We have two locations…
White Squall Paddling Centre & Shop
~ Georgian Bay’s Paddling Hub Since 1985
Open every day April to October 15th
Daily 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
July & August ~ we’re open Fridays until 8pm
Yes, we are open Thanksgiving Monday!
October 16 to March 31 by chance or by appointment
The paddling centre in Nobel offers free waterfront test-paddling. Rent or buy a boat from one of the largest selection of sea kayaks in Ontario, and play to your heart’s content. We also have a wide selection of canoes, stand up paddleboards, recreational and sit-on-top kayaks, and a complete line of camping and paddling equipment. We also carry a wide variety of women’s and men`s casual and active-wear. Our rental fleet accommodates paddlers of all sizes and abilities. We also rent VHF marine radios, dry bags, and a huge selection of other outdoor / outfitting equipment. Shuttle and repair service also available.
From South (Toronto or Barrie): Take Hwy 400 North to Parry Sound. Continue past Parry Sound. Take Exit 241 for Hwy 559 West (direction of Killbear Provincial Park). Continue for 1 km and turn left on East Carling Bay Rd. Continue for 1.7 km to White Squall on the right at the top of a hill.
From North (Sudbury): Take Hwy 69/400 South. Continue about 25 km past Point au Baril, then take exit 241 for Hwy 559 West (direction of Killbear Provincial Park). Continue for 1 km and turn left on East Carling Bay Rd. Continue for 1.7 km to White Squall on the right at the top of a hill.
White Squall Town Shop
~ Your Friendly Little Store for the Big Outdoors
Open Year Round
Monday to Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Fri. till 7pm (Jul-Aug)
Sundays 11 am – 4 pm
Closed December 25 & 26th / Jan 1st
Located in downtown Parry Sound, our Town Shop carries name brand outdoor gear and women’s and men’s casual and active-wear. We’ve got; sandals, packs, camping supplies, sleeping bags, tents, hammocks, stoves, pot sets, rope, water bottles of all sizes and descriptions, hats, dresses, pants, tops and plenty more that you’ll just have to discover for yourself. This location is open year-round serving our winter customers with a great selection of outdoor winter wear and gear such as long undies, boots, parkas, hats, mitts, gloves, snowshoes, kick-sleds, winter camping gear, warm socks and more!
Make your way to Parry Sound, exit Bowes Street and follow it to the centre of town (over the bridge and just past the LCBO and Home Hardware). Turn left onto James St at the intersection of James & Seguin (with 2 banks). Park on the street or in the lot immediately left, beside the white store that is White Squall.
Other Transportation Services for Parry Sound Region
Bus: Ontario Northland services Parry Sound and Nobel 3 times daily with northbound and southbound departures and arrivals from Richard’s Coffee, beside the Harvey’s at 119 Bowes Street, Parry Sound. Bus fares and schedules – 24 hour call 800-461-8558 or 705-746-9611.
Taxi: There is no public transit in the Parry Sound region however Parry Sound Taxi will service much of the region. Call 705-746-1221.
Train: Via Rail services Parry Sound 3 times a week both north and southbound. Call 1-888-842-7245.
Plane: Parry Sound Municipal Airport services small aircraft with 4000′ paved Runway 17/35.
National or International Flights: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is 2.5 hour drive away. From the airport, take an airport bus to Yorkdale terminal and access Ontario Northland bus north to Parry Sound (details above).