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Ontario's Bluewater regions have plenty of talented performers who make visits to theatres, concert halls, pubs and cultural events enjoyable and memorable.

 


Red Dog Grill Family Restaurant
The Red Dog Grill & Restaurant is located in Whitefish Falls between Espanola and Manitoulin Island on Highway 6. The restaurant is open year round. During the summer months (July & August) we are open Tuesday to Sunday. The other 10 months of the year, we are open Thursday to Sunday. We have daily lunch and dinner specials. Our most popular night is Thursday night wing special. We specialize in homemade burgers, homemade lasagna, perch and fresh cut fries. We have 4 resorts situated in the village as well as access to The Bay of Islands and The North Channel. The first week of
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Northern Lights Festival Boréal
The ‘Northern Lights Folk Festival’ was first held in Bell Park in 1972. It was a free one-day music festival on one stage; needless to say it has grown exponentially since. It remains Canada’s longest continually running outdoor music festival, holding its 45th edition in 2016. Taking place on the picturesque shores of Lake Ramsey in Bell Park in the heart of Sudbury, NLFB has presented a multitude of acclaimed artists in the past including: Serena Ryder, Stan Rogers, Broken Social Scene, Buffy Ste. Marie, Colin James, Joel Plaskett, Leahy, Hawksley Workman, Daniel Lanois,
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Chi-Cheemaun Ferry (Tobermory) - Owen Sound Transportation Co.
Cruise across Georgian Bay aboard the MS Chi-Cheemaun. This passenger and vehicle ferry provides daily sailings from mid-May to mid-October, connecting passengers to Manitoulin Island for a special family vacation or relaxing getaway. See historic sites and stunning vistas while sailing between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island. The ferry has complete cafeteria service, a children's play area, indoor and outdoor lounges and a gift shop-news stand. The Chi-Cheemaun also offers passengers live entertainment, from Traditional Storytelling to live concerts along with three-course, gourmet dinners,
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Dynamic Earth - home of the Big Nickel
Dynamic Earth inspires people of all ages to engage with the science in the world around them. The science centre's fun and friendly approach to science education is led by Bluecoats - real scientists and science communicators who make interacting with the exhibits even more informative and fun. NEW! Dynamic Earth Outdoor Science Park A new outdoor science park and exploration trail system features earth science and mining themed exhibits. Large-scale exhibits include a crawl-through cave, musical instruments made of natural materials, and real mining equipment with interactive
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Duc d'Orleans II Cruise
Cast off with us under the watchful eye of the Captain and his crew aboard the Duc d'Orleans II! We offer daily two hour luncheon cruises (with commentary and music) on the beautiful St. Clair River and we are conveniently located in downtown Sarnia, Ontario, just minutes away from the US border, casinos, and much more. The ship is also an ideal setting for weddings and corporate functions. Motor coach parking is available beside the ship so walking is minimal and we are also handicapped accessible. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ducdorleans2
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RetroFest
The Historic Downtown Chatham Business BIA is planning its 17th annual RetroFest™ to be held May 26 and 27, 2017.Friday Night is the OLG Classic Car Cruise heading out from the CK John D Bradley Convention Centre at 6 p.m. and cruising to King Street while activities in the Tecumseh Park will include a beverage garden and musical entertainment sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters. On Saturday activities move to Tecumseh Park and downtown King Street and side streets for the Kent Historic Auto Club’s Classic Car Show. All cars must register. Pre-registration is requested
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Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival is a celebration of Celtic, roots, folk, and acoustic music on the shores of Lake Huron in beautiful Lions Harbour Park. 3 days and over 60 hours of music from around the world on 5 stages; craft artisan village, children's activity area, and fresh local food court. Event runs rain or shine, children 12 and under are free.
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Clinton Racetrack & OLG Slots
Lady luck reigns at OLG Slots at Clinton Raceway, located at the Clinton fairgrounds. The half-mile, professional track holds free harness horse racing Sundays at 1:30 p.m., May thru September. From fall to spring the facility offers off-track betting every night plus entertainment Fri.-Sun. afternoons. The adjacent playground, park, pool and picnic area make the complex very family-friendly. See large murals depicting the history of horse racing in Clinton. The tropically themed Raceway Slots opens daily.
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Allan's Fireside Grill
At Allan's Fireside Grill, we pride ourselves on original, fresh food in a warm, inviting atmosphere. It's a great place to have dinner or watch a game at the bar. Our beautiful garden patio with its fire pit and Muskoka chairs offers the perfect spot to relax with friends. A private party room seats 6 to 22 people and is available daily for lunch, dinner or light snacks and cocktails. We also cater to groups of 25 to 250 with full liquor licence for any event. Full menu available till 11 pm. No Reservations Necessary. Live Entertainment on Patio & Patio Corona Bar Our new Dinner menu
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Blyth Festival
In 2017 Blyth Festival is presenting four Canadian plays, three of which are World premieres. Season runs June 28 to September 23, 2017. June 28 to August 19 | WORLD PREMIERE MR. NEW YEAR'S EVE: A Night With Guy Lombardo BY DAVID SCOTT For forty-eight consecutive years Guy Lombardo was North America’s “Mr. New Year’s Eve”. Despite disapproval from his father and Canadian radio stations alike, Lombardo and His Royal Canadians blazed a path from Huron County to the Big Apple the likes of which has never been seen before or since. July 5 to August 19 THE BERLIN
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Bluewater Summer Playhouse
2017 Playbill: Walk Like a Man: July 11-13  Paul Fracassi wows his audiences with his vocal resemblance to Frankie Valli. Wally’s Café: July 18-21 Wally Murdock buys a diner on the wrong side of the road that goes to Las Vegas. Schemes, heartache and good old-fashioned mayhem ensues. Leisa Way – Across the Pond: July 25-July 28 Join Leisa Way and the sensationally talented 5-piece Lonely Hearts Club Band, as they celebrate 50 years of British pop and rock music. Canadian Rock – Canadian XSports: August 2-3 The band’s stage show incorporates a hockey
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Pelee Island Wine Pavilion
The island is home to Pelee Island Winery's vineyards and wine pavilion where several tours are available from May to October. Tours include the pavilion and a wine appreciation seminar. Monday through Friday, it offers a group package featuring a walking tour of the facility, sampling of five unique wines and a barbecue lunch. Visitors can tour the pavilion grounds and learn about the island's unique history; the reason why it's such a great place to grow grapes. Knowledgeable tour guides explain the mechanical design of an antique European Grape Press. They also provide an overview of the
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Huron Country Playhouse & Huron Country Playhouse II
Located in a picturesque country setting, Huron Country Playhouse is just minutes from Grand Bend and sparkling Lake Huron in the heart of Ontario's West Coast. This popular vacation destination is full of charm and endless possibilities to discover breathtaking beaches, culinary delights, outstanding accommodations, unique shopping and countless recreational pursuits. There are 650 theatre seats in the mainstage, and the Playhouse II has been completely renovated with a fully raked 300-seat auditorium. Infrared hearing and wheelchair access are available to patrons who require special
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King's Wharf Theatre
Nestled within Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene on Georgian Bay, the King's Wharf Theatre is a pleasantly rustic, 385-seat venue that offers all the comforts of a modern facility. Flanked by the historic buildings of a 19th-century British naval and military base, the theatre is located at the end of a beautiful boardwalk that looks onto the home port of replica sailing ships H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Tecumseth. The site is a perfect location for picnics as well as stepping back in time to see what a sailor's life was like in the 1800's. A visit to the King's Wharf Theatre takes only 45
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Two Creeks Conservation Area
The trail head map is located near the picnic pavilion. The cycling trails are marked with a triangle and are quite narrow. Hikers should respect cyclists' right of way on these trails to avoid collisions. The Memorial Groves and its benches provide a tranquil space ideal for quiet reflection. The Peace Garden is an area set aside south of the Memorial Groves to honour past, present and future Canadian peacekeepers. From June to early September, visitors may enjoy an evening of music and refreshments at free outdoor concerts. The Weil Stage, the only outdoor amphitheatre in the area, hosts
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The Livery - Goderich Little Theatre
The historic Livery Theatre was once a harness shop and stable in downtown Goderich, and now houses the Goderich Little Theatre and arts and culture in Goderich. Live theatre, live music, film festival, and many other special events.   The 39 Steps- Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Opens May 4th. Show times are May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12,13 at 8pm and May 7 at 2pm.    The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood:Experience Out-door
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Science North
Science North inspires people of all ages to engage with the science in the world around them. Science North's fun and friendly approach to science education is led by Bluecoats - real scientists and science communicators who make interacting with the exhibits and live ambassador animals even more informative and fun. NEW! IMAX® with Laser ‒ February 2016 Science North is proud to be among the first IMAX® theatres in Canada to offer moviegoers the latest 
in IMAX technology. IMAX with Laser represents a quantum leap forward in cinema experiences with the sharpest, brightest,
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Midland Cultural Centre
Experience exciting concerts, shows and events at the Midland Cultural Centre all year long! Looking for live entertainment options without the crowds in an intimate venue with a state-of-the-art sound system that musicians rave about? Midland Cultural Centre has something that appeals to every taste. Upcoming Events at the MCC in Midland, Ontario:  Nov 11                  Tribute to Artie Shaw and his Gramercy - 7pmNov 18 & 19          Downtown Midland
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Charles W. Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame
Parry Sound’s Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts overlooks the waterfront as the crowning jewel of the community. It proudly holds the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to the hockey hero’s accomplishments through a film, memorabilia and interactive hockey games. The Festival Performance Hall hosts the Festival of the Sound, which is Canada's premier summer music festival mid-July to mid-August on beautiful Georgian Bay. The acoustically perfect concert hall, licensed bar and waterfront patio make this a memorable venue as patrons can watch stunning
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Providence Bay Agricultural Fair
The Providence Bay Agricultural Society hosts the annual Providence Bay Agricultural Fair in Providence Bay on the South Shore of Manitoulin Island. This annual event has been a staple in the island culture for over 130 years.   Guests from all over flock to this small community the third weekend in August every year to be entertained by local and provincial vendors and entertainers. Events run rain or shine all weekend long. The annual Ambassador competition kicks off the weekend on Friday evening starting at 7:30. The parade running from the beach to the fair grounds starts at
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Midland Tours Inc.
The Miss Midland & the Serendipity Princess Boat Cruises - Georgian Bay/Muskoka Take a morning or afternoon sightseeing cruise and experience the sparkling water, windswept pines and rocky grandeur of Muskoka/Georgian Bay’s 30,000 islands – the finest cruising area in the northern hemisphere. You may wish to enjoy a lovely cruise before dinner, or for the perfect ending to a carefree summer day, we offer memorable Sunset Cruises among the beautiful islands of Muskoka/Georgian Bay where you can dance or sing along with the evening’s entertainment or simply relax and
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The Beausejour Inn & Restaurant
The Beausejour Inn and Restaurant is a rustic country inn set in northern Ontario among the beauty of backcountry wilderness. Owners Wendy and Bob Lacombe along with their dedicated staff will greet you as you enjoy the many amenities offered at this cozy establishment. The restaurant is fully equipped with a licensed bar and dining room that can entertain any large function or gathering. Our focus for quality food has always been a priority.  Our staff is committed to assist in making your dining experience a memorable occasion. Specialized menus can be made to accommodate your special
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Goderich Lions Harbour Park
Lions Harbour Park maintains gorgeous flowerbeds and landscaping in "Canada's Prettiest Town". The park contains washrooms, a picnic pavilion, playground and a bandshell that hosts band concerts every Sunday evening at 7 pm during summer. The Celtic Roots Festival also runs at the park on the first weekend in August. The view overlooking the harbour is spectacular and visitors can see several storm stripped tree sculptures and a metal sculpture memorial to the Goderich tornado disaster.
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Huron Pioneer Threshers & Hobby Assoc. Show
September 8-11, 2016 (Show dates: September 9-11) at Blyth Campgrounds and Community Centre Featured Antique Tractor:  International Featured Antique Car:  Ford Model T Featured Lawn & Garden Equipment: International Gas Engines Working display demonstrations Sawmill Threshing Machines Horse Demonstrations Corn Roast each night Lots to do for the whole family, Kiddie tractor pulls, Pedal tractor pulls Indoor and outdoor vendors & Flea Market Log Cabin with Quilting Demonstrations   Thursday morning: Tractor Drive to Breakfast  Thursday afternoon:
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Chi-Cheemaun Ferry (South Baymouth) - Owen Sound Transportation Co.
Cruise across Georgian Bay aboard the MS Chi-Cheemaun. This passenger and vehicle ferry provides daily sailings from mid-May to mid-October, connecting passengers to Manitoulin Island for a special family vacation or relaxing getaway. See historic sites and stunning vistas while sailing between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island. The ferry has complete cafeteria service, a children's play area, indoor and outdoor lounges and a gift shop-news stand. The Chi-Cheemaun also offers passengers live entertainment, from Traditional Storytelling to live concerts along with three-course, gourmet dinners,
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Mindemoya Market
Mindemoya Market with a Café and Live Music - open June 24 to September 9, 2017 every Saturday 9 am - 12:30 pm at the arena, King St., Mindemoya Fresh Produce in Season, Baking, Preserves, Local Artists, Woodworking, Cro-hooking, Knitting, Sewing, Jewellery, Pottery, Photography  The Mindemoya Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings! With a variety of live music and a café it’s more like a mini-festival, but there are lots of vendors too, most with products they have grown or made by hand themselves. Local gardeners bring
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Rachel's Bakery & 50's Diner
This Warm & Friendly Place - where you get great "Comfort Food" served in a nostalgic, 50's atmosphere! Features All-Day breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Menu, homemade bread and baked goods made with quality ingredients. Meats and fresh produce are locally sourced. Homemade burgers, frozen dinners and pot pies. Thin crust pizzas made to order. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options, Espresso & Fair Trade fresh ground flavoured or specialty coffees, herbal and specialty teas, delicious pies, ice cream and Take Out. Patrons may enjoy outdoor porch seating, screened in patio, fountain and
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Municipality of Meaford - Memorial Park
The Municipality of Meaford Memorial Park is one of Ontario’s few waterfront campgrounds. This picturesque park boasts 400 metres of shoreline, a picnic area, playground equipment and a snack bar. Visitors can enjoy a miniature golf course and woodland trails. All of the trailer sites are either on Georgian Bay or a very short walk from Memorial Park’s very own beach. The campground has running water, showers, toilets and full service hookups. There are 135 sites serviced with hydro and water of which 63 sites have sewer, hydro and water. Open for camping from May 1- October 20
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The Docks Restaurant & Bar
The Docks Restaurant & Bar in Bayfield accesses locally grown and produced foods whenever possible so diners are able to experience first hand Huron County's fresh meats and seasonally fresh produce. This comfortable restaurant is owned by Chef Colin Corriveau. He has created a menu with a wide selection of appetizers, salads and entrees that will satisfy all tastes and appetites. Favourites are local specialties like Metzger's AAA Black Angus beef cuts, burgers and smoked pork chops and freshly caught Lake Huron fish. More exotic creations include Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean and
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Harrison Park Inn Restaurant
Our Service: You are our top priority at Harrison Park Inn Restaurant and we want your experience to be one that you share with your friends along the way. We are very accommodating to special needs and we serve you with courtesy and friendliness. Gluten free options are available. Dining room: We offer comfortable and casual dining in our main dining room. With paintings on the wall from local artisans, carved wooden geese overhead, a stained glass window depicting nature, a large rock faced fireplace and open vaulted wooden ceilings, it is a truly remarkable building with a feeling of
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Town of Petrolia
You’ll Be Surprised! Petrolia, in the 19th century was the birthplace of the world’s oil refining industry and the richest town in Canada. Remnants of the oil boom glory days are still visible in town. The downtown is attractively styled in keeping with its heritage of manicured parks, flowerbeds, well-tended properties and library. Mansions complete with elegant woodwork, ostentatious towers and stained glass windows can be seen as outlined in a heritage walking tour brochure of Petrolia. Boutiques, restaurants, bed and breakfast homes, golf and live theatre entertain visitors.
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Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games
“Pants Optional- Kilts Optimal” This July, treat yourself and your family to a weekend that will be fondly remembered for many years to come. Come to Ontario’s Scottish Destination, Kincardine, Ontario for the premier Scottish event of the year; the 17th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games, July 1, 2 & 3, 2016. Friday, July 1 will be particularly awesome with fireworks over the harbour. Thrill to the spectacle of 30 Pipe Bands, 160 Highland Dancers, and feats of strength and skill in traditional Highland sports. There will be first class musical
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Kingsville Folk Music Festival & Pelee Island Winery
The 4th Annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival is a celebration of all styles of music, boasting 4 daytime session stages and evening main stage on the shores of Lake Erie in Canada’s most southern town. More than 30 award-winning, national and international performers, including Cowboy Junkies, Sylvia Tyson, Jimmy Rankin, Harry Manx, Splash N Boots and many more, juried artisans, local food vendors, award-winning Pelee Island Wines and Lonsbery Farm craft beers. Join us as we Celebrate Family! with expanded children’s workshops, activities and performers and a pancake breakfast.
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Community Waterfront Heritage Centre
The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre is located at the harbour in Owen Sound's former 1930's CN Railway Station. The museum displays all sorts of historical artifacts relating to the marine and railway industries that helped to shape the city as a major Great Lakes port. Exquisite models of ships adorn the exhibits and a full size railway dining car awaits inspection by visitors. From mid-June to mid-August, the site hosts Harbour Nights Sunday Concerts with a variety of live entertainment in summer. The famous Ancaster Tug is displayed beside the building and visitors can tour the
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Midland Tours Inc. (Penetanguishene)
The Miss Midland & the Serendipity Princess - Georgian Bay/Muskoka  Take a morning or afternoon sightseeing cruise and experience the sparkling water, windswept pines and rocky grandeur of Muskoka/Georgian Bay’s 30,000 islands – the finest cruising area in the northern hemisphere. You may wish to enjoy a lovely cruise before dinner, or for the perfect ending to a carefree summer day, we offer memorable Sunset Cruises among the beautiful islands of Muskoka/Georgian Bay where you can dance or sing along with the evening’s entertainment or simply relax and enjoy our
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Victoria Playhouse Petrolia
FIDDLER ON THE MOOSE - A MUSICAL RIDE ACROSS CANADA with JESSE and FriendsMAY 2 -19VPP favourite Jesse Grandmont leads us on a musical celebration from coast to coast, of great Canadian bands and artists...sharing humorous Canadian tidbits (and timbits) along the way.THE BIRDS AND THE BEES by Mark Crawford - THE NEW HIT COMEDY Everyone’s Buzzing AboutMAY 30-JUNE 17You’ll laugh out loud as The Birds and the Bees tackles sex, love, family, beekeeping…and the artificial insemination of turkeys.HAPPY TOGETHER 1967 - MUSIC and MEMORIES of CANADA’S CENTENNIAL YEARJULY
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Municipality of Leamington
Leamington is a small town with big city amenities situated on the north shore of Lake Erie. Leamington enjoys the best of every season: long warm summers, dazzling winters and everything wonderful in between. The award-winning marina has become the jewel of the shoreline with ample docks, patio, pavilion and play area for the whole family. A beach, playground, splash pad, and washrooms are located at Seacliff Park for everyone to enjoy. Leamington has a vibrant arts and culture scene including the Leamington Arts Centre and the newly remodeled Bank Theatre. Point Pelee National
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Tubby's Lounge & Gastropub
Tubby's Lounge & Gastropub goes the extra fathom in Tobermory to please diners with discriminating tastes. For starters, Kids 5 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal! Multi-ethnic appetizers include Naan Bread, Feta Bruschetta and Antojitos. Equally diverse classic entrées feature Spaghetti Bolognese, Curried Chicken, Teriyaki Stir Fry, Penne Primavera, Savoury Roma Crepe and the ever favourite Georgian Bay Whitefish. Lighter fare such as salads, wraps, burgers and pizza are equally pleasing as they are created with always fresh ingredients and innovative recipes
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Kincardine Lighthouse
Kincardine Lighthouse is perhaps the best known lighthouse on Lake Huron since it directly overlooks the harbour close to the downtown core. The 24-metre high, octagonal tower is topped by an iron cupola and stands above the former lightkeeper's quarters. Since 1881 keepers fueled the light with kerosene to guide ships into the busy harbour until the beacon was replaced by an electric light in 1922. The building now houses the Kincardine Yacht Club and the museum where visitors may explore intriguing marine heritage displayed throughout its yacht club lounge, bedrooms, navigation room and
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Discovery Harbour
The naval base at Discovery Harbour brings to life the era when the British navy ruled the waves. Visitors may stroll waterside boardwalks and chat with costumed officers and crew aboard a replica schooner and explore the military barracks to see what a sailor’s life was like on the frontier. Ship sawyers, carpenters and blacksmiths reenact the tradesmen who kept the fleet afloat. The historic site also contains the King's Wharf Theatre, which is operated by Drayton Entertainment Company that brings professional  theatre shows to the location during summer.
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Exeter Ram Rodeo
Follow the road to South Huron for a weekend of adventure and great family entertainment that you won’t want to miss. The Exeter Ram Rodeo thunders back into town on August 5, 6 & 7, 2016. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Exeter Rodeo. The Committee is excited to announce that Amber Marshall, who stars as Amy Fleming on the CBC family drama Heartland, will be attending Saturday's performance and will be co-announcing the rodeo. Coming from Nashville, home town boy and country music artist, Zach Neil will be performing in the tent Saturday evening directly following the
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Gore Bay Museum
The Gore Bay & Western Manitoulin Museum is located at the end of Dawson Street at the top of the hill next to the courthouse where it once served as the jail and jailer's residence. An 1890 jail cell is still intact, complete with inscribed prisoners’ graffiti. The building has unusual artifacts and photographs of the town's early settlers. The museum contains marine relics from the days when Gore Bay was a shipping port and a collection of military artifacts from both World Wars. Visitors can see extraordinary mounted birds and fossils that are all indigenous to the island. A
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Whitecaps at the Bend
Whitecaps at the Bend is a friendly pub in downtown Grand Bend that is a Great Lakes BBQ legend for locals & visitors alike, open year round. Enjoy great food, live bands and open jams, DJ’s and dancing, darts, billiards or catch the game on the big screens with multiple satellite sports coverage.Whatever your reason for coming to Whitecaps, you'll always have a great time. This turn-of-the-century Main Street building is now a Grand Bend hot spot that brings fun, food and friends together. Try our 14 beer selections on tap, perfectly smoked in-house ribs, pulled pork & brisket
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