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Muskoka, Canada

Muskoka is consistently named as one of the best places to visit in Canada

Tour to Muskoka, ON Canada

Muskoka District Municipality!

Muskoka is frequently listed among the top destinations in Canada and worldwide by reputable publications, including National Geographic, Frommer’s, and Reader’s Digest. With its boundless natural beauty, Muskoka offers an ideal setting for both adventure and relaxation.

Looking for the top destinations to visit in Muskoka? Discover the most recommended spots in Gravenhurst, Muskoka Lakes, Bracebridge, Lake of Bays, Huntsville, and Georgian Bay.

Good to Know

Visa Requirements
Yes, most travellers need a visitor visa or an eTA to travel to, or transit through, Canada.
Languages spoken
Canada's two official languages, English and French.
Currency used
Canada's currency is the Canadian dollar (CAD). It's available in 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar paper notes.
Area km2 (mi2)
3,937.76 km2 (1,520.38 sq mi)

Why visit Muskoka Canada


You can make the most of the favourable Canadian dollar exchange rate and enjoy lower costs for accommodation, food, and rentals. We are glad to showcase our beautiful country to visitors, even though we secretly envy their advantage.


Whether you’re riding from New York or Michigan, each departure area is located three to six hours from Muskoka, depending on traffic. That’s a very doable ride. If you’re headed from Detroit or Buffalo, leave early or avoid rush hour times so you can bypass the Toronto traffic.


No rider is the same or wants the same thing from a trip. Riding in the Muskoka area offers different ways to customize your trip depending on your ride style, skill level and what you want to get out of it. Check out these ideas:

Ride, Rental or Trailer: If you don’t want to ride across the border, consider trailering your bike, or you can also rent locally. We can check out the rental options in Ontario

Ride a Little or a Lot: Several routes have been created depending on how much you want to ride and explore. Take your pick from the Small Loop, Big Loop, or anything in between.

Explore our Try Something New: The Discover Muskoka tourism website offers many great ideas on things to do in the area, so you can plan your moto trip around another cool excursion. Maybe you like checking out waterfalls or want to give zip-lining a try. From Provincial Parks to helicopter tours, watersports, and brewery tours, the area has a wide variety of things to do while on your motorcycle trip. Please ensure your bikes are parked for the day before enjoying any alcoholic beverages, though!

Tasty and Healthy Food

With so many great places to eat in and around the Muskoka area, there is no shortage of food options for whatever may tickle your fancy. For additional meal and dining options, visit the dining section of the Discover Muskoka website, or check out Trip Advisor, Yelp or the good old-fashioned “ask a local” method.

Amazing Hospitality

Again, no shortage of options on where to stay and what to do. There are many hotels, B&B and camping options depending on what type of moto trip you want to take, and there’s always a friendly Canadian who is eager to help you plan your trip or give you suggestions on where to stay.

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Things to Do in Muskoka District

Muskoka is widely recognized as an idyllic summer retreat, revered for its abundant lakes, verdant forests, and myriad outdoor activities. With over 1,600 lakes to explore, Muskoka is a top vacation destination in Canada. While there are plenty of activities to enjoy throughout the year, the summer months offer the quintessential RV Tours experience and endless waterfront adventures.

Magical Things to do in Muskoka All Year Long

The region of Muskoka and the district is filled with a host of fun activities, museums, and places to explore. There’s always something going on in Muskoka. But be sure to add these top things to do in Muskoka to your itinerary!

Explore Muskoka’s Small Towns
Ontario small towns are the best and Muskoka is full of them. And of course, most of which are set right on the water, making them not only charming but incredibly beautiful too. Where to go? A few top picks for small towns to visit in Muskoka are Bracebridge, Huntsville, Baysville, Gravenhurst, Port Carling, and Bala.
Take a Cruise
cruise in Muskoka is the perfect way to explore a slice of its incredible natural beauty. There are a variety of cruises to choose from, lunch and dinner cruises, sunset ones, standard cruises, and even adventure ones
RV Tours
Whether you’re looking for a central base to explore from or a relaxing retreat in the woods – maybe even without Wi-Fi, then renting a RV and travel in Muskoka is ideal.
Visit Museums in Muskoka
For Anne of Green Gables fans, there’s the Lucy Maud Montgomery Museum in Bala. If you want to visit a National Historic Site of Canada head to the Bethune Memorial House in Gravenhurst. A great place to learn more about the area, its people and more is the Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville. The Muskoka Heritage Place is home to a steam train, museum, and even a pioneer village.
Go Camping
One way to escape into nature is by sleeping under a blanket of stars. And Muskoka is full of camping options for everyone’s taste, whether its backcountry camping in Algonquin, slumbering to the howls of wolves in Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, or on the shores of Beausoleil Island in an oTENTik, tent/cabin.
Attend the Muskoka Maple Festival
Late winter and early spring are when the sweet water flows in Muskoka. So don’t forget to check out one of the best Maple Syrup festivals in Ontario, the Muskoka Maple Festival. The festival takes place every April in downtown Huntsville.
Chase Waterfalls
With over 1500 lakes, it’s no surprise to find the water a falling in Muskoka. There are dozens of waterfalls in Muskoka and while some are tricky to track down, most are easy to find. Some are right in town, like Bracebridge Falls and Bala Falls, some are right off the highway like Muskoka Falls, and others you’re going to have to work for.
Go for a Paddle
Muskoka is best experienced by getting on the water. And one of the best experiences in Muskoka is to paddle along the sparkling waters, soaking in the area’s finest natural beauty.
Have a Beach Day
One of the top things to do in Muskoka in the summer is enjoy a beach day! With hundreds of lakes, you’ll also find plenty of white sandy beaches. A couple more beaches to check out are the Port Sydney Beach and Dwight Beach in Lake of Bays.

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