Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ontario Ski Report, Ski and Snowboard Report, Skiing November 28, 2007

Open Today:

Horseshoe Resort – Machine groomed wet snow on a 35cm base with 2 lifts on 5 slopes. The cross country trails are closed at this time.

Open Tomorrow:
Blue Mountain, Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Horseshoe Resort

Open Saturday:
Blue Mountain, Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Horseshoe Resort, Snow Valley
Hardwood Hills Nordic Ski Centre

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Skiing Starts North of Toronto--Ontario Fresh Snow

Horseshoe Valley resort was the first to open on Thurs. November 22, 2007, one of the earliest starts to ski season in Ontario. With the help of snowmaking and a new fresh snowfall Horshshoe Valley Resort should have runs open for weekend skiing

It is not too early to start planning your winter getaways north of Toronto, as some are predicting this to be one of the best snow years on record.

There is more to winter than just skiing as spa getaways and romantic getaways top the list for couples travelling north in Ontario.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Santa Clause Parades and Christmas Tree Lighting North

Ontario communities across Ontario North of Toronto will be kicking off their Christmas season starting the weekend of November 16 with Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Santa Clause Parades. Many communities will have special festivals of lights including a representation of Canada's historic "First Light" at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons in Midland Ontario (See Photo). The Huron Carol will be featured along with the glow of 2000 candles during this weekend. Walkerton Ontario will be hosting a Thousand Nativities representing more than 30 countries and cultures.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Ontario Lights Up-November Travel North

Many of the light ceremonies start this week north of Toronto and are tied into Christmas events and activities and continue into the new year. Head north of Toronto for a fresh and colourful season of lights. A more detailed list of Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies and festivals of lights can be found at. Starting this week both Orillia and Kapuskasing begin to celebrate.

Wonderland of Lights Orillia, Ontario
November 16-December 31, 2007
Thousands of white lights adorn Downtown stores, buildings & trees. 10,000 blue LED lights illuminate Community Christmas Tree at Orillia Opera House
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Festival of Lights Kapuskasing, Ontario

November 17 –January 1, 2008
Riverside Park will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with over 100,000 shimmering lights and displays.
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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Ontario's Military Highways on Rememberance Day

In addition to the traditional Remembrance Day Ceremony held at 11:00 a.m. next Sunday November 11, we encourage Ontario residents to take time and visit one of the provinces military museums or take a drive on one of the two significant Military Highways in Ontario.

The Peacekeepers' Way Highway

The Peacekeepers Way (Highway 90) runs from Barrie to Angus and Base Borden, approximately 10-kilometre drive from Barrie. This is a reminder to think about our fore bearers and what they fought for during the two major wars, the Korean War and now Afghanistan. Visitors may attend the Borden Military Museum during operating hours.

The Highway of Heroes

The Highway of Heroes is a 170-kilometre stretch of Highway 401 between the eastern Ontario airbase in Trenton where the flag-drapped coffins of fallen soldiers arrive and the forensics centre in Toronto that receives them. A stop in Trenton to visit the National Air Force Museum of Canada is recommended.

Base Borden Military Museum

CFB Borden
18 Waterloo Road East
P.O. Box 1000 Station Main , Borden ON, L0M 1C0
Hours of operation: Weekdays: 0900 – 1200 hrs and 1300 – 1500 hrs Weekends & Holidays: 1300 – 1600 hrs.
Closed: The day following a long weekend, Christmas week and Easter weekend.
Guided tours by appointment only.

National Air Force Museum of Canada

Mailing Address: 8 Wing Trenton
PO Box 1000, Stn Forces , Astra ON, K0K 3W0
World Wide Web:
Hours of operation: Summer 1 May - 30 Sep: Mon to Sun 1000 - 1700 hrs.
Winter 1 Oct - 30 Apr: Wed to Sun 1000 - 1700 hrs.
Mon and Tue Closed.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Cottage Life North--In Toronto?

If you are not enjoying a cottage country weekend getaway and always wanted to know about cottage country and the joys of cottaging, then you should attend the Cottage Life Show in Toronto.

The Fall Cottage Life Show will be held November 2-4, 2007 at the International Centre in Toronto. There will be a wide range of experts who can talk on subjects as diverse as winter safety in cottage country, building and renovation, cottage style and decorating, cooking and entertaining in cottage country, and everything to do with getting the most out of winter at your cottage.

See Cottage Life Show.

If you are intent on going north into cottage country for the weekend, and you do not own a cottage, you can choose from a number of options on the Ontario Travel North of Toronto website, such as cottage resorts, cottages and cabins, and other forms of cottage country accommodation.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Romantic Getaways North of Toronto

November is the month to take a break before the busy Christmas season with a trip North of Toronto for a Romantic Weekend away. Ontario Travel North of Toronto members have assembled more than 40 romantic getaways with package amenities.

A combination of Inns, Resorts, Cottages and hotels offer up some of the best value prices during the month of November. Locations from Orangeville in the south, to Sudbury in the north, Ottawa in the East and the Beaver Valley in the west are providing interesting package combos including a variety of amenities and meal plans. A sample of a a few names of the getaways are "Romance and Laughter", "Couples Relaxation", "Resort to Romance", and "Wine and Dine".

Make November a Month For Romance and travel Ontario north of Toronto