District of Muskoka
Central to Muskoka is Bracebridge, a lively and picturesque town on the Muskoka River less than two hours from downtown Toronto. During the spring and summer months, it’s one of the best places to spend the summer in Canada. The town and the surrounding area are both alive with adventure and offers a relaxing oasis for vacationers, a great place to enjoy swimming, boating, golf, hiking and resort-style living. In autumn, the area is bursting with colour and plenty of fall fairs and activities. And in winter, it’s a wonderland of outdoor fun that includes skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Voted one of the 10 most historic downtowns in Ontario, downtown Bracebridge is bustling with dozens of shops and more than 40 restaurants. There are many other rich amenities for residents and vacationers: beaches, cruise lines, waterfalls, parks and trails, camps, clubs and sports organizations, farmer’s markets, a library and public transit, schools including Georgian College, art shows, galleries and studios.
Bracebridge also boasts the well-equipped South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, the multi-million dollar Bracebridge Sportsplex and the neighbouring Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre featuring live theatre, music and dance performances.