Muskoka Recreation and Activities

Muskoka Tourism operates two Tourist Information Centres, one on highway 11 south of Gravenhurst and one on highway 400 near Port Severn.

Theatres and Concerts

Peter's Players is a licensed intimate concert hall in Gravenhurst.
The Kee to Bala has been providing top notch entertainment since 1942 in Bala.
Gravenhurst Opera House and Arts Centre offers opera, classical music and films as well as alternative films through Fine Films Gravenhurst
The Norwood Theatre in Bracebridge offers feature films plus Metropolitan Opera Live in HD broadcasts and semi-monthly alternative films through Spinning Reels
The Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre in Bracebridge offers dance, music, theatre and opera (including Live HD broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera)
The Capitol Theatre in Huntsville offers feature films as well as alternative films through Reel Alteratives.
Casino Rama is a short distance south of Muskoka and has an excellent lineup of top concert acts.

New Actor's Colony Theater. During the winter of 2010-11, the NEW Actors’ Colony Theatre was conceived by veteran theatre producer/director Eva Moore, newly emigrated from Nova Scotia; and retired sales executive and international adjudicator, Annette Procunier. The two women had been friends and colleagues through theatre for many years, and upon discovering that Bala was the birthplace of theatre in Canada, determined that the time was right to bring it back home!

The Huntsville Festival of the Arts brings concerts and performances to the Huntsville area through the year.


Santa’s Village is a 60 acre family entertainment park nestled on a bend of the Muskoka River in Bracebridge.  Established in 1955 and located half way between the equator and the North Pole, it’s where Santa spends the warm months relaxing and experiencing the joy of Christmas all summer long. With so many fun things to do, it is a great place to spend time with your family & friends of all ages!   Open mid-June until Labour Day (plus weekends over Christmas).

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!  (Free admission to Sportsland -- pay as you play).

Lake and River Cruises

Muskoka Steamships cruises Lake Muskoka from Gravenhurst on historic steamships, RMS Segwun and RMS Wenonah II.
In Bracebridge, the 300-passenger Lady Muskoka offers cruises down the Muskoka River and around Lake Muskoka
Sunset Cruises operates the M.V. Idyllwood and the Peerless II (public cruises available starting from Port Carling locks). 
From Parry Sound, Georgian Bay cruises are available at Island Queen Cruise.

Walking and Hiking Trails

The Muskoka Trails Council works to promote the trail system within Muskoka.  There are many easily-accessible trails throughout the region.  Trail guides are available, grouped by municipality:Town of Bracebridge, Town of Gravenhurst, Town of Huntsville, Township of Lake of Bays, Township of Muskoka Lakes, Township of Georgian Bay


Bigwin Island Golf Club) (Huntsville
Bracebridge Golf Club (Bracebridge)
Deerhurst Golf and Resort) (Huntsville
Diamond 'in the Ruff' Golf Club (Utterson)
North Granite Golf Course (Port Sydney)
Muskoka Highlands (Bracebridge)
Huntsville Downs Golf Club (Huntsville)
The Fairways at Kirrie Glen (Bracebridge)
Muskoka Bay Club (Gravenhurst)
The Rock Golf Club (Minett)
South Muskoka Golf Club (Bracebridge)
Taboo Resort Golf and Spa (Gravenhurst)
Windermere Golf & Country Club (Windermere)
Muskoka Woodlands Golf Course (Foot's Bay)

There are several minigolf facilities in Muskoka, including the Northern Escapades Mini Golf (Bracebridge), Santa's Village Sportsland (Bracebridge), the Evergreen Golf Centre (Washago), Dorset Family Golf Centre (3km west of Dorset on MR117)

Museums and History

For a list of Muskoka museums and other historical sites, please visit our Muskoka History page.

For information on transportation to/from and around the Muskoka Region, please visit Transportation in Muskoka.

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