For over three decades, the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce has been an independent voice for businesses in Muskoka Lakes. Our mandate: to promote and improve trade and commerce and the economic, civil and social welfare of the Township of Muskoka Lakes. If you are doing business in our region, we invite you to Join Us.
Welcome to Muskoka Lakes
Home to a wide range of diverse experiences, Muskoka Lakes has something for every one on any budget. Indoors or outdoors, relaxed or energetic, it’s all here in Muskoka Lakes and waiting for you to enjoy.
Just two hours north of Toronto, Muskoka Lakes is a four-season destination that guarantees memorable experiences and offers you the chance to unwind and reconnect with nature, friends and family.
On the water
Encompassed by Lakes Muskoka, Joseph and Rosseau, Muskoka Lakes is the ideal destination to take part in “The Real Muskoka Experience” on board one of Muskoka’s many beautiful cruise lines: Lady Muskoka Cruises, Muskoka Steamships and Sunset Cruises. Each boat offers comfortable, picturesque sightseeing opportunities. Capture the stunning Muskoka sunsets, fall colors or family photo opportunities. The breathtaking views on our cruises are one of a kind.
Visitors from around the globe travel to Muskoka to enjoy our local wines, beers and tantalize their taste buds with some of our local cheese or fish. Known as the Cranberry Capital of Ontario, Bala is home to the province’s largest cranberry marshes: Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and Iroquois Cranberry Growers. Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh hosts daily bog and wine tours. Designated a Canadian Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission, this tour includes a history of the marsh, how cranberries grow, the making of cranberry wine and a tutored wine tasting that can be deliciously paired with their local cheese plate. It’s not to be missed!
Those seeking a cultural experience can appreciate the museums and art galleries located throughout Muskoka Lakes. Take part in the Autumn Studio Tour and meet some of Muskoka’s finest artists or take a tour of Muskoka Lakes Museum in Port Carling and Bala’s Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Bala and Port Carling also host historical walking tours, giving you a glimpse into the past of cottage country.
Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site is another inspiring family experience. Visit the birthplace of Dr. Norman Bethune and discover his extraordinary achievements and life stories at the new Visitor Centre at 297 John Street North, Gravenhurst, Ontario, only an hour and a half drive north of Toronto. Dr. Norman Bethune is internationally known as a humanitarian, battlefront surgeon, activist, inventory, teacher and artist. Follow his blazing trail that started in Canada and took him to the battlegrounds of World War 1 and to Spain during the Spanish Civil War; you will be amazed at what one man accomplished in his lifetime! Open June through October, the site also offers a multi-purpose gallery available for rental. This National Historic Site is a stirring “Must see” for the whole family.
To learn more about our attractions, see About Muskoka Lakes and Things to Do.