No ParkingThe parking scenario has changed dramatically for the 2015 season.  Gone are the public lots at Snug Harbour and Bayfield Inlet, they’re now resident-only.  A $50 parking ticket will be issued (as I unfortunately found out) for parking in those lots.

SPECIAL BYNG INLET NOTICE:  Wright’s marina is no longer interested in launching or landing kayaks.  A definitely rude lady made this abundantly clear on my last voyage out (“I see you’re launching a kayak”).  Boy was she snarky, despite my having paid parking in full for ten days.   See below for parking places and current fees for the 2015 season:

Location Marina Phone Daily fee Launch fee
Snug Harbour Gilly’s (705) 342-5552 $7.50 Public dock
Dillon Dillon Cove Marina and Resort (705) 342-5431
Bayfield Inlet Thompson Marine (website currently offline) (705) 366-2235
Byng Inlet Ice Cream on the Rocks (705) 383-0955 $10.00 $4.00
Key River Key Marine Resort (website currently offline) (705) 383-2308 $10.00 $5.00
Killarney Chikanishing Creek (permits at George Lake)  (705) 287-2900 $14.00

Let us know of your parking adventures, and we’ll keep this table updated.


  1. Laura Tripp says:

    I met a lovely woman yesterday in Britt who is charging $10 for parking & launch from her waterfront place further out the mouth than Wrights / Ice cream on the rocks. It is $5 for every subsequent day. She also has a simple bunkie on the water that can sleep up to 5 and rents for $50 a night (outdoor showers, etc.) She gave me a card – Cheryl ( and cell-705-716-0811. Hope that helps her and kayakers out!

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