THE SIXTH GREAT LAKE - GEORGIAN BAY
Georgian Bay features more than 30,000 islands and 20,000 kilometers of shoreline.
The historic shoreline towns and villages of Collingwood, Thornbury and Craigleith share an incredible history revolving around Georgian Bay. Georgian Bay’s beauty is serene windswept pines, majestic towering cliffs, endless beaches and clear blue water creating a one of a kind destination. Discover the rich marine heritage in Collingwood. Relax on the world’s longest freshwater beach, cruise our waters or just relax and enjoy one of our many scenic vistas.
CANOEING & KAYAKING
Canoeing and kayaking is about as close as a person can get to the water without being in it. South Georgian Bay offers some of the best kayaking and canoeing in Ontario with amazing and beautiful landscapes. Our relationship to the waterways runs as deep as history, dating back to the lives of the First Nation’s people navigating waterways for the fur trade.
Whether you’re canoeing the tranquil waters of the Beaver River or conquering the mighty waves in Georgian Bay, the region offers something for every level of paddler. So grab your life vest, jump into your canoe or kayak and experience the wonder of our beautiful waterways.
Free Spirit Tours is the local outdoor specialist, offering guided Rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and sea-kayaking, as well as rock climbing, hiking, caving and historical tours.
SAILING & POWERBOAT
The area also offers incredible sailing and powerboat experiences with amazing escarpment views from the water that take your breath away.
At Cliff Richardson Boats, there is a full marina, repair and storage facility.
Gyles Sales and Marine offers canoe and kayak sales and rentals, marine supplies, marine charts and rope, Topographical maps, fishing and hunting licenses, bait & tackle, electronics boat repairs, new sails and repairs.
Rivers such as the Bighead, Beaver, Pretty and Nottawasaga attract anglers with the kind of perfect river fishing that fishers dream about. Rainbow, splake and salmon abound in pristine streams and tributaries. The spring and fall migratory spawning runs are legendary among anglers, who line the banks of local rivers hoping to catch one of those beauties, or an elusive brown trout or brook trout, which are a challenge even to the most experienced angler. Lake Eugenia also offers great fishing for bass, perch, crappie and the elusive speckled trout.
In the spring, as the fish move closer to the shores of Georgian Bay, the shore fishers have a great opportunity to make their limit! The cozy ice huts seen on the Bay in the winter tempt the intrepid who can’t wait for the wonderful spring spawning run.
Charter Boats are found in all the shoreline communities. Don’t miss an opportunity to get out on the open water and take on the challenge of rainbow, lake trout and Chinook running deep. Experienced charter captains, such as know how to find a fish and have all the right required equipment. Click here for information on U Catch'em Charters.
Or if you prefer we have many stocked ponds with naturally fed brook, brown and rainbow trout. No license is required for a fun filled fishing day. Wilmer Ponds are open April through to October and require individuals to bring their own equipment.
Go sightseeing by water with Midland 30000 Island Boat Cruises or Penetanguishene 30000 Island Boat Cruises. Enjoy a cruise of the Collingwood waters with Summerbound.