LOCAL ONTARIO RESORT ATTRACTIONS
Island Queen Cruise - A Rocky Crest employee favourite
Our non-stop two-hour morning cruise is the cruise that started it all. Back in the late 1960’s our old wooden taxi boats would leave Parry Sound Harbour and, following the same meandering route that we follow today, take passengers on tours around beautiful Huckleberry Island. Back then the taxi boats would frequently slow down so the crew could throw loaves of bread and other grocery supplies into the water for waiting cottagers. These days we skip the grocery deliveries but we still slow down as we pass the charming summer retreats that draw so many generations of families back to this part of Georgian Bay. The windswept inner islands that give shape to the narrow channels and shallow waterways that the Island Queen meanders through on this tour are what many locals consider to be some of the most picturesque on the Bay. Get your camera ready for the Hole in the Wall! Click here for more information.
Georgian Bay Airways - A Rocky Crest employee favourite
Operating from May to Mid-October out of Parry Sound’s downtown waterfront in the Heart of the 30,000 Islands, Georgian Bay Airways proudly offers a modern fleet of seaplanes to service your flying needs.
Sightseeing Air Tours, Fly & Dines, Private Charters, and Flying Adventures are just a few of the Georgian Bay Airways experiences. Why not book them to pick you up at the Rocky Crest dock to begin your adventure.
For aspiring bush pilots, they offer the most thorough floatplane training facility in Canada. Click here for more information.
Bala Cranberry Marsh - A Rocky Crest employee favourite
Bog to Bottle Discovery: 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm daily
Take part in a Signature Canadian Experience as you follow cranberries on a guided journey from peat bog to delicious wine! More info
Let our knowledgeable staff take you on a journey from dry to dessert. Discover the unique and delicious flavours of Muskoka in a glass! More info.
Browse our Wine & Gift Shop
Our store is full of wine, local cuisine, and one-of-a-kind treasures.
For more information click here.
Self Guided Tours
Enjoy one of the many self guided tours to enjoy the region. The Explorers Edge website has a number of experiences many will enjoy including a Craft Beer Tour, Motorcycle Tours and several different Fall Driving Tours. So many things to do and places to visit on your vacation to the region.
Bear Claw Tours
Enjoy ATV fun for a half day adventure of three to four hours. Bear Claw Tours provide fully automatic current model Honda 4 x 4 ATV's , helmets, boots and gloves and a 1000 acre private trail. There is full safety instruction and fully experienced guides to ensure you enjoy the spectacular Canadian Shield scenery. Click here for more information.
Local Farmers Market
There are a number of Famers' Markets in the area but our favourite is the Rosseau Famers' Market which happens every Friday between late June and Labour Day on Friday's between 9 am and 2 pm. A wonderful variety of produce and gift and craft items are available on shores of Lake Rosseau at the end of Short Street. Click here for more information.
For other local Farmers' Markets in the area:
Port Carling Thursday's 9 am to 2 pm
Bala Monday's 9 am to 2 pm
Parry Sound Tuesday's 10 am to 2 pm
Festival of the Sound
Welcome to the 39th Season at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts! We are looking forward to another electrifying year of music on the shores of Georgian Bay. This year we have something new and exciting to offer. For the very first time, the Festival of the Sound is presenting a “Folk Weekend”. This will include performances by the sensational Step Crew, a full concert from Canada’s poet laureate James Keelaghan, and an evening of bluegrass on the Island Queen with the Slocan Ramblers. We look forward to having you join us as we break in what we hope will be a new tradition! Click here for more information.
Park to Park Trail
The Park-To-Park Trail route traverses a region rich in natural and cultural heritage. Highlights include visible evidence of the logging and railway history of the area. Early settlement villages and colonization roads are features common along the trail. Physically, the trail passes numerous lakes, rivers and streams, as well as extensive areas of forest, field and wetland habitat. A celebrated feature of the Park-To-Park Trail is the Precambrian geology of the Canadian Shield. The trail cuts laterally across the southern extent of the Shield exposing the glacially scarred granite bedrock. Click here for more information.
Tower Hill Lookout & Park
Parry Sound's 30m high observation tower provides stunning 360 degree views of the harbour Georgian Bay. After taking 130 steps up, you will be able to gaze down upon boats, float planes and barges, and the famous Canadian Pacific Railway trestle bridge below you.
Below the lookout tower is the Tower Hill Heritage Garden where you can wander through beautiful gardens that are planted and maintained by volunteers.
Also at the base of the lookout tower is the Museum on Tower Hill where you can learn about the history of our area.
For more information on local attractions please contact Parry Sound Tourism.
We recommend confirming availabilty and hours of operation for all attractions
in advance of your arrival at the resort.