Local Area Attractions

Browse all the great local attractions in and around Southern Georgian Bay.

King's Wharf Theatre - Nestled within Discovery Harbour on Georgian Bay, the King's Wharf Theatre is a pleasantly rustic, 385-seat venue that offers all the comforts of a modern facility. Flanked by the historic buildings of a 19th-century British naval and military base, the theatre is located at the end of a beautiful boardwalk that looks on to the homeport of replica ships.

Discovery Harbour - Discovery Harbour traces its roots back to the original British naval and military base in Penetanguishene, built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. "His Majesty's Naval Establishment on Lake Huron", (as it was first called) kept ships prepared to supply British posts to the northwest.

Huronia Museum - consists of the museum building (housing collections & art gallery) & the Huron/Ouendat (Wendat) village (palisade & longhouse), is open year round & has nearly one million objects. HM receives some 20,000 visitors each year. The collections hold artifacts of native history & maritime history. HM provides educational programs for schools & adults. Established in 1947.

Miss Midland 30,000 Islands Boat Cruises - Take a Sightseeing Cruise aboard the 300-passenger Miss Midland and experience the sparkling water, the windswept pines and rocky grandeur of Muskoka-Georgian Bay's 30,000 islands - the finest cruising area in the northern hemisphere.

Penetanguishene Boat Cruise - The Serendipity Princess is a 265 passenger paddle-wheeler with triple decks featuring a patio on the upper level. Daily sightseeing cruises as well lunch & dinner cruises are available through out the sailing season.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons - Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors.

Martyrs' Shrine - In Ontario, Canada, just east of Midland, on Highway 12, twin spires rising above the treeline welcome visitors to historic Martyrs' Shrine. The Shrine honors the eight Jesuit saints who lived, worked and died here some 380 years ago. The grounds, including the famous Shrine Church and 75 pleasantly landscaped acres, invite you into prayer and tranquility.

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Nature at it’s best! The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre in Midland, Ontario invites you to leap into a natural experience you will always remember. The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is a not-for-profit, environmental awareness facility dedicated to operating year-round programs. Our goal is to develop awareness, enjoyment and understanding of the environment and wildlife.

Awenda Provincial Park - Nipissing Bluff drops 60 metres into Georgian Bay. Across the water is Giant's Tomb, an island where the spirit Kitchikewana rests. Below the bluff, sand, cobble and boulder beaches in sheltered Methodist Point Bay offer the best swimming. Like the kettle lake inland, they are signs of a glaciated past. From the shoreline fen to forest bog, on spirit walks and owl prowls, explore a unique convergence of wildlife and geography.

Midland Public Library - Constructed in 1914 as a Federal Government building (post office, Customs and Inland Revenue office). In the Romanesque style. Became the Midland Public Library in 1967. Ontario designated it as a Heritage Building in 1981.

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