Turtle Island Bay Location: Where is Northern Rescue filmed?

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Northern Rescue is a Canadian family drama produced by CBC and broadcasted internationally on Netflix. William Baldwin (not to be confused with his older brother Alec Baldwin) is John West, returning to his home town to lead the local search and rescue service. He is a recent widower with three kids played by Amalia Williamson, Taylor Thorne and Spencer MacPherson. Kathleen Robertson completes the main cast as Charlie, his wife’s sister.

The show is set in Turtle Island Bay, although Northern Rescue was filmed in Parry Sound. This is a beautiful town in Ontario, located by the shore of the sound of the same name on Georgian Bay. Also most of the Boston scenes were filmed in Toronto. These are the most interesting spoiler-free filming locations of the show:

Northern Rescue town
Parry Sound, doubling as Turtle Island Bay, is a small town located 150 miles north of Toronto. This is also an excellent base to explore the great outdoors of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Georgian Bay. The area, known as The 30,000 Islands, is a biosphere reserve considered the world's largest freshwater archipelago.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Divya Thakur - Map




Northern Rescue drehort
The Thirty Thousand Islands makes part of the Great Lakes region. Pictured, a screenshot of the iconic Snug Harbour Range Rear Lighthouse, built in 1893. Image courtesy of CBC - Map


Where is Turtle Island Bay
The scenic railroad bridge near the marina, the Canadian Pacific Railway Trestle, is always present in the townscape of Parry Sound. Image courtesy of Google Maps


Northern Rescue shooting location
The August 2018 Google Maps street view still shows the set of Slice, the 'Turtle Island Bay Roasting Co. Coffe' in James St (and a truck parked next door from the same moving company used by the Wests to move into town).
Image courtesy of CBC and Google Maps


Northern Rescue Aqua Verse
And where is the awesome Aqua Verse water park? The exteriors were shot in a set not far from downtown, on the shores of the sound. However, the interiors were filmed in a soundstage, probably in Toronto.
Image courtesy of CBC and Google Maps




Northern Rescue Film location
The Search and Rescue Office is the Sail Parry Sound centre. Also there are some scenes filmed in the local Waubuno Beach. Image courtesy of CBC - Sailing Centre Map / Waubuno Beach Map

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For further information, here are some interesting guides and books of Georgian Bay including our favorite Moon Spotlight, all available on Amazon:

  

5 comments

  1. Love the serie and the scenery. Come back with the second season please

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  2. Get past the awful intro music/song which is truly dreadful then the series is quite watchable

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  3. Love the town and the show. Thank you

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