Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc.

Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc. has been a Biosphere Charter Member since 2012. A non-profit organization, Westwind’s purpose is ecologically and socially sustainable management of the publicly owned French-Severn Forest. They have a strong commitment to ensuring all forest users and values are considered through public consultation. Westwind is certified through the international Forest Stewardship Council®

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Georgian Oasis Spa

Georgian Oasis Spa has been a proud Biosphere Charter Member since the membership program began in 2012. Accredited aesthetician Renee Daleman will welcome you to a full range of aesthetic services including, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and tinting with the use of quality, all natural products. The perfect place to relax in a peaceful and tranquil rustic

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Pioneer Handcraft Furniture

Pioneer Handcraft Furniture has been a Biosphere Charter Member since 2012. Looking for unique pieces of furniture to make your cottage comfortable and unique? Established in 1938, Pioneer Handcraft Furniture is the ideal place to find handmade furniture and designs to fit your lifestyle. One showroom is located on Highway 400 just north of Waubaushene,

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Sail Parry Sound

A Biosphere Charter Member since 2012, Sail Parry Sound is a not-for-profit corporation established to restore Parry Sound’s sailing heritage. Situated in Parry Sound on the shore of Georgian Bay, the sailing centre is on the original historic landing for the Belvedere Hotel, where 130 years ago guests stepped off sailboats and steamers into gardens.

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Seguin Valley Golf

Featuring one of the most topographically diverse and spectacular settings for golf in Canada, Seguin Valley is situated among the regions signature mixed forest, crosses lakes, streams and lush wetlands, and skirts granite cliffs and rock outcroppings. In this environment you may hear the distinct notes of songbirds, the gobble of wild turkeys or the

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Elm Cove Cottages

Elm Cove Cottages has been a GBBR Charter Member since 2011. Located in sweet Honey Harbour with over 500ft of natural shoreline, they list their approach to being a green business: Eliminate the need for bottled water with tri-filtered well water in all cottages Use plant-based cleansers, baking soda and vinegar to help create a

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White Squall Paddling Centre

White Squall Paddling Centre has operated since 1985 and has been a Biosphere Charter Member since 2012. With the simple desire to share the outdoors and paddling with others, White Squall provides paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to experience firsthand the fun and beauty of Georgian Bay.  The name came from

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Bayside Inn

The Bayside Inn sits on Gibson Street near the Parry Sound Harbour front and has been a Biosphere Charter Member since 2012. The Bayside Inn was originally constructed as a tourist home when Parry Sound was still young, in 1898, but is now a historic hotel. Inn keeper Jeff Quathamer says “Demonstrating our commitment to

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Desmasdon’s Boatworks

Desmasdon’s Boatworks in Pointe au Baril has been a Biosphere Charter Member since 2012. Designated a Clean Marine since 1998, Desmasdon’s Boatworks recycles all the plastic used to shrink wrap boats in addition to 200 other measures designed to reduce environmental impact. Co-owner Tonia Blenkarn explains: “Knowing that our industry has a reputation of not

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Parry Sound & Area Association of REALTORS

Established in 1969, the Parry Sound & Area Association of REALTORS® has approximately 100 REALTOR® members servicing the professional needs of consumers in the real estate market within and beyond the borders of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. Says Executive Officer, Meg Cameron-Hammel: “The Parry Sound & Area Association of REALTORS® offers not only professional

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Bearwood Canoe Company Photo Credit: Cody Storm Cooper

Bearwood Canoe Company

Hello and welcome to one of our new members: Bearwood Canoe Company. Since 1989, Pam Wedd of Bearwood Canoe Company has been building and restoring wooden canoes just 25 minutes east of Parry Sound. Pam is extraordinarily dedicated to the traditional craft of building wooden canoes in Canada. A charter member of the Wooden Canoe

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Honey Harbour Barging

Welcome to our new member, Honey Harbour Barging. A small business doing great things on Georgian Bay! Recently, Honey Harbour Barging helped to build Canada’s first all-in-one energy star, solar ready, net-zero ready LEED Platinum Passive house. Honey Harbour Barging is a Charter member of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve! This means that they recognize

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