Georgian Bay attractions

Top Choice National Park in Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Much of the area just south of Tobermory is protected by this national park, flaunting some of Ontario's finest assets: the Niagara Escarpment, 1000-year-old cedars, rare orchids and crystal-clear, limestone-refract…
Top Choice Museum in Midland & Penetanguishene

Huronia Museum

Don't be fooled by the dated building or displays – this museum has an impressive collection of artifacts, many related to the region's maritime history as well as the Huron and Ojibwe peoples. There's also an art g…
Museum in Owen Sound

Grey Roots Museum & Archives

About 8km south of town, this interesting museum highlights the region's rich pioneering history through displays about early settlers and local heroes. Interactive presentations focus on natural resources, climate …
Historic Site in Midland & Penetanguishene

Ste-Marie among the Hurons

Costumed staff members dote on visitors to this reconstructed 17th-century Jesuit mission, offering stories about hardship and torture with a cheerful smile. The on-site museum offers detailed exhibits about the sit…
Park in Bruce Peninsula

Fathom Five National Marine Park

Established to protect the numerous shipwrecks, lighthouses and islands around Tobermory, this was the first park of its kind in Canada. Though the 22 wrecks in crystal clear waters make for a divers paradise, the p…
Museum in Parry Sound

Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame

For the uninitiated: local legend and hockey hero Bobby Orr forever changed the role of defensemen with his awesome offensive prowess. At his huge modern shrine, fans can pretend to be a sports announcer, strap on g…
Gallery in Manitoulin Island

Perivale Gallery

This well-respected art gallery features works by a remarkable range of Canadian fine artists, sculptors and artisans. The gallery itself, a red farmhouse, sits on a forest lot facing Lake Kagawong – a peaceful and …
Beach in Manitoulin Island

Providence Bay Beach

Set on a long curving bay facing Lake Huron, this is arguably the best beach on the island. The sand is soft and tawny, the water calm, and it's backed by sand dunes, tall grasses and a well-maintained boardwalk tra…
Museum in Manitoulin Island

Ojibwe Cultural Foundation

You're free to explore on your own, but guided tours of this insightful museum are highly recommended. Rotating exhibits reflect a rich history of legends and skilled craftwork. A small gift shop sells local art, li…
Museum in Midland & Penetanguishene

Discovery Harbour

Recommended guided tours of this reconstructed British naval base lead visitors through 19 buildings and replicas of two 18th-century vessels, recounting the fort's history and the hardships faced by sailors and off…