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Deerhurst Resort is located in the heart of Muskoka in Ontario's famous "cottage country," one of National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “Best of the World 2012” recommended places to visit for its large offering of things to do in Ontario, Canada. The resort, which wraps its way around the tranquil beauty of Peninsula Lake, is a landmark year-round retreat. An easy 2 hour drive (136 miles) north of Toronto, this 400-room lakeside resort boasts an extensive waterfront, live stage show (where Shania Twain was discovered), complete meeting and teambuilding facilities and the most on-site activities of any resort in Eastern Canada.
Known affectionately as “cottage country,” the Muskoka region is known for its vast forests, spectacular granite ridges and some 1,600 lakes, allowing guests to take advantage of a variety of Ontario activities. Just 5 minutes (4 miles) from the charming town of Hunstville and 25 minutes (21 miles) from Algonquin Park, Deerhurst Resort is able to capture an ideal combination of relaxation and adventure so you can enjoy the best of Ontario things to do.
Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin, the first provincial park in Ontario, offers a variety of natural, cultural, and recreational features and values. Made famous by Canada's acclaimed Group of Seven painters, Algonquin Park features thousands of kilometers of hiking and canoe routes in its iconic wilderness setting. A visitor's center, art gallery and guided excursions are available.
Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area
Nestled in the heart of Muskoka, right next door to Deerhurst Resort, Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area has a tradition of creating fun and exciting winter experiences for generations. Known for its un-crowded slopes and friendly atmosphere, this is an ideal hill for abilities of all levels, from beginners and up.
Muskoka Heritage Place
Visitors can touch the past in Huntsville at Muskoka Heritage Place, the home of the Muskoka Museum, Muskoka Pioneer Village and the Portage Flyer Train. Muskoka Heritage Place is the primary historical center in Huntsville, featuring 2 museums, 18 authentic pioneer buildings, and a genuine open air train ride, all situated on a beautiful 90 acre site.
Historic Downtown Huntsville
Deerhurst is located just outside the charming town of Huntsville. Home to a number of unique shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants, the dynamic Algonquin Theatre, as well as the Summit Sports and Recreation Center, no visit to Deerhurst is complete without a stroll down King William Street and over the swing bridge to the clock tower for a look at the prominently displayed outdoor murals of the Group of Seven Outdoor Art Gallery.
Located in the heart of downtown Huntsville, this intimate venue is ideal for a night on the town. The theater has been host to a wide variety of plays, musical performances, meetings, videos, presentations and school groups. It has offered outstanding performances from comedians to orchestras and elementary school plays to musicians of international acclaim.
The Real Muskoka Experience - Steamship Cruises
Visitors can take a step back in time when travel to and from Muskoka was by boat and train and when the first resorts opened in the Muskoka region. The remarkable Muskoka Boat & Heritage Center offers an authentic Muskoka experience. Open all year, it showcases the rich history of life on the water in Muskoka, focusing on steamships, boat building companies, and the early pioneering, resort and cottage experiences that have helped make Muskoka so distinctive.
LIVE at Deerhurst
LIVE at Deerhurst is one of Canada's longest running musical variety shows and is the perfect high note to any corporate or group function. Visitors can watch the show that launched Shania Twain to super stardom, or plan a custom event with Deerhurst’s talented on site entertainment department. The resort’s talented professionals offer a variety of options, from a dance band or trio to M.C. services – all guaranteed to be a great night out!
The Shizen Spa at Deerhurst invites guests to revitalize their sense of well being with results-oriented treatments and products in a naturally inspired setting.
Treetop Trekking takes guests on an unforgettable journey through the forest. The adventure includes bridges, zip lines, Tarzan ropes, climbing nets, foot bridges and swings. Whatever level of agility, experience or age, progress is at the individual’s own pace, so the experience is safe, friendly and accessible to everyone, from age 9 to 65.
Ready, aim - PAINTBALL! For a vigorous mental challenge and outdoor physical activity in the woods, paintball is North America’s fastest growing action game. No experience is needed and all the gear (paint gun, paintballs and protective pullover) is provided by Deerhurst’s on site supplier, MJD Paintball Inc.