Near North Recreation is a family owned business that was established in 2008. We are surrounded by the picturesque 30,000 Islands in the heart of Georgian Bay, in the district of Parry Sound. There are many large and small lakes in the area ready to be explored. Located only 2 hours north of Toronto we are situated close to the Parry Sound District 10 Snowmobile Trail. This scenic trail system connects throughout Northern Ontario during the winter months. Whatever the season, we have everything you need to get outdoors and enjoy the magnificent views our area has to offer.
Garnet along with his wife Heather and son Ben started Near North Recreation in 2008. Over the past 9 years, what started as a dream of running a small family dealership, has grown into a busy marine & power sport business. While their son Ben has moved on to pursue his own ambitions, Garnet & Heather remain committed to continuing to grow the business. They are thankful for their many loyal customers and recognize that without them, their business would not be the success it is today.
With over 40 years’ experience in the service industry Garnet’s vast knowledge of the Powersports and Marine business is huge asset to the company. His methodical approach to service and repairs allows him to diagnose problems accurately and efficiently. He’s always happy to stop and chat with customers and answer any questions they may have.
Heather brings over 30 years’ customer service experience to the business. She is responsible for all areas of administration and customer care. You will find her working the counter, answering the phones, looking up parts or just taking a minute to stop and say hi.
Dan has been a valued part of the team since 2014. He ensures that our customers ATV’s, Snowmobiles and Boats are picked up and delivered on schedule and with care. Dan Also has many years’ experience in boat detailing and fiberglass restoration. He can take a dull, faded fiberglass boat and make it shine like new.
Chris has been with near North Recreation since 2015. His knowledge and experience in the power sports and marine industry is a huge asset to the service department.
Paighton McWhirter and Dominic Clark joined our team this summer, and will be continuing to work part-time throughout the school year.