Tourism, Rural Identity, and Sustainability, 1870–1920
Nature | History | Society
Published by: UBC Press
242 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm, 42 b&w photos, 9 maps, 1 chart/diagram
- ISBN: 9780774867832
- Published: October 2022
Muskoka. Now a premier destination for nature tourists and wealthy cottagers, the region underwent a profound transition at the turn of the twentieth century. Making Muskoka uncovers the connections between lived experience and identity in rural communities shaped by tourism at a time when sustainable opportunities for a sedentary life were few on the Canadian Shield. This rocky section of Ontario was transformed from an Indigenous homeland to a settler community and a part-time playground for tourists and cottagers. But what were the consequences for those who lived there year round?