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.
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