Friday, December 12, 2014

Events, Activities and Featured Getaways to Winter Wonderland North of Toronto December 12-19

Snow has arrived!

Activities Available: Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing

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 Friday December 12 - Ski and Snow Report

The following resorts and operator are open for business! We recommend you check directly for conditions - as they can change daily.

Blue Mountain Resort  
Hardwood Ski and Bike
Horseshoe Resort    
Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
Sir Sam's Ski & Bike   
Snow Valley Resort


Featured Last Minute Getaways

~Editor's Picks~

Romantic Getaway

Cranberry Golf Resort (Collingwood) - Toast an anniversary, spoil that special someone or celebrate just being together with a romance package that's sure to turn up the heat!

Package includes:
Two nights hotel accommodation
$100 Dining voucher per couple
Two Le Scandinave passes
Wine and chocolate covered strawberries delievered to your room
Breakfast each morning
Cranberry Activity Dollars

Rate: $299
Price per room; subject to availability; based on double occupancy; applicable taxes and gratuities not included.

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Spa Getaway

Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn (Orillia) - Spa package includes:

One Night Accommodation in a Traditional Room (Upgraded Suite if Available). Dinner in the Grape & Olive Wine & Martini Bistro and a $75.00 Voucher for the Caravan Inn & Spa.

Package Starting at $169.50 per person per night.
Price per room; subject to availability; based on double occupancy; applicable taxes and gratuities not included.

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Family Getaway

Sunbeam Bungalows (Callander) - Sunbeam Bungalows Family & Fishing Resort is conveniently located amongst the snow covered pines, on the shores of Callander Bay, Lake Nipissing. The beauty of the frozen lake, the clean white snow and clear blue skies, and the bracing fresh air are what make this a superb place to experience a Northern Ontario winter break. Planning your winter getaway is easy– just call us toll free at 1-877-298-9998 and ask about winter rates and features.

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Winter Getaway

Sunnylea Resort - Come and enjoy a cozy lakeside cottage with gas fireplace and skate on the rink on the lake (if available), ice fish, go skiing or snowmobiling from your doorstep. Nearby are cross-country and downhill skiing, dogsledding, horseback riding, snow tubing and Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre! Free WIFI - There are several spas in the area for that little treat while you are enjoying your time away. Our friendly staff are here to serve you and make you stay most memorable.

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Christmas Getaway

Blue Mountain Village (Blue Mountains) - Christmas Eve is a magical time at Blue. Enjoy Ontario largest pedestrian Village with free family Horse & Wagon rides from 1-3pm, shopping & dining at 40 unique locally owned shops plus 8pm fireworks over the Mill Pond area.

New Year's Eve fireworks blast off twice – once with an early family show at 9pm over the Mill Pond and later at midnight over Blue Mountain. In addition to the 40 Village shops & restaurants ringing in 2015, Blue Mountain Resort will host several New Year's Party including 19+ party and the Family party in the new Village Conference Centre. The Blue Mountain Village is located in the Town of the Blue Mountains, nestled between the charming communities of Collingwood and Thornbury, at the foot of Ontario's largest mountain resort, Blue Mountain. There is ALWAYS something to do at BLUE.

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Activity Getaway


Stay for two nights at our resorts and experience a full-service, exciting, and family-oriented cross country ski facility offering the ultimate Nordic skiing experience in Ontario. Within a 10 minute drive you will enjoy over 40 km of meticulously groomed trails for every level of ability with 11 different loops ranging from 3 km to 22 km.

Enjoy our spacious 1-bedroom condo suite or choose from our studio or 2-bedroom suite. You will receive 2 adult & 2 children trail passes per stay at the best rates this season at Hardwood! You will also receive 20% off ski rentals at Hardwood Ski and Bike.

Book Online: or call: 866-729-7023

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Featured Attraction

Santafest at Santa's Village (Bracebridge) - Come and Thank Santa "in-person" for a wonderful Christmas and have some family fun outside! Admission is $8 per person and children under 3 are free! You can buy tickets when you arrive for the event. Enjoy Santa's winter activities, all included in the price of admission.

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Featured Destination

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. The historic lift locks, located in the Village of Magnetawan opened in 1886, making this one of the oldest colonized areas in the Parry Sound District. St. George the Martyr Anglican Church was painted in 1933 by A.J. Casson of the Group of Seven.

Happy Travels from! 

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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Pre-Christmas and Christmas Vacation Getaways and Packages


Get ready festivals of lights and tree lighting ceremonies...the season is changing to Christmas bazaars craft shows and the festive pre-holiday shopping time. Enjoy spa treatments and culinary delights after brisk biking and walking in resort destination trails Plan late fall getaways and vacation time north of Toronto. Questions? Please Contact Us

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Taboo Muskoka Resort - Gravenhurst, Ontario

Taboo Resort, Golf and SpaTaboo Muskoka Resort - Romance Escape From $340*/night with $100 resort credit Offered April 1 - Dec. 20, 2014. Feel the love.  Taboo is turning up the heat with our Muskoka romantic getaway, perfect for passionate getaways, happy anniversaries and heavenly honeymoons.  Reconnect while enjoying beach walks and spectacular lake sunsets, exploring old growth forests and making toasts by the fire.

Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa Getaways in Ontario Pick

Casino Rama - Rama, Ontario

Casino RamaCasino Rama - Balance in Life Spa Special: It's Party Season! Let us help you get ready for the festivities. Purchase a Naturally Balanced Facial for $110 (plus applicable taxes) And get one of these treatments 50% OFF: True Balance Manicure. True Balance Pedicure. ‘Up the Ante’ Eyelash Extensions. Mid-week only Mon-Thurs. Book your treatment today at 1.705.238.5933 or Offer Expires December 18, 2014

Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Vacation Getaway Pick

Northridge Inn and Resort - Sundridge, Ontario

Northridge Inn and ResortNorthridge Inn and Resort - Northridge offers a wonderful alternative for a passive family getaway. Our beach is especially wonderful for children: shallow and sandy, and weed free. We offer tennis, bicycles, shuffleboard, horseshoes, a heated pool, movies, canoes, kayaks, volleyball, bocce, badmington all on site and included. We also have a fun little stream full of frogs that young children love! Full service town is only a few minutes away by car, and there are all sorts of off site activities (family golf, horseback riding, shopping) and short trips nearby as well!

Winter Ontario Pick 

Sand Lake Cottages & Inn - Kearney, Ontario

Sandy Lake Cottages & InnSand Lake Cottages & Inn - Hot Tub Getaways start at $60/pp midweek @ Sand Lake Cottages & Inn Add a Wood Fireplace & Massage Therapy. Want a Dog Sled Adventure, Snowmobile Package, Massage Package, Sleigh Rides or do you just want to visit Arrowhead Provincial Park for Tubing, Cross Country, Ski Joring, Snowshoeing or skate skiing?  

December Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Christams Getaways

The Irwin Inn - Lakefield, Ontario

The Irwin InnThe Irwin Inn- Enjoy your private celebration with a home away from home atmosphere, in your own cottage or suite. 1-4 bedroom, self-catering cottages and suites, with equipped kitchens are available to create festive meals at your leisure. Then, relax by a wood-buring fireplace or soak in your whirlpool bath or private hot tub. A garland graces your fireplace, but bring a few treasured decorations for a personal touch. Welcoming goodies - Christmas cookies, shortbread, hot chocolate, teas and coffee!

Christams Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Cross Country Skiing Getaways Pick

Buttermilk Falls Resort - Blue Mountains,Ontario

Buttermilk Falls ResortButtermilk Falls Resort - Let's go Skiing! Nordic or Downhill, skiing, boarding or snow shoeing- Haliburton is the place to be!
We have 100's of kms of groomed trails and Sir Sam's has 17 downhill runs and our guests enjoy discounted rates. The Algonquin Highlands Trails office rents nordic ski and snowshoe equipment.  Please give us a call to book and we'll be happy to help organize your outing. 1 888 368 3147. Stay tuned to this page for excellent last minute and off peak season discounts!

Attractions Ontario Pick

Blue Mountain Village  - Blue Mountains, Ontario

Blue Mountain VilllageBlue Mountain Village - Tis the time for Jingles & Joy in Ontario’s largest pedestrian Village. Join us throughout December for family Joy! As we celebrate with free family fireworks display every Saturday in December at 8pm plus visits from Santa weekends 1-4pm, Horse & Wagon rides weekends 1-3pm and strolling carollers creating a festive shopping atmosphere weekend afternoons and some evenings. All month long!

Ontario Attractions north of Toronto

Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

Haliburton Highlands Tourism Region Haliburton Highlands
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.  Visit or follow us on Facebook (/Haliburton.Highlands) and Twitter @VisitHaliburton.  Search #MyHaliburtonHighlands for more!

Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto