101 Things to do in Parry Sound area

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If you’re in the area and stumped with ideas to enjoy your visit, we have 101 for you to try!

  1. Get out your Fatbike and enjoy the trails – any time of the year.
  2. Cozy up in a chair at Bearly Used Books and get lost in a book in this lovely bookstore.
  3. Have a girls’ night out or date night at Outwith Wine
  4. Get out your hiking boots and discover the Rugged Fitness Trail.
  5. Attend Art Classes & Wine Glasses at the Charles W Stockey Centre.
  6. Rent snowshoes and discover the trails at Georgian Nordic or explore Humprey’s Nature Trails.
  7. Discover winter at Snowfest, in February on Parry Sound Harbour.
  8. Go back in time with and visit the West Parry Sound Museum to see the history of the area.
  9. Take a quick hike up the look-out tower on Tower Hill for scenic views of spectacular Georgian Bay.
  10. Enjoy an event, concert, play, or the art and culture at the Charles W. Stockey Centre.
  11. Visit the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame.
  12. Have a winter bonfire and roast marshmallows and have hot cocoa.
  13. Enjoy a stroll and explore the Town docks.
  14.  Join us at the McKellar Market for fresh food, creative crafts, and original every Saturday in lovely Minerva Park.
  15. Take a boat tour on the Island Queen to explore the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay. An unforgettable experience!
  16. Grab some friends and go bowling at Georgian Lanes.
  17. Rent a canoe or kayak from White Squall Paddling Centre and discover Georgian Bay.
  18. Experience amazing music at the Festival of the Sound event that comes back during July every year!
  19. Stay the night at the Jolly Roger Inn and Resort and enjoy their pool and hot tub!
  20. Purchase handmade Native crafts from the Wolf Den.
  21.  Cozy up around a campfire under the stars at Parry Sound KOA.
  22. Get fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, or desserts at Market Square Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays.
  23. Looking for the latest Best Sellers? Parry Sound Books has you covered.
  24. Explore The Balsam Wilderness Trail in McKellar.
  25. Partake in “TacoFest” at Glen Burney Lodge in July.
  26. Spend the day golfing at Seguin ValleyThe Ridge at Manitou or Parry Sound Golf and Country Club.
  27. Enjoy a sunset sightseeing tour with Georgian Bay Airways.
  28. Go to Market Square Park for Art in the Park from July 14th-16th.
  29. Have a beach day at the Waubuno Beach.
  30. Visit one of the area Provincial Parks (Grundy Lake, Sturgeon Bay, Six Mile Lake, Killarney, Killbear, Oastler, or Massasauga).
  31. Rent a bike from Parry Sound Bikes and explore Parry Sound area.
  32. Walk down the Algonquin Rotary Fitness Trail for waterfront views.
  33. Go boating on beautiful Georgian Bay.
  34. Stroll through downtown and enjoy unique boutiques and shop local.
  35. Explore ghost town Depot Harbor on Parry Island.
  36. Explore the shipwrecks of Georgian Bay on a dive tour with Divers’ Nook.
  37. Find an antique to remember at Harris’ Furniture and Antiques.
  38. Get out on the water on for some quality fishing with Parry Sound Fishing Charters.
  39. Create a masterpiece at Northwinds Pottery.
  40. Craft Beer tasting at Norse Brewery, north of Parry Sound.
  41. Visit the G’zaagin First Nation Art gallery.
  42. Stop by one of Parry Sound flower shops, Pardon My Garden, Obdam’s Flowers or Little Garden’s.
  43. Jump of the rocks at Hole in the Wall
  44. Tour the 30,000 Islands and explore Georgian Bay with the Island Queen Cruise 
  45. Experience a taste of Italy at Maurizio’s Pizzeria.
  46. Watch or participate in the Rotary Strikes Against Cancer baseball tournament.
  47. Go hiking or mountain biking at Georgian Bay Nordic Ski and Canoe Club.
  48. Book a dinner cruise on the Parry Sound Cruise Line to see Georgian Bay’s beautiful sunset.
  49. Enjoy fine dining at the Log Cabin Inn.
  50. Explore Humphrey Nature Trails.
  51. Tour the Town on two wheels with Parry Sound Bikes.
  52. Enjoy lakeside lunch at Grand Tappattoo Resort.
  53. Attend the Trysport Parry Sound “Swim Run Challenge and Open Water Swim” in July.
  54. Buy a gift for someone you love at Beverlys.
  55. Take a guided sea kayaking tour with Ontario Sea Kayak Centre.
  56. Enjoy local fish, salads & desserts at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Restaurant and Marina.
  57. Rejuvenate with a relaxing massage or beauty treatment at Perfectly Pampered Day Spa.
  58. Participate in a local Yoga class or Tai Chi.
  59. Have dinner at Parry Sound’s local brewery Trestle Brewing Company – open year round.
  60. Celebrate your wedding or re-new your vows on our beautiful waterfront community.
  61. Toss in a fishing line from a public dock.
  62. Purchase locally made wood work.
  63. Enjoy a delicious ice cream cone from Georgian Bay Airways as you stroll down the Town Dock.
  64. Check out one of our 4 waterfront restaurants for delicious menus.
  65. Visit the many art galleries for locally created products.
  66. Watch the seaplanes land and take off in Parry Sound Harbour.
  67. Stop by Somewhere In Time Candy & Gift store to feel like a kid again.
  68. Go camping at the Wasauksing Marina and Campground.
  69. Go back in time with the Tuesday night Cruzer’s antique car show, every Tuesday in the Island Queen parking lot from June to September.
  70. Enjoy tasty treats from Orrville Bakery Barista.
  71. Shoot some hoops or play tennis at the BOCC outdoor courts.
  72. Learn to sail with Sail Parry Sound.
  73. Stop by and experience a local Pow Wow.
  74. Take a sewing class at the Parry Sound Sewing Centre.
  75. Jump aboard the “Islander” zodiac boat for an exciting Georgian Bay Adventure.
  76. Try the famous french fries of Parry Sound at The Kart.
  77. Rent a movie at Videoflicks.
  78. Go swimming in the freshwater of Georgian Bay.
  79. Treat yourself to a relaxing day at one of the beauty salon’s in Parry Sound.
  80. Have a picnic at the Town Docks or Tower Hill.
  81. Enjoy a plate of fish and chips at Seguin Fish & Chips.
  82. Take a speed painting class with Jessica Vergeer.
  83. Purchase handmade Native crafts from the Wolf Den.
  84. Take your kayak or canoe out for a paddle at Waubano Beach.
  85. Eat dinner at Swiss Chalet and a scoop of ice-cream at Kawartha Dairy for dessert.
  86. Bring your dogs to one of the local dog parks.
  87. Be at peace with your mind and body during a yoga class at the Harmony Outdoor Inn.
  88. Attend the Parry Sound Girlfriend’s weekend, always in November.
  89. Attend the annual Fly-In Drive In at the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport on September 9th.
  90. Try an authentic jerk lunch or dinner at Fort Knox Island Grill – open year-round.
  91. Attend the weekly Rosseau Farmer’s Market every Friday throughout July and August.
  92. Plan a glamping adventure at Outdoor Harmony Inn.
  93. Head to Killbear Provincial Park to hike Twin Points Trail and visit amazing places.
  94. Go back in time at the Humphrey School House Museum.
  95. Join us in October for the Georgian Bay Biosphere annual Brew Ha-Ha.
  96. Enjoy public skating at the Bobby Orr Community Centre (BOCC) or Humphrey Arena.
  97. Attend the Seguin Sled Dog Mail Run, held in Humphrey every February.
  98. Take the kids sledding at Kinsman Park.
  99. Watch the CP Holiday train cross over the Trestle Bridge on November 29th.
  100. Icefish the Big Sound for Lake Trout.
  101. If you use social media during your stay don’t forget to #exploreparrysound.


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