Located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay, Penetanguishene is a part of the magnificent 30,000 island region. From its French, British and Aboriginal background to its historic homes and attractions, Penetanguishene is a town steeped in history.

Nestled at the mouth of Penetang Bay is Discovery Harbour, a recreation of a 19th century British naval base. Visitors can board their two resident tallships, have a meal at Captain Robert's Table or take in a show at the Kings Warf Theatre, operated by the award-winning Drayton Entertainment. On rainy days, the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives is a great choice. Learn about the history of one of Ontario's oldest towns in the general store and offices of a lumberyard dating back to 1875.

For the outdoor enthusiast, explore Rotary-Champlain-Wendat Park. This 90-acre waterfront park commemorates the 400th anniversary of Champlain’s exploration of Ontario and is a must-see. Nearby Awenda Provincial Park offers camping, hiking trails and beaches with a view of nearby Giant's Tomb Island below the Nipissing Bluff.