Thursday, May 15, 2014

Victoria Day Long Weekend May 16-19: Resort Getaways, Events, Concerts, Fireworks, Cruises, Attraction Openings

VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND GETAWAYS



Plan for a fun filled Victoria Day Long Weekend with great getaway packages to Resorts, Inns, Cottages, Attractions and Events  with Fireworks.





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FAMILY VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND GETAWAYS

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
~ Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute




Blue Mountain Village 
May Long Weekend & FREE JRDN concert (May 17 - 19)

Enjoy your May long weekend in the Village with lots of family fun including live shows on the Village stage, face painting, scavenger hunts, hiking, shopping plus tons of family activities including The Plunge! Aquatic Centre, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Crock A Doodle Pottery and, weather permitting, the Cascade 18-hole putting course plus the low and high Ropes courses!  Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood



Doran Bay Model Ship Museum Opens Victoria Day Weekend.  Marvel at one of the finest private collections of model ships in the world. Young and old alike are simply amazed at the detailed carvings, intricate rigging and amazing histories of the ships and miniature military figures on display. Stay at Doran Bay Resort





Downtown Midland Shop and Docks
Sunday May 18
 * Acoustic Cafe Crawl!  Enjoy beautiful downtown Midland has more than 100 shops, boutiques and services located in a beautiful waterfront setting. Kids will love a large collection of outdoors mural depicting the town's history as well as the check out the town harbour.







Georgian Bay Airways -Parry Sound
Looking for a unique Family Adventure?
Sightseeing Air Tours -Parry Island Tour, 30,000 Island Tour
Fly & Dine -Our Signature "Fly & Dine" to World famous Henry's Fish Restaurant on Frying Pan Island - Opens May 16, 2014.
Flying Adventures -
Fly & Ride ATV Adventure, Fly In Fishing, Fly & Hike, Fly & Golf
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Parry Sound



Hardwood Ski and Bike
Open on Victoria Day Long Weekend
Trail passes will be $10 + tax 
Women`s Clinic:  Saturday, May 17, 2014.   Skill development instruction and trail riding.
Radical Riders Registration NOW OPEN!
Register for Camp Hardwood






Horseshoe Resort
Adventure Park Opens! Join us for a day of adventure! 
Open Adventure Park Attractions:  Ridge Top Mini Putt, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, Zip Line.    
Lower Adventure Park, Tack Shop & Downhill & XC Mountain Biking.  Saturdays and Sundays from May 17.
Victoria Weekend Adventure Park Fun Packages from $194.50/night*.



Huronia Museum and Huron Ouendat Village -Midland
Huronia Museum  consists of the museum building, housing collections & art gallery and  the Huron Ouendat Village features a replica of a “pre-contact” Huron/Ouendat village, including a lookout tower, wigwam and a full-size longhouse.
The museum also features an exhibit gallery featuring tens of thousands of historic artifacts ranging from photographs, native archaeology and art by members of the Group of Seven, and others.  Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland



Midland 30,000 Islands Boat Cruise 

Muskoka-Georgian Bay's 30,000 islands
Cruises start on the Victoria Day Weekend May 17th. 
Experience the sparkling water, the windswept pines and rocky grandeur of Muskoka / Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands on a cruise aboard the 300-passenger Miss Midland.  Family Rate of $67 for 2 adults and 3 children.  Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland




Plunge! is the ultimate, all ages, four season water adventure at the base of Blue Mountain Ski Resort, the largest mountain resort in Ontario, Canada, located near Collingwood - just a 90-minute drive from Toronto. Plunge! is an authentic and magical expression of a place and its people. Indoor-outdoor pools, indoor water playground, hot tubs, rope swing, dock and slides are sure to provide year-round fun.  Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood


























Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Monday to Friday, April 7 to May 16.  Seven days per week May 17 to October 12.  This world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Wendat nations.
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. From: $146.50 CAD / $146.50 USD. Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland


Santa's Village Whispering Pines Campground 
Campground Opens Victoria Day Weekend May 16, 2014
Santa’s Village & Sportsland Opens June 14 
Muskoka Tree Trekking and Zip Lines Opens June 14
Camping packages include 1 or 2 nights camping. complimentary camping programs and activities and 1 or 2 days admission for up to 4 people to Santa’s Village..
7 nights for 5: Book 5 nights of camping and get 2 more FREE.


Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Explore:   Self-guided tour of caves & caverns an nature trails. Suspension Bridge.  Guided Eco Adventure Tour.  New! Thunderbird Twin Zip Line. Gemstone Mining.  Mini Golf.  Children’s Adventure Playground.  Trout Pond.  Rocky the Train.  Picnic area, Snack bar and Gift Shop. Stay and Play Packages  available.

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




    Sir Sam's Ski & Bike
    Kick off the cross country and downhill mountain bike season on Victoria Day Long Weekend: Saturday, May 17, 2014Free draw for Sir Sam’s Bucks.
    Register for Skills Camp.  These 3 day camps are a great way to 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





    Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre -Midland
    Live Animal Show - Wet n' Scaly.  May 17-18, 2014.
    Wye Marsh offers the opportunity to discover the secrets of a wetland with the assistance of our dynamic naturalist staff. Look for life in thewater during a guided canoe adventure or dip net from accessible boardwalks. You can enjoy the grace of the magnificent Trumpeter Swans.
    Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland


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    TAP INTO MAPLE SEASON


    Tap into Maple  – Ontario’s Lake Country 
    Orillia and Area / Springwater 
     to May 31, 2014
    Discover the Maple Route.  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


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    PLAN AHEAD FOR A GIRLFRIENDS GETAWAY



    Deerhurst Resort -Huntsville

    Get Your Groove Back with Jully Black & Jarvis Church:
    A Girlfriend’s  “Soul Revival” Weekend in Muskoka

    May 30-June 1
    Get your groove back with Jully Black and Jarvis Church at the all-new Spring edition of Deerhurst Resort's Girlfriends' Getaway. It will be a girlfriends' soul revival!

    2 Night Package Rate: from $299*/person, per weekend based on double occupancy





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     SPRING FARMERS' MARKETS

    Bracebridge Farmers' Market - Seasonal

    The Market runs each Saturday, 8:30 to 1pm from the Victoria Day long weekend in May, until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  Come and visit us in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. We are located in Memorial Park on Manitoba Street, next to the Norwood Theatre.


    Gravenhurst Farmers' Market - Seasonal

    Opens Wed. May 21 (weather permitting), Wednesdays 9 am - 2 pmIn the special events field at Muskoka Wharf (across the road from Boston Pizza)
    Come Savour the Flavour of Muskoka. Established in 1992 in the heart of Ontario’s scenic cottage country, the Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market has become one of the region’s most popular attractions with over 90 vendors




    Lakefield Farmers' Market - Seasonal

    Lakefield Farmers' Market is located in the town of Lakefield,in the heart of the beautiful Kawarthas. Our market brings together many local farmers who produce food from the surrounding fertile countryside, a wealth of talented artisans who showcase the creativity of our community, and a variety of interesting prepared food vendors who used locally grown produce in the delicacies they serve.  Open Thursdays 9am - 2pm., May 22nd to October 9th, Rain or Shine.



    Midland Farmers' and Artisans' Market  - Seasonal

     Barber & Haskell and West Marine, the corner of Hwy 12 and King Street. 
    Open May long weekend to October 12Sundays 8 am - 1   pm 
    Come to the Market for the superior quality and freshness, to support the local  Slow Food culture in agriculture and the talented artisan's in Simcoe County.   Enjoy the produce at the height of its natural harvest time and connect directly  with the local farmers who personally transport their goods to you.




    All Year Long, Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm
    4500 Fairgrounds Road just off of Hwy 12 W
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    Over 50 local farmers, food producers, bakers and artisans. Fresh fruit, meat and vegetables, baked goods, cheese, honey, prepared foods, sausages, maple syrup, and live music! FREE PARKING for everyone! COME TO THE FAIR
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    Orillia Public Library
    All Year Long¸  Saturdays 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Get your Boots to the Roots - est. 1842.
    The market happens every Saturday morning at the Orillia Public Library.  The Farmers' Market continues to boast of its range of locally produced foods, handmade crafts from around the county and regularly scheduled special events for the family. 
    Bring your family, meet your friends, get to know the vendors, enjoy the local musicians in the Market Cafe.

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     BOOK AHEAD FOR A SUMMER THEATRE GETAWAY

    King's Wharf Theatre -Penetanguishene
    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:From $160.00 per person (based on double occupancy)Call the Box Office to coordinate all the details: 1-855-drayton (372-9866).


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    Featured Resort Destinations and Events

    


    HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS DESTINATION
    
    Yours Outdoors -Haliburton. Check out upcoming adventures in May.   Haliburton Rocks!  Mineral Collecting. May 13.
    Wild Edibles Lunch Club.  May 14.

    The Haliburton Highlands include a unique topography of rolling hills, rock cuts, crystal clear waterways and exceptional woodlands.  You will not want to miss all of excitement between amazing outdoor adventures, arts & culture experiences and spectacular delights for foodies.  Located a short 2 ½ drive north of the GTA, we invite you to discover the natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands. 
    Celebrate Victoria Day the Victorian Way!
    Haliburton Highlands Museum -Sunday May 18, 2014
    Join us for a fun afternoon of games, craft and treats celebrating the queen’s birthday and the iconic start to the Canadian summer! We’ll also be reopening historic Reid House for the summer season, so make sure to take a tour!



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



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    LAND O' LAKES 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



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     MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN

     
    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

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    MIDLAND  DESTINATION

    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. 
    Boating and Beach Getaways over the Victoria Day Weekend at Portarama
    Family Festival Port McNichol Ontario. May 15-18, 201
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    Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
    here for events and more information on Tourism Midland

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    RESORTS OF NORTH MUSKOKA


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

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    ONTARIO'S HIGHLANDS DESTINATION  


    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. 

    Seed to Sausage

    Tichborne. ,May 17, 2014
    Annual party showcasing some of Canada's greatest artisan food producers. Come eat food prepared by great chefs, see all sorts of cooking and drinking demos

     More information on Ontario's Highlands Destination



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    ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY

    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.
    Festival of Banners May 1-October 31, 2014
    Celebrating Art in the community. The Festival produces and displays banners that are designed and hand-painted by the citizens of Orillia and area.
    Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia.


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    OTTAWA and OTTAWA VALLEY DESTINATION 

     
    Canadian Tulip Festival
    Ottawa City Hall.  May 9-19, 2014.
    North America’s largest tulip festival and is a top attraction for visitors each year to Canada’s National Capital.

    Victoria Day Festival 
    Carling Avenue -Ottawa.  May 1619 2014.
    Celebrate Victoria Day with us at Queen Juliana Park.  This is a family event with something for everyone: midway rides, petting zoo, food and drink concessions

    Asian Heritage Month 
    Ottawa Public Library.  May 1-31, 2014.
    Dozens of events covering  dance, sports, music, films, exhibitions, literary readings, seminars, cooking demonstrations and much, much, more!


    Ottawa XL Kayak Competitions. May 16-18, 2014.

    Palmer River Fest
    Madawaska River, Palmer Rapids.  May 17-18, 2014.
    Whitewater canoe and kayak clinics for all ages and levels. River Fest is a family-friendly event with clinics for kids, as well as daycare. BBQ lunches and dinners available all weekend.

    Stay at Resorts in the Ottawa and Ottawa Valley area:

    More Information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

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