Huntsville Ontario is located geographically on the Canadian Shield. We acknowledge that this land is the traditional ancestral territory of the Anishinaabe, specifically the Ojibwa, Chippewa and Algonkin people, under the Williams Treaty of 1923.

We encourage all people to respect and share in the gifts of this place.

Huntsville has a proud tradition of working together with spirit and resolve – and creativity.

Our history & heritage

Get to know Huntsville's history at Muskoka Heritage Place, at the Huntsville Public Library or by chatting with people on the streets. It's that kind of place.

Brief history

  • Ancestral territory of Anishinaabe
  • Captain George Hunt arrived as a settler in 1869
  • Rail arrived and the Village of Huntsville was incorporated in 1886
  • The locks on Brunel Road were constructed in 1877
  • The Town of Huntsville was incorporated as a Town in 1901 
  • Dr. Jacob W. Hart became the first Mayor of Huntsville. Learn about our past mayors
  • Williams Treaty, 1923
  • The Town of Huntsville was incorporated into the District Municipality of Muskoka in 1971

Properties of heritage interest

The Municipal Heritage Committee helps to protect properties of cultural value.

If you're interested in viewing the register of these properties, the map, or applying to have your property placed on the register, please visit forms, permits and resources.