Sunday, May 06, 2012

Spring Getaways and Lakeside Summer Vacations

Romantic Getaway of the Week

Windermere House - Windermere, Ontario

Windermere House Windermere House is Muskoka's oldest and grandest lakefront resort. Situated on the picturesque shores of prestigious Lake Rosseau, Windermere House has been welcoming guests for over 140 years. With over 50 things to see and do at the resort or close-by, we can customize the perfect romantic get-away for you!  Our lakeview rooms are perfect for couples.  Relax by the outdoor swimming pool, play tennis, go on a boat cruise, or simply indulge in doing nothing at all!

Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa Getaway of the Week

RiverRun Rafting & Wilderness Resort - Foresters Falls, Ontairo

RiverRun Rafting & Wilderness Resort RiverRun Rafting & Wilderness Resort  - Your getaway starts with a day of rafting the beautiful Ottawa River and ends with a day in our spa. It's a great deal starting at $269. Your rafting trip starts after a hearty breakfast with a full safety briefing, then a short bus trip to our put-in point on the river where the excitement of whitewater begins. You’ll challenge towering waves and giant hydraulics in our rugged 12 person rafts with your highly trained professional guide at the helm. After some exhilarating rafting, your river day ends back at the RiverRun Resort for a video re-run presentation of your rafting experience that day. There’s plenty of time to meet with friends at our lively pub or just relax on our sandy beach, take in a dip in our hot tub or enjoy the comforts of our sauna before our famous buffet dinner.

Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Getaway of the Week

Shamrock Lodge - Port Carling, Ontario

Shamrock LodgeShamrock Lodge - Cozy lakeside accommodations, Home cooked country breakfasts & Delectable candlelight dining, close to many hiking trails, indoor swimming pool, hot tub & sauna, games rooms with billiards and ping pong Golfing Shamrock Lodge is located within minutes of Muskoka’s finest private and public golf courses. Hiking Explore the woodlands by planning a hike on one or more of many hiking trails, offering breathtaking views of Lake Rosseau and the surrounding rocky landscape

Family Getaways in resort destinations

Spring Season May Getaway of the Week

Sandy Lane Resort - Algonquin Highlands, Ontario

Sandy Lane ResortSandy Lane Resort - CHILDREN STAY FREE March 19 - June 18, 2012 Bring the kids and have lots of fun at Sandy Lane! Children of the parents under the age of 16 stay free TWO FOR ONE March 18- May 28, 2012 Enjoy the peace quite and tranquility of Sandy Lane. Witness the change of seasons and save BIG! 2 night's accommodation available for the price of 1! *excluding long weekends. FREE FOR ALL May 18-June 22, 2012 Free use of canoes, peddle boats, kayaks, mountain bikes, campfire pits, firewood, shuffleboard, horseshoes, basketball, ping pong, volleyball, hot tub "under the stars", BBQ and so much more.

May Getaways north in Ontario

Weekend Sports Getaway of the Week

Comfort Inn - Orillia, Ontario

Comfort Inn - OrilliaComort Inn - Orillia Perch Festival Package April 21 – May 12, 2012 North America’s Largest Family Fishing Derby Package Includes: Complimentary Sunshine Breakfast. One night accommodations. Discounts at local restaurants when you show your room key. Fish cleaning hut on site. Total Package Price for 2 people is $83.64 per night, plus tax

Spring Getaways north of Toronto

Summer Vacation of the Week

Chippawa Cottage Resort - Barry's Bay, Ontario

Chippawa Cottage ResortChippawa Cottage Resort - Easy Living Camping and RV Park is located in the splendor of the Madawaska Valley. This exceptional 200 acre facility includes boating, kayaking,swimming, fishing, basketball and tennis.How about just plain lazing around in the sun on our 3000 foot sand beach, absorbing the calm beauty all around you.. Visitor's Comments & Photos.

Summer Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Attraction Getaway of the Week

Muskoka Wildlife Centre - Severn Bridge, Ontario

Muskoka Wildlife CentreMuskoka Wildlife Centre - Take a walk through the forest and explore our trails which feature the largest collection of native wildlife in the province.  Our exhibits of live animals include moose, wolves, eagles, bears, beavers, lynx, owls, wolverines, falcons, various reptiles and amphibians and much more.  Enjoy daily park programming like our "Meet the Creature" sessions and our "Beast Feasts". Located 20 minutes north of Orillia or 10 minutes south of Gravenhurst, right on Highway 11 North.

Ontario Attractions north of Toronto

Ontario Resort Destination of the Week

Municipality of Magnetawan Municipality of Magnetawan (
The Municipality of Magnetawan is located in the District of Parry Sound between Parry Sound and Burk's Falls. With a population of approximately 1300, Magnetawan is a beautiful, natural area boasting the Magnetawan River and many scenic lakes. From its headwaters in Algonquin Park, the Magnetawan River flows through lakes, rapids and waterfalls as it winds its way to Georgian Bay. The historic lift locks, located in the Village of Magnetawan opened in 1886, making this one of the oldest colonized areas in the Parry Sound District. St. George the Martyr Anglican Church was painted in 1933 by A.J. Casson of the Group of Seven.

Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto

Spring Weekend Activities and Events -May 4-6, 2012

Spring Weekend Activities & Events

Spring Trilliums Ontario North

Blue Mountain Village-Blue Mountain
April 10-May 10, 2012
Menu Specials from $20-$25   Sunday - Thursday
Come up to Blue Mountain Village and arouse your senses with the annual spring Shop and Savour experience! This annual event showcases boutiques and shops in Ontario’s favourite pedestrian Village accompanied by sensationally priced menus at 11 unique restaurants. Many locations feature the areas finest musicians and entertainers, afternoons and evenings.  Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Collingwood, ON  More May Events

imcoe County "Culinary Stars" Shine in May
The GEM Food & Wine Festival
Monday April 23rd until Sunday May 6th!
The GEM is a unique food & wine festival. Restaurants participating are unique & special. These are restaurants that will incorporate local and fresh ingredients as much as possible. Visitors and tourists in the Simcoe County and  residents of  surrounding cities Alliston, Creemore, Barrie, Wasaga Beach will savour the many tastes of Simcoe County.  See participating restaurants.  
Stay at  Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Alliston, Barrie
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31st Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival

Orillia, ON
April 21 – May 12, 2012
Fun, family fishing derby! Great cash & product prizes. Adult & children's categories. Special OPP Kids Day April 30th! Live release program. Just fish to win! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Orillia, ON  Orillia Hotels on-line 
Comfort Inn Orillia Perch Festival Getaway
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Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival

April 10 – May 2, 2012
Students of all ages perform in brass & percussion, piano, string, guitar, woodwinds, vocal, drama & speech arts, choral, choirs & more! Orillia Opera House & various venues.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Orillia, ON
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Haliburton County Studio Tour 25th

Anniversary Exhibition opening May 5th
Rails End Gallery
Transitions -May 5-June 16, 2012
Celebrating 25 years of fine craft and art in the Haliburton Highlands. This group exhibition showcasing work by artists on the well loved, and widely acclaimed, Haliburton County Studio Tour; includes historical perspectives, DVD presentation along with original fine craft and visual art. 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton, ONHaliburton hotels on-line
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Canadian Spirit: 2012

Owen Sound
April 4- October 30, 2012

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Tom Thomson's First Trip to Algonquin Park, with event at participating community partners from Owen Sound and Huntsville.
Stay are Resorts, Inns, Hotels Owen Sound, Huntsville

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Canadian Tulip Festival

Ottawa, ON
May 4 -21, 2012

Celebrate awakening through colour, culture and community in the nation's capital. This year marks our 60th anniversary! Stay are Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, On  Ottawa Hotels on-line

The Polish/Kashub Festival
Barry's Bay, ON
May 5, 2012
The first Saturday in May is called KASHUB DAY. It is a celebration of our rich and unique Kashub culture here in the Valley. At the same time, we celebrate POLISH DAY which is on May 3rd.

Stay are Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Barry’s Bay, ON
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