Parry Sound District

About

Parry Sound is located inside the UNESCO designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, one of only 18 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves of Canada. The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve is comprised of 200 km of the eastern coast of Georgian Bay, and is within the 30,000 Island archipelago, the world’s largest fresh water archipelago. The archipelago is known for its wilderness feeling, natural wonder, and rich cultural history. Within this biosphere region you will find 170 species of birds, 44 species of mammals and 34 species of reptiles and amphibians.

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Annual Events

The main festivals include:
. February – Snowfest
. June – Parry Sound Dragon Boat Festival
. July – Sail Parry Sound
. July – Art in the Park
. July/August – Festival of the Sound
. August – Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Triathlon series
. November – Winter Craft Show

Attractions & Entertainment

BOBBY ORR HALL OF FAME
Parry Sound / Parry Sound District
Museum
The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is an interactive hockey museum with a wide variety of photos, memorabilia and artifacts about Bobby Orr, who was born in Parry Sound. Exhibits include Orr’s NHL rings, a number of his trophies and awards, some of the jerseys he played in, a pictorial history of his career and a number of interactive games and activities related to hockey. The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame also hosts exhibits about other exceptional athletes with ties to Parry Sound.
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ISLAND QUEEN CRUISE
Parry Sound / Parry Sound District
Museum
Offering two and three hour cruises through Georgian Bay. The 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay represent the world’s largest freshwater archipelago. Part of the Canadian Shield, the islands are thought to be the eroded roots of an ancient mountain range called the Grenville Mountains. The uniqueness of the island ecosystem earned the area World Biosphere Reserve status from the United Nations in 2004.
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Outdoors

BEAR CLAW TOURS
Seguin / Parry Sound District
ATV
Bear Claw offers guided ATV tour through over 1,000 acres of private trailed beautiful Muskoka land. Bear Claw is located just 7 kilometers East of Parry Sound.
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GET OUTDOORS PARRY SOUND
Rosseau / Parry Sound District
Biking / Fat Biking
Get Outdoors Parry Sound has an agreement with Georgian Nordic Ski Club to make the trails accessible for mountain biking in the summer and fatbiking during the winter. Day trail passes or memberships are required to ride on the trails.
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Eating & Drinking

BISTRO BY THE BAY
Parry Sound / Parry Sound District
Dinner / Desserts / Seasonal
A seasonal restaurant, located near the Georgian Bay harbour facilities, their “on-the-deck” dining experience provides a pleasing view of the Seguin River rapids as well as the nearby port itself. Both indoors and out, there is a fine dining menu that includes a seafood selection of shrimp, mussels, pickerel, salmon, as well as filet mignon, chicken, rack of lamb, stuffed pork tenderloin, pastas, and a variety of homemade desserts.
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Shopping

WOLF DEN
Parry Sound / Parry Sound District
Art / Crafts / Jewellery / Pottery
Since 1967, the Wolf Den has been selling a selection of native art and crafts including porcupine quill and birch bark baskets, native made leather moccasins, hand crafted pottery and jewellery, clothing, leather goods, carvings more.
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Rest & Relax

BAYSIDE INN
Parry Sound / Parry Sound District
Inn
Located on a quiet street in the centre of town, close to the Harbourfront, easy walking distance to the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, the Scenic Walking and Fitness trail, artisan shops, the Art Gallery and local restaurants.
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GRAND TAPPATTOO RESORT
Seguin / Parry Sound District
Resort
Nestled amongst 50 acres of natural birch and pine trees, surrounded by the clear waters of Otter Lake. The Main Lodge and Cottages were opened in 1987. In all, Grand Tappattoo has 53 hotel rooms, suites and fully equipped cottages, as well as an indoor pool and recreation complex.
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Maps

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Key Locations

Towns
Kearney
Parry Sound
Powassan

Townships
The Archipelago
Armour
Callander
Carling
Joly
Machar
Magnetawan
McDougall
McKellar
McMurrich/Monteith
Nipissing
Perry
Ryerson
Seguin
Strong
Whitestone

Villages
Burk’s Falls
South River
Sundridge
Rosseau

Visit the Official Regional Site of Perry Sound District

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