Town of Huntsville
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37 Main Street East Huntsville ON P1H 1A1

Phone: 705-789-1751
Fax: 705-788-5153

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three images: 1. community volunteers, 2. autumn tress reflecting in the water, 3. artist painting a portrait of Tom Thomson

Why Huntsville

A three-minute reminder of the quality of life and business opportunities that Huntsville, in Muskoka, Ontario has to offer.  It makes us ask, why aren't you here?

Our Awards

Have a look at the present and past Recognition and Awards we have received as a community.  We are proud of our accomplishments!

Our Slogan

"Touch the Past, Embrace the Future!"

Our Legacy Events

Huntsville has hosted many events which we are very proud of.  A number of our Community Legacy Events include:

  • Ironman 70.3 Triathlon
  • Muskoka Triathlon
  • 2015 TO2015 PAN AM Torch Relay
  • Dara Howell's Olympic Gold Celebration
  • RBC Sports Day in Canada 2013
  • 2012 OSUM Conference & Trade Show
  • 2012 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games
  • Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships
  • Dudley Hewitt Cup (Junior 'A' Hockey Tournament)
  • 2010 G8 Summit
  • 2010 Ontario Winter Games
  • 2010 Unity Powwow
  • 2010 Olympic Torch Relay - Community Celebration

If you are planning a large-scale tournament, competition or conference, please consider Huntsville.  Contact Greg Pilling, Manager of Sales and Customer Service for more information.

Our History

  • Huntsville was established as an agricultural community in 1869 by Captain George Hunt
  • The railway 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.  Have a look at the Past Mayors page for photos and dates of all Mayors who held office following Mayor Hunt.
  • The Town of Huntsville was incorporated into the District Municipality of Muskoka in 1971

Our Demographics

  • Huntsville encompasses an area of 68,716 hectares
  • Huntsville is the largest of the six municipalities within the District of Muskoka
  • Current (2011) population is approximately 20,000 full time residents
  • Average household income, $73,578 which is 10% below the national average
  • Retail sales is 52% above the national average
  • For more information about statistics and demographics in this area visit the Statistics Canada website page on Huntsville

Our Location

  • Located 215 km from Toronto, 130 km from North Bay and 350 km from Ottawa
  • Arrowhead Provincial Park is entirely located within the boundaries of the Town of Huntsville
  • Huntsville is the Gateway Community to Algonquin Provincial Park

Our Community Attributes

  • An Inclusive Community
  • A "True Sport" Community
  • A regional shopping centre
  • Huntsville Public Library
  • The Algonquin Theatre - year-round live entertainment
  • Huntsville Festival of the Arts
  • Canada Summit Centre (Olympic sized double rink and recreational facility)
  • Huntsville District Memorial Hospital
  • Muskoka Heritage Place - Pioneer Village, Museums & Train
  • Forbes Hill Research Centre (University of Waterloo and The Northern Ontario School of Medicine)
  • 52 kilometres of Trans Canada Trail
  • River Mill Park and numerous others including the G8 Flag Park
  • Resort accommodation for over 1,000
  • World class golf, unique shopping and dining
  • Over 65 kilometres of boating
  • A historical town clock originally built in 1871-1872 in Toronto, Ontario (Union Station) - now displayed at Town Hall


  • Huntsville transit, local service. Huntsville is the only municipality in Muskoka to offer local transit service.
  • Ontario Northland, bus service
  • Muskoka airport, operated by the District of Muskoka, offering daily air transit to Toronto