Bala, Muskoka Lakes – Ontario Canada

“Be Art, Love Art

Bala is a picturesque town in the heart of Muskoka. By land, Muskoka Road (Hwy 169) runs through the town. By water, Lake Muskoka flows into the Moon River over the “paintable” Bala Falls.

About 600 residents are year rounders, although in summer months, Bala swells to over 10,000 people.

Many recall a night or two at the famous dance hall – Kee to Bala (formerly Dunn’s Pavillion) or a butter tart or scone from Don’s Bakery. Popular spots for visitors these days for a bite to eat include The Pearl, Jack and Stella, the Bala Falls Pub , The Smokin Birds, The Hook and Ladder, and Lakeside Bala, most places accessible by water from Lake Muskoka. There is a new artisan chocolate shop in town too – The Cacao Boys.

On the weekend after Thanksgiving, Bala paints the town red to celebrate the cranberry harvest at the 3-day Bala Cranberry Festival.

Check out places to stay at Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

We believe there is an artist inside everyone waiting for an invitation to come outside!

Find Bala here on Google Maps