Port Carling

The first white settlers on the site of this town, then known as Indian Village, arrived about 1865. In 1869, it was named after the Honourable John Carling, Ontario's first Minister of Public Works and Agriculture. Water transportation, so vital to the early farmers and lumbermen, was greatly aided by the construction of these locks, 1869-71, by the provincial government. The village was incorporated in 1896.


In the park beside the locks, Lock Street, Port Carling

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: District Municipality of Muskoka

Municipality: Township of Muskoka Lakes