on Lake of Bays
Park Logging Museum:
Displays on the entire history of logging in the Park, from the 1830's
to the present. (705) 633-5572 www.algonquinpark.on.ca/mustrails/museums.html
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 www.bala.net/museum
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. http://www.yukazine.com/lmm/e/bala.html
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
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
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
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.
at the south end of Manitoba St, in Bracebridge. Ten historic information
plaques identify points of interest along the 1.5 km route.
Historical Look at The Township of Georgian Bay
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 www.canoemuseum.net
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
Bay Islands National Park:
Honey Harbour, (705) 756-2415.
Working steam train and pioneer village with costumed
narrators and daily activities for the entire family.
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 www.muskoka.com/tourism/mlm
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 www.segwun.com
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)
- 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"
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.
the Rene M. Caisse Memorial Room.