Located on the 45th parallel, Bracebridge is in the centre of everything that makes Muskoka such a magical destination. It is also a perfect town to explore on foot. The main street rises in tiers of shops, services and restaurants, many with vintage architectural facades. At night the Town’s clock, bell tower, courthouse and “silver bridge” are outlined in unique, colourful lighting. Rich in history and culture, residents and seasonal cottagers of this small town take pride in their social network and in the natural surroundings that offer an abundance of sporting and other recreational opportunities including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice-fishing in winter to hiking, cycling and watersports in the warmer months.

Notable features:

• Waterfall capital of Canada - over 22 waterfalls in the area

• Very popular cottage and resort district with many lakes

• Town was founded on the logging and forestry industry, but main industries now include tourism, auto part manufacturing and agriculture

• Minor league hockey and soccer teams (both men and women)

• Modern high school - newly built in 2008 with new sportsplex and theatre located in same building

LocationLocated on a hill overlooking the Muskoka River
Distance from gateway airport2-3 hours north of Toronto
Population16, 010
Gateway AirportToronto YYZ
RecreationWaterfall capital of Canada


Muskoka Region: Once Discovered, Never Forgotten

Muskoka is Ontario’s favourite year-round vacation destination. Located in the heart of Ontario, the Muskokas are home to many clear, sparkling lakes, dotted with recreational cottages, as well as world-class golf resorts, ski/snowboard facilities, wildlife preservation and provincial parks. From towering pine trees to waterfalls flowing over granite, come discover why visitors never forget their stay in the Muskokas.

Outdoor Sports: Boating • Canoeing • Curling • Cycling • Fishing • Golfing • Ice Fishing • Hiking • Horseback Riding • Kayaking • Skiing • Snowmobiling • Snowshoeing • Swimming 

Recreation for students: Artisan Galleries & shows • Coffee shops • Farmers markets • Festivals • Libraries • Museums • Maple Sugar Bushes • Movies• Music festivals • Parks • Restaurants (formal and fast food) • Ski resorts • Shopping areas • Sports • Youth recreational centres

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Why Muskoka?

• Cottage country charm

• Beautiful natural landscapes, lakes and rivers

• Friendly and hospitable schools and families

• True natural Canadian setting

• Excellent opportunities for outdoor sports



Programme durations available in this location:

10 months: September to June

5 months:  September to end January // February to end June

4 months:  September to end December // February to end May


Main attractions

  •      Bracebridge Falls
  •      Bracebridge sportplex
  •      Peake Fields (Softball venue)
  •      Santa’s Village
  •      Farmer’s Market & Mariposa Folk Festival
  •      Bracebridge Bay Park
  •      Lady Muskoka Boat Cruise
  •      Taboo Resort, Golf & Spa
  •      Numerous hiking, biking and snowmobiling trails


  •      2 shopping areas
  •      Walmart
  •      Boutiques with clothing
  •      Antiques & music shops
  •      Fast food eateries
  •      Coffee shops
  •      Sporting goods