The Bala Cranberry Festival is a great group trip with plenty to see and do. We welcome many day and overnight bus tours groups.
As car traffic attendance is highest on Saturdays we suggest buses plan for Fridays or Sundays to give your group the best experience.
Discounted tour bus group rates are available for Friday and Sunday through the festival office and must be pre-arranged.
We do request that if Saturday is the only day you can come with a bus group, to please notify the office one week in advance so that we can assist you with the best drop off & pick up location for your patrons, and parking.
To make a booking for a bus group, please email email@example.com with Name of the Group, number of people, approx arrival time.
If you plan on starting your day at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery and doing activities there, you can also book your admissions through them. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the Name of the Group, number of people, approx arrival time.
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery / Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh hosts activities at their farm. You can find more information about the harvest and festival weekend events on their website. Some of their activities include:
Wagon tour $10.00 - for use at Johnston's Cranberry Marsh only
Wine tasting $10.00 - for use at Johnston's Cranberry Marsh only
Cranberry Plunge $15.00 - for use at Johnston's Cranberry Marsh only
Bookings for the activities at the marsh must be done through them. You can email email@example.com with the number of people in your group and they will get back to you on availability.
Our bus drop off point is close to the shuttle bus stop and in walking distance to the festival.
The marsh drop off is central to their activities and close to the shuttle bus stop.
Shuttle buses run between Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery & Bala - free with the purchase of Festival admission.
Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for your visit to Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery and at the very least, three hours for your visit to town.
The town of Bala will be very , very busy that weekend and there are many people who do book accommodation during that time. Please do not delay in making a reservation or you may have to go to another town to find a room. Our Chamber of Commerce is best suited to assist you with your accommodation quest. You may reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular Adult Admission is regularly $10 a person, bus driver is complimentary.