Community Profile

Welcome to the Gateway to Muskoka

Polarid Pictures of local people and places

Located in the south end of Ontario's finest four-season destination--Muskoka, less than two hours north of Toronto and situated on the edge of Lake Muskoka. Gravenhurst offers incomparable natural landscape with all the amenities of a larger centre. Gravenhurst is the permanent home of approximately 13,000 residents, with another 14,000 who live here through the late spring and summer months.

Gravenhurst's community is vibrant in arts, culture and heritage (link to related new page) while incorporating a modern lifestyle.  Whether you want to take in a show at the historic Opera House, work from the cottage connected to high speed internet, enjoy the Bethune Memorial House or tour our downtown with a digital flair, outstanding recreational facilities paired with our multitude of outdoor activities make Gravenhurst a great place to live and pursue your passions.

Read the Gravenhurst Community Profile and/or learn more about local Statistics and Trends, Target Sectors, Annual Business Surveys and Success Stories or visit our Municipal Plans and Studies page for information and resources about our community and future planning and growth.

Learn how to Be Part of the Bigger Picture or see A Day in the Life in Gravenhurst!

You can also find information about our region including District of Muskoka Statistics and Demographics.

For further information or assistance contact the Economic Development Team at 705-687-2230 x 280 or 


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