Sunday, January 06, 2013

Weekend Events Resort Destinations 2013: Festivals of Light, Alpine & Nordic Sking Jan 5-6, 2013

Ontario  Weekend getaways to attractions, Festival of LightsAlpine & Nordic Skiing and romantic road trips to lakeside sunsets. 

Your source for last-minute weekend getaways and day trips for January 2013



Christmas Lights Across Canada
Ottawa, ON
December 6, 2012 to January 7, 2013In Canada’s Capital, the winter landscape glows with over 300,000 multicoloured lights during the holiday season. The festivities begin with an illumination ceremony in early December and continue until early January. Throughout Christmas Lights Across Canada, the lights in Ottawa–Gatineau glow each evening from 4:30 pm to 2 am.

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Festival of Northern Lights Catch The Magic
Owen Sound, ON

November 16, 2012 to January 6, 2013

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BARRIE, Ontario
Horseshoe Resort
Horseshoe Resort is open for Day & Night Alpine Skiing and Nordic Skiing.

 2012/2013 Alpine Season Passes Now on Sale
The best way to enjoy a snowy Ontario Winter is on the Slopes of Horseshoe Resort. Help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary this season! Come and enjoy our 26 runs, 6 lifts and magic carpet childrens area, ranging from beginner to advanced terrain. Experience the great winter conditions from 9am-10pm daily.  We have the Seasons Pass to get you out there.

MacLaren Art Centre

Barrie, ON
Cool Yule and New Year's camps for children run from December 27 until January 4

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Blue Mountain Village

The Village celebrates Frost Frenzy this winter with FREE family activities.. Enjoy horse & wagon rides, guided snowshoe hikes and, weather permitting, skate on Blue Mountains’ largest outdoor rink with close to 5acres at the base of Blue Mountain

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Open for Nordic Skiing

 3 Days of Crossing Country Skiing or Snowshoeing at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre.-$49.99

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Hardwood Ski & Bike
Open for Nordic Skiing

Hardwood Demo Day
January 5, 2013  9am-3pm
Come and try out the latest from Fischer, One Way, Rossignol and Salomon equipment before you buy.
You can take the skis out for approximately 30 minutes and that lets everyone have a chance to try what’s new.  No other special requirements other than a trail pass.

Holiday Promotion-December 31st to January 4th
Deals for the kids so come out and enjoy some winter fun. Get 50% off rentals for kids under 19 plus you can get trail passes for children for $7 + HST and $15 + HST for students.
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Sir Sam's Ski & Bike
Sir Sam's Ski & Bike

Open for Alpine Skiing
Book ahead for great Family deals on lift tickets and rentals

Your Outdoors
Some Like it Hot: Glassblowing Workshop
January 4 & 5, 2013Put a little sizzle in your life. Join us in the Haliburton Highlands and warm up to the art in you with an introduction to glassblowing by artists inspired by nature. .

Haliburton Highlands Destination

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Ontario's Highlands Destination
Explore Winter in the Ontario's Highlands.

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Ottawa Valley Destination

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Frost Centre Ski & Snowshoe Trail

Algonquin Highlands
20130 Hwy 35
Trails Open.
2012-2013 Season's passes available.
Cross country Ski on 26km of groomed and trackset trails for the morning, take a break or eat lunch by the woodstove in the historic towermans cabin and then head out for an afternoon of snowshoeing on 11km of backcountry snowshoe trails overlooking beautiful St. Nora Lake.

~ $30/person+tx includes skis, boots, poles, snowshoes and trail passes for the day (A $53 value!).
~ Incredible restaurants and accommodations are available nearby.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Minden, ON   Haliburton, ON 
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