The Heart of Muskoka where Cottage Country Vacations Begin
The town of Bracebridge Ontario sits midway between Gravenhurst and Huntsville, but also midway between the equator and the North Pole. Maybe that’s why Santa’s Village theme park was set up in Bracebridge back in 1954.
History of Bracebridge
Bracebridge came into being because of the logging industry – long before Santa’s helpers set up the famous theme park. In fact, the first hydro-electric plant in Canada was built in Bracebridge and is still operating. The steamships that used to serve residents and industry now ferry tourists along the peaceful Muskoka River. And the 22 waterfalls in the surrounding area are the reason Bracebridge is known as the “Niagara of the North”.
This town of 12,300 swells in the summer months as tourists from around the world flock to get a taste of cottage country and the lake lifestyle that we Ontarians are so fortunate to have right in our backyard.
Getting To Bracebridge
Getting here is easy. From Toronto, take Hwy 400 north past Barrie and then exit to Hwy 11. Take Hwy 11 to all the way to Bracebrige.
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