Family Vacation Ideas in Parry Sound

Family Vacation Ideas in Parry Sound

Parry Sound is the perfect place to make lasting memories with your family. Whether you like exploring museums or adventuring in the great outdoors, you are sure to find enjoyable activities throughout Parry Sound to create the best family vacation. Learn more about some of Parry Sound's greatest attractions!

The Museum on Tower Hill

This family-friendly museum preserves Parry Sound's rich history through insightful and informative rotating exhibits. The galleries will take you and your family back in time to explore some of the district's most influential events and people. Learn about the area's unique shipping and railway history while experiencing modern cultural exhibits and activities. The museum also offers its White Glove Tour, which dives into artifacts and photos in its Collections Room. The tour has separate pricing from museum admission and lasts for an hour.

The Museum on Tower Hill provides a perfect morning or afternoon excursion. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Children under five can get in for free, and kids under 12 can get in for just $3, making this an affordable, educational and enjoyable family adventure. The museum is located about 15 minutes from Parry Sound KOA Holiday.

Bobby Orr Hall of Fame

If your family is into hockey, a family vacation to Bobby Orr's home of Parry Sound is a dream come true. Even if you and your kids don't know much about the sport, the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is still an interesting and engaging place to visit with your family.

Bobby Orr was born in Parry Sound in 1948. He is widely known as one of the greatest hockey players of all time who reinvented the game, especially the defenseman position. He holds several National Hockey League (NHL) records and has won a variety of trophies.

Parry Sound is home to the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, which honors his legacy. The museum features memorabilia and highlights from his life. It also has several fun and interactive exhibits based on hockey, giving you and your family the chance to test your skills and have an enjoyable afternoon together. The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is just 20 minutes from Parry Sound KOA Holiday.

Island Queen Cruise

The Island Queen Cruise is a scenic way to explore Georgian Bay's famous 30,000 islands. These islands are the world's largest concentration of freshwater islands, so cruising through them is a unique experience everyone in your family is sure to enjoy. The spacious Island Queen was designed to ensure a comfortable, spectacular viewing experience, so sit back, relax and take in the gorgeous sights.

There are a few ways to view the Bay:

  • Two-hour morning cruise: This cruise tours the inner islands of the Big Sound, including some of the most beautiful islands in the area and the famous Hole in the Wall.
  • Three-hour afternoon cruise: If your kids are up for a slightly longer excursion, the afternoon cruise will take you to the remote outer islands through unique ecosystems, Killbear and Massasauga Provincial Parks and many other memorable landmarks. 
  • Islander tours: Hop on the 40-foot vessel known as the Islander to hike and swim on Huckleberry Island or enjoy lunch at Henry's Fish Restaurant on Frying Pan Island.

Parry Sound KOA Holiday is about 15 minutes from the Island Queen loading dock.

Tower Hill Heritage Garden

Constructed in the late 1920s by the Ontario Forestry Branch, Tower Hill Heritage Garden is a beautiful area full of history and life. The tower was constructed with dual purposes as a fire lookout point and a public observation tower, quickly turning it into a popular tourist attraction. The garden around the tower soon developed and flourished with help from dedicated volunteers and the town over the years.

The gardens are open to the public daily year-round, so there are always gorgeous sights to see. Springtime is filled with daffodils and lilacs, while canna lilies are in full bloom in the fall. The garden is bursting with vibrancy and life throughout the summer, with a wide variety of flowering shrubs and perennials outlining every area of the garden. Easily visit the garden within a 15-minute drive from Parry Sound KOA Holiday.

Waubuno Beach

Visiting Waubuno Beach is one of the best family activities in Parry Sound. The beach is a fun, family-friendly swimming area thanks to amenities such as:

  • Playgrounds
  • Open grassy areas
  • A snack bar
  • Washrooms
  • Changing facilities
  • Ample free parking

The beach has a buoyed swimming area and lifeguard supervision throughout the summer, so you and your family can enjoy a safe and fun place to play in the water. The area is well-maintained and clean. 

Whether you want to spend a day playing in the water or take just a few hours enjoying the gorgeous views while picnicking, you can enjoy time with your family on Waubuno Beach. Parry Sound KOA Holiday is within a 20-minute drive to the beach, offering the perfect home base for your beach trips during peak season.

Enjoy Family-Friendly Attractions Near Parry Sound When You Book Your Stay Today

Parry Sound KOA Holiday is the best place to stay when vacationing with your family in Parry Sound. Our family-friendly campground has planned activities for children and many convenient amenities to make the camping experience enjoyable for everyone. 

Ready to enjoy all that Parry Sound has to offer? Reserve your stay today at Parry Sound KOA Holiday!

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