Monday, February 07, 2011

Valentines Day & Family Day Long Weekend

Coss Country Skiing Ontario North of TorontoWinter Fun North of Toronto
Long Weekends  in February include Valentines Day Getaways and Family Day Getaways Ontario winter getaways at resort destinations and Ontario ski areas are ready for Canada's next two exciting winter weekends.   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 of Toronto. Romantic getaways combined with an Ontario spa vacation makes for a fresh healthy Ontario vacation getaway.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel TourismAssociations

Lake SimcoeLake Simcoe (
Lake Simcoe is Toronto's close to home resort destination. It is the first major lake north of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and has often been described as the "Sixth Great Lake". Lake Simcoe is linked to the Great Lakes through the Trent-Severn Historic Waterway to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. The two largest cities on Lake Simcoe are Barrie, and Orillia both with substantial public marinas, beaches and waterfront parks. Simcoe County, York Region, Durham, and Kawartha Lakes all touch on Lake Simcoe. Many say Lake Simoce is the Ice Fishing Capital of North America. See Lake Simcoe Ontario

Romantic Getaway of the Week

The Couples Resort - Algonquin Park-Whitney, Ontario

The Couples ResortThe Couples Resort -The Couples Resort “Romance should always be so Tempting”  February 2011 from $88 per person. Accommodation has extra large Jacuzzi in-front of the Wood Fireplace. Hot tub Accommodation Extra.1st Class Gourmet Dining. 5 Course Dinners Awarded a Top 10 Dining Experience by North American Inns.

Family Getaway of the Week

Cedars Cottage Resort - Flesherton, Ontario

Cedars Cottage ResortCedars Cottage Resort - Enjoy winter in the beautiful Beaver Valley. We are near down hill skiing, cross county skiing, snow boarding, and dog sledding. Cedars is a family oriented housekeeping resort on Eugenia Lake. We have traditional 2 bedroom cottages, and modern 3 bedroom chalets. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, colour cable TV, all bedding is provided. Make some hot chocolate and relax by the fireplace, (firewood included Nov. – April). Unwind with a game of pool or table tennis in the Games Room.

Snowboarding Snow tubing Getaway of the Week

Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre - Haliburton, Ontario

Delta Pinestone ResortPinestone Resort & Conference Centre - Learn to Snowboard Package Enjoy two nights accommodation, breakfast in the Heatherwood Restaurant both mornings, and an all inclusive "learn to snowboard" package at Sir Sam’s Ski Hill.  (Snowboarding package includes: full day lift ticket for all slopes, rental equipment and a two hour lesson). From $189 per person, based on double occupancySubject to availability, plus taxes and gratuities

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Best Western North Bay Hotel and Conference Centre - North Bay, Ontario
Best Western Highland Inn & Conference CentreBest Western North Bay Hotel and Conference Centre - Winter Fun in North Bay The newly renovated Best Western North Bay Hotel and Conference Centre invites you to enjoy some exceptional winter outdoor adventures in North Bay!  Snowmobiling, Snow Shoeing, Cross Country and Down Hill Skiing are all minutes away from the Best Western and our friendly staff will help you plan your winter adventure!

Spa Getaway of the Week

The Falls Inn - Walter's Falls, Ontario
Viamede Conference Resort & SpaThe Falls Inn - Pamper yourself in your room, at dinner and in the spa.
Includes accommodation, $30 dinner credit in the falls-view dining room
-per person, $100 spa credit (per package) and sawyers continental breakfast.Rates: Maple $145 per person, Cherry $160 per person, Mahogany $175 per person. Rates per person per night double occupancy. NEW! Now use your spa credits towards passes to Le Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain.

Attraction of the Week

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre - Collingwood, Ontario

Scenic Caves Nature AdventuresScenic Caves Nordic Centre - With cross country skiing and snowshoe trails meandering through a quiet forest of sugar maples, beeches and oaks high atop the Niagara Escarpment, Scenic Caves Nordic Centre gives a whole new meaning to winter nature adventures. Nowhere else in Ontario can you snowshoe or hike across Southern Ontario's Longest Suspension Footbridge! Take a breathtaking 130-metre hike across a narrow bridge, arched 25 meters above a treed valley, 300 meters above Georgian Bay.

Attraction of the Week

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Midland, Ontario

Wye Marsh Wildlife CentreWye Marsh Wildlife Centre - TOUR WYE MARSH TRAILS BY DOG SLED  Join Windrift Kennel for an opportunity to mush through the Wye Marsh. Meet their team of Alaskan huskies and a join a Windrift musher on a great winter adventure. Hop in the sled and the mushing team will take you on a thrilling 15 minute tour through Wye Marsh! This is a rare opportunity to participate in this exciting sport. A FAMILY FUN DAY Any idea how you will spend your Family Day? Get started by putting away the board games… this Febru-ary 21st make your Family Day a special one at the Wye Marsh! Ice skate on the Wye Marsh, participate in a scavenger hunt, or go snowshoeing. Roast bannock, go cross-country skiing or learn about reptiles and birds of prey during our live animal shows. Plus, you will have the chance to win a one year member-ship.
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