Want to know more about Sans Souci?
Ontario is known for the beauty and pristine areas of our cottage country. But one of the best kept secrets of summer pastimes is Georgian Bay, or affectionately known by cottagers and boaters as G-Bay!
A little-known area about 30 minutes south of Parry Sound by boat is Sans Souci, French for ‘without care’. This corner of the bay was discovered by European explorer Samuel de Champlain who named Georgian Bay La Mer Douce – the gentle sea. First nations peoples and specifically the Anishinaabe people of Wasauksing have long known the beauty and importance of ‘Mnidoo Gami’ (Georgian Bay) and have been caretakers of the land, air and waters of this stunning UNESCO Biosphere for thousands of years.
Our family has known and loved Sans Souci since the late 1960’s where now 4 generations of King family members have grown up, learned to swim, paddle, sail and be caretakers of this beautiful part of the world.
The formation of the municipality now known as The Township of the Archipelago was the dream of my father C. W. (Wally) King. Wally is also the Founding Director of the Georgian Bay Land Trust (GBLT.org) which was created to protect the wilderness of our unique archipelago.
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Island life at Sans Souci is a different way of cottaging than many are used to. We are water-based, meaning you have a seaworthy boat to get there – big enough to haul your gear, your family and guests.
Food shopping and other supplies are to be planned for in advance and activities take into account the opportunities that different weather can bring. Blustery August days will content any sailors at heart, while the calm, warm and inner channels in the Sans Souci Area will satisfy canoeists, kayakers, SUP-ers, waterskiers/tubers and cliff jumpers, to say nothing of day picnic goers.
Sunscreen and hats are a must as the double whammy of the sun’s rays bounces off the clear and cool waters of the Bay.
Meet Me on the Dock
I look forward to introducing you to our Sans Souci.
Is island life for you?
Do you love boats? Do you love being around the water? Do you love sunsets? Do you love thunderstorms? Do you love puttering? Are you a do-it-yourselfer? Do you love the outdoors? Are peaceful days and nights take precedence? How do you feel about lazy reading on the dock days?
Is it time for another family to love your cottage home?
Do we leave the cottage to family members or is it better to sell it outright?
What are the tax implications for the sale of your beloved cottage home? (Canadians and Americans)
How can I sell my property if I am not able to be there in person?
Stories from the Bay
477 Mount Pleasant Rd
Toronto, ON M4S2L9