For the last five years, we have been producing the Parry Sound Travel Guide for people who want to make the most of their visit to Parry Sound.
It started because so many people know about our world famous Island Queen Boat cruise, and only find out after they’ve arrived about all the other great things there are to see and do in the area. The Guide contains itineraries for making sure you see as much as possible and/or the time of year you plan on coming.
I strongly suggest you plan on spending two days in the area, so you can really get a “feel” for the area. Besides the Island Queen Boat Cruise – which is an absolute must – and touring the Town of Parry Sound, we suggest a second day to visit Killbear Provincial Park area.
Even if you have been to Algonquin Park, I recommend that you visit Killbear to understand how the geology of this area varies so greatly. While Algonquin Park has many lakes, ponds and bogs, Killbear Park is located on the shores of Georgian Bay, and provides the opportunity to enjoy the Bay, the rocks that form the area and lots of sand. And while you are in the area, check out White Squall Paddling Centre, where you can try your hand at paddling a canoe or kayak on their private lake at no charge. Finally, finish up your day with a fresh fish meal at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Restaurant and Marina.
Information is available about local golf courses and fishing – whether you choose to take a charter out on Georgian Bay, go on an inland lake or have the ultimate fly-in fishing adventure.
This year we have updated it to add information about all the great hiking, biking and motorcycle routes, as well as Parry Sound’s best kept secret - all the fun things there are to do in the winter! There are links to maps available for download – we also keep hard copies on hand at 40 Bay Street B&B.
And if you want to know about our local restaurants, there is even a page that provides you with an overview and links to their menus. The good news is that most of our recommended restaurants are within walking distance, so you don’t need to worry about drinking and driving.
The Parry Sound Travel Guide is available on our web site – you can either read it on-line or download it for reference.