- The list below includes 16 free or cheap things to do in or near Bala, Ontario, including 30 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Parks, Concerts and History Museums.
- From Gibson River Provincial Park to Windsor Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bala and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bracebridge and Honey Harbour.
The Gibson River wilderness trail, located in the Provincial Park, is a sizable trail for beginning hikers, about three and a half kilometers. The path goes along the Gibson River and ventures into the forest of the park. Some animal activity may be spotted.
Windsor Park allows families and friends to enjoy an entertaining show on the water. The group of athletic artists perform solo and group acts on wake boards and water skis, including acts that will entertain children. The performance is free, but donations are welcome.
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1009 Strachan Point Road, Bala, Ontario MoreLess Info
In her studio-gallery, the Christine Marshall Wildlife Gallery has become home to dozens of paintings inspired by animals and nature. Marshall, who has lived in Muskoka for years and still paints, has inspired a community for artisans.
Home to bands and musicians for decades, Kee to Bala is a sizable theater, holding approximately several hundred people. Attendees can stand on the main floor in front of the stage, or choose one of the wooden booths on the upper floor. A bar is available on the upper floor.
At Active Turtle, the founder's objective is to help attendees rediscover themselves, mentally and physically. Be it through Zumba, beginner or advanced yoga classes, the instructors teach classes indoors and out for inspiration. Classes also available for expecting mothers.
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1024 Maple Avenue | P0C 1A0, Bala, Ontario MoreLess Info
Bala's Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables series. Montgomery, who stayed in Bala at one point in her life, inspired the small house museum, which is filled with replicas and artifacts that she used during her lifetime.
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2860 Iroquois Cranberry Growers Drive | Unit 3, Bala, Ontario MoreLess Info
The Iroquoise Cranberry Growers, run by the Wahta Mohawks, tends to and harvests cranberries in the fall. The staff invites the public to watch the harvest and the surrounding fall scenery. Fresh cranberries will be for sale during the harvest in October.
The philosophy of Iroquois Artisans is to showcase art that reflects the views of ancient peoples from long ago. The pieces show bits of the cultural histories that had developed back then, and are portrayed in sculptures and paintings.
The Eaglecrest Aerial Park offers visitors the opportunity to advance through a series of obstacle courses over a three hour span. Guests who enjoy ziplining and rope climbing could appreciate what the location has to offer.