Friday, February 05, 2010

Winter Getaways & Winterfests in Ontario

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Free Family Fishing Weekend, February Valentines Day and Family Day weekend all occur over the same holiday time period of February 12-15. This is the perfect time for a couples "February for Lovers" long weekend getaways or a family day getaway long weekend. February is also one of the busiest Ontario Winter travel months for Ontario Winter Carnivals including the Barrie Winterfest. Winter fest 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 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. Consider planning now for your spring break as March break getaways as maple syrup festivals are on the horizon.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

 Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations ( 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 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 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 grows in popularity.

  Romantic Getaway of the Week

The Falls Inn - Walter's Falls, Ontario

The Briars Resort & SpaThe Falls Inn - Walter's Falls, an Ontario's Finest Inns member offers 15 falls-view rooms, spa, the Bruce trail and more all on the site of Walter's Falls historic sawmill. Our casual fine dining room features chef created menus using products from Meaford's 100 Mile Market. Getaway packages start from $89 per person per night plus tax and include falls-view accommodation, 2 $30 meal credits and 2 sawyers hot continental breakfasts. Walter's Falls, Ontario, Information

Family Getaway of the Week

Glen Echo Cottages - Callander, Ontario

Glen Echo CottagesGlen Echo Cottages - Our “Bungalows on the Ice” offer a truly unique experience. Our fully equipped four or six man housekeeping bungalows
feature a TV, BBQ, propane heat, lights & stove, a complete set of pots, pans, utensils, as well as a table and chairs. Starting from only $140.00 per person during midweek. (Based on 3 or more per hut) Time to start planning for ice fishing when the season opens January 1st.

Callander, Ontario, Information

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Maple Manor - Wilberforce, Ontario

Park Cottages & Maple ManorMaple Manor - Come and enjoy a winter getaway at this fabulous, newly built four season, lakefront chalet .Conveniently located between Bancroft and Haliburton Village, east of Algonquin Park, it offers Spectacular lake views with beautiful tall pine surroundings. Relax on a Grand Walkout Deck facing the lake. With nearby access to Groomed Skidoo trails Cross Country Skiing, snow Tubing, Snow shoeing or just relax and enjoy our breathtaking view. Town just minutes away, has all amenities, including Foodland, LCBO/Beer, General Store, ATM, Gas. Sitting on the Lake Lorraine with 1400 plus sq.ft., this immaculate home is fully winterized, and beautifully furnished, with 3 Bedrooms, two Queen size beds and a bunk bed. Two four piece bathrooms. Large Living/Dining area. Satellite, 50” TV, CD/ Player/ DVD, completely equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge with water and ice maker. BBQ (gas supplied), Fire pit. Wilberforce, 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.
Woodview, Ontario, Information

 Attraction of the Week

Haliburton School of The Arts - Haliburton

HaliburtonSchool of The Arts - With hundreds of lakes surrounded by rolling hills and breathtaking vistas, the Highlands of Haliburton are the ideal setting for an art school. The inspiring surroundings and courses within the schedule kindle a creative vigour that can be motivating and energizing or reflective and relaxing.The program spans the calendar, the ages, the skill levels, and the seemingly unrestrained range of techniques and media. With an eclectic and extensive variety of courses offered at a range of skill levels, there's something for everyone!
Just 2 1/2 hours north of Toronto and 3 1/2 hours west of Ottawa.
Haliburton, Ontario, Information

 Attraction of the Week

Sir Sam's Ski Hill & Summer Resort - Haliburton

Sir Sam’s Ski & Summer Resort Sir Sam's Ski Hill & Summer Resort - Sir Sam’s Ski and Summer Resort has been established and operated by the Bishop Family for almost 45 years. The spacious multi room chalet has 4 fireplaces and a homelike family atmosphere. Sir Sam’s hosts twelve main runs and a view from the top that is only matched by the view of the slopes from the chalets panoramic windows and outdoor sun deck. Come and enjoy a great outdoor experience in an un-crowded and family friendly atmosphere.Haliburton, Ontario, Information

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