Midland Ontario in the Southern Georgian Bay region of Lake Huron-Georgian Bay is known as the “Gateway to the 30,000 Islands”. Midland is one of Ontario’s favourite resort year round destinations with nearby beaches, family fun getaways, historic Georgian Bay cruises,  sunsets and a long list of winter activities and a ton of snow during the winter season.

Distance from Toronto:
– 140 km

Driving Time from Toronto:
– 90 min

Canada’s earliest interior settlement

History and folklore are deep along this Georgian Bay community dating back to Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of Georgian Bay in 1615. Sainte Marie among The Hurons or St. Mary of the Huron Country (Sainte-Marie-au-pays-des-Hurons) has become a must visit for international tourists to Ontario.

The Midland  area provides year round recreation. Summer features Georgian Bay cruise operations, sandy beach areas like Balm BeachAwenda Provincial Park and nearby Wasaga Beach.  Midland is easily accessible via Highway 400 to Highway 93, or to Highway 12. Our suggested road trips and side trips to Midland, Ontario provides a rural route tour through some picturesque Ontario country side as well as a number charming towns and villages.

Midland flourishes with:

A vibrant and bustling downtown core consisting of 180 stores and professional businesses office promoted by a Business Improvement Area. Shopping malls and plazas accommodating over 130 retail stores.

4 community parks, 10 neighbourhood parks, 2 golf courses, the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Complex housing a double pad arena and court facilities and community rooms, a Sports Hall of Fame, a curling rink, a lawn bowling club, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling trails, a YMCA complete with an Olympic size pool and 10 km of waterfront trail for walking or biking.

There are 4 marinas offering over 2,800 wet slips on the Georgian Bay waterways

15 places of worship

Huronia Airport is nearby having a modern terminal, with 4,000 feet of runway, an ARCL system, as well as aviation fuel storage and dispensing capabilities

Local tourist attractions include the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, the reconstructed fort of Sainte Marie among The Hurons and Discovery Harbour and Huronia Museum and Midland Cultural Centre.

Accommodations in the Midland Area

Attractions in the Midland Area

Outdoor Experiences

Culture and History

Mildand Area Tourism Information

Official Town Web Site: Town of Midland

Local Business Directory


Nearby Georgian Bay Huronia Towns

Towns close to Midland include ElmvalePenetanguishene, and Wasaga Beach.  More about the Georgian Bay resort areas.

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