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Ontario Railway Stations

Gravenhurst (Muskoka Wharf)

  • Muskoka Wharf GTR Station

    Grand Trunk Railway (Muskoka Wharf)

    ca. 1906

  • Muskoka Wharf GTR Station

    Grand Trunk Railway (Muskoka Wharf)

    Publisher: Nerlich & Co., Toronto, ca. 1908

  • Muskoka Wharf GTR Station

    Grand Trunk Railway (Muskoka Wharf)

    ca. early 1900s

  • Muskoka Wharf CN Station

    Canadian National Railway (Muskoka Wharf)

    ca. 1930s

  • Muskoka Wharf CN Station

    Canadian National Railway (Muskoka Wharf)

    Publisher: PECO, ca. 1930s

  • Muskoka Wharf CN Station

    Canadian National Railway (Muskoka Wharf former)

    © Jeri Danyleyko, 2014

Despite being a small place, Gravenhurst was served by two railway stations for over 75 years.

The Muskoka Wharf spur was built by the Northern Railway of Canada in 1875. The plan was to open up the north and offer both rail service and steamship access to the Muskoka lakes. The Muskoka Wharf station was built by the GTR (later CN) in 1896. Passenger service lasted until 1952. The station has been fully restored and is now part of the "Muskoka Wharf," an 89-hectare waterfront commercial and tourist area. It is still used as a depot for steamship service.

The Gravenhurst station was built by the GTR in 1919. It replaced an earlier station that was destroyed by fire in 1913. It was used by the Ontario Northland Railway until September 2012. It is currently used as a depot for Northlander buses. It is also home to a small café known as the "Coffee Station."

Both stations are owned by the town of Gravenhurst.

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