Explore Port Carling

Port Carling is the famous hub of the lakes from where you can access all three big Muskoka Lakes: Rosseau, Joseph and Muskoka. Boat or drive in for great shopping and experiences.


From stores specializing in spectacular cottage décor to both antique and modern boat shops to vintage clothing and the latest styles, there’s something for every shopper in Port Carling. For these and other finds, also check out the Port Carling Farmers’ Market every Thursday at Hanna Park. And you’ll also discover unique souvenirs at the Muskoka Lakes Museum on Bartleman Island. Use our Member Search to find Chamber member stores, restaurants and experiences in Port Carling.

No visit to Port Carling is complete without a cruise on the Peerless II, or the Tom Thomson, which can be found at the Port Carling locks.


Need a painter, cleaning service, plumber or carpenter? Maybe you’re looking for help with your website. Shopping local also means finding a Chamber member nearby who is ready to serve a wide variety of your needs at your home, office or cottage. Browse below or use our Member Search and enter a key word to find members offering the service you need.

Check out this new 2020 article by National Post about reasons to visit Port Carling. To read it, please click on this PDF: National Post – Port Carling

Close to Port Carling are excellent restaurants that are Chamber members, offering everything from ice cream and coffee to fine dining.

Food and Dining

Right in Port Carling is York and Mason on Maple Street with a variety of great breakfast and lunch selections. Enjoy great pizza with a view at PIE Muskoka up the hill on Medora Street overlooking Indian River and the shops in Brown’s Landing and Steamboat Bay. For fine dining, you can enjoy the patio overlooking the small locks at Portside Fusion. Nearby, check out Richwell’s for fine takeout and catering, The Sherwood Inn and the incredible restaurants in the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa. Field of Greens offers a fabulous bakery, fresh produce, ready-to-go gourmet meals and seafood, too. Stephen’s Butcher Shop is famous for its meats and the Port Carling Foodland can be reached by road or boat when you need to stock up. And right downtown is Pete’s Links for the tastiest sausage on a bun served by a guy with the biggest smile for every one he meets. Follow that up with a dip into Mooskoka’s for a delicious ice cream.


Port Carling is also famous for The Wall.
Over 9,000 individual photographs make up the mosaic that depicts the RMS Sagamo passing through the Port Carling locks circa 1922.


To ensure the health and safety of our visitors, Midday Madness will not go ahead in 2020/2021, but we may be back in 2022! 2018 marked the first ever Midday Madness sale for shops in Port Carling,2019 was double the fun and we want to turn this into a regular summer event! You won’t want to miss out on great deals and entertainment. This is the time when seasonal stores display select items at deep discounts. Make sure you explore BOTH sides of the locks for great deals in both downtown and uptown Port Carling. Musicians will serenade you throughout the village (from That Blue Tub to Aunt Doodies), and the kiddies can get their faces painted on Maple Street near the Muskoka Emporium. A fun day not to be missed. Runs noon to 5pm (or until close for select stores).

Thank you to our event partners:

Chamber Members in Port Carling