Parry Sound & Surrounding Area 

Named in honour of the Arctic explorer Sir William Edward Parry, Parry Sound is part of the 30,000 Islands region, the world's largest archipelago, located only 225km north of Toronto.  During the early part of the 20th century, Tom Thomson and other members of the Group of Seven painted many of their paintings here. Home to more than 100 "at-risk" species of animals and plants this region was designated by UNESCO in 2004 as a globally-important region.

Surrounded by seven provincial parks the city itself swells to 35,000 in the summer from of a winter population of 6,500.  Carved out of the Canadian Shield driving through the area is spectacular and the region is truly is a boater's paradise.