365 Canadian Sights | Day 314: Bracebridge Falls/Dam

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| Image from Flickr/Mark Drewe via CC BY ND 2.0 |

Towns tend not to be built around waterfalls, but when they are, it’s an interesting spot.

Bracebridge is in the middle of the famous Muskoka region, or cottage country as Torontonians like to call it. The area is littered with natural beauty and quaint towns. Here, we see those things come together in the middle of town.

It might not be the most spectacular set of waterfalls, but with the bridge and dam as well, it’s a unique sight, with human infrastructure and a natural landmark wrapped into one. It certainly helps the dam is an older one, and the structures there are made of stone, helping sell the quaint old town look.

Located two hours north of Toronto in the famed Muskoka region, this area is famous for weekend trips, so that might be the way to do it. There are buses that can get you to Bracebridge, but a car would make life easier getting about.

However, for the falls, just getting to town should be enough if that’s the way you want to play it. They’re located at one end of the downtown core.

Rated one of the top things to do in Bracebridge by TripAdvisor fans is pretty good, since it’s a bit of a tourist town. There isn’t a lot out there about this sight, though they are supposedly the most photographed falls in Muskoka country, though there’s a bit more info here.

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