Nestled on the world's largest freshwater archipelago in the eastern part of Georgian Bay, which is known as the â€œSixth Great Lakeâ€, Parry Sound cottage rentals are scattered along the Canadian Shield shoreline and tucked among the region's 30,000 glacier-sculpted islands.
Parry Sound is home to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, as well as numerous provincial parks and nature reserves, including Killbear, Massasauga, and Oastler Lake. Fishing and hiking are popular summer activities, while ice hockey and snowshoeing are favourites come winter. There are also several golf courses located in or near Parry Sound.
Famed for its rugged pink granite shoreline and windswept white pine forests, Parry Sound was a favoured subject in the work of iconic Canadian artist, Tom Thomson. The quaint town is dotted with galleries and charming shops—such as Parry Sound Books and The Wolf Den—and hosts a buskers' festival every Canada Day, as well as the Festival of the Sound in late summer, an annual classical music festival.
Just two-and-a-half hours north of Toronto, Parry Sound offers natural, outdoor, and cultural attractions and is a popular place to rent a cottage in Ontario.+ More