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YOUR DISCOVERy GUIDE MIDLAND - PENETANGUISHENE - TAY - TINY


SO MUCH TO DISCOVER.

WELCOME TO THE Y OF GEORGIAN BAY Proceed with caution when planning your vacation into the Heart of Georgian Bay; you probably won’t want to leave. Beaches here rival the most exotic white sand and water you’ll find anywhere in the world. Freshwater boating, whether under power, sail or paddle, is unparalleled, and the fishing is rich. World-class marinas and expert fishing charters await your arrival. But if you think summer is where all the fun is, wait until you see how we celebrate winter. The Heart of Georgian Bay proudly encompasses National and Provincial Parks, First Nations culture, waterfront recreational trails, challenging golf courses, cherished historical sites and so much more in this gateway to Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto on a peninsula jutting into this Canadian paradise. Have you started planning your stay yet? Come on by; we’d love to show you around.


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Awenda Provincial Park, Tiny

EXPLORE THE

HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY

The Boathouse Eatery, Midland


S E C N IE R E P X E T S E B E H T , S E IM T E M “SO ARE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD.”

BE OUTDOORS

Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival, Midland

DISCOVER MORE

INFO CENTRES

To see more of what the Heart of Georgian Bay has to offer, visit www.gbay.ca and start planning your next family adventure today.

Midland Information Centre 165 King St, Midland | (705) 526-4275 x2550

HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY

Penetanguishene Information Centre 2 Main St, Penetanguishene | (705) 549 - 2232

@HEARTOFGBAY

HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY


WHAT’S INSIDE: Attractions .............................. 6 Map ............................................ 30 Play ........................................... 32 Accommodations .................... 40 Eat ............................................. 44 waterfront dining ................ 48 Fine dining ............................... 49 Shop .......................................... 50 Spa & Wellness ....................... 52 Arts & Theatre ....................... 53 Events Calendar .................... 56 Attribution

North Simcoe Tourism P.O. Box 132 Midland, ON L4R 4K6 info@gbay.ca

Publisher/Editor Terri Hodgson

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Allex Laurin

Photo Credits

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This publication is a planning guide for the Heart of Georgian Bay, created to shine a spotlight on the unique experiences that await visitors to this area. The distinctive character of the Heart of Georgian Bay comprises the collective of local natural wonders, history, geography, and business. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information contained within this guide is accurate and complete at the time of printing. North Simcoe Tourism is not responsible for any errors or omissions which may occur inadvertently. Any duplication of content or photographs within this publication, in part or in full, is prohibited without express written consent from North Simcoe Tourism or the respective copyright holders. © 2018, Ontario, Canada.


be here.

Attractions

HURONIA MUSEUM 549 Little Lake Park Rd Midland (705) 526-2844

AWENDA PROVINCIAL PARK 670 Awenda Park Rd Tiny (705) 549-2231

DISCOVERY HARBOUR 93 Jury Dr Penetanguishene (705) 549-8064

KING’S WHARF THEATRE 97 Jury Dr Penetanguishene (705) 355-0466

CASTLE VILLAGE & ENCHANTED KINGDOM PARK 701 Balm Beach Rd E Midland (705) 526-9683

GEORGIAN BAY ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK 2511 Honey Harbour Rd Honey Harbour (705) 527-7200

MARTYRS’ SHRINE 16163 Hwy 12 W Midland (705) 526-3788


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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Tay

MIDLAND CULTURAL CENTRE 333 King St Midland (705) 527-4420

PENETANGUISHENE CENTENNIAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

13 Burke St Penetanguishene (705) 549-2150

SERENDIPITY PRINCESS BOAT CRUISE 2 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-3388

MISS MIDLAND 30,000 ISLANDS BOAT CRUISE 177 King St Midland (705) 549-3388

S.S. KEEWATIN 311 Talbot St Port McNicoll (855) 533-9284

TINY MARSH PROVINCIAL WILDLIFE CENTRE 500 Tiny-Flos Townline Elmvale (705) 835-6687

MOUNTAINVIEW SKI CENTRE 9266 Foster’s Rd Midland (705) 526-8149

SAINTE-MARIE AMONG THE HURONS 16164 Hwy 12 E Midland (705) 526-7838

WYE MARSH WILDLIFE CENTRE 16160 Hwy 12 E Midland (705) 526-7809


EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene

The history, heritage and culture of the Heart of Georgian Bay is truly immersive in its nature From the curious dabbler to the full-fledged aficionado, history appetites of all kinds are well fed here. Step inside the S.S. Keewatin, the last Edwardian Steamship in the world, and begin your voyage through the history of Georgian Bay. The Martyrs’ Shrine pays homage to the Jesuits’ mission, while the Huronia Museum gives you a window into how the Wendat lived in an advanced society 500 years ago. Sainte-Marie among the Hurons lets you explore Ontario’s first European community, a living testament to the French Jesuit missions among the Huron-Wendat people. Integrating different cultures has its own unique challenges. Stop by the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives and stroll through the statues and monuments along the Legacy Walkway in the Rotary Champlain Wendat Park to gain a better understanding and feel the past wash over you.


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Parc Rotary Champlain Wendat Park, Penetanguishene

Downtown Murals, Midland

Huronia Museum, Midland


MARTYRS’ SHRINE 16163 Hwy 12 W Midland, ON, L4R 4K6 (705) 526-3788 www.martyrs-shrine.com Martyrs’ Shrine is the National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs. This holy and historic site honours the eight Jesuit Saints and their companions who lived, worked, and died here over 350 years ago while serving various Native peoples of Canada. People of all faiths and cultures become renewed in spirit, hope, and love, and inspired to continue the mission of this sacred place where saints once walked. An architectual monument, and house of prayer, Martyrs’ Shrine welcomes over onehundred-thousand pilgrims during the summer months. Martyrs’ Shrine opens the first Saturday of May to Thanksgiving Monday.


Sainte-Marie among the hurons 16164 HWY 12 E, Midland, ON, L4R 4K8 (705) 526-7838 | www.hhp.on.ca Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, along the banks of the Wye River in Tay Township, welcomes you and your family this year. Come and let the land of Longhouses, Saints and Explorers etch Canadian history into your soul. Immerse yourself into a truly poignant story of culture contact. See the historic site aglow from over 5,000 candles, feast upon aromatic food and drink, and feel the beat of Indigenous drummers and singers as they bring people together at this National Historic Site. Paid for by the Government of Ontario


S.S. Keewatin PO Box 189, Port McNicoll, ON, L0K 1R0 (855) 533-9284 | www.sskeewatin.com Five years older than the Titanic, this British-built ship— the last Edwardian liner in the world—traversed the Great Lakes for 58 years (1907 to 1965). Built originally to move immigrants from Southern Ontario to the top of Lake Superior so they could reach farmlands in Alberta and Saskatchewan, in 1920 the S.S. Keewatin became a tourist cruise ship, taking Americans and well-heeled Canadians to visit the Canadian West. KEEWATIN has been lovingly restored... even her engine works and performs for visitors. Her staterooms are staged, her dining salon is set, and the ship has a look of being ready to leave for a voyage. “Amazing” is a comment many visitors use, as nothing can prepare you for this experience of going back in time.


HURONIA MUSEUM 549 Little Lake Park Rd, Midland, ON, L4R 4P4 (705) 526-2844 | www.huroniamuseum.com Located in beautiful Little Lake Park in the centre of Midland, Ontario, the Huronia Museum boasts a robust collection, including tens of thousands of artifacts ranging from photographs to native archaeology. Visitors to the Museum are treated to the pre-contact Huron/Ouendat village replica, including a lookout tower, wigwam and a full-size longhouse. Take time to browse the largest collection of Group of Seven paintings north of the 400 highway and the extensive exhibit of the great vessels that have travelled Georgian Bay. For almost 70 years, the Huronia Museum has preserved and housed the history of this region and its people.


Discovery harbour 93 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G1 (705) 549-8064 | www.hhp.on.ca Shipwrecks, Spirits, Sailors and Soldiers Discovery Harbour, a historic site nestled along the shores of beautiful Penetanguishene Bay, is waiting for you and your family to join in the adventure. Discovery Harbour’s story is unique, filled with shipwrecks, ghost tours and life aboard the tall ships. You’re invited to create lasting memories experiencing signature events that include pirates, hand-crafted pumpkins and winter skate trails. Paid for by the Government of Ontario


penetanguishene centennial museum & Archives 13 Burke St, Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1C1 (705) 549-2150 | www.pencenmuseum.com Explore one of Ontario’s last original general stores and learn about the area’s early lumbering industry at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives. Built in 1875 by Karl Maximillian (Charles) Beck, this historic building now hosts the stories of Penetanguishene’s long and cultural past. The museum offers special events and programming throughout the year as well as an active genealogical research room, varied travelling exhibits, and art exhibitions. If you are looking for a souvenir, try the Timber Bay Gift Shop, or wander the quaint and beautiful museum grounds. Come and learn more about Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives on the shores of the Heart of Georgian Bay.


EXPERIENCE BEACHES

Balm Beach, Tiny

Enjoy the serenity of some of Ontario’s best white sand beaches The Heart of Georgian Bay is blanketed with natural, white sand that stretches for miles, hugging the crystal-clear, blue-green waters of Georgian Bay. Tiny Township is home to part of the longest freshwater beach in the world, offering the perfect symmetry of relaxation, sunshine, swimming, sunsets, sporting, and quality time to all who come to tread on its warmth. Wander over to Balm Beach for some family fun with its ice cream, stand up paddleboards, overnight accommodations, restaurants, arcades, mini-putt and go-karts, right at the water’s edge. Plan a day of sun-soaked activity or hunker down with your favourite book in a beach chair, you’ll be delighted with all that our beaches have to offer.


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Little Lake Park, Midland

Awenda Provincial Park, Tiny

Concession 13, Tiny


Nestled into the sands that stretch along the Bay, Balm Beach is the ideal location for your next adventure. Soak up the sun and surf at this family destination as long as you like. When you’re ready to change it up, grab a bite at the Georgian Grill or one of the other beachside

Balm Beach Balm Beach Resort Balm Beach Store Georgian Grill Balm Beach Go-Karts www.visitbalmbeach.com

restaurants and taverns. Rent a SUP at the Balm Beach Store, stay steps from the beach at Balm Beach Resort, race against your friends at Balm Beach Go Karts, play in the arcade or stroll along the strip with your favourite flavour of ice cream in hand and take in breathtaking views.


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so much waiting to be explored in the heart of georgian bay


EXPERIENCE Cycling

Tay Shore Trail, Tay

Discover hidden places and fresh perspective by bike. Exploring this rich heritage and renowned landscape by bicycle is the most intimate and the least impactful way to get to know the Heart of Georgian Bay. Carefully planned, well mapped, and ever-expanding cycling routes help you to immerse yourself in the area’s historical attractions and beautiful scenery. In particular, the Heart of Georgian Bay’s Historical Cycling Route is proud to be the only place in Ontario to enjoy so much history in one single stretch of trail. Along its extensive multi-use trails, the area offers a wide range of boutiques, local artisans, farmers markets, dining experiences, and accommodation for every budget, all within minutes of each route. From amateur to seasoned riders, leisurely tours or lengthy workouts, the trails that are waiting for you were created with every ability in mind. Take advantage of the comprehensive Trail Map on page 22 and start planning your route today.


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Midland Rotary Waterfront Trail, Midland

Simcoe County Rail Trail

Penetanguishene Loop Trail, Penetanguishene


choose your journey... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY LOOP Advanced Length: 95 Km | Start: Midland Waterfront

HISTORIC CYCLING ROUTE Easy Length: 8 Km | Start: SS Keewatin OR Martyrs’ Shrine

MIDLAND ROTARY WATERFRONT TRAIL Easy Length: 8 Km | Start: Midland Town Dock OR Sainte-Marie

PENETANGUISHENE LOOP Advanced Length: 50 Km | Start: Midland Waterfront OR Awenda Provincial Park

TAY SHORE TRAIL Easy Length: 18 Km | Start: Bridgeview Park OR Wye Marsh

THUNDER BEACH LOOP Advanced Length: 75 Km | Start: Parc Rotary Champlain Wendat Park

TINY BEACHES LOOP Moderate Length: 30 Km | Start: Midland Waterfront OR Balm Beach

TINY TRAIL Easy Length: 23 Km | Start: Parc Rotary Champlain Wendat Park

Visit www.cyclesimcoe.ca to download trail maps or pick-up your copy at any local Tourist Information Centre.


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EXPERIENCE Boating

Miss Midland Boat Cruise, Midland

Boating Georgian Bay ‌ enter an unexpected paradise Set off from the shores of the Heart of Georgian Bay and spend some time sipping a martini on the Gin Islands, discovering wildlife in Turtle Bay, finding precious mementos in Treasure Bay and cooking up your shore dinner beside a bonfire in Frying Pan Bay. Georgian Bay’s biosphere designation, stunning natural beauty, and first-class marinas make it one of the most desirable boating destinations in the world. Known as the Gateway to the 30,000 Islands, the Heart of Georgian Bay is home to some of the best boating in the World. Stretching over a hundred miles, the 30,000 Islands draw boaters from many corners of the globe. Meet the knowledgeable staff at any of the area marinas (pg. 26) or boat rental locations (pg. 27) if you want expert advice on transient dockages, places for provisioning and must-see destinations.


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Serendipity Princess Boat Cruise, Penetanguishene

Diverse Rentals, Penetanguishene

Town Dock, Midland


marinas

Maple Leaf Marinas

ALBERTS COVE MARINA 15 Sunrise Ct Tiny (705) 533-2024

DUTCHMAN’S COVE MARINA 222 Fox St Penetanguishene (705) 549-2641

MIDLAND HARBOUR TOWN DOCKS 165 King St Midland (705) 526-4610

BAY MOORINGS MARINA 200 Fox St Penetanguishene (705) 549-6958

HARBOUR WEST MARINA 319 Champlain Rd Penetanguishene (705) 549-9378

NORTHWEST BASIN MARINA 579 Champlain Rd Tiny (705) 549-2655

BAYPORT YACHTING CENTRE 156 Marina Park Ave Midland (705) 527-7678

HINDSON MARINA 79 Champlain Rd Penetanguishene (705) 549-2991

PIER 69 MARINA 10 Duck Bay Rd Waubaushene (705) 538-2867

BEACON BAY MARINA 37 Champlain Rd Penetanguishene (705) 549-2075

HISTORIC PORT OF PENETANGUISHENE 1 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-7777

QUEEN’S COVE MARINA 67 Juneau Rd Victoria Harbour (705) 534-4100

CENTRAL MARINE 171 Midland Ave Midland (705) 526-4251

MARSH’S WAUBAUSHENE MARINA 5 Duck Bay Rd Waubaushene (705) 538-2285

WYE HERITAGE MARINA 3282 Ogdens Beach Rd Midland (705) 526-0155


Bite Me Fishing Charters, Victoria Harbour

Charters BITE ME CHARTERS 7 Bayside Ave Victoria Harbour (705) 220-6002

COSMOS YACHT CHARTERS 156 Marina Park Ave Midland (905) 715-8795

GEORGE’N CHARTERS 165 King St Midland (705) 528-0156

Pier 69 Marina and Boat Rentals, Tay

Boat Rentals DIVERSE RENTALS 79 Champlain Rd Penetanguishene (705) 549-0683

PIER 69 MARINA AND BOAT RENTALS 10 Duck Bay Rd Waubaushene (705) 538-2857

SUNPORT BOAT RENTALS 24 Tiny Beaches Rd S Balm Beach (705) 361-1617


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georgian bay: world biosphere bi.o.sphere /ˈbīəˌsfir/ noun A biosphere is a global ecological syste m integrating all living beings and thei r relationships. Biospheres are any closed, selfregulating systems containing ecosystems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosphere

Did you know that Georgian Bay is home to the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, containing a huge number of hab itats supporting hundreds of different species? The unique geography and geology of the area create more than 1,000 distinct habitat types whic h support a variety of rare species, including plants, mammals, birds, rept iles and amphibians. The 2004 ‘biosphere’ designation by UNESCO recogniz es that these waters and their habitats deserve to be cherished and prot ected. There are over 600 world biosphere reserves in 117 countries, with 18 now in Canada. While exploring everything that the geograp hy of the Heart of Georgian Bay has to offer, please be careful to leave natu ral areas as you find them so that the ecosystems within our biosphere can remain healthy. To learn more about this spectacular feat of Natu

re visit www.gbbr.ca.

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Tourist Info Centres

MIDLAND May - Sept 165 King Street (705) 526-4275 x2550

PENETANGUISHENE May - Oct 2 Main Street (705) 549-2232


explore the heart of georgian bay only 90 minutes north of toronto


PLAY.

Golf. SKi. Bike. Fish. Hike. Create. Swim. Love. 8 BALL EXPRESS 847 Vindin St Midland (705) 526-6663

BOAT RENTALS & WATER TOYS 24 Tiny Beaches Rd S Tiny (705) 361-1617

HAPPY PADDLING Little Lake Park Midland (705) 881-5533

AWENDA PROVINCIAL PARK 670 Awenda Park Rd Tiny (705) 549-2231

BROOKLEA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 8567 Hwy 93 Midland (705) 526-9872

HIDDEN AGENDA CAFE 520 Hugel Ave Midland (705) 527-1110

BALM BEACH ARCADE 7 Tiny Beaches Rd N Tiny (705) 361-1861

COSMOS YACHT CHARTERS 156 Marina Park Ave Midland (905) 715-8795

KNIGHTS HAVEN BOWLING LANES 17 Poyntz St Penetanguishene (705) 549-3111

BALM BEACH GO KARTS & MINI PUTT 239 Balm Beach Rd W Tiny (705) 526-6801

DELTA BINGO & GAMING 175 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-7462

MAKE A MESS 100 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 427-1955

BALM BEACH GOLF CLUB 250 Concession Rd 11 E Tiny (705) 526-7711

DIVERSE RENTALS 79 Champlain Rd Penetanguishene (705) 549-0683

MIDLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 9536 Hwy 93 N Midland (705) 526-5822

BALM BEACH STORE AND SUP RENTAL 11 Tiny Beaches Rd N Tiny (705) 529-4733

GEORGIAN BAY ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK 2511 Honey Harbour Rd Honey Harbour (705) 527-7200

MIDLAND TOURS 10 Robert St E Penetanguishene (705) 549-3388

BAYSHORE LANES BOWLING CENTRE 205 King St Midland (705) 526-4887

GEORGIAN BAY SUP Little Lake Park Midland (705) 527-5997

MOUNTAINVIEW SKI AND MTB CENTRE 9266 Foster’s Rd Midland (705) 526-8149

BITE ME CHARTERS 7 Bayside Ave Victoria Harbour (705) 220-6002

GEORGIAN CYCLE 21 Peel St Penetanguishene (705) 549-7388

SWIFT CANOE & KAYAK Exit 149, Hwy 400 N Tay (705) 538-0881

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wye marsh wildlife 16160 Hwy 12 E Midland, ON L4R 4K6 (705) 526-7809 www.wyemarsh.com Wye Marsh is your place to escape, explore, and experience nature up close. Take a guided canoe or kayak tour, and a nature walk through the forested trails and floating boardwalk. The Wye Marsh has a 25km trail system to hike, bike, snowshoe or ski, with some rentals available. Connect with nature through familyfriendly activities and events, or watch your kids handfeed a chickadee or go pond netting. For a crowdpleasing experience, check out the Amphibian and Reptile Display or Birds of Prey Show. The Wye Marsh is open daily 9am-5pm, all year round.


MIDLAND WATERFRONT 165 King St Midland, ON L4R 3L8 1 (855) 527-4050 www.midland.ca Situated at the southern end of Georgian Bay, Midland Harbour is a picturesque natural attraction that tourists and boaters from around the world have been enjoying for many years. As a gateway to Georgian Bay’s 30,000 islands, Downtown Midland is also known for its quaint, one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, farmers’ markets, and restaurants, as well as their incredible murals depicting the rich culture and heritage of the area. Midland Harbour has become known as a tranquil spot for both residents and visitors to relax, and is considered a major tourist destination and cruise port for its Great Lakes access.


Parc Rotary Champlain wendat park 8 Owen St, Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1M8 (705) 549-7453 | www.penetanguishene.ca Consisting of 90 acres located along the waterfront of Penetanguishene Harbour, the park has been recently upgraded and includes a new splash pad, amphitheatre, playground and fishing dock, pavilion, swimming beach, skateboard park, basketball and beach volleyball courts, dog park, paved Trans Canada Trail, accessible washrooms and free parking. The park trail brings you to Penetanguishene Main Street, where you can stay for the day, enjoying unique shops, restaurants and cafÊs. Penetanguishene commemorates four cultures; Anglophone, Francophone, First Nations and Metis, which are portrayed throughout the park with handcrafted statues and displays, depicting 400 years of the Town’s history.


EXPERIENCE PADDLING

Diverse Rentals, Penetanguishene

Dip your paddle in, and explore to your heart’s content The Heart of Georgian Bay is home to a diverse collection of paddling destinations that have long attracted canoers and kayakers, and now a growing number of stand-up paddle boarders. Navigate the tranquil waters of the Wye River or one of our family-friendly lakes, or venture out on to the Bay itself and discover the myriad waterscapes for you to explore, from surf quality waves to long runs amidst the islands to quiet coves with almost mystical qualities. Bring your own equipment or rent from one of the paddle shops that can be found all around the peninsula.


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Midland Waterfront

Balm Beach Store & SUP Rental, Balm Beach

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Tay


EXPERIENCE WINTER

See what winter has in store for you in the Heart of Georgian Bay Heavy snowfalls and a top-notch collection of outdoor options make it easy to enjoy, rather than endure, winter in the Heart of Georgian Bay. Groomed snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails stretch for kilometres through the Wye Marsh, Awenda Park and Mountainview Ski Centre. For snowmobilers, the trails provide a perfect playground with easy access to scenic routes, restaurants and accommodations. Book a guided tour along the frozen waters of Georgian Bay with Diverse Rentals and then visit Discovery Harbour to glide along the 1.5 km skate trail with a view of Penetanguishene Bay. You have a standing invitation to plan your winter getaway and join us in celebrating winter.


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Discovery Harbour Skate Trail, Penetanguishene

Diverse Rentals, Penetanguishene

White Bear Haven Retreat Centre, Midland


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Quality Inn and Conference Centre, Midland

Hotels & Motels QUALITY INN 924 King St Midland (705) 526-9307

KING’S INN 751 King St Midland (705) 526-7744

SHAMROCK MOTEL 955 Yonge St Midland (705) 526-7851

COMFORT INN 980 King St Midland (705) 526-2090

KNIGHT’S INN 751 Yonge St Midland (705) 526-2219

SILVER STAR MOTEL 748 Yonge St Midland (705) 526-6571

DIVERSE RENTALS FLOATEL 79 Champlain Rd Penetanguishene (705) 549-2991

MIDLAND INN & SUITES 720 Prospect Blvd Midland (705) 245-1166

SUPER 8 MIDLAND 1144 Hugel Ave Midland (705) 526-8288


Bed and breakfasts

The Captain’s House Heritage Bed & Breakfast, Midland 1875 A CHARTERS INN B&B

290 Second St Midland (705) 527-1572

BLUEBIRD MEADOWS B&B 6156 Line 4 N Midland (647) 825-5655

A WYMBOLWOOD BEACH HOUSE B&B 533 Tiny Beaches Rd S Tiny (705) 361-3649

423 Hugel Ave Midland (705) 245-3555

BEACON SHORE ON GEORGIAN BAY B&B 128 Midland Point Rd Midland (705) 526-5005

GEORGIAN TERRACE GUEST HOUSE 14 Water St Penetanguishene (705) 549-2440

THE CAPTAIN’S HOUSE HERITAGE B&B

... And inns THE LOFT ON KING 259 King St Midland (705) 534-5020

TUCKED INN THE HARBOUR B&B 197 Robins Point Rd Victoria Harbour (705) 534-4196

SOL GUESTHOUSE 112 Hoyt Avenue Victoria Harbour (705) 433-2500

THE VICTORIAN INN B&B 670 Hugel Ave Midland (705) 526-4441


Georgian Bay Islands National Park

CAMPING

COTTAGES

AWENDA PROVINCIAL PARK 670 Awenda Park Rd Tiny (705) 549-2231

BALM BEACH LILY & ROSE COTTAGE RENTALS 362 Balm Beach Rd W Tiny (866) 209-9674

BALM BEACH MOTEL & RESORT 15 Tiny Beaches Rd N Tiny (705) 361-1130

BAYFORT CAMP 3321 Ogdens Beach Rd Tay (705) 526-8704

BLUEBIRD COTTAGE RENTAL 318 Balm Beach Rd W Tiny (647) 825-5655

FLOATEL – DIVERSE RENTALS 79 Champlain Rd Penetanguishene (705) 549-0683

BELL FALLS 1927 Rosemount Rd Tay (705) 538-2898

PRIMROSE COTTAGES 11 Parkside Dr Tiny (705) 937-8700

GEORGIAN BAY ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK 2611 Honey Harbour Rd Honey Harbour (705) 527-7200

SUGAR RIDGE RETREAT CENTRE 5720 Forgets Rd Tay (705) 528-1793

LAFONTAINE CAREFREE RV RESORT & CAMPGROUND 240 Lafontaine Rd E Tiny (705) 533-2961

WOODLAND CEDAR FAMILY COTTAGE RESORT 1985 Tiny Beaches Rd S Tiny (705) 361-1461

SMITH’S TRAILER PARK & CAMP 736 King St Midland (705) 526-4339

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RESORTS

SUNPORT BEACH RESORT & MOTEL 24 Tiny Beaches Rd Tiny (705) 361-1617

Diverse Rentals Floatel, Penetanguishene


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Queen’s Quay British Pub, Victoria Harbour

RESTAURANTS

BOATHOUSE EATERY 177 King St Midland (705) 527-7480

CAPTAIN KEN’S DINER 70 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-8691

ARCH STEAK HOUSE 771 Yonge St Midland (705) 526-7313

BALM BEACH TAVERN 1 Tiny Beaches Rd N Tiny (705) 956-0508

BOSTON PIZZA 16835 Heritage Dr Midland (705) 526-9966

CAPTAIN ROBERT’S TABLE 93 Jury Dr Penetanguishene (705) 549-0713

B&R’S TAKEOUT 106 Robert St E Penetanguishene (705) 549-7226

BLEU GARDEN 740 Yonge St Midland (705) 527-7302

BURGER BARR 505 King St Midland (705) 527-6421

CELLERMAN’S ALE HOUSE 337 King St Midland (705) 526-8223


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EAT. CIBOULETTE ET CIE 290 King St Midland (705) 245-0410

ELEGANT GOURMET 235 King St Midland (705) 528-0250

GEORGIAN BAKERY 253 King St Midland (705) 526-6509

GROUNDED COFFEE COMPANY 538 Bay St Midland (705) 527-5997

DILLON’S WOOD FIRED PIZZA 244 King St Midland (705) 245-1006

EXPLORERS CAFÉ 345 King St Midland (705) 527-9199

GEORGIAN GRILL 7 Tiny Beaches Rd N Tiny (705) 361-1861

HARBOUR PALACE PIZZA 338 Park St Victoria Harbour (705) 534-4444

DINO’S FRESH FOOD DELI 319 King St Midland (705) 526-2431

FLYNN’S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB

GLOBE DELI & RESTAURANT 478 Elizabeth St Midland (705) 527-4145

HENRY’S SOUTH FISH RESTAURANT 3282 Ogdens Beach Rd Midland (705) 528-1919

96 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 355-4782


Lot 102, Midland

KELSEY’S BAR & GRILL 917 King St Midland (705) 526-2784

LITTLE LAKE RESTAURANT 646 Little Lake Rd Midland (705) 527-7386

MIDLAND FISH & CHIPS 311 King St Midland (705) 526-9992

L.A. CAFÉ 520 Cedar Point Rd Tiny (705) 533-4216

LOT 102 837 King St Midland (705) 526-9847

MINJI’S 854 Yonge St Midland (705) 527-0909

LARDER AND PANTRY CAFÉ 4 Robert St W Penetanguishene (705) 245-0410

MAD MICHAEL’S 8215 Hwy 93 Wyebridge (705) 527-1666

MINT CAFÉ 741 Yonge St Midland (705) 245-0977

LE MAITRE D’ 106 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-7000

MARINA’S PIZZA & SPORTS BAR 545 Talbot St Port McNicoll (705) 534-3555

MOM’S RESTAURANT 200 Pillsbury Dr Midland (705) 527-0700

LIBRARY RESTAURANT 924 King St Midland (705) 528-0100

MARKIE’S FOOD TRUCK 281 Midland Ave Midland (705) 529-8616

CARNEGIE CAFÉ 526 Hugel Ave Midland (705) 526-5526

LILLY’S ITALIAN EATERY 223 King St Midland (705) 245-0909

MC SUSHI 9225 Hwy 93 Midland (705) 526-6788

PAN MAI RESTAURANT 175 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-0526


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PHIL’S CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT 48 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-7858

STACKERS PANCAKE HOUSE 727 William St Midland (705) 245-2008

WING HOUSE 356 Eighth St Midland (705) 245-9441

PHIL’S PUB & EATERY 519 Hugel Ave Midland (705) 526-3003

TINY TREATS EUROPEAN DELI 745 Lafontaine Rd W Tiny (705) 533-4774

WORLD FAMOUS DOCK LUNCH 4 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-8111

QUEEN’S QUAY BRITISH PUB & RESTAURANT 67 Juneau Rd Victoria Harbour (705) 534-1211

TYMES RESTAURANT 845 King St Midland (705) 526-5421

RESTAURANT SAINTE-MARIE 16164 Hwy 12 Midland (705) 527-4162

UNCLE ROY’S RESTAURANT 289 King St Midland (705) 526-7281

SAMMOUNA 9225 Hwy 93 Midland (705) 526-5260

VILLAGE MERCANTILE & CAFÉ 154 William St Victoria Harbour (705) 506-0330

SERGIO’S ITALIAN CUCINA 401 William St Midland (705) 526-7125

WENDY B’S FINE FOODS 336 Lafontaine Rd W Lafontaine (705) 533-1547

a variety of local fare for every tastebud.


waterfront dining

drink. Boathouse Eatery, Midland BALM BEACH TAVERN 1 Tiny Beaches Rd N Balm Beach (705) 956-0508

CAPTAIN ROBERT’S TABLE 93 Jury Dr Penetanguishene (705) 549-0713

HENRY’S SOUTH FISH RESTAURANT 3282 Ogdens Beach Rd Midland (705) 528-1919

67 Juneau Rd Victoria Harbour (705) 534-1211

BOATHOUSE EATERY 177 King St Midland (705) 527-7480

GEORGIAN GRILL 7 Tiny Beaches Rd N Balm Beach (705) 361-1861

LITTLE LAKE RESTAURANT 646 Little Lake Rd Midland (705) 527-7386

WORLD FAMOUS DOCK LUNCH 4 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-8111

QUEEN’S QUAY BRITISH PUB & RESTAURANT


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indulge. The Explorers Cafe, Midland

fine dining EXPLORERS CAFÉ 345 King St Midland (705) 527-9199

LE MAITRE D’ 106 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-7000

LIBRARY RESTAURANT 924 King St Midland (705) 528-0100

LILLY’S ITALIAN EATERY 223 King St Midland (705) 245-0909


shop. A PASSION FOR FASHION 489 Dominion Ave Midland (705) 527-5499

BRUNEL JEWELLERS 228 King St Midland (705) 526-0001

CROW’S NEST 236 King St Midland (705) 527-7777

GREEN BLOCK TRADING POST 1 Water St Penetanguishene (705) 549-9554

ARBOUR’S FLOWER SHOPPE 89 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-9119

BRYANT’S JEWELLERS 66 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-8911

EVOCATIVE ESSENTIALS 307 King St Midland (705) 526-9963

ICE ART 252 King St Midland (705) 527-5090

BALM BEACH STORE 11 Tiny Beaches Rd N Balm Beach (705) 529-4733

CABIN BOY 251 King St Midland (705) 527-1627

FRESH BY LEANNE 212 King St Midland (705) 527-1515

INDULGE BOUTIQUE 303 King St Midland (705) 527-9914

BIKE SHOP 9170 Hwy 93 Midland (705) 528-0957

CASHMERE BLUE 250 King St Midland (705) 526-2365

GEORGIAN BAY YAMAHA 15288 Hwy 12 Victoria Harbour (705) 534-4860

IVY BASKET 9225 Hwy 93 Midland (705) 526-0612

BLAIR INTERIORS & WINDOW FASHIONS 305 King St Midland (705) 526-0500

CAMP COLLECTIBLES 73 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-3848

GRAFFITI ART 239 King St Midland (705) 526-4121

JOHNSTONE’S MUSIC LAND 280 King St Midland (705) 526-7821

BRIGHT IDEAS & KIM’S BOUTIQUE 83 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-6803

COTTAGE FRIENDS 221 King St Midland (705) 526-7935

GRASS ROOTS 8204 Hwy 93 Wyebridge (705) 526-4118

LIQUIGATOR 536 Talbot St Port McNicoll (705) 534-3131


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my Gbay Store, Midland

LITTLE ED’S SKI & BIKE SHOP 543 Bay St Midland (705) 526-0202

PEBBLE TREE 248 King St Midland (705) 245-2000

SHARON’S BOUTIQUE 758 Yonge St Midland (705) 526-8306

TAYLOR & CO CLOTHIERS 260 King St Midland (705) 245-0562

LITTLE MONKEY’S TREEHOUSE 309 King St Midland (705) 526-2345

PHOENIX JEWELLERY CO 9225 Hwy 93 Midland (705) 526-7020

SHOES TO BOOT 261 King St Midland (705) 527-7755

TIMELESS DESIGN 76 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 427-4212

MARCELVILLE 9792 Hwy 93 Midland (705) 549-7104

RECOLLECTIONS AUCTION HOUSE 19 Laurier Rd Penetanguishene (705) 549-0270

SIMPLY COUNTRY 323 King St Midland (705) 526-7630

TORY’S TREASURES 8199 Hwy 93 Wyebridge (705) 527-1684

MY GBAY STORE 339 King St Midland (705) 526-5334

ROSEY POSEY 317 King St Midland (705) 526-1414

SIMPLY HOME 900 King St Midland (705) 526-5678

TRIPP’S PAINT AND DECORATING 259 King St Midland (705) 526-7411

NEWTON STREET ART BARN 2406 Newton St Victoria Harbour (705) 534-7062

RUB OF THE GREEN 371 Midland Ave Midland (705) 527-1244

SOULDIER’S SKATE SHOP 213 King St Midland (705) 245-7873

VILLAGE MERCANTILE 154 William St Victoria Harbour (705) 506-0330

OLDE TOWN LIBRARY HOME DECOR /ANTIQUES

SATURDAY AFTERNOONS 225 King St Midland (705) 526-5226

SPLASH EVENTS & DÉCOR 347 King St Midland (705) 245-2700

W & Y BOUTIQUE 231 King St Midland (705) 717-3030

526 Hugel Ave Midland (705) 526-5526


spa and wellness

BREATHE. White Bear Haven, Midland BAMBOO SPA 351 First St Midland (705) 526-0222

PUR SPA 701 King St Midland (705) 527-4363

SYNERGY HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTRE 15 Robert St W Penetanguishene (705) 734-4334

GEORGIAN HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTRE 1660 Golflink Rd Midland (705) 549-5681

RETREAT YOGA & WELLNESS 371 Yonge St Midland (705) 528-6900

VINCENT SALON & SPA 85 Main St Penetanguishene (705) 549-8841

PANACHE SPA & ACADEMY 298 King St Midland (705) 527-8740

SUGAR RIDGE RETREAT CENTRE 5720 Forgets Rd Tiny (705) 528-1793

WHITE BEAR HAVEN RR# 1 Midland (416) 558-2554

YOGA HOUSE 3 Thompsons Rd Penetanguishene (705) 549-1352


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discover. Newton Street Art Barn, Victoria Harbour

arts & theatre CATHY BOYD FINE ART 321 King St Midland (705) 543-2537

LAKE HOUSE GALLERY 284 Farlain Lake Rd E Tiny (705) 549-0330

MIDLAND CULTURAL CENTRE 355 King St Midland (705) 527-4420

CLAUSTRO SCULPTED PAINTINGS 372 Midland Ave Midland (705) 527-4632

LU ROBITAILLE STUDIO 21 Pommel Pl Penetanguishene (705) 355-0466

NEWTON STREET ART BARN 2406 Newton St Victoria Harbour (705) 534-7062

MAIN STREET GALLERY & ARTISTIC DIMENSIONS 256 King St Midland (705) 526-8165

QUEST ART GALLERY 333 King St Midland (705) 526-2787

KING’S WHARF THEATRE 97 Jury Dr Penetanguishene (705) 549-5555


midland cultural centre 333 King St, Midland, ON L4R 3M7 (705) 527-4420 | www.midlandculturalcentre.com The Midland Cultural Centre is a natural focal point for cultural events and activities in the Heart of Georgian Bay. Combining arts, music, theatre, and events the MCC boasts an impressive range of offerings all in one innovative building in downtown Midland. Classical music, folk, country, bluegrass, rock and children’s concerts are hosted in this growing pool of local, national, and international talent. For up-to-date performance information visit midlandculturalcentre.com, anytime. The MCC is proud to be known as the cultural hub of the Heart of Georgian Bay’s thriving entertainment community.


King’s wharf Theatre 97 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G7 705-549-5555 | www.kingswharftheatre.com Nestled within Discovery Harbour on Georgian Bay and flanked by the historic buildings of a 19th-century British naval and military base, the King’s Wharf Theatre offers all the comforts of a modern facility, including 366 brand new seats in the auditorium. Operated by award-winning Drayton Entertainment, this professional theatre will offer an array of musicals and comedies from June to September in 2018 including Cinderella: The Panto, Out of Order, Cruisin’ Classics, Hairspray and Kings & Queens of Country.


World Class Events MIDLAND WINTERFEST

NSSRC/Huronia Museum February 3 - 4

TINY WINTER CARNAVAL D’HIVER Perkinsfield Park February 10

SWEETWATER HARVEST FESTIVAL

January

SKATE TRAIL

Discovery Harbour Mid-January to Mid-March Fridays to Sundays

SPLASH ‘N BOOTS

Midland Cultural Centre February 12

April

Wye March Wildlife Centre March 17 & 18

PENETANGUISHENE WINTERAMA

Downtown Penetanguishene February 16 - 19

GREEN RIVER REVIVAL

Midland Cultural Centre April 7

June S.S. KEEWATIN WHEELHOUSE TOURS Port McNicoll May 18-21

THE CARPENTER’S STORY

Midland Cultural Centre June 2

PARTY ON THE DOCK Midland Town Dock June 16

TAY BIKE DAY

Bridgeview Park, Waubaushene June 16

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SNOWSHOE BY MOONLIGHT

February

Wye Marsh Widlife Centre January 13-27

6TH ANNUAL ROAD HOCKEY GAME Downtown Midland February 2

march

MAJOR’S MARCH MUDNESS

Parc Rotary Champlain Wendat Park Penetanguishene March 25

may SOLAR STAGE

Midland Cultural Centre April 14

CINDERELLA: THE PANTO King’s Wharf Theatre June 6-30

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY Sainte-Marie among the Hurons June 21

HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY

PORTARAMA

Port McNicoll May 18-20

UKE FEST

Midland Cultural Centre May 18-20

ONTARIO’S BEST BUTTER TART FESTIVAL Downtown Midland June 9

TAY CANADA DAY

Victoria Harbour June 22 - 23

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RIBFEST

Midland Town Dock June 29 - July 1

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July

BUSK TIL DUSK CONCERT SERIES

Balm Beach, Tiny Every Thursday Evening of July and August

TEA & TARTS

Penetanguishene Museum July 11&25, August 15&22

FESTIVAL DE LOUP Lafontaine, Tiny July 14 - 16

TUGFEST

King’s Wharf Theatre July 25-August 4

Penetanguishene August 25

August 17-18

King’s Wharf Theatre, Penetanguishene September 13-30

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CRUSIN’ CLASSICS

CYCLE CAMELOT

Midland Town Dock

KINGS & QUEENS OF COUNTRY

GBCSC GARDEN TOUR

CANADA DAY

Little Lake Park, Midland July 1

TERRY FOX RUN

Perkinsfield Park, Tiny September 16

november MEET THE SPIRITS

Penetanguishene Museum October 12

GHOST TOURS

S.S. Keewatin October 12-27

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OUT OF ORDER King’s Wharf Theatre July 4-21

SAINTE-MARIE BY CANDLE LIGHT

GHOST TOURS

Discovery Harbour July 4 – August 29

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons July 5 – August 30

PIRATES OF THE BAY FESTIVAL

HAIRSPRAY

august King’s Wharf Theatre August 9 September 1

Discovery Harbour August 4

september

18TH ANNUAL TRADITIONAL POW WOW

MARSH BY MOONLIGHT

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre September 1 – October 7

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, September 8-9

october PUMPKINFERNO

Discovery Harbour October 4-30

THE SILVER GOOSE CX RACE Little Lake Park November 3-4

HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY

THE STORY OF EAGLES

Midland Cultural Centre November 17

@HEARTOFGBAY

THANKSGIVING HARVEST FESTIVAL

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons October 6-7

FIRST LIGHT

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons & Martyrs’ Shirne

November 22 – December 8

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2018 Discovery Guide in the Heart of Georgian Bay  

Proceed with caution when planning your vacation into the Heart of Georgian Bay; you probably won't want to leave...

2018 Discovery Guide in the Heart of Georgian Bay  

Proceed with caution when planning your vacation into the Heart of Georgian Bay; you probably won't want to leave...