Arts, Culture & History
Muskoka’s vibrant history is well documented and many museums have been developed in celebration of the region’s rich cultural and social heritage. Muskoka’s history encompasses people from around the globe. From the early British settlers responsible for starting the resort industry in the 19th Century, to their American guests, to the Norwegians who used Muskoka Airport as a training base during the Second World War, Muskoka continues to welcome visitors from far and wide. Unearth the past at one of Muskoka’s exceptional museums.
The beautiful backdrop in Muskoka provides inspiration for many artists to draw from. Dating back to the early 20th century when the region was the muse for The Group of Seven, Muskoka has been providing the perfect environment for artists to flourish. What this means for visitors is a great selection of art galleries to visit while in Muskoka.
Here are some must-visit art, cultural and historical stops along the way:
En Route to Muskoka (via Hwy 11)
- Arts At The Albion
- Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
- The Little Norway Memorial
- Auburn Gallery of Fine Art
En Route to Muskoka (via Hwy 400)
Studios in the region range from photography, to canvas art to pottery and jewellery. There are studios and galleries all over Muskoka. Visitors and art enthusiasts will have an easy time finding a piece of art they cannot leave behind!