I have been very fortunate to have enjoyed a career working with dedicated volunteers in diverse provincial and national organizations from mental health to international children's rights to drinking water. This allowed me to engage in the things that I love doing, helping people, learning about new things and travel.
I have applied a lot of the same traits I used in those jobs to make 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast a welcoming place for people coming to the Parry Sound area.
Wanting to help people means that I treat each guest as an individual, making sure that if you have any special needs (like avoiding certain foods or liking a certain type of pillow) we can accommodate you. And if, for some reason we can't provide what you need, I will try to recommend a place that can.
My quest for knowledge has allowed me to learn (and stay on top of) what's happening in Parry Sound. This is why I wrote the Parry Sound Travel Guide, so you have a better understanding of everything there is to do, and can plan your trip accordingly – before you arrive!
And finally, all the travelling I did (and still do) allows me to understand how it's the attention to detail, all the little things that we include in your stay that makes a big difference. That's why we offer so many Special Touches, you just never know what will make that little difference!
If there's something you need, but don't see, please ask!
My son Simon is a chef and butcher, and plays an instrumental role in the food we serve. While working in Indo-Chinese and Japanese restaurants, he learned the value of using simple and fresh ingredients to create superior meals. (Check out some of the recipes he has created for our breakfasts)
That's why we have organic gardens and grow our own herbs and produce as much as possible. In addition, he has seen the effects of pesticides and chemical fertilizers on both the plants and people, which is why he insists on using fair trade, as well as organic products. We are proud to serve Kicking Horse coffee.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about how we can help you make your stay in Parry Sound the best it can be!