Saturday, August 04, 2012

Ontario Summer Vacations and Weekend Getaways


The summer vacation featured resorts and resort destination accommodation changes each week. We offer our visitors a range of experiences and package getaways for all budgets and tastes in hotels, luxury resorts, country inns, cottages & cabins and B&B's when vacationing in Ontario north of the Toronto GTA. If visitors have any questions regarding a vacation north of Toronto, please contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours. See Contact Us

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Sunnylea Resort - Port Severn, Ontario

Sunnylea ResortSunnylea Resort - Peace and quiet awaits you at relaxing get-away in our honeymoon cottage or cozy cedar waterfront cottages with gas fireplaces and outdoor hot tub. 90 min. from Toronto. Small one room cabin or two bedroom cottage for 2 from $99-$150/night
Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa in Ontario Pick

Trillium Resort and Spa - Port Sydney, Ontario

Trillium Resort and SpaTrillium Resort and Spa - Enjoy life in Muskoka with a hike along our 7 km of trails that wind through our 86 acres of pristine Muskoka woodlands. Pamper your mind body and soul in our full service Country Spa. All this and more in an exclusive "Adult" only setting.

Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Vacation Getaway Pick

Clarion Resort Pinewood Park - North Bay, Ontario

Clarion Resort Pinewood ParkClarion Resort Pinewood Park - North Bay Summer in the Park Family Package  - August 4-6, 2012 This fantastic package has fun for everyone. The Clarion Resort Pinewood Park, North Bay’s only full service resort and conference hotel is pleased to offer you a wonderful package that includes your room, breakfast and dinner as well as wristbands for this year’s fantastic line-up of entertainment. Come and enjoy Friday Night Concert Headliner Marianas Trench and supporting acts, as well as Saturday’s Headliner Meat Loaf on his only Canadian visit on his Mad Mad World tour.  And don’t forget all the FREE family fun all weekend long that North Bay Summer in the Park has to offer including the Northern Ontario Open Country Singing Contest, Canadian Idol, A Pow Wow and feast, the World’s Finest Shows Midway and many more activities. Nightly or Weekend Packages are available starting at $281.59* plus HST based on double occupancy, upgrades to our fantastic Suites are also available and packages with only room and wristbands are also available.
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.

July Getaways north in Ontario

Ontario Golf Getaway Weekend Pick

Rocky Crest Golf Resort - Muskoka, Ontario

Rocky Crest ResortRocky Crest Golf Resort - Our golf package includes not only access to ClubLink’s Rocky Crest Golf Club but you can also play The Lake Joseph Club and Grandview’s Mark O’Meara Course. Incredible golf while staying at the beautiful Rocky Crest Golf Resort with as many as three restaurants to choose and so much recreation you will need to come back to fit it all in.

Golf Getaways north of Toronto

Summer Family Vacation in Ontario Pick

Cardinal Pines Cottage - Haliburton, Ontario

Camp ConewangoCardinal Pines Cottage is located on beautiful Halls Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. This 2,700 sq. ft. vacation home has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and was newly renovated in Spring 2010. Excellent swimming, boating and fishing on this beautiful lake. Loads of activities in area including 6 golf courses, miles of hiking/biking trails, skiing, snowmobiling, ATV trails and more. Visit for additional cottage info and photos.

Summer Getaways north ofToronto

Attractions Ontario Pick

Santa's Village Family Entertainment Park - Bracebridge, Ontario

Santa's Village Family Entertainment ParkSanta's Village Family Entertainment Park - Three Exciting Parks & One Great Campground! Santa’s Village Tour the village by miniature train or cruise the Muskoka River on Santa’s Summer Sleigh Jet Boat. You can try Rudolph’s Roller Coaster, the Ferris Wheel, and other amusement rides! Visit Santa Claus and then play at Elves Island or at our beach and splash-pad. Sportsland The older kids will enjoy Go-Karts, Lazer Tag, Mini-Golf, Batting Cages and the Arcade!
Ontario Attractions north of Toronto

Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

Big Weekend Festival Mactier Muskoka OntarioTownship of Georgian Bay (
Big Weekend Festival MacTier Muskoka OntarioThe 5th Annual MacTier Big Weekend Festival is taking place beginning FridayAugust 3rd and running through until Sunday, August 5th in MacTier. This year’s event includes the third Annual Muskoka Beach Volleyball Blast tournament, a traditional lake regatta, fireworks on the barge and an “Under the Big Top” weekend of live comedy entertainment, music and  dance. There is something for everyone to do and the event is also very child and family focused.

Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto

Ontario Cottage Resort Pick

Lakewoods Cottage Resort - Dwight, Ontario

Lakewoods Cottage Resort Lakewoods Cottage Resort - Welcome to Lakewoods Cottage Resort, our little piece of paradise on the shores of beautiful Oxtongue Lake. Situated 10 km from the west gate of Algonquin Park, and an easy drive from both Huntsville and Dorset, our fully equipped house-keeping cottages are your ideal home-away-from-home while exploring Muskoka and the Algonquin Highlands.

Ontario Cottage Resorts north of Toronto

War of 1812 Great Lakes Ontario Waterways

Roots To Boots Amherstberg (Aug 3, 4) 

Step back in time as Amherstburg transforms into an 1812 setting with a modern twist! Military Heritage Days, Contemporary Concerts, First Nations presentations, Genealogy & Ancestry, Children’s Pavilion, Period costumed re-enactors on every corner! Catch a glimpse of Chief Tecumseh, General Brock or a one of the gallant women who cooked up a storm for the soldiers on an open hearth. Your 1812 weekend comes to life! Wear your period dress to all the events. See Roots to Boots, Stay in Windsor Ontario hotels for best deals


Pariliament Hill Commemorates War of 1812 Aug 9-11

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 3, 2012) – From August 9 to 11, 2012, at 7 p.m. on Parliament Hill, the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard will host the 16th annual Fortissimo celebration. The theme of this year’s show is the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  See more on Ceremonial Guard.  Book Ottawa Hotels Best Deals

Flight of the the Royal George Re-enactment June 29-July 1

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In November of 1812 a fleet of American ships pursued the mighty Royal George.  At 96 feet in length, the Royal George was Lake Ontario's flagship for the Provincial Marines. Built in Kingston three years before, the Royal George was armed with 22 32-pounder artillery guns.This featured re-enactment takes place over the 2012 Canada Day Weekend between Bath located on Lake Ontario in the Land of Lakes and Kingston (once the capital of Canada) Land of Lakes-Bath to Kingston. Stay in Kingston area hotels



Kingston Ontario War of 1812 Quilt Competition June 8-10

As part of Quilts Kingston 2012, The Limestone Quilters Guild and The Kingston Heirloom Quilters have challenged their members to  interpret " 1812 "  in  a small wallhanging ( no larger than 100 inches in perimeter)  These will be displayed and judged by viewers at the Quilt Show and Sale.
The Show will also featured hundreds of quilts and wallhangings, showcase artist Kathy Wylie , a large Quilters' Boutique, Merchant's Mall and a Lunchroom  There will be embroidery, rughooking and quilting displays as well as advice on the Care and Repair of quilts and a Lunchroom. Stay in Kingston area hotels

Kempenfest Barrie Ontario--Last Minute News

Kempenfest Civic Weekend Festival August 3-6

Barrie Ontario is the place to be for the famous Kempenfest festival along the shores of Lake Simoce. Music events. arts and crafts, and children's play areas make this destination a perfect summer outing.  Nearby beaches and attractions. positions Barrie as a perfect staycation destination for day trips or extended overnight stay at area resorts, inns,and hotels.
Book best deal Barrie Hotels on-line.  Kempenfest is an Ontario Top 100 festival.

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Kempenfest 2012 - Park 'n' Ride Shuttles

Getting to Kempenfest without the traffic fuss. Get off Highway 400 at Bayfield Street and proceed west to the Bayfield Mall for free shuttle

Art of Kempenfest

Susan Dolan, Barrie Examiner:  A crew member from 3L Sound and Light constructs the main stage Thursday in preparation for Kempenfest along the city's waterfront.

Bandana company gets tied up at Kempenfest

GO offering free train service Aug. 5

Kempenfest inspires creativity

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