Set on the shores of Lake Huron, Parry Sound is a serene town known for its beautiful waterscapes and outdoor lifestyle. Spend your time kayaking in Georgian Bay, teeing off at scenic golf courses and exploring coastal driving routes.
Things to do in Parry Sound
Parry Sound is a paradise for paddlers with a host of scenic routes to explore. Rent a kayak, paddleboard or canoe and cruise around the UNESCO-listed Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, part of the world’s largest freshwater archipelago. It's dotted with over 30,000 islands and offers fantastic birdwatching opportunities.
The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame pays tribute to the iconic Canadian ice hockey player. The interactive museum is filled with memorabilia, including jerseys, sticks and photographs. You can get behind the microphone as a sports announcer or strap on goalie equipment and defend the nets against a puck-shooting machine.
Special occasions call for scenic floatplane flights over Parry Sound with Georgian Bay Airways. From the sky, you'll get stunning views over the glacier-carved coastline and cobalt-blue water. Some tours include lunch at Henry’s Fish Restaurant, a legendary lakeside eatery accessible only by boat or floatplane. Landlubbers can take in the views with a scenic drive along the Georgian Bay Coastal Route.
Parry Sound offers an inspired line-up of golf courses, including the famous Ridge at Manitou green. Designed by Thomas McBroom, the scenic course meanders through forests, meadows and lakes. After finishing up on the 18th hole, enjoy a meal at the timber-frame clubhouse.
Getting around Parry Sound
Parry Sound is best explored on foot, especially around the waterfront district. Parry Sound is located 160 kilometres south of Sudbury and 225 kilometres north of Toronto. Long-distance buses run to Toronto in three to four hours.