One of the ways we start the day at 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast

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.

FOS tickets on Sale April 2nd

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.

10 Questions to ask before booking a B&B

Here are questions you should ask the bed and breakfast host, to make sure your visit will be everything you expect.

1. How far are you located from _________________?

Location is generally the main reason a potential guest chooses a certain B&B. Even though claims are made on web sites and/or Google maps may show they are close to a certain place, it is always good to ask!

2. Do you have free, on-site guest parking?

While this is generally available, it is always a good question to ask, particularly in a larger, urban centre. In addition, you might want to make additional enquiries if you have sports equipment attached to the car or a trailer.

3. How far are you from a good restaurant and/or shopping?

Unless you are just stopping over on a long journey, you will need to have somewhere to go for dinner, and to get out and stretch your legs.

4. Do your rooms have their own bathrooms?

En-suite baths are contained as part of your room. Private baths are accessed from a public hall, but available only for your use. If a B&B advertises shared baths, it is always wise to determine how many rooms have access to a specific bathroom. That way, you will be prepared to bring a robe and to wait for your turn in the bathroom.

Georgian Bay is disappearing!*

Like any body of water, over the years Georgian Bay water levels have gone up and down. Since records have been kept, it was at it’s highest in 1986 when it reached 177.50 meters above sea level. The lowest watermark was in 1964 when it was almost 2 meters lower. 2012 may surpass the lowest record - last summer the Island Queen was unable to sail through the Rose Point Road channel.