Ontario is one of the most diverse provinces for an outdoor adventure vacation– from “wilderness adventure” to “soft outdoor adventure” such as camping, mountain biking and other outdoor adventures.
COUPLES & PETS
Algonquin Park, Authentic Log Cottages & Cabins.
Couples Escape to Connect & Discover!
Carbon Neutral*, All-Inclusive, Exclusive Rustic Lodge.
Breakfast & Dinner (simple and gluten free) All-Inclusive Daily!!
3 Authentic Log Cabins with Real Wood Fireplace.
6 Log Jacuzzi Cottages with Real Wood Fireplace.
FREE Algonquin Park Pass for the Hiking trails and Museums.
Nestled among the tall, whispering pines and majestic, cascading waters of the Madawaska River lays the Adventure Lodge. A Hideaway to connect with and discover Algonquin Park nature while connecting and discovering each other. Pet Friendly. Created and Built in 2003 as a rustic and very simple and quiet Algonquin Couples Retreat.
Summer free Canoes and Kayaks
Winter free Snowshoes
Located on an abandoned railway line on the Madawaska River, which is perfect for walking or biking. Nearby Horseback riding, and endless Algonquin Hiking trails. Winter endless Cross Country ski trails.
Carriage Ridge Resort and Carriage Hills Resort in Horseshoe Valley
Spacious condo-suites only 1 Hour North of Toronto
Spacious condominium-style suites await you at Carriage Ridge Resort and Carriage Hills Resorts in beautiful Horseshoe Valley. Resorts are near the Copeland Forest and are great for hiking, walking, cycling, off-roading, skiing, golf, zip lining and so much more!
Suite types range from studios with kitchenettes (toaster, coffee-maker, microwave and bar fridge) to one- and two-bedroom suites with fully appointed kitchens, oversized jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, private balconies. All suites have access to shared or private laundry facilities.
Carriage Ridge Resort has an indoor pool and is a ski-in/ski-out property overlooking the hills of Horseshoe and Carriage Hills Resort has an indoor/outdoor pool and is located across the street from a golf course.
In addition to both resorts pools, enjoy fitness centre, billiards, games, daily activities programs and BBQ’s on site for all guests to enjoy!
Take a Family Adventure This Summer!
Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene
Explore all that Discovery Harbour has to offer this summer with your family and friends. This picturesque historic site is situated on beautiful Penetanguishene Bay tracing its roots back to the original British naval and military base built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812.
Throughout the summer, visitors enjoy fun and interactive daily tours and on-site activities that reflect life and work at this 19th century outpost. It is the homeport of the magnificent replica ships, H.M.S. Tecumseth and H.M.S. Bee. You can board both of these historic vessels and test your skill at some of the daily ship activities. Learn what life was like as a sailor. Tour all of the historic buildings with friendly costumed staff and make sure to end your visit in the new H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre and see a real ship wreck for 1815.
On site Restaurant (Captain Roberts’ Table) and beautifully themed Gift Shop (Chiles Chandlery) and we are home to King’s Wharf Theatre. Support person admitted FREE accompanying a paying visitor with a disability.
Special Offer: Purchase 1 Adult or 1 Senior admission at Discovery Harbour or Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and receive 50% off 1 Adult or 1 Senior admission to the other site! Not valid for Special Events.
Special events taking place at Discovery Harbour during 2016.
Canada Day – July 1, 2016
Celebrate Canada’s birthday with children’s activities and giveaways. A fun day for the entire family.
Ghost Tours at Discovery Harbour – Wednesdays: 9:00pm to 10:30pm – July 13 to August 24
A spooky guided tour by candlelight featuring encounters with apparitions in the window and footsteps in the hallway. Tales of actual people associated with the Military and Naval Establishments will include that of the McGarraty brothers who died on the march from York in June of 1831 and the tale of Private James Drury who died New Year’s Eve 1836 on guard duty at Officers’ Quarters.
Piratefest – Saturday July 30 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
In partnership with the Town of Penetanguishene and Urban 365 Slide, the day is a new family event planned to draw 5,000 people to the combined festivities. Shuttles will move visitors between the dock in Penetanguishene and Discovery Harbour.
Pumpkinferno at Haunted Harbour – Evenings: Thursday-Sunday October 1-30, 2016
Experience the phenomenon of Pumpkinferno! Families can view amazing carved pumpkin displays set against the night-time backdrop of Discovery Harbour. Mazes and crafts provide fun for all ages! But Beware.. Zombies and ghouls lurk in the all new “Terror Zone”… Enter if you dare! (Terror zone not recommended for young children)
The carved pumpkins you will see at Pumpkinferno are realistic, artificial pumpkins, whose forms have been shaped from molds of real pumpkins. The pumpkins have been designed and carved by a talented group of young artists from the Eastern Ontario region. These designers and carvers were selected based on their penchant for design, whether in his/her field of study or as a personal hobby.
Experience Ontario’s Lake Country Scenic Waterways
Canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard! Choose from 10 amazing paddling routes, find local paddling outfitters and see the best paddling getaways. Ontario’s Lake Country’s assets are plentiful, and none are more perfect than its shimmering lakes, rivers, and streams. In fact, some of the best paddling opportunities, recreational boating and water sports in Canada can be found here. Ontario’s Lake Country is Orillia & Area’s Four Season Playground! It is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round. We are located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching and along the Trent Severn Waterway.
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Ontario’s first European community, in the heart of Georgian Bay, and was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron-Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for First Nations visitors.
By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Sainte-Marie’s brief history ended in 1649, when members of the mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly 10 years.
After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission’s compelling story is brought to life. Located near Midland in the beautiful Southern Georgian Bay area, this world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Huron-Wendat nations. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life, through guided or self-guided visits, school group tours, interactive education programs, special events, and corporate functions. We are also very proud of the fact that we are now an ‘Ontario Signature Experience’.
End your time with us with a visit our Interpretive Museum. Have a delicious meal in our themed on-site Restaurant and shop for a lovely souvenir in the Museum Gift Shop.
Support person accompanying a paying visitor with a disability are admitted FREE.
Purchase 1 Adult admission at Discovery Harbour or Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and receive 30% off 1 Adult admission to the other site!
Special events taking place at Sainte-Marie during 2016.
National Aboriginal Day – June 21, 2016
The Huron Wendat people are integral to the Sainte-Marie story, and the historic site continues to share aspects of Aboriginal culture today. Join us on National Aboriginal Day as we pay tribute to Canada’s First Nations with drumming, dancing, singing, special on-site activities, and displays. Read More
Canada Day – July 1, 2016
Celebrate Canada’s birthday with fun children’s activities and giveaways!
Lacrosse: Celebrate the Game – July 1 to 3, 2016
Experience and learn about Lacrosse and hear stories in Sainte-Marie’s longhouse on the game! Presented in partnership with the 1615 Champlain Commemorations Committee.
Sunset Tours at Sainte-Marie – Thursday evenings: 6:30pm to 8:00pm – July 14 to August 25
A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in the Longhouse with a traditional First Nations story which is a memorable experience and not to be missed.
FEAST Sainte-Marie – Saturday August 6 – 11:00am to 8:00pm
A celebration of the French, Huron-Wendat and regional food that influence much of the historical and regional cuisine of today. From Huron-Wendat corn bread to roasting bannock and learning the legend of “Three Sisters Soup”, this event is a taste of our heritage that also includes significant Francophone culinary references. Includes craft brewing and cider experiences throughout the historic site as well as entertainment.
Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre POW WOW – Sainte-Marie Park – September 10-11, 2016
This annual traditional POW WOW, presented by the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre at Sainte-Marie Park, is open to the public. It features Native dancing, traditional crafts and foods. Read More
Franco-Ontarian Day – September 25, 2016
Celebrate French culture and heritage in Ontario with special displays and activities.
Thanksgiving Harvest Festival – October 8-9, 2016
Celebrate the colourful Fall Season with Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale on October 8-9. A family favourite, the event features pumpkin decorating, seasonal displays, and over 35 exceptional artisans. Read More
First Light – November 24-26, December 1-3 and 8-10, 2016
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 24-26 and December 1-3 & 8-10 as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and Francophone music, Aboriginal performances, and much more. New for 2016, First Light festivities will also be featured at Martyrs’ Shrine. Read More
16164 Highway 12 E.
Midland, ON L4R 4K8
Wye Marsh is the place to escape, explore, and experience nature up close. Located in the Heart of Georgian Bay on 3,000 acres of National & Provincial Wildlife Area, your natural adventure begins at Wye Marsh. The Centre includes 25 km of hiking, biking and skiing trails, an amphibian and reptile display hall, canoeing and kayaking routes, an observation tower and boardwalks, birds of prey display and shows, educational programs and guided ecotours throughout the year. There are great opportunities for wildlife viewing and birding including seeing the magnificent trumpeter swan.
Encourage your kids to connect with nature with our kid friendly activities and events or just let them loose to hand feed a chickadee or go pond netting.
For more workshops and events please visit www.wyemarsh.com/upcoming-events
Since its inception in 1944, the WRS has been providing access and logistical support for University and government researchers from Ontario and across North America. The WRS is situated on Lake Sasajewun in Algonquin Provincial Park and operates as a non-for-profit organization.
The AWRS’s Tim Winegard in partnership with Tapley Nature Trail’s renowned naturalist, expedition guide and photographer Robin Tapley and Jamie Giardini have developed new programs to highlight wildlife research in Algonquin Park. Programs will focus on developing an understanding of wildlife life-history strategies (biology, ecology, and behaviour) and how this can benefit ones photographic, naturalist, or other outdoor pursuits.
SUPnorth Paddle Board Adventures offers a unique Paddle Board experience in the Haliburton Highlands and surrounding areas.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is an excellent total body workout and allows for an amazing view of aquatic life below the waters surface.
The waterways of cottage country are perfect for paddling and there is so much to explore!
SUP Sister Solstice Retreat | June 17-19
Magic Mermaid Camp | July 4-8 & August 29 – September 2
Pirate and Mermaid Fundraiser | July 16
Ladies Day | June 16, July 14 & August 11
Mens Day | June 23, July 21 & August 18
Date Night | June 30, July 28 & August 25
Paddle the Park | Tuesdays,10am – 4pm
SUPnorth at Holenss Yoga | Tuesdays & Thursdays,10am – 2pm
Paddle Fishing | Tuesdays, 6pm
MerMinnies Mermaid Club | Wednesdays, 4:30pm
Floating Fitness/SUPyoga | Wednesdays at 6pm & Fridays at 8am