Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bed & Breakfast Specials Celebrate Tourism Week June 1-7

Celebrate Tourism Week June 1-7 with great deals on Bed & Breakfast Rates.

Photo: Eden Place Bed & Breakfast

Ansaku B & B + More

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Golf Courses in Good Shape North in Ontario

The golfing is excellent as the foliage and grass fill in on the fairways and links north of Toronto.
Check out more than 45 golf getaways from the members.

Courses are available from Lake Simcoe, to the Ottawa Valley,Meaford to Muskoka, the Kawarthas, Haliburton, North Bay,Georgian Bay and Manitoulin Island

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Doors Open Ontario North of Toronto

North of Toronto…………… May 22, 2009. One of Ontario’s best tourist value experiences is free this weekend in Brockville-Thousand Islands-north east of Toronto, Orillia-north of Toronto, and St. Mary’s north west of Toronto. The Doors open events feature free admission and tours in many historical buildings, include hiking tours, guided walks, though some of Ontario’s historically significant destinations.

There are many areas of activity and interest for history buffs, such as Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site:

Doors Open Brockville-Thousand Islands 2009
Event Date: May 23, 2009 to May 23, 2009 Reserve Brockville Area Hotels.

In the Orillia area Leacock Museum National Historic Site:

Doors Open Orillia 2009
Event Date: May 23, 2009 to May 24, 2009. Reserve Orillia Accommodation


In St. Mary’s Ontario you can visit one Ontario’s 1867 Limestone buildings, now operating as the Westover Inn. Doors Open St. Marys 2009
Event Date: May 23, 2009 to May 23, 2009

See Doors Open Ontario for more events throughout the year. See additional May events and festivals north of Toronto.


Getaways for the Whole Family North of Toronto

Getaways for the whole family North of Toronto. At these Inns and Resorts you will find anything you need for a great holiday to keep everyone happy.

Photo: Green Wilderness Lodge

Romantic Getaway Elora Mill Inn

Family Getaway Green Wilderness Lodge

Spa Getaways Viamede Resort

Fishing Getaways Rockview Camp Cottage Resort

Golf Getaway Blue Mountain Lodges

Spring Getaways Auld Reekie Lodge

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Get a Jump on Summer Deals North of Toronto

Time to think about Summer holidays and get a Jump on great deals North of Toronto.
Photo Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre

Summer Getaways Deerhurst Resort
Summer Getaways Birch Lodge
Family Getaways Tall Pines Cottages
Golf Getaways Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre
Summer Getaways Best Western Highland Inn & Conference Centre -Midland
Cruise Getaways Midland Tours
Golf Getaways Red Pine Inn
Romantic Getaways Northridge Inn
Golf Getaways Loralea Country Inn Resort
Summer Getaways Barry's Bay Cottage Resort
Summer Getaways Tyrolean Village Resort
Family Getaways Moose Point Cottages
Family Getaways Green Wilderness Lodge
Summer Getaways Sunnylea Resort

Fishing Ontario Canada Tournaments-Derbys

Get the list of Walleye, Bass, Salmon fishing tournaments across Ontario. Put Free Family Fishing Week July `10-12 weekend on your summer vacation calendar. Check out the fishing getaways north of Toronto for more than 40 great fishing locations in one of the 250,000 Ontario lakes, or thousands of rivers and streams.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ontario Travel to Fresh Veg North of Toronto

While listening to today's Fresh Air interviews of chefs and farmers on CBC and their excitement surrounding the fresh asparagus, reminded me to head over to Barrie's farmers market. I had may first taste of fresh asparagus last week after visiting Barrie Hill farm just north of Barrie. I actually enjoyed two raw spring spears on the way home.......... crisp and delicious. See Ontario Farmers' Markets for a location near you. Today's Globe and Mail features Cottage Country markets, farms and road side stands.

Photo: Kawarthas Farmers' Market in Kinmount Ontario, is open every Sat. in the summer. Get north of Toronto on an Ontario May Getaway a taste some of the early spring produce.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Victoria Day Weekend Family & Couples Getaways North of Toronto

Victoria Day Weekend Family, Couples & Romantic getaways are found North of Toronto in many locations

Photo: Delta Rocky Crest Resort, Mactier Muskoka

Family Getaways Tall Pines Cottages

Spa & Wellness Getaway The Briars Resort & Spa

Family Getaways Comfort Inn Sudbury

Victoria Weekend Family Getaways Delawana Inn Resort and Conference Centre

Victoria Weekend Family Getaways Nor'Loch Lodge Resort

Victoria Day Weekend Family Getaways Delta Rocky Crest Resort

Victoria Day Weekend Couples Getaway Chalet In the Woods B & B Retreat

Click here for more family getaways and more May Getaways

Travel Benefits For Canadian Travelers

The CBC is reporting today on a study of travel benefits for consumers

"Among those who took a trip for pleasure, almost two-thirds (63 per cent) said their main reason for taking the trip was a desire for rest and relaxation. The next most popular benefit cited was a desire to keep family ties strong. A full 48 per cent of all travellers responded that renewing personal connections and building lasting memories with spouses and children was a highly important benefit of vacations."

Needless to say the top 2 benifits can be found here in Canada, and specifically in Ontario. Check out the Family Getaway section of the Ontario Travel North website.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Golf, Spa, Adventure & Relax North of Toronto

Golf, Spa, ATV Adventure and Relaxing Getaways North of Toronto can be found at the following locations:
Meaford, Gravenhurst, Blue Mountain -Collingwood, Minden

Photo: Meaford Golf Course and Country Club

Golf Getaway Meaford Golf Course and Country Club
Spring Getaway Taboo Resort, Golf and Spa
Spa Getaway Westin Trillium House , Blue Mountain
ATV Adventure Getaway Loralea Country Inn Resort

Friday, May 08, 2009

Ontario Travel: Where does Southern Ontario End?

How far north is the real north, or ture north or Canada north?? Where does Northern Ontario start? This ongoing question has been an enigma for years. Unfortunately northern Ontario boundaries tend to change and shift depending on governments looking for votes in so called boundary ridings. In reality, Northern Ontario is more about perception in the eyes of potential tourists, visitors, or southern Ontario residents. See Northern Ontario . Participate in our blog discussion and tell us where Northern Ontario starts. Photo: Green Wilderness Lodge, Gogama Ontario

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Sneak Away this Spring for a Romantic, Spa or Spring Getaway North of Toronto

Romantic, Spa and Spring Getaways are available in the following areas:
Honey Harbour, Lakefield, Merrickville and Algonquin Park Whitney

Photo: Couples Resort

Spa Getaways Delawana Inn Spa and Conference Resort
Romantic Getaways The Village Inn Lakefield
Spring Getaways Sam Jakes Inn
Spa Getaways Couples Resort

Inns North of Toronto ReceiveTop Ontario Hospitality Awards

Three 400Eleven member inns received WOW awards for exceptional hospitality from Ontario's Finest Inn's and Spas.

Millcroft Inn & Spa offer an overall spa experience that is detailed and comprehensive. From the comfy lounge areas to the healthy treats to the amazing services to the warm and professional staff to attention to every detail, the guest is spoiled.

Photo: Millcroft Inn & Spa

Ste. Anne's Country Inn & Spa most generous use of idle time

The service providers here do not miss one opportunity to offer 'little extras' for guests and make use of idle time. Whether it's sending the pedicure tools and left over lotion or the exfoliating gloves home with the guest or giving a leg massage while the mask dries or a head massage while the client is wrapped up, the guest is always made to feel spoiled!

Avalon Spa - Inn at Christie's Mill best health questionnaire
The health questionnaire that guests are asked to fill out at this spa is a two way communication tool. The client is asked pertinent questions, but also reads information about opportunities and procedures that are good to know.

See WOW awards for more information.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Spring, Spa, Fishing and Victoria Day Weekend Packages North of Toronto

There are a lot of spring getaways and packages for relaxing, fishing, and Victoria Day Weekend available at Minden Crystal Falls and Haliburton:
Photo: Chalet in the Woods

Spa Getaways -Oakview Lodge
Fishing Getaways -Okimot Lodge
Victoria Day Weekend Getaways -Chalet in the Woods

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Ontario Travel Fishing Updates Stories

Something fishy's going on in today's Toronto Star, will give some perspecitive on the 2009 Fishing Season now under way in Ontario

"The first is an Ontario fishing licence available through the Natural
Resources ministry, outdoors stores and most lodges. And as of Sept. ... See complete story

For More on Ontario Fishing
See Ontario Fishing Regulations
See Fishing Getaways in Ontario