Pristine Natural Beauty
The school is located in Muskoka ranked #1 for best trips of 2011 by National Geographic. The region is well-known for its widespread pristine lakes and forests and its distinctive scenery throughout the year. The captivating natural landscape has attracted numerous Hollywood stars, sports stars and other elites to build retreats. The well-built leisure, entertainment and other amenities in the area offer Dewey students a premium access to interact with and integrate into the mainstream society.
The District of Muskoka came into world spotlight in 2010 when G8 Summit was held at the Town of Huntsville.
Nature has blessed Muskoka with countless crystal-clear lakes and rolling forests, and man has further added the heritage with museums of every description. There is a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities for locals as well as tourists: from trail exploration, camping, swimming and rowing, to art exhibition, zoo visits and wine sampling, etc. No matter its breathtaking natural beauty, or the eye-opening cultural immersion, Muskoka is definitely worth another visit in the future.
The combined natural and human charm serve as an irresistible magnet that has attracted numerous visitors from different fields, such as painters, writers, photographers, performers, musicians and other artists. Their footprints have greatly enriched the history and art element of the area.
Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
Located in Muskoka, the former residence of Normal Bethune was purchased by the federal government’s Department of External Affairs. Restoration of the building was subsequently undertaken according to the original building design, hence today’s Bethune Memorial House, a National Historic Site, where Bethune’s photos and used objects are displayed.
Lakes of Muskoka
Located approximately 200 km north of Toronto, Muskoka sits on the east of Georgian Bay and boasts some 1,600 lakes with three major ones: Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph, making it a popular cottaging destination. With its abundance of forest resources, the area used to be a logging hub, and now it is widely known as a major resort destination in Ontario.
Nestled in the picturesque Muskoka area, Bracebridge differs itself from other lonely towns in Northern Ontario. The town is home to Santa’s Village attracting millions of visitors from far and wide, who never fail to be fascinated by the fiery maple leaves in fall, raging steep falls in summer and festive Christmas trees in winter.
Venue for G8 Summit -- Arrowhead Provincial Park
The Park is blanketed in rolling forests with Arrowhead Lake and Mayflower Lake like 2 gems embroidered in the middle. This world-class sightseeing route for maple trees lures avid photographers, artists, outdoor enthusiasts and tourists from Canada and beyond. As the main venue for G8 Summit, Muskoka captures broad attention from global political, economic and other circles.
Group of Seven
Out of love for the breathtaking beauty of the northern wilderness, seven artists with like drawing styles and philosophies congregate here. Inspired by the Muskoka’s ethereal landscape, the Group used bold, expressive strokes to portray distinctive, pristine Canadian natural beauty. Their works claim bright colors, striking contrasts and bold strokes, which not only reflect but also further enrich Canadians’ love for their vast homeland.
Pioneer Village -- Muskoka Heritage Place
In between the rolling forest-covered mountains sits the well-preserved 19th century style town Huntsville. Muskoka Heritage Place is located right in the heart of the town. Hop onto a sightseeing tram, take a tour around and experience the historic town in the backdrop of fiery maple tree leaves. The G8 Summit further enhances the economic and cultural spectrum of this treasure town.