Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound

Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound

From the sparkling waters and rugged shores of Georgian Bay National Park to the striking Jack Pines, Algonquin, Muskoka and Parry Sound region is home to some of Ontario’s most iconic landscapes. 

Affectionately known as “Ontario cottage country”, upscale resorts, cozy lodges and family-friendly cottages dot the region, along with fishing charters, canoe or boat rentals and even float plane tours

Culinary and artisan culture also thrives in communities across the region, with great restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops and other places to eat in Parry Sound, Huntsville, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst.

Map of Algonquin Park Muskoka and Parry Sound

Where is Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound?

The Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound region sits directly north of Toronto. Its western border follows the Georgian Bay coast from Honey Harbour, past Parry Sound to south of Key Harbour encompassing the 30,000 Islands, part of the UNESCO-designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. To the east lies the legendary Algonquin Provincial Park and in the north are the Loring Restoule and Almaguin Highlands areas.

The region can be accessed by car, bus or via Muskoka Airport, a designated “Airport of Entry” by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Things to do in Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound

Sample craft beers

Stroll the waterfront in Gravenhurst and pop into Sawdust City Brewing for a local craft beer or book a weekend at the Clear Lake Brewing CO. and Beer Spa in the town of Torrance.

Discover waterside communities

From Bala to Baysville and Port Carling to Port Loring, smaller towns in the region brim with charm and character, offering unique shops, services and eateries to match.

Go for a hike

Immerse yourself in nature along the Jack Pine Trail or discover the famous Screaming Heads near Burk’s Falls, a series of intriguing outdoor sculptures.

Find places to paddle

With countless lakes and islands to explore, this region is perfect for paddling. Rent a canoe or kayak and explore Algonquin Park. Or paddle Parry Sound’s 30,000 Islands.

See the region by air

Get a bird’s eye view of Georgian Bay islands, forests, rivers and waterways on an unforgettable helicopter or float plane tour.

Lace up and go for a skate

Visiting in winter? Grab your skates and glide along the 1.2 kilometre Cranberry Ice Trail at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery or the 1.3 kilometre skating trail in Arrowhead Provincial Park. Plan a mid-week visit to avoid the crowds.

Points of interest in Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound

Add these highlights to your next visit to the region.

Last updated: January 29, 2024

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