About The Mad Musher

The Mad Musher Restaurant & Riverside Rooms is located on Highway 60 beside the Madawaska River in Whitney, Ontario, just minutes from the East Gate of Algonquin Provincial Park.

In July of 2003, Steve Dunsford opened the doors of The Mad Musher with the hopes of providing Whitney residents, adventure-seekers, and passers-by a place to feed their bodies, lay their weary heads, and nourish their creativity. A former dogsledding guide, Steve was intimately familiar with the possibilities the seemingly sleepy town at the entrance of Algonquin Park held.

Since then, The Musher, as it’s affectionately called, has become a meeting place for artists from all walks of life, the go-to spot on the snowmobile trail, a pit stop for the long haulers, an entertainment hub for trivia and live music lovers, and THE place to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal this side of Algonquin.

The restaurant offers extensive lunch and dinner menus in a casual atmosphere surrounded by local art – including Steve’s beautiful landscape and wildlife photography. Below the restaurant are the Riverside Rooms – simple, clean and comfortable accommodation that includes four private rooms, two shared bathrooms, and a shared kitchen. Upstairs, behind the restaurant, The Musher has a party room available to rent for small private parties, functions and workshops.

Visit Impressions of Algonquin to see some of Steve’s photography and learn how to purchase prints of his work.

Steve snowshoeing in Algonquin!