March Madness reigns in Parry Sound

Like a lot of places in Canada, winter is coming to an end in Parry Sound…I think! It certainly is the main topic of conversation, and impacts on the kinds of samualrisley250121-2-013activities you can take part in.

Typically, winter remains in full force for the first 10 days of March with temperatures below freezing both day and night. (Did you know the coldest recorded temperature in Parry Sound in March was -33 degrees Celsius? The hottest was +25C!) By the middle of March the temperature hovers near the 0C mark, which means we could receive snow, rain or both – at the same time!

Some like it hot!

Did you know that February is “Hot Breakfast Month”? But that doesn’t matter when you come to stay with us - every day at 40 Bay Street B&Bbreakfast05

Over the last 9 years, we have learned what hot breakfast dishes appeal to the majority of our guests – and that’s what we focus on. We believe in giving people a choice and using the freshest ingredients possible.

So what can you expect for breakfast at 40 Bay Street? We always start off with freshly ground coffee beans; both tea and coffee are organic and fair trade. I love to bake, so you will always see some type of freshly baked goods – muffins are a favourite, because if you pass them up at the table, you can always take one along with you. For the health conscious, juice, fresh fruit, yogurt and home-made granola are available.

February is Fabulous in Parry Sound

With a great base of snow on the ground, winter is in full swing in Parry Sound!dog sled

Besides all the things that 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast has listed on the Things to See and Do page, there are a couple of special events that we all look forward to in February.

The first weekend in February brings Parry Sound’s Annual Snowfest - an event filled weekend designed to delight kiddies and adults alike. Starting on Friday (February 6th), you can enjoy nature at its best with a bonfire, skating and tobogganing at Kinsmen’s Park, or the Fisherman’s “Ball” Dinner and Dance. Saturday and Sunday will keep you moving so you don’t notice the cold with an ice fishing derby, curling bonspiel, a 3-on-3 hockey tourney and polar dip. (If you want to get off the ice, Downtown Parry Sound will be alive with kids activities, hot chocolate and maybe even a sale or two!

Romance (like beauty), is in the eye of the beholder

Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015

Over the years of being a B&B owner, I’ve learned that what one person or couple likes, doesn’t necessarily apply to others. And Valentine’s Day is no exception – it means different things to different people.valentines_day_Feb_14

Over the years, here are some ways I’ve seen couples celebrate February 14th in Parry Sound.

Some couples enjoy the sensuous side with showers for two in the big glass shower of the Retreat Room, a couples’ massage and dinner by the fireplace at the Log Cabin Inn. Flowers and wine might also be part of the package. Check out 10 romantic things to do in Parry Sound for some more ideas.

Generally a visit to Parry Sound in February guarantees snow. The opportunity to enjoy a winter wonderland with a variety of activities – such as