In most Ontario cities, locals stow away into their heated homes when the winter freeze begins. In Georgina, they bundle up and go join the tourists on the Lake. “The Ice Fishing Capital of North America,” Georgina is Ontario’s premier ice fishing destination and plays hosts to thousands of coffee-sipping tourists angling for pike and walleye throughout the winter. Glance out your back window in the middle of January and there’s a good chance you’ll see ice-fishing huts dotted across the entire scene. Georgina also features Ontario’s most extensive network of snowmobile trails. When the snowfall begins in this unique part of Ontario, the fun just begins.
During the nice-weather months, the 52-kilometre stretch of Lake Simcoe shoreline attracts a mixture of joggers, picnickers, fishermen, tanners, people-watchers, water-skiiers, and beer-tasters. Other outdoor attractions in Georgina include 7 neatly-manicured golf courses, a fish and bird sanctuary, butterfly museum, skate park, and numerous nature reserves, conservation areas, and walking trails.
Popular cultural attractions include Georgina Pioneer Village, the Stephen Leacock Theatre, and the Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery. The city is also home to a wealth of galleries, museums, theatres, and heritage sites. And, of course, if you’re really in the mood be entertained, you’ll find a lifetime’s worth of culture, nightlife, and hullaballoo an hour away in the big city.