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  • Algonquin Park Logging Museum:
    Displays on the entire history of logging in the Park, from the 1830's to the present. (705) 633-5572
  • Bala's Museum:
    Hosts one of Canada's best "Anne of Green Gables" gift shops, a 1920's kitchen, garden, ragtime sing-a-long. Box 14 Bala, Ontario, P0C 1A0 (705) 762-5876 or 1-888-249-4834
  • Visit Yuka's Bala Museum:
    with memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery in the Muskoka region of Ontario is housed in the Tourist Home where Montgomery ate her meals during a two week stay in the region in the summer of 1922.
  • Bethune Memorial House:
    Birthplace of Dr. Norman Bethune, A Canadian medical doctor who made significant contributions to medical science in Canada, Spain and China, is restored to 1890. 235 John Street N. Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G4 (705) 687-4261
  • Burgess Memorial Church Heritage Site:
    The Burgess Memorial Church built in 1926 by Bala's founder has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act 1974. The famously photographed granite church is located by the Bala Falls and is now home to an antique shop and art gallery.
    1035 Bala Falls Rd, Bala - 762-2363
  • Big Chute Marine Railway:
    in operation since 1917, interpretive exhibits and displays of historic equipment of both the Marine Railway and Hydro generating equipment. 17 km north of Port Severn off highway 400. Exit White's Falls, District Rd. 34. (705) 756-8802
  • Historic Bigwin Inn on Lake of Bays:
    This site honours and pays tribute to Bigwin Inn which was at once time the largest and finest summer resort in North America and the British Commonwealth. Some historical photos.
  • Bracebridge Bay Trail:
    at the south end of Manitoba St, in Bracebridge. Ten historic information plaques identify points of interest along the 1.5 km route.
  • A Historical Look at The Township of Georgian Bay
  • Canadian Canoe Museum:
    Home of the world's largest collection of canoes and kayaks - a national museum exhibiting Canada's national treasure and heritage. 1-866-342-2663, Peterborough, Ontario
  • Discovery Harbour:
    Built by the British after the War of 1812. Visit the British naval dockyard and military garrison. Explore furnished workshops and residences. Discover muster lists, quill pens, sailors' knots and musket drills. Climb aboard the replica of the Bee, Tecumseth or Perseverance, moored at the kings's Wharf on Georgian Bay (705) 549-8064
  • Georgian Bay Islands National Park:
    Honey Harbour, (705) 756-2415.
  • Muskoka Heritage Place:
    Working steam train and pioneer village with costumed
    narrators and daily activities for the entire family.
    (705) 789-7576
  • Muskoka Lakes Museum:
    Features the unique boat-building heritage of the area, from rowing skiffs to launches. Pioneer settlers home, outboard motors, early cottage life and Victoriana. (705) 765-5367
  • R.M.S. Segwun:
    Built in 1887 the Segwun is the oldest operating steamship in North America. Visit the steamship museum at Sagamo Park. 820 Bay St. Gravenhurst (705) 687-6667
  • Saint Marie Among the Hurons:
    17th Century Native and European cultures mingled as Jesuits brought Christianity to the new world. Animated by costumed interpreters and craftspeople with 22 historic structures. Hwy 12 West to Midland (705) 526-7838.
  • West Parry Sound District Museum
    In 2005, we are featuring "A Dream Denied" The Avro Arrow,
    once the fastest plane on earth, made right here in Ontario, and scrapped
    by the Diefenbaker government. Also see works of local artists, and a
    stained glass mural of the "Sinking of the ASIA, in Georgian Bay"
  • Woodchester Villa:
    Situated high above a bend in the Muskoka River, the octagonal house, Woodchester Villa is approached by a steep winding drive.  Henry J. Bird gave his new home the name Woodchester Villa, after the fondly-remembered village in England which was the place of his birth.  Also features
    the Rene M. Caisse Memorial Room.
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