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Parry Sound

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops

Popular things to do in Parry Sound

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Park
Killbear Provincial Park Nobel
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Charles W. Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall Of Fame
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Biking Trail
Rotary Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Parry Sound is a town in Ontario, Canada, located on the eastern shore of the sound after which it is named. Parry Sound is located 160km south of Sudbury and 225km north of Toronto. It is the seat of Parry Sound District, a popular cottage country region for Southern Ontario residents. It also has the world's deepest natural freshwater port.HistoryDuring the early part of the 20th century, the area was a popular subject for the many scenic art works of Tom Thomson and members of the Group of Seven. There was a slight decline in economic activity shortly after World War I with J.R. Booth's construction of a rival town, Depot Harbour on nearby Parry Island, but this setback was overcome through later developments in tourism and commerce, and the accidental destruction by fire of the entire town of Depot Harbour on August 14, 1945.The body of water that gives the town its name was surveyed and named by Captain Henry Bayfield in the 19th century, in honour of the Arctic explorer Sir William Edward Parry. In 1857, the modern townsite was established near the Ojibwa village of Wasauksing ("shining shore") at the mouth of the Seguin River. In the late 19th century, rail service was established, making the town an important depot along the rail lines to Western Canada. Take a peek at our world travel planner: Parry Sound and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.

Hidden gems in Parry Sound

National Park
Massasauga Provincial Park
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Specialty Museum
The Museum on Tower Hill
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Ski Area
Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bearly Used Books
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Parry Sound

Neighborhood
Blue Mountain Village Blue Mountains
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Theme Park
Santa's Village Bracebridge
3.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Park
Arrowhead Provincial Park Huntsville
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Parry Sound

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Garden
Tower Hill Heritage Garden
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Playground
Tree Chic Eco Boutique
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Park
Oastler Lake Provincial Park
2.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Parry Sound

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Art Gallery
Jessica Vergeer Studios
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Gallery
Toad Hill Pottery Nobel
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Parry Sound

Water Body
Lioness Lake
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

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