Be Bear Wise   

One of the most rewarding aspects of spending time in the great outdoors is spotting the many different types of wildlife with whom we share this great land.

Our surprise visitor in late June (see below) reminds us that boaters, cottagers, hikers and all who embrace escaping the confines of the city must expect, and respect, surprise encounters with wildlife.

Generally, bears want to avoid humans, but occasionally they wander within proximity in search of food.

Click here for information and tips on how to remove bear attractants and prevent bear encounters (Bear Wise tips are applicable to other wildlife, too).

Be Bear Wise - it's the first step in living harmoniously with our wildlife neighbours!


July 2017

Surprise Visitor

This first sighting of a bear on the property (that anyone can remember) occurred Sunday, June 25, at 7:15am, when security cameras tracked this visit from arrival at the Lefroy Harbour south entrance to exit, without incident.

As we share the great outdoors with our wildlife community, we encourage guests to treat ALL wildlife respectfully, avoid close encounters, and do NOT approach for a better look or picture!

Please ensure all food garbage is deposited in the garbage bins (not left outside boats in garbage receptacles), and garbage bin lids remain closed at all times.

Please also report sightings of any concern to marina staff asap.

Cardboard Boat Race

Cardboard Boat Race

"But will it float?" is always the big question at the annual Lefroy Harbour Resorts Cardboard Boat Race!

Come out and enjoy the fun this Saturday, July 15, on the Lefroy Harbour Beach!

10am-noon: boatbuilding
Noon: hotdog lunch provided for participants ($2 for spectators)
1pm: race begins 

Early-Bird Contest Winners

Congratulations to Tony and Cynthia Pacheco and family - winner of the June early-bird random draw of entries to date for our 2017 Lefroy Harbour Resorts Photo Contest! They win a $25 gift certificate for Harbour House Grill!

If you have not yet started submitting photos, you'll want to do so before next week's July random draw of entries to date.

To enter, simply email photos to
Note: Images shot at high-quality settings/resolution will be considered for our annual Dock Talk print brochure and future boat show light box displays! 

Overall first-place winners.
Thank You For Your Support!

In support of Mully Children's Family, this year's Lefroy Harbour Golf Classic was another huge success!

Thank you to all who participated and to those who generously contributed auction prizes.

A huge shout-out, also, to the volunteers who contributed their time and experience - we couldn't have done it without you!  

Yacht Club Facelift

A recent facelift to the Lefroy Harbour Resorts Yacht Club features new energy-efficient lighting, flooring, tables and chairs, plus a coffee centre and coin-operated pool table.

Contact Linda to reserve the Yacht Club for your next family or group get-together.

Photo by Mehreen Shahid, Orillia Packet & Times.
Christmas in June Winners

Featured in the Orillia Packet & Times, the Crown Royal captured first prize at Christmas in June, Port of Orillia, last month.

Congratulations to Lefroy Harbour's Rhonda and Ed Smith for their award-winning "Candyland" decorations! 

Jason Redman
Harbour House Grill Update

Enjoy the best in dockside food and entertainment, with daily specials and live music throughout the summer!

  • Friday, July 14: Michael Constantini
  • Saturday, July 15: Erin's Fire - Duo
  • Friday, July 21: Jason Redman
  • Saturday, July 22: Deb and Da Boys - Trio
  • Friday, July 28: Michael Constantini
  • Saturday, July 29 - The Marine Band featuring Rick, Manny and their 5-piece band!
  • All of August - Put on your dancing shoes - Arizona Jimmy is back!


During Barrielicious, enjoy your choice of a 3-course menu for only $30! By reservation only, and when making your reservation, you must state that it is for Barrielicious. Call 705-456-3663.

Click here for Barrielicious Menu details.


Celebrating their fifth season at Lefroy Harbour, the team at Harbour House Grill would like to thank all boaters they've come to appreciate as customers and as friends!

An extra-special thank you goes out to all who supported their Canada Day charity event - raising $2,109 for "Million Dollar Smiles," which helps build sanitary playgrounds for children with cancer!

Upcoming Special Events

Mark your calendar now, and watch Facebook, our Events page on and Dock Talk for further details as they become available:
  • July 15 - Cardboard Boat Race
  • August 5-7 - Kempenfest Barrie
  • August 7-12 - Summer Rendezvous
  • August 11-13 - Orillia Waterfront Festival
  • August 19 - Sandcastle Saturday Tournament
  • September 9 - Fall Fair