AACM Takes Georgian Bay!

By Vanessa Patterson

On Monday July 23, we will be travelling to Midland, Ontario to see the largest freshwater archipelago in the world, the Thirty Thousand Islands.

Georgian Bay in July is certainly a site to see, with sparkling waters and stunning foliage.


The Thirty Thousand Islands are a staple of cottage country in Ontario and visiting feels like a waterside vacation.

The area is so beautiful that it inspired Canada’s Group of Seven. A group of artists who painted landscapes, from 1920-1930, that can be seen in art galleries across all of Canada.

The cruise will explore the islands, so passengers can admire the scenery that instigated the Group of Seven to create their iconic art.

The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. and our first destination will be a stop and shop at the Tanger Outlet in Cookstown. The Tanger Outlet houses numerous outlet stores. Usually the “stop and shops” are at smaller venues so this larger outlet mall will be an interesting new experience for travelers!

In the afternoon, the group will be embarking on the main event, the cruise with Midland Tours Inc. on their boat the “Miss Midland”. This is where travelers will experience the distinctive windswept pines and eclectic rock formations synonymous with Georgian Bay. During the cruise travelers will enjoy lunch, simultaneously feeding their appetite while feeding their soul with the unique landscape.

The fresh air and the change of scenery make afternoon cruises like this a favourite trip among AACM members. Travel coordinator Marie Stewart says, “When you’re on the water it's calming, I used to go fishing and just being on the water is relaxing.”

Stewart also shared that aside from the scenery, the camaraderie and socialization of travelling as a group is the highlight of trips with AACM.

If you missed out on this trip, don’t worry! Tickets for our Hamilton Harbour Cruise will be going on sale Monday, July 30th, so you too can experience the serenity that comes with attending one of AACM’s cruises.



Samantha Payne