While in town, if you are looking for activities, a place to eat, or something for the cottage, our partners have you covered:

Edward Jones Investment

Edward Jones has been helping Canadians reach their financial goals for more than 20 years. We attribute a great deal of our success to our principles and personal, long-term approach to investing. We have consistently been ranked among the List of Best Employers in Canada, and our employees tend to stay with us for years. As a privately owned company, Edward Jones has a very personal feel that’s almost like family. And we’re very proud of that.

Georgian Bay Software

We provide Information Technology services to small and medium sized business, government and educational centres. With our Computer, Networking, Software and Web expertise, you need not look any further than Georgian Bay Software.

Georgian Bay Airways

We operate our fleet of Cessna seaplanes out of Parry Sound harbour, that offers the friendly charm of a small town, with all the amenities of urban life. Surrounded by unique landscapes and vistas that are unparalleled.


Services include design and install septic systems, foundation repairs, gravel driveway resurfacing, private road building, bridge building, blasting and foundation preparation, excavation, ditching, steel dock building, snow removal and trucking. They can help the homeowner make their landscape vision a reality with a variety of services including design, construction, excavation, installation, planting and maintenance. From the beginning of the project to completion, they will be there to provide you with our resources, support and dedication.

Island Queen

Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands region is a wonderfully relaxing area to explore by tour boat and passengers tend to get lost in the moment of imagining the area as it once was and as it they see it today. The cruises are truly trips into the heart of Canadian wilderness and the northern way of life.

Trappers Choice Restaurant & Inn

Trapper’s Choice Restaurant is a licensed, non-smoking establishment boasting a casual and comfortable restaurant with great food and a superb seasonal patio. They are open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Museum on Tower Hill

The West Parry Sound District Museum, commonly known as the Museum on Tower Hill, began as a group of dedicated citizens. Today the Museum continues to preserve and interpret the core cultural themes that carved the West Parry Sound District out of a rugged Canadian landscape and explores contemporary topics relevant to today’s communities

Gardens of Parry Sound

The Gardens of Parry Sound is the newest and finest Retirement Residence in beautiful Parry Sound.  We are located in the northern part of town, in close proximity to churches, shopping, parks, medical centres and restaurants.   Our 70 suite residence offers an extraordinary experience in Senior living, in our elegant and home-like setting.   We invite you to relax and enjoy your Retirement Years to the fullest.   Let the Gardens of Parry Sound take care of the rest.

Parry Sound Inn & Suites

We are conveniently located along Highway 400, the gateway to Northern Ontario and the unique natural wonders of the Parry Sound area. This hotel has been ranked highest in guest satisfaction for the last ten years. We offer single, double and suite accommodations that fits the needs of both business and leisure travelers.


John’s 36 years in the real estate business makes him well qualified to serve all your real estate needs. With the introduction of the internet, the gathering of raw data and information about real estate has become overwhelming with the number of websites and “advisers” out there. Over the years, the business has changed dramatically, mostly for the good. John is now able to email dozens of photos and produce video on his YouTube channel to best promote listings or provide information to any prospective buyer, anywhere in the world.

FIREPLACE & Leisure Centre

The business began over twenty years ago with Jack, Leslie, Jay, and Shelley. Twelve years ago Jack and Leslie retired and Jay and Shelley took over as Fireplace & Leisure Centre, changing the name and moving down the road to a 5000 sq. ft. facility.

At FPLC they believe in helping their customers choose the product best suited to their needs. That’s why they have no commissioned sales people and choose to carry a variety of brands.

Years of experience have enabled them to carefully choose the manufacturers, distributors and products that they trust to put in your home, as well as their own!

The showroom has over sixty units on the floor with many burning, as well as many finished displays to help you with your design dilemmas!


Kropf’s marine hydraulic trailer division manufactures hydraulic boat trailers with load capacities ranging from 3 – 100 tons. They offer fully approved highway versions, as well as hardworking yard and self-propelled trailer designs. Other products include straddle carriers, galvanized boat storage stands, and YardArm marine products.

Since 1988, the KROPF MARINE floating dock division has been supplying premium docking systems for commercial marine applications and residential use. Superior design and uncompromising quality have established our steel tube floating dock systems as the industry standard for northern harbours.

Bearly Used Books

No matter what you like to read, you’ll find it there. Start with Mystery at the front, then wind your way back through Canadian Literature and Science Fiction and Fantasy and many other sections.

Pass through into the original store and find our Westerns, Classic Literature, History, the infamous wall of every kind of Romance Novel, Horror, Christian and our well stocked General Fiction. From Cookbooks to Literature and so much more, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.


Feeling parched after the show? Looking for some good food with a cozy atmosphere?

Located in Parry Sound, Wellington’s Pub & Grill has been a long time favorite of locals and visitors alike! Recommended by Outdoor Canada magazine and Georgian Bay Boating & Explore Magazine.

Voted Parry Sound’s Best Casual Dining restaurant & Ribs since 2007. Best Chicken Wings since 2012.


Let Barb Kerr and IG Wealth Management handle all your Financial needs. Whether donating to charity, living well in retirement, or planning your estate, Barb will work with you to attain your goals.

RSPs are only a part of your retirement picture. IG Wealth Management will synchronize your retirement goals with your IG Living Plan, including your RSPs, TFSAs, investments, and pension, so that you can see your whole retirement picture.

Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve

Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) is a non-profit registered Canadian charity. We are a community-based organization that works with partners in our region to protect the environment, create vibrant communities and support a healthy economy by building capacity through education and culture.

Home Hardware

Home stores are 100% Canadian owned, with 100,000 different items available! There’s a perfect Home store for your project, gift idea or everyday household item.

Bay Street Cafe

Bay Street Cafe is directly on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay offering a delicious lunch and dinner menu. Bay Street Cafe is steps away from the Charles W. Stockey Centre located on Bay Street across from the Town Dock. We are open late.

Myrhanda McKay

Have you ever been moved so intensely by the breathtaking beauty of nature?

It is this precise feeling that inspires me to paint. My work reflects the beauty I see around me in the natural world. As humans we are innately drawn to beauty, and yet we so often miss it. Like all things in life, nature’s beauty is constantly changing. Influenced by the astounding beauty of the natural world, I’m inspired to capture these fleeting moments for you; to preserve them in paint. Whether it be the deep, rich red of a Georgian Bay sunset or the mysticism of the morning mist in Muskoka, my work captures the essence of the pure, powerful, raw beauty of nature. I typically paint on wood or MDF board with oil paints.

North of Muskoka Embroidery

North of Muskoka Embroidery is a family owned business established in 1998 by Jack Lawson. Jack and his wife, Sherri,  ran the business for over a decade, before handing over the reigns to their daughter Van, and her husband, Josh.

We offer a variety of services, ranging from custom corporate clothing, to promotional goods, and even, one-off, novelty t-shirts. We also have a small storefront in our shop that sells Georgian Bay t-shirts, hats, bags and sweatshirts, along with Crossroads brand candles, and the ever-popular Dragon Fly Wingman.

Parry Sound Books

Parry Sound Books, established in 1988, is a fixture in downtown Parry Sound. Located at the main intersection, we are housed in The William Beatty Building, in what was once the Beatty Company’s General Store in the town’s lumbering days. We are known for our knowledgeable staff, our excellent selection, and our superior customer service.

SiSi Georgian Bay

SiSi Georgian Bay is a unique small batch skincare company, based on pure and simple principals.  We carefully source and select the best natural, organic and wild ingredients, in order to utilize gentle, yet powerful, plant based properties.  Our formulas are developed with tremendous care and attention to detail, guided by the sacred traditions of herbal and botanical alchemy.

Sweetwater Music Festival

The SweetWater Music Festival showcases the best musicians from across Canada and beyond performing classical, jazz, and contemporary music. For over 15 years, this unique annual event in Grey Bruce, Ontario has treated audiences to three days of outstanding performances in a beautiful, rural setting on Georgian Bay. Throughout the year, SweetWater’s special concert events spotlight some of Canada’s top musicians as well as emerging, aspiring artists. Audiences are treated to one-of-a-kind, intimate and cutting-edge musical experiences that engage the mind and spirit.

To Your Defence

In 2013, Teresa founded To Your Defence with the mission of providing access to justice for everyone.  Teresa holds a strong knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act, Provincial Offences including Dog Owner Liability Act, Alcohol and Gaming Commission, among others.  Teresa is also well experienced in litigation within the Small Claims Court where representation served private individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses.


For our 40th Birthday we have put together some exciting package deals:

Take in the entire Folk or Jazz Weekends, enjoy a package with Janina Fialkowska, or create your own experience.

Phone the Festival Office at 1-800-364-0061 to order packages. Save 20% by ordering from the Package section.


Take in all three Main Events of the Festival Folk Weekend.

Enjoy TANGO NIGHT with the Payadora Tango Ensemble, FOLKLIFE with Jayme Stone, and the CELTIC MAGIC cruise with Scantily Plaid.

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Join us for all four Jazz Canada Weekend events:

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF JONI MITCHELL, with Mandy Lagan’s Origins, THAT LATIN FLAVOUR with Guido Basso, Dave Young, Terry Clarke, Reg Schwager and David Restivo, CRAIG HARLEY & FRIENDS starring John Southworth and the South Seas, and the TORONTO ALL-STAR BIG BAND!

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For those who like to mix their genres a little:


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Choose any two afternoon concerts and one evening concert (with the exception of Cruises and Dinners)

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Fly & Explore Package for Ontario’s Cottage Country

Fly with Porter Airlines and book your stay in Ontario’s Cottage Country to get The Fly & Explore Package –  $100 in spending vouchers to use at participating attractions, restaurants and shops!

How It Works

Visitors who book a flight into the Muskoka Airport (YQA) via Billy Bishop Toronto Island Airport (YTZ) with Porter Airlines and who also book a minimum 2-nights at participating accommodations before June 21, 2019 for a stay in this region between June 27 and September 3, 2019 can then register to receive $100 in cash vouchers to redeem at participating attractions, restaurants and shops! Over 200 tourism businesses to choose from to stay and to spend from Algonquin in the east to Georgian Bay in the west.

There’s NO CATCH!  It’s just our way of welcoming you and Porter Airlines to Ontario’s cottage country this summer!

How to Register for The Fly & Explore Package

  • – Book your minimum 2-nights stay at one of the participating accommodations and make note of the confirmation number
  • – Book your flight(s) from Toronto to Muskoka (one way or return) with Porter Airlines and make note of the confirmation number
  • – Register on the Explorers’ Edge website to receive the Fly & Explore Package: once your registration is confirmed, your package ($100 CDN in spending vouchers) will be waiting for you upon check in!