Monday, October 31, 2011

Ontario Events & Festivals: Featured Events, Fall Studio Tours, Ski Swaps, Santa Claus Parade November 4-6, 2011

Fall Events
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland
'Birds of a Feather' Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction:
The Wye Marsh is proud to present the Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction being held at Restaurant Sainte-Marie. Mark your calendars on November 4th, this evening is not to be missed.
Wye Marsh Website
more information & accommodation in Midland, ON

Fall Studio Tours

19th Annual Innisfil Studio Tour
November 5-6, 2011
The Artists of Innisfil invite you to browse through their Studio and meet Guest Artists.
November 5th and 6th., 2010 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE ADMISSION Visit any or all of the studios Refreshments will be served.
Innisfil Studio Tour Web Site
stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Barrie, ON  

Ski & Snowboard Swaps

Hockley Valley Resort
Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap
Sunday November 6, 2011 10 am – 2 pm
Come out and get some great deals on new or used equipment and save $$$ This is the last day for early bird pass prices! registration of used items on November 5th
Hockley Valley Ski Swap

Saturday, November 5th,  2011
A fun family day with free lift rides, a hay ride, and mini tube slide.
• HUGE Equipment Swap & Sale: 9AM - 4PM
• Equipment Drop-Off: Thursday November 4th & Friday November 5th 9:00AM-4:00PM
• Equipment & Payment Pickup ONE DAY ONLY Sunday, November 7th, 10:00AM-3PM
Snow Valley Swap Details
Make a weekend of your ski swap time and stay overnight in Barrie Ontario.
See hotels, inns, resorts.

Santa Claus Parades

Timmins Santa Claus Parade 
Timmins, ON
November 5, 2011  6pm
Gorgeous Parade of lights.
Timmins Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus Parade website info
stay at resort, inns, hotels  Timmins, Ontario

Fall Romantic Getaways Santa Claus Parades

Festivals of LightsCraft Fairs &  Festivals
Ontario resort destination getaways are for Santa Claus parade fun north of Toronto. See updates on festivals and events before heading out in cottage country north of Toronto.   As the holiday season approaches winter vacation planning starts with winter getaway  fun. Christmas vacation and New Year packages are being reserved.  Studio tours, and craft fairs & festivals continue and offer up early Christmas shopping ideas along with festivals of lights. Enjoy weekend mini-vacation or pick your last minute getaway  for a quick romantic road trip north at a country inn, cottage, b&b, chalet or  hotel.  Ontario has many overnight November family fun getaway packages and featured romantic getaway packages  for couples during the late fall season. 

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week     

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations
Township of Algonquin Highlands Trails DepartmentTownship of Algonquin Highlands Trails Department (
The Haliburton Highlands Water Trails (HHWT) consists of approximately 28,000 + hectares of provincial and municipal public lands comprised of countless lakes, rivers, trails and continuous forest. Specifically, the HHWT manages two areas for interior camping known as the Frost  Centre and the Poker Lakes as well at 38 km of hiking trails.

Romantic Getaway of the Week
Club Muskoka - Gravenhurst, Ontario
Club MuskokaClub Muskoka is a modern housekeeping resort on prestigious Lake Muskoka. Nestled in mature pines just minutes away by car or boat from Gravenhurst, Bala, Port Carling, or Bracebridge. Casino Rama is ½ hour by car. Enjoy the spectacular view from your private deck or on one of our common decks. Quietness and tranquility is offered at this family run resort without having to be an owner. All units are immaculately kept inside and out.

Family Getaway of the Week
Saucy Willow Inn - Coboconk, Ontario
Saucy Willow InnSaucy Willow Inn- When was the last time you opened your door and your children ran out onto a large expanse of lawn to play, while you sat comfortably on a deck at the water’s edge, sipping your favourite cold beverage, watching them? With 200’ of waterfront we have a designated swimming area, where the water is free from weeds and has a small beach. Fishing is allowed off all the other docks.

Fishing Getaways of the Week
Sportsman's Lodge Wilderness Resort - Wahnapitae, Ontario
Sportsman's Lodge Wilderness Resort Sportsman's Lodge Wilderness Resort - Kukagami is a 12 mile lake with depths of over 180 feet. Excellent trout fish in early spring. Plenty of pickerel and bass. Lots of shoals, bays and holes to fish. Venture into one of our back lakes for Pike and Musky by canoe. Catch some fish and we’ll fry them up for you if you like. We can outfit you with 14’ aluminium Trackers including 9.9 motors, live well and fish finder.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week
Sunbeam Bungalows - Callander, Ontario
Sunbeam Bungalows Family & Fishing ResortSunbeam Bungalows... for those who love to fish, and for those who don't! Located on beautiful, sheltered Callander Bay in the picturesque hamlet of Callander. Only minutes away from larger city attractions, boat cruises, horse back riding, a wide variety of golf courses and much more! Our resort is nestled under the pines, where we offer clean, fully-furnished, deluxe, spacious cottages. All cottages include Cable TV/DVD, bed linen, fully stocked kitchens (pots/pans, dishes, full size fridge/stove, microwave, coffee maker...), a BBQ with propane, a fire bowl, and new picnic tables.
Spend the day at our private 450' shoreline beach, or perhaps on our 2500
sq. ft deck on the lake.

Spa Getaway of the Week
Sunnylea Resort - Port Severn, Ontario
Sunnylea ResortSunnylea Resort - Come and enjoy a relaxing get-away in a cozy cedar waterfront cottage with gas fireplace only 90 min. from Toronto. The New Avalon Spa is only 2 minutes down the street. We can make a reservation for you. Or the mobile Spa service will come directly to your cottage. Groceries/restaurants within walking distance.

Attraction of the Week
The MacLarenArtCentre - Barrie, Ontario
MacLaren Art CentreMacLaren Art Centre is Simcoe County’s regional public art gallery with a year-round programme of contemporary local, regional, national and international exhibitions. Located in downtown Barrie close to the waterfront, the MacLaren is housed in a beautiful, award-winning
building that combines a renovated 1917 Carnegie library and a contemporary addition. The complex includes multiple galleries, visible storage, an
education centre, an outdoor sculpture courtyard, café, gift shop and
framing department.

Attraction of the Week
Shania Twain Centre - Timmins, Ontario
Shania Twain CentreShania Twain Centre - Built in honor of the famous hometown girl, the Shania Twain Centre enables fans from around the world to find out more about this popular superstar. The Shania Twain Centre was built to celebrate Shania, her successes and her growth from young artist in Timmins to international
superstar. The Centre includes a 4,000-square-foot exhibit space on
Shania, a 1,200-square-foot traveling exhibit space and a 1,000-square-foot
retail area and houses over a $1-million worth in memorabilia including
awards and clothing loaned by Shania.