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!
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.
We have 18 holes of spectacular Mini Golf set on the beautiful Muskoka River in Bracebridge, ON! Great for any age, our course has been a family friendly staple of the community for over 25 years and offers a great way to get out and have some family fun and spend time together while getting some fresh air and sunshine.
We also have a snack shack that offers real fruit smoothies, Kawartha scooped ice cream, Chapman’s novelty ice cream and popsicles, cold drinks, and build-your-own frozen yogurt! The snack shack is the perfect place to end your game with a refreshing snack or beverage on those hot summer days! Visit our Snack Shack page for more information.
We are pet friendly! We simply request that your furry friends are on a leash at all times and you stoop and scoop.
An exciting outdoor adventure for family and friends to share together, Muskoka Zip Lines & Aerial Park offer an adventure experience for all ages. 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 “Muskoka Experience” always includes a cruise on the big 3 Muskoka Lakes, with their rugged & beautiful Canadian Shield vistas & gorgeous cottages. Enjoy live commentary including history & local lore.
Owned & operated by Captain Randy Potts, who has been a licensed captain for over 30 years, Sunset Cruises is an alternative to the larger ships, and can show you Muskoka scenery accessible only by our smaller ships. We go where the large boats don’t.
The Peerless II made its living for over 50 years as a gasoline and home heating oil delivery boat. We restored it so visitors and locals alike could see and experience first hand the historic supply boat era on the lakes.
Hike the nearby trail, with trail head access at the end of Sander Dr. Wilson Falls is the wildest and most scenic falls on the North Branch of Muskoka River. Located just to the north of the Downtown area off of River Road, Wilson’s Falls has a great walking trail which provides a spectacular view of the falls. A picnic area is also available.
Welcome to the only year round art studio in Muskoka offering classes and workshops for all ages and artistic levels! Let The Cat Go supports local Muskoka artists who teach in the studio as well as show in the gallery where you can buy original one of a kind art.
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.
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.
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!
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, bowling, soccer, 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 points to play.
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.
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.
The Grand Tour
Start & End @ Bracebridge
Approx. 245 km / 150 miles
About 4 – 6 hours depending on number of stops
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.
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.
The Muskoka Collective is a group of passionate individuals committed to making a positive difference in the work-life of our members through smart design that connects, and supports productivity and collaborative experiences.
Located in beautiful, downtown Bracebridge, just 2 hours north of Toronto and in the heart of cottage country. There’s parking on-site, with a municipal public lot and street parking readily available. The prime downtown location, in the core of the business community, is just minutes from restaurants, shopping and services. Enhance your work-life surrounded by the natural beauty of the Muskoka region.
L1FE Outdoors rents ATV’s and SideXSides for use anywhere in Ontario. Whether it’s arranging an off-road trip, using for hunting, a work weekend, or just testing out the sport… L1FE OUTDOORS wants to share the joy of Ontario’s backcountry with as many people as possible.
You can pick-up and trailer our machines to anywhere in Ontario…. However if trailers are not your thing, delivery is also available.
The Muskoka area is not only well known for its beauty & cottage life but also for its abundance of crisscrossing trail networks. Let us help you with an off-road adventure!
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.
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:
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.
Stan W Tait is a multi-disciplined artist originally from White Rock B.C. residing in Muskoka for over 26 years. He has been crafting and designing Sterling Silver Jewellery for over 44 years. Stan works from his home based gallery alongside his wife, Sue of Sue Art Thou. A visit to his gallery by appointment, is a must stop in Muskoka where you will enjoy his unique one of a kind classic, contemporary designs and landscape impressionism paintings by SueArtThou in Alcohol Ink. Stan specializes in one of kind designs and welcomes commissions re-purposing family treasures also! Stan’s jewellery is also available in select galleries in Ontario including Oxtongue Craft Cabin in Dwight and Devine’s Fine Jewellery in the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.
They now also carry Sue Art Thou, alcohol ink paintings and home decor items created with resin and alcohol ink.
Available by appointment.
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.
Patio: Open 12pm to 6pm daily
Venture off the beaten path for safe contactless service on our patio. Choose from a selection of beer options and Hard Sparkling Water. We have alcohol-free options, chips to snack on, and welcome your picnic baskets. There are three fire pits to keep you warm, but this season “BYOB” means “Bring Your Own Blanket!”
Weather Permitting · Dog Friendly · No Reservations · First Come, First Served · Max 4 per Table · Total Capacity 16 · Physical Distancing · Please Follow Patio Rules
Taproom Express: Open 12pm to 6pm daily · Contactless on-demand service
Curbside: Open 12pm to 6pm daily · Order ahead and our team will place your items by your car.
Direct Delivery: Average 2-4 days · Shipping is free on orders over $100 and $10 flat.
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.
Welcome to the only year round art studio in Muskoka offering classes and workshops for all ages and artistic levels! Let The Cat Go supports local Muskoka artists who teach in the studio as well as show in the gallery where you can buy original one of a kind art.
Located right down town, the Silver Bridge and Bracebridge Falls is an iconic scene. Head down Wharf Rd to Bracebridge Bay Park and see ten historic information plaques identify points of interest along the route.
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.
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.
Muskoka Highlands is the answer to quality yet affordable golf in Muskoka. Many golfers who play a variety of the clubs in the area come back to us because they believe we have among the best bent grass greens in Muskoka. Combine true greens with wide fairways and long, yet maintained gorse grass, Muskoka Highlands is sure to challenge all golfing abilities, while maintaining a fun and fast round. Expect the pace to be a little slower on busier days, but be sure to check out our Dynamic Pricing which takes course occupancy into effect when determining the price of green fee. The less busy the course, the less you’ll pay per green fee. The best part about golfing at Muskoka Highlands is you don’t have to leave your four-legged best friend at home. Yes, we are the only facility who will let you bring your dog so you’ll never have to play alone. You may even be joined by the resident Dog-Guide in training.
Located 2 minutes from downtown Bracebridge, feel free to drop golfers of all ages off at Muskoka’s only full-sized public Driving Range before heading into town to pick up the necessities for your stay in Muskoka. We have a full slate of teaching programs hosted by Denver Dafoe, a PGA of Canada certified Professional. Learn privately or in groups of up to 6 players.
Are you, or is any one you know, looking for a picturesque Muskoka backdrop for a Wedding in 2018? Muskoka Highlands and our Community Partners are ready to help shape your special day. To host a wedding at Muskoka Highlands in 2018 or beyond, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FootGolf is a hybrid sport fusing the two sports of football (soccer) and golf. It is played on an existing golf course with 18 footgolf holes spread within 9 holes of regular golf. For Muskoka Highlands the FootGolf course is on the back 9. Come play any day after 3pm.
For more information or to book a tee-time today please call us at 705.646.1060 or visit us online and be prepared to play the best round of your life.
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.
Bonnie Bews paints in the art form of Hinterglas (reverse glass painting). Her preference in medium is watercolour, graphite or charcoal, this is applied to frosted glass giving the work luminosity, translucency and depth.
Bonnie draws and seeks her inspiration from Muskoka’s natural environment. Reflecting on the majestic wildlife to the delicate hummingbirds are illustrated amongst the flora and fauna in her whimsical way.
Visit Bonnie’s unique studio/gallery in a restored livery in the historical area of Bracebridge, Muskokaville.
Be certain to observe her 14’x20’ glass mural depicting Muskoka’s rich history on the back wall.
Address: 5 McBride Lane, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 0A1
Hours: Mid-June to mid-September 10am-4:30pm (closed Wednesdays). All other times, open when the purple banner is out or by appointment
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!
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.
With locations across the country, our hotels are ready to welcome you back wherever your summer travel takes you. Complete 2 separate qualifying stays between July 10 and September 7, 2020, to earn enough points for a future free night at 1,000+ Choice hotels.
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.
Picture 1,100 acres of private, unspoiled wilderness located in the heart of Ontario’s most sought-after cottage country. That’s not a dream. It’s who we are; Bonnie Lake Resort. Resting amongst the towering pines that oversee the 200 private acres of the spring-fed Bonnie Lake in Bracebridge, we offer the luxury of cottage ownership and rentals without the hassle.
Bask in the glory of the Muskoka’s from your very own recreational cottage deck. Be surrounded by beautiful beach fronts while you and your family and friends take in the beauty of your new home away from home. When you’re not in the mood to soak up the sun, partake in several local hiking trails, our multi-sports court or enjoy a family meal under our state-of-the-art pavilion.
Located just over an hour away from the Greater Toronto Area and less than 10 minutes away from Highway 11, escaping to Ontario’s famous cottage country has never been easier.
The Villas of Muskoka is an exclusive, villa resort community located between Port Carling and Bracebridge on beautiful Lake Muskoka. Consisting of 7 rental accommodation buildings with 2, 3- and 4-bedroom rental villas. Designed and built by Cedar Coast Timber homes, the villas feature warm wood finishes throughout to create a cozy Muskoka feel. The Villas have a private beach, docking, boat slips, club house, sport facilities and fire pits to roast marshmallows or sip a glass of wine while enjoying family time at the lake. Bring your family and friends together to enjoy the Muskoka Life.
Your adventure begins at our pet-friendly Travelodge Bracebridge hotel near Santa’s Village. We are ideally located off Highway 11, midway between the Toronto metropolitan area and Algonquin Provincial Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 do a workout in the state-of-the-art exercise room.
Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ 40th Annual Christmas Show & Show is moving online. This year, you can shop your favourite artists from the comfort of your home. The online Christmas Show & Sale has seasonal gift ideas for people on your shopping list. If you are looking for pottery, paintings, photography, jewellery, sculptures or home décor, visit our online shop at www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com or https://shop.muskokaartsandcrafts.com/. Your purchases can be shipped directly to you. Many artists provide studio curbside pick while others will deliver within Muskoka. The online Christmas Show & Sale opens on Friday, November 20 at 10am and continues until Saturday, December 19 at 5pm.
Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ first and foremost priority is for the safety and health of our artists, volunteers, customers, service providers, staff and community, therefore the Christmas Show & Sale will not be held at our usual location at the Bracebridge Sportsplex. We look forward to its in-person return in 2021.
Bring the whole family downtown Bracebridge to kick off the holiday season with Santa! See the official holiday lighting of downtown, enjoy some festive treats and live music, take a ride on the horse drawn wagons, and take advantage of in-store specials!.
Santa is coming to Bracebridge at the Fairgrounds from 1 – 4 pm.
The floats will be parked along Gray Road in the grounds, and you will be able to view the parade as you drive slowly across Gray Road from Monica Lane to Fraserburg Road.
If you are interested in putting a float into the parade please contact Don ( it does not have to be mobile).
This festival offers a unique approach to a traditional winter carnival. “FIRE” features will include fire artists, fireworks at 6pm as well as fire pits throughout Downtown. “ICE” features will include interactive ice displays, the legendary downtown tube run, a skating trail located in Memorial Park and a new crockicurl game rink!
Additionally, there will be “try-it-out” activities, traditional carnival games, and live music to complement the event. New this year, The Great Canadian Lumberjack Show will be providing hours of axe throwing, wood chopping, and cross-cut sawing entertainment!
$5 per person, kids 5 and under are FREE. Tickets are now available to be pre-purchased.
The Spring Members’ Show showcases the creativity and wealth of talent found within Muskoka Arts & Crafts. The diverse and outstanding work by our members makes for an exciting three day exhibition. Over one hundred members have their work in the show.
The Spring Members’ Show opens with an awards presentation and reception on Friday at 7 pm, followed by an evening of entertaining music.
Throughout Saturday, and Sunday, our members offer demonstrations of their techniques and artistry. In addition to the work on display, these demonstrations are an inspiring and educational glimpse into the creative world.
The show is a labour of love by our members who volunteer their time, energy, expertise, and enthusiasm to set up and manage this gala exhibition.
During the show, our members are present to welcome you to the show, answer your questions, and help should you decide to purchase one of the pieces of art. You can also cast your vote for the coveted Peoples’ Choice Award.
Friday, March 19, 2021, 7pm – 10pm
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, March 21 2021, 11am – 4pm
Come join the Pine Tree Quilters’ Guild of Muskoka for the 2020 Quilt Show.
Special Guest: Quilts and Presentations by Kathy K. Wylie International award winning quilter.
On Saturday, May 29, 2021 the first ever Muskoka Earth Festival will celebrate Muskoka as a beautiful place to live and work. This not-for-profit event is designed to inspire people to value the region’s rich ecology, and to equip them to preserve it for future generations by embracing earth-friendly living.
From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the fairgrounds will hum with the joyful sounds of people of every age, stage and economic category discovering that they are not alone in their commitment to a healthy planet. The eco-imagination of local artists and craftspeople will be on display. Muskoka-based entrepreneurs with creative products and green technologies will populate a green marketplace designed to help people live more sustainable lifestyles.
Location: Bracebridge Fairgrounds
Do you have a passion for cars? Don’t miss this opportunity to take a walk down memory lane and see over 100 special interest vehicles, listen to oldies music and indulge in great food!
Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ annual Summer Show is the area’s oldest and largest outdoor art show. Set in the beautiful Annie Williams Memorial Park, the Summer Show features hundreds of creative artists from across Canada
Approximately 18,000 enthusiastic people visit the Summer Show each year to meet the makers and see their work. All of the work presented at the Summer Show is handmade by the artists and is one-of-a-kind work of the highest quality. The Summer Show is a major fundraiser for Muskoka Arts & Crafts, a not-for-profit, community-based arts organization. Proceeds support the organization’s annual programs and events. Muskoka Arts & Crafts does not receive operational funding from local, provincial or federal governments.
Friday, July 16, 2021 10am-6pm
Saturday, July 17, 2021 10am-6pm
Sunday, July 18, 2021 10am-4pm
The Pride Festival week begins on Saturday, July 17th.
Muskoka Pride at flag-raising ceremonies at all six Muskoka municipalities. The public is invited to come out and show their support for gender and sexual diversity in Muskoka.
A full listing of events can be found at www.muskokapride.com or on Muskoka Pride’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The 38th Annual Bracebridge Antique Show and Sale will be held in the Agricultural Building at the JD Lang Activity Park, 331 Fraserburg Rd, Bracebridge.
Selected Dealers: Canadiana, furniture, tools, lamps, persian rugs, jewellery, vinyl records, 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.
Think that Muskoka shutters up after Labour Day? Think again! Consider a trip to Bracebridge to attend one of the most charming family events of the colourful season. For many years, locals and visitors alike have gathered in this picturesque town to celebrate the farming season, to recognize our neighbours’ harvest fare and handiwork, and to enjoy great fun and entertainment.
Swiss specialties – Rotisserie Chicken, Ribs, soups, sandwiches, wraps-114 Seats dining, 40 Seats Patio, Open 11 am, Licensed. Harvey’s Seats 44 – burgers, hotdogs, Family oriented, ample parking, BUSES WELCOME!
Established in 1876 Brooklands Farm, has remained in the family as a working farm for 6 generations on historic Butter & Egg Road.
Come up our driveway and indulge in our maple syrup, asparaghus, rhubarb and strawberries during the season.
Maple Syrup is produced using organic, kosher and seal of quality guidelines. Each batch of light, medium and dark syrup has its own individual distinct taste that resonate the flavours of the bush.
Our produce is grown using biological and sustainable principals and always fresh-picked, assuring the highest quality, freshness and flavour.
Built in 1903 our century barn is the hub of our farm. We sell our produce from the stall on the shady north side and on weekends host beautiful memorable weddings and events inside.
Availability of produce and field conditions are updated on the farm hotline daily and we encourage a quick call to avoid disappointment.
Inn at the Falls’ dining room offers an unsurpassed dining experience featuring a specialized selection of dining options.
During the summer months, the patio offers a beautiful outdoor setting for casual dining. Colourful gardens surround the three tiers overlooking Bracebridge Bay, while large old maples sway in the breeze and a multitude of flowers scent the air. The perfect Muskoka setting for a most enjoyable lunch or dinner.
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!
Their location in Downtown Bracebridge is also an excellent restaurant known for its delicious and hearty lunches, and a quick and tasty stop for breakfast and a coffee. This 100% gluten-free restaurant features comfortable and welcoming seating inside for you to sit down and enjoy your meal.
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