Friday, August 20, 2010

Summer Vacations Ontario

Boating In Ontario Banana Boat Rides
August is a perfect getaway month for an Ontario beach resort vacation before the kids go back to school. The start to Ontario Fall Fairs and Labour Day weekend signal the last long weekend of the summer and the beginning of fall colour road trip season . Discover a lakeside Ontario getaway vacation with family and friends or lakefront cottage or cabin as a couple. Ontario Country Inns make for great summer romantic getaways. Summer family vacation time north can include hiking getaways, mountain bike getaways, water skiing, banana boat rides, or a day tripping event with the kids For total R&R  Ontario spa packages at a beach resort or lakeside retreat are the perfect way to end the summer vacation season.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Georgian Bay Waters Virtual Eco Museum
Georgian Bay Waters Virtual Eco Museum
The waters of Georgian Bay flow from many of the freshest rivers, streams, and fresh water springs in the world. Much of Georgian Bay's water starts flowing from the watershedd surrounding the Bay (a bay that is so immense that Samuel Chaplain called it a "Sweet Sea" en francais, "La Mer Douce" . Many say Georgian Bay is the sixth Great Lake.

Romantic Getaway of the Week

Beauview Cottage Resort - Haliburton, Ontario

Bayview Wildwood Resort Beauview Cottage Resort - Romantic Getaway for Two Package
includes cottage with personal outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, TV/VCR with satellite, terry robes, towels, a selection of natural, specialty soaps, hand-crafted by artisans locally in Huntsville, Muskoka by SoapStones. From $460 - $550CDN / weekend for 2 people plus taxes
Summer Cottage Rate for 2 People - Weekly (Sat- Sat) $1,375.0

Family Getaway of the Week

Comfort Inn - Huntsville, Ontario

Comfort Inn - HuntsvilleComfort Inn - Come In Off The Road... Experience our warm hospitality, friendly service, and great locations. Book “Come In Off The Road” and get 10% off our Best Available Rate at participating hotels Welcome home! Experience our warm hospitality, friendly service, and great location. These are a few of the many amenities and services we provide: Free local calls. Free high-speed Internet access. Our Commitment to Your Satisfaction. And your choice between Aeroplan® Miles or Choice
reward points with every stay. **Kids stay free when sharing the room with parents.

Fishing Getaway of the Week

Buckeye Cottages - Lavigne, Ontario

Buckeye Cottages - L avigne, ONBuckeye Cottages - Lakefront, modern, fully equipped cottages. Located on the N/W Bay of Lake Nipissing, only 4 hours away from Toronto, we offer not only a Lake packed with fish, but also a quiet, friendly atmosphere. Bring your family, your friends, or just yourself and enjoy fishing for Walleye, Musky, Pike, Bass and Perch. Rent a boat from us or bring your own. Modern Housekeeping Cottages.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

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

Inn at Christie's MillChristie's Mill Inn & Spa - All Aboard! Explore the shores of Gloucester Pool and take a tour aboard the Christie's Mill Pontoon Boat. Enjoy a guided two hour trip to the Big Chute Marine Railway located on Gloucester Pool. Your package will include overnight accommodation, dinner in our waterfront dining room, breakfast the following morning and two tickets for the boat tour. Weather permitting. Please note there is a minimum number of people required for the tour to take place.  Package starts at $149.50 per person, taxes and gratuities are additional.

Spa Getaway of the Week

Harbour View Inn - Barrie, Ontario

Harbour View InnHarbour View Inn - Let the Harbour View Inn be your destination for a luxurious spa getaway weekend in Barrie. Let your senses take over as you relax in one of our fabulous waterview suites for the weekend, with a full day spa excursion to the Green Day Spa that is sure to help you unwind from a busy week..

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

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.

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