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Georgian Bay

 

Lake Huron's Georgian Bay sits on the west side of the zone that's commonly considered to lie between the southern and northern regions of Ontario.  Like the Muskoka and Haliburton areas to the east, it's a land of picturesque lakes, rivers, forests, and small towns.  There is agriculture in the south, though less the further north you go into the rocky terrain.  Tourism is an important industry throughout the area.

  The southern Georgian Bay area is a popular vacation destination, with lots of striking and gorgeous scenery.  It's less crowded and more laid back than the hugely popular cottage country to the east, and just great for a peaceful getaway.

  This is the home of some spectacular geological formations, including sea stacks and escarpment cliffs, and this time I made an effort to understand them at least a bit.

  Some important chapters in the history of the European conquest of Canada occurred here.  A sixteenth centurry Wendat Indian village and a seventeenth century French Jesuit Mission have been recreated here, and it's interesting to see how our understanding of the motivations and impacts of European intervention has changed over time.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  A Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, both in on-screen and in printable forms.

Quick Start: Georgian-Bay.pdf

 

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Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture file.  You can click on these to see larger versions.

 

     

Tobermory

 

Flowerpot Island

 

Bruce Peninsula

 

Lion's Head

     

Grey County

 

Wendat Village

 

Jesuit Mission

 

Midland

 

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Link to Pictures File

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You can access the PDF picture file by clicking on the link below.

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87 pages

16.5 MB

 

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Map

This file begins tracks my travels from Tobermory around the southern shore of Georgian Bay to Port Severn.

A package of printable Ontario Maps is available if you wish paper copies to follow along.

Central Ontario map 

 

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Tables of Contents

The Contents table for this PDF is reproduced below.  The combined Contents tables for all Ontario pictures files are shown on the main Ontario page, and are included in the printable PDF available here.

Georgian Bay

 

 

 

 

Contents

2

 

Lion's Head

39

Introduction

3

 

Grey County

43

Map

4

 

The Blue Mountains

46

Owen Sound

5

 

Wasaga Beach

51

Tobermory

7

 

Wendat Village

53

Fathom Five Cruise

16

 

Jesuit Mission

60

Flowerpot Island

24

 

Midland

70

Bruce Peninsula

36

 

Miss Midland Cruise

73

The Niagara Escarpment

38

 

Port Severn

86

 

 

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