Monday, January 24, 2011

February For Lovers and Families

Ontario winter getaway resort destinations are waiting with a variety of February for Lovers getaways for Valentines Day and outdoor winter sports and snow fun packages for families over the Family Day Weekend.  Winter in Ontario's outdoors include dog sledding, snow tubing, snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, skating and snowshoeing.  Consider reserving your 2011 winter carnival festival weekend early. Check the snow & ski conditions and see links to road and driving conditions before heading north in Ontario. Romantic getaways combined with an Ontario spa vacation makes for a fresh healthy start to any resolutions committed for 2011.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism  Associations

Georgian Bay Waters Virtual Eco MuseumGeorgian 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. Georgian Bay Eco Museum attempts to present an overview of Georgian Bay as a tourist destination, and the importance of the watersheds that flow into Georgian Bay...providing a wealth of recreation opportunities that include beach locations, hiking trails, canoe &  kayaking routes, water falls, agricultural communities, waterfront resorts, restaurants & cafes, and farmers' markets; The area includes significant United Nations Biosphere Reserves, National and Provincial Parks, and numerous Ontario Conservation areas. See Georgian Bay Eco Museum or check Georgian Bay Quick Links.

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

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.

Dog Sledding Getaway of the Week

Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa, The - Huntsville, Ontario

The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & SpaRosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa, The -Two-Night Winter Dog Sledding Package in Muskoka Experience the exhilaration of dog sledding in the beauty of Muskoka! This two-night package includes luxurious accommodation, breakfast daily and dog sledding rides for two. This offer includes: Luxurious accommodation in guest room or suite, Breakfast for two adults daily, 20-minute dog sledding ride for two adults. Dog sledding will run daily from December 26 to January 1 and every Saturday until February 26, weather permitting.

Town, Village & City 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 (based on 3 or more per hut), midweek for 2 days; $160.00 per person, weekend for 2 days. (based on full occupancy)

Spa Getaway of the Week

Wakefield Mill Inn & Spa - Wakefield, (Greater Ottawa Area), Ontario

Wakefield Mill Inn & SpaWakefield Mill Inn & Spa - Escape to this beautiful historic stone Mill, right in the heart of Gatineau Park. Just 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa, The Wakefield Mill Inn offers fine dining, a gorgeous spa, local shopping, skiing, golf and more.Your romantic spa package includes overnight accommodation, a fabulous Table d'hôte dinner for 2, full country breakfast, one spa treatment per person (your choice) plus discounts on spa products,
use of our falls-side outdoor hot tub and a departure gift.

Attraction of the Week

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve - Haliburton, Ontario

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve - Wolf Centre Our wolves roam freely in a 15 acre enclosure. Hours of operation: Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend ( 7 days a week 10 am - 5pm) Remainder of Year (Saturday & Sundays 10 am - 5 pm) Snowmobiling in the Forest Haliburton Forest has 60,000 acres of forest wilderness with 50 lakes and numerous ponds and creeks make it a snowmobiling wonderland. Dogsledding at Haliburton Forest - Dogsledding at its Best Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd consists of 60,000 acres of forested, rolling hills interspersed with more than 50 lakes and hundreds of wetlands. Winding through the forest are more than 300 kilometers of groomed trails making this a dogsledder's paradise. Hidden along the trails are a number of small camps and shelters providing scenic locations to have a snack, warm up or stay overnight.

Attraction of the Week

Ontario Northland's Polar Bear Express - North Bay, Ontario
Polar Bear Express & Ontario Northland 
Ontario Northland's Polar Bear Express - The Polar Bear Express is a well renowned summer excursion train which departs from Cochrane, Ontario daily except Saturdays during the summer excursion schedule in 2011. Your journey will take you through spectacular forests and rugged wetlands, and across mighty rivers once navigated by early natives, explorers and fur traders. Ride the rails 186 miles to the edge of the Arctic and immerse yourself in Cree culture. New packages are available for the 2011 summer season

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