Georgian Bay

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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, in both on-screen and printable forms.

 

Quick Start: Georgian-Bay.pdf

 

Sample Images

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

Tobermory

Tobermory

Flowerpot Island

Flowerpot Island

Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula

Lion's Head

Lion's Head

Grey County

Grey County

Wendat Village

Wendat Village

esuit Mission

Jesuit Mission

Midland

Midland

 

 

Link to Pictures File

 

You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.

 

Map

This file 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.

Kawartha Cruise map

Table of Contents

The Contents table for this PDF is reproduced below.  The combined Contents tables for all Ontario pictures files are included in the printable Ontario Contents PDF.

Georgian-Bay.pdf  
Contents   2
Introduction   3
Map   4
Owen Sound   5
Tobermory   7
Fathom Five Cruise  16
Flowerpot Island  24
Bruce Peninsula  36
The Niagara Escarpment  38
Lion's Head  39
Grey County  43
The Blue Mountains  46
Wasaga Beach  51
Wendat Village  53
Jesuit Mission  60
Midland  70
Miss Midland Cruise  73
Port Severn  86
End  87