The Massasauga Provincial Park | Great Lakes Guide

The Massasauga Provincial Park stretches along the coast of Georgian Bay, from Parry Sound to the Moon River. The bay is littered with hundreds of islands, and the inland lakes break up a striking landscape of windswept pines, colourful granite-striped rocks, and sheer cliffs. "Massasauga" means "mouth of the river" in Ojibwe. Some animals you’re might come across include the rare massasauga rattlesnake, snapping turtles, loons, bears, otters, and many bird species. One of the best ways to explore this park is by boat: canoe, specifically. No matter which route you choose, you will get spectacular views overlooking glaciated granite outcroppings,with lots of small beaches tucked into coves. Head out into the bay to explore the many islands! Sleeping out on a remote island is a truly unique experience, and offers amazing nighttime views of a sky filled with the brightest stars. The only sound you will hear at night are the lapping waves on the shores of your very own island site. If land is more your thing, the park boasts some great hiking trails. The trails traverse various terrain and forest types with impressive lookouts onto Georgian Bay. You can also enjoy winter activities in this park. Please contact the park for more details.


  • Traditional Territories

  • Treaties

380 Oastler Park Drive, Parry Sound, ON, P2A 2W8

  • Weather
  • Current temperature
  • 18°
    Feels like 18°
Clear throughout the day.

    • Humidity

    • 76%
    • Precipitation

    • 0%
    • Precip. type

    • None
    • UV Index

    • 0
    • Visibility

    • 16.1km
    • Sunrise

    • 6:33 AM
    • Sunset

    • 8:14 PM
    • Wind gust

    • 14.9kph
    • Wind speed

    • 11.3kph
    • Wind direction

    • Northwest

    • Today

    • 22°
    • 12°
    • Sunday

    • 25°
    • 14°
    • Monday

    • 25°
    • 15°
    • Tuesday

    • 23°
    • 18°
    • Wednesday

    • 22°
    • 17°
    • Thursday

    • 21°
    • 15°
    • Friday

    • 20°
    • 15°

I learned how to waterski on the lake and it is magical when the lake is so flat that I can hear the hiss of the water under my ski.

Healey Lake, ON
Carolyn Withrow
The Massasauga Provincial Park