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)

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.

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.

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.

Summer Last-Minute Ontario resort destination getaways & packages by Ron Taylor


Summer holidays and weekend getaways are here for outdoor fun!! July and August will be time for sun on the beach.. Questions Contact Us

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Trillium Resort and Spa - Port Sydney, Ontario

Trillium Resort and SpaTrillium Resort and Spa - Intimate and tranquil, our adult only retreat is the ideal escape.  Situated on a private lake that feeds a spirited waterfall, it is nestled amidst 86 acres of pristine forest. Resort Spa Retreats. OVERNIGHT ESCAPE. Accommodation for 1 night. Express Facial. Body Scrub. Body Wrap. Full Body Swedish Massage.
Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa Getaways in Ontario Pick

Cedar Meadows Resort - Timmins, Ontario

Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa Cedar Meadows Resort - Complete Harmony Spa Package $205 (CAD) Per person/double occupancy (+ taxes). A bottle of cold sparkling wine awaits you upon your arrival, a sumptuous dinner in the warm ambiance of our Voyageur Dining Room, and a massage with your partner by your side…all of this to allow you to spend time with the one you love. 1 night in a Junior Suite (1 Queen Bed, Fireplace, Jacuzzi). 1 Dinner Voucher ($75 value for the couple). 1 Breakfast Voucher ($20 value for the couple). 1 Massage (for the couple). 1 Bottle of Sparkling Wine (for the couple).

Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Vacation Getaway Pick

Taboo Resort - Gravenhurst, Ontario

Taboo Resort Taboo Resort – Summer Fun, Keep cool on Lake Muskoka this summer! Package includes: Overnight Accommodations for up to a family of four (two adults and two kids under 16 years old) and a $100 resort credit to be used toward motorized water sports, recreation activities, dining and/or Spa services. Package starts at $350 per family. Available July 28 - 31 and August 1
, 5, 11, 12, 15, 18, 25 - 27. Click here to BOOK NOW.

Summer in Ontario Pick

Pinestone Resort, Conference Centre, Spa & Golf Course - Haliburton, Ontario

Delta Pinestone ResortPinestone Resort, Conference Centre, Spa & Golf Course - With family vacations in mind, the spacious villas and chalets can easily accommodate the extended family. Pets are family too at the Pinestone Resort, Conference Centre, Spa & Golf Course!  We feature a children’s playground which is located near the tennis courts. The playground includes a sandbox, swings, a slide, and climbing equipment.  The indoor and (seasonal) outdoor saltwater pools are guaranteed to be a big hit.   Seasonal children’s activities available on-site are fishing, canoeing, boating, and swimming. The Activities Kiosk has lifejackets and oars for canoes and paddleboats and fishing rods for fishing (catch and release only) in the 14 acre activity pond.
July Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Golf Getaway Weekend Pick

Christie's Mill Inn & Spa - Port Severn, Ontario

Christie's Mill Inn & SpaChristie's Mill Inn & Spa - Golf Die Hards! Available May 1st 2013 through Oct 13, 2013 (weather and courses permitting) $160 per person midweek (Sun-Thurs) Weekend Retreat $170 per person (Friday, Saturday and Holidays). Packages are based on double occupancy. Package does not include 13% HST. Package includes: Traditional Room, 18 holes of golf with cart at anyone of our select golf courses, breakfast for two. Take your pick! You can golf 18 holes at Oak Bay Golf Course only 2 km away or award winning Horseshoe Valley Golf Course 15 km away. Relax and enjoy a peaceful sleep in one of our beautifully appointed Traditional Rooms. Breakfast is served the following morning for your enjoyment.

Golf Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Fishing Getaway Weekend Pick

Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages - Whitney, ON

Hay Lake Lodge and CottagesHay Lake Lodge and Cottages - Ontario's favourite fish is popular at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, and don't forget the smallmouth and largemouth.  Get together with your angling buddies, bring your fishing boat or rent one of ours, and explore the 16 km long lake, with lots of shoreline and structure.  We'll give you some suggestions on places to try. Been awhile since you fished?  Borrow one of our Shimano rods
Fishing Getaways north of Toronto

Attractions Ontario Pick

Santa's Village Family Entertainment Park  - Bracebridge, Ontario

Santa's Village Family Entertainment ParkSanta's Village Family Entertainment Park - 2 Great Parks & 1 Great Campground. We've added a Bungee Trampoline and Spray Pad, come visit us in 2013! Santa's Whispering Pines Campground  Opens May 17, 2013 Santa’s Village & Sportsland Open June 15 to September 8 2013. 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! Santa's Whispering Pines Campground Voted Best Campground in Muskoka in 2011! Stay in one of our cabins or yurts, or bring your own tent, camper or RV! We also have some hotel and B&B partners if camping is not your thing. Packages start at $129…  visit for more details.

Ontario Attractions north of Toronto

Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

Ontario's Highlands Tourism OganizationOntario's Highlands (
There’s so much to do in Ontario’s Highlands during summer that the only way to appreciate all we have to offer, is to experience it for yourself. You’ll discover an abundance of outdoor adventure, combined with our original offering of arts, culture and heritage experiences, all set against a picture perfect backdrop of unspoiled wilderness and the small town charm of our friendly communities. Our beautiful region is just 2.5 hours east of Toronto, a half hour west of Ottawa, and a world removed from it all.
Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto