Monday, May 16, 2011

Ontario Getaways May 24 Weekend

May 24 FireworksMay 24 Water Fun Starts
May 24 long weekend holiday also known as Queen Victoria's Birthday and the unofficial start to summer is eagerly anticipated in Ontario resort destinations.  Fireworks will be on display at the many  Ontario resorts, cottage resorts & cottage rentals.   May romantic getaway packages, and family cottage getaways are warm-ups for the Ontario Summer vacationOntario Spa Getaways season.    Queen Victoria will be celebrating on Monday May 23rd (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 Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

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 OrilliaLake Simcoe Ontario
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

Romantic Getaway of the Week

The Village Inn - Lakefield, Ontario
The Village InnThe Village Inn - Couples Escape Need a break from the kids or the city. Get-away with the "Village Inn Couples Escape". Your Getaway includes: One night accommodations in a luxurious jacuzzi suite. An environmentally friendly Village Inn shopping tote with Magnolia Couple's Bath basket and your choice of red or white wine and area information on wineries, shopping and sights and sounds. (Non-alcoholic options are available. A $35.00 gift certificate for dinner at Cassis in Lakefield, or Peterborough. A nice light breakfast of scones, juice, fresh fruit, and yogourt, topped with a fresh flower. Spa services can be booked and purchased separately from Salon Sorella right across the street.

Family Getaway of the Week

Memquisit Lodge - Monetville, Ontario

Mermquisit LodgeMemquisit Lodge - MODIFIED PLAN
includes accommodation, dinner on arrival, 2 meals daily during full days stay and breakfast on day of departure.
starting from $92.50 -$101.00 per person, nightly

includes accommodation, dinner on arrival, 3 meals daily during full days stay and breakfast on departure, boat package, gas/oil, live bait and ice.
-Adult based on 2 persons per boat starting from $174.00 -$179.50 per person, nightly

Golf Getaways of the Week

Blue Mountain Lodges - Collingwood, Ontario
Hay Lke Lodge & CottagesBLUE MOUNTAIN LODGES™ offers great "Stay and Play" golf packages for groups of 2 to 40 people.
Golf Getaway Packages
includes 1 or
2-night accommodation and a round of golf at selected courses.
Packages start at $150.00 PP per weekend.
BLUE MOUNTAIN LODGES™ will help to make your golf
experience a pleasurable one!

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Clearview Cottages - Emsdale, Ontario
Clearview CottagesClearview Cottages - Affordable, family fun at Clearview Cottages, located on Clear Lake, just north of Huntsville, Ontario. Close to two provincial parks and other family-oriented activities. Enjoy our beautiful sandy beach, weed-free waterfront, water trampoline, floating raft, kayaks, paddle boats and canoe. The fire pit located on the waterfront is a great place to have an evening campfire. We have a playset and rec centre with air hockey, ping pong and pool table. Other activities include: horseshoes, croquet, tetherball, badminton and
volleyball. Two and three bedroom housekeeping cottages available.

Wellness Getaway of the Week

North to Adventure - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 

North to AdventureNorth to Adventure - Experience the wilderness in the finest accommodations with North to Adventure. With over fifty locations in a 10 000 square mile area north and east of Lake Superior including our first-class wilderness lodges and deluxe outposts! Get away and connect with family and friends as you relax in our pristine environment. Lots of wildlife to see, trails to walk, bays to explore! And the fishing is great for walleye, northern pike, perch, whitefish, brook and lake trout. Accessible only by air or rail. Fly-in trips depart from our White River seaplane base. Train-in trips depart from White River, Chapleau, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and even Toronto’s Union Station. Celebrating 50 years in 2009! Friendly hospitality, our family tradition for three generations!

Attraction of the Week

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve - Haliburton, Ontario

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. Haliburton Forest &Wild Life Reserve - Come and enjoy 3 nights for the price of 2 exploring 60,000 acres of hiking & biking trails. Try fishing one of our many lakes, enjoy a picnic lunch at one of our vistas, experience the “Walk in the Clouds”, Canopy Tour or visit the Wolf Centre.
Package starts at: $130 per person.
Long weekend exception.
Please reserve in advance.

Attraction of the Week

Huronia Museum & Huron/Ouendat Village - Midland, Ontario 

Huronia Museum & Huron/Ouendat VillageHuronia Museum & Huron/Ouendat Village - The Historic Art of Huronia Gallery in the museum building opened and displays art by David Milne, Homer Watson, Manly MacDonald, Franklin Arbuckle, Hilton Hassell, Mary Hallen (Victorian era watercolours), William J. Wood, Thor Hansen, Ted Lord, Group of Seven artists (A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, J. E. H. MacDonald) along with contemporary art, native art and archaelogical collections of Ouendat and Ojibway First Nations. Other exhibits are about Georgian Bay lighthouses, shipwrecks, maritime and military heritage. There is also an extensive photographic collection of the work of Midland’s long-time professional photographer, John W. Bald.