Whether you are a thrill seeker, art enthusiast, foodie, nature lover, shopper or festival goer, Bracebridge has it all!
Once you arrive, it doesn’t take long to feel at home. While shopping in local stores, you will connect with the merchants and business owners who will make you feel at home. You will be astonished by the unique shops and businesses the town has to offer and the tailored services each provide. Family-owned restaurants wait to inspire your taste buds – from Thai to Irish, Mexican to Japanese, quaint bistros to deli shops and so much more, there is something to satisfy everyone. The craft-beer enthusiast can sip the exceptional and refreshing brews at our local restaurants or take a tour of Muskoka Brewery – enjoy samples and see first-hand how their award winning beers are produced.
Explore the town’s historical streets or take a leisurely walk, snowshoe or cross-country ski on one of the year-round trails. Experience simplistic living at its finest – wind down and enjoy the best nature has to offer!
The falls and Bracebridge Bay both provide a scenic anchor to the historic downtown core. Sit and enjoy a picnic, swim at the beach or take a stroll on Bracebridge’s Historic Walk. The town has many beaches, boat launches and parks throughout Bracebridge.
For the active, or those looking to try something new, Bracebridge is home to many businesses who rent canoes, kayaks, standup paddle boards, skis, and snowshoes. There is also opportunity to learn how to ice climb, do snowga (snowshoe yoga), fat bike and more.
Whatever you decide to do while in “the Bridge”, it is sure to change, engage and inspire you. Come taste, create and live the Bridge!
Three Exciting Parks, One Great Campground. Santa’s Village + Sportsland + Muskoka Zip-Lines and Aerial Park + Santa’s Whispering Pines Campground, all on-site with affordable camping packages. Please check santasvillage.ca/hours for specific dates and times the various parks are open. Spring and Fall have reduced hours of operation.
Where Kids are Elves for a Day. Your kids will spend the day as an elf on over 50 acres of family fun. Rudolph’s Roller Coaster, the Christmas Ball Ferris Wheel, Santa’s Summer Sleigh River Boat Cruise, Santa’s Express Train and many more rides and attractions await the young and the young at heart. Visit Santa’s deer, see the animals in Santa’s farm, splashzone just for kids, and visit Santa in his summer home. SPORTSLAND, a free admission, pay as you play park – go-carts, mini-golf, batting cages, lazer tag and arcade. Muskoka is soaring to bigger heights in 2015! Nestled around Santa’s Village, the Muskoka Zip Lines and Aerial Park offers all the excitement of a modern Aerial Adventure Park with the added bonus of the amenities available within the bustling amusement park. The facilities offer an adventure experience for all ages. Spend the day with us and try everything or spend a few minutes and take a leap from the Jump Tower for a quick shot of adrenaline! Be sure to check out the combo packages and plan your day!
Rated as some of the most technically challenging mountain biking trails in Ontario, Porcupine Ridge is a long standing favourite to those riders seeking to test their skills and endurance. This is an advanced trail system that requires both physical fitness & technical skill.
The mountain bike park is designed, and caters to advanced and expert level riders only. Riders are rewarded for their efforts with stunning landscapes, including a bird’s eye view of Lake Muskoka, many rolling granite outcroppings, and moss carpeted woodland. Trails continually surprise with countless rock gardens, roots, drop-offs, and many man made technical trail features including bridges, teeter-totters and jumps.
The trails are maintained by volunteer club members. Day passes are available for $2 via an honour box on site and season passes are available online for $30.
The park is open May 1st to October 31st each season weather permitting.
Bracebridge Golf Club is a classic 9 hole favourite in it’s 48th year and proud of their great facilities, low prices, and friendly staff. Tee it up at their full length driving range to warm up or practice.
The course features groomed traditional fairways and mature trees that will challenge every level. The ‘Travelling Golfer’ says the eighth hole alone is worth the price of admission.
The course is all about having fun, with no tournaments to slow you down and wide fairways that will keep a wild shot in play. Visit their licensed clubhouse between rounds for great sandwiches to enjoy while you relax on the first tee patio.
“There’s always time for nine!”
Nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Muskoka Brewery handcrafts premium beers as unique and refreshing as the region they’re from.
Visit their on-site retail store where you will find brewery fresh beer and unique Muskoka Brewery swag and merchandise
In keeping with their Muskoka home and surroundings, Muskoka Brewery’s goal is to lead the industry in craft beer excellence and innovation, environmentally sound and sustainable practices. To get a true feel for Muskoka Brewery, visit for a brewery tour and tasting of their award winning brands.
Muskoka’s Indoor Playground!
The Play Pit is the perfect family day for you and the kids. If you are looking for fun and excitement to tucker the little ones out, or you want to have a weather proof activity for the kids on a rainy day, make plans at The Play Pit.
The Play Pit is Muskoka’s premier indoor playground! Our goal is to encourage your child’s physical, social, and mental development while providing a safe, stress-free, and climate-controlled environment that parents can also enjoy. With our affordable drop-in and monthly membership rates, it has never been easier to let your child laugh and play while you enjoy the fine selection of coffees and teas in our café lounge.
Our entertainment facility is the ideal location for your child’s next birthday party celebration. Simply pick your preferred package and your child and up to 11 of their friends will enjoy hours of play and pizza. Need balloons or a cake? No problem! Leave the set-up and clean-up to us as well!
We pride ourselves in providing an amazing experience for children and their parents, and we are open 6 days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. Give us a call, drop-in, or visit our Facebook page to read what others are saying about our facility!
Situated in picturesque Bracebridge, “the Heart of Muskoka”, the 300 passenger Lady Muskoka offers an incredible sightseeing opportunity you’re sure to remember. We offer full food and bar service ranging from snacks to 3 course meals on both public cruises or for special functions. The Vessel has comfortable table & chair seating on our two fully enclosed decks ideal for luncheon & dinner cruises. Or touch up your summer tan while you enjoy the quiet panoramic view from our open third deck unequalled anywhere in Muskoka.
Known as “The Best Golf Value in Muskoka”, this is a classic course with a hall of fame design (Robbie Robinson) and a down-to-earth fee structure that will leave extra money in your budget for other great Muskoka attractions. Lush, rolling fairways lined by huge pines, maples, and granite out-croppings lead to large greens with subtle breaks that can be very difficult to read.
The Club is semi-private and reserves one third of its daily tee times for public players. Larger groups are welcomed and unlimited advance booking can be arranged when necessary.
Welcome to the Bracebridge Clock Tower Centre, a beautiful historic building located in the heart of downtown Bracebridge at the corner of Manitoba Street and Taylor Road.
Currently, within its walls, you will find a treasure trove of artist studios, galleries and boutiques creating an incredible shopping experience that will keep you coming back for more. This is a must see to visit while travelling throughout Muskoka.
This historic building in the heart of downtown Bracebridge was the original Post Office and Customs House in 1913. It was recently purchased by Martin Sheffield who held a vision to re-open it as a mini mall and artist gallery for a number of creative artists, designers and retailers. The first phase of renovations included the re-activation of the clock tower itself and the centre was officially opened on November 13, 2015. The Clock Tower Centre is one of Bracebridge’s most iconic photographed buildings located in the heart of Muskoka. There are many events and lots to see happening throughout the year so check back regularly to see what is new at the Clock Tower Centre!
Unveiled to the public near in January 2016, the Memorial Park Winter Village in downtown Bracebridge has had tremendous reviews. Featuring an ice skating rink that wraps around the park and carves in and out of Bracebridge landmarks, the Winter Village brings its own exciting take on a skating trail. The winter village exemplifies small town charm, especially at night when the trees are covered in twinkling lights create a magical backdrop for Canada’s favourite pastime.
Probably the coolest thing about the Memorial Park Winter Village is its location right downtown allows you to get creative with your winter plans. If you want to take your hunny bunny for a romantic skate, you can really impress by going out for dinner after at one of the many local restaurants. If you’ve planned an afternoon with the kids, stopping in at one of the local shops for hot chocolate and cookies will certainly put a smile on their face.
The trail travels along the Muskoka River and around Bracebridge Bay. The surface is pavement and gravel. The only incline is the stairs by Bracebridge Falls. Ten historic information plaques identify points of interest along the route. There is ample parking at Bay Park for this 1.3km ‘near urban’ hike.
This 55km track starts and ends in Bracebridge. When you are on Milford Bay Rd, instead of turning left onto Butter & Egg Rd, go straight for 500m until you reach the Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail. This is well worth the climb (will probably have to walk your bike, it is a little steep) to see the spectacular view of Lake Muskoka. Also, you can take the trail to look at The Huckleberry Rock Cut, one of the most famous in Canada.
As a child, Wendy Moses could be found in the boathouse Saturday mornings on Lake Rosseau, enjoying art classes with her grandmother, Alexandra Luke – a member of the Painters Eleven. Her love of art led her to picturesque Partridge Lane, located a few kilometers outside of Bracebridge, where, in 1998, she opened the Alexandra Luke Gallery, named in honour of her grandmother. Wendy paints with watercolour, acrylic and oil. Her subjects are mostly flowers and scenes of nature that shy away from realism into abstraction. She is also a photographer with a keen eye and good sense of composition. Gallery open by appointment or chance.
Stan W. Tait has been creating and designing classic, contemporary Sterling Silver Jewellery since 1974. Each piece is made by hand honouring the timeless tradition of individual craftsmanship. His Studio and Gallery is located in the Historic Clock Tower Artist Centre in downtown Bracebridge and a welcome stop on your travels through majestic Muskoka. Custom orders, wedding party gifts and corporate commissions are most welcome.
Stan’s designs incorporate clean flowing lines, harmony, balance and form resulting in individual pieces that fit the body and satisfy the soul. His dedication to detail, precision and exceptional customer service is renowned and celebrated by repeat customers from around the world. You can view his work at his gallery located in the Clock Tower Centre in Bracebridge and at many of Canada’s finest shops and galleries. He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician who has been performing for the past 4 decades. His all original folk/pop music and lyrics are a reflection of his life’s work connecting soul and spirit.
Form, function, and spirit. Every piece of pottery made by Jon Partridge bears this signature. Since 1976, Jon has made his living entirely by his own hands. It’s a remarkable accomplishment that’s been achieved because of a dedication to a philosophy to make work he enjoys, to make it well, and to make it completely by his own hand.
The Grand Tour
Start & End @ Bracebridge
Approx. 245 km / 150 miles
About 4 – 6 hours depending on number of stops
Starting in and ending in Bracebridge, this 27km track takes you through charming downtown Bracebridge with views of three spectacular waterfalls; Bracebridge Falls, Muskoka Falls and High Falls.
The Chapel Gallery is an art gallery in Bracebridge that features renowned exhibits throughout the year.
Housed in a reconstruction of the first Presbyterian Church in Bracebridge, the Chapel Gallery hosts exhibitions of art and craft by local Muskoka as well as provincial artists. Exhibitions are selected by the Gallery Committee and change every three to four weeks.
The Bracebridge Resource Management Centre offers groomed cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and mountain biking trails within a woodland setting along the Muskoka River. Hikers can enjoy up to 19km of trails during the spring, fall and summer.
The area features attractive wooded areas, a vairety of flora, fauna and bird life as well as scenic vistas along the Muskoka River.
Sportsland is a separate area of Santa’s Village that is geared towards older kids as well as adults who are kids at heart! In Sportsland you’ll find exciting attractions including single and double go karts, a bungee trampoline, laser tag, batting cages, climbing wall, mini golf, an arcade and much more!
Admission to Sportsland is FREE, Just pay-as-you-play. After 7:30 p.m. on weeknights, Sportsland attractions only require half the number of tickets (except bungee trampoline which is 2 tickets instead of 3 after 7:30pm weeknight).
Woods Clothing Co. is a t-shirt factory outlet store in Bracebridge, Muskoka that is definitely worth a stop. Pick up a Muskoka souvenir t-shirt, with tons of selection to choose from.
Check out their 2 dozen garment styles, hundreds of prints, and factory direct pricing, and pick up some t-shirts for you or a as a gift.
The Pasta Shoppe takes great pride in crafting Gourmet Gluten-Free products that use quality wholesome local ingredients. They feature an ever expanding line of products ranging from fresh gluten-free pastas to Butter Tarts and beyond. The bakery produces hand crafted Muskoka Maple Butter Tarts as well as gluten-free Artisan Breads and bagels that are unique and delicious. Their gluten free butter tarts are absolutely delicious, and you don’t need to be gluten free to enjoy these scrumptious bites. Try one out for yourself and put them up to the test!
Order products from their online store or visit the physical store The Pasta Shoppe by Beat the Wheat right in the heart of beautiful downtown Bracebridge.
Nestled around Santa’s Village, the Muskoka Zip Lines and Aerial Park offers all the excitement of a modern Aerial Adventure Park with the added bonus of the amenities available within the bustling amusement park. The facilities offer an adventure experience for all ages. Spend the day with us and try everything or spend a few minutes and take a leap from the Jump Tower for a quick shot of adrenaline!
Be sure to check out the combo packages and plan your day! Open for the season on May 16 through Thanksgiving. See santasvillage.ca/hours for dates and hours of operation. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made on-line at santasvillage.ca
Muskoka Highlands is the answer to affordable quality golf – some of the best bent grass greens and tees in Muskoka, wide fairways guarded by long gorse grass. We have cut-down some of the long gorse beside the fairways – you can find your ball – but you might still have a challenge playing it to the green. Located 2 minutes from downtown Bracebridge, you can save enough on gas to afford that extra round during your stay in Muskoka.
Play in 4 hours for 18 holes, 2 hours for 9 holes – can be played faster when course is not fully loaded with people. Teaching programs – Muskoka’s only “Canadian Top 10” Future Links Facility with programs to suit the novice or expert. Learn privately or in groups of up to 6 players. And yes you can bring your dog – under control – to play with you on your round!!
Golf Simulator Open for Winter featuring over 12 world-class courses which you play in real-time – real driving, chipping and putting!! It is an experience that every golfer should enjoy. Foremost – it is a thrill to play.
Original artwork created by over 40 artists inspired by the gardens and displayed in an outdoor Muskoka garden gallery.
From sculptures to wall hangings, jewellery to bird feeders and ironwork to stonecarving; all displayed in the gorgeous Muskoka gardens of Jon and Suzann Partridge.
Savour the flavour of liquid gold. Delicately sweet straight from the maple tree. The only maple syrup products company in the world to qualify and enjoy the honour of representing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Our Ontario Maple Syrup and Maple Products are attractively packaged and make great personal and corporate gifts, excellent for incentives and premiums. And don’t forget to check out our Gift Baskets – a gift for all occasions!
A very unique Muskoka destination for over 30 years, and recommended by Attractions Ontario – fun, friendly and affordable! This candle factory provides an amazing selection of candles – most at factory outlet prices, as well as an endless variety of curiosities, trinkets, treasures, gifts and gizmos.
Stop in to see why this candle factory and gift shop is renowned throughout the north for its’ fun, friendly and fantastic entertainment value.
You’re invited to Downtown Bracebridge.
One of Muskoka’s many charms is its laidback way of life. It is the feeling you get as you escape the city. Long known as “Muskoka’s Downtown”, Downtown Bracebridge is located just steps away from the natural beauty of the Bracebridge Falls. A stroll along our streets and alleyways will lighten your spirit and tempt your taste buds.
Arrive by car or boat, the choice will be yours. Relax and unwind in the heart and soul of Canada’s Cottage Country.
Algonquin Outfitter’s Bracebridge location – AO Swifty’s Surf and Snow – is a new addition to the Algonquin Outfitters family but carries on the same tradition of quality and service started back in 1961. Tucked into the heart of the Muskoka Lakes area, “Swifty’s” features the active lifestyle of cottage country in true four season fashion. This location features a great stock of surfwear, outdoor clothing & footwear for all ages, along with the best names in wakeboards, water skis, and water toys for the cottage. For the winter months, we offer a great selection of snowboards, Nordic skis, snowshoes and outerwear to go along with your winter activities.
Swifty’s also offers a complete selection of kayak, canoe and SUP rentals. Free parking is available year round.
Liv Outside is your home base for adventure, right in the heart of Muskoka, Bracebridge. This adventure store features great savings and promotions on outdoor apparel and adventure gear. Aside from getting you outfitted in the latest gear and apparel, this store also provides rentals and guided tours across all four seasons.
Spring, Summer and Fall Rentals and water/trail access. Optional to add a guided tours:
Winter rentals and trail access. Optional to add a guided tour:
This 1.4 acre riverfront property is in a quiet residential part of Bracebridge, central to all Muskoka’s “magic” attractions. The property was an Anglican monastery from 1928-83 – this section now tastefully renovated into a 4,000 square-foot light and airy home.
Luxurious suites with central air. Large guest sitting room. Creative and generous breakfasts served in the formal dining room or country kitchen with fireplace overlooking the river ravine. Downtown Bracebridge is a 10-minute walk or 2-minute drive; Highway 11 is 2 minutes away. The Wilson’s Falls riverside hiking trail is a block away, connecting to the Trans Canada Trail.
Built into a hill overlooking beautiful Bracebridge Bay and Falls and surrounded by award winning perennial gardens, Bay House affords both the convenience of a “town” location and the beauty and serenity of a country retreat. Originally a Muskoka Cottage built in the late 1800’s, Bay House has been tastefully renovated into a 5000 square foot light and airy home. Floor to ceiling windows face Bracebridge Bay and the Muskoka River and interesting art work and artifacts from all over the world give Bay House a colourful and distinctive atmosphere in which to spend a few days of relaxation.
Tipi Adventures in Muskoka. No need to bring your camping gear, experience the Muskoka wilderness from the comfort of these great tipis. Everything provided – just bring your sleeping bag and food! 3 Tipis – each sleeps 10 comfortably!
Not only can you sleep in a Tipi, but you can explore the boreal forest on well-marked trails, watch wildlife, test your fitness on our fitness trail or have a personal training program designed for you. Enjoy a Yoga Energetics work-out, relax during KIATSU therapy, play some soccer, laugh and sing around the campfire, or just do nothing!
Our three tipis are mosquito and fire proof, are heat-able , furnished with comfortable beds (futons and cots), decorated with original Canadian motive painted murals. Kitchen, outdoor Showers, Washrooms close by. Each tipi sleeps comfortably ten people. Just bring your sleeping bag.
You are experiencing wilderness with the comfort of home. Commercial barbecue and large fire pit for camp fires. Picnic benches. Kitchen shed equipped with stove and fridge. Each tipi has dishes, pots and utensils.
Nestled on the banks of the Muskoka River in Bracebridge, Inn Near by Area: shopping, restaurants, art galleries, boat cruises, tennis courts, beaches and parks, bicycle rentals, tours, hiking and biking trails, family fun activities at the Falls is perfectly situated in every way: In one of Ontario’s most picturesque towns, within walking distance of shopping and quaint restaurants, and at the centre of the world renowned Muskoka region.
Comprised of an impressive 1870’s estate home and six neighbouring houses on a secluded cul-de-sac, Inn at the Falls is the perfect country inn with a quiet village atmosphere.
Our Features-Accommodation: Air conditioning, dining room/restaurant, internet access, outdoor dining (patio), continental breakfast, in-room fridges, pet friendly rooms, free parking Nearby Area: shopping, restaurants, art galleries, boat cruises, tennis courts, beaches and parks, bicycle rentals, tours, hiking and biking trails, family fun activities.
After a busy day, relax on your own private sun deck and enjoy the beauty of our spacious grounds and tall pine setting. All the right ingredients for a relaxed, carefree Muskoka getaway await you at the Travelodge Bracebridge.
A 10-unit motel located in the heart of Bracebridge with exceptional clean, quiet rooms. 5 kitchen-units available.
We are the closest motel to Santa’s Village and within walking distance to shopping, dining and sports activities. Top”C” Snowmobile Trail is across the road from us.
Muskoka Ridge Campground is a family oriented camping facility located 3 km’s from the town of Bracebridge, on the Muskoka River. We offer 96 seasonal and weekend campsites, each with town water, sewers and 30amp service. Bring your RV, trailer or tent with and enjoy our large in-ground pool or take a dip in beautiful Lake Muskoka. Bring your boat and launch it at one of the two marinas nearby and enjoy a day on the lake.
Muskoka Ridge is nestled amongst the Trans Canada Walking Trail, Strawberry Point Walking Trail and Kirby Beach. We look forward to your arrival this summer! Your Hosts, George & Marilyn. We are close to Santa’s Village, Lady Muskoka Boat Cruises and Muskoka’s many attractions.
The Quality Inn Bracebridge is located in the scenic town of Bracebridge, the hub of Muskoka. Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, Bracebridge and the Quality Inn Bracebridge is the place to be.
Within minutes of our front doors is quaint downtown Bracebridge, Santa’s Village, miniature golf, parks, beaches, antique stores and the famous Lady Muskoka docks at the Hotel during the summer months. The Quality Inn Bracebridge is truly an Inn for All Seasons. In the Fall, the annual carnival of autumn that nature provides is spectacular. In the Winter cross-country and downhill skiing are very popular. Muskoka Snowmobile trails leave right from our doors.
If you have been looking for the perfect location for your vacation, look no further.
Patterson Kaye Resort is a vacation destination on the shores of Lake Muskoka at the mouth of the Muskoka River in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario. It has offered the same peaceful, picturesque setting for five generations of people looking for perfect cottage rentals. At Patterson Kaye, the hustle and bustle of your everyday life can be left at home. The most important thing you have to think about is whether you will go for a cruise on beautiful Lake Muskoka, take a canoe or kayak trip up the historic Muskoka River, or simply sit back on the shores in one of our Muskoka chairs and read your favourite book. As the day comes to an end, your mind can shift to that ever pressing issue of what to order for dinner from our on-site restaurant, Seasons.
We offer a wide variety of accommodation, from a five bedroom cottage for you and your extended family, or a rustic cabin on the water, for a romantic get away with your loved one.
The Sleep Inn® hotel, located in Bracebridge, is in the heart of Ontario’s Muskoka region. In addition to standard amenities, all guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators and coffee makers. For that special occasion, why not choose a deluxe hot tub suite? Handicap accessible and non-smoking rooms are available. This hotel features many high-value amenities, including: Free continental breakfast, Free local calls, Free coffee, Pet-friendly hotel, Cold weather hookups, Business centre, and Wired and wireless Internet access.
This Bracebridge hotel is ideally situated for winter fun in the Muskoka Snowmobiling Region (MSR) with several surrounding trails including TOP trail D which passes directly by the hotel. After a day of enjoying the area’s many attractions, guests of this Bracebridge hotel can relax in the sauna or do a workout in the state-of-the-art exercise room
Our Bed and Breakfast, open year round, is situated directly on the Muskoka River overlooking peaceful Annie Williams Park, minutes from downtown.
The front lawn offers total relaxation with large Muskoka chairs on the terraced area with fire pit. You may simply lounge, swim, fish, or boat just steps from your rooms. Limited boat docking is available but must be booked ahead of your arrival. Our location is downstream from the Bracebridge waterfall, so Lake Muskoka can be accessed.
Various full styles of breakfast are offered, usually served in the dining room beside the antique pump organ or, weather permitting, on the screened-in porch overlooking the water.
Within two blocks, you may walk to the Lady Muskoka cruises, enjoy mini-golf, fine or casual dining, tennis courts, tobogganing, snowmobile trails, nature trails, and cross country skiing. Near by you may visit Santa’s Village, Segwun Steamship Cruise, golf, theatre, and many artisans for various crafts and art displays. Note: no pets permitted on property (smoking permitted outside only).
Santa’s Whispering Pines Campground camping and trailer park is located beside the beautiful Muskoka River. Tenting and trailer sites are available with a General Store on-site for all of your needs. If you are looking for camping in Muskoka, we have it all. Santa’s Whispering Pines Family Campground is Muskoka Camping at it’s finest.
We have packages for camping and admission to Santa’s Village which is right across the street. There are sites with hydro and water connections as well as tenting sites for the more rustic outdoor enthusiast. Our swimming pool will keep you cool, our tall pines will refresh your spirit, and our location on the Muskoka River will give you boating access to the big lakes.
Don’t have a tent or trailer? Full service cottages, yurts, and rustic cabins are available to rent as well.
Influenced by Vincent Van Gogh’s techniques, the members of The Brown Baggers Artists of Muskoka have portrayed Muskoka in ways that they feel pay homage to this artist. They believe that Van Gogh would have loved to paint Muskoka.
Inspiration for Andrea Ross’ paintings is just outside her doorstep. Living in the watershed around Skeleton Lake in Muskoka provides Andrea with an abundance of wetlands, lakes and streams near her home that she paints during all four seasons. Bold colour, expressive brush strokes and powerful depictions of the wild and natural landscape are the hallmarks of Andrea’s paintings.
Rough Around the Edges opens with a public reception on Saturday, July 15 from 1pm until 4pm. The exhibition continues until August 12.
The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.
Muskoka Quilts! will showcase quilts made by members of the Pine Tree Quilters Guild of Muskoka. There will also be scheduled demonstrations, a boutique selling items hand-made by Guild members, and a locally catered cafe. A collection of antique quilts will showcase our heritage and the significance of quilts in our early history. There will also be a marketplace with vendors of supplies, books and equipment.
Friday, June 2, 2017 10am – 5pm
Saturday June 3, 2017 10am – 4pm
Location: Bracebridge Memorial Arena, 169 James St.
The Spring Members’ Show displays the strength, vitality, creativity, and wealth of talent found within Muskoka Arts & Crafts.
The diverse and outstanding work by our members creates an exciting three day exhibition. Over one hundred members have their work in the show.
Opening Reception & Awards Presentation
Friday, March 24, 2017, 7pm-10pm
Demonstrations of art & craft techniques
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10am-5pm
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 11am-4pm
When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the score.ple.
Don’t miss this night full of fun and excitement and bargains galore! Live music, great shopping and family fun at Memorial Park Kids Zone – $5 per child all night. Musical Entertainment.
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Locations: Manitoba Street & Memorial Park (Downtown Bracebridge)
Second Wind is about second chances. It’s about the opportunities we all have to transform, to take something that is weathered and worn and work with it to reveal its hidden beauty and potential. Nature is Daniel’s studio. “I am most inspired when paddling Muskoka’s lakes and rivers. Driftwood has always spoken to me with is naturally eroded lines and organic textures that showcase Mother Nature’s work through time,” explains Daniel. “With each discovery, I’m curious to know its story.” Since 2014, Daniel has been transforming the driftwood he has discovered into decorative sailboat sculptures. This exhibition will feature some of Daniel’s more surreal creations. Second Wind is more about sailing through life than sailing through water. As in sailing through life, some vessels have weathered the storms better than others; but no matter how damaged one is, all have the potential to find their second wind.
Second Wind opens with a public reception on Saturday, June 10 from 1pm until 4pm.
The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge
Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
The Rotary Club of Bracebridge presents: South Pacific
The annual “Rotary Show” is a great Bracebridge tradition. Tickets sell out quickly so don’t be disappointed. Get your tickets now!
Colin Erricson photographs the life of the animals that call Muskoka home. “I strive to tell visual stories using the colours and textures within the landscape,” says Colin who uses lighting techniques and composition to depict a true representation of the animals as they experience a moment in time. Viewer of Colin’s photographs see the intricate patterns within an ancient granite boulder where a heron lands and ruffles his feathers to dry; to feel the texture of pine needles under the feet of a fox as she strolls back to her den; to hear the crunch of snow as a moose lumbers through an icy forest. “I feel privileged to share their home and a sincere obligation to respect the environment in which they live,” remarks Colin.
Wildlife Photograph by Colin Erricson opens with a public reception on Saturday, August 19 from 1pm until 4pm.
The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
A year ago, when challenged to play with her art, Elizabeth Johnson could not abandon herself to play. “I decided to go to something of my childhood which was a poetry book to help me recapture that spirit of play in my art,” Elizabeth reveals. This exhibition, Sparks and Spirit, is inspired by 101 Famous Poems, the poetry Bible of her childhood, as the springboard from which she is leaping into a new realm, an experimental freedom with paint that Elizabeth is unaccustomed with. “These paintings are not illustrations of the poems. They are emotional responses to the poetry. While poetry blows new sparks and hope into the soul, 101 Famous Poems is the bellows that blows new spirit into my watercolours. Even I do not know what will emerge,” says Elizabeth.
The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge
The festival will be making its triumphant return on Saturday, January 27, and you can expect Bracebridge to once again be crowned the ‘coolest downtown in Canada’ when it is transformed from its quaint and charming core into an epic tubing hill for all to ride!
Please join Elke Scholz for The Anxiety Warrior Project. Celebrating living life well.
Time: 10am – 4pm
Preorder book @ $20.95 and get $7.00 off the event ticket.
Fun, food, resources, tips, samples, mini workshops and coupons
Location: Bracebridge Sportsplex, 110 Clearbrook Trail
Now in its 55th year, Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ Summer Show is Muskoka’s oldest and largest outdoor art show. Set in a beautiful park, the Summer Show features 200 creative artists from across Canada. Approximately 20,000 enthusiastic people visit the Summer Show to meet the makers and see their work.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The Summer Show will be held Annie Williams Memorial Park, located at the corner of Santa’s Village Road & Wellington Street in Bracebridge, Ontario.
Admission by Donation
Enjoy an old fashioned fall fair. Lots of fun for everyone!
Admission: Adults, Seniors, Youth (over 13 years) – Friday – $5.00. Saturday and Sunday $8.00/day. Elementary and Preschoolers – Free if accompanied by an adult. 3-day pass $20 (available up until 9pm on Fri. Sept. 16). Free parking on-site.
An outdoor gallery featuring the works of over 40 artists. Sculptures, ironwork, stone carving, jewellery, birdhouses, pottery and wall hangings; all displayed in the gorgeous Muskoka gardens of Jon and Suzann Partridge.
Experience the best Muskoka has to offer through Yoga, Nature, and Music; we stand for celebrating and conserving the landscape through connection and community. The festival takes place in one of the most beautiful Muskoka settings – think dockside dwelling, lake living, and park playing!
You’ll be provided with 18 hours of inspired yoga classes and workshops led by world class yoga and meditation teachers from Canada, the U.S., and of course, Muskoka!
The 34th Annual Bracebridge Antique Sale will be held in the Agricultural Building at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds, 331 Fraserburg Road.
Selected Dealers: Canadiana, furniture, tools, lamps, persian rugs, jewellery, coins,- silver, china, paper items and advertising, dolls, pressed glass, toys quilts and linens.
Friday: 5pm – 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4 PM
Admission $5.00 Good for the weekend.
16th Annual Muskoka Escapades of Town Crying Competition will be a two cry challenge held in conjunction with SantaFest on Saturday, July 22, 2017. There will be about 12 – 15 Town Criers from across the Province and the USA. The cries will take place at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm along Wharf Road, Bracebridge beside Bracebridge Bay. This is the longest annual Town Crier competition held in the world!
This year’s event will mark the 33rd annual show. The theme is “Made in Canada“. Join us this year to celebrate our country’s 150th Birthday with Anything Canadian, Farm, Forest & Construction equipment & supplies.
Popular features at the show include heritage display rooms, waterous saw mill demonstrations, Mowry shingle mill, log cabin, blacksmith shop, Linn tractor, engine displays, country store, antique tractor pulls, classic & antique vehicles, engine displays and a Grand Parade on Sat. (All Colours & Large Equipment Welcome) Tractor games, camping sites, vendors & free kid games. Food and beverages available at on-ground concessions.
J.D. Lang Activity Park (Fairgrounds) – 331 Fraserburg Rd., Bracebridge
Consider coming out to this great community event!
Born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, Pat Fairhead came to Canada at the age of ten and fell in love with the Canadian landscape. On February 23, 2017, Pat turns 90 and is celebrating this milestone with a one woman retrospective exhibition as told through her art, old photographs as well as newspaper and magazine articles. Pat has been to the high Arctic nine times, paddled the west coast of British Columbia, camped in the Amazon rainforest, hiked the back country of Australia, travelled to Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Egypt, Europe, New Zealand, Scotland, England and on and on. Painting since she was a child, Pat has painted professionally for the past 35 years. Known as an innovator and a colourist who is always pushing the edge to see what she can do.
The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.
The Third Annual SantaFest will also be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 with the giant Santa Claus parade coming down Manitoba Street commencing at Monck Hill Road at 11:00 am. It will be travelling to the Wharf Road where numerous events, food booths, exhibits and games will be held and of course, Jolly Ole Santa will be there for the day. They are also numerous water events planned to ensure something for everyone.
Muskoka Arts and Crafts Inc. presents the 37th Annual Christmas Show & Sale has Santa’s Ho Ho Ho stamp of approval.
The 37th Annual Christmas Show & Sale features twenty-seven festive exhibitors selling hand made work that’s perfect for gift giving. As Christmas nears, you’ll need to shop for your dears. So put on a smile and enjoy shopping at Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ 37th Annual Christmas Craft Show & Sale.
We’ll bring you great cheer as we always do year after year.
Friday, November 17, 2017 5pm-8pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 10pm-5pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017 11am-3pm
Located at The Bracebridge Sportsplex, 110 Clearbrook Trail
If you have a passion for car’s, a visit to Muskoka’s Downtown is a must on Father’s Day! Over 150 special interest vehicles, live music and great food will be spread along Manitoba Street from 9am to 3pm. Come join the fun.
Location: Downtown Bracebridge
Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.
The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
Muskoka Authors Association is excited to present a mini-workshop with award-winning author, Deepam Wadds at the March 16 MAA meeting. To ease into this workshop, she will begin with an introduction to the principles and guidelines of the Amherst Writers and Artists’ (AWA) method of writing workshop facilitation. After a brief guided meditation to clear the mind, prompts will be offered to launch writers into their own projects, whether already begun or as-yet-unknown. Participants will be invited to share selected pieces and receive encouraging feedback.
Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.
The Pasta Shoppe takes great pride in crafting Gourmet Gluten-Free products that use quality wholesome local ingredients. Featuring an ever expanding line of products ranging from fresh gluten-free pastas to butter tarts and beyond. Their pasta line-up of Tagliatelle, Spaghetti and Penne Rigate are a quick and easy meal to prepare, while the bakery produces hand crafted Muskoka maple butter tarts as well as gluten-free artisan breads and bagels that are unique and delicious.
You can also order products online or visit their store located in beautiful downtown Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada in the Heart of Muskoka!
Dine inside in the beautifully furnished interior or on the patio overlooking the mouth of Lake Muskoka, Seasons Restaurant offers plenty of choice.
Seasons at Patterson Kaye is one of Bracebridge’s most popular spots for dinner, and their Sunday Brunch is ‘Cottage Country Famous’.
The Old Station is a landmark historic licensed restaurant and patio located at the top of the hill in downtown Bracebridge, open all year round. Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for restaurants in Bracebridge.
Relax in the sports lounge, then dine in the eclectic station with expansive menu from gourmet burgers, pork ribs, coconut shrimp, New York steaks and kids menu. Summertime, the patio is the place to be for cocktails, appetizers and pasta entrees.
Swiss specialties – Rotisserie Chicken, Ribs, soups, sandwiches, wraps-114 Seats dining, 40 Seats Patio, Open 11 am, Licensed. Harvey’s Seats 44 – burgers, hotdogs, great breakfasts, Family oriented, ample parking, BUSES WELCOME!
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