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May 24 Weekend: Best Getaway Packages & Victoria Day Places to Party

May 24 Weekend is the unofficial first long weekend of the summer to let loose in cottage & resort country north of Toronto.  Many special long weekend packages & options for a birthday Queen Victoria party event, day trips and fireworks. See Queen Victoria Trivia and History








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May 24th Victory Day Long Weekend Fireworks

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Victoria Day Weekend Getaway Packages

Bayview Wildwood Resort, Sparrow Lake, Severn Bridge
Blue Mountain VillageBlue Mountains
Booker's Clear Lake CottagesEmsdale
Clevelands HouseMinett
Couples ResortWhitney (Algonquin Park)
Deerhust Resort, Peninsula Lake, Huntsville
Foxwood Resort Lake of Bays, Dwight
Northridge Inn and Resort, Lakie Bernard, Sundrdge, Ontario
Ogopogo Resort, Mountain Lake, Minden 
Pier 100 Cottage Resort on Lake MuskokaPort Carling
Quiet Bay Log MotelMagnetawan
Pine Vista Resort, Lakefield Stoney Lake, Lakefield
Rawley Resort. Spa. MarinaPort Severn, Ontario
Rocky Crest ResortMactier
Sand Lake Cottages, Kearney Sand Lake, Kearney
Sandy Lake Resort, Halls Lake, Haliburton Highlands, Minden
Severn Lodge, Port Severn Georgian Bay-Muskoka, Port Severn
Shamrock Lodge, LakeRosseau Muskoka, Port Carling Sherwood InnPort Carling
Sir Sam’s Inn and WaterSpa Eagle Lake, Haliburton
Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike, Haliburton
Tornado's ResortPort Loring
Westin Trillium House, Georgian Bay, Collingwood/Blue Mountains 
Westwind InnBuckhorn
Wye Marsh Wilidlife CentreMidland
Windermere House, Lake Rosseau, Windermere

May 24  -Victoria Day Long Weekend Events & Fireworks

Deep Woods Safari ATV Adventure
Minden Fairgrounds. May 18-20.
Three days of FUN! Free camping is available. You will have your choice of four (4) guided trails each day on Saturday and Sunday and you can choose your trail by skill level/ difficulty. This event includes two (2) box lunches for the trails and two (2) full catered dinners near the base camp. You won't be hungry! THE GRAND PRIZE: A BRAND NEW ATV (Arctic Cat 450) will be GIVEN AWAY at this event!!! 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton, ON Minden, ON 

Queen Victoria Birthday Celebration
Upper Canada Village
May 19
Morrisburg

Join with a 1860s community at Upper Canada Village as it celebrates Queen Victoria's Birthday with historical patriotic speeches and songs, military activities, period games, fire engine trials and more. 

Palmer River Fest
May 1
8-19 
Paddler Co-op presents the Palmer River Festival on the Madawaska River, Palmer Rapids. 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.  Barbeque lunches and dinners available all weekend. 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels BancroftBarry's Bay
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Canadian Tulip Festival
Throughout the National Capital area 
May 3-26,
The Canadian Tulip Festival has grown to become the largest Tulip Festival in the world. It preserves the local heritage of Canada’s role in freeing the Dutch during World War II, and the symbolic tulip; a gift in perpetuity to the Canadian people for providing a safe harbour to the Dutch Royal Family at that time
Stay at Reorts, Inns, Hotels near Ottawa,

Blue Mountain Studio Tour of the Arts
May 18 – 20,
Artists in Craigleith, Kimberley, Thornbury and Clarksburg invite you to enjoy our free selfguided studio tour on the Thanksgiving weekend. In its 18th year, local well established artists open their studios to the public and will be there to answer questions about their work, what inspires them and in some cases, demonstrate their craft. Iron and glass worker, textile art and jewellery, pottery and sculpture, painting and photographya wide range of fabulous talent. This is a great opportunity to add a piece of original art to your collection

'Blue Rodeo' May Long Weekend in Muskoka
May 17 & 18, 2013
Key to Bala will open the unofficial summer season with Blue Rodeo/Blue Rodeo is currently halfway through the recording process for an upcoming new album which is set to be released in fall 2013.  See Ticket Price Information. Book  Muskoka Romantic Getaways in Bala AreaBracebridge,GravenhurstHuntsvillePort Carling,

Victoria Day May long weekend at Blue
Blue Mountain Village, Blue Mountains
May 18-20, 2013

Greet summer on your favorite Village patio! Enjoy live music, face painting, scavenger hunts, hiking, gondola rides, Grove Dancing and the 5th annual Rusty’s Rib Eating contest. PLUS FIREWORKS!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Collingwood-Blue Mountain ON

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike,  Haliburton
The Mountain Bike Park opens May 18th for Victoria Day Weekend  
 A/O will have Demo Bikes & Clothing and Accessories all on Sale! Free Draws & Great Riding.   New Specialized Bike Rental Fleet.  Fantastic XC & Downhill Mountain Biking Trails.  Lift  access for the Downhill Trails 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Haliburton, ON

TayTownship Port McNichol on Georgian Bay
Boating and Beach Getaways over the Victoria Day Weekend at Portarama

Family Festival Port McNichol Ontario. The location of the "port" explains the festival and the excitement over the waters of Georgian Bay as many boaters will be launching for the first time in 2013. Port McNichol sits across from Victoria Harbour. Runs May 16-19 over the Victoria Day Weekend Includes fireworks finale on Saturday May 18.
 Stay in , Book resorts, inns, hotels and cottages MidlandPort Severn or Barrie. Pick a Family Getaway for the May long weekend.

Mosport International Raceway
Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend
May 17-19, 2013
Mosport International Raceway kicks off its season with the sights and sounds of thundering GT and Touring cars on the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend, May 17-19
The action-packed weekend features the World Challenge Series GT, GTS and Touring doubleheader, the SCCA Trans-Am Series, the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship and the classic Sundown Grand Prix. 
Off-track fans can enjoy the annual Victoria Day fireworks which will light up the sky. Camping is a popular part of the Mosport experience and there will also be access to the paddock with driver autograph sessions and meet and greets. Closest town Bowmanville,

Canada's Capital on Victoria Day
May 8-24, 2013
Celebrate Victoria Day with us at Queen Juliana Park, at the corner of Carling Avenue and Preston Street. Make a day of it, incorporating Ottawa's beautiful Tulip Festival, in neighbouring Commissioner's Park. This is a family event with something for everyone: midway rides; petting zoo; food, drink, and dessert concessions; buskers; children's activities; and live musical performances (see Events). The festival wraps up with a spectacular FIREWORKS display on Monday, May 20
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Ottawa, ON 

Fishing Getaways

Fishing season is underway with more than 40 Ontario fishing getaways at resorts, lodges, inns, hotels north of Toronto and Northern Ontario.

Canoeing and Kayaking Getaways 

Outdoor enthusiasts have been looking forward to dipping a paddle in Ontario’s most sought after resource--fresh water. Ontario’s exceptional variety of rivers and lakes offer up some great Canoe and Kayaking Getaways

Golfing Getaways

Golfing north of Toronto offers more golf spring and summer packages and golf getaway opportunities to play a round of golf. More than 30 golf packages provide golfing opportunities for the spring summer months-one continuous golf vacation.

Events and Day Trips 

May is the start to the summer events and festival season in Ontario. Check out the variety of Victoria Day events taking place by visiting the May events page.  Parents who want to provide some fun for their kids can visit Crayola Queen Victoria page for a little colouring to see who can put the best smile on Vicky.

More Queen Victoria Trivia  

Who knew, Queen Victoria was responsible for Ottawa being designated Canada’s Capital. Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Queen Victoria officially chose Ottawa as Canada's capital in 1857. Nearly forty years later, a monument to Queen Victoria, intended as part of a lavish celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the sixtieth year of her reign, was proposed for the Hill. See Government of Canada heritage site for more information on Queen Victoria. Additional information can be found at Official British Monarchy .

Additional quality links about Queen Victoria
http://www.llbc.leg.bc.ca/public/pubdocs/bcdocs/437659/queenvictoria.pdf
http://www.victorianbazaar.com/queen.html

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