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
Here are a few sample images from the picture files. You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.
Link to Pictures File
You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.
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.
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.
|Fathom Five Cruise||16|
|The Niagara Escarpment||38|
|The Blue Mountains||46|
|Miss Midland Cruise||73|