Representing The Brandy Lake Association

Brandy Lake Muskoka

Brandy Lake Association Strategic Plan

Greetings from Brandy Lake!  We hope this finds you and your family safe and preparing for a safe, physically distanced or properly bubbled holiday season wherever you are!  Brandy Lake is fully covered with ice, but it is still very thin in several areas, so we urge extreme caution as always when venturing out onto the lake at this time of year.  Everyone is hoping for a white Christmas, but so far, our snowfalls keep melting with warming weather!  We hope that if you are not already at the lake when you receive this, that you find some time to enjoy winter at the lake over...

read more

An integrated solution for flooding, economic prosperity in Muskoka

Written by: Kevin TrimbleOriginally published to: It’s time to get serious about getting residents, businesspeople and decision-makers to start building a watershed plan for the Muskoka River watershed. And I’ll tell you why. I can think of no other place in Ontario with a greater connection between socio-economic prosperity and the environmental quality. We assume Muskoka will always be a world-class destination that supports our varied livelihoods, but there is evidence that we can’t keep conducting ourselves the same way we always have. If Muskoka were to...

read more

Blue-green Algae Advisory

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has lifted the public advisory regarding blue green algae on Brandy Lake as of September 24th. The first sample taken the week of July 29 was nontoxic, and the second sample, taken the week of Sept. 17th by the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks has confirmed the original nontoxic results. The link for further information is:...

read more

Blue Green Algae Sampling by MECP Results Confirmed Non-Toxic

On Friday, July 24th, a visitor on the lake called the Ministry of Environment, Conservation & Parks (MECP) with concerns related to blue-green algae and the Ministry sampled the water at a location in Falkenburg Bay. The Brandy Lake Association was in contact with MECP on Monday, July 27th, and they confirmed that blue green algae was identified, and that they would contact the BLA as soon as the results were available.  They emailed the BLA on July 29th, that they had identified the blue-green algae Woronichinia.  This is a different genus than was detected in September of 2019. The...

read more

Spring Newsletter

President’s Message Much has changed since we sent out our Winter Newsletter; we are now truly living in challenging times.    However, your Brandy Lake Association (BLA) Exec has been busy determining how we can best move forward considering the new realities of the pandemic.  We held our first BLA Exec Meeting of the year by videoconference, a format that is undoubtedly a first for the BLA.  We look forward to the start of the traditional cottage season and know that all of you do as well.  The Mayors of Muskoka jointly wrote a letter with information of interest...

read more

Three options to pay your 2020 BLA membership

  1. Two-year membership with a signed limited edition watercolour print of Brandy Lake ($35 + $35 + $40) – SOLD OUT 
  2. Two-year membership ($35 + $35)
  3. One-year membership ($35)

4 days ago

Good day! I have a client looking for a cottage rental for the month of July. Lovely family, 2 small kids and a nanny that keeps things spotless. If you’ve ever thought about renting your cottage please reach out and you could at least have a conversation with them about it. Thx! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Is it just me or is there way more ice fishing activity on Brandy Lake this year? ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

7 days ago

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Wow so pretty after yesterday’s storm. Great day to get out and enjoy the weather There is only 22 shoppings left until Christmas have you got what you need? Let us help you get some ideas with our gift giving guide. This year consider shopping local. Our downtown has some great gift giving ideas at every price point and by shopping locally you help support our community. Also a reminder that our shops are now open Friday nights for a complete list visit our Rich Hill Candles Inc The Corner Cabinet NEOB Lavender -Niagara Essential Oils & Blends Martins, Framing - Art Supplies - Gallery Algonquin Outfitters Jibe Jewellery #shoplocal #SupportSmallBusiness Keep It Local - Bracebridge Visit The Bridge - Bracebridge Tourism Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce #muskoka #downtownbracebridge ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 months ago

For anyone who hasn't visited the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, its well worth the trip. Permanent resident animals are mostly in natural habitat compounds which gives an experience totally different from a zoo, and donations help wildlife being rehabilitated for release back into the wild.WOLF AWARENESS WEEK

This week is #WolfAwarenessWeek! Did you always wanted to see wolves up close? We have 9 permanent wolves that came into our care last year. Book your guided tour now at

Photo by Follow Me North

#wolves #WolfAwarenessWeek #animalsofcanada #wildlifesantctuary #keepwildlifewild

For more information on our facility, please check out our website
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook