The Victoria Day holidays gives us Canadians the first long weekend of hospitable weather. It’s traditionally the first weekend that Canadians go camping, open their cottage, hang out by a lake, or enjoy nature in some way.
So in honour of the unofficial beginning of summer, here is something from the vaults:
“Steamer leaving Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario Canada.
The Muskoka area is a popular area for southern Ontarios to enjoy nature, its a particularly popular (and now incredibly expensive) area for cottages. The postcard wasn’t sent or dated, but I’m estimating from the car depicted (in the left) that it’s from the 1920s or 30s.
You can still take steamship cruises of the Muskoka lakes, including on the oldest operating steamship in North America, the Segwun. Even if the multimillion dollar mansions (aka “cottages”) of celebrities attract the most attention, I think it’s great to just be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the great weather before our savage summer and raging winter ruin our outdoor fun.