Friday, February 22, 2008

Ontario Travel Easter is Early in 2008

Easter Getaways North of Toronto

One of the earliest signals for spring is the Easter holiday and vacation period. Easter 2008 is no exception with the Easter weekend staring early March 20 with Good Friday March 21, 2008 and ending Easter Monday March 24, 2008. This is the perfect time to take that 2, 3 or 4 day getaway with the kids and hunt for Easter eggs, the Easter Bunny, special Easter Sunday church services, parades, family togetherness, and of course lots of Easter chocolate. We at 400Eleven wish everyone a "Happy Easter". Please check our events page for Easter activities North of Toronto, Ontario. Selections of Easter Getaway Packages north of Toronto please visit

Easter Spring Getaways.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ontario Top 10 Reasons to stay for March Break

Top Ten Reasons To Stay In Ontario For the March Spring School Break………..when you travel by car for a March Break Vacation North of Toronto.

  1. No rushing to the airport,
  2. No standing in line at airport
  3. No lost luggage
  4. Lots of Maple Syrup in Ontario
  5. Great Family accommodation packages
  6. Great Romantic Couples packages
  7. No mosquitoes in Ontario in March
  8. Good snow base for winter sports
  9. Lots of quality children’s programs
  10. You don’t need Tropical Medicines

See Ontario March Break Getaway Packages for families and couples.

Family fishing Weekend--Ice Fishing Tournaments

Ontario celebrates Free Family Ice Fishing Weekend on Feb 24, 25. Ice fishing is very good on the larger lakes such as Lake Simcoe and Lake Nipissing, and Georgian Bay however, it is equally as good on many of the smaller Lakes throughout the north and northern Ontario.

The art of Ice Fishing can be perfected north of Toronto into Ontario's resort destinations. A timeless activity to catch the ultimate big one for dinner is every ice fisherman's dream. Go north this winter and experience an ice fishing getaway package at one of the several resort properties and winter resort destinations in northern ontario--where the ice is thicker, and the fish are bigger. Or, you can take in a fishing tournament or derby and win a prize or two Ontario Ice Fishing Derbies & Tournaments.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ontario Travel to March Break Getaways

The next big getaway for Ontario Families will be the March Break or Spring Break school break.
Starting on March 7 for most shcool boards there is a myriad of activities awainting north of Toronto. More than 30 march break getaways will keep the kids busy and the parents happy during the holiday week.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ontario Downhill Ski Packages and Getaways North

Ontario Resort destinations from the Barrie area to Collingwood, Muskoka, Haliburton, North Bay, Ottawa, have many options for the novice or expert skiier. A variety of 18 different ski vacation getaway packages and getaways for snowboarding, are listed below.......all north of Toronto. Check the ski and snowboard report for up-to-date snow conditions and a quick look at ski safety is a must before heading north.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Maple Syrup Festivals-a Spring Tradition north of Toronto

See first hand the boiling of the sap, (sweet water) and the making of the maple syrup. Enjoy fun family events at any one of the maple syrup spring festivals listed below. More than a dozen Maple Syrup Festivals are taking place some as early as the end of February

Recent news about Maple Syrup production from the Haliburton-Kawarthas Maple Syrup Producer indicates that start dates have moved earlier into the beginning of March.
Photo: Sap Buckets being prepared for the harvest.

Some areas of the province in more moderate climate regions amy even start earlier.

Maple syrup starts running when the temperature during the day is +5 C, and during the night
drops to -5 C.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Travel Ontario to March Break Getaways Packages


More than 35 Ontario getaways packages are available for the Spring school break in March. Package prices vary depending on the number in your group or family, type of accommodation or meal choice.

Guests can select from a variety of getaway packages where they can build an igloo, enjoy a sleigh ride, participate in snow tube races, kids games and activities, skiing downhill or cross country, ice skating, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. You can also pretend you are in the Olympics and try the downhill 'luge' package. Several Ontario Resorts are providing sugar bush tours where they will be making maple syrup.

Select a variation of hotels, motels, cottages, resorts or cabins with some exciting value getaways will make the 2008 spring break-march break a vacation to remember.

Many destinations will feature events and festivals, and March Break kids day camps, Maple Syrup festivals and fun competitions. Watch
Watch for changing events and festivals listed for the March spring break period.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Travel Ontario for Dog Sledding in Haliburton

With the Rick Mercer dog sledding in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario, many will be asking where is Haliburton.

Well it is a little east of Muskoka, above the Kawarthas, West of the Ottawa Valley and borders on and includes a bit of Algonquin Park.

For more information on Haliburton Highlands see Haliburton, and Minden.

See dog sedding getaways and discover the excietment of a dog sledding experience

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Where to Find Black History Information North of Toronto

Northern Terminus Journal Launch-February 23, 2008
Grey Roots Museum-Owen Sound: 1:00pm. The launch of Volume 5 of this publication devoted to celebrating Black History. The afternoon will feature a presentation with readings, followed by musical entertainment with the talented Bobby Dean Blackburn and his band! Refreshments. Admission is FREE. For more details about the Journal, please See Grey Roots
Book Hotels on Line in Owen Sound
More information about Black History north of Toronto including The Black Settlement in Oro Township Simcoe County see Ontario Black History
and the Simcoe County Museum

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Meetings and Conferences--Travel North of Toronto, Ontario

Meet and Ski, Golf, Teambuild

Conference facilities north of Toronto have developed a significant degree of sophistication at the conference resorts, hotels, and conference centres (centers) available today. At the same time there are conference and meeting venues that are rustic and equally as productive a a large conference resort hotel. There are more a than 15 operators with conference and meeting facilities.
Many are now equipped with WiFi, and computer hook-ups in meeting rooms. Good sized conference tables, lecterns, and staging can provide for a formal or informal news, or press conference. Many facilities offer complete meeting packages, or individual day rates often including meals. The resorts are flexible and can hold a senior executive business conference just as easily as an education or youth conference for team building. As a natural bonus delegates still consider a conference north and out of the city to be special, be it in a woodland setting, or on a lake. Recreation facilities are often a major incentive for groups, and meeting productivity is automatically enhanced. Meeting Planners often have a captured and happy audience with their meeting delegates. During the winter months there is always a winter outdoor getaway experience available, or a golf getaways during the summer.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Ontario February Travel For Love and Romance

Travel North of Toronto Ontario in February: Accommodation operators are ramping up their romantic getaways for those special winter weekends away in anticipation of Valentine’s Day in February. More than 30 romantic getaways are available at ‘February for Lovers’ north, north east and North West of Toronto. .

A sample of packages and prices at member accommodation properties are available for the budget cottage couples or for those who want to splurge on this special time of the year.