To say that Keith and Nicole Saulnier have taken root in Parry Sound is something of a fallacy. Sure, they call the rugged natural landscape home, and have fallen in love with the surrounding glacier-carved coastlines, but they are by no means grounded there. Both are career bush pilots whose passion for soaring through the clouds has led them to found Georgian Bay Airways. From behind the stick of their sea planes, they share their intimate knowledge of land and sky, hosting air tours that launch from their waterfront docks May through October.
The Saulniers' aerial adventures are limitless in their form. Preplanned trips glide over sprawling Parry Island or the 30,000 Islands' network, passing wilderness and historic towns along the way. But they can also customize flight adventures to vary the way passengers interact with the landscape. Upon request, their planes can drop customers off for fishing at nearby lakes, ATV rides across the Canadian Shield, or drop-in visits with their cool uncle who keeps fireworks in his garage.
Many people flock to the outdoors in warm weather. But at Blue Mountain Activities, it's the colder climes that inspire adventures. Here, the staff takes full advantage of its region's seasonal changes, inviting participants to head to area lakes to ice fish or hit nearby trails for snowmobiling and snowshoeing, an easier feat than snowstilettoing. It also whisks visitors through the frozen tundra aboard Hagglunds, which are military vehicles built to travel easily through deep snow and even float on water.
DMG Detailing cleanses road boats with concise precision and handcrafted service. The executive package scrubs down consoles and dashes with a tender care usually reserved for puppies wrapped in money before vacuuming the interior and wiping down windows ($55). A hand car wash and hand polish reflect a self-conscious sedan's shiny personality unto its exterior, and a tire gel and rim detail leave circumferences clean and prepared for pavement's incessant bullying. The detailing is completed as a skilled staff member gently places an air freshener to percolate through the rollicking ride's clarified core.
Pennzoil's personal pit crew improves automobile performance with a range of efficient services and thorough vehicle inspections. An engine flush dissolves built-up motor muck with a cleansing buggy bath that eliminates contaminates and gives engines splash time with their favourite rubber duckies. To finish this ride-refreshing session, experienced lube technicians also include a window treatment to improve road visibility. Those seeking additional motorbucket benefits can add a radiator flush that can help to moderate temperatures, preventing engines from freezing, over-heating, and getting too cool for karaoke Wednesdays.
The vehicle virtuosos at Champion AutoSports ready cars for spring by administering a thorough brake-cleaning and visual inspection, ensuring the vitality of one of the automobiles most crucial safety mechanisms. Brakes tend to grow especially filthy during the winter months thanks to a season's worth of driving on abrasive agents such as snow, dirt, salt, and candy canes. Champion AutoSports restores the brake assembly to a pristine state and performs a thorough inspection to make sure parts and brake fluid remain in tip-top shape. The largely preventative service can help brakes last longer, nip potential problems in the bud, and spot the early warning signs of vehicular gingivitis.
Fine Details deals exclusively in restoring cleanliness to motor vehicles with hands-on car wash and detailing services. Erase unsightly symptoms of overuse with a full-scale hand wash with pre-rinse covering the entire hull from bow to stern. Wheels and rims regain gleams with specialized dressing, and exterior windows are clarified to minimize pesky opacity. The final gem coat paint protectant seals in restored shine and guards against pigment fade, harsh weather conditions, and acidic wit of adolescent comedians.