Friday, November 27, 2009

Romancing Winter-Ontario Family Fun

Festivals of LightChristmas Wreath,Winterin Ontario officially starts on December 21 with the Winter Solstice. Ski area destinations are hoping for a mountain of snow. Festivals of lights and exciting romantic getaways give an eary start to the festival season. November and December travel events and festivals north of Toronto are ready for families with Santa Claus parades and tree lighting ceremonies. Visitors heading north should always check road conditions. Reserve now for your Christmas
New Year
weekends and winter holiday getaways north of Toronto.



Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week


Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

North Of Superior Tourism Area
North of Superior Tourism Area

North Of Superior Tourism Area www.northofsuperior.org
Whether you're a first time visitor or a seasoned traveller, you're going to have fun exploring our vast 60,000 square mile wilderness vacationland north of Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world. Drive the Canadian portion of the world famous Lake Super Circle Tour, hike,
kayak or canoe in our nature parks, fish, hunt, try golfing and enjoy our safe communities, highways, unique history, outdoor heritage, and friendly people.




Romantic Getaway of the Week

Ste. Anne's Country Inn & Spa - Grafton, Ontario


Ste. Anne's Country Inn SpaSte. Anne's Country Inn & Spa - One Night Stay for Two - Standard
$485 per person, per night based on double occupancy. Package includes round trip transportation on Via Rail from Union Station, a four-diamond accommodationin a standard room, all meals, afternoon tea, $100 spa allowance, 2 group wellness classes each, and use of the facilities.
Grafton, Ontario, Information
  


Family Getaway of the Week

Booker's Clear Lake Cottages - Emsdale, Ontario


Booker's Clear Lake Cottages Booker's Clear Lake Cottages - Autumn is the best time of year to
vacation. The summer crowd has gone home and there are NO BUGS!! Vibrant colours and crisp air. Our resort has hosted weddings, leadership training weekends, and family reunions. There is a community centre in our backyard available to rent for your event.
Emsdale, Ontario, Information


Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Kashaga Lodge - Haliburton,, Ontario


Kashaga Lodge Kashaga Lodge - Kashaga Lodge encompasses a full 5-acres on the shoreline of Lake Kashagawigamog, one of Haliburton's largest and most scenic lakes.There are relatively few accommodation units, which means the property is never crowded. One of the things that makes Kashaga Lodge unique is the wide variety of accommodation types available, each with its own character and ammenities.The resort's cottages are situated along the shore of one of the best bass and muskie fishing bays on the lake. The property includes a 100 yard "fairway" where guests can safely practice their short-iron
golf game. In the winter, snowmobilers have plenty of space to warm up their sleds or can enjoy ice fishing on the lake.
Haliburton, Ontario, Information



Spa Getaway of the Week

Viamede Resort - Woodview, Ontario


Viamede Conference Resort & Spa Viamede Resort - Nestled on the shore line of Spectacular Stoney Lake in the heart of the kawarthas you will enjoy our country inspired Spa & Salon. Enjoy a girls getaway, an intimate escape and pair your stay with one of our many spa services. For more information on our
Woodview, Ontario, Information



Attraction of the Week

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons - Midland, Ontario


Sainte-Marie among the HuronsSainte-Marie among the Hurons - Evenings November 26, 27 & 28 - 5:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. Visitors to Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” event will experience Midland’s famous heritage site amidst the magical glow of over 2,000 candles, enjoying an enchanting community evening in the Christmas spirit. Event preparation begins weeks ahead as Sainte-Marie’s staff decorates the historic buildings and grounds, prepares craft materials, and organizes the spectacular candledisplay that has come to symbolize this unique event. Web Site Click Here
Midland, Ontario, Information



Attraction of the Week

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures - Collingwood, Ontario


Scenic Caves Nature AdventuresScenic Caves Nature Adventures - Nature, history and Adventure for the whole family. Self guided tour of caves, caverns and lookouts on the highest point
of the Niagara Escarpment. Ontario's Longest Suspension footbridge offers light adventure and the most spectacular views of Georgian Bay and Surrounding
Countryside. Gemstone Mining, mini golf, trout pond, picnic areas, snack bar and gift shop. Please, no pets and running or hiking shoes are necessary.
Collingwood, Ontario, Information



Attraction of the Week

MacLaren Art Centre - Barrie, Ontario

MacLaren Art CentreThe MacLarenArtCentre is Simcoe County's regional public art gallery providing innovative, relevant and accessible programming. The award winning building houses four galleries, an education centre, gallery shop and licensed café with a secluded patio. The MacLaren is centrally located with ample parking making it a must see year round destination. The MacLaren is open seven days a week, Mon to Fri, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday noon to 4:00 pm. Closed statutory holidays. Admission is voluntary. Suggested donation $5.
Barrie, Ontario, Information




Friday, November 20, 2009

Romancing Winter-Festivals of Lights

Summer Beaches OntarioWinter in Ontario resort destinations is just around the corner. Festivals of lights and exciting romantic getaways are reasons to travel north in Ontario. November and December travel events and festivals north of Toronto are ready for families with Santa Claus parades and tree lighting ceremonies. Visitors heading north should always check road conditions. Reserve now for your Christmas New Year weekends and winter holiday getaways north of Toronto.


Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week


Featured Ontario Destinations &Travel Tourism Associations

Haliburton Highlands Tourism Region

Haliburton Highlands Tourism RegionHaliburton Highlands Tourism Region
The Haliburton Highlands is just two hours north of Toronto, but it’s also a world away. Unforgettable countryside sculpted by towering rock formations, majestic forests, postcard-perfect vistas, and scenic, rolling hills. Whether you want to tube down a lazy river or shoot white water in a kayak, this is the place. With more than 600 lakes and miles of picturesque rivers connecting them, a person could explore our waters for a lifetime and never see the same shoreline twice. The natural environment of the Haliburton Highlands inspires the vibrant arts community that continues to flourish – with artist studios, theatre, outdoor concerts, opera and the Haliburton School of the Arts.
See
Haliburton Highlands Tourism Region



Romantic Getaway of the Week

The Irwin Inn - Lakefield, Ontario

The Irwin InnTheIrwin Inn - A crackling fire, fine wine, candlelight dining and beautiful sunsets, are delightful to the senses of romantics. Experience this “Sensory Delight” getaway at the lake. Fireplace suites and cottages, with whirlpool or private hot tub or pool offer the perfect escape. Luscious truffles and fruit, wine, exotic teas and coffee are in your room to enjoy! 2 nights, 2 elegant dinners, 2 complete breakfasts, and use of most seasonal recreational activities are included.
Lakefield, Ontario, Information



Family Getaway of the Week

Barry's Bay Cottage Resort - Barry's Bay, Ontario
Barry's Bay Cottage Resort
Barry's Bay Cottage Resort - Featuring a clear, sand bottom lake with
your own access to the lake from the waterfront cottages, Barry's Bay Cottage Resort is a hit with the families. We also have a separate beach area, large children’s playground and a games room for the teens. Add in your own private fire pit, dock and large deck overlooking the lake and it is easy why guests return year after year. Select cottages even have their own private outdoor hot tub. Come let Barry's Bay Cottage Resort be your home away
from home!
Barry's Bay, Ontario, Information



Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Birch Lodge - Blind River, Ontario
Birch Lodge
Birch Lodge
- A pleasant welcome awaits you as you come to relax and enjoy the fall colors on the shores of Granary Lake. All five of our housekeeping cottages face the lake and have a wonderful view. Our hiking trails a magnificent at this time of the year
We have something for everyone. Call for Rates
Blind River, Ontario, Information



Spa Getaway of the Week

Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley - Barrie, Ontario

Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe ValleyCarriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley - Located only 1 hour north of Toronto, Carriage Ridge Resort in Horseshoe Valley offers a relaxing and FUN getaway! Snowflakes dance outside your balcony doors as you enjoy a Spa Treatment in your condo suite. Your suite is complete with a private balcony and kitchen amenities for late night snacks. Or select a 1-Bedroom Suite with a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub... Getaways include accommodation in a condo-suite, Snacks, DVD Rental, Spa Gift, Express Manicure&Pedicure OR Hot Stone Foot Massage
Barrie, Ontario, Information



Attraction of the Week

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons - Midland, Ontario

Sainte-Marie among the HuronsSainte-Marie among the Hurons - Evenings November 26, 27 & 28 - 5:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. Visitors to Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” event will experience Midland’s famous heritage site amidst the magical glow of over 2,000 candles, enjoying an enchanting community evening in the Christmas spirit. Event preparation begins weeks ahead as Sainte-Marie’s staff decorates the historic buildings and grounds, prepares craft materials, and organizes the spectacular candle display that has come to symbolize this unique event. Web Site Click Here
Midland, Ontario, Information



Attraction of the Week

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. - Haliburton, Ontario

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. - The Outdoor Education Programs at Haliburton Forest are designed to fully engage participants in the Outdoor Experience. Our teaching philosophy is simple: people learn best by doing. In addition, taking the time to reflect on the experience is a very important component of the learning process. Our programs are developed under 3 broad categories: 1) Adventure Based Leadership Programs, 2) Outdoor Skills and Pursuits and 3) Environmental Education. Each of these categories can be overlapped to suit the specific needs and desired learning outcomes. After consultation
with your teacher/leader of visiting group, we tailor your programs to suit your needs
.
Haliburton, Ontario, Information



Attraction of the Week

Shania Twain Centre - Timmins, Ontario
Shania Twain Centre

Shania Twain Centre - Built in honor of the famous hometown girl, the Shania Twain Centre enables fans from around the world to find out more about this
popular superstar.
Timmins, Ontario, Information





Friday, November 13, 2009

Romancing the Fall-Festivals of Lights

Summer Beaches OntarioWinter in Ontario is just around the corner. Festivals of lights and exciting romantic getaways are reasons to travel north in Ontario. November road trips for families will catch Christmas craft shows for early holiday shopping and perhaps a Santa Claus parade. Without the foliage
visitors can see exceptional vistas along with a country walks, a hike or bike ride. Reserve now for your
Christmas New Year weekends and winter holiday getaways north of Toronto.


Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Georgian Bay Tourism

Georgian Bay TourismGeorgian Bay Tourism Georgian Bay Tourism represents Ontario's Historic resort and boating destination with attractions, resorts, hotels, inns, marinas, winter recreation, summer beaches and cruise ships. The towns of Midland,Penetanguishene (Penetang), Honey Harbour, and Port Severn and the townships of Tay and Tiny make up the area of Southern Georgian Bay. The Trent-Severn Historic Waterway links to Georgian Bay-Lake Huron in the town of Port Severn. 90 minutes north
of Toronto. See
Georgian Bay Tourism

Romantic Getaway of the Week

Tall Pines Cottages - Minden, Ontario

Tall Pines CottageTall Pines Cottages - Enjoy a relaxing getaway at Tall Pines Cottages, on the shores of Twelve Mile Lake. Relax on the beach or sundeck, or take a quiet cruise in a canoe. Savor the fine cuisine offered in the area restaurants, take in the local art scene, or stroll along the countless trails. Please contact us for Rates
Minden, Ontario, Information

Family Getaway of the Week

Terrawoods Cottage - Parry Sound, Ontario
Terrawoods Cottage and RV Resort
Terrawoods Cottage - Come and enjoy the peace and serenity of Horseshoe Lake. The cottages are heated with fireplaces or wall heaters and if you don’t want to enjoy a camp fire outside you can always curl up and enjoy the propane fire inside and the cable TV.. The canoes, kayaks and paddle-boats are all included and boat & motor rentals are available. The ATV trail is practically at our door-step. Parry Sound, Ontario, Information

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Buttermilk Falls Resort - Minden, Ontario
Buttermilk Falls Resort
Buttermilk Falls Resort
- FALL at Buttermilk Falls Resort is all about ATVing, breathtaking colours, the sound of the falls, bon fires and relaxing in the hot tub. Package includes: 2 nights accommodationin our 2 & 3 bedroom Log Cabins and Pine Cottages. Weekend ATV Trail Pass Dinner at “That Place” in Carnarvon

Spa Getaway of the Week

Harbour View Inn - Barrie, Ontario

Harbour View InnHarbour View Inn - Includes two 60 min Swedish massages & access to the Scandinavian Baths, two embroidered robes, sandals for each guest, lunch for 2 at the Spa Bistro & bottled water. Value $199/person (plus tax) Reservations required. Bathing suits mandatory. Guests must be 19+ yrs. old.Barrie, Ontario, Information

Attraction of the Week

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons - Midland, Ontario

Sainte-Marie among the HuronsSainte-Marie among the Hurons - Evenings November 26, 27 & 28 - 5:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. Visitors to Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” event will experience Midland’s famous heritage site amidst the magical glow of over 2,000 candles, enjoying an enchanting community evening in the Christmas spirit. Event preparation begins weeks ahead as Sainte-Marie’s staff decorates the historic buildings and grounds, prepares craft materials, and organizes the spectacular candle display that has come to symbolize this unique event. Web Site Click Here Midland, Ontario, Information




Attraction of the Week

Muskoka Wildlife Centre - Severn Bridge, Ontario

Muskoka Wildlife CentreMuskoka Wildlife Centre, A 100 acre wildlife park, featuring exhibits of live animals including moose, wolves, eagles, bears and much more. Everyday, enjoy "Meet the Creature" presentations. Located 20 minutes north of Orillia, right on Highway 11 North.
Severn Bridge, Ontario, Information

Attraction of the Week

Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour

Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour - Timmins, Ontario

Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour, Journey under the earth and experience the workings of a mine, pan for gold and learn about the area's mining history at the Timmins Gold Mine Tour.Timmins, Ontario, Information


Friday, November 06, 2009

Romancing the Fall-Festivals of Lights

Summer Beaches OntarioLate fall festivals of lights and exciting romantic getaways are reasons to travel north in Ontario. November Fall road trips for families will catch the end of the fall leaf season along with a Santa Claus parade. Without the foliage visitors can see exceptional vistas along with a country walks, a hike or bike ride. November ski country ski and snowboard swap will help winter getaway enthusiasts to get ready for the Ontario outdoor winter holiday season. Reserve now for your Christmas
New Year
weekends and holidays.


Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week



Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Veterans' Week November. 5-11

Remembrance Day: Wednesday November 11

Veterans' Week NovemberThis year during Veterans' Week Canadians are asked to take remembrance one step further. Show how you remember by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony, visiting the local cenotaph or monument, sharing your thoughts of remembrance online, or wearing a poppy with pride. This Veterans' Week, how will you remember?
See more at
Veterans' Affairs



Romantic Getaway of the Week

Fortune's Madawaska Valley Inn - Huntsville, Ontario

Fortune'sMadawaska Valley Inn - In the peaceful Madawaska Valley you can take the time to once again enjoy each other’s company. Spend the day in the great out of doors (or not) and then wile away the evening enjoying a romantic, five-course wine-tasting dinner for two. Package includes: welcome bottle of wine, a two night stay, two full breakfasts, five- course wine-tasting dinner with souvenir menu and tasting notes.
Barry's Bay, Ontario, Information



Family Getaway of the Week

Tally - Ho Inn - Huntsville, Ontario
Tally - Ho Inn
Tally - Ho Inn - Get-a-Way from the city for awhile at Tally - Ho Inn, Muskoka. Enjoy our lakeside cottages and home cooked meals. Most accommodation with wood burning fireplaces and some with Jacuzzi . Games room with ping pong, billiards, air hockey and darts or play a tune on the baby grand piano. After dinner curl up in front of your fireplace with your favourite book or watch tv.
Huntsville, Ontario, Information



Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Trillium Resort and Spa - Port Sydney, Ontario

Trillium Resort and SpaTrillium Resort and Spa - This year take advantage of our Fall Getaway Package from only $250 per person. Package includes two nights accommodations, a full breakfast and four course dinner daily and a $50 Spa allowance to utilize in our spectacular Spa facilities. Enjoy the colours of the Season in an exclusive "Adult" only setting.
Port Sydney, Ontario, Information



Spa Getaway of the Week

Scandinave Spa - Blue Mountain, Ontario
Scandinave Spa - Blue Mountain

Scandinave Spa - Includes two 60 min Swedish massages & access to the Scandinavian Baths, two embroidered robes, sandals for each guest, lunch for 2 at the Spa Bistro & bottled water. Value $199/person (plus tax) Reservations required. Bathing suits mandatory. Guests must be 19+ yrs. old.
Blue Mountains, Ontario, Information



Attraction of the Week

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. - Haliburton, Ontario

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. - The Outdoor Education Programs at Haliburton Forest are designed to fully engage participants in the Outdoor Experience. Our teaching philosophy is simple: people learn best by doing. In addition, taking the time to reflect on the experience is a very important component of the learning process. Our programs are developed under 3 broad categories: 1) Adventure Based Leadership Programs, 2) Outdoor Skills and Pursuits and 3) Environmental Education. Each of these categories can be overlapped to suit the specific needs and desired learning outcomes. After consultation
with your teacher/leader of visiting group, we tailor your programs to suit your needs.
Haliburton, Ontario, Information



Attraction of the Week

Wye Marsh WIldlfie Centre - Midland, Ontario

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Explore the Wye Marsh on your own or join the Outdoor Educators for an interpretive walk, feed the chickadees, stroll the boardwalk, search for animal tracks in the snow or learn about nature in the Exhibit Hall. During all seasons the Wye Marsh offers interesting activities and programs for everyone and can design programs to fit your needs. Contact the Wye Marsh for more details.
Midland, Ontario, Information