September 28, 2023 Hours:
11 am to 4 pm

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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
Senior/Child $3
Pass Holders FREE
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Apr 06/2021
Museum From Home

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Please consider donating to keep the content flowing. Your support has never been more vital to the WPSDMuseum.

Donations of $25 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

 Jigsaw puzzles with a historical twist! Just click on the image to get started

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The puzzles will change monthly, so make sure you don't miss out on the fun!


What better way to relax then by colouring a historic postcard from our collection. Every Friday, 4 new colouring pages will be uploaded to the website. Just click on the link below and get your creative juices flowing!

Beatty Store Colouring Page

C.P.R Station Colouring Page

Pointe Au Baril Sailboats

Trestle Bridge

Westernland Ship

From Mowat Island

Parry Sound

Belvedere Hotel

Parry Sound Courthouse

Tower Hill Colouring Page

The Islands Colouring Page


Swing Bridge

Brag Load

Woman sitting on shoe

Sailboats Colouring Page

Milking Cow

Little Egypt Colouring Page

Fishing Scene Colouring Page

South American Ship Colouring Page

Easter Blessings

Easter Egg


Maple Leaf Forever Colouring Page


Cooking Scene

Magnetawan Rapids

West Parry Sound District Map!

This interactive map takes you through the downtown of Parry Sound & the district, highlighting some of the past businesses that used to be in the area. Just click on the points on the map to have some fun!

Have photographs of past district businesses, send them to Michaela Dickens, for your chance to have them included on the map.

West Parry Sound District Logging Map


By the late 1800s, the lumber industry was booming due to the construction of railroads through Ontario. For areas such as Parry Sound, the development of the Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound Railway in 1896, meant lumber could be shipped straight to eastern markets without trans-shipment points, leading to the increased success of lumber companies along the shores of Georgian Bay.


Virtual Exhibitions

Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied

Did you know that work on the Avro Arrow and Iroquois engine was done in Nobel? Many of the engines components were developed and tested here from 1946 to February 1959.



The History of Tower Hill: From Fire Detection to Tourist Attraction

Did you know that the Tower Hill observation tower is visted every year by roughly 20,000 people from all over  the world? Although this amazing place has always been a great tourist attraction, its history proves that it is much more than that!

In The Collection

In The Collection highlights artifacts that can be found in the permanent collection & occasionally on display in our special exhibits. Just click on the graphic to read past articles featured in the Parry Sound North Star.


The Museum, proudly sponsored by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is posting a new video each month exploring some of the many artifacts in the museum’s collection. Make sure to like and subscribe to get notified when we post new videos!



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Phone: 705-746-5365 Fax: 705-746-8775 E-mail
Funding provided by the
Government of Ontario.