Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow For Christmas & New Year

Winter Fun North of TorontoSnowmen in Ontario North of Toronto

Ontario Christmas and New Years Getaways are being planned as the winter season north of Toronto where snow & ski conditions have winter sports enthusiasts out skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.  Ski resort areas are making more snow for the winter vacation season.  See links to road and driving conditions before heading north in Ontario.  Festivals of Lights continue in December. Early winter is time for a Romantic getaway or a Family fun getaway package to Ontario's resort destinations for holiday shopping.   December weekend getaways continue with studio tours, Christmas craft shows and Bazaars, events and festivals at Ontario attractions.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Municipality of Magnetawan Municipality of Magnetawan (
The Municipality of Magnetawan is located in the District of Parry Sound between Parry Sound and Burk's Falls. With a population of approximately 1300, Magnetawan is a beautiful, natural area boasting the Magnetawan River and many scenic lakes. From its headwaters in Algonquin Park, the Magnetawan River flows through lakes, rapids and waterfalls as it winds its way to Georgian Bay. The historic lift locks, located in the Village of Magnetawan opened in 1886, making this one of the oldest colonized areas in the Parry Sound District. St. George the Martyr Anglican Church was painted in 1933 by A.J. Casson of the Group of Seven.

Romantic Getaway of the Week

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

Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe ValleyCarriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley - Carriage Ridge Resort offers the best choice for a romantic Winter getaway in Central Ontario!
Snow laden forested trails and rolling hills offer the most romantic landscape in Central Ontario. After a quiet countryside dinner at Settlers’ Ghost, returnto your oversized suite complete with a private balcony and kitchen amenities for late night snacks. Or select a 1-Bedroom Suite with a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub... plus a special gift from us.

Family Getaway of the Week

Tally - Ho Inn - Huntsville, Ontario

Tally - Ho InnTally - Ho Inn - Join us for the fantastic fall colours seen from all of our Pet Friendly rooms, suites and cottages. Most with wood burning fireplaces. Enjoy a Peninsula Lake cruise, tennis, horseshoes, and shuffleboard. Half hour to Algonquin Park.

Snowmobiling Getaway of the Week

The Couples Resort - Algonquin Park-Whitney, Ontario

Couples Resort - Algonquin Park - WhitneyThe Couples Resort - The Couples Resort “Romance should always be so Tempting” December from $69 per Person with Inclusive Meal Package. Accommodation has extra large Jacuzzi in-front of the Wood Fireplace. Hot tub Accommodation from $105 per Person. Trails in Algonquin Park, hiking in the Town and around the lake...winter is great. 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.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

The Villa Beach - Penetanguishene, Ontario

The Villa beachThe Villa Beach - Our year-round retreat is located on the waterfront of Farlain Lake. Near Penetanguishene and Midland. The cottage has brand new furniture (indoor and outdoor), Serta Perfect-Sleeper mattresses, all new kitchen appliances, and new sporting equipment. The view from the deck over the lake is stunning, especially in the quiet morning hours when you want to enjoy the sunrise. From early morning to late afternoon the sun is shining on the beach area as well the deck, but oak and birch trees can provide some welcome shade. In the winter the avid snowmobilers and cross-country skiers have direct access to groomed trails. Nearby Penetanguishene and midland offer shopping, entertainment, museums and other attractions for all ages and tastes.

Spa Getaway of the Week

Cranberry Resort, The - Collingwood, Ontario

Cranberry Resort, TheCranberry Resort, The - Hot Stone Massage Relax and rejuvenate with a hot stone massage! Package includes: One night hotel accommodation (2 doubles, 2 queens, or 1 king bed, based on availability). One hour hot stone massage per person. Hot buffet breakfast per person. Package Starting at $295. Price per room; Subject to availability; Rates based on double occupancy; Applicable taxes and gratuities not included; Subject to change without notice. Click here for availability and rates

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 School of The Arts - Haliburton

Haliburton School 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.