Category: Algoma Country

Bay Street Cafe Parry Sound

When we drove into Parry Sound we wanted to try a restaurant not branded so as to just feel like we didn’t do the same old same old. We drove into the main section of town and at dinner time, it was closing up being the business area. I headed down James Street, which turns into Bay Street. We parked in the marked 2-hour free street parking spots and checked out a couple of places. We are constrained on choices by the children in our company. The menu looked pretty extensive and not anti-vegetarian. We dined inside as their wrap-around […]

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Parry Sound and Georgian Bay Cottage Country

Think Parry Sound you might think of Bobby Orr, famous hockey player, or wonderful cottage country. But you may not realize that with its access to Georgian Bay it has a storied maritime history. Georgian Bay is a bit of a misnomer. It covers 15,000 sq. km (5,800 sq. mi.) and is part of the Great Lakes even though it’s technically a bay of Lake Huron. So, to find an example of the diverse experiences, I picked up a free tourist magazine called Sideroads of Parry Sound & Area. The July 2015 edition was surprisingly full of information about the […]

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5th Annual Rocking On The River in Blind River

Wandering-Elk Promotion & Productions 5th Annual “Rocking On The River in Blind River” @ 135 Royer St. Blind River, Ont. (OFF HWY # 557 ) Aug/ 2 & 3 /2014 Acoustic / Country days & Blues / Rocking nights 2 Full Days of Live Music (11am-11pm) Food & Novelty Vendors, Door Prizes, Bon-Fire, Fireworks, Over Night Tent / Trailer Area $20.00 per Site. Over Night Spaces to be paid upon admission ( First come – First serve Basis ) Access to site after 4 pm Aug, 1, 2014. Early Bird WEEKEND PASS $20.00 Each (Feb – May/31/2014) Buy 3 get […]

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Escape the City Bustle in Rainbow Country

Many Canadians call Ontario home but most of live in or around the Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa. But it’s a vast province with so much more to offer than crowded cities, brimming with tourist traps and souvenir shops. Head just a few hours north and you will find some of the country’s most untouched beauty, complete with the truly kind Canadian spirit of small towns. If this sounds like the type of vacation you’re looking for, head north of Toronto to Rainbow Country. Rainbow Country is the area around the coast of Georgian Bay, a northern inlet of Lake […]

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