Local Area Attractions
Information on our Local Area Attractions are listed below. We are proud to call this Tourism Region of Ontario- Explorer's Edge. Come see what this beautiful part of Ontario has to offer you as you plan your next road trip!. Details below:
30,000 Island Queen Cruise
Cruise Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands: the largest concentration of islands in the world! Tickets are available here at the campground (same price) and we reserve for you. http://island-queen.com
The cruise runs everyday at 1pm and is a 3-hour, outer-island wilderness cruise and at 10am (July/Aug) and is a 2-hour, inner-island cruise.
Beaches and Waterfront
There are 2 beautiful sandy beaches within 5 minutes of the campground, including a free boat launch. Or, take a walk, ride or swim along the picturesque Georgian Bay Waterfront Fitness Trail.
Bear Claw ATV Tours
Bear Claw ATV Tours offer a truly spectacular adventure on the Canadian Shield and what better way to experience it than by driving your very own All Terrain Vehicle. Enjoy a half day guided ATV tour while stepping back in time and travel trails and paths from the mid 1800's. See old homesteads hewn from the rugged Canadian wilderness. Discover long forgotten pioneer passages, secret lakes and mystic forests. This is a great opportunity for a chance sighting of one of our many black bears or maybe a moose crossing a cranberry bog. Can you come out to play with Bear Claw ATV Tours ?
The Park-to-Park Trail is truly a regional incentive. Connecting Killbear Provincial Park to Algonquin Provincial Park, this 230 km length of trail is a destination for all trail enthusiasts, such as hikers, walkers, cyclists, snowmobilers, horse back and ATV'ers. This project will ultimately produce a four-season multi-use trail system. The Seguin Recreational Trail is the main spine of the Park-to-Park Trail system and is accessed right from our property here at the KOA.
The Charles W. Stockey Centre and Bobby Orr Hall of Fame
http://stockeycentre.comMusic, comedy, drama, and variety on the stage of the magnificent new Performing Arts Centre overlooking Georgian Bay and Parry Sound's multi-use shoreline trail. AND/OR Take your best shot at the Bobby Orr Hall of fame.learn the history, play the games and shoot on NHL goalies. Enjoy this new state of the art centre year-round. www.bobbyorrhalloffame.com
Camping Cabins- 1 and 2-room
Our exclusive 1 and 2-room camping cabins make your camping experience a safe, simple and economical choice. Our "cozy' cabins are built from both pine and cedar logs equipped with small fridges + the standard features and are all situated close to our main washroom facilities. Planning a reunion and facing the possibility of some invitees that may not have a RV of their own? Reserving your next reunion at our KOA would solve that issue. We have cabins and sites that are all together so your group can camp close to each other for your planned get-together.
There are dozens of freshwater lakes within 10 minutes of the campground, including the world-renowned Georgian Bay. The various fish species include: small and large mouth bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Pickerel, & Perch to name only a few. We have canoe rentals here at the campground, but motor boats and equipment rentals are available at marinas nearby.
The region has fantastic golf courses for all levels of players, from amateur to expert. Deer Run Golf Club-18 hole course includes a driving range and is well priced http://deerrunparrysound.com The newest course is located within 10 minutes of our KOA called Seguin Valley Golf and Country Club http://www.seguinvalley.com- Its 2000-acre property boasts an 18-hole public course; "We treat our customers like a member for the day." Others include Delta Rocky Crest Golf Links, & Parry Sound Golf and Country Club.
Georgian Bay Airways
http://georgianbayairways.comSee the 30,000 Islands by floatplane ! Grab your camera and climb aboard for a bird's eye view and sightseeing tour of Parry Sound's Georgian Bay region. Work up your appetite while enjoying a "Fly & Dine" experience to the World Famous Henry's Fish Restaurant on Frying Pan Island in Sans Souci. Or simply enjoy Keith and Nicole's full charter service where they will come to any body of water to pick you up or drop you off. Try a Fly-In Fishing day trip. Get Flying!
The Museum on Tower Hill
http://wpsdm.comAt the Museum there are permanent displays and a seasonal calendar of exhibits on Tower Hill in Parry Sound. Climb the 96 foot observation tower for a spectacular view of Georgian Bay Country. Enjoy many children's and adult activities and events throughout the season. Admission to museum $2, Lookout tower climb is free.
http://psdba.ca Parry Sound Downtown Shopping only 10 minutes to groceries at No Frills, Home Hardware, Wal-Mart Superstore, Hart Department Store, Jay Set clothing outlet with quality high end brands names, Northern Reflections, Marks Work Wear House, , Harveys, Pet Value, Sobeys, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Rona, M & M Meats, Shoppers Drug Mart open till midnight & many more great stores.
Aspen Wildlife Sanctuary
Injured animals are nursed back to health with the intentions of being re-released back to the wild. This is a not-for-profit organization where kindhearted humans spend countless hours mending furry critters. It is open to the public on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4 pm. Cash donations, pet food, old blankets, sheets and towels are accepted in lieu of an entrance fee.
Visit Santa's summer house where kids are elves for the day! See Santa's farm and feed his reindeer, ride the candy cane Express train, meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Located in Bracebridge a scenic drive 30 miles southeast of our campground, approximately 45 minutes from here http://santasvillage.ca
Restaurants in Parry Sound and Area:
http://www.restaurantica.com/on/parry-sound/bay-street-cafe/23012834- Bay Street Café (in picture on the waterfront) Memories of Muskoka, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Harveys, Trappers Restaurant, Wellingtons Pub & Grill, McDonalds, a short walk thru our campground trails will take you directly to Tim Hortons & Licks Home Burgers & many more to choose from.
10 minutes to 30,000 Island Queen, Charles W. Stockey Centre/Bobby Orr Hockey Hall of Fame, West Parry Sound Health Centre, Georgian Bay waterfront/recreation trail and Waubano beach, Georgian Bay Airways, Bear Claw ATV tours, Museum on Tower Hill. For more information visit http://parrysound.com.
http://gbbr.caIn 2004, the eastern coast of Georgian Bay was designated as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, a United Nations Agency. This special area contains the largest archipelago (group of more than 30,000 islands) in the Great Lakes and is unique throughout the world. The shoreline ecosystem has been identified as a globally important natural area for all to enjoy. In Canada, Georgian Bay is one of 13 Biosphere reserves and one of 482 in the world. This worldwide designation celebrates our local priorities and achievements, the value we place in our natural, historic and cultural resources, as well as our commitment to conserve and foster these resources for future generations. Come see for yourself, we'd love to have you!https://www.facebook.com/GBayBiosphere?sk=photos
We have a unique Canadianna Boutique here on the premises that is sure to please. Other shopping would include farmers' markets to gallery gift shops to brand name mall stores. Seasonal art tours offer the rare opportunity for shoppers to visit artists and artisans in their own workshops and to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces.