Your Getaway weekend begins by checking in to the Bayside Inn just steps from Parry Sound’s inner harbour – gateway to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. Friday evening we’ll stroll the lakeside trail to our newest craft brewery ~Trestle Brewing Company for the chance to say “hello’ to the group.
Saturday morning starts with a wonderful breakfast by innkeeper Jeff Quathamer. Next up is a gently paced kayak tour with White Squall Paddling Centre. Using stable tandem kayaks, guides will teach you all you need to paddle along the shores of the Sound. As you coast along, staff will talk about the area’s indigenous roots and the town’s early railroad and logging days. Enjoy a hearty shore lunch and take some time to sit and gaze, or dive into, the clear blue waters of the Bay. Back at the Inn mid-afternoon, we’ll refuel with wine & cheese and head over to Jessica Vergeer Studios to have a go at painting what Tom Thompson made famous ~ the windswept pines of Georgian Bay. Sunday, after gourmet coffee and breakfast, we’ll meet at the Parry Sound Community Apiary to discover the secret life of bees and sample local honey. We’ll be done about noon for you to start back home or if it’s a sunny day and you don’t want to leave, you can head on over to Parry Sound Bikes for an afternoon rental and explore of our town’s cycling trails. Call 705 342 5324 for more.
This exclusive package includes 2-nights’ accommodation at the Bayside Inn with breakfasts, social at Trestle Brewing Company ~ we buy the first round, guided kayak tour & shore lunch, fully equipped tandem kayaks, and safety gear, two hour painting session at Jessica Vergeer Studios, and one hour hands-on educational tour and honey tasting at the Parry Sound Community Apiary. Participants must be comfortable in the water and able to swim 50 metres wearing a lifejacket.
DatesJune 8-10, 2018 & June 15-17th, 2018
Price$469 pp (double occupancy). $599 pp (single occupancy)
- 2 nights accommodation.
- Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday.
- Fully equipped tandem kayaks.
- Qualified guides & safety gear.
- White Squall Shore lunch on Saturday.
- Paint Evening
- Apiary Tasting
- Local Brewery
- Appropriate clothing and athletic wear for the weekend (hat, sunscreen, appropriate paddling and cycling attire).
You’ll be provided with breakfast, lunch and afternoon cheese & crackers on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
- Participants must be comfortable in the water and be able to swim 50 metres wearing a lifejacket.
Want to know what the trip will be like or how to pack? See our trips resource page.