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Midland Area

The picturesque town of Midland ranks as one of Georgian Bay’s top tourist destinations and is located 40 km north of Barrie. Midland and Penetanguishene are known as the gateway communities to Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands. The towns are rich in culture and heritage and are home to a National and Provincial Park.

In the winter months, you can find their beautiful recreational trails snow covered and ready for a day of adventure. Midland’s notable site is Sainte-Marie among the Hurons where you can explore the nationally significant 17th century headquarters for the French Jesuit mission to the Hurons. Don’t miss Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene, the Wye Marsh or many more of the Midland Area’s feature attractions.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons 
Hwy 12 East, Midland 
Tel: (705) 526-7838, Web: www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca 
Explore Canada's national treasure and Ontario's first European community. Experience the re-enactment & dramatic story of the 17th century French Jesuit mission to the Huron nation. Features an introductory audio-visual show, award winning interpretive museum, on-site restaurant and museum gift shop. Open May 1st to October 9th, 7 days a week. 

Martyr's Shrine 
Hwy 12, Midland (across from Wye Marsh) 
Tel: (705) 526-3788, Web: www.martyrs-shrine.com 
A place of pilgrimage and a ministry of prayer open from mid May to Thanksgiving weekend in October. Features include Shrine Church, St. Ignatius Prayer Room, Papal Visit Monument, Little Flower Island, Irish Peace Garden, First Nations Park, picnic area and much more. Open seasonally May to October, please contact or visit the website before visiting. 

Discovery Harbour 
93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene
Tel: (705) 549-8064, Web: www.discoveryharbour.on.ca 
Experience a 19th century site featuring the early days of the British Navy and military on beautiful Penetanguishene Bay. Home of the King's Wharf Theatre and historic ships H.M.S. Tecumseth and Bee. Visitors can see 15 historic buildings including the original Officer's Quarters Circa 1845. Open 7 days a week from May 20th - September 3th from 10am-5pm.

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre 
Hwy 12, P.O. Box 100, Midland 
Tel: (705) 526-7809, Web: www.wyemarsh.com 
A non-profit environmental awareness facility that is home to some of the largest remaining breeding populations of rare bird species including Trumpeter Swans. One of the best places to observe the lifestyles of mink beaver, ermine, porcupine and river otter. Enjoy the fresh air as you canoe through the marsh or just take a leisurely walk in the woods. 

Midland 30,000 Island Boat Cruise 
Midland/Barrie Boat Cruises, Penetanguishene
Tel: (705) 549-3388, Web: www.midlandtours.com 
Departs from Midland Town Dock (King Street). Cruises available May to October for morning, afternoon, and mid-afternoon sightseeing cruises. Sunset dinner cruises with entertainment also available. Coast guard approved for 300 passengers. Lower level completely heated and fully wheelchair accessible. Licensed with LCBO and snack bar on board. 

Castle Village, The Enchanted Kingdom
701 Balm Beach Road, Midland 
Tel: (705) 526-9683, Web: www.castlevillage.ca
Castle Village Welcomes you to experience a variety of activities for all ages. Children are welcome to enjoy their time in the fantasy village playground and take a walk on the nature trail. Try to escape Dracula's Dungeon or enjoy the Medieval Armoury Museum. For prices, photos, description, and directions please refer to our website.

Directions
Take the Highway 400 to Hwy 93 North, follow to Midland. ~45 minute drive.