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
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 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

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