Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rick Mercer in Powassan, Doors Open Ontario are some of the events this weekend April 26-28, 2013

Ontario Weekend getaways to attractions, Spring Maple Syrup Festivals, Fishing Festivals, Music Festivals and Home and Cottage Shows.

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

Maple Syrup Festivals North of Toronto

Rick Mercer hosts the Powassan Maple syrup festival this weekend. Find a selection of Maple Syrup Festivals in resort destinations north in cottage country. Discover sugar bush tours with pancake barns and fresh maple syrup.


Fishing Festival

Orillia Perch Festival
North America’s Largest Family Fishing Derby
April 19-May 11, 2013
Comfort Inn Orillia Perch Festival Package
Package Includes: Complimentary Continental 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 ta


Doors Open Ontario

April 27, 2013

Doors Open Guelph  Plan a road trip to Guelph via Highway 401 to Highway 6 return via Highway 24 to Highway 9 and return to GTA via Highway 400. Spend a romantic night at Millcroft Inn and Spa in Caledon. Families travel further north up to Highway 89 and stay at Nottawassaga Inn ResortBook Guelph Hotels.

Doors Open Prince Edward County. Travel Highway 401 north east from the GTA to Napanee , Trenton, or Belleville hotels.



Music Festivals

Barrie Kiwanis Music Festival
April 8-26, 2013

Talented individuals, choirs and bands perform in vocal, choral and instrumental competitions.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Barrie, ON

Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival
April 8-26, 2013

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



Annual Muskoka Home & Cottage Show
April 26-28, 2013
Gravenhurst Centennial Centre
The premiere Home Show in Muskoka for over 20 years. ADMISSION IS FREE!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Gravenhurst, ON


Featured Resort Destinations & Events


Algonquin Highlands Trails|
Where Adventure Awaits!

~ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
~ Back ountry Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking
~ 38kms of Hiking Trails, Hundreds of kms of ATV trails
~ Canoe rentals
~ Excellent fishing for Trout, Bass and Whitefish
~ Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower – Best view of Fall colors in the highlands!
~ Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute

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



Blue Mountain Village
Blue Mountain Village
Celebrate Spring at Blue Mountain Village. Throughout Ontario’s largest pedestrian Village you’ll find . five hotels, 40 shops cafes & restaurants, Plunge! Aquatic Centre, the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Crock A Doodle Pottery and now open the NEW Woodlot Low Ropes course.

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Opening Weekend Specials

Saturday April 27th
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures opens green season activities.
   Activities currently open;  Suspension Bridge.  Thunderbird Twin Zip Line.  Children’s Adventure Playground.  Mini Golf.  Gemstone Mining.  Trout Pond.  Picnic Area.  Snack Bar and Gift Shop .Eco Adventure Tour – reserve in advance.
Spring special discount rates for April 27-28 weekend:
BONUS: Until the caves are open, receive a FREE Mini Golf Game
Scenic Caves Park Admission is currently discounted to:
Adults: $13.25/ Seniors: $12.00/ Youth: $11.01

- Add a gemstone mining experience for an additional $7.08
- Add a ride on the Thunderbird Twin Zipline for an additional: Adults/ Senior/ Youth : $25.22

All prices plus HST

Cranberry Resort
Cranberry Resort

Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Show
An Evening of Entertainment at Bear Estate
Saturday April 27, 2013

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



MacLaren Art Centre
Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists lead creative projects that families can complete together.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Barrie, ON



Sir Sam's Ski & Bike-Haliburton
Sir Sam's Ski & Bike
Sir Sam's Ski & Bike is now CLOSED for the ski season. Mountain Biking Starts in May 2013.
EARLY BIRD SPECIALS: Purchase next year's Season Pass by April 30, 2013 to receive these FANTASTIC SAVINGS:
Save $300.00 off Family Season Pass

Save $150.00 off Individual Season Pass

Save $50.00 off Books of Eight Tickets

Email or call 705-754-2298 to take advantage of these HUGE DISCOUNTS!


Maple Syrup Production in the Haliburton Highlands
Wintergreen Maple-Every Weekend in April .

Visual Art Exhibitions at Agnes Jamieson Gallery -April 17-May 11, 2013

Biodiversity and Dahl Forest Dahl Forest Nature Reserve-April 27, 2013.  Visit the variety of habitats supported by Dahl Forest including open areas, hardwood forest, and coniferous plantations.

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



Deerhurst Resort
April Wine Concert Weekend

April 26-28, 2013
Celebrating music, April and - yes - wine! Back by popular demand! The first of Deerhurst’s 2013 concert weekend events, features Myles Goodwyn and April Wine, one of Canada’s most popular and enduring rock bands.

1 and 2 night packages available, starting from $199 per night.




Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons

Sainte-Marie Among the
Open for their season for 2013. Open weekdays starting April 8th (Monday to Friday). Open 7 days per week starting May 18th. Take the Family and explore the 17th century historic site

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Wet 'n Scaly
April 27, 2013
Discover Ontario's native reptile species. Participants will learn plenty of fun facts and identification tips, as well as discover the importance of environmental stewardship and the role that individuals can play in helping Ontario's Species at Risk. This program includes a one hour live reptile show in conjunction with an hour of interactive games and activities.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON



Tweed & Area Arts Council Student Theatre Showcase
April 27, 2013
Marble Arts Centre, Tweed, ON
Tweed & Area student theatre presents a showcase of their abilities in drama.

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



Hardwood Ski & Bike
Hardwood Ski & Bike is now closed for the ski season. Mountain Biking Trek Night Series stars on May 1st.
2013-14 Winter Super Early Bird Season Passes on Sale! Winter Season Passes on Sale at Super Early Bird prices. Now is the time to get your next year's pass for the lowest price. Super Early Bird pricing ends April 30th. You can buy your pass online today.Buy your pass online now!

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Barrie, ON Orilllia, ON



Festival of the Maples
April 27, 2013

Perth, ON (Ottawa Valley South)
Maple Syrup Celebration

A Trip to Bellow's Bay
April 27, 2013
Pembroke, ON

Bring rubber boots, as mud and water will be encountered on the walk (1.5 km total). Migrant songbirds, ducks and friendly people are highlights. Spotting scopes are useful, binoculars essential.

"Under the Sea" Library Fundraising Dinner Party
April 27, 2013

Eganville LegionVery special night featuring buffet extravaganza including seafood, games, prizes, silent auction, entertainment by Red Shoes, incredible underwater decor, lots of fun.

Click here for events and more information on the Ottawa Valley Destination



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