Parry Sound’s Painted Chairs & Paddles»

The 5th annual Painted Chairs and Paddle Silent Auction is on now in downtown Parry Sound! This year for your downtown viewing pleasure there are four chairs and 26 paddles to bid on, each one painted by local artists. There are both full-size 48 inch paddles and smaller 24 inch paddles up for grabs, including... Read more»

149 Things We Love About The Great Canadian Wilderness North of Toronto»

An Explorers’ Edge staff member takes a crack at the sesquicentennial list (in no particular order):   1. First Nations! Putting this one right at the top of the list! When you visit this region of Ontario you are visiting the territory of many First Nations (including Algonquin Park). From Muskoka being named for a First Nations chief... Read more»

The Kee To Bala Rocks Again: Summer 2017»

The Kee to Bala has been cottage country’s favourite summer concert venue for decades. A Muskoka rite-of-passage, generations of locals and cottagers have grown up listening to live music here and swapping stories of epic adventures of a night out with friends. And now in its 76th season, the 2017 lineup of exceptional musicians promises to be... Read more»

Live Music in Ontario’s Cottage Country: Summer 2017»

A big part of the summer fun tradition in Ontario’s cottage country is the live music played by fantastic artists for appreciative – and sun-kissed – music fans. From renowned establishments such as The Kee to Bala and the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts to community venues like Gravenhurst’s one-of-a-kind Music on the Barge, from air conditioned... Read more»

Tom Thomson in South River: The Almaguin Highlands Legacy»

Artist Tom Thomson’s name is synonymous with Algonquin Park, and his days on Canoe Lake as well as the mystery surrounding his death one hundred years ago in the park have become the stuff of Canadian legend. Few people realize, however, that Thomson spent much of his time regularly accessing the wilderness he loved in the western part of the park through... Read more»