Wednesday, October 29, 2008

John Hartman-Cities-Only Two Days Left

Cities only tells half the story in John Hartman's exhibit at the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario.

Who would of thought, Parry Sound, Port Severn and Owen Sound would be side by side with creations from London, New York, Montreal and Halifax.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Horseshoe Valley Resort In the News.

Today’s Globe and Mail article “The British are coming to play and invest”, may be an indication of future tourism growth in a select number of four season destination areas. Sited in the article was the Horseshoe Valley Resort just north west of Barrie, where the new owners Skyline International Developments are building a complete four season resort destination by incorporating their 800 acres at Port McNicoll on Georgian Bay.

See Horseshoe Valley Resort.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Ontario Travel Value Season Getaways North of Toronto

Romancing the Late Fall North of Toronto
Late Autumn, 2008. Some of the best value season rates and Ontario travel bargains are at the many Ontario Resorts, Inns, hotels and B& B’s North of Toronto. Late fall getaways can include film festivals, festivals of lights, hiking and biking, harvest dining, swishing through the fall leaves or just old fashioned relaxing in front of an outdoors bonfire. Outdoor enthusiasts will find less foliage and more wildlife. See fall getaways

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Late October Ontario Travel Options

Haliburton and Midland destinations are offering interesting travel options this weekend.

Consider the 19'th annual Harvest Festival Tour throughout from Wyebridge to Downtown Midland. A stop at Mad Michael's is a must on your trip to Midland. See Building Photo.
The Haliburton Sculpture forest in the Village of Haliburton is adding a sculpture by Bill Lishman-A work originally created for Expo ’86 in Vancouver. Leishman is an Artist, sculptor, filmmaker, author, art director, inventor, pilot, naturalist, entrepreneur. See Sculputure Photo.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bala Cranberry Festival--in Muskoka this weekend

Discover the unique Bala Cranberry Festival in Muskoka this weekend. Catch the end to the fall colour foliage season with some new Crannberry fall colors. There are many weekend events taking place north of Toronto during the month of October 2008. See October events

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ontario Winter Vacation Planning

Winter Travel Consumer Shows This Weekend

Outdoors and winter enthusiasts can get a head start on choosing a vacation for Christmas getaways, downhill ski holidays, cross country skiing, snowshoeing adventures, snowmobiling, and ATV treks. Two locations in Toronto and Mississauga are hosting consumer shows starting October 16, and 17 running through until October 19th, 2008. The Ski and Snowboard show takes place at the Canadian National Exhibition, in downtown Toronto and the Snowmobile and ATV show takes place at the International centre beside Pearson International Airport in Mississauga.

Ontario tourist operators will be represented at both of the shows as well as the Ministry of Tourism promoting winter vacations in the Province. A variety of 2008-09 Ontario winter getaways can be viewed at Ontario Winter Getaways North of Toronto . The Ontario Travel North of Toronto website has one of the best selections for a variety of winter fun activities for the family or for the romantic couple looking for winter fun and adventure. Visitors should check out winter options before heading to either of the shows in anticipation of a snowy winter wonderland in the traditional Snow Belt regions of Ontario

Muskoka Cavalcade of Fall Colours Continues

Brilliant Fall Colours are highlighted in the Muskoka Region.
Photo by Robin Tapley Thursday October 16, 2008.

See fall Muskoka Road Trips for ideas and destinations for fall colours

Get updates on fall colour report from Ministry of Tourism
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Fall Colours along Lake Simcoe, Kempenfelt Bay.

Photo taken Thursday October 16th, 2008 by r.taylor

Lots of great colours still available north of Toronto!!

See fall colour routes for ideas on your next road trip north.

Check the Ministry of Tourism fall colour report for the current state of leaf change throughout the Province of Ontario
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Colour photos 2008 from Newmarket area.

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Thanksgiving weekend 2008-Kempenfelt Bay

One of the best weekends for fall colours in many years is this Thanksgiving weekend
where the weather is in the mid 20's, the sun is shining and the leaves are close to peak
fall colour foliage along Kempenfelt Bay just north of Barrie Ontario. The colour season is going to be a bit longer with the higher temperatures, with little frost to date.

A trip for those close to Toronto could be a circle trip around Lake Simcoe to see the fall colours.

See additional fall road trips and colors and Ontario resort destination getaways
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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend Hike with Naturalist Robin Tapley

Muskoka Fall Beauty and Colours
Join Naturalist Robin Tapley at Red Leaves Resort this weekend on one of two guided nature walks this Saturday. The nature walks which depart from the Wallace Marina at 10 am and 1 pm allow participants an opportunity to discover the trails that meander through hardwood and coniferious forests. We'll explore the boardwalk which winds its way through cotton grass, pitcher plants and sphagum moss while watching for fall migrants search for food during their southern migration. From the Observation Deck we'll be rewarded with a birds eye view of one of Ontario's magnificent wetlands surrounded in a cavalacade of fall colours. For information or to make a reservation please call the Red Leaves Discovery Centre at 1 705 765 8799.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Fall Colours over Kempenfelt Bay-Lake Simcoe

Visitors to Barrie and residents alike were treated to a double rainbow over Kemepnfelt Bay this past week. Fall colours will be peaking over the next week along Lake Simcoe, and will make for the perfect close to Toronto road trip north along the roads and trails ov Lake Simcoe. See Lake Simcoe fall colour road trips. This photo was taken from the park at Minet's Point in Barrie Ontario.

Additonal Ontario fall travel ideas can be found, at fall colour drives and fall getaways north of Toronto
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