The 10 Best Things to Do in Midland, Canada

December 31, 2017 Enedina Augsburger

Founded in 1878, Midland is one of the main towns in southern Georgian Bay and provides notable historic sites of interest. Some of the most popular sites include the Jesuit mission of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, which has been turned into an incredibly accurate living museum that depicts missionary life in the 17th century. Bring your camera to the Roman Catholic Martyrs' Shrine which commemorates five missionaries from the local area who were martyred during the Huron-Iroquois wars. Animal lovers and families flock to the Wye Marsh Wildlife Center located on 3,000 acres of wetlands, fen and forest.
Restaurants in Midland

1. Midland Cultural Centre

333 King St, Midland, Ontario L4R 3M7, Canada +1 705-527-4420
Excellent
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4.5 based on 185 reviews

Midland Cultural Centre

The Midland Cultural Centre (MCC) is a self-sustaining, inspiring and functional year-round facility for arts and culture in Huronia.The MCC provides a facility for music, art, theatre and culture with ongoing programs and events. Our state of the art sound system provides best in class acoustics and our executive kitchen provides extraordinary catering services. Rotary Hall, the Atrium, Huronia Players Theatre and the Quest Galleries are all available for weddings, conferences, celebrations and events.

Reviewed By Silverheels4 - Midland, Canada

The Midland Cultural Centre offers great and varied types of entertainment and also has the Cafe Roxy for excellent dishes. Cafe Roxy’s owner is Executive Chef Glen Grittani. He and his partner Elaine Martin prepare excellent lunches and dinners. Many people in town drop in for a nice lunch there quite often as the food choices are excellent.
The Café Roxy in the MCC’s Atrium space presents delicious lunch specials and baked goods and is fully licensed. Café Roxy also provides catering for events in the MCC’s Rotary Hall.
The Rotary Hall Features Lecture Seating of 250 plus an exclusive 50 seat balcony
Portable/Flex stage
Plated Dinner Seating for 150
Cocktail reception for up to 200
This multi-purpose facility accommodates theatrical, music and dance Performances, films, lectures, conferences, conventions, wedding receptions, banquets, community celebrations and corporate events. I highly recommend that if anyone is in Midland for a visit that they drop by the Cultural Centre for an event or a meal.

2. Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons

16164 Highway #12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada +1 705-526-7838
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4.5 based on 490 reviews

Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons

Ontario's first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors. By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a Wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Sainte-Marie's brief history ended in 1649, when members of the Mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly 10 years. After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission's compelling story is brought to life.

Reviewed By Timoka64 - Oshawa, Canada

Words can't really describe this place or event. Walking around a 17th century settlement at night lit buy 6000 candle lanterns. The sound of actual cannon fire. Native drumming and singing. Period costumed people interacing with you and seeing and hearing about our history. Just go and see it. You won't be disappointed.

3. Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, Ontario, Canada +1 705-526-7809
Excellent
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4.5 based on 184 reviews

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Open year round, Wye Marsh is an excellent place to get outdoors and get close to nature. Situated on 3,000 acres of National and Provincial Wildlife Area, the centre is teaming with fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. From trumpeter swans to painted turtles there is always something to see from the 25 km of trails and boardwalks. We also offer naturalist guided tours and programs that will take you into the marsh. We offer guided canoe/kayak tours, walks with a naturalist and equipment rentals (bike, ski and snowshoe) to further explore the marsh. Our interpretive centre has live reptiles and amphibians and birds of prey demonstrations. Throughout the year we run special events, workshops and speaker presentations. Escape, explore and experience nature at it's best with Wye Marsh.

Reviewed By Ishbel_adventurer - Harpenden, United Kingdom

This is a really well done reserve and we did see one trumpeter... the trails are really well done and lots of shady places to bring out the patience and wait for a few sightings, sadly we were unlucky but that is the time of year and birds will be birds....

4. Martyrs' Shrine

16163 Highway 12 West, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K6, Canada +1 705-526-3788
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4.5 based on 203 reviews

Martyrs' Shrine

Martyrs' Shrine is currently closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who visited, prayed, shared and enjoyed this beautiful sacred place in 2015. We are set to reopen Saturday, May 7th, 2016.

Reviewed By Iain S - Bethesda, United Kingdom

I am not at all that religious but can not help but marvel at the beautiful architecture that this building has.It has become a major stopping off point for many people looking for miracle cures for illnesses.Indeed we did see a few abandoned walking sticks and wondered whether "miracles " can happen.
One not to be missed on the tourist trail

5. Midland Murals

King Street, Midland, Ontario L4R 3L9, Canada +1 705-527-7246
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

Midland Murals

Reviewed By Susan R - Barrie, Canada

Throughout the town of Midland, on buildings, and the grain elevators at Midland Harbour are murals which will take your breath away!! Priceless, and all tell a story...take the time to take them in. Enjoy!

6. Little Lake Park

_606 Little Lake Park Road, Midland, Ontario L0K 2E0, Canada +1 705-526-4275
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Little Lake Park

Reviewed By Ricarda B - L4r4k3

We are so lucky in Midland to have this park in our town with a walking trail, music in the park on Sundays and places to sit and just enjoy. An RV campground at the far end of the park would be beneficial for visitors to also come and enjoy.

7. Huronia Museum & Ouendat Village

549 Little Lake Park, Midland, Ontario L4R 4P4, Canada +1 705-526-2844
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4 based on 55 reviews

Huronia Museum & Ouendat Village

Reviewed By Dinesh R - Toronto, Canada

The staff at the museum were quite nice and friendly. My wife and a friend took a tour of the museum and a self discovery tour of the village and came back pretty disappointed. There was not much on offer and the entrance fees were quite expensive.

8. Midland Antiques Center

640 Balm Beach Rd E, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K4, Canada +1 705-245-7927
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Midland Antiques Center

5000sq foot antiques, collectibles and artisans center with outdoor market in the summer on Saturdays. Check out the website and like us on facebook. We update the facebook site all the time.

Reviewed By Michelle J - Midland, Canada

Lots of different dealers selling all kinds of things. Many different and unique items, something for everyone. I purchased some Pyrex(I'm a collector and there were many to choose from) and some tobacco tins. They have everything from vintage clothes to a working jukebox.

9. Castle Village Enchanted Kingdom

701 Balm Beach Rd E, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K4, Canada +1 705-526-9683
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3.5 based on 58 reviews

Castle Village Enchanted Kingdom

Closed for maintenance until Nov 9th. Re-open park and Castle - Thurs to Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Escape Room bookings available every day with 24 hr advance booking. https://www.castlevillage.ca/book-online

Reviewed By irenewhatley - Barrie, Canada

I went there the other day with my granddaughter. The inside of the castle was nothing special with random rooms and really nothing to do for the kids. A table of lego and some dress up clothes about summarizes the experience. The dungeon tour was ok but very quick. The tatoos and other extra activities cost an extra $5 so we opted against them. After the castle visit we went to the Enchanted Kingdom playground and it was terrible, in fact totally unsafe.There was caution tape everywhere and it seems that whenever something breaks they just cordon it off with caution tape. It was terribly run down. There was garbage and construction equipment in random spots. The houses were cute but locked and there was really nothing to do for the kids other then a couple of slides and a sand box. I had just come from St. Marie Among the Hurons and had payed less there with a coupon then the $7 in this place. I just think it wasn't worth paying any money:-(

321 King St | On Main Street across from Library, Midland, Ontario L4R 3M5, Canada +1 705-543-2537
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Cathy Boyd Fine Art Gallery

Art gallery on Georgian Bay, featuring the landscape art of shop owner, Cathy Boyd and selected artisans.

Reviewed By James D - Aliso Viejo, California

We stopped by the gallery the day before the Butter Tart Festival and enjoyed browsing the many paintings Cathy had on display. One in particular caught my eye and it turned out to be of Half Moon Bay in California which we visit every year. I decided to purchase it. It will be a nice addition to our collection.

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