Ontario Last Minute Getaways

The Briars winter getaways

Near or far north(ish) from Toronto, whatever you choose, there are plenty of things to do! Easily the best and easiest website to help plan day trips or getaways in and around central and northern Ontario.

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Scroll below for our selection of our top getaway offers and the best suggestions for day trips and other fun things to do north of Toronto and in central and northern Ontario. Finding the right thing to do in Ontario has never been so easy! 

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Ontario Last Minute Vacations and Weekend Getaway Packages

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Rawley Resort / Port Severn

Dog sledding package at Rawley Resort

Two Night Ice Fishing Package
From $830 for two night stay (2 adults) 

This package combines a day out on the ice in a heated hut, with a night spent in one of our luxurious suites. All ice fishing excursions are provided by our experienced guide Gerry. On your fishing trip you will be using top of the line High Tech fishing rods, tackle and bait. You will find the fish with his LOWRANCE fish finder, and be able to spot them under the ice with the aid of an underwater camera! Transportation to your HEATED ice hut will be by ATV or snow machine. Helmets and goggles will be provided. 

Package includes:

  • Two night double accommodation in a luxurious suite.
  • Hot Breakfast for two in the dining room on both mornings.
  • $100 dinning voucher towards our dining room (alcohol is excluded)
  • One fishing excursion (2 people)

Dog sledding Package for Two
From $869 for two night stay (2 adults)

Come and enjoy the Canadian outdoors on your very own dogsled!  You will have the opportunity to help harness and hook up your team. During the tour, there is time to stop and enjoy the scenery, as well as discuss the dogs and ask questions that you may have.  Warm drinks and snacks are provided at the half way point.

Recommended Clothing: Snow pants, ski jacket, winter hat, gloves, snow boots with no heel and ski goggles.

Tours begin at 9:30am and 1pm and are approximately 2.5 hours long on a shared sled. Tours run daily December through March.

Package includes:

  • Two night double accommodation in a luxurious suite.
  • Hot Breakfast for two in the dining room on both mornings.
  • $100 dinning voucher towards our dining room (alcohol is excluded)
  • Dogsledding excursion (2 people)

Ski/Snowboard at Mount St. Louis Package
$639 for two night stay (2 adults)

With Mount St. Louis Moonstone located only 20 minutes away, this package is perfect for the winter sport enthusiast! With 36 slopes, 9 chairlifts and 3 carpets Mount St. Louis  prides itself on accommodating the beginner to the most advanced skier.

Package includes:

  • Two night double accommodation in a luxurious suite.
  • Hot Breakfast for two in the dining room on both mornings.
  • $100 dinning voucher towards our dining room (alcohol is excluded)
  • Two lift tickets for Mount St. Louis (lift tickets can be used between  9am & 4:40pm )

More information: www.rawleyresort.com


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Spa Getaway in Ontario Pick

Couples Resort / Whitney 

Couples Resort - Cross country skiing

Valentine’s Every Day!
43% OFF Private HOT TUB Accommodations:Luxury from $239. per Couple per night.

Have your Romantic Rendezvous at a Boutique Luxury Resort, Couples Only.

Algonquin Park is a Signature Vacation Destination. It has endless hiking trails and lakes, incredible nature that abounds at every turn and museums and galleries. Now with the onset of spectacular fall colours it is a special time to Escape.

All-Inclusive. 1st Class Gourmet Dining.
Succulent 5 Course Dinner Included. Breakfast in Bed Included.
Bring your own Wine/Champagne for Evening Dinner and pay $0.00 Corkage-Fee.

King Bed and a Double Soaker Jacuzzi both in-front of the Wood Burning Fireplace.
with free firewood, 50″TV, free Netflix streaming and free wifi.
Private Outdoor Hot Tub on your own Lakefront Balcony.
Dinner and Breakfast are included in the Price.
Free Algonquin Park Pass for Trails and Museums and Free Sports Equipment.

50% OFF Algonquin Spa
Horseback Trail Rides

FREE: Algonquin Park Daily Pass to Endless Trails and Museums and Galleries.
FREE: Billiards, Gym and Sauna Room
FREE: Mountain Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, Tennis, Badminton & & Snow Shoes, Cross Country Skis and Ice Skates, Inquire.

“For 50 years we have been committed to providing you exceptional getaways, please enjoy. Sorensen Family since 1967” Facebook Assured with 50,000 likes!

More information: http://www.couplesresort.ca/

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Family Vacation Getaway Pick

Cedars of Lake Eugenia / Flesherton

Cedars of Lake Eugenia Cottage Resort Winter Getaways

Cedars of Lake Eugenia is a family oriented housekeeping resort on Eugenia Lake. We have traditional 2 bedroom cottages, and modern 3 bedroom Lakefront chalets located right on the beach facing the west (for a perfect sunset!). Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, LED TV, gas BBQ, private fire pit and deck.

Grilin,Chillin & Thrillin!
$699 per couple

A winter experience to remember. This 2 day package includes 2 nights accommodation in a private cottage with wood burning fireplace. Arrive Friday evening to a gourmet Charcuterie platter prepared by Chef Gary from all things local including Chef Gary’s own Smoked Gouda. Saturday you will start your day with a hearty breakfast for you to cook in your cottage before you head out to Metcalf Rock where your guide Carlin Val with plunge you 100 feet into the heart of the Canadian Shield. After your plunge (safely secured with harness and your guides expertise) you will be lead on a journey of discovery including a visit to an underground stream.

This 3 hour adventure is perfect for the novice and is a great introduction to Caving in Ontario. After your caving, you can head to Thornbury for a gourmet lunch in your choice of establishments(not included in cost). When you return to Cedars, you will meet Chef Gary in the kitchen for a culinary lesson where you will be preparing your own gourmet dinner to enjoy in your cottage. Get ready on Sunday morning for a Snowshoe hike up the Beaver River to see our family of resident swans and hopefully the magnificent Bald Eagles that fish this pristine uninhabited part of the Beaver River.

Find more Winter packages and ala carte activities.  
Winter with Style | Romance Package | Gourmet Package | Family Getaway Package

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Winter Ontario Pick

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa / Minett


Winter Time Out
February 24-26, 2017

Moms, Aunties & their friends will enjoy gourmet meals, daily yoga by Lolë and snowshoeing, and most importantly an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate.

Your package includes:

  • Two-night luxury accomodations at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka.
  • Daily yoga by Lolë
  • Snowshoeing
  • Pop-up shopping experiences
  • Gourmet meals: Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast. Guests are responsible for Friday evening meal and weekend cost is exclusive of alcohol
  • A 20% discount at the JW Marriott Spa
  • All Hotel amenities

Book Here for the Winter Time Out Getaway

The Rosseau Escape

Valid until March 7, 2017 | From $179-$295

Experience a luxurious escape for two, mid-week rates starting as low as $179 including valuable resort credits.

One-night package includes:

  • Luxurious accommodations in a studio room (one king with sofa bed or two queens)
  • Two cocktails at Lakes per stay
  • $30 in dining credits per stay
  • $20 Resort Credit per stay (Activities, Spa, Country Market)

Promo code: ES7

Dinner for Two
Valid until March 7, 2017 | From $349 – $579

Description: This one is about the food, the drink and the two of you. Dine in where every table is the best table in the house.

Pacakge includes:

  • Accommodation in a luxurious guest room
  • Breakfast for two adults daily in Cottages Restaurant
  • Dinner for two adults daily in either Teca, Muskoka Chophouse or Cottages Restaurant from a select menu (appetizer, entrée and dessert)

Promo code: D60

Experience Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery
Valid until March 7, 2017 | From $262

Experience the local cranberry marsh with a guided bog to bottle tour, tutored wine tasting and artisan cheese plate.

One night package includes:

  • Luxurious accommodations in a studio room (one king with sofa bed
       or two queens)
  • Breakfast for two in Cottages restaurant
  • Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh Bog to Bottle tour for two guests – which includes guided cranberry bog tour followed by tutored wine tasting. daily tours are offered at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The marsh is open 10 – 5 pm November 1 to June 30th
  • Two glasses of Muskoka Lakes Winery Wine and a local artisan cheese plate to enjoy on-site at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh
  • Promotional Code: CUE

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Ontario Family Day 

Nottawasaga Inn Resort / Alliston

Nottawasaga Inn Resort Winter Getaways

The Family Day long weekend is a great time for a family getaway we’re offering our value filled Passport to Play promotion to help you make the most of it. Book a minimum two night stay in a Deluxe Resort Room from February 17 – 19, 2017 on the Passport to Play promotion and receive admission for up to two children to our popular pay-as-you-go kid’s programs for FREE! That’s up to $166 in value!

Stay on the Passport to Play promotion and participate in any of the following pay-as-you-go programs during your stay: All Those Signs, Create & Decorate Bird House, 3rd Annual Family Dash Obstacle Course Competition, Guided Snowshoe Tour, Inflatable Fun and Jungle Quest Mini-Golf (one round per day).  

Pricing starts from only $165* per night for two adults and two children. Minimum 2 nights.  

Plus there’s also an awesome indoor tropical themed pool, 100ft waterslide, arcade and walking trails that will keep the kids entertained all weekend long. Call 800-669-5501 or use our online reservation system to book your getaway today.

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Ontario Winter Activities Getaway Pick

Sandy Lane Resort / Algonquin Highlands

Sandy Lane Resort winter getaways

Winter Wonderland in the Country

At Sandy Lane Resort, celebrate Winter in your own cottage with all its lights shining so bright against  a white blanket of virgin snow, which embraces the Haliburton Highlands all winter long. Some cottages have their own private outdoor hot-tub. Call Sandy Lane Resort for more details! 

Ski & Snowboard Package
Stay at Sandy Lane Resort in one of our private cottages and take advantage of the Ski and Snowboard Package offered through our resort. You will get discounted lift tickets at Sir Sam’s Ski Hill, along with Sandy Lane’s accommodation packages. Spend the day skiing or snowboarding and then come back to Sandy Lane Resort and relax in your private cottage around the wood burning fireplace or in your own private outdoor hot tub. DATES December to April (dates depending on Sir Sam’s Ski Hills Season)

Toys Free & Kids Stay Free
Enjoy everything that the “Winter Wonderland in the Country” Package has to offer at Sandy Lane Resort PLUS much more! Stay in your own private cottage enjoying everything Haliburton Highlands and Sandy Lane Resort has to offer plus get the FREE use of toboggans, snowtubes, x-country ski’s & BBQ’s.

See more of our Winter Specials

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Attractions & Things To Do Pick

Skate Trail @ Discovery Harbour / Penetanguishene


NEW for January 2017 Skate Trail at Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene

Imagine skating with family and friends along the shoreline through a unique cultural and historical site, by day or night! The Discovery Harbour Skate Trail, Penetanguishene, will feature over 2 km of skating like no other.

Mid-January – Mid-March check attraction website for hours of operation and current conditions. 

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Read our Coolest Places to Skate blog.

Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

Ontario’s Highlands


It’s time you listen to that little voice inside your head; the one telling you to create your own path, to throw away your schedule, and embrace the unexpected. Follow your sense of wonder to Ontario’s Highlands, a place where your imagination and authentic sense of discovery are the only compass you need. Feed your curiosity as you discover a new skill during an art workshop or roam through museums and natural heritage sites. Let go of your worries and unwind at a lakeside retreat, or leave your cares behind as you strap on skis or climb into a raft with friends to sore across fresh powder or down raging rivers. Embrace the spirit of the locals at craft breweries or while roaming down quaint streets and through charming boutiques.  Celebrate traditions with those who matter most during quirky festivals and theatre shows. Ontario’s Highlands is just 2.5 hours east of Toronto and a half hour west of Ottawa, but a world removed from it all. Step out of the city and into our world to reconnect, experience something new, and wander.

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