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Parry Sound, Ontario
A point of interest on the Barrie to Muskoka Driving Tour, available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.
Listen to the tour audio!
Hey,...Anyone feeling adventurous!? Why don’t we do a little island hopping!? Just a couple kilometers northwest of here, on the Eastern shores of majestic Georgian bay lies the town of Parry Sound... and over 30 thousand islands to hop!
I 'spose I should pack a toothbrush...and clean underwear,...and my bed time snuggle blanky…. it's going to take a little time to visit 30 thousand islands!
Hmmm… well if you don’t have time for all that hopping, there are lots of other things to see and do! You know, the area is a UNESCO Designated Georgian Bay Biospehere Rerserve....one of only 13 UNESCO sites in Canada. It's also the world's largest fresh water archipelago. Parry Sound is teeming with unique wildlife and forests, which the First Nations and Indigenous peoples help protect through education and cultural awareness.
Parry Sound is also the world's deepest natural freshwater port... which is great because the Island Queen Cruise ship takes tourists and locals on exceptional sightseeing experiences in Georgian Bay!
Not everything happens out on The Bay though, Parry Sound features lots of celebrations and events like Festival of the Sound, Dragonboat races and a Busker's Festival as part of the towns Canada Day festivities. Parry Sound is an environmentally diverse area with lots of tourist stops, resorts, golf courses and more just waiting to be discovered!
Barrie to Muskoka
This POI is featured on the Barrie to Muskoka Driving Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.
Multiple topics like history, geography, animals, popular people & things to do!
Tours can be downloaded on WIFI and don't use any mobile date during tour.
Entertaining & Educational
Knowledgeable tour guides point out interesting things as you drive past.
Each POI has a fun multiple choice trivia question that adds to the fun.
Tour experience is the same in either direction.
Make your drive come alive with the Barrie to Muskoka Driving Tour!