The place to be this summer!

Much is new this year at Sail Parry Sound with the addition of the new café and additional on site recreational activities.

The Country Gourmet Café on the Upper Deck at Sail Parry Sound opened in May and is offering fresh foods with a magnificent panoramic view of the Big Sound, daily, noon to 6 PM.  Enjoy homemade fresh healthy foods, flavour bowls, smoothies, tasty salads, sandwiches, fresh juices and specialty teas,  in addition to mouth watering desserts and their famous Belly ice cream, made locally from pure Jersey cream.

White Squall, the Paddling Centre of Georgian Bay offers free paddling and demonstrations, every Tuesday and Saturday afternoon.

To top it off, Parry Sound Bikes will be scheduling a Tour the Town Bike Experience  to Sail Parry Sound, to enjoy our beautiful place on the shore.

August 6 and 7 we welcome sailors from Canada and the US for the Big Sound Challenge incorporating the Wayfarers’ Ontario Championship.  If you’d like to be part of the welcoming committee, email  Orientation is provided–then all you need is a friendly smile and a helpful attitude to make our guests welcome.

August 20th is Love Your Bay Day, a partnership with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.   In the afternoon enjoy a live performance by renowned Parry Sound-born singer/songwriter Katherine Wheatley, whose love of the water is inspired by the beauty of Georgian Bay! Acoustic roots with catchy melodies, arresting vocals, great guitar playing, lyrics that get you and that you get – these are all things that have been written over and over again about Katherine Wheatley’s music. She sings truth, bravely, and in detail– even about the rocks at Sail Parry Sound!  That’s where she will sing again.  What could be better than enjoying the afternoon with Katherine while her beautiful voice echoes over the water!

The Country Gourmet Café on the Upper Deck will be featuring a delicious lunch menu and a BBQ.

Sail Parry Sound is easy to get to, along the Waterfront Trail, the first left turn north of the Stockey Centre.   It’s the place to be this summer.  Everyone is welcome!MapFitnessTrailMap

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It has been a busy autumn!  The docks are away, boats are stored safely in the Boatyard or our newly constructed Loft. What a treat to have indoor storage!

 mast rack

boats stored in loftThe garden has been put to bed, next year’s bulbs planted several weeks ago. So far, there is no accumulation of snow!

The water system for the café kiosk is winterized, and all the stainless café equipment and furniture is prepared and ready to go for an early opening in Spring.

The photo at top was taken in November, when having a coffee and a snack on the new observation deck would have been a delightful break in the warmth of the sun.  Plan to stop in off the Trail next year. Sail Parry Sound’s observation deck is the only elevated location in town, with a view of the Big Sound and foodservice.

The last job before closing up the Boathouse was building the partitions in preparation for summer operations.

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Next year, cycling and eco-friendly watercraft will be added to Sail Parry Sound, with local businesses operating training and rentals, right on the shore of the Big Sound, next to the Rotary and the Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail, linking to the Rotary Sunset Trail, which is stunning at all times of day.