©

Bracebridge trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Bracebridge

Trip Planner Canada  /  Ontario  /  Muskoka District  /  Bracebridge
Bracebridge is a town and the seat of the Muskoka District Municipality in Ontario, Canada.The town was built around a waterfall on the Muskoka River in the centre of town, and is known for its other nearby waterfalls (Wilson's Falls, High Falls, etc.). It was first incorporated in 1875. It was named after a book, Bracebridge Hall by Washington Irving, that the postmaster in charge of naming towns was reading at the time. The same novel also provided the name for nearby Gravenhurst.The town is the seat of the district government, a centre of tourism for the Muskoka area, and home to several historical sites, such as the Inn at the Falls, Woodchester Villa, and the Silver Bridge, which joins Manitoba Street with Ecclestone Drive. The Silver Bridge was repaired in 2002. Bracebridge is also the home of the Muskoka Cottage Brewery.Graydon Smith is the current mayor.HistoryThe character of the town of Bracebridge is shaped by its proximity to Lake Muskoka to which it is connected by 6 miles of the Muskoka River, and by the promise of abundant water power afforded by the great waterfall at the foot of the town. Early growth of the town occurred in proximity to the falls which powered the first factory. The arrival of the Grand Trunk Railway cemented the town's role as a transportation hub for the area.Modern settlement of the town began in the 1860s, beginning at first with a few log huts. The Muskoka colonization road had been completed to the first falls on the north branch of the Muskoka River by 1862. Entrepreneurs began to take advantage of the area's water power. With the advent of steamship service on Lake Muskoka a few years later, Bracebridge prospered as the main distribution centre for the region.
Use our Canada trip website to arrange the details of your trip to Bracebridge and other destinations.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Bracebridge

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bracebridge

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Bracebridge

3 days in Bracebridge BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Muskoka District BY A USER FROM CANADA October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Bracebridge BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Bracebridge BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bracebridge BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Muskoka District BY A USER FROM CANADA September, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Ontario BY A USER FROM BERMUDA December, outdoors, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bracebridge BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Bracebridge BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Bracebridge BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Bracebridge BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Muskoka District BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans