Welcome

Wah Wah Taysee is a water-access cottage community on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay. The Association was formed to promote the property, environmental and social interests of the residents of the islands and shoreline of Georgian Bay from the north end of Monument Channel up to Twelve Mile Bay.

About Us

Wah Wah Taysee is a rocky windswept wilderness landscape, which has historically been one of the least developed areas in the southern Georgian Bay area, south of Parry Sound. The unique beauty and character of the area has been highlighted in the art of the Group of Seven and more recent visual artists. The area boasts exceptional natural values, and includes the Tadenac Club, which has applied to be recognized as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest.

The Association is a member of the Georgian Bay Association and participates actively on water quality and other environmental issues affecting Southern Georgian Bay.

A Story About the Founding of Wah Wah Taysee

Some of us remember when there was no “12 Mile Bay”road. No telephone service. No marina. But, there was the fun of all converging on the big dock attached to Shawniga Island to greet the thrilling arrival of the “88” boat, with guests coming down the gangplank, the mailbag being thrown down, and our mailbag being carried up. Groceries (ordered two days earlier) being hefted down, and all the kids boarding to buy ice cream cones or candy. If it was your birthday,be braced for the word to get out, and you’d be thrown in, just as the big boat moved off. The real adventurers would dive off the stern.

These were the times for the exchange of gossip and helpful info. There was little concern about “planning issues”, and it never entered our heads (at least, not mine) that we cottagers could exert any political power.

But, one evening in winter 1981, we all had phone calls from Jim and Brenda McCutcheon inviting us to dinner at their Toronto home. After a delicious meal, Jim challenged us to form a Wah Wah Taysee Association., in order to protect and preserve our beloved Georgian Bay. His initiative had our hearty response. In June, 1982, meeting at the home of Amy Brough/Beament, we formed a board, and nominated Fraser Hale as our President. The first few AGM’s were held at our cottage,” Minoyah” ,and later moved on to other cottages.

We have been saddened by the deaths of Fraser and Bev Hale, and, recently, Jim McCutcheon. We owe a lot to all those who have served and are now serving as our representatives. I bumped into Jim last summer at the marina, and tried to express our appreciation for his and Brenda’s role in the forming of our association. Characteristically,he changed the subject! As this is the 30th anniversary of the Association, Geoff and I have been thinking that it would be appropriate to pause and recognize our beginnings.

Thank you, Friends

Submitted by Muriel Beatty

Directions & Maps

Your hosts may use the King Bay Marina, or the Moose Deer Point Marina. Directions and maps for both are below.

King Bay Marina: (705) 375-2464

Getting to King Bay Marina from Toronto

Drive to Barrie on Hwy 400 north. As you come to the north end of Barrie, get in the right lane. Follow the sign for Parry Sound, which means taking what appears to be an exit but which is really a continuation of the 400.

Exit at 12 Mile Bay Road, 82 km north of the Barrie turn off.

Travel along the 12 Mile Bay Road about 18 km. When you see a sign for Moose Deer Marina, take the left fork on the road. 100 yards or so further there is another fork. Go left again.

Drive 2 km and you will see several docks and boats and a small store at King Bay Marina.

You must register your car and pay for parking at the store- it’s about $10 a day. If it’s closed when you get there, you can pay when you leave.

 

Moose Deer Point Marina: (705) 375-5155

Getting to Moose Deer Point Marina from Toronto

Drive to Barrie on Hwy 400 north. As you come to the north end of Barrie, get in the right lane. Follow the sign for Parry Sound, which means taking what appears to be an exit but which is really a continuation of the 400.

Exit at 12 Mile Bay Road, 82 km north of the Barrie turn off.

Travel along the 12 Mile Bay Road about 18 km. When you see a sign for Moose Deer Marina, follow it, off the road to the right. There is paid parking available at Moose Deer Point Marina.

 

Practical Information

Georgian Bay Association - Primers

Information on Private Navigation Buoys:

Information for water access cottages on Docks, Dredging and Blasting:

Safe Boating Rules & Regulations - boaterexam.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Garbage Information

The Township of Georgian Bay Waste Management Guide

Municipal Affairs

Township of Georgian Bay Official Plan

Contact Us

Contact the Wah Wah Taysee Association at:

info@wahwahtaysee.ca