Huntsville is a popular four-season family vacation area in the heart of Muskoka’s cottage country. Incorporated as a town in 1886 (and as a city in 1901), the historic Town Centre is surrounded many forest and over 144 lakes, and is in close proximity to many world-class golf resorts including Deerhurst Resort and the Delta Grandview. Huntsville is a thriving community close to both Arrowhead Provincial Park and the world-famous Algonquin Provincial Park making this town well known as a nature, recreation and resort destination. Residents and visitors enjoy family-oriented living, parents and children alike participating in winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling as well as spring and summer recreation including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, wakeboarding and more.

Notable features:

• Largest community in the District of Muskoka

• Notable golf and ski resorts including Deerhurst and Hidden Valley

• Algonquin & Arrowhead Provincial parks are great for recreational and wilderness camping, wildlife viewing and canoeing

• Very popular cottage and resort with many lakes surrounding it

• Main industries include tourism, pulp & paper and hardwood products

• Minor league hockey and lacrosse teams

LocationLocated just south of Algonquin Provincial Park
Distance from gateway airport2-3 hours north of Toronto
Population19, 800
Gateway AirportToronto YYZ
Recreation Ski resorts and provincial parks


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

  •      Algonquin Provincial Park
  •      Arrowhead Provincial Park Ice Trail
  •      Hidden Valley Ski Resort
  •      Muskoka Heritage Place
  •      Algonquin Logging Museum and Art Centre
  •      Algonquin Theatre
  •      Numerous hiking, biking and snowmobiling trails
  •      Group of Seven murals (downtown)


  •      Huntsville Place Mall
  •      Small shops & boutiques
  •      Clothes and music shops
  •      Fast food eateries
  •      Coffee shops
  •      Sporting goods