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 the late Stan Roger’s song “White Squall”, a haunting ballad that captures the mystery and power of Georgian Bay.
“The coastal islands and shores of northeastern Georgian Bay have been recognized by the United Nations as a unique littoral ecosystem of international importance. Sea kayakers recognize the thirty thousand islands as some of the best paddling in the world. We’re pretty lucky to have this as our backyard – and look forward to sharing it with you” says Tim Dyer, owner of White Squall Paddling Centre.
In conjunction with the GBBR and other community partners, White Squall is active in cleaning up campsites and installing thunderboxes on Franklin Island and surrounding crown lands. Click here for more information on the outer islands project. White Squall is also partnering with the GBBR to present the 2015 Reel Paddling Film Festival. All proceeds from this event will go to Global Medic, click here for more information.