10 things Dad would love to do in Parry Sound

Parry Sound has you covered when it comes to things to help Dad celebrate Father's Day on June 16th.

Check out our Top 10 list of things for dad to do in Parry Sound:

  1. Fishing – whether it’s a casual last minute idea to drop a line over the town dock,

  2. Take a charter to fish an inland lake or out on Georgian Bay the fish are plentiful in Parry Sound!

  3. ATV'ing – BearClaw Tours promises Dad the biggest adrenaline rush he’s had in years! It promises to be Georgian Bay’s ultimate adventure.

Golfing in Parry Sound

With the season generally starting in May and lasting until October, golfers have public, semi-private courses and one Club-Link golf course to choose from, in the area.  40 Bay Street is located centrally in Parry Sound, making it the ideal base for your golfing holiday!

The Ridge at Manitou is located just 20 minutes from Parry Sound and this golf course always gets raves from 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast guests. The course is located on Manitouwabing Lake and was named the Best New Course by Golf Digest Magazine in 2006. It offers golfers more than 300 acres of rolling Canadian shield country with high rock ridges, forests, meadows, wetlands and tributaries.

Big Sound Marina opens June 1st

A sure sign of summer is when Big Sound Marina opens up for the season. This year, Parry Sound’s transient marina Big Sound Marina - 40 Bay Street Bed and Breakfast, Parry Sound, ONopens on June 1st for daily operation. In addition to the marina, Big Sound Marina also looks after the Town Dock, which won't be available for docking due to the low water levels.

A transient marina is for boats that are looking for a place to dock for a specific length of time, versus a permanent marina, where people can dock and leave their boats for the season. With 120 slips, Big Sound Marina can handle boats up to 60 feet long with power and water hook-ups, free coffee, BBQs and free Wi-Fi for boaters.

A permanent marina such as Parry Sound Marina, located right across from 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast, generally offers more services, such as gas and oil, boat storage, certified mechanics and repairs and a marina store for boat accessories, etc. Parry Sound Marina also has a boat lift for boats weighing up to 12 tons and some transient slips available with water and hydro hook-ups.

40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast has often played host to people in boats – whether bad weather or repairs have forced them into port, to people who are meeting friends or family that are boating into Parry Sound, or those who prefer not to sleep on the boat. Check out our Rates and Reservations page to find out if we have a vacancy for you!




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