Friday, August 23, 2013

Discovery Harbour on Georgian Bay Welcomes Tall Ships This Weekend (August 24,25)

Weekend of Tall Ships (Tall Ships 1812 Tour Tickets ) Coincides with opening of H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre at Discovery Harbour. 


Peace Flag Between Canada and U.S. 

Celebrate Peace Flag-200 Years of Peace
Jan Gray, General Manager of Huronia Historical Parks, holds the special “Celebrate Peace” flag that will be raised by Assistant Deputy Minister, Tourism, Culture and Sport Morah Fenning at Discovery Harbour on Saturday August 24 at 9:30 a.m.  

The Opening Ceremony will celebrate 200 Years of Peace as part of the War of 1812 Bicentennial. TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour the weekend of August 24-25.



Opening of H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre

The dynamic H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre is now open to the public  at Discovery Harbour, offering visitors a world-class facility that showcases the original 1815 hull of H.M.S. Tecumseth.

Visitors will find dynamic themed exhibits surrounding the history of the Penetanguishene Naval Establishment including its relationship to the War of 1812.


Road Trip Midland to Penetanguishene and Discovery Harbour

Tall Ships 1812 Tour Tickets
From Highway 400, take Highway 12 or  Highway 93 to Midland and Penetanguishene.  As you drive into Penetanquishene notice the road changes to Main Street and Highway 93 ends.

Continue driving into Penetanguishene to the waterfront area. Keep to your right and watch for signs directing you to Discovery Harbour. As you proceed toward Discovery Harbour watch for the Ecological Garden (Parc Ecologique) on your left, on the edge of Georgian Bay.

This garden is made up of native Canadian plants and species. Enjoy spectacular views of Penetanguishene Harbour and Georgian Bay.

Consider following the Huronia Food Trail for a combined site-seeing and culinary road trip.

Places to Stay: Midland and Penetanguishene

Best Western Plus Highland Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn, Little Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast, Midland Inn and Suites, Sugar Ridge Retreat

Places to Visit in the Midland and Penetanguishene area:  

Discovery Harbour - Penetanguishene, Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland Tours Inc., Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, King’s Wharf Theatre, Awenda Provincial Park, Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Downtown Midland Shops and Docks,  Tourism Midland

Places to stay close to Midland and Penetanguishene
Port Severn: Muskey's Landing, Rawley Resort and Marina Inc, Severn Lodge, Sunnylea Resort, Christies Mill Inn and Spa

More Georgian Bay Area Resources

Township of Georgian Bay
Tay Township 
Severn Township
Midland Tourism 
Midland BIA 
Trent-Severn Historic Waterway 
Highway 12 Day Trips 
Find more on Georgian Bay the largest bay on Lake Huron.
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