ruralroutes.com and ruralroutes.ca thank all of their supporters for 25 years of success!

The concept of rural tourism involves agri, eco, cultural, adventure, community based, historical, wine, rural craft, festival, bird-watching, photography, educational, sports, campsite, etc.This turn-key database is the perfect home based business for anyone that wants to escape the urban rat race. Talk to us.

Read about buying this website as the owner is retiring.

Click to return to website.


Pointe au Baril

Phone : (705) 366-2564
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Pointe-Au-Baril-Station

Pointe-Au-Baril-Station, ON (Nearby: Byng Inlet, Britt, Pickerel, Nobel, Waubaushene)

  • 1909

69 Hwy
Pointe-Au-Baril-Station, Ontario
P0G 1K0


Ontario Tourism Region : Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 237. In Harrison T., Parry Sound Dist. at the tip of a point on the E shore of Georgian Bay, 50 km. by boat NW of Parry Sound.
  • The post office was established as Pointe au Baril in 1892. The story goes that a barrel of whisky lost by fur transporters was found the following spring by a party of French traders stranded on an island at the entrance to Pointe au Baril Channel.
  • After drinking the whisky they placed the empty cask on a pole as a beacon. Another version is that fur traders placed a light in a barrel on shore to guide them back to land after they had finished their evening's fishing.
  • Postcards above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email lmarcolin@aol.com


Address of this page: http://www.ruralroutes.com/pointeaubaril



Need driving directions? Enter your location:

Pointe au Baril, Phone : (705) 366-2564

Have something to say about Pointe au Baril?

Tell us, and we'll tell the world!

Your name:
Your email address:
Your phone number:
(optional)   
Your Review:

Phil Cole on 29-Apr-10
The most beautiful, wonderful place in this solar system!

Visitors to this page: 13,310     This record last updated: February 8, 2010

Off the beaten track:
  • Pointe au Baril, 1km
  • Ojibway Island, 4km
  • Georgian Inlet, 7km
  • Niweme, 8km
  • Manbert, 10km
  • Skerryvore, 9km
  • Naiscoot, 12km
  • Shawanaga Landing, 10km
  • Pointe au Baril Station, 10km
  • Harris Lake, 17km
  • Adanac, Parry Sound area, 17km
  • Brooks Landing, 19km
  • Shawanaga, 17km
  • Dillon, 20km
  • Britt Station, 26km
  • North Magnetawan, 23km
  • Drocourt, 26km
  • Madigans, 20km
  • Snug Haven, 26km
  • Snug Harbour, Killbear Provincial Park area, 26km
  • South Magnetawan, 25km
  • Still River, 31km
  • Bekanon, 33km
  • Woods, 24km
  • Mowat, 33km
  • Shebeshekong, 27km
  • Burton, Magnetawan area, 28km
  • Killbear Park, 30km
  • Ludgate, 37km
  • Key River, 37km
  • Pakesley, 39km
  • Cranberry, 39km
  • Carling, 31km
  • Lost Channel, French River area, 39km
  • Bolger Bridge, 32km
  • Bolger, 32km
  • Key Harbour, 41km
  • Pickerel, 46km
  • Ardbeg, 33km
  • Wanikewin, 48km
  • Boakview, 36km
  • Bon Air, 51km
  • Depot Harbour, 41km
  • French River, Hwy 69, s. of Sudbury, 51km
  • Key Junction, 50km
  • Fleming's Landing, 45km
  • Bigwood, 53km
  • Seven Mile Narrows, 45km
  • Wahwashkesh, 40km
  • Waubamik, 39km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Long Lake, 4km
  • Mallard Lake, 7km
  • Cranberry Lake, 8km
  • Lost Tower Lake, 9km
  • Bird Lake, 10km
  • Moose Lake, 11km
  • Sucker Lake, 11km
  • Grouse Lake, 12km
  • Giroux Lake, 17km
  • Imrie Lake, 15km
  • Naiscoot Lake, 14km
  • Harris Lake, 17km
  • Argue Lake, 14km
  • Lockett Lake, 16km
  • Gordon Lake, 16km
  • Little Shebeshekong Lake, 16km
  • Northern Pike Lake, 19km
  • Brewery Lake, 16km
  • Evans Lake, 17km
  • Miner Lake, 22km
  • Three Legged Lake, 21km
  • Eagle Lake, 21km
  • Beaver Lake, 21km
  • Mirror Lake, 22km
  • Horseshoe Lake, 18km
  • Scott Lake, 18km
  • Wassagami Lake, 20km
  • Little Wilson Lake, 18km
  • Lone Tree Lake, 19km
  • Seesee Lake, 19km
  • Timber Wolf Lake, 20km
  • Christie Lake, 22km
  • Lily Lake, 23km
  • Little Lakes, 23km
  • Rock Island Lake, 18km
  • Granite Lake, 19km
  • Wilson Lake, 20km
  • West Taylors Lake, 23km
  • Rainy Lake, 20km
  • Spruce Lake, 24km
  • Apple Lake, 20km
  • Long Moose Lake, 23km
  • Black Oak Lake, 21km
  • Owl Lake, 21km
  • Mazur Lake, 22km
  • Turtle Lake, 22km
  • Moose Lake, 30km
  • Miskokway Lake, 23km
  • Kibeong Lake, 22km
  • Wiwassasegen Lake, 22km