So Much to Discover

IN THE HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY

North Simcoe boasts of many treasured amenities, waiting to be explored.

Picturesque surroundings, lively communities, festive events, rich culture, waterside theatre, and much more, that have all amused and beguiled residents and visitors for generations. Whether a casual stroll on a beach, an enchanting evening of fine dining in one of our many restaurants, or a relaxed, care free stay in one of our quaint Bed & Breakfasts or full-service hotels, the Heart of Georgian Bay is a place of endless opportunity.

Our sparkling waters and inviting attractions tell a tale of deeply rooted history. An extensive trail system and plethora of recreational activities create that escape everyone is searching for. Be amazed by Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands – the world’s largest freshwater archipelago and the landscape that inspired the Group of Seven.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY

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The Heart of Georgian Bay is...

An extension of the longest freshwater beach in the world

— Tiny Beaches

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The Heart of Georgian Bay is...

Home of the largest freshwater marina in Canada

— Wye Heritage Marina

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Home of the largest collection of Group of Seven north of the GTA

— Huronia Museum

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Home of the largest Butter Tart Festival in Canada

— Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival

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The Heart of Georgian Bay is...

Home of Ontario's longest-running winter carnival

— Penetanguishene Winterama

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The Heart of Georgian Bay is...

Home of Festivals & Events Ontario top 100

— First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
— Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival
— Pumpkinferno at Discovery Harbour

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The Heart of Georgian Bay is...

Home of the national shrine to the Canadian Martyrs

— Martyrs' Shrine

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The Heart of Georgian Bay is...

Home of the only Edwardian passenger steamship in the world

— S.S. Keewatin

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The Heart of Georgian Bay is...

Home of the oldest European settlement in Ontario

— Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

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Home of one of Ontario's oldest general stores

— Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives

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The Heart of Georgian Bay is...

Home of a provincially and federally significant wildlife sanctuary

— Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

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Home of a provincial park

— Awenda Provincial Park

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Home of a national park

— Georgian Bay Islands National Park

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Home of three destination Ontario Signature Experiences

— S.S. Keewatin
— Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival
— Sainte-Marie among the Hurons