What to do and see in Georgian Bay, Georgian Bay: The Best Things to do Good for Kids

May 14, 2022 Layne Dawes

Discover the best top things to do in Georgian Bay, United States including King's Wharf Theatre, Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, Cyprus Lake, Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Science North, Chippewa III, Blue Mountain Village, Fathom Five National Marine Park, Killarney Provincial Park.

1. King's Wharf Theatre

93 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene, Ontario L9M 1G1 Canada +1 705-549-5555 http://www.draytonentertainment.com
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5.0 based on 251 reviews

King's Wharf Theatre

Nestled within Discovery Harbour on Georgian Bay, the King's Wharf Theatre is a pleasantly rustic, 385-seat venue that offers all the comforts of a modern facility. Flanked by the historic buildings of a 19th-century British naval and military base, the theatre is located at the end of a beautiful boardwalk that looks on to the homeport of replica ships H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Tecumseth. A visit to the King's Wharf Theatre takes only 45 minutes from Barrie and Orillia, or just over an hour from Collingwood. While in the area, explore the communities of Penetanguishene and Midland, which offer unique shops and dining establishments. You'll also want to discover such treasures as Ontario's first European Community at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.

Reviewed By 27sharlenem

It was absolutely awesome!! The thrill of watching my 6 year old granddaughter experience her first play was emotional for me as I watched her so enthralled with everything, it just melted my heart ???? we are all about experiences and memories with our grandchildren and she will remember this forever!! BRAVO ????????

2. Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth

122 Big Nickel Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 5S9 Canada +1 705-522-3701 [email protected] http://sciencenorth.ca/dynamic-earth
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4.5 based on 717 reviews

Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth

Erected in 1951, this famous roadside attraction is a monument to the Canadian nickel industry.

Reviewed By Createwithmom

We spent over 6 hours here. There is so much to do and learn from. We liked the different films and the hands on exhibits. We enjoyed the underground tour of the mine it is well worth visiting a good unique experience.

3. Cyprus Lake

Cyprus Lake Road, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada +1 888-773-8888 http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/on/bruce/activ/activ2/activ2a.aspx
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Cyprus Lake

Scenic lake located in the Bruce Peninsula National Park that offers both camping facilities and hiking trails.

Reviewed By Mansfieldshoes - Mansfield, United States

Got a midday pass. Great hike options. Cliffs were very slippery with the intermittent rain and gave a few scary slides. View from the Cliffs of the unique lake water colors was amazing and worth the time

4. Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, Ontario Canada +1 705-526-7809 [email protected] http://www.wyemarsh.com
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4.5 based on 234 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 nancyandleslie - Toronto, Canada

The Wye Marsh is just gorgeous. It was so peaceful to walk the trails and see the beauty and the abundant birds, frogs, and chipmunks. We were lucky that hardly anyone else was there and it was so peaceful. The native garden outside the entrance is also charming.

5. Bruce Peninsula National Park

120 Chi sin tib dek Rd, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada +1 519-596-2233 http://pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/bruce
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4.5 based on 737 reviews

Bruce Peninsula National Park

When visiting Bruce Peninsula National Park, start your adventure at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Tobermory. Here you'll find information to help plan your visit including tips on where to go when the Cyprus Lake parking lots are full, activities for children, and recommendations on hiking trails. Don't forget the Visitor Centre also includes a natural history museum and just around the corner, a viewing tower and some great hiking trails. While you're at the Visitor Centre take in an Interpretation program. Other visitor attractions in the park include Singing Sands Beach, Halfway Log Dump with incredible views of limestone cliffs and boulder beaches, and of course the Grotto and Indian Head Cove near Cyprus Lake. Bruce Peninsula National Park also includes the popular Cyprus Lake Campground with 232 camp sites and 10 yurt accommodations. Please visit the park website for more information and links to the Parks Canada reservations website. July and August are extrememly busy times in the park so plan your trip accordingly and visit the park website for information on other attractions in the area, fees, hours, park regulations and safety tips.

Reviewed By Vladimiramirela - Mississauga, Canada

Even though the park is beautiful for hiking and sight seeing, my favourite spot remains the Observation Tower, high above the forest, rewarding those who climb all the way to its top with an incredible view of the point where Huron Lake meets Georgian Bay, way on the far horizon.

6. Science North

100 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 5S9 Canada +1 705-522-3701 ext. 276 [email protected] http://sciencenorth.ca
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4.5 based on 914 reviews

Science North

Let your imagination soar at Science North! Explore the fun side of science in your everyday life at Northern Ontario's most popular tourist attraction. A newly designed and renovated 3rd floor Northern Ecosystems exhibit gets you up close to our resident beaver, porcupine, skunk and much more! Visit the new nocturnal room and see what flying squirrels and bats do at night! Don't miss live science shows, special exhibits, IMAX(R) 3D, the digital Planetarium, the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery, and four floors of interactive science experiences.

Reviewed By taniah614 - Pretoria, South Africa

This was well worth the drive out from the Soo. The museum is interactive and fun for the whole family. This place topped our list of favourite science museums. Many of the exhibits are easy for younger kids to operate themselves. Our kids are 7,10 and 12. Perfect ages as they can read instructions and explore the displays themselves and so could we. The various levels space out people on the various floors and there was only one activity in the whole place that we could not get to because it was busy. Otherwise we saw everything! We arrived at 11 and left at 6pm! Got the day pass that included planetarium and Imax...well worth it and it gives you a few mintues to relax . It is a busy funfilled day. The blue coats are engaging and encourage the kids to participate, knowledagble and help to create a fun buzz.The Energy and flying squirrels demos were fantastic! Keep a look out for the beaver, porcurine and snapping turtle (especially when the blue coats take them outside)

7. Chippewa III

20 McIsaac Way, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S3 Canada +1 705-746-6064 [email protected] http://mvchippewa.com/
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Chippewa III

Sightseeing cruises of the 30,000 Islands and Georgian Bay, including restaurant cruises, dinner cruises, sunset cruises and private charters. Please join us to celebrate the life of this wonderful little ship and the beautiful northern waters she sails.

8. Blue Mountain Village

156 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 0V2 Canada +1 877-445-0231 [email protected] http://www.bluemountainvillage.ca
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4.5 based on 919 reviews

Blue Mountain Village

The Blue Mountain Village is located in the Town of the Blue Mountains, nestled between the charming communities of Collingwood and Thornbury, at the foot of Ontario's largest mountain resort, Blue Mountain. The Village offers a vibrant social and cultural scene combining unique attractions, dining and shopping experiences. There is ALWAYS something to do at BLUE including five hotels, 25 retailers, 25 cafes & restaurants, year round award winning Festivals and Events plus Activity Central to book your hiking, biking, caving, climbing, spa, and more!

Reviewed By Al0ha4ever

We are a family of 4 with children aged 7 and 9. We stayed a few nights at Blue Mountain and had a wonderful time. There’s so much to do; the Ridge Runner, mini putt, obstacle courses, play areas, gondola rides, movies in the square, shopping, or just sitting at the dock enjoying the outstanding views of the mill pond. We even enjoyed taking the shuttle to the private beach where we had a relaxing time swimming and kayaking. We were all able to walk far into the lake, because it’s a good distance before it starts getting too deep for the kids. Overall, we had a wonderful time making lasting memories with our kiddies.

9. Fathom Five National Marine Park

Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada +1 519-596-2233 http://www.pc.gc.ca/amnc-nmca/on/fathomfive/index.aspx
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4.5 based on 173 reviews

Fathom Five National Marine Park

Reviewed By ffevans128 - Parry Sound, Canada

The Fathom Five Marine Park has amazing shipwrecks to visit. The move visited sweepsteaks is always a fun dive, especially with the City of Grand Rapids wreck a short distance off the bow. The visitors center has a small museum attached to it with some history of the marine park and I had the pleasure of walking through it last year. Unfortunately due to Covid it wasn't open this year. Highly recommend checking the welcome center our and supporting this treasure of a dive park

10. Killarney Provincial Park

960 Highway #637, Killarney, Ontario P0M 2A0 Canada +1 705-287-2900 http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/killarney
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4.5 based on 363 reviews

Killarney Provincial Park

Reviewed By ItsaSunshineyDay

Great Provincial Park with awesome hiking trails with gorgeous panoramic views!! Fall colours are spectacular!!

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