With a population of 19,816, Huntsville, Ontario is the largest town in the region of Muskoka. The many lakes and natural resources make Huntsville a popular vacation spot, bringing in people from around the world. Huntsville is the gateway to the Arrowhead Provincial Park, a popular tourist destination.
Businesses in the service industry do well in Huntsville, with its tourism-based economy and over 7,000 additional seasonal residents. Deerhurst Resort, a 575 room hotel resort, is one of the largest employers in town and was the host of the 36th G8 Summit in 2010. Businesses in the area can pull from Muskoka's educated workforce of over 50,000 people.
Situated halfway between Sudbury and Toronto, Huntsville easily connects to many urban centres. Businesses can access North Bay, Barrie, and Timmins through highway 11, or the GTA and beyond through highway 400. The Muskoka Airport, just a 30 minute drive from Huntsville, provides air travel and cargo shipping. Additionally, CN Rail and Ontario Northland provide freight services within the town.