Incorporated in 1875, Bracebridge is nicknamed "The Heart of Muskoka.” Located on the Muskoka River, the town is home to waterfalls, historical buildings and Santa’s Village amusement park.

Its location makes it a great place to watch the fall foliage change

Part of cottage country, the area is well known for its rivers, lakes, views and outdoor activities.

In addition to a great selection of restaurants in Bracebridge, enjoy a refreshing drink at Muskoka Brewery

Bracebridge offers something for everyone, from arts and cultural attractions to boundless outdoor adventures and welcoming locals.

Map of Bracebridge

Where is Bracebridge?

Bracebridge lies in the District of Muskoka, north of Toronto.

Highway 11 provides a direct route to the town for those travelling from north to south or vice versa. Similarly, Highway 118 is the go–to route for travellers coming from the east or west.

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Things to do in Bracebridge

Enjoy scenic waterfalls

Considered the waterfall capital of Muskoka,there are four waterfalls in the area. These include Bracebridge Falls, High Falls, Muskoka Falls and Wilson’s Falls.

Witness beautiful sunsets

Huckleberry Rock Lookout is one of the best places in Muskoka to watch sunsets. It provides stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and includes a 2.5-kilometre trail.

Explore the waters of Muskoka

Embark on The Muskoka River Cruise, a 90-minute cruise that provides amazing views of the water, beautiful landscapes and cottages of the area, including Millionaire's Row.

Go for a hike

South Monck Trail and Covered Bridge Trail is a scenic hiking and mountain biking route that takes you through forests, across wooden bridges and eventually to a lovely waterfall.

Experience art and culture

Chapel Gallery is a replica of the first Presbyterian church in Bracebridge. It has been the home of Muskoka Arts & Crafts since the fall of 1989 and features work by famous artists.

Points of interest

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Last updated: April 11, 2024

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