Come Explore Downtown
Downtown Parry Sound is nestled on the rugged shore of Canada’s largest fresh water archipelago & part of the UNESCO designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. From Parry Sound harbour you can head out to explore some or all of the 30,000 islands aboard the Island Queen cruise ship or their Islander X. You can enjoy a dinner cruise on the MV Chippewa III or see it all from the air with a flight from Georgian Bay Airways. Guided fishing expeditions are available or there’s a water taxi service if you’d like to enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants located on Georgian Bay.
The Town dock is a focal piece of the downtown’s waterfront. It is open to the public (unless a cruise ship is in port) and has public seating at the end to enjoy a picnic lunch or to just sit and watch the busy Parry Sound harbour.
The 3.3 km long Rotary and Algonquin Regiment Waterfront Fitness Trail hugs the shores of Georgian Bay and passes right through downtown Parry Sound. Run, stroll or bike along what is known locally as “the fitness trail”.
Also located at the waterfront is the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts. The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is located inside this venue. Constructed of the area’s natural stone and native woods, the Stockey Centre is an incredible piece of architecture.
With shops and restaurants leading up from the waterfront to the end of James Street and on the streets in between you can spend hours poking around the local stores or stopping to grab a bite to eat.
Market Square Park is located in the centre of downtown. The Parry Sound Public Library borders the park and has many family events going on. Market Square Park is the location for the Tuesday Summer Market as well as the locally renowned Art in the Park in July. With so much to offer in Downtown Parry Sound, you will never get tired of
“Exploring” the area.