This is a seasonal destination. The route is operated seasonally from June 25, 2020 through to September 8, 2020. We hope you’ll consider joining us then.
Take off from downtown Toronto and land in Gravenhurst a short 35 minutes later. When you book a flight to Muskoka with Porter Airlines during the summer, you land in Muskoka with its cottages, gorgeous views and plenty of things to do with its six unique regions.
Get more out of your cottage weekends. You can skip traffic and be on the dock in no time when you land at Muskoka Airport in Gravenhurst, 20 minutes in the air from downtown Toronto - the only thing you'll miss about driving is a stop at Webers! From the airport, it's a short drive to surrounding towns, including only a 11-minute drive to Bracebridge.
Whether it’s on water or land, there are lots of things to do while visiting Muskoka. From boating and tubing to flyboarding, there’s enough water activities to keep your adrenaline going for days. If it’s calmer waters you’re after, there’s always kayaking, canoeing and fishing.
If you prefer land to water, walk, run or cycle your way through hundreds of hiking trails. Want someone else to do the walking for you? No problem! Hop on a horse and trot along trails or get chauffeured around in a wagon. It’s a fun way to get around and see some of Muskoka’s unique terrain and scenic vistas. If you would rather go at it alone, there are plenty of Provincial Parks to venture through, such as Arrowhead and Algonquin Park.
While you’re visiting, make sure to discover Muskoka’s charming towns. Bracebridge is always buzzing with art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, festivals and more. There are a ton of boat tours and hiking trails you could explore while you’re there.
Known as the ‘Gateway to Muskoka’, Gravenhurst is another charming town to explore. For over 150 years, its existence captivated visitors because of its beautiful lakes, lush forests and rocky landscapes.
If you prefer a more relaxing weekend away, then Muskoka Lakes or Lake of Bays is where you need to unwind. Pull up a Muskoka Chair on the dock and watch the sun set behind a perfect backdrop of Evergreen trees, or watch as boaters zip by while locals fish off the docks. It’s the ideal place to relax after a long day of outdoor activities.
Make sure you leave room for treats from some of Muskoka’s best bakeries. These bakers know the right ingredients to make the best apple pie, gooey sticky buns and of course, the perfect butter tart. Pick one up or a whole box to take with you before your flight back home.
With so many regions, you’ll want to book several flights to Muskoka with Porter Airlines this summer so you can discover them all.
Gravenhurst has quite the past. Many of its first visitors were attracted to its lakes, forests and rocky terrain, but fast forward a few years and it quickly became a busy summer hub for seasonal visitors. The Muskoka Wharf was buzzing with thousands of people waiting to be transported by steamship to their summer homes. Now, you can experience a similar ride in the RMS Segwun, which is over 130 years old. Dubbed as the oldest steamship in North America, this historic cruise takes you through Muskoka’s three big lakes.
You’ll also learn about Gravenhurst’s colourful past with its lumbering and sawmills that kept the city booming financially, bringing in more workers and residents. Today, the sawmills are gone but there’s a different kind of buzz on the Muskoka Wharf. Walk down the scenic boardwalk along the same shores as Gravenhurst’s industrial past. Along the way, stop in at a local restaurant or, if you prefer casual, there are a few coffee shops and even a Tea House for you to enjoy.
After your cup of coffee or tea, head to the Muskoka Discovery Centre Museum. Upon your arrival, you’re immediately greeted with a replica steamship outside. Walk in and peruse the vintage wooden boats. This local heritage museum also has an interactive kids’ area so all ages can enjoy.
How about dinner and a show? Head to the Gravenhurst Opera House in downtown Gravenhurst. Located in between boutiques and local restaurants, the Opera House has been entertaining visitors and locals alike for over a century. After dinner, stroll over to the theatre and enjoy an assortment of musical entertainment.
After a hot summer day spent outside, how about a cold one? Gravenhurst is home to SawDust Brewery. Take a tour and try a flight of their IPA, Lager, Ale or Stout.
If you’re ready to get outside, Gravenhurst offers a wide variety of fun things to do. Enjoy its public beaches, perfect for a refreshing dip or settle down under some shade and enjoy a picnic. After your lunch has settled, rent a boat or a jet ski and zip out on the open water, cutting through waves and feeling the fresh spray of the water on your face.
Book a flight to Muskoka with Porter Airlines and experience this gateway city.
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Book a flight to Muskoka and head straight for Lake of Bays. One of the largest lakes in Muskoka, this region serves up lots of summer fun, including boating, tubing, and paddleboarding.
This township is overflowing with lakes, cottage resorts, cultural attractions and outdoor activities. There are three main communities that make up Lake of Bays; Baysville, Dorset and Dwight. Each community offers its own restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and self-guided history tours so you can get the lay of all three lands.
One park that is not to be missed while visiting Lake of Bays is Algonquin Provincial Park. Stay for the day and hike through its trails or stay for the weekend and camp under the stars. If you’ve got time to wander out a little further, visit Arrowhead, Ragged Falls Provincial Park and Oxtongue Rapids: all parks are nearby and offer their own sense of outdoor adventure.
Which way to the beach? Nestled in Dwight Bay, you’ll find, well, Dwight Beach. It’s the perfect public beach to go for a dip and have a picnic. If you’re renting a boat, launch it off the dock and enjoy some water-filled activities like waterskiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding.
If you’re interested in sea-ing more history, stop by the SS Bigwin and Marine Museum. Cruise around the Lake of Bays aboard the wooden steamboat built in 1910. SS Bigwin isn’t just known for its age but also for its famous passengers. Winston Churchill, Clark Gable, Louis Armstrong and Greta Gabo were all aboard this boat at one point in time.
Feet feeling a little tired? Why not take a scenic drive around the lake? This 80 kilometre loop is great for cruising past scenic views of calming waters and beautiful lush forests.
Outdoor thrills, cultural experiences, shopping and local dining are all waiting to be discovered at Lake of Bays on your next flight to Muskoka.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Muskoka Airport (YQA) is about 10 km / 6 mi from Bracebridge and 9 km / 5 miles from Gravenhurst.
Taxi and car rental services are available at the airport.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Explorers' Edge offers seasonal shuttle bus service to deliver Porter passengers to accommodations across the region for $10 per person, one way. Seats must be reserved ahead of time. For more information about schedules and routes, and to make a reservation, please click here.