Welcome to Parry Sound – Jewel of the 30,000 Islands, part of the Unesco-designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, and conveniently located just two hours from Toronto.
Nestled on the rugged shores of Canada’s largest fresh water archipelago, Parry Sound is home to some of the best sea kayaking in the nation. Check out White Squall Paddling Centre and the Ontario Sea Kayak Centre for rentals and clinics to try this serene paddling experience.
Explore the shipwrecks, light houses and ghost towns that dot Georgian Bay’s eastern shores. Whether by sail, motorboat, canoe, kayak or plane, make your way to your own secluded cove or tie up at a full service slip with provisions and attractions nearby. Or take a guided tour of the shoreline with Red Rock EcoAdventures.
From Parry Sound harbour you can set out along the region’s famous shoreline aboard the cruise ship Island Queen or get a birds-eye-view of this remarkable ecosystem during a flight with Georgian Bay Airways. Or take a guided fishing expedition with Parry Sound Fishing Charters.
Heading inland, there are more than 1,000 lakes, rivers and channels, and dozens of charming villages and towns to explore, from Britt to Whitestone Lake. Get your golf on at The Ridge At Manitou Golf Club, Seguin Valley Golf Club, and Deer Run Golf Course.
Parry Sound is home to the world-renowned Festival of the Sound, Canada’s premier summer classical music event. It’s also home to one of Ontario’s finest concert halls, the Charles H. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts. Visitors will also enjoy visiting the The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame to discover how a small-town kid became an hockey legend.
Explore one of Ontario’s best multi-use trails, the 230 kilometre Park-To-Park Trail that runs from Killbear Provincial Park (near Parry Sound) to Algonquin Park in the east. Perfect for ATVing, hiking, biking or horseback-riding adventures. Grundy Lake Provincial Park is also nearby. New to outdoor adventure? Check out Bear Claw Tours for an adrenaline rush on the Canadian Shield you won’t soon forget.
Winter in Parry Sound – Ontario’s hockey town – is also a blast. Head out for a cross-country skiing adventure at Georgian Nordic, some fabulous ice fishing on the bay, an exciting dog sled excursion, or rev up your sled and end enjoy some of the finest groomed trails in Ontario.