GB Heintzman Construction

GB Heintzman Construction has been a Biosphere Member since 2020. Owner Glen Heintzman has over 25 years of custom waterfront home construction experience in Honey Harbour and Cognashene. His passion

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Tree Chic Eco Boutique

Tree Chic (formerly Hemp Tent) Eco Boutique started in 2006 as a vendor tent promoting fair trade hemp goods at the Carling farmer’s market outside of Parry Sound. A Biosphere

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Muskoka Farm and Winery

Established in Bala in 1950, Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery is a third-generation operation open to visitors year round. The daily Bog to Bottle Discovery is a Signature Canadian Experience.

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Team Marshall

For almost 35 years, Jim Marshall has helped buyers and sellers in the Parry Sound area buy or sell their most important and valuable investment, their home or cottage. While

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Payne Marine

Payne Marine, located on Georgian Bay in Pointe au Baril, is a third generation, family owned marina entering its 60th year in business! The marina has always supported local charities and not for

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Island Queen Cruises

By: Dave Anderson The 30,000 Island Cruise Line has been introducing people from all over the world to the beauty of Georgian Bay for 50 years. The third-generation family business

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RiverStone Environmental Solutions

RiverStone Environmental Solutions has been a Biosphere Member since 2013 and has been providing environmental consulting services to both the private and public sector in the Muskoka/Parry Sound region since

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Georgian Bay Airways

Georgian Bay Airways has been a Biosphere Member since 2015. Operating from May to October out of Parry Sound’s downtown waterfront, in the heart of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands. The

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18 James Street

By: Dan DiNicolo 18 James Street is the home studio, gallery and dress shop of artist and fashion designer Jessica Vergeer located in Downtown Parry Sound. Inspired by the area’s

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Township of the Archipelago

By: Elke Dyck The Township of The Archipelago was incorporated in 1980 as a result of a strong desire by property owners to preserve its recreational character and the natural

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Parry Sound North Star

By: Jack Tynan The Parry Sound North Star office has been a proud supporter of the GBBR since 2012. Our role as archivists and custodians of local history, combined with

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Ballentine Construction

Ballentine Construction primarily builds custom cottages and homes with a panache for renovating vintage buildings in the Parry Sound/ Muskoka region. We work with numerous businesses in the area; most

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Mary Street Centre

With several community partners, the GBBR was granted funds in 2014 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to pilot a program that would invite those interested in building cooking skills and

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A group of the Parry Sound Anglers & Hunters stands with the bat house building kits they made for the All About Bats event hosted with GBBR.

Parry Sound Anglers & Hunters

By: Mike Corson Parry Sound Anglers and Hunters (PSAH) has been a Biosphere Member since 2012. PSAH was incorporated in 1970 although it’s history goes back to early in the

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GED Achievement

By: Kerri Murtie GED Achievement ® is proud to be a Biosphere Member. The GED (General Education Development) is a certificate awarded by the Ministry of Education, earned by individuals

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Point Pleasant Marina Ltd.

Point Pleasant Marina was incorporated in 1965. Drew and Sherry Lichtenheldt purchased the marina in 2007. Top priority was to operate a clean and environmentally conscious facility. Point Pleasant joined

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Museum on the Hill

Museum on Tower Hill

By: Amy Sultana A Biosphere Member since 2012, the Museum on Tower Hill has been a proud supporter of the GBBR’s mission for many years. The Museum strives to preserve

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Georgian Bay Township EV Station

Township of Georgian Bay

The Township of Georgian Bay has been a Biosphere Member since 2012. The township participates in and leads several different environmental initiatives, including partnering on the addition of Electric Vehicle

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Pointe au Baril Islander Association

By: Hilde Clark The Pointe au Baril Islanders’ Association (PaBIA) was formed in 1908 when a group of cottagers on the Ojibway Island Hotel’s docks felt, with the growing concerns

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Bob Rumball Camp of the Deaf

By: Jennine Lowen The Bob Rumball Camp of the Deaf, also known as the Ontario Camp of the Deaf, has been striving for over 50 years to be a leader

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Tay Township

By: Tay Township Tay Township—located in north Simcoe County on the southern shore of Georgian Bay—is a strong, cohesive rural community with a permanent population of 10,000. We celebrate and

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Sound Boat Works

By: Mary McDowall Sound Boat Works has been a proud Biosphere member since 2011. It just makes sense! As a full-service marina, serving power and sail boats for 45 years,

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Canadore College West Parry Sound Campus

A Biosphere Member since 2012, Canadore College’s West Parry Sound Campus has been proud to support the Biosphere’s mission for the past six years. Canadore College strives to be a

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Coco Can – Property Management

Coco Can… was started in 2013 and has been a Biosphere Member since 2015. We are a small Sustainable Property Maintenance business located in and serving the Pointe au Baril

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SEGBAY Chamber of Commerce

SEGBAY Chamber of Commerce proudly supports its members in the southeast Georgian Bay region. The Chamber is dedicated to maintaining its objective to improve the social, economic and environmental conditions

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Wright’s Marina

Wright’s Marina Limited is a third generation family business on the shore of Georgian Bay in Britt. First established in 1950, Graham and Karrie began their marina journey in 2000

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Township of Carling

Perched on the edge of the Sweetwater Sea in the heart of the GBBR, the Township of Carling is a rural-recreational municipality committed to preserving, enhancing and promoting sound development

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Otter Lake Ratepayers Association

Otter Lake Ratepayers’ Association

Otter Lake Ratepayers’ Association (OLRA) was established in 1962 as the Otter Lake Cottagers’ Association, and in 1965 it changed to name. OLRA has been a Biosphere Member since 2012.

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Martin Contracting

Martin Contracting has been a Biosphere Charter Member since 2015 and has been building in the Parry Sound region since 2004. We are general contractors specializing in custom cottages with

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Manning Consulting Group

By: Trish Manning Founded in 2004, Manning Consulting Group (MCG) Inc. is a service-based consulting company specializing in sustainable tourism and economic development, marketing, government relations, communications and advisory services

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Distler Construction Ltd

By: Chantelle Distler Distler Construction Ltd has been a proud member of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve since 2012. We are a small, family owned company that has been building

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Popovich Associates

By: Stephen Popovich A Biosphere Charter Member since 2014, Popovich Associates is a team of values-based landscape architects, environmental planners, architectural and design consultants. Our design philosophies and world views

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Ontario Sea Kayak Centre

By: Dympna Hayes Spending so much of our time kayaking in the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, we naturally have a great affinity for the plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians

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Seguin Township

By: Dominique O’Brien The Township of Seguin is a thriving municipality home to 4,280 permanent residents that seasonally swells to over 15,000 residents during the summer months. With largely an

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iSparks Solutions

iSparks Solutions is a proud member of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, we contribute to our community by capturing images and videos of our surroundings and sharing it with others

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Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce

The Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a charter member, and partner, of the GBBR. As a professional organization dedicated to promoting and advocating for the

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Friends of Killbear Park

The Friends of Killbear is a charitable organization that helps Killbear Provincial Park meet its objectives of protection, recreation, education and research. The Friends of Killbear operate a souvenir shop

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Ritchie Insurance

Ritchie Insurance

Donald T. Ritchie Insurance Broker Ltd has been a locally owned and family operated business since 1969 with roots back in the Parry Sound community to 1912. We sell Property

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Moose FM 103.3 Parry Sound

Moose FM 103.3 Parry Sound has been a proud Biosphere Charter Member since 2011.  Moose FM promotes biosphere values as well as information to residents and visitors through on-air content

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Middle River Farm

Middle River Farm has been in operation since 1964 and a Biosphere Charter Member since 2015.  Cam and Katy Ward have been farming the  land for the last 30+ years. They

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Crane Lake Association

Crane Lake Association was established in 1968, and has been a Biosphere Charter Member since 2014. CLA provides an organized approach towards environmental concerns, water and fire safety and risk

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Festival of the Sound

Festival of the Sound, a charitable not-for-profit organization, is Canada’s premier summer classical music event and has been a tradition in Parry Sound, Ontario for the last 36 years. The

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Coolearth Architecture Inc.

Coolearth Architecture Inc. has been a Biosphere Charter Member since 2012. Committed to designing comfortable and sustainable homes, Coolearth recently designed off-grid, year-round cabins for the Parry Sound area. Another

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The Log Cabin Inn

The Log Cabin Inn is a casual fine dining restaurant, owned and operated by Kathy Dalrymple for the last 29 years. A Biosphere Charter Member since 2014, the Log Cabin

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Brady Carpenter Graphic Designer

Local graphic designer BCGD has been a proud member of the GBBR since 2013. Specializing in print and branding advertising material, BCGD strives to create great designs paired with eco-friendly

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Crofter’s Food Ltd.

A Biosphere Charter Member since 2013, and established in 1989, Crofter’s Food Ltd. is a family-owned organic food manufacturer in Parry Sound. The Crofter’s plant is located on the banks

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Sans Souci and Copperhead Association

Sans Souci and Copperhead Association (SSCA) was founded in 1903.  It is a vibrant cottagers organization serving over 450 cottage families in the area.   Its community centre on Frying Pan

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