Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas New Year Vacations

Cross Country SkiingSonwtubing FunSki resort areas and accommodation facilities near ski areas have snow and a selection of winter getaway options. A mountain of snow continues to fall this week and the official day for the start of Winter in Ontario is less than a week away on December 21. Reserve now for your last minute Christmas New Year weekends. Visitors heading north should check road, snow, and weather conditions. It is not too early to plan your December getaways around the Olympic Torch Run. With inspiration your child may want to jump into a winter sport with the
hope of being a future Olympian. January, February, and March are prime winter months where a recreation activity can become a
winter sports activity with passion. Embrace the many winter sports including snow tubing, snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding (boarding), ice fishing. Festivals of lights continue into the New Year north of Toronto.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Georgian Bay Tourism

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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

Barry's Bay Cottage Resort - Barry's Bay, Ontario

Barry's Bay Cottage ResortBarry's Bay Cottage Resort - Looking for that romantic getaway where the first thing you see every morning is the gorgeous lake view? Where the only sounds you hear are the rustling trees, the singing birds and chirping chipmunks? Where the biggest decision of the day is shall I go for a paddle down the lake or read another chapter in my book? Then look no further. Barry's Bay, Ontario, Information

Family Getaway of the Week

Lakewoods Cottage Resort - Dwight, Ontario

Lakewoods Cottage Resort Lakewoods Cottage Resort - Welcome to Lakewoods Cottage Resort, our little piece of paradise on the shores of beautiful Oxtongue Lake. Our fully equipped house-keeping cottages are your ideal home-away-from-home while exploring Muskoka and the Algonquin Highlands.Each of our nine house-keeping cottages comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a gas BBQ, a television set and a gas fireplace. Winter activities include riding the hundreds of snowmobile trials in the Muskoka Parry Sound Area. Try downhill skiing or snow boarding at a local hill, or book a dog-sledding adventure with nearby professionals.Dwight, Ontario, Information

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Cedar Meadows Resort - Timmins, Ontario

Cedar Meadows Resort & SpaCedar Meadows Resort - A sumptuous dinner in the warm ambiance of our Voyageur Dining Room and a massage with your partner by your side…all of this to allow you to spend time with the one you love. 2 Nights accommodation in a Junior Suite (1 Queen Bed, Fireplace, Jacuzzi), 2 Dinner Vouchers ($75 value for the couple), 2 Breakfast Vouchers ($20 value for the couple), 1 Day Pass at Kamiskotia Ski Resort, 1 Hot Stone Massage (1 hour), 1 Hydrotherapy Session in our Spa Capsule (½ hour) & 1 Sauna Session (½ hour), 1 Herbal Tea Break. Timmins, Ontario, Information

Spa Getaway of the Week

Ogopogo Resort - Minden, Ontario

Ogopogo ResortOgopogo Resort - Relax and enjoy the ambiance of Mountain Lake and your lakeside cottage some with Jacuzzi bath and fireplace. During your getaway, indulge in a professional deep relaxation massage or reflexology treatment or a combination of both. A weekend getaway for two including two treatments of one hour each from $585/couple, plus taxes. A mid-week getaway including two treatments from $500/couple, plus taxes for two nights. Add a gourmet fireside dinner for two on one evening for $80
Minden, 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

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