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The Town of Midland is a dynamic community situated on Georgian Bay, based in the heart of one of our nation's most beautiful recreational areas.

Midland bustles in the spring and summer months as tourists and residents alike take advantage of the many opportunities. Its dynamic waterfront includes the picturesque harbour and waterfront trail for walking, biking and rollerblading. The summer season affords visits to the beautiful horticultural displays throughout Midland. Take a stroll through the hub of our downtown area and enjoy the array of boutiques, restaurants and services as well as the beautiful murals scattered throughout the downtown core.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. This world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Wendat nations. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life.

S.S. Keewatin

The S.S. Keewatin was launched in Scotland in 1907. It was handcrafted in an elegant Edwardian style, similar to that later adopted on a much grander scale by the builders of Titanic. The ship plied the Great Lakes as a passenger liner for the Canadian Pacific Railway until 1965. It is one of the last surviving examples of a fully equipped vessel from a time when luxury liners ruled the waters.

In 1967, the ship was moved to Saugatuck, Michigan, where Ronald J. Petersen restored it as a maritime museum. In the fall of 2011, it was purchased by Skyline Marine Inc. It made its triumphant return to Port McNicol in June 2012, about 100 years after starting service from that location.

The Wye Marsh

The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre was opened in 1969 as a nature reserve operated by Environment Canada. It is a non-profit organization that promotes an understanding of the vital role wetlands play within the ecosystem. Staff and volunteers are dedicated to conserving the Wye Marsh and the natural heritage of the Wye Valley while providing low impact educational, recreational and research opportunities to benefit present and future generations.

They offer trails to walk, bike and ski; trumpeter swan sightings; birds of prey, reptile and bee exhibits as well as guided canoe tours.

The Martyr’s Shrine

The Martyrs’ Shrine is the national shrine to the Canadian martyrs. This holy and historic site honours the eight Jesuit Saints who lived, worked and died here over 350 years ago. This was Canada’s national shrine of the Canadian Jesuit martyr’s. The initial shrine was in Waubashene in the early 1900s, just 12km from the present shrine we see today. However, Father John M Filion, The Superior for English-speaking Jesuits in Canada felt the need for a larger shrine. He purchased the Standin Brothers’ farm. Hiring local seamen and lumberyard workers to help with the construction, the shrine you see today was built. They aimed for a rustic theme that led to a unique design. The interior of the shrine sports an inverted canoe as its ceiling. Over 100,000 visitors come to the shrine each year, whether on pilgrimages or school trips. This is one of only two national shrines.

Huronia Museum

Huronia Museum features a replica of a pre-contact Huron/Wendat village including a lookout tower, wigwam and full-size longhouse. The museum also houses an exhibit gallery with tens of thousands of historic artefacts ranging from photographs, native archaeology and art by members of the Group of Seven and others.

To learn more about Midland and its exciting events and attractions, visit or drop in to the Town Dock Visitor Information Centre.

Tourism Midland
705 526 4610

Discover our Growers and Producers

Adam’s Honey
4562 Vasey Road
Victoria Harbour ON
705 716 5402

Beamish Honey
18 Country Club Lane
Oro-Medonte ON
705 730 4740

The Elegant Gourmet
235 King Street
Midland ON
705 528 0250

Everything Maple
1957 Gervais Road
Waubaushene ON
705 534 3434

Farm to Door
159 Balm Beach Road East
Midland ON

Georgian Bakery
253 King Street
Midland ON
705 526 6509

Métis Fish Market
741 Yonge Street
Midland ON
705 427 1427

The Mouse Trap
258 King Street
Midland ON
705 300 7335

Mundy’s Bay Honey
1021 Tay Point Road
Penetanguishene ON
705 528 3255

Olive Oil and Co
232 King Street
Midland ON
705 526 3463

Shana’s Baked Goods & Cafe
14558 Highway 12
Victoria Harbour ON
705 507 2317

Tay Point Farms
1349 Tay Point Road
Penetanguishine ON
705 529 5424

Test Batches Brewery
476 Hugel Avenue
Midland ON
705 540 9448

Thorganic Farms
716 10th Line
Thornton ON
Mike Madden
705 791 3247

Windlee Farms
10 Baseline Road North
Tiny ON
705 526 0769

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