WELCOME TO THE TOWN OF PARRY SOUND!
Parry Sound is the ‘Jewel of the 30,000 Islands on Georgian Bay’. Our marine, logging and rail history is well represented through a number of interpretive plaques and the CPR train trestle. You will see the CPR train trestle as you enter port in Parry Sound, construction of the 1,695 foot long trestle was completed in 1908. It is the longest train trestle east of the Rocky Mountains.
The Town Dock is a very short 5-minute walk to the downtown where you can find a variety of unique products crafted by local ‘makers’, eateries and shops.
Waterfront Trail - For an up-close-and-personal shoreline experience, walk the 6.5 km (4 mile) waterfront trail hugging the shores of Georgian Bay. Access the trail on Bay Street across the street from the Town Dock.
If you are looking for a more rugged walk, at the end of the waterfront trail is the rugged hiking trail where you can hike on granite shield and rock beaches amongst the wind swept pines.
Francis Pegahmagabow Statue - The statue, commemorating a local First Nations soldier, the most highly decorated First Nations soldier for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of World War I. Across the road from the Town Dock at the Stockey Centre, overlooking Georgian Bay.
Made in Parry Sound
- ‘Meet your Makers’ – Made in Parry Sound is a group of people making and producing locally made products. Wander the downtown and you will find many of the ‘makers’ of these ‘Made in Parry Sound’ products. www.madeinparrysound.com
Climb the lookout Tower – You can see the lookout Tower above the tree line as you arrive at the Town Dock. You can walk from your arrival point up to the Tower, it’s a bit of a hike up the hill and then up the Tower but well worth it for the spectacular views of Georgian Bay.
Bobby Orr Hall of Fame - The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame interactive museum takes you through the life of local hockey hero, Bobby Orr! A great place to find hockey souvenirs. Open 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Downtown Parry Sound – Downtown Parry Sound has many historical buildings and landmarks, shop in the quaint businesses and grab a bite to eat, look for the original drinking fountain for horses at the corner of James and Seguin. There are two giant train murals on the side of the Scotiabank building and on the side of the building at the corner of Seguin St and Gibson which were painted by local artists.
Art in the Park – An outdoor artisan fair featuring over 80 artists. 9am – 5pm at Market Square Park.
– Available Downtown. Computers and free internet access are also available at the Library.
Take a look at this brief info video about Parry Sound!https://youtu.be/iPZEKx1DPwI
(Provided by the Town of Parry Sound)