Monday, May 09, 2011

Ontario Getaways May 24 Weekend

Summer Road TripBoating Family Fun 
Ontario Getaways in May include the May 24 long weekend holiday also known as Queen Victoria's Birthday and the unofficial start to summer.  May at country inns, Ontario resorts, cottage resorts & cottage rentals welcome visitors with special arrays of spring flowers and outdoor recreation. May romantic packages, and family cottage getaways are warm-ups in the featured Ontario Romantic Getaway Road TripsSpring road trips and romantic sunset walks along a shoreline will refresh or start a spring couples romance.    Queen Victoria will be celebrating on Monday May 23th (with fireworks)..... the 3 day May 24 long weekend starts on the Friday May 20, 2011. If you can sneak away mid-week we recommend Ontario Spa Getaways  

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Haliburton Highlands Tourism RegionHaliburton Highlands Tourism Region (
The Haliburton Highlands is just two hours north of Toronto, but it’s also a world away. Unforgettable countryside sculpted by towering rock formations, majestic forests, postcard-perfect vistas, and scenic, rolling hills. Whether you want to tube down a lazy river or shoot white water in a kayak, this is the place. With more than 600 lakes and miles of picturesque rivers connecting them, a person could explore our waters for a lifetime and never see the same shoreline twice. The natural environment of the Haliburton Highlands inspires the vibrant arts community that continues to flourish – with artist studios, theatre, outdoor concerts, opera and the Haliburton School of the Arts.

Romantic Getaway of the Week

Taboo Resort - Gravenhurst, Ontario

Taboo Resort, Golf and SpaTaboo Resort - Romance is Taboo - Starting from $335** (May, June and October) Starting from $430** (July-September)
Looking for the perfect romantic getaway? Enjoy a night in our deluxe accommodation, a $100 Spa Credit for Indulgence, bottle of wine delivered to your room, and finish off your stay with a 20% discount on all apparel in our Pro Shop.

Family Getaway of the Week

Blue Spruce Resort - Algonquin Park - Dwight, Ontario
Blue Spruce ResortBlue Spruce Resort - Algonquin ambiance surrounds you in our comfortably appointed accommodation. We have discount passes for The Park, hiking trails, and canoe, kayak and boat rentals.  Whether you seek the quiet comfort of a restful weekend in the Muskoka area or the activities that have made Blue Spruce Resort such a beloved family getaway. Spring is a fabulous time to go hiking in Algonquin. The forest awakens with songs of the returning migrant birds and their elaborate mating rituals. Moose are in abundance and can easily be seen by the roadside eating the winter salt.

Fishing Getaways of the Week

Hay Lake Lodge &Cottages - McRae-Hay Lake Road Whitney
Hay Lke Lodge & CottagesHay Lake Lodge & Cottages - With over 5000 lakes, if you only have a short time to fish Algonquin Park, you'll want a guide. With Algonquin Expeditions at Hay Lake Lodge, you'll enjoy catching and releasing native lake and brook trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, and walleye. Enjoy a traditional shore lunch prepared over an open fire. Package includes: boat or canoe, all fishing gear, shore lunch, guide, 2 nights accommodation for 2, breakfast delivered to your cabin.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Windermere House - Windermere, Ontario
Windermere House Windermere House - Windermere House is Muskoka's oldest and grandest lakefront resort. Situated on the picturesque shores of prestigious Lake Rosseau, Windermere House has been welcoming guests for over 140 years. With over 50 things to see and do at the resort or close-by, we can customize get-away packages to suit every interest and budget. From exploring the countryside on rentabionix bikes to taking lessons with a tennis pro, boating on beautiful Lake Rosseau or playing a challenging golf game, enjoying decadent dining packages or indulging in "do nothing" get-aways, we have it all!

Spa Getaway of the Week

Delawana Inn Spa & Conference Resort - Honey Harbour, Ontario
Delawana Inn ResortDelawana Inn Spa & Conference Resort - Spa Package (May 23 - June 24 & September 5 - October 7, 2011) 2 adults starting from $680.00 2 adults, 2 nights, 3 meals per day/adult. 2 kids 6 and under stay FREE*. 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches / adult. One of the following spa packages: a manicure & pedicure or manicure & mini facial or manicure & distress massage for each adult. Use of resort facilities including pontoon cruises, mountain bikes, etc.

Attraction of the Week

Muskoka Wildlife Centre - Severn Bridge, Ontario
Muskoka Wildlife CentreMuskoka Wildlife Centre -Take a walk through the forest and explore our trails which feature the largest collection of native wildlife in the province.  Our exhibits of live animals include moose, wolves, eagles, bears, beavers, lynx, owls, wolverines, falcons, various reptiles and amphibians and much more.  Enjoy daily park programming like our "Meet the Creature" sessions and our "Beast Feasts". Located 20 minutes north of Orillia or 10 minutes south of Gravenhurst, right on Highway 11 North.  OPEN WEEKENDS ALL YEAR!

Attraction of the Week

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Midland, Ontario 

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Wye Marsh offers the opportunity to discover the secrets of a wetland with the assistance of our dynamic naturalist staff. In the Spring, Summer
and Fall look for life in the water during a guided canoe adventure or dip net from accessible boardwalks. You can enjoy the grace of the magnificent Trumpeter Swans,

Museum Founder Will Be Missed

Kirk Wipper The Canadian Canoe Museum founder wanted to honour Canada's romance with the canoe. See Wipper's life history by Nora Ryell at

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"Canadian Canoe Museum"
- Canoe Canoeing Canoes Canoe Summer Fall Routes Canadian Icon Paddling Ontario Canada (view on Google Sidewiki)