Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekend Ahead Aprll 11-13: Maple Syrup Festivals, Tap into Maple Flavours, Spinglicous, Spring Art Workshop, Home and Garden Shows, Spring Skiing


Algonquin Highlands Trails
Where Adventure Awaits!
~ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
~ Backcountry 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

Backcountry waterfront campsites $12 per night/adult. 
Brand new super lightweight Swift Kevlar Canoes from $34 per day

Blue Mountain Village 

April is Springlicious at Blue Mountain Village
Celebrate Spring at the Blue Mountain Village with mid-week dining specials you cannot afford to ignore! Sunday through Thursday from April 1st to May 16th you can save up to 25% at six participating restaurants located in the Blue Mountain Village.  Open every weekend are Plunge! Aquatic Centre, the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster and Crock-a-Doddle Pottery. 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood

Hardwood Ski and Bike
Hardwood Ski & Bike offers the ultimate Nordic skiing and snowshoeing experience in Ontario. Trail loops range from 5km to 22km and built for ALL levels. Rentals available on site

Spring skiing hours are now 8am-5pm, Monday through Sunday.  Open for skiing until Sunday April 13th.  Over 30 cm of packed base with great spring skiing conditions.
Discounted trail fee of $15 + HST for all skier

Located only 1 hour north of Toronto, Hardwood Ski and Bike and Carriage Ridge Resort offer the best deal this season!

Getaway includes:

  • 1 discounted ski trail pass, per person for Hardwood Ski and Bike. . Extra trail passes can be purchased.
  • Pool, hot tub and on-site activities 7 days a week!
Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Getaways from only $75.50 CAD per person (family of 4) or $150.00 CAD per person (double occupancy).

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Monday to Friday, April 7 to May 1.  Seven days per week May 17 to October 12.
This world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Wendat nations. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life, through guided or self-guided visits.
Getaway Package:  Package for a family of four per night, based on 2 adults and 2 children. Price includes one day admission to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons for 2 adults and 2 children and one night accommodation at Super 8 Midland. Free “Super-Start” breakfast included. Accommodations at the Super 8 Midland are subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. All applicable taxes are extra.   From: $144.50 CAD / $144.50 USD
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Experience Treetop Canopy Walking and Ziplining at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures.
April Limited Time Offer!  SAVE $40-off Eco Adventure Tours booked between April 1 – 30 for tours scheduled SundayFriday, between April 27 – June 22, 2014 (excluding May 18-19). 
Experience the thrill of treetop canopy walking and adrenaline-pumping zip cable gliding on a 3-hour guided tour exploring the flora/fauna at the highest point of the Niagara escarpment, as well as the history and geology of the mysterious caves/caverns below.  Height/ weight restrictions and terms/conditions apply. 
Only available by phone: (705) 444-8230
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike

Mountain Bike Season officialy open: Saturday, May.17, 2014.
Register for Skills Camp
These 3 day camps are a great way to learn the basics of X-country, Downhill,  and bike park riding as well as learning how to care and tune your bike and proper rider etiquette. What a great way to spend summer hours meeting new friends, learning new things and building the skills for years of biking pleasure.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Haliburton

MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie 

Family Sunday Workshops
April 13, 2014
Families can enjoy an afternoon exploring art while they create wonderful works to enjoy at home. Regional artists lead the workshops, and activities suit all ages and levels of experience. 

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Live Animal Shows -Wet n' Scaly. 
April 12-13, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland

Family Sunday
Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre
Sunday, April 13, 2014
To celebrate Easter the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre is hosting a holiday filled Family Sunday. Families are invited to enjoy face painting by Painted Kids, an animal show by Zoo to You, egg decorating, cookie decorating, an easter egg hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny!  $10 per family.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Gravenhurst

Easter Egg Hunt
Baysville Library
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns Hotels in Huntsville and area



Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Bush Tours

Horseshoe Resort 
MapleFestSaturday, April 12, 201
MapleFest is a first  year event and part of the Lake Country Maple Trail. Activities include all day 

pancake breakfast for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Recreation Expo, Maple Beer flavors, and a concert.

Tap into Maple  – Ontario’s Lake Country
The Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering.

Featured Accommodation in Orillia:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn

Headwaters - A Taste of Maple 
March 28 - April 13, 2014 

At locations across the Headwaters region and will provide an opportunity to discover and taste wonderful sweets, sinful savouries and tasty treats all made from Headwaters' maple syrup.
Featured Accommodation in Caledon area:  Millcroft Inn and Spa

Holstein Maple Syrup Festival 
April 12-13, 2014
Maplefest takes place in a 40 acre working sugar bush. All day Pancake and Sausage Breakfast is served daily. Over 30 great demonstrations and displays including Fergus Highlands Pipe Band, Blacksmith, Taffy Pull, Candle Making, Ice Cream Making, Catapults and lots more!!

More Information on Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Bush Tours


Spring Flavours Culinary Getaways

Flavours of Lake Country 2014
Flavours of Lake Country 2014
Tap Into Maple Flavours of Ontario's Lake Country
March 28-April 13, 2014
Enjoy a 3 course dining experience prepared by local chefs inspired by Maple.

*3 course set-menu dinner for $20 or $30 per person.
*price does not include applicable taxes, gratuities, alcohol or additional menu items.

-Tune into Sunshine 89.1, Kicx 106 or the Dock 104.1 to win a gift certificate for dinner for two.
Dine at one of the participating restaurants and enter to win an overnight package at Horseshoe Resort or dinner for two!

Featured Accommodation in Orillia Area:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Horseshoe ResortComfort Inn

Blue Mountain Village
April 1st-May 16th
It’s the most delicious time of the year – SPRINGLICIOUS returns to the Village starting Tuesday, April 1st running Sundays through Thursday only until May 16th. It’s a dining tour de force at prices you cannot afford to ignore!

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood

Flavours of Lake Country 2014



David Beckett Studio/Gallery
Spring Weekend Workshop
Workshops for groups and private sessions in the art of pastels.
April 12, 13 and April 26, 27

Beginners and intermediates will find the workshop an opportunity to learn steps to develop your own paintings.  Join Dave for this enjoyable 2 days. Weather permitting there will be a field trip!  Here is your opportunity to visit one of Ontario's award winning artist's studio and gallery.   Located in the heritage village of Marchmont, central Ontario, Dave Beckett's art gallery and studio is ideally located for visitors and art collectors



Spring Simcoe Home and Garden Show
Barnfield Point Recreation Centre, Orillia
April 11-13, 2014
Hundreds of products and and services for your home and cottage.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia

Home and Cottage Show 
Penetanguishene Arena
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
 Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON



Easter egg hunts and Easter celebrations coincides with Spring Maple Syrup Festivals north in Ontario in April. Resorts and lodges will be hosting Easter chocolate events, with special visits from the Easter bunny. Find chocolates and baskets full of treats.

Easter Getaways
Easter Egg Hunts, Events and Brunches



King's Wharf Theatre -Penetanguishene
 2014 Season Tickets On Sale.

2014 Season at King's Wharf Theatre
Peter Pan   June 4 to June 21
Run For Your Wife  June 25 to July 12
I'll Be Back Before Midnight   July 16 to August 2
Twist and Shout: The British Invasion   August 7 to August 30

Accommodation and Theatre Package:
  • 1 theatre ticket at your choice of venue
  • 1 night accommodation at your choice of hotel, inn or B&B
  • Dinner at one of the restaurant partners
From $160.00 per person (based on double occupancy)

Call the Box Office to coordinate all the details: 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

Featured Resort Destinations and Events


Yours Outdoors -Haliburton. Check out upcoming adventures in April.   

Discover the natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands.  

Evening of Wine, Words, Music and Art 
Dorset Recreation Centre
Friday, Aprl 11, 2014
Evening of Wine, Words, Music and Art celebrating the arts in Dorset.
Razzamataz Kids’ Shows! 
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Sunday, April 13, 2014 

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



5,000 Lakes  5,000 Adventures.  You can enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, boating, hiking, cycling, snowmobiling, skiing, ATVing, motorcycling, or just plain relaxing in some of the most beautiful scenery.

Click here for events and more information on the Land O' Lakes Destination


The Municipality of Magnetawan is located in the District of Parry Sound between Parry Sound and Burk's Falls. With a population of approximately 1300, Magnetawan is a beautiful, natural area boasting the Magnetawan River and many scenic lakes. From its headwaters in Algonquin Park, the Magnetawan River flows through lakes, rapids and waterfalls as it winds its way to Georgian Bay.  

Stay at Resorts in Parry Sound and  the Magnetawan area.
More Information on the Municipality of Magnetawan



Downtown Shops and Docks   Beautiful downtown Midland has more than 100 shops, boutiques and services located in a beautiful waterfront setting.

Midland Cultural Centre
The Midland Cultural Centre (MCC) is a self-sustaining, inspiring and exciting year-round facility for arts and culture in Huronia. The MCC has an active calendar of programs and events for enthusiasts of art, culture, music and theatre. Drop in to see what's going on.

Tourism Midland
The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands and hosts many events throughout the year.  

Community Living Huronia Fashion Show
North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre
Friday, April 11, 2014

Home and Cottage Show 
Penetanguishene Arena
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
here for events and more information on Tourism Midland



There are plenty of exciting things to do in North Muskoka, all within close proximity.  Resorts of North Muskoka features private and family owned accommodations offering:
  • Accommodations only minutes from Algonquin Park, Huntsville and Lake of Bays
  • Family vacation packages and couples getaways
  • Weddings and conference venues
  • Casual restaurants and fine dining
Spring is a great time for a hike or a bike ride either from your host resort or over at nearby Algonquin Provincial Park. The Golf courses in the area begin to open up before the May 24th weekend and there is no waiting to tee off. Many resort members offer packages at very attractive rates that include outdoor activities in the spring.

Click her for activities and more information on Resorts of North Muskoka.


You’ll discover an abundance of outdoor adventure, combined with original offering of arts, culture and heritage experiences, all set against a picture perfect backdrop of unspoiled wilderness and the small town charm of friendly communities. 

 More information on Ontario's Highlands Destination



Orillia & Area’s four season outdoor playground!

Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round, located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.

Lake Country encompasses five distinctive districts: Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara, and Severn. Each offers a unique experience with an abundance of activities, attractions, cultural experiences, events and recreational adventure, every day of the year.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia.



Latin America Film Festival
Auditorium at 395 Wellington St.
March 28-April 12, 2014
Showcasing features, documentaries, and short films from south of the Rio Grande.

Kiwanis Music Festival National Capital Region
March 31-May 3, 2014
various locations 

"Musings" and Art Exhibition at Festival Hall 
March 19-April 16, 2014

Stay at Resorts in the Ottawa and Ottawa Valley area
More Information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

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