Thursday, April 17, 2014

Weekend Ahead April 18-21: Easter Egg Hunts, Brunches and Getaways. Maple Syrup Festivals, Springlicious, Perch Festival, Spring Art Workshop, Spring Specials

EASTER WEEKEND FAMILY FUN

Blue Mountain Village

Easter Long Weekend at Blue
April 18-21
If Mother Nature cooperates we’ll all be doing our last runs of the year this Easter.  We’ll have lots on the schedule to keep everyone hopping!  Join us for kids fun at Crock-a-Doodle Pottery, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, DIVE for EGGS at Plunge! Aquatic Centre and enjoy family style dinners throughout the Village.  Check back often for updated details!
Take a Plunge with the Easter Bunny!  Try your searching skills for Easter Eggs at Plunge!Aquatic Centre.
Friday –Sunday  Doors open at 10AM and EGG DIVE starts at 11AM
Regular admission rates apply
Gather your family and friends, meet outside M.J. Byrne’s and tour the Village with our Horse & Wagon.  You may spot a bunny or two hopping around!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood



Cranberry Resort -Collingwood
Check out a variety of Easter themed family activities at the recreation centre! Themed crafts such as sticker making, Easter cards, egg painting and bunny puppets. Special guest making balloon animals and toys Sunday afternoon. Events include a morning Easter egg hunt along with other family activities. Easter Brunch. Come experience a perfect family meal for Easter at the Cranberry Golf Resort. Enjoy six excellent food stations for $22.95. Only $11.95 for children 12 and under, and kid's 4 and under eat free!  Sunday April 20, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Call 705-445-6600 for reservations.  Call the recreation centre (705-445-5796) for more information.

 
Magnetawan Community Centre
Easter Celebrations
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Family activities:  Philip & Henry Illusionist for all ages.  Pizza for Lunch.  Jelly Bean Counting Contest.  Egg Decorating.
Stay at Resorts in Parry Sound and  the Magnetawan area.
More Information on the Municipality of Magnetawan



Midland Cultural Centre
Easter Brunch at the Midland Cultural Centre
Sunday April 20, 2014
Fabulous Buffet featuring bread table, breakfast table with eggs benedict, waffle table, salad bar, hot entrees including turkey and ham with all the trimmings, and a sweet table.
  • Easter Bunny Egg Hunt
  • Entertainment by Brian Cusson
  • Guided Tours of state of the art Centre 
Adults $20.95
Child (6 - 12 yrs.) $8.95
5 years and under complimentary


Nottawasaga Inn Resort  - Alliston
Sports & LeisureDome
Bring the Kids and Hop In for Easter Family Activities.  Over the Easter Weekend, programs promise to be a whole lot of fun for children of all ages.  Fantastic lineup of sports, crafts, high energy activities, mellow movie and bonfire nights, easter egg hunt,  skating and much more!



Rounds Ranch
Easter Egg Hunt.  Hop on the Rabbit Trail, Find all the colours in the Bunny Trail, Solve the Mystery in the "The Cotton Tail Mysteryl" & Take the Biblical Easter Journey in the "Ressurection Trail" Each trail awards candy prizes. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the ranch all day handing our chocolate egg and hugs to all!
April 18 & 19
$10.95 + hst per person
daily from 11 am - 5 pm


Featured Accommodation in area (Wasaga Beach):  Alton Lodges

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre -Midland
Spring Fling 
Hop into Wye Marsh for an Easter Spring Fling Saturday April 19th
.
There will be an easter egg hunt and the naturalists' craft


table. Cost is just general admission or included with membership.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland




Bradford Greenhouses Annual Easter Egg Hunt 
Barrie

Friday, April 18, 2014
Hop into Garden Gallery to find sweet treasures!

Easter Egg Hunt
Huntsville
Muskoka Heritage Place & The Nutty Chocolatier present their Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 20th, 2014 at Muskoka Heritage Place.

Admission is FREE.  Children embark upon a chocolate treasure, hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. The entire event lasts one hour and admission is free.

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
Easter Eggtravaganza
There will be an Easter egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, crafts, games and more! Only $3 per child.


Easter Resort Getaway Packages With Easter Egg Hunts 

Easter Brunch at Ontario Resorts


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SPRING ADVENTURE GETAWAYS


Algonquin Highlands Trails
Where Adventure Awaits!
~ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
~ Backcountry Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking
~ 38kms of Hiking Trails, Hundreds of kms of ATV trails
~ Canoe rentals
~ Excellent fishing for Trout, Bass and Whitefish
~ Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower – Best view of Fall colors in the highlands!
~ Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute

Backcountry waterfront campsites $12 per night/adult. 
Brand new super lightweight Swift Kevlar Canoes from $34 per day
.


Hardwood Ski and Bike

Trek Wednesday Night Race Series starts on April 30th. 

Buy Your Season Pass for NEXT Winter before April 30th and SAVE! Take advantage of the lowest prices of the year for you to ski at the Nordic resort voted the best in Eastern Canada for the past 5 years! 40 km of great groomed trails that have something for everyone in the family. 

Radical Riders Registration NOW OPEN! 
This is a four week learn-to-ride program for kids 6-15 years. Radical Riders, through activities and games, will learn riding techniques such as climbing, descending, obstacles, braking and gearing, how to properly adjust their bike to fit themselves and how to care for and maintain their bike.  Radical Riders (6-12 years of age) and Radical Rider Teens (13-15 years of age). 
Register for Camp Hardwood 
Your Place for Summer Fun and Lasting Friendships!  With seven trail systems and over 80km of double track and single track every camper will be challenged to take their riding to the next level.
















































Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Monday to Friday, April 7 to May 1.  Seven days per week May 17 to October 12.
This world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Wendat nations. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life, through guided or self-guided visits.
Getaway Package:  Package for a family of four per night, based on 2 adults and 2 children. Price includes one day admission to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons for 2 adults and 2 children and one night accommodation at Super 8 Midland. Free “Super-Start” breakfast included. Accommodations at the Super 8 Midland are subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. All applicable taxes are extra.   From: $146.50 CAD / $146.50 USD
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Experience Treetop Canopy Walking and Ziplining at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures.
April Limited Time Offer!  SAVE $40-off Eco Adventure Tours booked between April 1 – 30 for tours scheduled SundayFriday, between April 27 – June 22, 2014 (excluding May 18-19). 
Experience the thrill of treetop canopy walking and adrenaline-pumping zip cable gliding on a 3-hour guided tour exploring the flora/fauna at the highest point of the Niagara escarpment, as well as the history and geology of the mysterious caves/caverns below.  Height/ weight restrictions and terms/conditions apply. 
Only available by phone: (705) 444-8230
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood


Sir Sam's Ski & Bike
Mountain Bike Season officialy open: Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Register for Skills Camp
These 3 day camps are a great way to learn the basics of X-country, Downhill,  and bike park riding as well as learning how to care and tune your bike and proper rider etiquette. What a great way to spend summer hours meeting new friends, learning new things and building the skills for years of biking pleasure.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Haliburton


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MAPLE SYRUP SEASON



Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Bush Tours

Tap into Maple  – Ontario’s Lake Country
The Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering.

Featured Accommodation in Orillia:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn

Delta Maple Syrup Fest
April 19 & 20, 2014
Features pancakes with maple syrup served at the Delta Fair Grounds, visits to sugar bushes, and sales of maple products and crafts.


Purple Valley Maple Syrup Festival
April 19, 2014Enjoy live musical entertainment, a dance at night, kid's corner (face painting, games and crafts), turkey shoot, craft fair, bake table, and animal petting zoo. And of course, plenty of locally produced maple syrup served on delicious fresh made pancakes, home made sausage, home cut fries. Free bus rides to the festival from Wiarton on the hour and half hour.


More Information on Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Bush Tours

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SPRING FLAVOURS CULINARY GETAWAYS

Blue Mountain Village
Springlicious 
April 1st-May 16th
It’s the most delicious time of the year – SPRINGLICIOUS returns to the Village starting Tuesday, April 1st running Sundays through Thursday only until May 16th. It’s a dining tour de force at prices you cannot afford to ignore!

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood



Flavours of Lake Country 2014

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 SPRING FISHING FESTIVAL

Orillia Perch Festival
One of Canada's Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over Sixty Tagged Perch worth $500 Each! Plus ... Thousands of Dollars in Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws!

Comfort Inn Orillia
Orillia Perch Festival Package
April 19 - May 10, 2014

North America’s Largest Family Fishing Derby
Package Includes:
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast 
  • One night accommodations
  • Discounts at local restaurants when you show your room key
  • Fish cleaning hut on site
Total Package Price for 2 people is $83.64 per night, plus tax

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 SPRING FARMERS MARKETS

All Year Long, Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm
4500 Fairgrounds Road just off of Hwy 12 W
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Over 50 local farmers, food producers, bakers and artisans. Fresh fruit, meat and vegetables, baked goods, cheese, honey, prepared foods, sausages, maple syrup, and live music! FREE PARKING for everyone! COME TO THE FAIR
!






Orillia Public Library
All Year Long¸  Saturdays 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Get your Boots to the Roots - est. 1842.
The market happens every Saturday morning at the Orillia Public Library, which is located downtown by the Opera House.  The Farmers' Market continues to boast of its range of locally produced foods, handmade crafts from around the county and regularly scheduled special events for the family.
Bring your family, meet your friends, get to know the vendors, enjoy the local musicians in the Market Cafe. Treat yourself to one of the tasty lunch menu items
.

SEE YOU AT THE ORILLIA FARMERS' MARKET ---- WHERE SHOPPING IS FUN!!

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PLAN AHEAD FOR A SPRING ART WORKSHOP

David Beckett Studio/Gallery
Spring Weekend Workshop
Workshops for groups and private sessions in the art of pastels.
April 26, 27
Beginners and intermediates will find the workshop an opportunity to learn steps to develop your own paintings.  Join Dave for this enjoyable 2 days. Weather permitting there will be a field trip!  Here is your opportunity to visit one of Ontario's award winning artist's studio and gallery.   Located in the heritage village of Marchmont, central Ontario, Dave Beckett's art gallery and studio is ideally located for visitors and art collectors.
Featured Accommodation in Orillia:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn

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 ROCK YOUR SPRING GETAWAY



Deerhurst Resort -Huntsville


Myles Goodwin & April Wine Return!
April 25 - 27, 2014
Rock your spring with the return of one of Canada’s most popular and enduring rock bands.


2 Night Package includes: accommodation, one complimentary round of golf for two at Deerhurst Lakeside Golf Course, pre-concert wine tasting, 3-course dinner at 7pm, concert at 9pm.
Rate: from $199*/person, per weekend based on double occupancy


1 Night Package includes: accommodation, pre-concert wine tasting, 3-course dinner at 7pm, concert at 9pm.
Rate: from $299*/person, per night based on double occupancy




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 BOOK AHEAD FOR A SUMMER THEATRE GETAWAY

King's Wharf Theatre -Penetanguishene
 2014 Season Tickets On Sale

2014 Season at King's Wharf Theatre
Peter Pan   June 4 to June 21
Run For Your Wife  June 25 to July 12
I'll Be Back Before Midnight   July 16 to August 2
Twist and Shout: The British Invasion   August 7 to August 30

Accommodation and Theatre Package:
  • 1 theatre ticket at your choice of venue
  • 1 night accommodation at your choice of hotel, inn or B&B
  • Dinner at one of the restaurant partners
From $160.00 per person (based on double occupancy)

Call the Box Office to coordinate all the details: 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

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Featured Resort Destinations and Events





HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS DESTINATION

Yours Outdoors -Haliburton. Check out upcoming adventures in April.   
Some Like it Hot Glassblowing -April 21, 2014
Gone to Pot Adventures in Clay -April 25, 2014


Discover the natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels
Haliburton,  Minden
More information on the
Haliburton Highlands Destination
 


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LAND O' LAKES DESTINATION



5,000 Lakes  5,000 Adventures.  You can enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, boating, hiking, cycling, snowmobiling, skiing, ATVing, motorcycling, or just plain relaxing in some of the most beautiful scenery.

Click here for events and more information on the Land O' Lakes Destination



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 MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN


 
The Municipality of Magnetawan is located in the District of Parry Sound between Parry Sound and Burk's Falls. With a population of approximately 1300, Magnetawan is a beautiful, natural area boasting the Magnetawan River and many scenic lakes. From its headwaters in Algonquin Park, the Magnetawan River flows through lakes, rapids and waterfalls as it winds its way to Georgian Bay.  

Magnetawan Community Centre
Easter Celebrations
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Family activities:  Philip & Henry Illusionist for all ages.  Pizza for Lunch.  Jelly Bean Counting Contest.  Egg Decorating.

Stay at Resorts in Parry Sound and  the Magnetawan area.
More Information on the Municipality of Magnetawan

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MIDLAND and nd TOURISM MIDLAND DESTINATION

Downtown Shops and Docks   Beautiful downtown Midland has more than 100 shops, boutiques and services located in a beautiful waterfront setting.

Midland Cultural Centre
Easter Brunch at the Midland Cultural Centre
Sunday April 20, 2014

Fabulous Buffet featuring bread table, breakfast table with eggs benedict, waffle table, salad bar, hot entrees including turkey and ham with all the trimmings, and a sweet table.
  • Easter Bunny Egg Hunt
  • Entertainment by Brian Cusson
  • Guided Tours of our state of the art Centre 
Adults $20.95
Child (6 - 12 yrs.) $8.95
5 years and under complimentary










Tourism Midland
The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands and hosts many events throughout the year.  

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
here for events and more information on Tourism Midland

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RESORTS OF NORTH MUSKOKA


There are plenty of exciting things to do in North Muskoka, all within close proximity.  Resorts of North Muskoka features private and family owned accommodations offering:
  • Accommodations only minutes from Algonquin Park, Huntsville and Lake of Bays
  • Family vacation packages and couples getaways
  • Weddings and conference venues
  • Casual restaurants and fine dining
Spring is a great time for a hike or a bike ride either from your host resort or over at nearby Algonquin Provincial Park. The Golf courses in the area begin to open up before the May 24th weekend and there is no waiting to tee off. Many resort members offer packages at very attractive rates that include outdoor activities in the spring.

Click her for activities and more information on Resorts of North Muskoka.

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ONTARIO'S HIGHLANDS DESTINATION  



You’ll discover an abundance of outdoor adventure, combined with original offering of arts, culture and heritage experiences, all set against a picture perfect backdrop of unspoiled wilderness and the small town charm of friendly communities. 

 More information on Ontario's Highlands Destination






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ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY

Orillia & Area’s four season outdoor playground!

Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round, located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.

Lake Country encompasses five distinctive districts: Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara, and Severn. Each offers a unique experience with an abundance of activities, attractions, cultural experiences, events and recreational adventure, every day of the year.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia.

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OTTAWA and OTTAWA VALLEY DESTINATION 

 
Kiwanis Music Festival National Capital Region
March 31-May 3, 2014
various locations 

Easter Candyland at the Killaloe Recreation Centre
Saturday, April 19 2014

"Musings" and Art Exhibition at Festival Hall 
Pembroke
March 19-April 16, 2014

Stay at Resorts in the Ottawa and Ottawa Valley area
More Information on the Ottawa Valley Destination





























Last-Minute-April adult and family resort country getaways and packages

FEATURED EARLY SPRING VACATION GETAWAYS NORTH OF TORONTO

April is a great time for fun activities, enjoying a maple syrup festival and sugar bush tour with Easter around the corner.  Questions Contact Us.


Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Westwind Inn On The Lake - Buckhorn, Ontario

Westwind Inn On The Lake Couples ResortWestwind Inn On The Lake - Enjoy the Wildlife! One night Jet tub Room with Breakfast. Package Price $225 per couple. available to Dec. 14, 2014. 1 night accommodation in our private lodge room with fireplace and heart shaped jet tub for two. Includes full country breakfast for two.  Call 800-387-8100 to reserve your wild hot deal! Restrictions apply: Sunday thru Thursday only.  Based on availability. Dining: On Site facilities

Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa Getaways in Ontario Pick

Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre - Orillia, Ontario

Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference CentreBest Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre - Spa package includes: One Night Accommodation in a Traditional Room (Upgraded Suite if Available) Dinner in the Grape & Olive Wine & Martini Bistro and a $75.00 Voucher for the Caravan Inn & Spa. ackage Starting at $169.50 per person per night Price per room; subject to availability; based on double occupancy; applicable taxes and gratuities not included

Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Vacation Getaway Pick

Pine VistaPine Vista Resort - Douro-Dummer, Ontario
Pine Vista Resort Hop into Spring with an affordable Getaway great for families and couples! Couples & Families will enjoy… 2 nights accommodation in cottage or resort townhouse with full kitchen,, satellite TV, deck with BBQ and many with a/c and whirlpool bath. Horse Drawn Wagon Ride. Gift Basket with wine, resort movies and treats! Use of the resort facilities- indoor and outdoor hot tubs, games/fitness rooms, trails and more! An affordable getaway for both Couples and Families. $380.00/Family of four and $325/Couple.




Early Spring Ontario Pick 

Clear Lake Village Resort - Torrance, Ontario

Clear Lake Village ResortClear Lake Village Resort - Spring is a fantastic time of year to spend in Muskoka.  Enjoy one of our two or three bedroom cottages with full kitchen, living room, dining area, full bath, TV & DVD. We are located just minutes to Bala, Port Carling and gravenhurst for fantastic shopping, dining, attractions and spas. There's lots to do in Muskoka.but sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all. Weekend rates start at $125 per night; $100 per night Sunday to Thursday nights; $500 per week.

April Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Easter Getaways Pick

Taboo Resort - Gravenhurst, Ontario
Taboo Resort, Golf and SpaEaster Weekend Escape - from $199 per night with brunch. Come out of your shell and celebrate the return of Spring with Taboo Muskoka’s Easter Escape.  Includes our Golden Dozen Contest with a chance to find 12 cool prizes.  Learn more www.tabooresort.com/Easter_2014.php. *Per room, per night based on required 2-night minimum and quad occupancy (2 adults & 2 children 12 and under.)  Subject to availability.  Package breakfast/brunch credit has no cash value.  Resort fee and HST additional.
Ontario Easter Getaways north of Toronto


Attractions Ontario Pick

Blue Mountain VilllageBlue Mountain Village - Blue Mountain, Ontario

Blue Mountain Village - Easter Long Weekend at Blue (April 18-21) If Mother Nature cooperates we’ll all be doing our last runs of the year this Easter.  We’ll have lots on the schedule to keep everyone hopping!  Join us for kids fun at Crock-a-Doodle PotteryRidge Runner Mountain Coaster, DIVE for EGGS at Plunge! Aquatic Centre and enjoy family style dinners throughout the Village.  Check back often for updated details! Take a Plunge with the Easter Bunny! Try your searching skills for Easter Eggs at Plunge!Aquatic Centre.
Friday – Sunday  Doors open at 10AM and EGG DIVE starts at 11AM Regular admission rates apply. Gather your family and friends, meet outside M.J. Byrne’s and tour the Village. with our Horse & Wagon.  You may spot a bunny or two hopping around!
Ontario Attractions north of Toronto



Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

Ontario's Lake CountryOntario's Lake Country  (www.ontarioslakecountry.com)
Orillia & Area’s four season outdoor playground! Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round, located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Though Lake Country's assets are plentiful, none are more perfect than its shimmering lakes, rivers, and streams. In fact, some of the best boating and water sports in Canada can be found here, as Lake Country is located on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Lake Country encompasses five distinctive districts: Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara, and Severn. Each offers a unique experience with an abundance of activities, attractions, cultural experiences, events and recreational adventure, every day of the year. You need to visit Ontario’s Lake Country, in every season, to truly understand the special attributes it has to offer you. Come and visit us! Call Toll Free 1-866-329-5959
Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto

Ontario Beach Resort Getaways: Getting Ready for summer fun?

Summer Beach Fun-Chippawa Cottage Resort
 Ontario Beach Resorts

Ontario beach resorts are plentiful in resort destinations north of Toronto. Beach activities at Ontario resorts are private for registered guests and offer boating and water based activities.  Favourite destinations can be found on Ontario Lakes such as Lake Ontario, Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, Muskoka Lakes, and Algonquin area lakes.

Ontario Beaches Public and Private

Ontario beach directory has more than 60 public beach locations for day trips as well as beach locations in both Provincial and National Parks north of Toronto. Visitors often explore to find their own favourite Ontario Beach.  Beach resort destinations often surprise first time visitors with Ontario's fresh clean waters, and open beach space.

Ontario Beach Sunsets 

There are often delightful surprises while watching a Beach Sunset

Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekend Ahead Aprll 11-13: Maple Syrup Festivals, Tap into Maple Flavours, Spinglicous, Spring Art Workshop, Home and Garden Shows, Spring Skiing

FAMILY FUN and SPRING ADVENTURE GETAWAYS


Algonquin Highlands Trails
Where Adventure Awaits!
~ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
~ Backcountry Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking
~ 38kms of Hiking Trails, Hundreds of kms of ATV trails
~ Canoe rentals
~ Excellent fishing for Trout, Bass and Whitefish
~ Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower – Best view of Fall colors in the highlands!
~ Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute

Backcountry waterfront campsites $12 per night/adult. 
Brand new super lightweight Swift Kevlar Canoes from $34 per day
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Blue Mountain Village 

April is Springlicious at Blue Mountain Village
Celebrate Spring at the Blue Mountain Village with mid-week dining specials you cannot afford to ignore! Sunday through Thursday from April 1st to May 16th you can save up to 25% at six participating restaurants located in the Blue Mountain Village.  Open every weekend are Plunge! Aquatic Centre, the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster and Crock-a-Doddle Pottery. 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood



Hardwood Ski and Bike
Hardwood Ski & Bike offers the ultimate Nordic skiing and snowshoeing experience in Ontario. Trail loops range from 5km to 22km and built for ALL levels. Rentals available on site

Spring skiing hours are now 8am-5pm, Monday through Sunday.  Open for skiing until Sunday April 13th.  Over 30 cm of packed base with great spring skiing conditions.
Discounted trail fee of $15 + HST for all skier
s.


Located only 1 hour north of Toronto, Hardwood Ski and Bike and Carriage Ridge Resort offer the best deal this season!

Getaway includes:



  • 1 discounted ski trail pass, per person for Hardwood Ski and Bike. . Extra trail passes can be purchased.
  • Pool, hot tub and on-site activities 7 days a week!
Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Getaways from only $75.50 CAD per person (family of 4) or $150.00 CAD per person (double occupancy).






















Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Monday to Friday, April 7 to May 1.  Seven days per week May 17 to October 12.
This world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Wendat nations. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life, through guided or self-guided visits.
Getaway Package:  Package for a family of four per night, based on 2 adults and 2 children. Price includes one day admission to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons for 2 adults and 2 children and one night accommodation at Super 8 Midland. Free “Super-Start” breakfast included. Accommodations at the Super 8 Midland are subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. All applicable taxes are extra.   From: $144.50 CAD / $144.50 USD
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Experience Treetop Canopy Walking and Ziplining at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures.
April Limited Time Offer!  SAVE $40-off Eco Adventure Tours booked between April 1 – 30 for tours scheduled SundayFriday, between April 27 – June 22, 2014 (excluding May 18-19). 
Experience the thrill of treetop canopy walking and adrenaline-pumping zip cable gliding on a 3-hour guided tour exploring the flora/fauna at the highest point of the Niagara escarpment, as well as the history and geology of the mysterious caves/caverns below.  Height/ weight restrictions and terms/conditions apply. 
Only available by phone: (705) 444-8230
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood


Sir Sam's Ski & Bike

Mountain Bike Season officialy open: Saturday, May.17, 2014.
Register for Skills Camp
These 3 day camps are a great way to learn the basics of X-country, Downhill,  and bike park riding as well as learning how to care and tune your bike and proper rider etiquette. What a great way to spend summer hours meeting new friends, learning new things and building the skills for years of biking pleasure.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Haliburton


MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie 

Family Sunday Workshops
April 13, 2014
Families can enjoy an afternoon exploring art while they create wonderful works to enjoy at home. Regional artists lead the workshops, and activities suit all ages and levels of experience. 

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie


Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Live Animal Shows -Wet n' Scaly. 
April 12-13, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland



Family Sunday
Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre
Gravenhurst
Sunday, April 13, 2014
To celebrate Easter the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre is hosting a holiday filled Family Sunday. Families are invited to enjoy face painting by Painted Kids, an animal show by Zoo to You, egg decorating, cookie decorating, an easter egg hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny!  $10 per family.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Gravenhurst

Easter Egg Hunt
Baysville Library
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns Hotels in Huntsville and area

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MAPLE SYRUP SEASON



Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Bush Tours



Horseshoe Resort 
MapleFestSaturday, April 12, 201
MapleFest is a first  year event and part of the Lake Country Maple Trail. Activities include all day 

pancake breakfast for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Recreation Expo, Maple Beer flavors, and a concert.

Tap into Maple  – Ontario’s Lake Country
The Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering.

Featured Accommodation in Orillia:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn

Headwaters - A Taste of Maple 
March 28 - April 13, 2014 

At locations across the Headwaters region and will provide an opportunity to discover and taste wonderful sweets, sinful savouries and tasty treats all made from Headwaters' maple syrup.
Featured Accommodation in Caledon area:  Millcroft Inn and Spa


Holstein Maple Syrup Festival 
April 12-13, 2014
Maplefest takes place in a 40 acre working sugar bush. All day Pancake and Sausage Breakfast is served daily. Over 30 great demonstrations and displays including Fergus Highlands Pipe Band, Blacksmith, Taffy Pull, Candle Making, Ice Cream Making, Catapults and lots more!!


More Information on Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Bush Tours

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Spring Flavours Culinary Getaways


Flavours of Lake Country 2014
Flavours of Lake Country 2014
Tap Into Maple Flavours of Ontario's Lake Country
March 28-April 13, 2014
Enjoy a 3 course dining experience prepared by local chefs inspired by Maple.

*3 course set-menu dinner for $20 or $30 per person.
*price does not include applicable taxes, gratuities, alcohol or additional menu items.

-Tune into Sunshine 89.1, Kicx 106 or the Dock 104.1 to win a gift certificate for dinner for two.
Dine at one of the participating restaurants and enter to win an overnight package at Horseshoe Resort or dinner for two!

Featured Accommodation in Orillia Area:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Horseshoe ResortComfort Inn

Blue Mountain Village
Springlicious 
April 1st-May 16th
It’s the most delicious time of the year – SPRINGLICIOUS returns to the Village starting Tuesday, April 1st running Sundays through Thursday only until May 16th. It’s a dining tour de force at prices you cannot afford to ignore!

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood



Flavours of Lake Country 2014

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SPRING ART WORKSHOP

David Beckett Studio/Gallery
Spring Weekend Workshop
Workshops for groups and private sessions in the art of pastels.
April 12, 13 and April 26, 27

Beginners and intermediates will find the workshop an opportunity to learn steps to develop your own paintings.  Join Dave for this enjoyable 2 days. Weather permitting there will be a field trip!  Here is your opportunity to visit one of Ontario's award winning artist's studio and gallery.   Located in the heritage village of Marchmont, central Ontario, Dave Beckett's art gallery and studio is ideally located for visitors and art collectors

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 HOME AND COTTAGE SHOWS

Spring Simcoe Home and Garden Show
Barnfield Point Recreation Centre, Orillia
April 11-13, 2014
Hundreds of products and and services for your home and cottage.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia


Home and Cottage Show 
Penetanguishene Arena
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
 Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON

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PLAN AHEAD FOR EASTER GETAWAYS, EGG HUNTS and BRUNCHES

Easter egg hunts and Easter celebrations coincides with Spring Maple Syrup Festivals north in Ontario in April. Resorts and lodges will be hosting Easter chocolate events, with special visits from the Easter bunny. Find chocolates and baskets full of treats.


Easter Getaways
Easter Egg Hunts, Events and Brunches


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 BOOK AHEAD FOR A SUMMER THEATRE GETAWAY

King's Wharf Theatre -Penetanguishene
 2014 Season Tickets On Sale.

2014 Season at King's Wharf Theatre
Peter Pan   June 4 to June 21
Run For Your Wife  June 25 to July 12
I'll Be Back Before Midnight   July 16 to August 2
Twist and Shout: The British Invasion   August 7 to August 30

Accommodation and Theatre Package:
  • 1 theatre ticket at your choice of venue
  • 1 night accommodation at your choice of hotel, inn or B&B
  • Dinner at one of the restaurant partners
From $160.00 per person (based on double occupancy)

Call the Box Office to coordinate all the details: 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

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Featured Resort Destinations and Events





HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS DESTINATION

Yours Outdoors -Haliburton. Check out upcoming adventures in April.   




Discover the natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands.  

Evening of Wine, Words, Music and Art 
Dorset Recreation Centre
Friday, Aprl 11, 2014
Evening of Wine, Words, Music and Art celebrating the arts in Dorset.
Razzamataz Kids’ Shows! 
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Sunday, April 13, 2014 

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton,  Minden
More information on the
Haliburton Highlands Destination

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LAND O' LAKES DESTINATION



5,000 Lakes  5,000 Adventures.  You can enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, boating, hiking, cycling, snowmobiling, skiing, ATVing, motorcycling, or just plain relaxing in some of the most beautiful scenery.

Click here for events and more information on the Land O' Lakes Destination



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 MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN
 
The Municipality of Magnetawan is located in the District of Parry Sound between Parry Sound and Burk's Falls. With a population of approximately 1300, Magnetawan is a beautiful, natural area boasting the Magnetawan River and many scenic lakes. From its headwaters in Algonquin Park, the Magnetawan River flows through lakes, rapids and waterfalls as it winds its way to Georgian Bay.  

Stay at Resorts in Parry Sound and  the Magnetawan area.
More Information on the Municipality of Magnetawan

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MIDLAND and nd TOURISM MIDLAND DESTINATION

Downtown Shops and Docks   Beautiful downtown Midland has more than 100 shops, boutiques and services located in a beautiful waterfront setting.

Midland Cultural Centre
The Midland Cultural Centre (MCC) is a self-sustaining, inspiring and exciting year-round facility for arts and culture in Huronia. The MCC has an active calendar of programs and events for enthusiasts of art, culture, music and theatre. Drop in to see what's going on.










Tourism Midland
The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands and hosts many events throughout the year.  

Community Living Huronia Fashion Show
North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre
Friday, April 11, 2014


Home and Cottage Show 
Penetanguishene Arena
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
here for events and more information on Tourism Midland

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RESORTS OF NORTH MUSKOKA


There are plenty of exciting things to do in North Muskoka, all within close proximity.  Resorts of North Muskoka features private and family owned accommodations offering:
  • Accommodations only minutes from Algonquin Park, Huntsville and Lake of Bays
  • Family vacation packages and couples getaways
  • Weddings and conference venues
  • Casual restaurants and fine dining
Spring is a great time for a hike or a bike ride either from your host resort or over at nearby Algonquin Provincial Park. The Golf courses in the area begin to open up before the May 24th weekend and there is no waiting to tee off. Many resort members offer packages at very attractive rates that include outdoor activities in the spring.

Click her for activities and more information on Resorts of North Muskoka.

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ONTARIO'S HIGHLANDS DESTINATION  



You’ll discover an abundance of outdoor adventure, combined with original offering of arts, culture and heritage experiences, all set against a picture perfect backdrop of unspoiled wilderness and the small town charm of friendly communities. 

 More information on Ontario's Highlands Destination






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ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY

Orillia & Area’s four season outdoor playground!

Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round, located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.

Lake Country encompasses five distinctive districts: Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara, and Severn. Each offers a unique experience with an abundance of activities, attractions, cultural experiences, events and recreational adventure, every day of the year.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia.
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OTTAWA and OTTAWA VALLEY DESTINATION 

 

Latin America Film Festival
Auditorium at 395 Wellington St.
March 28-April 12, 2014
Showcasing features, documentaries, and short films from south of the Rio Grande.

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Kiwanis Music Festival National Capital Region
March 31-May 3, 2014
various locations 

"Musings" and Art Exhibition at Festival Hall 
Pembroke
March 19-April 16, 2014

Stay at Resorts in the Ottawa and Ottawa Valley area
More Information on the Ottawa Valley Destination