A sure sign of summer is when Big Sound Marina opens up for the season. This year, Parry Sound’s transient marina opens 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!
Last year Chef Simon got married at a yacht club right on the ocean on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia. Up until then, I had never really appreciated how important having just the right venue for a wedding can make such a big difference in the ambience. The other thing that amazed me was how a gorgeous view makes the wedding unforgettable.
Besides fresh fruit and yogurt, a lot of our guests look forward to the muffins, biscuits and quick breads we make fresh every day.
The number one favourite is the Mixed Berry Muffin, and you can find this recipe on our web site!
Cinnamon Buns have to rank a close second…I prefer to serve them without the icing, but as Chef Simon is always reminding me, it’s not all about me!
The Cranberry Lemon Muffins are quite tart, but off-set the sweet fruits nicely – I really like to serve them with fresh pineapple slices.
Shhh…don’t tell, but I got a sneak peek at the upcomingFestival of the Sound program for 2013. As always, an fantastic program has been planned with an incredible cast of musicians performing once again this year!
Parry Sound is so lucky to be home to Canada's premier classical music event, held in The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, right on Georgian Bay.