Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekend Getaways, Festivals & Events June 22-24, 2012

Doors Open Muskoka Lakes June 23 (Bala, Port Carling, Torrance) Muskoka's communities and waterways invite you to explore their boating heritage, museums, cultural centres and more.
Check out Bala's Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery.  This century-old tourist home is where Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, dined during the summer of 1922. Her holiday inspired her novel – The Blue Castle – set in Muskoka. See the 1920s kitchen and enjoy guided tours, photo opportunities and free rides in an antique car.
Stay in the Muskoka Lakes area at the following Resorts & Inns :  Black Lake Cabins-Torrance,Clear Lake Village Resort-Torrance,  Sherwood Inn-Port Carling, Pier 100 Cottage Resort on Lake Muskoka-Port Carling, Shamrock Lodge-Port Carling, Clevelands House-Minett, The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa-Minett


Gravenhurst invites you to explore their boating heritage, museums, cultural centres and more.
Check out the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre and learn about the famous local wooden boats, enjoy lemonade, iced tea and scones  – and the sounds of the big bands of the early 1900s – in the hotel. 
Stay in Gravenhurst area at the following Resorts & Inns :  Club MuskokaBayview Wildwood ResortEden Place Bed & BreakfastTaboo Resort, Golf and Spa


SALSA at Blue Festival
Blue Mountain Village
Blue Mountains

June 22 - 24, 2012
Description The Ontario Salsa tour returns to Blue Mountain! A FREE family street party celebrating Latin culture will turn the Village into a showcase of Latin Life: music, dancing, night life & FIREWORKS! 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountains/Collingwood


Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike
June 24, 2012

June is Bike Month in the Haliburton Highlands
- Discover Mountain Biking Clinic.  Haliburton Cycling Coalition has declared June to be Bike Month. Sir Sam's Ski & Bike will be offering 2 Discover Mountain Biking Afternoons - We are offering a XC Mountain Bike Rental, 1/2hr Bike Maintenance Seminar and Guided Trail Ride
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in  Haliburton area 
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Hardwood Ski & Bike
Spartan Race -June 24, 2012
This obstacle race is more than a triathlon and it's coming to Hardwood on June 24th, 2012. Spartan Race is the World leader in the sport, with over 750,000 people from all ages and fitness levels set to compete in their races for 2012. Spectators of all ages are more than welcomed to join the festivities with great obstacle viewing points to take EPIC photos, fitness challenges, spear throw, various contests with prizes, music and kids games. $10 per spectators which includes a $5 voucher rebate towards merchandise. (Free for children under 16.) Additional $5 per vehicle applies to parking.
Stay at Resorts, Inn, Hotels in Barrie, Orillia
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Yours Outdoors, June Events
Haliburton, ON

Path of the Paddle 
June 19, 2012 Carve a paddle through the still waters on Margaret, Dan, Horse, and McEwen Lakes. On this full day guided canoe trip you will discover the backcountry beauty of the Highlands, practice your paddle strokes, portage a canoe, learn some canoe tripping tips and visit a canoe builder who crafts birch bark canoes. This trip is well suited to the novice and experienced canoeist.
Pedal Your Arts: Rolling Hills of Harburn
June 23, 2012
This tour for the experienced cyclist will visit studios along scenic and hilly Harburn Road. With 2 experienced, local guides, this fully supported 65km. tour will take you on a breathtaking (literally!) adventure along delightful back roads through “jaw dropping” scenery. We’ll stop regularly to visit local art studios to talk to the artist or watch demonstrations. Original works of art will be on display for show and sale.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in  Haliburton area
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Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
Midland, ON
National Aboriginal Day (June 21, 2012) In recognition of National Aboriginal Day, Sainte-Marie will offer First Nations singing, drumming and dancing. First Nations displays and demonstrations include kid’s heritage crafts, waterway and lacrosse demonstrations, Native crafters, and more.
Aboriginal Festival Weekend ( June 23-24, 2012)  On June 23 and 24, Native singers, drummers, and dancers will perform under an Events Tent on site, and in the Longhouses. The historic site will also offer numerous activities and demonstration,including Native games such as lacrosse, making clay Okies (a Huron good luck charm), children’s heritage crafts, and basket making. Sainte-Marie’s Interpretive Staff will showcase waterway demonstrations, historic fire-starting, 17th-century medicine, and historic cooking. There will be a wigwam display in Sainte-Marie’s foyer, and animated films for kids will be shown throughout the day.
Featured Accommodation: Best Western Highland Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn, Little Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast, Midland Inn & Suites, A Wymbolwood Beach House B & B Wyevale, Sugar Ridge Retreat Wyebridge
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Wasaga Beach Fest
Wasaga Beach, ON

June 23-24, 2012

With top level Canadian performers, this official start of summer ignites the area's biggest beach party, gettin' your body moving and your heart racing. Join us at Beach Area 1. There's something for everyone.
Featured Accommodation:  Alton Lodges, Dyconia Resort
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National Canoe Day Peterborough
June 23, 2012

A day to celebrate all things canoeing! The Canadian Canoe Museum hosts this free event from 9am to 3pm and unique opportunity to celebrate the heritage and living tradition of paddling in the Kawarthas. Free canoe rides and demonstrations, free refreshments, live music and fun for the whole family.
Featured Accommodation:  The Irwin Inn-Lakefield, Marrick's Landing Cottages-Lakefield, Pine Vista Resort-Lakefield, The Village Inn-Lakefield, Viamede-Woodview

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6th Annual Strawberry Festival
Barrie Hill Farms, Barrie
June 23-24, 2012

Come and join in the harvest season and pick your own strawberries or shop at our farm market. Enjoy live music and clown for the kids from 10am-2pm.
Featured Accommodations:  Carriage Ridge Resort-Horseshoe Valley, Comfort Inn-Hart Drive , Georgian Summer Suites, Horseshoe Resort, Kempenfelt B & B
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Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
June 22-24, 2012

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is a 3 days event with fun for everone in the family. It features dragon boat racing, kid's area, entertainment, vendors and concessions. Paddlers also raise funds for local charities
Featured Accommodations Greater Ottawa Area & Ottawa Valley :  Moulin Wakefield InnBourget Inn &  Spa, RiverRun Rafting & Wilderness Resort
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Voyageur Canoe Tours at Heritage Mica Festival
Ottawa Valley
June  24, 2012

Join our costumed interpreters in a Voyageur Canoe as you paddle your way around Hogg Bay and learn the history of the Lally, Murphy and McParlan families. Learn about homesteading, lumbering and mica mining in the late 1800's.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels (Ottawa Valley)
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 Bobcaygeon Bikefest
June 24, 2012
The Annual Bobcaygeon Bikefest 2012 is the get away destination for this summer in the Kawarthas. Over 6000 People are expected to attend this event this summer. Come and be a part of it!
Stay in the Kawarthas Lakes area (Peterborough, Lakefield, Buckhorn)
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Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May 27 –September 30, 2012

The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic
Stay at Resorts, Inn, Hotels Temagami, Lake Nipissing - West Nipissing Region, North Bay, Callander, Monetville, Lavigne, Lake Nosbonsing - Powassan

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 at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Owen Sound, Huntsville

Ontario Summer Vacations and Weekend Getaways

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Pleasant Cove Resort - Pointe au Baril, Ontario

Pleasant Cove ResortPleasant Cove Resort -Take pleasure in the privacy and solitude of our cozy resort on the Bay. Pleasant Cove offers Deluxe and Ultra Deluxe Cottage and Cottage Suites matched to the specific needs of our guests. Meticulously maintained, all of our accommodations feature full size, completely equipped kitchens with stove, fridge, microwave; completely furnished living areas with double size sofa bed, coloured TV; 4 piece baths and very comfortable, well dressed beds.

Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa in Ontario Pick

Scandinave Spa - Blue Mountain - Blue Mountains, Ontario

Scandinave Spa - Blue MountainScandinave Spa - Blue Mountain - A Day at Scandinave Spa from $146. Package includes a 60-minute Swedish Massage, all day access to the Scandinavian Baths, lunch at the Bistro and a stainless steel water bottle. Package also available for 2 people. Relaxation Package from $72  Package includes all day access to the Scandinavian Baths, a stainless steel water bottle and a lunch at the Spa Bistro. Package also available for 2 people. Scandinavian Package  from $190. Package includes a 60-minute Swedish Massage, all day access to the Scandinavian Baths and a Scandinave Spa Robe. Package also available for 2 people.

Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Vacation Getaway Pick

Booker's Clear Lake Cottages - Emsdale, Ontario

Booker's Clear Lake CottagesBooker's Clear Lake Cottages - Enjoy this Family Friendly resort for all Seasons.We offer clean and well-kept cottages & campsites. Our beautiful sand beach and beachfront deck are our pride and joy. There is plenty of room on our 11-acre property for relaxation and games. Spring,Summer and Fall activities can include hiking in nearby Provincial Parks, horseshoes, badminton, playground, water trampoline, or the children's day camp and water sports right next door (extra cost)

Family Getaways in resort destinations

Ontario Resorts Pick

Four Winds Cottage Resort - Parry Sound, Ontario

Four Winds Cottage ResortFour Winds Cottage Resort - We are a clean and quiet family all season housekeeping cottage resort located 10 minutes outside of Parry Sound just off Highway 400, on the shores of beautiful Lake Manitouwabing. The lake has a safe sand beach that is good for swimming and water sports, it also offers great boating and fishing. We cater to family holidays, small family reunions, snowmobile groups and just plain getaways. We have a total of eight 1 or 2 bedroom cottages all steps from the lake. All the cottages are fully equipped with all the comforts of home. Each cottage has its own deck, propane BBQ and picnic table. Paddle boats and canoes are free of charge. Come and enjoy.

June Getaways north in Ontario

Ontario Golf Getaway Weekend Pick

Trillium Resort and Spa - Port Sydney, Ontario

Trillium Resort and SpaTrillium Resort and Spa - Our beautiful resort is nestled among 86 acres of pristine forest and woodlands with a spirited waterfall and private lake, The Trillium Resort & Spa invites guests the opportunity to relax, unwind and be pampered at one of Ontario's finest spas. Enjoy the colours of the season in an exclusive "Adult Only" setting.

Spring Getaways north of Toronto

Summer Family Vacation in Ontario Pick

Comfort Inn - North Bay, Ontario

Comfort Inn - North Bay AirportComfort Inn - Comfort Inn North Bay Airport SHOP. BOOK Your WOW Shop & Stay Package. Book 2 Nights and receive a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card with our LSHOP Special to August 31, 2012 save on your stay & be rewarded to shop locally. Experience our warm hospitality, friendly service, and great locations. Call and ask for the “LSHOP" rate for two nights $170.00 plus taxes based on double occupancy.  Located in the Heart of the City of North Bay! Call Property Direct @ 1.866.260.8261 ask for rate code "LShop" to get this special offer!

Summer Getaways north ofToronto

Attractions Ontario Pick

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures - Collingwood, Ontario

Scenic Caves Nature AdventuresScenic Caves Nature Adventures - The self-guided walking trails through the caves, caverns and to the suspension bridge takes approx. 2 hours to complete. Please allow extra time for additional activities. Venture Deep Inside Blue Mountain Explore a labyrinth of caves and crevices. Search near Ekarenniondi for the shadows which marked paths to the mysterious underworld. Explore the hidden natural fortress which sheltered the Petun people from their enemies. Descend into the ice cave - a crevasse so deep and cold that snow and ice often remain here through early summer. Brave the Heights For a Spectacular View Step to the edge of the limestone cliff to look down on 10,000 square kilometers of beautiful countryside and the deep blue expanse of Georgian Bay, over 300 meters below.

Ontario Attractions north of Toronto

Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

Algonquin Park Ontario's Famous Algonquin Area
The largest designated area on Ontario maps is the large green patch north of Toronto called Algonquin Park. The park is considered part of the "border" between northern Ontario and southern Ontario. This area is one of the greatest year round outdoor recreation areas in all of Canada and is a must stop for many tourists and Ontario residents. Known for outstanding canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and the renowned portage adventures, visitors quickly imagine the voyageurs who travelled the wilderness. The straight line border of the Park outlined on maps is only a part of the Algonquin story, as watersheds run through the park East to the Ottawa River, and west to Georgian Bay where the First Nations traded goods with early European explorers. See links to nearby towns, accommodation, cottage resorts, Inns, B& B canoe rentals, resorts with canoeing and kayaking getaway packages and wildlife viewing.
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Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto

Ontario Cottage Resort Pick

Moose Point Cottages - Crystal Falls, Ontario

Moose Point PhotoMoose Point Cottages - Moose Point Cottages is a unique location on a secluded peninsula between Lake Tomiko and Lake Chebogan.  We have 6 clean, fully equipped, housekeeping, Lakefront cottages on Lake Tomiko, approximately 30 - 40 feet from shore. Fish for Walleye, bass, pike, perch and panfish with our newer boat and motors or simply bring you own boat.  Swim or relax at the beach.  Paddle around in one of our paddleboats or kayaks.  There are numerous trails for hiking or ATVing. We are 45 minutes from North Bay.
Ontario Cottage Resorts north of Toronto