Parry Sound's most popular tour
If you haven't already downloaded your copy of our Parry Sound Travel Guide here's just one of the many itineraries the guide contains. If you only have a day, and want to see as much as possible, here's "The Parry Sound Overview Tour".
In order to accomplish everything outlined in this tour, it is important to plan to arrive in Parry Sound prior to noon and drive directly to the Island Queen boat cruise location to pick up your tickets for the three hour afternoon cruise that leaves at 1:00 p.m. This is the most popular cruise as it takes you out into Georgian Bay, so you have some understanding of the incredible geological formations found, and the vastness of the 30,000 islands, which form the largest fresh water archipelago.
The boat offers soup, hot dogs and other light snack items, for sale. There are several restaurants located nearby where you can also purchase lunch. The boat returns at 4:00 p.m.
After checking into your accommodation, I recommend a stroll along the Rotary Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail (known locally as the Fitness Trail). This walk will take you by landmarks such as Sail Parry Sound, the Coast Guard Base, Wabuno Town Beach (which has life guards and a concession stand selling drinks and ice cream), the water filtration plant and old pump house, and the “Salt Docks” where road salt for maintenance of provincial roads is dropped off for Northeastern Ontario. (This is where Parry Sounder’s go to watch our incredible sunsets).
There are three restaurants located along Bay Street, which is the town’s main waterfront street – I suggest a delicious dinner on the porch to watch all the boats and activity along the waterfront.
The next morning, after a hearty breakfast, it’s time to visit our shops along our “downtown” and then just before leaving, stop at the Museum on Tower Hill to get an understanding of the history of the area, and climb the Observation Tower’s 131 steps to get the last bird’s eye view of Parry Sound before you leave. If you are wondering what else there is to see and do in Parry Sound, download the Travel Guide!