Friday, December 30, 2011

Last Minute: Festivals of Lights Wind Down in 2012

Festival of Lights

Barrie Festival of Trees and Lights

Until Spring 2012
Barrie lights up along Kempenfelt Bay's Lakeshore Drive on Lake Simcoe  See the Barrie Festival of Trees and Lights where some of the 50,000 lights which form the Festival of Trees Display at Centennial Park will be five animated displays.  Barrie hotels, resorts.

Upper Canada Village's Alight at Night FestivalMorrisburg, ON
December 2, 2011-January 7, 2012Stroll around historic Upper Canada Village, adorned with a quarter million lights. Horse-drawn wagons, carriage rides for two, Toy Train rides for kids of all ages, skating, dining, shopping &more!
Upper Canada’s Village web Site
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Christmas Lights Across Canada’s Capital Region

December 1, 2011 - January 7, 2012
Parliament Hill, 20 NCC sites and over 60 other sites along Confederation Boulevard will sparkle with more than 300,000 dazzling lights during the Holiday Season. On opening night, join us on Parliament Hill at 6pm for the illumination ceremony.
Christmas Lights Across Canada website info
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Festival of Northern Lights Catch The Magic
Owen Sound
November 18, 2011 to January 3, 2012
Owen Sound has a History of Local resident Sally Sargent was quoted in a past Sun Times article as saying it was fairly easy to determine who worked for Noma Lites during the 1950s and early '60s in Owen Sound. “You'd be able to drive down the street and see all of the homes all lit up with lights and you would know they worked at Noma. . . . You'd almost have to wear sunglasses when you went by some of the houses.”
Festival of Northern Lights web Site
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Weekend Getaways Ontario Travel December Getaway North of Toronto

Romantic Getaway of the Week

The Briars Resort & Spa - Jackson's Point, Ontario

The Briars Resort & SpaThe Briars Resort & Spa - Midweek, Spontaneous Getaways, and Long Stays. January 8 to March 8. Sunday through Thursday night includes wonderful meals, use of indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, exercise and games rooms, living rooms with fireplaces; use of our rental skis, toboggans, snow shoes (weather permitted). Special Spa packages will be offered. Rates are per person, per night: from $149 (with accommodation and all meals) $99 (with room and breakfast). Spontaneous Getaway Special: you pick the dates, we pick the room and Long Stays of five or more nights are greatly reduced and very popular.*

Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa Getaway of the Week

Cranberry Resort - Collingwood, Ontario

Cranberry Golf ResortCranberry Resort - Hot Stone Massage Relax and rejuvenate with a hot stone massage! Package includes: One night hotel accommodation (2 doubles, 2 queens, or 1 king bed, based on availability) One hour hot stone massage per person. Hot buffet breakfast per person. Package Starting at $295. Price per room; Subject to availability; Rates based on double occupancy; Applicable taxes and gratuities not included; Subject to change without notice.

Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Getaway of the Week

West Nipissing Resort - Lavigne, Ontario

West Nipissing ResortWest Nipissing Resort - Get away for your Christmas Holiday to West Nipissing Resort. Just 4 hours north of Toronto. Plenty of snow. Our chalets sleep up to 10 people and our rates make it very affordable for the whole family/group starting at $800.00 for three nights. Longer stays available. Woodstoves, games rooms, lakefront, snowmobiles, skating rink... Lots of Winter Fun. Have a great holiday with us!!! Visit our web sitee

Family Getaways in resort destinations

Seasonal January Getaway of the Week

The Irwin Inn - Lakefield, Ontario

The Irwin InnThe Irwin Inn - Winter White – your cottage hideaway at the lake - a Canadian tradition! An ice frosted lake and snow-laden landscape will lighten your spirit in our Canadian winter! Take pleasure in the ambiance of a crackling wood fire, an elegant suite or timber frame cottage, and fine, candlelit dining. Go x country skiing, skating, walk to visit the horses, or relax with a good book.

January Getaways north in Ontario

Weekend Getaway of the Week

Clarion Resort Pinewood Park - North Bay, Ontario

Clarion Resort Pinewood Park Clarion Resort Pinewood Park - Cross Country Skiing PackagesNorth Bay’s Nordic Ski Club features a series of concentric loops that combine for a total distance of 50 km. All of the trails, except the Green Trail, are groomed for both classic and skate techniques. The Green Trail is narrower and groomed for classic skiing only. The club also has a challenging 800 m sprint trail, a large stadium field, and lights for night skiing on approximately 2.5 km of trail. Our Nordic Skiing Package includes your accommodations, a full hot chef-cooked plated breakfast, 3-course plated dinner per person in our very own Explore Your Senses dining room as well as your day rate ski pass.

Winter Getaways north of Toronto

Winter Getaway of the Week

Auld Reekie Lodge - Gowganda, Ontario

Auld Reekie LodgeAuld Reekie Lodge - Centrally located between Shining Tree and Elk Lake right on the A107C Trail, we offer the finest in accommodations, meals and service.  Warm up by the fire in our licensed dining room, stay in one our superior accommodations and enjoy our very large outdoor hot tub.  Come in and experience why Auld Reekie is the #1 choice for sledders. Our Snowmobiler's Package is $95.00 per person per night and includes 3 course dinner, superior  accommodation and full hot breakfast.

Winter Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Attraction Getaway of the Week

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Midland, Ontario

Wye Marsh Wildlife CentreWye 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. North America's largest waterfowl. Feed chickadees from your hand, spot wetland and woodland birds along easy-access trails and tour the interactive display hall (all handicapped accessible). There is always something fun and interactive to do in every season; maple syrup harvest in spring, family programs all summer and many special events. In winter the Marsh offers cross-country skiing on more than 22 km of beautiful groomed and track-set trails. Join us for a snow shoeing trek on 10KM of picturesque hiking trails.

Ontario Attractions north of Toronto

Ontario Resort Destination of the Week

Ontario's Highlands Tourism OganizationOntario's Highlands (
Come to know Ontario’s Highlands! You don't need to travel far from home to experience some of eastern Ontario's most thrilling outdoor activities, breathtaking landscapes and quaint country hamlets. Ontario's Highlands is a region abundant with all these attractions, and is a mere half-hour drive from downtown Ottawa—or 2.5 hours worth of singing to your favourite driving songs along our scenic highways on your way from Toronto. Ask yourself what you're looking for: High-energy adventure? Solace from the city? Time with family & friends? An unforgettable experience you'll never forget? Whatever it is, you'll find it here.

Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto