Big Bay is situated on picturesque County Road 1, and is an ideal stopping point for day trippers traveling by car, motorcycle or bike. Grab a home-made ice cream and skip stones!

Local Gems

Island View Drive
Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0

Simply scrumptious cones & sundaes, milk shakes & floats. Baked Goods ~ Preserves ~ Groceries ~ Videos ~ Light Lunches ~ Hand Made GiftsHours - Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 12noon - 9pm.Closes earlier on Sundays.Through the week they may be open by chance or by appointment. It is best to call ahead.

Spring Indian Falls Waterfalls Photo
318616 Grey Road 1
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N4

The main natural feature of this site is the horseshoe shaped waterfall, named after the Newash Indian tribe who lived in this area at one time. The 15 metre high waterfall was formed by the erosion of soft Queenston shale beneath hard Manitoulin dolomite, in a manner similar to Niagara Falls. see also


Paths will lead you to various areas of the garden where you will find benches. This is the view from the iris bed swing.
504156 Grey Road 1
Big Bay
Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0

Our four acres of gardens are constantly evolving with rockeries, xeriscape gardens, ponds, perennial and shade gardens, unusual trees and shrubs. The gardens are open from May to Thanksgiving. 

Skinner's Bluff

For a spectacular view of ruralscapes and Georgian Bay this is the spot to bring your camera.