Everyone loves to save a couple dollars while on vacation, with travelling costs and all that goes along with it, finding some cost saving activities is always a bonus. We have compiled this list of places and activities that you can take part in on a budget! Here in the Heart of Georgian Bay, there are a few things you can do to save a buck or two and still enjoy this beautiful place.
When you’re looking to cool off on a hot summer day, this park should be one of your first stops. Equipped with a fantastic splash pad, volleyball courts, beach and playground, there are many options for you to cool down! Walk through the path system to find historic statues and stories too. This place is perfect for kids of all ages, so don’t let those young ones stop you from having some summer fun as well!
Looking for a way to enjoy an evening outdoors? Thursday through Sunday in the summer months, you can enjoy free live music in public outdoor spaces. Starting with Balm Beach’s Busk till’ Dusk on Thursday evenings where musicians perform right on the beach! Next up is the Township of Tay’s Music in the Park on Fridays and Sundays. Finally, but certainly not least is the Bayside Summer Soiree that is put on in Penetanguishene’s Rotary Champlain Wendat Park on Friday evenings.
Free to attend and open to all, the Southern Georgian Bay Farmers Market is a great way to spend an bit of time checking out the farm-to-table goods produced in the region. Markets are held in two great locations, onein Victoria Harbour on Veterans Lane on Fridays from 3:30pm – 7:00pm. The second location being 526 Bay Street, in Midland, on Sunday mornings from 9:00am – 1:00pm. But the markets don’t stop when the snow falls! It just moves indoors, to the Huronia Museum! These great markets usually have a busker for some live music while you check out what our local farmers and shops have to offer!
We know traveling can come with many costs attached so we wanted to make this list to show you all the many things to do around the Heart of Georgian Bay at little to no cost! We hope this list helps when planning your cost saving vacation.
Written by Katie Lalonde, Tourism Marketing Assistant