From the Town of Bracebridge:
The Town of Bracebridge is proud to introduce a refreshed pavilion at the Trans Canada Trail that displays a map of Downtown Bracebridge and honours the history of Bracebridge Bay and Kelvin Grove Park . The pavilion provides an educational, informative, and attractive space that gives residents and visitors an opportunity to explore the downtown core and get a glimpse into the past through pictures.
The refreshed pavilion was a collaborative effort of many individuals and organizations, including:
- Town of Bracebridge staff from Public Works, Economic Development and Corporate Services;
- Ken C. Veitch, Local Historian;
- Cindy Buhne, Bracebridge Library;
- Theresa Buker, Chair, Muskoka Indigenous Friendship Centre;
- Cam and Leslie McKay;
- Pedachenko Media;
- Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre; and
- Sublime Graphics Inc.
The Trans Canada Trail is the longest network of multi-use recreational trails in the world spanning over 27,000 kilometres, connecting the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans. In 2022, the Trans Canada Trail organization decommissioned the pavilion in Kelvin Grove Park and the Town assumed ownership of the structure. To honour past donors, the inscription panels were transferred to a main pavilion at Centennial Park in Uxbridge. Donors can also find their inscription on the Trans Canada Trail website.
For more information on trails in Bracebridge, visit bracebridge.ca/trails.