Gilly’s is one of our favourite restaurants. It is right on Georgian Bay, in Snug Harbour. Family-dining at its best – freshly caught fish, right out of the Bay. Only open during the summer and it gets busy.
Other Local Attractions
Rocky Crest, MacTier
Clevelands House, Minett
Delawana Inn, Georgian Bay, Honey Harbour
Taboo Resort, Gravenhurst
JW Marriott – The Rosseau Resort and Spa, Minett
GEORGIAN BAY – MUSKOKA’S RUGGED COAST
The Delawana Inn Spa & Conference Resort is located in one of Ontario’s most historic
areas. Discover the many local attractions surrounding the Delawana Inn Spa &
Conference Resort, including the Martyrs’ Shrine, visited by Pope John Paul II. The
picturesque scenery of the south east shore of Ontario’s Georgian Bay region has also
been captured on canvas by many of the Group of Seven artists. Today this location is a
favored by budding painters and photographers.
Georgian Bay Islands National Park
Just off the shores from Honey Harbour, and Midland, Beausoleil Island is the largest of
a cluster of 59 islands that make up the Georgian Bay Islands National Park. We have a
boat that can take you over to Beausoleil Island at 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM daily where
you can discover for yourself the beautiful hiking and biking trails. Tuesday & Thursday
is picnic day at the Delawana where guests can enjoy a barbeque lunch and organized
activities on the island.
All pontoon boat shuttles to Beausoleil Island are complimentary and the park
entrance fee is included for Delawana guests.
Learn more about Georgian Bay Islands National Park
Huronia Museum & Huron-Ouendat Village
Discover the fascinating world of the Huron People prior to the
arrival of the Europeans in Canada’s first recreated Huron
Village. Dynamic programs in the Village emphasize energetic
activities which examine Huron agriculture, government, lifestyle, recreation, spirituality,
and technology. Then explore Huronia Museum’s Native, Pioneer and Art exhibits which
celebrate Ontario’s heritage. A professional teaching staff provides exciting year-round
programming for all learners.
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Next to the Saint-Marie, the Wye Marsh is one of Canada’s most foremost environmental
attractions and gives visitors of all ages the chance to be touched by nature. Inside, you
will be introduced to a variety of wildlife and wetland stories. Outside, self-guided trails
lead you to an observation tower and floating boardwalk where you can see up close:
countless wonders of forest, streams and marsh and in particular the magnificent
Trumpeter swans which Wye Marsh has reintroduced.
This church was built in 1926 and stands as a testimony to the faith of the
Jesuit missionaries who labored among the Huron Indians (1625-1650). As
one of the four national shrines in Canada, Martyrs’ Shrine Church offers Masses at 9:00
AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
Visit Martyrs Shrine’s web site
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
Across from Martyrs’ Shrine, the Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
was established in 1639 as the headquarters of the French Jesuit
mission to the Hurons and was the first European community in
Ontario. The site has a museum with descriptions of the area.
Visit Saint-Marie Among the Hurons’ web site
Built by the British after the war of 1812, Discovery Harbour is a 19th Century naval and
military outpost where three full sized naval vessels take you on a cruise through the lake
into the evening.
King’s Wharf Theatre
It’s hard to imagine a more ideal setting for summer theatre than the picturesque King’s
Wharf Theatre. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay in Penetanguishene, the theatre is
only a 40 minute drive from Barrie and Orillia. Nestled within Discovery Harbour, the
385-seat theatre is flanked by majestic tall ships and historic buildings – a fascinating step
back into the history of a 19th-century British naval and military base. This unique, rustic
theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.
Visit The Kings Wharf Theatre web site
Big Chute Marine Railway
This engineering marvel literally transports boats in a giant carriage up and over a 19
meter height of land between Gloucester Pool and the Upper Severn River. The marine
railway has been in operation since 1917 and was renovated in 1978 to allow the
movement of vessels up to 30 meters long.
Learn more about the Big Chute Marine Railway
Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh
A farm…a winery…a year-round Muskoka experience. Drop by anytime to taste our
wines and see what’s new in The Cranberry Store – we’ve got new stuff coming in
everyday! While you’re here, think about hiking on one of The Cranberry Trails to see
what the farm looks like in spring. There is no charge for using the trails. The harvest fun
peaks with the Bala Cranberry Festival. It’s always the weekend after Thanksgiving and
it’s when the whole town celebrates the harvest! See you on the marsh!