On the southern most tip of the Pre-Cambrian Shield stands Georgian Bay Country; Ontario’s premier four season vacation destination and home to the 30,000 Islands on Georgian Bay, one of the most inspiring and diverse regions in Canada.
Georgian Bay, a large body of fresh water extending from the north eastern side of Lake Huron, was nearly considered one of Canada’s Great Lakes, and truly abounds with historic mystery and rugged Canadian beauty.
Long a mecca for calm-seeking city dwellers, it is a region prized as much for its remoteness and intimacy as it is for its vibrant community, rich heritage, and wide array of organized sports activities, events and happenings.
Add to this the resplendence of natural habitats that await those who enjoy self guided tours through our provincial parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
Wander down the region’s well established trail systems by bicycle or boot, canoe or boat, ski or snowmobile and discover the many communities which offer days long fishing and nights languoring beneath the drama of the aurora borealis.
Georgian Bay Country stretches:
– south to Honey Harbour, encompassing the communities of Humphrey and Rosseau, the ghost towns of Orrville and Swords and the MacTier region situated at the entrance to the Massassauga Provincial Park;
– north to the French River and Pickerel River Areas where you cross the well worn path of Samuel de Champlain, the first of the voyageurs;
– through Carling Township just west of Nobel, a town named after Albert Nobel and rooted in world history, then onwards to Pointe au Baril and into the towns of Byng Inlet and Britt, where the logging industry and fisheries once thrived on Georgian Bay, and eastward toward North Bay, through the communities of Port Loring and Restoule;
– then west as far as Burke’s Falls, crossing the trail of the first settlers along the Nippissing route and through the communities of Waubamic, McKellar, Dunchurch, Whitestone, Ahmic Harbour and Magnetawan, as you gravitate eastward from the Town of Parry Sound.
Georgian Bay Country in Ontario is a convenient distance (approx. 1.5 to 2 hours) from the hurried pace of the Toronto GTA and the Sudbury Region, and is well worth the travelling time from any location.
Boasting over 1,100 kilometres of groomed snowmobile trails and an abundance of frozen lakes and rivers, the region is an Ontario winter playground, whipped to perfection by white rolling blankets of snow.
Seasonally on Georgian Bay, her inland waterways are incomparable. Whether you’re up for a cruise through the 30,000 islands, extravagantly sculpted by wind and wave, or simply wish to relax on the perfect sand beach, Georgian Bay Country, in all her colours, has made welcome pleasure seekers from around the world.
Take advantage of the many sightseeing tours and be assured not to miss any of the regions highlights, such as the Park-to-Park Trail, the growing cultural scene, the new Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, dedicated to Parry Sound’s favourite son, and the many many other fun filled attractions for kids of all ages.
There are no small wonders here! Georgian Bay Country is, in all ways, grand. What remains a wonder, is that some of you have yet to answer the cry of the loon, the call of the past, or dip a paddle into the vision reflected in Georgian Bay Country.