Rainy Day Guide

Are you bummed out by a rainy day? Well there is no need to be! The Heart of Georgian Bay has many attractions to offer, rain or shine!
Looking to learn something? We've got museums and historical attractions that are perfect on a rainy day!
Looking for a little friendly competition? We have quite a few places that cater to that as well! 

The following is a list of rain-friendly activities in the Heart of Georgian Bay!

8 Ball Express

A Pool and Billiard Hall to satisfy and entertain all of your pool needs! 

Castle Village & Enchanted Kingdom

Castle Village is largely an outdoor attraction, but also contains fun indoor activities for those rainy days! They offer three different types of escape rooms, each with a different story, and a different way to escape! Call ahead to book a 60-minute session for your family, to try to escape these tricky rooms! There is a also museum of artifacts to explore. Containing items like Ninja and Samuri swords, this place definitely peaks our interest on a rainy day!

The Georgian Grill Restaurant & 
Family Arcade


Arcade games and great food, what more could you need on a rainy day? The Georgian Grill offers both! Located right on Balm Beach, although the beach wouldn’t be a prime spot on a rainy day, you can still stop in to the Georgian Grill to get a famous hamburger, ice cream, or adult beverage, or play arcade games with the whole family! 

Knights Haven Bowling Lanes

In Penetanguishene during a thunderstorm? Fit some bowling into your schedule at the Knight’s Haven Bowling Lanes! They also offer glow-in-the-dark and snack bar.

Penetanguishene Centennial 
Museum & Archives


Exhibiting the history of one of Ontario’s oldest communities, this museum is in the orginal general store and lumber office of the C. Beck Lumber Company. This interesting place can’t be missed when looking to learn and experience something on a rainy day! Maybe even meet the ghost of Charles Beck.

Bayshore Lanes

Trying to escape the rain in a fun way? Check out Bayshore Lanes in Downtown Midland to get in some bowling! They offer Glow-in-the-Dark and Bingo Bowling if you want to try out something a little different! They have a full service snack bar, including a licensed bar. But the best part about this place is that they sometimes open up on rainy days that they are normally closed. Call ahead to make sure!


Crock A Doodle

Enjoy fun pottery painting in their bright and open studio. With their drop in style this place is a perfect stop on a rainy day! No appointment or reservation necessary to create some beautiful pottery! Open to people of all ages and artisic ability!

Huronia Museum

A replica of a ‘pre-contact’ Huron Wendat village, with a museum that tells the story of the North Simcoe area. Featuring thousands of historical artifacts, this is a great place to visit on a rainy day. The museum has four main themes; Huron and Ojibway First Nations Peoples, Marine History of Georgian Bay, Euro-Canadian and Canadian Culture Pertaining to Huronia and Art, Artists and Art Forms of the Georgian Bay Region.

Midland Cultural Centre

Are you a fan of the arts? The Midland Cultural Centre is the place to find visual, performing and culinary arts, all in one place! Consult their website for a listing of fantastic concerts and shows, or visit them today to explore the Quest Art Gallery or find a one-of-a-kind gift in their shop. And when you get hungry, grab a bite at the Roxy Cafe.

S.S. Keewatin


The S.S. Keewatin, the Titanic’s big sister ship, is a great place to tour rain or shine! Offering tours of the engine room and upper decks, you can really get a feel for what it would have been like to travel in style in the Edwardian era. Guided tours launch every 30 minutes, 10:00am – 3:30pm.