Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ontario's Civic Holiday: What is in the name of this August Holiday Monday?

Ontario Simcoe Day, or Toronto Day, or Colonel By Day


This holiday is a public holiday for some Canadians but not all Canadians. August 5, 2013 is  needs a name according to the Globe and Mail. it's time to give it one unifying title for Canada to use.   See our featured August Ontario Long Weekend events for ideas.

You can give the Globe and Mail your opinion.  See X Day? What to call the August long weekend

If you have not planned weekend getaway and are considering heading north you may still find availability at  several Ontario Resorts and Country Inns.

Civic Long Weekend Resort Getaways

The Briars Resort-Lake Simcoe

The Briars Resort & Spa, Jackson's Point

Civic Holiday Weekend Getaway
August 2nd to 5th, 2013
Regularly from $179, now from $155 per person, per night plus tax and service including all meals Your package includes: Accommodation.  à la carte dinner,  Full breakfast.  Choice of barbecue or à la carte lunch.  Free parking and wifi  Evening Activities: Friday Zumba Disco Party, live piano, bonfire; Saturday Dancing, campfire; Sunday Gerry Jazz, campfire  Day Activities: aquafit, zumba, guided walks, boat tours, cooking class, yoga, activities,  (Golf and Spa can be added at an additional charge)

Christie's Mill Inn & Spa, Port Severn

Civic Holiday Package
Friday August 2Saturday August 3rd or Sunday August 4th 
Enjoy a two night stay in one of our well appointed Traditional Rooms. Dine in our Waterfront dining room each morning for breakfast buffet & Civic Holiday Brunch on Sunday morning. Enjoy a 3 course dinner each evening. Your stay would not be complete without a two hour Pontoon Boat tour of Gloucester Pool & Historical Landmark Big Chute Marine Railway. Tour departs each day at 2pm and can accommodate up to 10 occupants. 
Traditional Rooms starting at $119 per person per night (regular rate of $159 pp/pn)
Courtside Suite Rooms starting at $149 per person per night (regular rate of $205 pp/pn)
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Rocky Crest Resort, MacTier (Muskoka)

August Civic Long Weekend
August 2 - 4, 2013
The height of the summer season and our busiest time. Book early with this special as it won't be here long. Buy two nights at regular price and get the third and fourth nights for 50% off.
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Severn Lodge,  Port Severn Ontario


Severn Lodge, Port Severn
Civic Holiday Weekend ~ Aug 2-5
3 Nights and all meals included.   Adults: from $559  Kids (ages 2-12): from $186


Clarion Resort Pinewood Park, North Bay Ontario


Clarion Resort Pinewood Park
North Bay Summer in the Park Family Package  - August 2-5, 2013

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 Metric and supporting acts Hey Ocean, Nightbox, and X Ambassadors, and/or Saturday’s Headliner Carly Rae Jepsen with Dragonette and some local emerging artists.  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, the World’s Finest Shows Midway, Art in the Park, Petting Zoo, an Inflatable Land, Face Painting, the Algonquin Regiment Displays, tons of food vendors and community group displays, and many many more activities.  We even have April Wine performing for free at Lee Park’s main stage Sunday Aug 4th .  Come celebrate the long weekend with us! Nightly or Weekend Packages are available starting at $259.99* plus HST based on double occupancy, upgrades to our fantastic suites are also available and packages with only room and wristbands are also available.
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Westwind Inn on the Lake, Buckhorn

Civic Long Weekend Sell Off Specials
- Garden view room for $199.00 per night including resort facilities.  Call for details.
- Add a third person to your room for only $50.00 per day including breakfast.
- Two night stay $299.00 per night including breakfast for two daily.
- One night Friday or Monday in a Lakeview room $225.00 early check-in at noonincluding breakfast for two.
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