Muskoka’s heritage is directly tied to its natural surroundings of solid granite landscape, sylvan lakes and rivers, vast woods and towering pines. An area known for tourism since the late 1800s, Muskoka is rich in culture and proud to have numerous museums and attractions to showcase the wonders of this region. Be sure to take time on any trip to learn about the history of Muskoka and how it became the magical place it is today.
This view of Lake of Bays in 1908 shows the beauty of the Muskoka region and the reason early tourists came here.
Muskoka's history is tied to travel - steamships, railways and roads.
This view of Bala in the 1930s shows the CP Railway Station and the steamship at the dock. What a busy place!