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Rosseau, Muskoka | Ontario


A point of interest on the Barrie to Muskoka Driving Tour, available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.

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Audio Transcript

Don-,....I knew it would happen,...finally my chance to sing!  


Don-Well, coming up soon, just 15 kilometers Northeast of here is the city of Rosseau...and there's this diddy that goes like this:  Oh we’ll sing a little song of Rosseau, It’s the best old town that I know...

Molly-ok,...lemme stop you right there while we still have people listening...

Don- but….there's a whole other verse.

Molly-I know I know, but we want these folks to stay in the car and not jump out while it’s moving… lets just talk about the reason why there is a song about Rosseau.  Back at the turn of the 20th century,


Townsfolk in Rosseau used to welcome visitors arriving from all over Ontario by steamboat, by singing that little song. The town and townsfolk got to be famous for that.  

Don-They'd have been more famous if I'd been singing it....

Molly- .. awkward pause… right.. umm.. sure.. ok well Rosseau is known as a vacationing paradise.

Don-i know:  unique stores, antique shops, eclectic boutiques and in the summer months they have a bountiful farmers market! Plus a real,1800's General Store, right on the main street corner!  

Molly-Rosseau and Lake Rosseau  attracts lots of people looking for small town one time, people like Steve Yzerman, Martin Short, Ted Rogers, and Goldie Hawn owned cottages there's a curious little story about a visitor that may...or may not have showed up back in you know who the visitor may have been?

Barrie to Muskoka

Driving Tour

This POI is featured on the Barrie to Muskoka Driving Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.

Multiple topics like history, geography, animals, popular people & things to do!

Tours can be downloaded on WIFI and don't use any mobile date during tour.

Entertaining & Educational

Knowledgeable tour guides point out interesting things as you drive past.

Each POI has a fun multiple choice trivia question that adds to the fun.

Tour experience is the same in either direction.

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