August 19, 2022
October 24, 2022 is Ontario Municipal Elections Day

The Township of Lake of Bays and Town of Huntsville need elected representatives who will prioritize:

  • Action against climate change
  • District-wide integrated watershed management
  • Sustaining healthy water quality
  • Shoreline environment protection through consistent application of the Official Plan and by-laws; effective by-law enforcement and; minimal tree clearing and blasting
  • Good municipal services with a responsible budget
  • A year-round economy, high-speed internet, and affordable community housing
Make sure you are on the Voters List by going to You will need your property's 19-digit Roll Number found on your Property Tax Assessment Notice or municipal tax bill.

Voting for the 2022 Municipal Election will be by internet or telephone. This means, if you are a seasonal resident, you do not need to make a special trip to the cottage to vote. Internet and telephone voting will start on Monday October 17 at 10:00 a.m. and go through to Monday October 24 at 8:00 p.m. Prior to the voting period, you will receive a personalized Voters Information Letter by mail which will include your PIN and instructions for voting.

You and your spouse can both vote in each municipality in Ontario where you own or rent property. So you and your spouse can both vote where you live permanently AND vote in Muskoka. Renters and their spouses can also vote, provided you are tenants on election day (October 24). To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, 18+ years old, and registered to vote.

Find out who is running

Find out what riding you are in using the District of Muskoka Election Map

Coming Soon!
  • Candidates' answers to LOBA's questionnaire about important municipal issues.
  • Read the Questionnaire

Open to all Lake of Bays Association members and families. Photos must be previously unpublished and taken in the current year--limit of 5 per category. They must be in high-resolution, digital format and sent to, subject line Lake of Bays Association photo contest. Deadline December 30, 2022.

LIFE at the LAKE: people, pets and dwellings
NATURE: wild plants and animals
LANDSCAPE: land, water and sky

Photo by: Tom Dibblee
2021 Photo Contest submission
The District of Muskoka has implemented a new program that will allow citizens to collect and submit erosion information for lakes and waterways throughout the Muskoka River watershed. This project is part of the Integrated Watershed Management initiative.

The program's ultimate goal is to create an inventory of eroding sites to identify areas where future work may be required to improve river and lake water quality and aquatic habitat.

This new program has been appropriately called E-Rode, which includes a new app that can be accessed on your phone anywhere you have cell reception or from your home computer. You, as a Citizen Scientist, are being given the opportunity to flag locations where you see erosion occurring on lakes or rivers. This program is part of a larger initiative being undertaken by the District of Muskoka.

Click Here To Complete the Survey
Lake of Bays resident Glenn ‘The Fish’ Vickery is back again in Lake of Bays, swimming around Bigwin Island on Saturday August 27!
Glenn is raising money to support and to advocate for funding for cardiac diagnostic equipment at Huntsville Hospital. It’s also his way of saying thank you to front line workers at the hospital.
To read his story, and to support Glen and his heartfelt cause, please visit: Glenn Vickery is fundraising for Huntsville Hospital Foundation (
Kayakers, canoeists and SUPs are welcome to take part in the event. For liability and safety reasons, other swimmers will not be able to participate.

photo by Carolyn Madonia
2021 Photo Contest submission
The purpose of the Lake of Bays Association is to promote, sustain and enhance a clean and healthy natural environment, a well-serviced community and a safe and peaceful Lake of Bays.

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