Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Featured Winter Carnivals, Maple Syrup Festivals and February Festivals & Events February 24-26, 2012

 Winter Carnivals 

Romancing the Jewel of the North
North Bay, ON
February 25-26,  2012
 Come and enjoy the competitors flying and piloting their kites on the 25 kilometre course on Lake Nipissing and partake in Dog Sled Rides, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Outdoor Shopping at the Trade Winds Mall and Licensed Food tent, Ice Skating, Snowmobile rides, Face Painting, Kite making, Snowman building, Bon Fire, Kite lessons, Ice fishing, Slap shot competitionn, Longest winter golf Drive… and a host of other great winter activities!
Romancing the Jewel of the North website Info
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  North Bay, ON

Annual Dwight Winter Carnival
February 23-25, 2012
Tto your Ontario Winter Carnival page. Pancake breakfast, kids games, horse drawn wagon rides, chainsaw carving, spaghetti dinner, carnival dance, princess pageant, live entertainment, vendors, indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family and more!
Dwight winter carnival info
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Dwight, ON

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival
February 25-26, 2012
The Winter Carnival is back! Lots of fun for the whole family.
Gravenhurst winter carnival info
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Gravenhurst, ON   Gravehurst Hotels on-line
Kapuskasing Winter Carnival
February 21-26, 2012
A celebration of winter! Outdoor and indoor activities for the entire family
Kapusakasing winter carnival info
Kapuskasing hotels on-line

Kirkland Lake Winter Carnival
Kirkland Lake
February 16- March 4, 2012
The Winter Carnival is a community event focused on children events. Highlights include the Mush for Gold Dog Sled Races and the Annual National CSRA Canadian Snowcross Championship Event.
Kirkland Lake winter carnival info
Kirkland Lake Hotels on-line

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Season "Kick Off"  in Muskoka
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
Saturday February 25 
Join the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association (OMSPA) to celebrate the start of the Ontario maple syrup season at the Deerhurst sugarbush (behind Deerhurst Highlands golf clubhouse).  
See more on Deerhurst resort,
Check here for Maple Syrup festivals and events north in Ontario.

February Events

MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
Battle of the Bands
February 24, 2012 - 6:30 pm
Fees:  Admission $50
Drawing on the considerable musical talents of members of Barrie’s financial services and medical professions, the annual Battle of the Bands at the MacLaren Art Centre has become one of the most celebrated musical events of the year!  The night features live music, dancing and delicious cuisine.
Proceeds from the event support the MacLaren Art Centre, the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and the Kempenfelt Rotary Club.  This year’s event feature the musical stylings of  The Bailouts, The Coalition, Code Blue, Tres Kool, Bunker, Vital Organs and Threebird.
Tickets $50,  on sale February 3 at 10:00 am. (maximum 10 tickets per person)
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Barrie, ON

Hardwood Ski & Bike
Jackrabbit Festival & Races
February 25, 2012
The Jackrabbit Festival is a great time for kids to take part in activities with all the kids from that day's Jackrabbit sessions.  They will take part in several on snow activities like scavenger hunts, obsticle courses, relay races, monster ski challenges, games like soccer or tag and lots more.  After the on snow actvities Jackrabbit kids are brought back to the main chalet area where they have their hot chocolate and roasted hotdogs and marshmallows by the fire.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels   Barrie, ON   Orillia, ON

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike
February 24-25, 2012
Ladies Day
Book Early!  Limited Tickets.
Friday February 24,  2012
Free Ski Rentals. $125/person.   Includes, Pancake breakfast, BBQ Lunch & Dinner
Final Race of Sir Sam’s Ski Challenge
Saturday February 25, 2012
Lots of cash and prizes to be won!! 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Haliburton, ON
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Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve
In Search of the Elusive Wolf
February 25th 2012
Haliburton Forests’ resident biologist will be your personal guide for the day.  You will trek over hill and dale on snowshoes into “wolf country” in search of signs of this elusive animal.  Participants will learn about the natural history of the area, the home of the wolf.  At mid-day you will be provided with a hardy campfire lunch in the heart of the forest.
Fee: $55.00/adult, $35.00/youth plus HST
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Haliburton, ON

Skating, Snowshoeing + Horse & Wagon Rides in the Village
Blue Mountain Village
Blue Mountains
January 1 - February 29, 2012
Come to Blue Mountain Village and enjoy the area's largest free outdoor skating rink*! Meet at Windy O'Neill's Irish Pub every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for a free Horse & Wagon ride through the Village. Grab your snowshoes and meet outside Columbia Sports Store every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am for a free guided snowshoe walk*
*weather permitting & rentals available.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Collingwood-Blue Mountain ON
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Canadian Ice Fishing Championship
Lake Simcoe, Sutton, Town of Georgina
February 25-26, 2012
Canadian Ice Fishing Championship Info
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels   Lake Simcoe Area

Minden Annual Family Fish Derby
Pigeon Lake
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Entry Fee $20.00 ($10.00 for 10 and under) - Start Time 8:00 a.m. Weigh in 2:00 p.m.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes and many other prizes available.
The Firemen's grill will be set up for food and beverages. All proceeds will go to the Minden Fire Dept equipment fund.
Minden Family Fish Derby Info
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Minden, ON

8th Annual Cannington Dog Sled Races and Winter Festival
February 27 -28, 2012
Fun-filled weekend of dog sled racing, horse & wagon rides, m├ętis village set-up, outdoor stage, marketplace & children's games like the toilet seat toss. Indoor warm up area and exotic petting zoo
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels   Peterborough, ON
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