Friday, January 29, 2010

Ontario Winter Vacations

Cross Country SkiingSonwtubing FunFebruary's Ground Hog Day will get everyone talking about spring and March break getaways and maple syrup festivals. Winter getaways include "February for Lovers", Reserve now for your Ontario winter holiday with family day getaway long weekend or "February for Lovers". February is also one of the busiest Ontario Winter travel months for Ontario Winter Carnival and Winterfests. Family fun includes, ice slides, ice sculptures, Snow tubing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and outdoor skating. Ski resort areas and accommodation facilities near ski areas have a selection of winter getaway options during winter carnival weekends. Visitors heading north should check road, snow, and weather conditions. February is a winter month where a recreation activity can become a winning Olympic winter sports activity.
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 (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

The Briars Resort & Spa - Jacksons Point, Ontario
The Briars Resort & SpaThe Briars Resort & Spa - Winter Magic Weekends from $149 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Includes accommodation with all meals and activities.(January 22 to March 7) feature candle light dinner Friday evening, Saturday guided hike with hot mulled wine by the open fire, horse drawn sleigh ride and candle light dinner followed by dancing. Bountiful buffet breakfasts and lunches, accommodation, use of solarium indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness and games rooms are included. Jacksons Point, Ontario, Information




Family Getaway of the Week

Clear Lake Village Resort - Torrance, Ontario
Clear Lake Village ResortClear Lake Village Resort - Winter is a fantastic time of year to spend in Muskoka. Enjoy our year round 4 bedroom cottage with full kitchen, living room, dining area, 4 piece bath, laundry, screened porch with hot tub and cozy wood stove.We are located directly on a snowmobile trail…or enjoy cross country skiing from your doorstep, throughout our 12 acre property…and beyond. A municipal open air skating rink is just a few minutes away, and we are located just minutes to Bala, Port Carling and Gravenhurst for fantastic shopping, dining, attractions and spas. There's lots to do in Muskoka…but sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all. Torrance, Ontario, Information




Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week
Delta Grandview Resort - Huntsville, Ontario
Delta Grandview ResortDelta Grandview Resort - Suite Snowmobile Package Indulge in Delta Grandview Resort's "SUITE" Snowmobile package! Warm up after a great day on the trails by your fireplace, or relax in your jacuzzi tub! Offering direct trail access, secure snowmobile lockup and two unique dining venues. access to hiking trails and winter equipment including
cross-country skis and snowshoes, weather permitting. access to the recreation centre with indoor pool, hob tub, sauna and fitness facility .snowmobile lockup. outdoor parking
Huntsville, Ontario, Information




Spa Getaway of the Week
Eganridge Inn and Spa - Fenelon Falls, Ontario
Eganridge Inn and Spa Eganridge Inn and Spa - How Do I Love Thee? Luxurious accommodation. Breath taking panorama. Seclusion, tranquility, a peaceful refuge for two. A  warm fire softly glowing. Chilled champagne. Succulent strawberries generously dipped in rich chocolate. Fragrant fresh cut flowers to make you smile. A gift of specially selected spa products to delight your senses. An intimate, candlelit dinner delicately prepared and served. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Information





Attraction of the Week

Muskoka Wildlife Centre - Severn Bridge, Ontario
Muskoka Wildlife CentreMuskokaWildlife 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
Shania Twain Centre - Timmins, Ontario

Shania Twain CentreShania 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, January 22, 2010

Ontario Winter Vacations

Cross Country SkiingSonwtubing FunFebruary Getaways include "February for Lovers", or "Love in the snow" north of Toronto. Reserve now for your Ontario winter holiday with family day getaway long weekend. February is also one of the busiest Ontario Winter travel months for Ontario Winter Carnival and Winterfests. Family fun includes, ice slides, ice sculptures, Snow tubing, downhill skiing, cross
country skiing,
snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and outdoor skating. Ski resort areas and accommodation facilities near ski areas have a selection of winter getaway options during winter carnival weekends. Visitors heading north should check road, snow, and weather conditions. January, February, and March are prime winter months where a recreation activity can become a winning Olympic winter sports activity.
 

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

North Muskoka Region

North MuskokaNorth Muskoka Region
http://www.north-muskoka.com/
Muskoka is widely recognized as one of Canada's most popular vacation spots. Whether it is a romantic getaway with someone special, a summer family vacation or special group gathering, the many choices of cottage resorts, inns and lodges make North Muskoka an excellent place to spend a holiday. The resorts in North Muskoka have been greeting guests for generations and are a true reflection of the Muskoka vacation experience. The North Muskoka directory features
private and family owned accommodations offering:

  • Accommodations only minutes from Algonquin Park, Huntsville and Lake of Bays
  • Family vacation packages and couples getaways
  • Weddings and conference venues
  • Casual restaurants and fine dining


Romantic Getaway of the Week

Ahmic Lake - Woodland Echoes Resort - Magnetawan, Ontario

Woodland EchoesAhmicLake - Woodland Echoes Resort - "Just the Two of Us" Package includes: waterfront cottage with fireplace. chalet with private outdoor hot
tub or indoor jacuzzi. breakfast and dinner each day. $15 credit for Spa Treatments. boat and motor for one or three days**. complimentary use of recreational facilities. Seasons May 1st - November 1st.

Magnetawan, Ontario, Information




Family Getaway of the Week

Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley - Shanty Bay (Barrie), Ontario

Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe ValleyCarriageRidge Resort at Horseshoe Valley - Start off your New Year with an incredible getaway to Carriage Ridge Resort only 1 hour north of Toronto! Getawayin January to a spacious condo-suite and FREE access to the “Ridge Club” with indoor pool, hot tub, kids pool, daily activities and more. Enjoy our ski-in ski-out location on the Ridge of Horseshoe Resort, easy drive from Mount St Louis Moonstone and Hardwood Ski & Bike. Shanty Bay (Barrie), Ontario, Information





Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Birch Lodge - Blind River, Ontario

Birch LodgeBirch Lodge - A pleasant welcome awaits you as you come and relax on the peaceful shores of Granary Lake, with four of our House Keeping cottages available for the winter months. Enjoy hiking, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and our picturesque white wonderland.
Blind River, Ontario, Information



Spa Getaway of the Week

Christie's Mill Inn & Spa - Port Severn, Ontario

Inn at Christie's Mill Christie's Mill Inn & Spa - Special time with that special someone, or a retreat for the girls……come to the Spa at Christie's Mill. This package
includes one night accommodation, dinner and breakfast in the water front dining room, $100 Spa credit for each of you and a glass of wine per person, starting at $197.50 per person, applicable taxes and gratuities are additional.
Port Severn, 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



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
 

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ontario Winter Vacations

Cross Country SkiingSonwtubing FunOntarioWinter Carnival and Winterfest season is family fun with ice scuptures, Snow tubing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and outdoor skating. Ski resort areas and accommodation facilities near ski areas
have a selection of
winter getaway options during winter carnival weekend. Reserve now for
your
family day getaway long weekend in February. Visitors heading north should check
road, snow, and weather conditions
. January, February, and March are prime winter months where a recreation activity can become a winning Olympic winter sports activity.


Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week


Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

SpaLotto.com
SpaLotto.comSpaLotto.com www.spalotto.com
Spalotto.com is an auction website where you can bid on various getaway packages, treatments, products, gift cards and more from Canada's favourite spas and inns, below regular cost. At spalotto.com we believe that the spa experience is not a luxury, but a necessity. There are many items to bid on such as getaway packages (both date-specific and non date-specific getaways ), spa treatments, gift cards, retail items and more. You can bid on any number of items as often as you wish - new inventory will be posted on a weekly basis. So add www.spalotto.com to your browers' bookmarks and check back often to look for new deals. Keep watching for new featured items from more inns and spas as spalotto.com grows in popularity.


Romantic Getaway of the Week

Adventure Lodge - Algonquin Park - Whitney, Ontario

Adventure Lodge – Algonquin Park - Whitney Adventure Lodge - nestled amongst the tall, whispering pines and majestic, cascading waters of the Madawaska River lays the Adventure Lodge, a very small, intimate, lodge and dining restaurant. A place along the boundaries of Algonquin Park for nature enthusiasts, adventurers and novices, this lodge, open year round, offers you and a friend or loved one, warmth and comfort in one of our 9 Grand Log cabins, all with wood burning fireplaces, 6 with extra large double Jacuzzis.
Algonquin Park - Whitney, Ontario, Information



Family Getaway of the Week

Auld Reekie Lodge - Gowganda, Ontario
Auld Reekie LodgeAuld Reekie Lodge - Located in the center of it all we offer trails departing our lodge to the North, South, East and West. All these trails connect with
one another creating loops between 75kms and 400 kms. When the days riding is done come back to the lodge and enjoy our comfortable luxury suite accommodations, licensed dinning room with fireplace and wood fired sauna.
Gowganda, Ontario, Information


Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

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

Barry's Bay Cottage ResortBarry's Bay Cottage Resort - When winter hits, there is nothing more relaxing than kicking back and enjoying a soak in the hot tub after a day on the trails. We are connected to the B102 Snowmobile Trail, which doubles as a cross-country trail, and found close to the Algonquin Park trail system. Ice fishing enthusiasts can take advantage of our ice fishing package to go after lake trout in Carson Lake, while downhill skiers can enjoy a day on the slopes at nearby Madawaska Valley Ski Hill.
Barry's Bay, Ontario, Information


Spa Getaway of the Week

Blue Mountain Chalets and Mountain Springs Resort - Collingwood, Ontario
Blue Mountain Chalets
Blue Mountain Chalets and Mountain Springs Resort
- Indulge in the ultimate adult spa escape. Stay overnight in luxury Resort accommodation and spend the day in a traditional Scandinavianspa experience surrounded by natural beauty. Collingwood, 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 cafĂ© 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, January 08, 2010

Ontario Winter Vacations

Cross Country SkiingSonwtubing FunOntarioWinter is Snow tubing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and outdoor skating. Ski
resort
areas and accommodation facilities near ski areas have a selection of winter getaway options. Reserve now for your family day getaway long weekend in February. Visitors heading
north should check
road, snow, and weather conditions. January, February, and March are prime winter months where a recreation activity can become a winning Olympic winter sports activity. 


Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week


Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

NORTH OF SUPERIOR TOURISM AREA
North of Superior Tourism Areawww.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

Pine Vista Resort - Lakefield, Ontario

Pine Vista ResortPine Vista Resort - Re-connect and rekindle your romance with this amazing Couple’s Getaway. Couples will enjoy… 2 nights accommodation in a one bedroom townhouse with full kitchen, whirlpool bath, wood fireplace, satellite TV and deck with BBQ. Complimentary bottle of wine. Use of the resort facilities- indoor hot tub, “Hot Tub Under the Stars”, 8 km of hike/bike nature trails, variety of recreation equipment and more.
Lakefield, Ontario, Information



Family Getaway of the Week

West Nipissing Resort - Lavigne, Ontario

West Nipissing ResortWest Nipissing Resort - Silent, Fresh, crisp, clean, crunchy, icy, tastey, pure, white, fluffy "Snow". Less than 4 hours from Toronto on Lake
Nipissing. Snowmobile trails, ice fishing and hut rentals, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, sledding, igloo building or just enjoying a snowy, white wonderful day by the woodstove. West Nipissing Resort has winter the way you want it! Just $500, 2 nights, up to 8 people included. Weekly rentals
just $1199 for 8 people
Lavigne, Ontario, Information


Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

The Irwin Inn - Lakefield, Ontario

The Irwin InnThe Irwin Inn - Winter White – your cottage hideaway at the lake - a Canadian tradition! An ice frosted lake and snow-laden landscape will lighten your spirit in our Canadian winter! Take pleasure in the ambiance of a crackling wood fire, an elegant suite or timber frame cottage, and fine, candlelit dining. Go x country skiing, skating, walk to visit the horses, or relax with a good book. Lakefield, Ontario, Information


Spa Getaway of the Week

The Couples Resort - Algonquin Park-Whitney, Ontario

The Couples ResortThe Couples Resort - Winter 2010 from $ 69 – Spa Treatments Now 50% Off (30% off Weekends). 1st Class Gourmet Dining. 5 Course Dinners Awarded a Top 10 Dining Experience by North American Inns. Wine Spectator Awarded Wine Cellar. “One of the best in the World”. Leading Spas of Canada approved Organic Algonquin Spa. Horseback riding and Dog Sledding all here at Algonquin Park. 48 Intimate Ultra Luxury accommodations, from 600 to 1500 sq ft each Jr. Suite or Cabin has a very large double Jacuzzi in front of the Wood Burning Fireplace, all with Private Decks overlooking the Lake. Many accommodations are Opulent and furnished by The Art Shoppe of Toronto having their own Outdoor Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam Bath, Double Walk-in Shower with 4 Shower Heads
and 50” Plasma TV.
Algonquin Park-Whitney, Ontario, Information


Attraction of the Week

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Midland, Ontario

Wye Marsh Wildlife CentreWye 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


Attraction of the Week

Township of Algonquin Highlands Trails Department - Minden, Ontario

Township of Algonquin Highlands Trails DepartmentTownship of Algonquin Highlands Trails Department - The Township of Algonquiin Highlands Trails Deparment manages two areas for interior camping the Frost Centre and Poker Lakes Areas as well at 38 km of hiking trails. Minden, Ontario, Information