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Muskoka Discovery Centre exhibits at Legislative Building of Ontario

March 24, 2017

Muskoka Discovery Centre is participating in the Community Exhibits program at the Legislative Building of Ontario in Toronto for the March to July 2017 session. When asked to submit a concept for consideration we chose "celebrating 150 Years of Steamboating and the man who started it all, Alexander Peter Cockburn." Our submission was in keeping with the exhibition's theme - Canada's 150th. In 1867 A.P. Cockburn’s first ship Wenonah, an 80-foot steam powered vessel, had just completed its first sailing season. Wenonah was the first of many historic steamships that cruised the Muskoka Lakes.  Today the Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society (MSHS) owns and operates the only existing Muskoka steamship still carrying passengers - RMS Segwun - as well as the replica…...

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Wenonah II – Perfect for Special Occasions

The nonagenarian in the photo will be celebrating her 95th birthday on Wenonah II in August of this year. She is expecting about 20 guests for lunch in a dining…...

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Canadian Signature Experience aboard RMS Segwun

Destination Canada, our national tourism marketing agency, has designated 197 tourist activities Canadian Signature Experiences. The designation assists visitors seeking the best travel experiences that are uniquely Canadian. There are…...

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Muskoka’s Irish Connection: A St. Patrick’s Day Recollection

On a day when everyone is Irish, regardless of their DNA, we proudly state that the mother of Muskoka tourism was Irish. Letitia Symington- aka Mother McCabe - emigrated from…...

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March Break at the Discovery Centre

March Break is almost half over. Cries of, "I'm bored" may soon to be heard. We have an instant cure for the March Break Blahs - KidZone. The top floor…...

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Lose an hour of sleep in Muskoka, March 12, 2017

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 AM, March 12, 2017. Clocks "spring forward" an hour.  The bad new is that you lose an hour of sleep. The good news is…...

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Muskoka Daytrippers – 5 top tips

The southern portion of Muskoka is about 90 minutes by car north of the Greater Toronto Area. Cottage country is truly accessible for daytrippers. To help you plan your day…...

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The best summer birthday party ever

Does one of your children have a summer birthday? A summer birthday party can be a challenge, because friends and classmates are away. We have just the thing to make your…...

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2017 marks 130 years of steaming for RMS Segwun

On this the first day of March 2017, while the RMS Segwun waits for the ice to leave the Bay, we are planning a party to mark her 130th year. She…...

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Follow us on LinkedIn

We added a company page on LinkedIn. If you are a member of the networking site, please follow us. We are a registered charity that understands business needs - particularly when…...

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