happy 2014

From our home to yours - may your 2014 be healthy, safe and bring you happiness!


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My favourite memories of 2013

My grandmother used to say “The older you get, the faster time goes” – and I am beginning to understand what she meant by that - I can’t believe the year is almost over as I sit here writing this!

2013 was a busy year again at 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast. I had fun during the winter months, which was spent re-finishing all the original wood floors in the house – and then the inevitable occurred…that project lead to just a few more! Having the living room empty provided me with a clean canvas rearrange furniture and do a whole lot of de-cluttering!

10 Ways to Have Fun in the Snow

Like most of Canada, even Parry Sound has experienced the unusual weather patterns that most of Canada has felt during the winters of the last several years.  However, we have always ended up with snow on the ground.  Besides getting our exercise shovelling it, snow can be a lot of fun too!

Here are my top 10 tips for having fun in the snow:

snow angels10. Catch snowflakes on your tongue

9.  Cover our backyard with snow angels

8.  Discover the fun you can have with snowballs – juggle, stack them up to build towers, forts, or snowmen

7.  Go tobogganing at Kinsmen Park

6.  Go on a winter picnic

5.  Lie in the snow in the backyard and watch the stars at night

4.  Go ice fishing

3. Rent snowshoes or a kick-sled from White Squall and break a new trail

2. Go cross country skiing - Georgian Nordic Ski Club will be open soon and you can rent skis at the clubhouse

And the number one reason to come to Parry Sound in the winter…follow the snowy shores of Georgian Bay – either in town on the “Fitness Trail” or at Killbear Provincial Park.

To make sure we have a room for you, check out our availability - and the amount of snow that is on the ground in Parry Sound!


What we do in the Winter

Many guests wonder what life is like around 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast during the winter months…and while it is a lot quieter than it is during the summer months, we never lack for things to do! Sitting in our pyjamas, drinking coffee and playing on the computer (writing blog posts, of course!) can take up a lot of time, don't you know?

Most years in November, there was a major renovation done.  However, all the rooms in the house are done now, and last year we updated all the rooms used by guests. This past summer the exterior of the house was painted and next spring, we will be re-painting inside.