Monday, May 31, 2010

Plan ahead for Summer Vacation North of Toronto

Plan ahead for Summer Vacation at Resorts, Lodge, Inns and Cottages North of Toronto.

Photo:  Adventure Lodge

Family GetawaysAdventure Lodge
Delta Rocky Crest Resort Romantic Getaways
Algonquin Lakeside Inn
Pretty River Valley Inn

Spa Getaways
Scandinave Spa , Blue Mountain

Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer & Father's Day Getaways

Boating In Ontario Ontario Family Beach Fun

Getaway to a Ontario resort with family or cottage or cabin with friends. Vacation time north can include spring hiking getaways, canoe getaways, golf packages, romantic getaways, family package mini vacations or just relaxation with an Ontario spa package. Consider a Father's Day Long Weekend adventure at a traditional cottage or cabin to a fishing weekend, or golf package getaway.. May and June are good times to plan the Ontario cottage vacation or summer family resort vacation holiday. If you have thought of buying real estate in Ontario cottage country check out Cottage Living.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Haliburton Highlands Tourism RegionHaliburton Highlands Tourism Region (http://www.haliburtonholidays.com)
The Haliburton Highlands is just two hours north of Toronto, but it’s also a world away. Unforgettable countryside sculpted by towering rock formations, majestic forests, postcard-perfect vistas, and scenic, rolling hills. Whether you want to tube down a lazy river or shoot white water in a kayak, this is the place. With more than 600 lakes and miles of picturesque rivers connecting them, a person could explore our waters for a lifetime and never see the same shoreline twice. The natural environment of the Haliburton Highlands inspires the vibrant arts community that continues to flourish – with artist studios, theatre, outdoor concerts, opera and the Haliburton School of the Arts.


Romantic Getaway of the Week

Nor'Loch Lodge Resort - Dwight, Ontario

Nor'Loch Lodge Resort Nor'Loch Lodge Resort - is a beautiful all season Lodge Resort with tall pines and sparkling blue waters exclusively located on the northern shore of Lake of Bays. The Resort is located in Muskoka, Ontario about 2½ hours north of Toronto, and 18 minutes between Huntsville and Algonquin Park in the village of Dwight.


Family Getaway of the Week

Ahmic Lake-Woodland EchoesResort - Magnetawan, Ontario

Ahmic Lake-Woodland Echoes ResortAhmic Lake-Woodland Echoes Resort - Golden getaway, Escape to nature At Woodland Echoes we know the importance of a holiday. Consider us for a Modified American Plan getaway vacation. Rediscover what life is really all about, where warm, friendly, personal service is a reflection of our country lifestyle. The laid back atmosphere of our resort allows you to relax on acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, meadow and woodland trails. Water gardens,meandering pathways, secluded nooks and gentle wildlife allow you to leisurelycommune with nature.




Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Barry's Bay Cottage Resort - Barry's Bay, Ontario

Barry's Bay Cottage ResortBarry's Bay Cottage Resort - Holiday at our tastefully renovated, 2 & 3 bedroom lakefront cottages overlooking beautiful Carson Lake. Close to Algonquin Park, there is excellent canoeing, fishing and trails to explore in the area. Each cottage features their own private deck, dock & fire pit, while a select few have private, outdoor hot tubs. The sand bottom lake, beach area and large children’s playground are a hit with the families.


Spa Getaway of the Week

Delawana Inn Spa & Conference Resort - Honey Harbour, Ontario

Delawana Inn ResortDelawana Inn Spa & Conference Resort -Spa
Package (May 24 - June 25, 2010)
2 adults starting from $600.00, 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches / adult, One of the following spa packages: a manicure & pedicure or manicure
& mini facial or manicure & distress massage for each adult., Use of resort facilities including pontoon cruises, mountain bikes,
etc., 2 kids 6 and under stay FREE*


Attraction of the Week

Haliburton School of The Arts - Haliburton

Haliburton School of The Arts - With hundreds of lakes surrounded by rolling hills and breathtaking vistas, the Highlands of Haliburton are the ideal setting for an art school. The inspiring surroundings and courses within the schedule kindle a creative vigour that can be motivating and energizing or reflective and relaxing.The program spans the calendar, the ages, the skill levels, and the seemingly unrestrained  range of techniques and media. With an eclectic and extensive variety of courses offered at a range of skill levels, there's something for everyone! Just 2 1/2 hours north of Toronto and 3 1/2 hours west of Ottawa. 




Attraction of the Week

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures - Collingwood, Ontario

Scenic Caves Nature AdventuresScenic Caves Nature Adventures - Nature, history and Adventure for the whole family. Self guided tour of caves, caverns and lookouts on the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment. Ontario's Longest Suspension footbridge offers light adventureand the most spectacular views of Georgian Bay and Surrounding Countryside. Gemstone Mining, mini golf, trout pond, picnic areas, snack bar and gift shop.
Please, no pets and running or hiking shoes are necessary.



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Celebrate Tourism Week with Great Packages June 7-13, 2010

Celebrate National Tourism Week in June north of Toronto with a variety of special getaways, vacation discounts, and getaway travel at inns, resorts and hotels.

Tourism Week in Canada: June 7-13, 2010.
Tourism Week in Canada is the national celebration that highlights the
economic impact and social benefits of Canada’s tourism sector.

Click here for great Tourism Week Packages.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cottage Country-Up North News May 24 weekend

Let the north inspire you as it did me listening to CBC Freshair interview the author of a new book about getting out of Toronto and going Up North

Huntsvlle Ontario gets ready for the G8 .

The Globe and Mail did an indepth story on Retiring to Cottage Contry, Also see Cottage Living

and there is the housing-cottage development on Georgian Bay near Honey Harbour in the Toronto Star homes section.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Cottage Country May 24 Weekend

Boating In Ontario Couples Resort

May 24 fire works & places to party this weekend Getaway to a Ontario resort with family or cottage or cabin with friends. Vacation time north can include spring hiking getaways, canoe getaways, golf packages, romantic getaways, family package mini vacations or just relaxation with an Ontario spa package. Consider a Father's Day Long Weekend adventure at a traditional cottage or cabin to see variations of emerging wildlife and spectacular sunsets. May is a good time to plan the Ontario cottage vacation or summer family resort vacation holiday. If you have thought of buying real estate in Ontario cottage country check out Cottage Living.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Georgian Bay Waters Virtual Eco MuseumGeorgian Bay Waters Virtual Eco Museum(www.georgianbayecomuseum.com)
The waters of Georgian Bay flow from many of the freshest rivers, streams, and fresh water springs in the world. Much of Georgian Bay's water starts flowing from the watershedd surrounding the Bay (a bay that is so immense that Samuel Chaplain called it a "Sweet Sea" en francais, "La Mer Douce" . Many say Georgian Bay is the sixth Great Lake. Georgian Bay Eco Museum attempts to present an overview of Georgian Bay as a tourist destination, and the importance of the watersheds that flow into Georgian Bay...providing a wealth of recreation opportunities that include beach locations, hiking trails, canoe & kayaking routes, water falls, agricultural communities, waterfront resorts, restaurants & cafes, and farmers' markets; The area includes significant United Nations Biosphere Reserves, National and Provincial Parks, and numerous Ontario Conservation areas. See
Georgian Bay Eco Museum or check Georgian Bay Quick Links.
Romantic Getaway of the Week

Pine Vista Resort - Lakefield, Ontario

Pine Vista ResortPine Vista Resort - Re-connect and rekindle your romance with this amazing Couple’s Getaway. Couples will enjoy… 2 nights accommodation in a one bedroom townhouse with full kitchen, whirlpool bath, wood fireplace, satellite TV and deck with BBQ. Complimentary bottle of wine. Use of the resort facilities- indoor hot tub, “Hot Tub Under the Stars”, 8 km of hike/bike nature trails, variety of recreation equipment and more Mid-week $260 and Weekend to $310 (Taxes are additional).

Family Getaway of the Week

West Nipissing Resort - Lavigne, Ontario

West Nipissing ResortWest Nipissing Resort - We have what you want for a vacation in Northern Ontario. Private, clean cottages and premium, stand alone lakeside chalets. Both in the perfect lakefront setting. A beautiful, new, inground pool with a lakeside view. Beach area. Childrens playground. Free use of: paddleboats, kayaks and canoes. Fantastic: fishing, boat rentals. Docking with electricity. Shopping is less than 30 minutes away.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Irwin Inn - Lakefield, Ontario

Irwin InnIrwin Inn - We are refreshed in May – for Spring is here and we have
the promise of the summer to come. Take time for springtime pleasures
at the lake — golfing, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, visiting area
attractions, festivals and events — a fine time for all! Cottages and
suites, with fireplace, whirlpool, private hot tub or pool, provide ideal
accommodations for the perfect escape. Experience the ambience of a crackling
fire, and gorgeous lake views. Savour culinary creations, and explore
the Stoney Lake area, golf, visit our horses, have a massage, or simply
relax. All this and thoughtful country hospitality are part of The Irwin
Inn’s 62-year family tradition, less than 2 hours from Toronto.

Spa Getaway of the Week

The Couples Resort - Algonquin Park-Whitney, Ontario

The Couples ResortThe Couples Resort - The Couples Resort “Romance should always be so Tempting” Spring 2010 from $ 69 – Spa Treatments Now 50% Off (30% off Weekends) 1st Class Gourmet Dining. 5 Course Dinners Awarded a Top 10 Dining Experience by North American Inns. Wine Spectator Awarded Wine Cellar. “One of the best in the World” Leading Spas of Canada approved Organic Algonquin Spa. Horseback riding and Dog Sledding all here at Algonquin Park.

Attraction of the Week

MacLaren Art Centre - Barrie, Ontario

MacLaren Art CentreThe MacLarenArtCentre is Simcoe County's regional public art gallery providing innovative, relevant and accessible programming. The award winning building houses four galleries, an education centre, gallery shop and licensed café with a secluded patio. The MacLaren is centrally located with ample parking making it a must see year round destination. The MacLaren is open seven days a week, Mon to Fri, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday noon to 4:00 pm. Closed statutory holidays. Admission is voluntary. Suggested donation $5

Attraction of the Week

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Midland, Ontario

Wye Marsh Wildlife CentreWye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Explore the Wye Marsh on your own or join the Outdoor Educators for an interpretive walk, feed the chickadees, stroll the boardwalk, search for animal tracks in the snow or learn about nature in the Exhibit Hall. During all seasons the Wye Marsh offers interesting activities and programs for everyone and can design programs to fit your needs. Contact the Wye Marsh for more details.







Fireworks May 24 Ontario Toronto

Toronto Fireworks May 24 Fireworks-GTA North

Ontario is the centre of May 24 fireworks displays in Canada for the Victoria Day Weekend.
Toronto has several options for Victoria Day celebrations including Ashbridges Bay in Toronto is a favorite Spot, or Ontario Place on Lake Ontario.

Check out additional kids and family activities on Victoria Day Weekend-Toronto for Kids Toronto Fireworks Cruises Toronto Fireworks Boat Cruises.  Fireworks North of Toronto, the communities of Collingwood, Port McNichol, Ottawa, are offering fireworks displays

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Father's Day Packages North of Toronto

Great Father's Day packages are available North of Toronto.

Click here to view Father's Day Adventure, Fishing, Romantic & Golf Packages

Photo courtesy of Green Wilderness Lodge

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Last Minute Victoria Day Weekend Getaways North of Toronto

Last minute Victoria Day Weekend Getaways North of Toronto.

The Victoria Day Weekend can include spring hiking getaways, canoe getaways, camping adventure, fishing, golf packages,  romantic getaways, family package getaways or just relaxation with a Spa package.

Click here for various Getaways:
Family Getaways
Spring Getaways
Romantic Getaways
Golf Getaways
Camping Getaways
Canoeing & Kayaking Getaways
Fishing Getaways
Hiking Getaways
Spa Getaways

Monday, May 17, 2010

Victoria Day Getaway Packages & Events North of Toronto

Victoria Day Getaway Packages, North of Toronto, can include spring hiking getaways, canoe getaways, golf packages, romantic getaways, firecracker shows, family package mini vacations or just relaxation with an Ontario spa package.  Consider a road trip to a traditional cottage or cabin to see variations of emerging wildlife and spectacular sunsets.

Click here to view great Victoria Day Packages.

Click here for May events.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Where is Ontario's Cottage Country???

Enter the Cottage Contest and tell us where you think Ontario's Cottage Country starts, and you may win a one week lakeside cottage vacation.

                                      West Nipissing Resort
                                    Enter the Cottage Contest 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Cottage Country May 24 Weekend

Boating In Ontario  Couples Resort
Get to a cottage or cabin for the Victoria Day Weekend and a fresh start to the resort summer vacation season. Vacation time north can include spring hiking getaways, canoe getaways, golf packages, romantic getaways, firecracker shows, family package mini vacations or just relaxation with an Ontario spa package.....great ways to get back in shape while viewing the beauty of early wildflowers. Consider a May road trip to a  traditional cottage or cabin to see variations of emerging wildlife and spectacular sunsets. May is a good time to plan the Ontario cottage vacation or summer family resort Vacation Holiday. If you have thought of buying real estate in Ontario cottage country check out Cottage Living.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week


Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

North MuskokaNorth Muskoka Region http://www.north-muskoka.com/
Muskoka is widely recognized as one of Canada's most popular vacation
spots. Whether it is a romantic getaway with someone special, a summer family vacation or special group gathering, the many choices of cottage resorts, inns and lodges make North Muskoka an excellent place to spend a holiday. The resorts in North Muskoka have been greeting guests for generations and are a true reflection of the Muskoka vacation experience.


Romantic Getaway of the Week

Taboo Resort - Gravenhurst, Ontario

Taboo Resort, Golf and SpaTaboo Resort - Romance is Taboo - Starting from $335** (May, June and October) Starting from $430** (July-September) Looking for the perfect romantic getaway? Enjoy a night in our deluxe accommodation, relaxing dinner for two in Elements, a $100 Spa Credit for Indulgence, complimentary turn-down service, Bottle of Wine delivered to your room, complimentary in-room movie and finish off your stay with
a 20% discount on all apparel in our Pro Shop.

Family Getaway of the Week

Best Western North Bay Hotel and Conference Centre - North Bay, Ontario

Best Western North BayBest Western North Bay Hotel and Conference Centre - Shades of Summer Book Two Nights and get 50% OFF your 2nd Night PLUS Free breakfast for two. Offer available until September 12, 2010. Ask for your “Shades of Summer” rate.Terms and Conditions:Offer available only at participating hotel listed. Promotion valid from May 14th – September 14th, 2010. Subject to availability. Not applicable to groups and tournaments and not available with any other discounts or offers. Black out dates may apply.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Memquisit Lodge - Monetville, Ontario

Mermquisit LodgeMemquisit Lodge - centered one hour away from both Sudbury and North Bay and 4 hours north of Toronto, provides you with everything Ontario’s wilderness has to offer. Lake Nipissing renown for its walleye, pike, small mouth bass, large mouth bass, muskie and yellow perch fisheries, will give you hours of non- endless fun. We cater to American plan and Housekeeping packages in fully equipped private and modern cottages with decks, fire pits and private docks.

Spa Getaway of the Week

Wakefield Mill Inn & Spa - Wakefield, (Greater Ottawa Area)

Wakefield Mill Inn & SpaWakefield Mill Inn & Spa - Escape to this beautiful historic stone Mill, right in the heart of Gatineau Park. Just 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa, The Wakefield Mill Inn offers fine dining, a gorgeous spa, local shopping, skiing, golf and more. Your romantic spa package includes overnight accommodation, a fabulous Table d'hôte dinner for 2, full country breakfast, one spa treatment per person (your choice) plus discounts on spa products, use of our falls-side outdoor hot tub and a departure gift.

Attraction of the Week

Founders' Museum & Pioneer Village - Thunder Bay, Ontario

Founders' Museum & Pioneer VillageFounders' Museum & Pioneer Village - Take a Walk Through the Past in this unique to Northwestern Ontario Pioneer Village. Drop in at the General Store look through the newly arrived catalogues, visit the shops and chat with the residents while they wait for the train. Spend a quiet moment in the church, recall the memories of a one room school. Whether your interest lies in antique cars, tractors, farm equipment, engines or motors it is all here for you. The pioneer home recalls life in a simpler time. The carpenter, cobbler, printer and the blacksmith welcome you to their business establishments. Enjoy great home cooking in the tea room

Attraction of the Week

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. - Haliburton, Ontario

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. - The Outdoor Education Programs at Haliburton Forest are designed to fully engage participants in the Outdoor Experience. Our teaching philosophy is simple: people learn best by doing. In addition, taking the time to reflect on the experience is a very important component of the learning process. Our programs are developed under 3 broad categories: 1) Adventure Based Leadership Programs, 2) Outdoor Skills and Pursuits and 3) Environmental Education. Each of these categories can be overlapped to suit the specific needs and desired learning outcomes. After consultation with your teacher/leader of visiting group, we tailor your programs to suit your needs.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 24th Victoria Day Weekend Getaways North of Toronto

The May 24th Victoria Day Weekend is around the corner
and Resorts, Inns and Cottages North of Toronto are offering
great getaway packages for family and couples.

The weekend can include spring hiking getaways, canoe getaways, camping adventure, fishing, golf packages, romantic getaways, family package getaways or just relaxation with a Spa package.

Click here for various Getaways:

Family Getaways
Spring Getaways
Romantic Getaways
Golf Getaways
Camping Getaways
Canoeing & Kayaking Getaways
Fishing Getaways
Hiking Getaways
Spa Getaways

Friday, May 07, 2010

May 24 Weekend-Outdoor Getaways

Boating In Ontario  Couples Resort
The May 24 Victoria Day Weekend can include spring hiking getaways, canoe getaways, golf packages, romantic getaways, family package getaways or just relaxation with an Ontario spa package.....great ways to get back in shape while viewing the beauty of early wildflowers. Consider a May road trip to a romantic country inn to see variations of emerging wildlife and spectacular sunsets. May is a good time to plan the Ontario cottage vacation or summer resort Vacation Holiday. If you have thought of buying real estate in Ontario cottage country check out CottageLiving.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Algonquin Park Ontario's Famous Algonquin Area http://www.400eleven.com/algonquin-area.html
The largest designated area on Ontario maps is the large green patch north of Toronto called Algonquin Park. The park is considered part of the "border" between northern Ontario and southern Ontario. This area is one of the greatest year round outdoor recreation areas in all of Canada and is a must stop for many tourists and Ontario residents.


Romantic Getaway of the Week

Fortune's Madawaska Valley Inn - Barry's Bay, Ontario

Fortunes Madawaska Valley Inn Fortune's Madawaska Valley Inn
- In the peaceful Madawaska Valley you can take the time to once again enjoy each other’s company. Spend the day in the great out of doors (or not) and then wile away the evening enjoying a romantic, five-course wine-tasting dinner for two. Package includes: welcome bottle of wine, a two night stay, two full breakfasts, five- course wine-tasting dinner with souvenir menu and tasting notes. $443 for two, including taxes and gratuity.


Family Getaway of the Week

Cottage on a Golden Pond - Tiny Ontario (Farlain Lake) , Ontario

Cottage on a Golden Pond Executive Waterfront Cottage RentalCottageon a Golden Pond



Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Comfort Inn - Timmins, Ontario

Comfort InnComfort Inn
- Come In Off The Road...Experience our warm hospitality,
friendly service, and great locations. Book “Come In Off The Road” and get 10% off our Best Available Rate at participating hotelsWelcome home! Experience our warm hospitality, friendly service, and great location. These are a few of the many amenities and services we provide: Free local calls, Free high-speed Internet access, Our Commitment to Your Satisfaction, And your choice between Aeroplan® Miles or Choice Privileges® reward points with every stay. **Kids stay free when sharing the room with parents.


Spa Getaway of the Week

Pretty River Valley Inn - Blue Mountain, Ontario

Pretty River ValleyPretty River Valley Inn






Attraction of the Week

Sir Sam's Ski Hill & Summer Resort - Haliburton

Sir Sam’s Ski & Summer Resort Sir Sam's Ski Hill & Summer Resort - Sir Sam’s Ski and Summer Resort has been established and operated by the Bishop Family for almost 45 years. The spacious multi room chalet has 4 fireplaces and a homelike family atmosphere. Sir Sam’s hosts twelve main runs and a view from the top that is only matched by the view of the slopes from the chalets panoramic windows and outdoor sun deck. Come and enjoy a great outdoor experience in an un-crowded and family friendly atmosphere. 



Attraction of the Week

Midland Tours Inc. - Midland, Ontario

Midland Tours Inc. - Miss MidlandMidland Tours Inc. - Midland 30,000 Islands Boat Cruise - Midland, Ontario 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 - Northern Ontario's most popular tourist attraction.

- Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountains & Pretty River Valley Country Inn From $112.00 p.p. (dbl occupancy) some conditions apply Enjoy complimentary wine on the Terrace or by the salt water pool on return from spa. Sleep deeply on the renowned “Tempur-Pedic sleep system”. Two full country breakfasts: two all day bath passes to nearby spa (upgrades for a massage available)  - This 2 storey, 4 season luxury chalet, is located on beautiful Farlain Lake in the Midland/ Penetanguishene Area. This very popular Cottage boasts over 2000 square feet of renovated cottage, including hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances. 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms that comfortably sleeps 10 people.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Mother's Day & Victoria Day Weekends North of Toronto

Mother's Day is around the corner with many packages offered at Inns, Hotels, Cottages and Resorts North of Toronto.

Click here for Mother's Day Ideas.

Plan ahead for Victoria Day Weekend with many getaways offered to keep the family entertained at a great price.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Treat Mom with a Special Mother's Day Package North of Toronto

Treat Mom to a Special Day North of Toronto this weekend.

Sunday Brunches, Getaway Spa Weekends or weekend gift packages are available at one of Ontario's many hotels, cottages or resorts.

Click here for great Mother's Day Packages