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88 Brunel Road, Huntsville, ON, P1H 1R1

Phone: 705-789-7576 ext. 3214

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Annual Events

Family-Friendly annual events at Muskoka Heritage Place are sure to keep your family coming back to join us, year after year. Here is the list of our exciting events, select one to learn about it:

A Portage Flyer Christmas - Evening Train Ride to Santa

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Our Portage Flyer Christmas is what we like to call a "supermagicated" event that has become a tradition among families looking to spend some great quality time in the fresh air and surrounded by holiday spirit. Arrive and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last) and purchase your tickets enroute to boarding the Portage Flyer Christmas Train Ride.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (last train leaves at 7:30 pm)
  • Admission: $5.00 per person (child or adult) tax included. Sorry, there are no advance ticket sales or reserve seating.
  • Location: Muskoka Heritage Place, Train Station, 100 Forbes Hill Drive Huntsville (beside the Active Living Centre). Here are the directions and parking map.
  • Parking: Huntsville High School, Canada Summit Centre, Active Living Centre or directly across the street from the event. Here are the directions and parking map.
  • Event Details: Once you make your way to Huntsville, travel up Brunel Rd 1 km and look for the black and white "Portage Flyer Christmas Train Ride" signs. Arrive to our Rotary Village Station and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies and join in on a carol or two. The train coaches have literally a thousand lights and of course Santa is waiting at the end of the line to hear your side of the story. The combination of a train, lights and Santa is almost too much for the adults, let alone the kids. There is no reserve seating or advance ticket sales, just purchase your $5.00 per person ticket (Santa pays the tax) prior to boarding. We travel along the Muskoka River on our 1km of track to Fairy Lake where riders may debark , visit with Santa and catch the next train back or remain on board for the return trip. Each trip takes about 20 minutes and dress warmly as the coaches are open-aired. Plenty of free parking is available either nearby or directly across from our station.
  • Please Note: There is no smoking on town property and Muskoka Heritage Place does not allow pets. Registered service animals only. If you need specific directions or more detailed parking information please contact Ron Gostlin.

Muskoka Heritage Place and The Nutty Chocolatier Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt 2018

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Children embark upon a chocolate treasure hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes! 

  • Date & Time: Sunday April 1st, 2018 from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm. Gate opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young.
  • Admission: FREE
  • Parking: Muskoka Heritage Place upper parking lot at 88 Brunel Road, Huntsville.
  • Event Details: The entire event lasts one hour and admission is free and fun.
  • Please Note: There is no smoking on town property and Muskoka Heritage Place does not allow pets. Registered service animals only. If you need specific directions or more detailed parking information please contact Ron Gostlin.

Dominion Day Strawberry Social & Steam-up Day

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Lots to do, lots to see, and lots of celebration! Free Canada Flags, tattoos, stickers and strawberry scones while supplies last.

  • Date & Time: Sunday July 1, 2018 from 10am to 4pm
  • Admission: Regular admission rates apply
  • Parking: Muskoka Heritage Place upper parking lot at 88 Brunel Road, Huntsville.
  • Event Details: Costumed narrators, historical demonstrations, strolling musicians and the Portage Flyer gets all "steamed up" for the season with runs at: 12:00 / 1:00 / 2:00 & 3:00 pm.
  • Please Note: There is no smoking on town property and Muskoka Heritage Place does not allow pets. Registered service animals only. If you need specific directions or more detailed parking information please contact Ron Gostlin.

Great Pumpkin Trail - Hallowe'en night "Umpteenth Annual" (30th) Great Pumpkin Trail

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This 29th Annual Community Event is a great alternative to having your children go door to door through busy streets in traffic, in the dark. Held in the Pioneer Village within the gates of Muskoka Heritage Place, this traffic free and youngster driven Hallowe'en event proves as much of a social event for the parents as it is for the kids.

  • Date & Time: Wednesday October 31, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Last admission is 7:30pm.
  • Admission: $3.00 per head (Head must be attached to a body) or $10.00 per family
  • Parking: Muskoka Heritage Place upper parking lot at 88 Brunel Road, Huntsville.
  • Event Details: At our main admissions at 88 Brunel Rd. Huntsville you will be given a site map to assist you in your adventure. Individuals or businesses sponsor our pioneer buildings by decorating the doorways and or outside areas in a theme, then dress in costume and sheell out the candy Muskoka Heritage Place provides. The way to the buildings is lit with moonlights but if you have very young ones and wish to keep the experience even lighter, you might consider joining us early, before 6:30pm nightfall.
  • Best Decorated House: Mayor Scott Aitchison will judge and select the winner of the "Best Decorated House".
    2017 Winners of the Mayor's Choice Award, Gerry Lantaigne. Congratulations!

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Muskoka Heritage Place
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Phone: (705) 789-789-7576
In Person: 88 Brunel Road
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