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Georgian Triangle

 

The Georgian Triangle is a four-season vacation destination-a lovely, serene corner of Georgian Bay that stretches from Owen Sound past the Blue Mountains (where the Niagara Escarpment provides a hazy blue silhouette over the towns) up the coast of Nottawasaga Bay to Christian Island. Home to Canadian icons Tom Thomson and Billy Bishop and steeped in shipping and military lore, the area combines all the elements of the perfect holiday-spectacular scenery, natural wonders, museums stacked with treasures of the past, fine dining, and plenty of outdoor attractions.

 

Collingwood [E6] An almost mystic sense of spirituality pervades Collingwood's Scenic Caves Nature Preserve, where some of the caves and grottos have fissures so deep the snow never melts. The exhibits at the Bygone Days Heritage Village have artifacts, vehicles, and 29 pioneer buildings. Blue Mountain Resort offers alpine and water slides, golf, tennis, and an alpine skiing complex consisting of 33 trails, 15 chairlifts, and a snowboard park. The area is famous for Blue Mountain pottery, made from local red clay.

 

Midland [B8] Midland is set in pretty parklands and boasts superb freshwater boating with many large marinas. The Martyr's Shrine is dedicated to the Jesuit missionaries who worked among the Hurons in the 17th century. This cradle of Christianity in Ontario features a panoramic view of Midland Bay and beautiful gardens. Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is a reconstruction of the first European community in Ontario, a 17th-century palisaded fort complete with costumed interpreters in summer. Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is over 1,000 hectares of wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife open year-round.

Owen Sound [D1]

Flanked by the limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, Owen Sound is the regional and cultural center of Grey and neighboring Bruce counties. The Billy Bishop Museum is located in the boyhood home of the World War I flying ace, and holds aviation artifacts from both world wars and an Avro Arrow interceptor display. Airplane sightseeing tours of the city and Georgian Bay are offered by the local flying club. Harrison Park, set in 45 hectares of scenic rolling parkland in the heart of the city, has waterfowl ponds with descendants of swans donated by King George VI. The Owen Sound Marine-Rail Heritage Museum, a former CNR station, has archives plus marine and rail artifacts. Story Book Park is a theme park where nursery rhymes and fairy tales come alive, and the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery has exhibits of the works of both the famous Canadian landscape painter and his peers, the Group of Seven.

Penetanguishene [A8] Abenaki for "Place of the Rolling White Sands," this town is a haven for geology and marine buffs. Geological features here include boulder fields, sand dunes, kettle lakes, and bluffs. Discovery Harbour features a re-created 19th-century British naval base, complete with two replica schooners manned by costumed crew. The Centennial Museum, housed in an 1875 general store and lumber office, has artifacts and photos of the logging boom era, farm machinery, and the first car in Simcoe County, a 1901 Oldsmobile. The spacious cruise boat MS Georgian Queen visits Giant's Tomb Island and tours some of the area's 30,000 other islands.

Wasaga Beach [E7]

Wasaga Beach calls itself the "World's Longest Freshwater Beach," with 14 km of sandy coastline along Georgian Bay. The Wasaga Beach Provincial Park has 141 hectares of beach and picnic areas, while Wasaga Water-world has serpentine and high-speed slides, a thermal whirlpool, and paddleboats. Nancy Island Historic Site is a memorial to the British supply ship shelled by Americans and sunk in the Nottawasaga River in 1814.

ATTRACTIONS

COLLINGWOOD

Bygone Days Heritage Village Collingwood's Scenic Caves Collingwood Museum Blue Mountain Resort

MIDLAND

The Martyr's Shrine Sainte-Marie among the Hurons Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

OWEN SOUND

County of Grey-Owen

Sound Museum Billy Bishop Museum Marine-Rail Heritage Museum Story Book Park Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery Inglis Falls Conservation Area

PENETANGUISHENE

Discovery Harbour Penetanguishene Centennial Museum MS Georgian Queen cruises

 

WASAGA BEACH

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

 Nancy Island Historic Site

Wasaga Waterworld

Tiny Marsh Provincial Wildlife Area

Map of Owen Sound area. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Owen Sound area (Ontario, Canada)

Map of Owen Sound area. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Owen Sound area (Ontario, Canada)