Savour Muskoka

History of Savour

Culinary tourism in Muskoka/Parry Sound has a proud history, but its most recent chapter began in the 1800's with the arrival of tourists on steamship and train for summers at area resorts and cottages. Indeed, many of the first resorts evolved from farming operations started by settlers. At one time, much of the fresh produce consumed by visitors was grown locally and to this day Butter & Egg Road near Milford Bay serves as a reminder of the many farms that used to supply dairy products to tourists.

Through SAVOUR Muskoka, one now has the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of our culture through local food and drink. In December 2004, area representatives from the agricultural, hospitality, retail, and micro-processing industries came together and created a plan to promote the Muskoka/Parry Sound region as a dynamic culinary tourism destination. SAVOUR Muskoka was born.

You can now experience a wide variety of high quality culinary events, trails, packages and experiences to enhance your exploration Muskoka & Parry Sound. To ensure that what you buy is either processed in Muskoka or grown locally, look for the SAVOUR Muskoka logo at area farmers' markets, in retail and restaurant windows and on the menus of our valued members. When you dine at Member restaurants, signature items will be highlighted with the logo, indicating that they have been made with local product.