What to do and see in Bala, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

February 18, 2018 Harland Bartelt

Discover the best top things to do in Bala, Canada including Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery, Kee to Bala, Bala's Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery, Iroquois Cranberry Growers, Wahta Station, Balacade, Bala Falls, Windsor Park, Active Turtle, Muskoka Stay N' Play Tours.
Restaurants in Bala

1. Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery

1074 Cranberry Road, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada +1 705-762-3203
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4.5 based on 172 reviews

Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery

Discover the cranberries that make this area unique! The daily Bog to Bottle Discovery at 1 pm is a Canadian Signature Experience. Taste and learn as you follow cranberries on a guided journey from peat bog to award-winning wine. Other 'must dos' include wine & cheese on the scenic patio and browsing for local goodies in the one-of-a-kind wine & gift shop. Hiking and snowshoe trails, GPS and kids' adventures and fall harvest activities are also available. Open daily, year round (Mon-Sun 10-5). Daily tour at 1 pm. Located four minutes north of Bala, in scenic Muskoka.

Reviewed By FoodEater123 - Toronto, Canada

We went on Family Day and it was way too packed to enjoy anything. Line ups out the door, not enough staff, no parking available, and the bathrooms were absolutely intolerable. It is not worth the drive.

2. Kee to Bala

1012 Bala Falls Road, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada +1 705-762-3134
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4 based on 60 reviews

Kee to Bala

Reviewed By Lisetteki

It is nice that this landmark is still
Around. The history of this place is pretty awesome. Some of the greats have played here.
A new roof is being laid and the premises updated. The dock now offers yoga in the evening and the Concerts are second to none.
It needs a bit more updating but glad
To see it still around.

3. Bala's Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery

1024 Maple Avenue | P0c 1a0, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada +1 888-579-7739
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5 based on 21 reviews

Bala's Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Reviewed By lori5262 - Oakville, Canada

The Bala Museum is a hidden treasure. Linda and Jack were wonderful tour guides - friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic. As well as experiencing some of Anne's antics first hand, we learned a lot of the history of LM Montgomery during her time in Bala and about events in her personal life that we never knew about. The Bala Museum is one of the few places where you can see LM Montgomery's COMPLETE collection of every book she has written. There is a warm tribute to Jonathan Crombie who, of course, played 'Gil' in the Canadian series. There is a lovely gift shop where I purchased a few special books and my very own Raspberry Cordial!

4. Iroquois Cranberry Growers

2860 Iroquois Cranberry Growers Drive | Unit 3, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada +1 705-762-5725
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5 based on 11 reviews

Iroquois Cranberry Growers

Reviewed By QuinnCanada

Beautiful area for a stop.
The people were very informative about the growing and cultivation of cranberries...found out information I had never known and was completely misinformed in the past.
They offered samples of almost everything available for purchase ensuring you make the best decision.
Juice is delicious, dark chocolate covered cranberries are amazing and cranberry tart was a great desert! And if we weren't traveling by motorcycle we would have purchased more but due to storage constraints it wasn't possible.

5. Wahta Station

Muskoka Road 38, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada +1 705-762-2195
Excellent
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4 based on 24 reviews

Wahta Station

Reviewed By Lynn C - Barrie, Canada

We took a drive on the long weekend to try Mrs H fish and chips at the Whata station,near Bala On.The food was very good ,all fresh And very tastie.The portion size was huge and we had to take quite a bit home,but would return if we were in the area.

6. Balacade

1006 Bala Falls Road, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada +1 705-646-4145
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Balacade

Reviewed By RonKVA - McLean, Virginia

We stopped here for an hour or two with three generations in tow -- including three young children who were delighted with Balacade and couldn’t get enough of the great old-fashioned stand-alone arcade games, even though they all have access to (and like to play) iPad games. I suspect that it would take a lot of visits for kids to win enough tickets for a significant prize, which should not be a major problem for local residents and summertime cottage dwellers. But even travelers just passing through need not depart without a prize. Children can spend as much time as they need with the “Claw” until they eventually retrieve a stuffed animal or other inexpensive novelty of their choice, and the kids don’t care at all about its monetary value.

7. Bala Falls

Bala Falls Road, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
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5 based on 6 reviews

Bala Falls

Reviewed By Barney B - Toronto, Canada

I have come here for years, very restful and lovely to just sit and enjoy. Sad to hear the provincial government is going to ruin this peaceful place, destroy the town and we all ready have 3 dams running at half capacity just down the river...very sad

8. Windsor Park

Muskoka 169, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Windsor Park

Reviewed By SashaB2010 - Kitchener

Every time I go to Bala I stop by Windsor park. The water ski shows are amazing, if you are there on a Tuesday around 7:30pm you have to check it out, you will not be disappointed. Otherwise it's a great spot for a picnic and swim, or to grab some frozen yoghurt and just relax and watch the water.

9. Active Turtle

1009 Burgess Avenue, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada +1 705-641-0513
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5 based on 7 reviews

Active Turtle

Muskoka Yoga classes, workshops and retreats with will take you on an inspiring and creative journey of discovery or re-discovery of self through a variety of Yoga styles, Zumba, and more. Your mind-body connection will be explored in movement, breath, self expression and meditation.

Reviewed By Janet B - Muskoka

Active Turtle offers a variety of Yoga and fitness classes for all levels. Jasmine is a inspiring teacher and her Yoga classes are amazing. I have also been to some of her workshops and loved them. Jasmine welcomes all levels of students into her studio. I am so glad she is in Muskoka!

10. Muskoka Stay N' Play Tours

3048 Muskoka District Rd, 169, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada +1 705-706-0494
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5 based on 2 reviews

Muskoka Stay N' Play Tours

Muskoka Stay N'Play Tours is located in Bala, Muskoka. Offering guided snowmobiling,ice fishing, ice trail skating, snowshoeing/wine tasting tours and cottage rentals.

Reviewed By William_HY - Toronto, Canada

My family and I did snowshoe hiking, snow mobiling and ice fishing with Darren. Darren was super thoughtful and provided all the gears we needed for the great experience. He had great knowledge of the area and his personal anecdotes really helped to add flavor for the trip. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a guided winter experience with an always cheerful guide.

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