A Stunning Cottage Build Made Perfect with Bigfoot Windows

There’s nothing quite like a project that comes together perfectly. One of our proudest projects saw our team of window and door experts installing Bigfoot windows on a new property on Lake Joseph. The build, which features a modern design with almost entirely glass walls necessitated the use of large architectural windows and doors that could hold up to the elements year-round and complement the home’s modern architecture.

Bigfoot windows

Bigfoot’s line of windows and doors were the perfect match, coming in large XL and XXL custom sizes that were ideal for use in this build, and featuring thermal insulation that will stand the test of time without sacrificing comfort or functionality for the homeowners. Bigfoot Door allowed us to lend a grand feel to the property, installing massive fixed and functional windows that overlook the lake and other gorgeous surroundings.

Bigfoot Door has made it their mission to continually innovate within the window and door industry, creating high performance products that have been perfected over the last 30+ years. Bigfoot prides themselves on the superior customer support they offer to clients, which has led them to becoming one of the top window and door manufacturers in Ontario.

Big Foot windows come in different sizes

After the project requirements were laid out, the team at Muskoka Window & Door Centre went to work on installing the home’s many custom XL and XXL window and door units. We went to work installing a variety of Bigfoot products, including their fixed double-glazed windows, which can be customized to provide grand floor-to-ceiling design in any room, as well as highly functional tilt and turn windows, and premium power operated awning windows. In addition to Bigfoot windows, our team installed lift and slide doors that achieve an elegant contemporary style but offer the security that homeowners expect out of premium door products. Like their high performing windows, Bigfoot doors are available in grande sizes to create a truly epic entrance to any home.

Muskoka Windows and Door sell custom windows by Bigfoot

The showroom at Muskoka Window & Door Centre features a number of custom XL and XXL architectural window and door units manufactured by Bigfoot Door, including the fixed windows, lift and slide doors, tilt and turn and power operated awning windows installed in the Lake Joseph project. To find out more about the high performance window and door products offered by Muskoka Window & Door Centre, contact us today.

February 2020 in Muskoka: Winter Festivals, Family Day and More

There are few things more beautiful than the Muskoka region in the wintertime, offering residents plenty of opportunities for winter hikes, ice fishing, skiing, and so much more. February in particular brings out the best in our communities, with plenty of family friendly events that everybody can enjoy. Whether you’re enjoying one of the area’s annual winter carnivals or taking the kids out to celebrate Family Day, there’s plenty of enjoyable activities for everybody to enjoy.

February 13th to 17th – Gravenhurst Winter Carnival
Where: Gravenhurst, ON
When: Thursday, February 13th to Monday, February 17th
Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children (children under 5 get in for free)

This year’s Gravenhurst Winter Carnival marks the events 50th anniversary, bringing with it plenty of new and exciting activities, along with longtime favourites. The demolition derby will be returning this year, and a new lumberjack presentation will also take place at the Carnival. The annual Carnival is sure to feature family favourites like bed races, snowmobile radar runs, polar bear dips, and so much more.

For more information, visit their website.

February 15th – Fifth Annual Muskoka Hullabaloo
Where: Muskoka Brewery, Bracebridge, ON
When: Saturday, February 15th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $10 (includes 3 beer token)

On Saturday, February 15th, Muskoka Brewery hosts the fifth annual Muskoka Hullabaloo to kick off the Family Day long weekend in style! The Hullabaloo rages on from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Brewery, featuring beer, food, and local artisans. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample over 20 beers and cocktails, dance to live music, and take part in games and activities with friends.

More information about the Muskoka Hullabaloo is available at their website.

February 17th – Family Day @ Muskoka Discovery Centre
Where: Muskoka Discovery Centre, Gravenhurst, ON
When: Monday, February 17th
Cost: $10 for kids, $16 for adults

The Muskoka Discovery Centre’s Kidzone will be open on Family Day, giving you the perfect place to take the kids for an afternoon of educational fun. The Kidzone is one of Muskoka’s most beloved destinations, offering the chance for kids to take part in activities like the LEGO building creative centre, the interactive water table, play in the tree house, and so much more. What more could a kid ask for?

For more information about the Kidzone, visit the Muskoka Discovery Centre website.

February 17th – Baysville Winterfest
Where: Baysville, ON
When: Monday, February 17th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free

Muskoka winter celebrations continue with Baysville Winterfest 2020, bringing with it free Family Day fun for everybody! Families can enjoy a full day of kids crafts, skating, hot chocolate, games, and even a chili cook off! The festivities kick off at 8:30 AM and run until 4:00 PM, giving families the perfect way to spend the holiday.

For more information on the event, visit the Baysville Winterfest Facebook event page.

February 21st and 22nd – Huntsville SnowFest
Where: Huntsville, ON
When: Friday, February 21st to Saturday, February 22nd
Cost: Free

The Huntsville SnowFest is a two day celebration of all things winter, featuring a full lineup of outdoor activities in downtown Huntsville. The festivities begin with a downtown pub crawl, with guests travelling to participating venues in a horse drawn sleigh. The next morning the fun starts again, with activities like Nordic and alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fat biking, skating, and so much more. Saturday night will also feature live entertainment from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

For more information about Huntsville SnowFest, visit their website.

February 27th to March 7th – Matilda the Musical
Where: Rene M Caisse Memorial Theatre, Bracebridge, ON
When: Friday, February 28th to Saturday, March 7th
Cost: $30 for adults, $25 for children (special rates available for groups of 10 or more)

If outdoor activities aren’t for you, the Rotary Club of Bracebridge has the perfect event for you with their annual winter presentation! ​Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical will take the stage from Friday, February 28th to Saturday, March 7th, telling the story of a magically talented girl who is pitted against mean and nasty grown-ups. Matilda has been a longtime family favourite on the page and on the screen, and the Rotary Club’s musical presentation is sure to be a hit. Find out more about Matilda the Musical on the Rene M Caisse Memorial Theatre website.

March Break in Muskoka


March Break 2020 is almost here, giving you and your family the perfect opportunity to pack in an entire week of great events for the entire family. There’s no shortage of family fun on Muskoka’s March Break schedule – from Friday, March 13th to Sunday, March 22nd, there are over a dozen events and activities taking place all around the region. Here’s just a taste of what’s going on during this year’s March Break:

March 13th to April 24th – Muskoka Maple Trail
Where: Huntsville, ON
When: Friday, March 13th to Friday, April 24th
Cost: Free entry, varying costs for local vendors

The famous Muskoka Maple Trail returns for another year of incredible culinary offerings and family fun. The festivities kick off on Friday, March 13th and go all the way until Friday, April 24th, with many of Muskoka’s favourite vendors offering plenty of delicious treats. This year’s Maple Trail stops include Erika’s Bakery & Gift Shop, the Deerhurst Resort, Farmer’s Daughter, Maple Bluff Farm, Hubbert’s Maple, Whimsical Bakery, Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm, and so many more. Parents can enjoy a quick stop at the Lake of Bays Brewing Co., Muskoka Brewery, Sawdust City Brewing Co, Clear Lake Brewing Co., and Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery.

The Maple Trail will culminate with the highly anticipated Muskoka Maple Festival on Saturday, April 25th, which will feature a full day of maple themed goodness for the entire family.

Get the scoop on all the hotspots along the Muskoka Maple Trail by visiting their website.

March 14th – Cranberry Dinner
Where: McArthur House Cafe, Bala, ON
When: Saturday, March 14th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost: $60 per person

Take your loved one out for a delicious three course cranberry dinner at Bala’s McArthur House Cafe! The dinner takes place at the McArthur House Cafe at the Muskoka Lakes farm and winery, where you can enjoy the Cafe’s delicious cranberry-based culinary offerings and a glass of wine. Choose from two seating times: 5:00 to 7:00 PM and 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

Find out more about the cranberry dinner at the Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery website.

March 16th – Peter Mennie, “That Magic Guy”
Where: Gravenhurst Opera House, Gravenhurst, ON
When: Monday, March 16th @ 2:00 PM
Cost: $5 per person

There are few things kids love more than magic. “That Magic Guy” Peter Mennie will bring his unique comedic magic show to the Gravenhurst Opera House to kick off the March Break. The show is sure to elicit plenty of great reactions from the kids, and will leave them in amazement. Crowd participation and interactive elements ensure that the whole family is in stitches!

Find out more about Peter Mennie’s magic show at the Gravenhurst Opera House website.

March 18th – Team T&J
Where: Gravenhurst Opera House, Gravenhurst, ON
When: Wednesday, March 18th @ 11:00 AM
Cost: Free

Team T&J host a unique show featuring interactive music and entertainment that encourages kids to explore, get creative and participate in what’s described as a “high-energy, super powered concert”. The show is free for the entire family, sponsored by the Gravenhurst Public Library.

For more information on the upcoming Temam T&J show, visit the Gravenhurst Opera House website.

March 19th – The Stunt Ventriloquist
Where: Gravenhurst Opera House, Gravenhurst, ON
When: Thursday, March 19th @ 2:00 PM
Cost: $5 for children, $10 for adults

Tim Holland has developed his reputation as a master ventriloquist over the last two decades, hosting a hilarious show full of unruly puppers, dangerous juggling, and unique unicycle stunts that leaves the audience in awe. His Stunt Ventriloquist puppet show has taken him around the world, sharing the stage with renowned performers like Sharon & Bram and Martin Short. His show at the Gravenhurst Opera House is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained during the March Break.

For tickets to The Stunt Ventriloquist, visit the Gravenhurst Opera House website.

March 20th – Camp Articus
Where: Gravenhurst Opera House, Gravenhurst, ON
When: Friday, March 20th @ 2:00 PM
Cost: $5 for children, $10 for adults

Camp Articus is the perfect way to cap off an eventful March Break, featuring high flying fun that everybody can enjoy. Camp Articus is a one-of-a-kind theatre circus show that fuses theatre and circus arts for an experience you won’t soon forget. The show sees Camp Counsellors Phillip and Lindsay on a backwoods journey where they’ll put their circus performance skills to the test, juggling marshmallows, dangling 20’ above the ground, and so much more.Paragraph

For tickets to Camp Articus, visit the Gravenhurst Opera House website.