Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ontario Easter Weekend Getaways, Easter Egg Hunts, Maple Syrup Festivals, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing Events

Ontario Easter Weekend getaways to attractions, Maple Syrup Festivals and Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing Events with Easter Egg Hunts

Need accommodation? Check the last-minute weekend getaways and day trips for March 2013.

Easter Getaways and Delicious Easter Brunches


Maple Syrup Festivals North of Toronto

Find a selection of Maple Syrup Festivals in rural Ontario resort destinations north in cottage country. Discover sugar bush tours with pancake barns and fresh maple syrup.


Featured Resort Destination Events


~ $30/person+tx includes skis, boots, poles, snowshoes and trail passes for the day (A $53 value!).

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Minden, ON Haliburton, ON
More information on Algonquin Highlands Trails 





Blue Mountain Village
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt in the Village! 
Kick off spring with a kids Easter egg hunt at Blue! FREE family fun includes live music, face painting & horse and carriage rides throughout Ontario’s largest pedestrian Village.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Blue Mountains/Collingwood, ON




Snow Valley Resort
Snow Valley Resort

Snow Valley wraps up its 60th season on the Easter Weekend.  The Easter Bunny is coming to Snow Valley and the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt begins at 9:00 am on Easter Sunday morning.  On the Easter Weekend,Snow Valley’s lifts will be operating from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  All three days will be Passholder Bring a Friend Days where Snow Valley Passholders may bring a friend for only $20.00.

Horseshoe Resort
Horseshoe Resort
March 29-31, 2013

Snowcross National Championships. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.



Sir Sam's Ski & Bike

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike-Haliburton
Easter weekend: Hop on Your Skis or Boards for Easter Weekend: Superb Spring Skiing Conditions. Open Friday, March 29, Satuday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31. Closed Monday, April 1, 2013. There will be an ON-HILL EASTER EGG HUNT on Saturday. Who knows... the Easter Bunny may even make an appearance ?


Yours Outdoors-Haliburton

Book ahead for  The Art and Syrup of Maple March 28 2013 (3 days)


Haliburton Highlands

Made in Haliburton-Spring Exhibit-March 16-31, 2013.  The Art Hive.

Sugar Shack Shuffle-Lloyd Watson Centre.  March 30, 2013.  See how sap turns to syrup; gather a little information and experience the real sugar high that comes from caching in the Geo caching Capital of Canada.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton, ON  Minden, ON
More information on the Haliburton Highlands Destination



Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Easter at the
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Easter Spring Fling-March 30-31 10am-4pm
Enjoy a very hoppy Easter here at Wye Marsh! We have a variety of activities throughout the weekend.
  • Easter egg hunts
  • Kids zone crafts
  • Spring stride guided nature walks
  • Scavenger hunt with prizes
  • Chickadee Feeding
  • Live reptile and bird of prey demonstrations.

Bowling with the Easter Bunny
March 30
, 2013
Bayshore Lanes Midland
All lanes glow in the dark & every child receives an easter treat!
Activities: Face Painting * Photo with the Easter Bunny * Silent Auction *

Ontario's Highlands Destination


Click here for events and more information on Ontario Highland’s Destination





Ottawa Valley Destination

Valleylicious -March 1-31, 2013.  Experience fare at Valley restaurants through fixed-price dinner menus.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels near Ottawa, ON 
Ottawa Hotels on-line
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination


Weekend Ski and Snowboard: Easter and end of season updates as of March 31

Ski and Snowboard Resort Snow Report 

From Ministry of Tourism Barrie March 31 

"Happy Easter!! The ski season is winding down with many resorts closing after operations today however Blue Mountain will continue to be open into April. Snow surfaces are machine groomed granular snow turning soft as the temperatures rise. Expect an overcast day in ski country with temperatures reaching around +10 degree Celsius.." Detailed Ski and Snowboard Report for March 31 2013

From Snow Valley 

The best Skiing in 60 years continues at Snow Valley!  
Easter Weekend Finale
Snow Valley wraps up its 60th season on the Easter Weekend.  According to John Ball, Snow Valley’s General Manager, “It’s been a fantastic season, over 100 days—culminating with one of our best ever March Breaks.  We still have excellent snow conditions, and we will be offering all our runs for skiing, snowboarding, and Snow Tubing on the Easter Weekend.”  The Easter Bunny is coming to Snow Valley and the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt begins at 0900 on Easter Sunday morning. On the Easter Weekend, Snow Valley’s lifts will be operating from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
All three days will be Passholder Bring a Friend Days where Snow Valley Passholders may bring a friend for only $20.00.

X-country ski at Hardwood Ski and Bike

Publisher's Note:  It is likely that ski and snowboard resorts will be operating right through until Easter Monday!  Book your Easter long weekend getaways

Featured 2013 Ski & Snowboard Resort Events

Blue Mountain Village-Events
Hardwood Ski and Bike- Calendar
Horseshoe Resort-Events
Snow Valley-Events
Sir Sam's Ski and Bike-Kids Ski Camps

More Ski Links For Ski Country

Ontario ski areasKids ski free program

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spa ideas for "Moms" and 'Girlfriends Getaways"

The Art and Syrup of Maple

Spa foot treatment included

March 22, March 28 2013  (3 days)

Maple Package Details
Experience the world of the maple tree and its bounty with this “sweet” Three-day  adventure in the Haliburton Highlands.

Discover the art and science of producing maple syrup by participating in traditional and modern day maple syrup operations, exploring a sugar bush on snowshoes, dining on maple cuisine, visiting Moon Shadow Estate Winery to taste their signature maple wine. Indulging in a Maple Sugar spa foot treatment, and creating your own maple syrup pitcher and amber coloured glass art in a glassblowing workshop at Artech Studio.

Ontario Resort Spas, Inns, Lodges and Resort-Hotels

Ontario Spa packages for relaxing getaway vacations weekends, holidays or a stress free day-away.  Outdoor sports such as hiking, mountain biking,  x-country skiing, snow shoeing, canoeing & kayaking and golfing can be enjoyed followed by a relaxing massage. Additional locations for spa options are Full Service Spas On SiteDay Spa Getaways, and Wellness Getaways.

Find more Spa Resorts in Ontario 


Monday, March 11, 2013

Ontario Travel News Updates March 2013 North of Toronto GTA

Current March 2013 Tourism and Travel News 


There's No Place Like Ontario For March Break

Ministry of Natural Resources
From one-day arts activities and science discoveries to outdoor recreation and overnight camping, Ontario's attractions and parks have everything families need for a fun and affordable March Break.  There are hundreds of drop-in activities for the whole family and children's camps taking place during the week:
See complete news release,
or find March Break Overnight Packages


Snowboard park for tykes

New Burton Riglet Park at Blue Mountain lets kids as young as 2 learn to snowboard. by Christopher Shulgan Toronto Star

Toddlers and pre-schoolers once considered too little — and too weak — to learn how to snowboard can now carve and ride just like their parents.  More on snowboarding in Ontario


Legoland Opens north of Toronto first week of March 2013

A must stop when heading to cottage country will be the new Logoland store and Discovery Centre at Vaughn Mills just off Highway 400 north of Highway 7 in Toronto


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