Friday, May 09, 2014

Weekend Ahead May 9-11 Mother's Day Weekend Getaways and Brunches, Perch Festival, Cottage Country Comedy Festival, Springlicous, Victoria Day Festival and Spring Deals


Plan an overnight getaway with spa treatments for mom or a garden tour and fresh flowers.
Resorts are offering great packages and brunches to make her day the best. 



Plan ahead for Victoria Day Weekend with great Resort getaways and deals.



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
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 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.
Grey County Road Race (May 10)The Grey County Road Race is an Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) Road Race event beginning at Blue Mountain Village. Nine distinct races, two distances; 87.83km or 162.42km.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood

Georgian Bay Airways -Parry Sound
Looking for a unique Holiday gift idea or Family Adventure? Why not give a seaplane flying adventure!
We have something for everyone! 
Your options for Adventure include:
Sightseeing Air Tours -Parry Island Tour, 30,000 Island Tour, Sunset Champagne 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
Trek Wednesday Night Race Series starts on April 30th.

Manufacturer's Mountain Biking Demo Day: 
Sunday, May 11, 2014.  Trail pass required.  

14 manufacturer's have confirmed so far for the aManufacturer's MTB Demo Day. Brands such as Ghost, Giant, Intense, KHS, Marin Bikes California, Norco, Opus, Rocky Mountain, Scott, Smith Optics, Specialized, Surly, Trek, and 9point8!  

Radical Riders Registration NOW OPEN!
Register for Camp Hardwood

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

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

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Getaway and spend the day at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures for a memorable outdoor experience for the whole family.

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.

Experience treetop canopy walking and zip cable gliding on a 3-hour guided tour.
May 1-31, 2014
  • Weekdays (Monday to Friday) reserve an Eco Adventure tour for just $65 / $55 – SAVE $30
  • Age/height/weight restrictions apply
  • Coupon required
  • Excludes May 19, 2014; may not be combined with other offers
  • Add the new Thunderbird Twin Zip ride to your adventure for even more adrenaline-pumping excitement. Available Wednesday to Friday, beginning May 14, 2014. Thunderbird Twin Zipline is n/a  Mondays & Tuesdays during May.
Reservations are required for the Eco Tour. Call: (705) 446-0256 ext. 227
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike
Mountain Bike Season officially 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

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre -Midland
Live Animal Show - Wet n' Scaly
May 10-11, 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



Cottage Country Comedy Festival
May 8-9, 2014

Relax at JW Marriott The Rosseau while enjoying a night of hilarity featuring Derek Edwards.

One-night packages available May 9, 2014 and two-night packages available with arrivals May 8 or 9, 2014..

  • Rates from:   $259 CAD

All packages include:
 • Luxurious accommodation
 • Breakfast for two at Cottages
 • Two tickets to the Cottage Country Comedy Festival on Friday,  May 9, 2014.



Orillia Perch Festival
One of Canada's Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over Sixty Tagged Perch worth $500 Each! Plus ... Thousands of Dollars in Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws!

Comfort Inn Orillia

Orillia Perch Festival Package
April 19 - May 10, 2014

North America’s Largest Family Fishing Derby
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 tax


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

More Information on Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Bush Tours



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 includes: Accommodation, Friday "Unleash Your Inner Diva" party with marche dinner, DJ and live performance by Jully Black, Saturday"Breakfast at Tiffany's" brunch, fitness and workshop sessions, downtown shopping and Saturday night Motown show featuring Jarvis Church complete with back-up singers.  

Rate: from $299*/person, per weekend based double occupancy



Lodge at Pine Cove -Noelville
May 23 to May 26, 2014

Relax, re-boot and restructure your body and your mind at this 4-day yoga+ retreat. Let nature, paddling adventure, riverside accommodations in fabulous cottages with high-thread-count linens, fine food, great wine and personal brand of instruction to help you spring clean your body and your soul.

Friendly Package - $525 + gratuities (5%) + HST (13%) per person. 
Deluxe Package - $599 + gratuities (5%) + HST (13%) per person.  
Super Deluxe Package - $799 + gratuities (5%) + HST (13%) per person. 
Extra nights $100 + 5% gratuities + HST (13%) per night



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



All Year Long, Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm
4500 Fairgrounds Road just off of Hwy 12 W
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

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, which is located downtown by the Opera House.  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. Treat yourself to one of the tasty lunch menu items




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).



Off Road Only Expo
 Barrie Curling Club
May 10, 2014
Check out all of the new and used Powersports equipment from leading manufactures all under one roof. Get some new gear. Talk to local riding clubs and find out where the best trails are!


Featured Resort Destinations and Events


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

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.   

Haliburton Highlands Young Professionals Network Kick-Off Event
May 9. 2014
All welcome! Looking to connect with other young professionals in their 20′s & 30′s in Haliburton Highlands? The goal of this network is to provide the “20-to-30 something” demographic with opportunities and supports to live, work, and play here. 

M&M Meatshops Charity BBQ

May 10, 2014
Food, games and fun! Get a hamburger or hotdog with a drink and chips for a minimum donation of $3! Carnival games for just .25 cents with prizes and a chicken wing eating contest. You can’t beat this for affordable family friendly fun!

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.

Let's Dance In Support Of Sistema Huronia 
May 10, 2014  A dance benefit and silent auction.

Mother`s Day Brunch
May 11, 2014 Treat mom to an elegant afternoon of culinary delight; hot entrees including lamb and chicken, waffle table, sweet table.

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. 

Ed Sullivan Tribute Show
May 11, 2014
North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre

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.

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. These banners illustrate a yearly theme aon downtown street lamps.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia.




Ottawa International Children`s FestivalLebreton Flats, Canadian War Museum, Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre
May 9-14, 2014
Awe-inspiring season of performing arts for young people.

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 FestivalCarling Avenue -Ottawa
May  9-11 and May 1619 2014Celebrate 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!

Petawawa Reel Paddling Film Festival

May 9, 2014

Spring Chicken Mountain Bike and Trail Run
Beachburg County Recreation Trails
May 1-, 2014
“Spring Chicken” Mtn Bike Enduro (25 km or 50km) and Trail Run (5km or 10km), will be held at the Beachburg County Recreation Trails.

Almonte presents Art In The Attic

May 9-11, 2014
” 2014 Mothers Day Weekend ”  with a special area dedicated to the Mother’s theme. Approximately 30 plus artists showcasing their works it will prove to be an exciting weekend.  You are sure to find something special and unique among the exciting and quality artwork.

Petawawa's Hell or High Water

Millenium Trail / Centennial Park
May 10-11, 2014
Hell or High Water Weekend is one of Canada’s largest whitewater paddlesports festivals. Incorporating multiple disciplines – canoe, kayak, raft, dragon boat – in both whitewater and flatwater, the event celebrates the rivers and recreational opportunities available in the Ottawa Valley.

Eganville May Mudder

Eganville sno drifters club

May 10, 2014
Trucks, ATV's & side by side's.  
$15 addmission fee , kids 12 & under - 5$ , 3 and under - free 

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

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