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Discovering So Much About Muskoka

June 18, 2021 in Uncategorized

I just received the latest copy of Muskoka Reflections, the magazine/newsletter put out by the Muskoka Steamships/Discovery Centre in Gravenhurst. It is truly a wonderful overview of exciting things happening at the Centre.  I have known Gary Getson, the Chair of the Board, for many years. The gathering vision for the Centre is to create a cultural hub in Muskoka with the heritage of the Steamships, wooden boats and Indigenous culture as key pillars. Gary’s latest statement “from the chair” describes how the centre is at a “defining” moment with several initiatives on the go.


Nearly seven and a half million dollars has been committed to the revitalization program. Drawing together 17 separate organizations within the Muskoka community toward focused, sustainable goals. It is quite an achievement by any standard, especially in a province and region that represents very diverse origins. With the world racked in the midst of this pandemic, many elements of the centre have necessarily gone virtual, but president John Miller is confident that appropriate protocols can still permit the return to operations with bookings on the Wenonah II and access to the Discovery Centre this summer.  In this respect, the Centre is now using a system known as “Rocket Rez” for booking Wenonah II cruises online. Access it through the RealMuskoka website. The Centre is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 – 4.

By Tim Du Vernet

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