, down the 1 1/8 mile track to catch a beautiful view of Fairy Lake.

Muskoka Steamships - Best Places to Visit in Canada

Muskoka’s spectacular nature creates ample opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Paddling through calm water in a canoe or kayak is one of the most popular outdoor activities to experience. Many outfitters are right on the water and rent canoes and kayaks with easy to traverse routes for you to follow.

Algonquin Park - Best Places to Visit in Canada

On land, there are dozens of trails for you to explore, with one of the most popular being the Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail. These rocks are some of the oldest in the world (well over a billion years old), and the 2.5km hike leads to one of the most magnificent views in all of Muskoka. Georgian Bay Island National Park is another great place to explore. Nestled in the famous 30,000 islands (the world’s largest freshwater archipelago), Muskoka’s only national park features a dozen different hiking trails, bike rentals, and countless photo opportunities. The rugged Canadian Shield landscape, rich mosaic of forest, and the iconic wind swept pines provide an awe-inspiring backdrop. The island is boat access only, and you can catch the DayTripper out of Honey Harbour for the scenic 15-minute boat ride to the island.

Georgian Bay Island National Park - Best Places to Visit in Canada

There is so much to discover! Our burgeoning craft brewery scene is always an afternoon well spent, while the Bog to Bottle Tour at Muskoka Lakes Winery is a Canadian Signature Experience. Lunch and dinner boat cruises are another opportunity to see Muskoka at its finest, traversing the beautiful waterways that the region is famous for.

Muskoka Boat Cruise - Best Places to Visit in Canada

A large part of Muskoka’s charm is the unexpected excitement you are certain to find. While renowned for our stunning nature and Canadian Shield rock, Muskoka also rocks in a figurative sense with live concerts and top performers taking the stage thoughout the year. Peter’s Players, The Kee to Bala and the Huntsville Festival of the Arts are all great finds for entertainment, and have featured popular artists like Colin James, Bruce Cockburn, The Sheepdogs and Jim Cuddy.

Live theatre performances are another tradition in cottage country. The Gravenhurst Opera House and Huntsville Theatre Company bring exciting and fresh performances to the stage year round, and theatre season is a staple around these parts.

Peters Players - Best Places to Visit in Canada

Away from the bright lights, the area’s tremendous beauty is the muse for many talented artists to hone their craft, from exquisite paintings to one-of-a-kind pottery pieces. Visitors are encouraged to venture out and meet the artists in their studio for their own personal art gallery tour; you might even catch them creating a masterpiece. The Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour is one of the year’s gallery tour highlights, where the fall colours create an equally stunning canvas as you drive from studio to studio to see first-hand how Muskoka’s beauty inspires.

Major art festivals throughout the summer are a great way to see pieces of work from Muskoka’s top artisans. The Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show, the Baysville Arts & Crafts Festival, and the Dockside Festival of the Arts all take place during the summer months, and allow visitors to immerse themselves into Muskoka’s arts community.

Muskoka Arts and Crafts - Best Places to Visit in Canada

If you want to hit the links, our picturesque region is widely considered to be Canada’s top golf destination, featuring dozens of hidden gem courses, and eight of the top 100 golf courses in Canada (ScoreGolf Top 100), a record unmatched by any other Canadian golf destination. What separates Muskoka’s golf courses from the rest of the world is how designers worked with Muskoka’s rugged Canadian Shield terrain, thick forest and unheralded beauty to create a design that is truly unique to the area. Many resorts in the area offer stay and play packages that include golf and accommodation.

Muskoka Bay Club - Best Places to Visit in Canada

Whether you are seeking rest and relaxation, an adventurous getaway, or are hoping to make family memories, Muskoka is the best choice for a trip in Canada. With its unparelleled beauty, accommodations that suit all budgets, rich heritage and culture, and home to some of Canada’s best attractions, Muskoka should be #1 on your vacation destination bucket list.

Start Planning:

0
Connecting
Please wait...
Send a message

Sorry, we aren't online at the moment. Leave a message.

Your name
* Email
* Describe your issue
Login now

Need more help? Save time by starting your support request online.

Your name
* Email
* Describe your issue
We're online!
Feedback

Help us help you better! Feel free to leave us any additional feedback.

How do you rate our support?