The District of Muskoka is located about 150 kilometres north of Toronto and it has become the heart of Ontario’s cottage country. Every summer thousands of people sit in traffic jams for hours just so they to sit next to a Muskoka lake. But why did Muskoka become a tourist destination and what does this mean for the area’s environment?
Andrew Watson is a PhD candidate in history at York University. He took a break from finishing his dissertation while staying at his family’s cottage, located outside of MacTier, to tell Agenda producer Mark Brosens about his research on the environmental history of Muskoka.