We quite often get asked if guests can bring their pets (generally dogs) with them. And, for people who have allergies, their first question is "Do you have any pets or allow pets?" Again, our answer is no.
It's not that we don't like animals - prior to moving to Parry Sound, we had a cat - and a lot of other B&Bs in the area do have pets.
However, there are several reasons why pets are not allowed.
Many overseas guests have heard about our " Indian summer" and think
it refers to a warm and sunny stretch of weather in the fall. For most of us in Canada, we think of it sunny, warm weather typically in late October or early November, after the leaves have turned following an onset of frost but before the first major snowfall.
If you can only spend one day in Parry Sound in the summer, then I suggest picking a Tuesday.
From 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., there is something special going on, on Tuesdays.
You can start your day at the Parry Sound Summer Market, visiting the stalls of handcrafted items from a multitude of artisans, fresh produce and smoked meats, maple syrup and honey, plus baking, plants and homemade clothing. The market runs from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in Market Park Square, just behind the post office.
During the day-time, White Squall Paddling Centre brings “Blackfly II” to town – a 29 foot canoe that seats 20 people and allows you to paddle the harbor for an hour. You can pick it up at the Georgian Bay Airway dock. (If you can’t make it, they are offering an opportunity for a private day on the bay and a young persons’ Big Canoe Camp. Check out their web site for more information.)
Up next? Every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. it’s Cruze Night in Parry Sound! You’ll see vintage cars, muscle cars, sports bikes and their owners all gathered at the Island Queen Boat Cruise parking lot. Most of the cars are local; however sometimes other car clubs from the area join in, so there is always something new to see and learn about!
The Festival of the Sound has always featured a Jazz Weekend; however, based on the feedback from last year’s patrons, they have expanded the program to include more jazz performances.
On Monday July 20th, enjoy three great events all rolled together! Take a cruise on the Island Queen and watch the beautiful Georgian Bay sun set accompanied by Dixieland Jazz, supplied by the Dixie Demons.
The Dixie Demons got their start in 1984 at Humber College, when Dan Douglas – a trombonist – was asked to put together a band for a school function. Three decades later, this Toronto-based band continues to play traditional jazz both as the Dixie Demons and independent freelancers in many different groups.
On Saturday July 20th “Benny meets Artie” – when Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman were all the rage – and rivals! Artie Shaw was known as the king of the clarinet, while Benny Goodman held the title of “King of Swing”. Clarinetists Bob DeAngelis and James Campbell join Gene DiNovi on the piano while Dave Young supplies the bass.