Toronto Visionaries chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind

2023 Bus trip & boat cruise: 30,000 Islands on the Island Queen

This year, we're heading north to Parry Sound, to cruise the historic and scenic islands of Georgian Bay! The trip includes round trip bus travel, lunch, and a beautiful and relaxing cruise through the islands of Georgian Bay complete with a running descriptive commentary on the history, geography, and scenic beauty of the area.

Arial view of some of the islands
Photo courtesy: 30,000 Island Cruise Lines, Parry Sound

Approximate itinerary, pick-up and drop-off points

All times will be confirmed closer to the date.

For those booking WheelTrans rides, please understand that this itinerary is approximate and may be affected by rush hour traffic. Please allow generous margins of error to ensure that you arrive before departure times, and that your pick-up is scheduled for well after the indicated drop-off times.

Volunteer sighted guides

We will arrange for three sighted guides to accompany us on our trip. These guides are to provide general help for those who need it. We cannot provide one-on-one guiding support. You are encouraged to invite friends and family to join us.


In order to make sure you have a seat on the bus, your ticket must be pre-paid.

Reservations will be on a "first come, first served" basis, and must be accompanied by payment in full.

There are no refunds for cancellation less than 10 days prior to departure.

How to book your seat

All reservations by mail must be received before Friday September 23, 2022.

COVID protocols

We will be following all public health measures in place at the time of the trip.

There are currently no government requirements regarding masking or proof of vaccination status. Masks are encouraged while on the bus, but not required. Hand-sanitizer will be available each time we board the bus.

Note: We cannot guarantee a COVID-free environment on this trip. Each participant is responsible for making their own assessment of whether they feel comfortable coming on the trip, based on the protocols described.

What's included and what's not

Round-trip bus travel is included. The bus is a conventional highway passenger coach, with several steps up into the cabin, and a small convenience washroom on board. Folding walkers can be accommodated in the luggage compartments beneath the cabin. The bus is air-conditioned.

A pre-packaged box lunch will be provided for each ticket purchase. Details of what is included in the lunch will be released once details have been confirmed. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please confirm any dietary restrictions upon booking. There is a snack bar onboard the boat, and both hot and cold beverages are available for purchase.

30,000 Island Cruise lines has said that all service animals must be in harness at all times while onboard, preferably with a vest identifying them as a working dog. All other animals must be crated while onboard. We respectfully ask that family pets remain at home.

We have been told that the main deck of the boat is accessible for those with mobility challenges. Upper decks are only accessible via stairways.

This trip goes rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Emergency contacts

All participants will be required to provide emergency contact information to the CCB organizers prior to departure.

More information

For more information, call the voicemail line or drop us an email. Seating on the bus is limited, so book your place today!

Seating on the bus is limited, so book your place today.