Evidence of later Paleo-Indian settlements have been found on Manitoulin Island and near Killarney.
At the time of European contact, the Ojibwe and Ottawa First Nations, both of whom call themselves Anishinaabe (plural: Anishinaabeg), lived along the northern, eastern and western shores of Georgian Bay.
The Huron (or Wendat) and Tionontati inhabited the lands along the southern coast, having migrated from the northern shores of Lake Ontario.
Names of islands such as "Manitoulin" (from Gitchi Manitou, the Great Spirit who left the bay as a source of life for the first people) and "Giant's Tomb" are indicative of the richness of the cultural history of the area.
The western part of the bay, from Collingwood north, and including Manitoulin, Drummond, Cockburn and St. Because of its size and narrowness of the straits joining it with the rest of Lake Huron, which is analogous to if not as pronounced as the separation of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, There are tens of thousands of islands in Georgian Bay.Aboriginal communities continue to live on their territories and practise their cultural traditions.The first European to visit this area was likely Étienne Brûlé, who at age less than 20, in 1610 was sent to live as an interpreter trainee with the Onontchataronon, an Algonquian people of the Ottawa River.Our daters in Parry Sound are mostly between the ages of 28-38 and are looking for anything, if that’s not what you’re looking for don’t worry!We have members of all ages and looking for all kinds of different things in the areas around Parry Sound, Ontario.