Canada Day! Yet Another Reason to Buy Property in Bracebridge

ImageSituated in the middle of Muskoka, Bracebridge is a fantastic location to live all year round. With homes on and off our many waterways and easy access to Barrie and Toronto for shopping and the international airport less than 1.5 hours away for that mid-winter get away, you can have the best of everything right here.

There is perhaps no better example of that than the many fun celebrations that occur around Canada Day. The festivities are all launched from Bracebridge Bay Park and Kelvin Grove Park located on both sides of the river, just below the Silver Bridge over the falls on Ecclestone Rd.  Events include cardboard boat races, rubber duck derby and of course fireworks! There will be a beer tent, sponsored by Muskoka Brewery and live music sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce which start at 6:00 p.m. Rest assured there will be food vendors too so plan on being there for some dinner. Activities begin at 8:00 p.m. with the boat races, followed at 9:00 p.m. by the duck race, culminating at 10:00 p.m. with the fireworks.

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If you are planning some home based family events in the evening then why not drop into the Bracebridge Visitor Information Centre (1 Manitoba St.) for some Canada Day Cake which is being served starting at 2:00 p.m.  Cake is free while supplies last.

Bracebridge is a lovely place to live in or cottage around so if you are planning fireworks at your home or cottage please check with the fire department to ensure you can and follow these simple safety tips to protect your family, your property and our beautiful Muskoka!

  • Appoint a responsible person to be in charge. Only adults who are aware of the hazards and   essential safety precautions should handle and discharge fireworks.
  • Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging.
  • Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks.
  • Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass.
  • Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.
  • Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground. Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks. For dud fireworks, it is best to wait 30 minutes and soak them in a bucket of water. Dispose of them in a metal container.
  • Discharge fireworks only if wind conditions do not create a safety hazard.
  • Keep sparklers away from children. Sparklers burn extremely hot (1200oF – which is hotter than the temperature required to melt glass!) and can ignite clothing, cause blindness and result in severe burns. As the sparkler wire remains hot for some minutes after burnout, it should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury.

Enjoy your Canada Day and remember that I am always available to assist your with all your Real Estate needs. Whether you intend to buy or sell property in Bracebridge or surrounding area or just want some advice on a renovation project or an opinion of your property’s current market value, I am happy to help.