The town, at the junction of Highway 11 and Highway 60, is west of Algonquin Provincial Park. Access to the park is via Highway 60, between Huntsville and Maynooth.
The town plays host to thousands of tourists in the summer season, mostly from Toronto and surrounding cities. Huntsville's numerous lakes and rolling hills make it a beautiful and ideal summer destination.
In 2010, Huntsville hosted the 36th G8 Summit, attracting much international attention.
ClimateHuntsville has warm, humid summers and cold winters. The city experiences four distinct seasons, with considerable variance in day to day temperature, particularly during the colder weather season. Huntsville is in the snowbelt region of Central Ontario, near the Great Lakes, so experiences snowy winters. The city has comfortable summer temperatures and occasional heatwaves accompanied by high humidity and active thunderstorm weather. Huntsville and the Muskoka region have the highest annual precipitation of any region in Ontario.
By planeThe closest major airport is Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. There are closer smaller airports in North Bay, Bracebridge, Emsdale and Sundridge/South River. There are daily flights between Toronto and North Bay.
By carHuntsville is on Highway 11, a major highway in Ontario. Toronto is 217 km to the south and North Bay is 128 km to the north. Huntsville is also the western terminus of Highway 60, which is the main road to Algonquin Provincial Park (40 km east of Huntsville).
By busOntario Northland Bus Service comes from North Bay, making stops at Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Washago, Orillia and Toronto
- The Lions Lookout provides spectacular views of the town and the rolling hills of Muskoka.
Group of Seven Outdoor GalleryAn outdoor trail that features over 90 mural replicas showcasing the works of the Group of Seven painters and Tom Thomson who inspired them. This is a mobile tour of locations throughout Muskoka and Algonquin Park through which you can experience the art of these important early 20th-century Canadian artists.
phone: +1 705-789-7576 (ext. 3214)address: 88 Brunel RdThe primary historical centre in Huntsville, featuring two museums, 18 authentic pioneer buildings, and a genuine open-aired train ride, on a 90-acre site.
Camp MiniyoweA camp with many programs for various age groups.
address: 1088 Buck Lake LandingThe private forest reserve contains more than 70 km of hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing trails made available to the public at no charge. No snowmobiles or ATVs. Lodges, cottages and camping available.
- Catch one of the many performances at the new Algonquin Theatre in downtown Huntsville.
- Huntsville is on three beautiful lakes so, naturally, the town has many public beaches for swimming and relaxing.
- Take a stroll down Main Street and check out all the little shops where you can find clothing, local art, fine dining and desserts.
phone: +1 705-789-6655address: 68 West RdA "health and wellness" restaurant with organic and fair-trade coffees and teas, wholesome food, gluten-free products, organic spelt baked goods. Wi-Fi. Open year round. Fully accessible.
phone: +1 705-789-2536address: 76 Main St EPizza and pasta.
phone: +1 705-789-9769address: 87 Main St W
phone: +1 705-789-7200address: 126 Main Street WestYour choice of haddock, white fish or halibut
phone: +1 705-789-7910address: 90 Main St ERestaurant and pub with good Muskoka River view.
phone: +1 705-789-7931address: 59 Main St EExtra-small batch brewing facility includes a full kitchen with a seated capacity of 100 people.
phone: +1 705-787-1025address: 3 Cann StCasual pub fare, full menu until 1AM, Wi-Fi.
The town also has many quaint bed & breakfasts.
phone: +1 705-788-5051address: 117 Main Street WFree coffee, free continental breakfast, pet-friendly hotel.
phone: +1 705-789-9661address: 23 King William Street
phone: +1 705-787-0118address: 70 Howland DriveFree morning coffee, free expanded cable, pets allowed, accessible rooms, coin laundry, free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, kids stay free, smoke free.
phone: +1 705-789-1701address: 86 King William Street
phone: +1 705-789-2301address: 1755 Valley RoadAn Ascend Hotel Collection member.
phone: +1 705-788-9500address: 100 Howland DrWi-Fi, coffee and tea, and in-room conveniences. Free breakfast buffet. Smoke-free.
phone: +1 705-788-3345address: 86 Howland DriveExercise facilities, wireless Internet connection in public areas, 100% smoke-free hotel, free full breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub, cable satellite television 42-inch. No pets.