If you enjoy history, welcome to Midland! Since the first European settlement west of Quebec, established here in 1639, and the prior aboriginal settlement in the area, both Native and European history is available for discovery at a variety of parks and museums. Two museums, plus Ste. Marie among the Hurons and Discovery Harbour tell of over four hundred years of Canada's history.
Huronia Museum & Huron Ouendat Village
This is an easy 5 minute walk from our back yard. Here you will find artifacts ranging from over 11,000 yrs old to pioneer collections, plus an art gallery. The Museum also includes an interesting gift shop, with native items and historic books, etc. You will also find Canada's first re-created Indian village on the site.
Huronia Museum & Indian Village
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
5 minutes by car on Highway 12. A 17th Century, nationally significant historic site, recreated on it's original location with outdoor exhibits and an extensive inter-active museum. Well worth a visit; allow at least 2 hours.
Ste. Marie Among the Hurons
Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene.
10 minutes by car. A 19th-century site of British Navy and Military on the Bay. Home of tallships H.M.S. Tecumseth and the Bee, and the King's Wharf Theatre. The very scenic harbour, the restaurant overlooking the harbour and tall ships are open in the summer.
Discovery Harbour just had it's 200th anniversary and completed new exhibits centering on the tall ship H.M.S. Tecumseth.
Penetanguishene Centennial Museum -
Close to the town dock, at 13 Burke Street. A history of one of Ontario's oldest communities, newly renovated, with the original general store.
National shrine honouring Jesuit missionaries who lived in Huronia, 350 years ago. Limestone church and wood interior, representing the blending of two cultures, and two spiritualities. Just East of Midland on Highway l2.
Last of the Clyde built Edwardian Steamships in the world (built in 1907) 350 feet long - and it's located just 5 minutes from Midland in Port McNicoll! This is a tremendous addition to our historic area. Phone 705 534 7070.
For more information on local tourism information visit the Southern Georgian Bay web site.