Pointe au Baril Real Estate
Pointe au Baril is a community in the Canadian province of Ontario, located on the east coast of Georgian Bay.
The community is located in the township of The Archipelago in the Parry Sound District.
Pointe au Baril was named after the barrel on the point that originally (1870s) marked the treacherous entry to the main channel from the open water of Georgian Bay.
The village has a North Shore and a South Shore road but islander travel is by boat. The village is referred to as The Station by most residents. Pointe au Baril Station is well suited for launching water craft and is supported by many marinas and a substantial public dock.
The area is now primarily a cottage community on Highway 69. The channels and islands of the region make it a boating, fishing and islander paradise. It has also become a destination for snowmobiling in the winter months.
There are many community events in Pointe au Baril including the Winter Whirl carnival held the first weekend in February, The Canada Day festivities and Pickerel Dinner and The Annual Lobster Fest held the third weekend in July. The ducky race is another local festival held in Pointe au Baril organized by the North Eastern Georgian Bay Snowmobile Club right in downtown Pointe au Baril. Summertime events also include Arts on the Bay Dinner theatre in the Pointe au Baril Community Centre.
Pointe au Baril has a community centre with a library in it. The town also offers an ice rink and playground. Pointe au Baril also has a Nursing Station and an Emergency response team.
Pointe au Baril's cottage community is largely water access and is home to many marinas.