Watershed Gallery Donations



Watershed Gallery – Background Information

The Muskoka Watershed stretches 120 km from the Algonquin Highlands to Georgian Bay. It is 62 km at its widest point and encompasses 4,660 square kilometers. For 5,000 years First Nations inhabited the watershed. Non-indigenous peoples settled in the region in the mid-1800s.

The waterways provided life-sustaining water for wildlife and humans alike. The watershed powered the local economy: While the timber mills and boat works produced commodities, water-based tourism grew, eventually becoming the sustaining industry of the region.

The Watershed Gallery at the Muskoka Discovery Centre

It is imperative that we understand the need for stewardship of the watershed and how we, as individuals, can contribute to its conservation and preservation. To that end, the Watershed Gallery at the Muskoka Discovery Centre will be a unique experience of discovery, teaching through interactive exhibits:

  • What a watershed is
  • The watershed’s key physical and biological elements
  • How it works
  • How it shapes the lives of visitors and residents.

Built in 2006, the Muskoka Discovery Centre has evolved from a boat and heritage museum to what Muskoka teachers have called a beacon of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education for the entire community. The Watershed Gallery, opening July 2018, is the next generation in that evolution.

Please donate today!

  • A Gift of Cash, or e-Transfer*
  • A Gift of Securities
  • Planned Gifts and Bequests

All donations are to:

Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society
185 Cherokee Lane, Gravenhurst Ontario, P1P 1Z9
Phone:  (705) 687-6667 / 1-866-687-6667

Charity BN/Registration 13261 7770 RT 0001

A charitable tax receipt will be provided for donations of $20 or more.


Send money directly from one bank account to another. All you need is access to online or mobile banking through a participating financial institution. Send your donation to molly[at]realmuskoka.com. When you send your donation, please include your mailing address in the body of the message so you can receive your tax receipt.