Destination guide

Discover Parry Sound in beautiful Ontario

Nestled along the shoreline of the northeastern arm of Ontario’s Lake Huron, Parry Sound is an idyllic getaway and a favorite for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and kick back a little. Whether you just want to top up your tan on Waubuno Beach or fancy a culture fix at the likes of the West Parry Sound District Museum, Parry Sound vacation rentals are a great way to enjoy a home-style stay. You’ll find that many homes look right out over the brilliant-blue waters of Georgian Bay.

Things to do

Explore arts and culture in Parry Sound

Spending time on the water goes with the territory here but arts and culture are also a firm fixture on the landscape. The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts plays host to several renowned events, not least Festival of the Sound in the summer and the Autumn Fiddle Fest. Get a feel for community life by looking out for the colorful Art in the Park events, held in Market Square since 1976, or the family-friendly Winter Crafts Show in the Bobby Orr Community Centre, both offering an ideal opportunity to stock up on a few reminders of your stay in Parry Sound.

Activities

Enjoy life on the water in Parry Sound

The allure of the great outdoors is difficult to miss in Parry Sound and one of the most delightful ways to discover the area’s diverse landscape is to enjoy a cruise on the bay. Morning cruises are typically reserved for journeys to inner highlights such as Huckleberry Island, while afternoon excursions tend to head to the outer islands, passing scenic spots such as Killbear Provincial Park and the Hole in the Wall along the way (cruise availability varies but usually run regularly over the summer). Back on dry land, enjoy an al fresco dinner along Bay Street before heading back to your Parry Sound vacation rental.

Weather

Vacations in Parry Sound are a year-round affair

Parry Sound doesn’t differ all that much from the rest of Ontario when it comes to weather. Summer is perhaps one of the most popular times to stay in a Parry Sound vacation rental, as temperatures in July can easily soar to the high 70s. Spring and fall are equally enticing to those who want to take advantage of the abundance of outdoor adventure although you can expect at least some of those adventures to come with a backdrop of rain. Between December and February, the wintery conditions bring with them the chance to enjoy snowmobiling along more than 600 miles of crisp, white trails.

Natural features

Find your favorite spot in Parry Sound

With more than 30,000 islands to explore in the wider Parry Sound area, kayaking along the coast to find a favorite spot shouldn’t prove too difficult. If you’d prefer someone else to do the navigating, fishing trips to the area’s numerous lakes are on the menu all year round. Green spaces are also prevalent, perhaps most notably at Round Lake Provincial Nature Reserve. Situated just 20 minutes away in Whitestone, this secluded park is light on amenities, but big on nature. Bask on the shores of Round and Wiwissasegen Lakes, enjoy a spot of wild swimming, and watch out for glimpses of the local wildlife.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Parry Sound

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Parry Sound Station.

Where to stay around Parry Sound?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 421 vacation rentals near Parry Sound. From 299 Cottages to 299 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Parry Sound for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Parry Sound?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Parry Sound. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • West Parry Sound District Museum: 160 vacation rentals
  • Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts: 154 vacation rentals
  • Parry Sound Mall: 143 vacation rentals
  • Parry Sound Station: 145 vacation rentals
  • Tower Hill Park: 160 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Parry Sound listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Parry Sound?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 299 Cottages in Parry Sound. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Parry Sound include:

  • Cabins: 299 rentals available
  • Houses: 104 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 299 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Parry Sound?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 24 vacation rentals with pool available in Parry Sound. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.