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.

Want something current you know is available? You’ve found the right spot. 

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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Romantic Getaway Pick | Spa Getaway Pick | Family Getaway Pick | Seasonal Getaway Pick 
Holiday Getaway Pick | Activity Getaway Pick | Attraction Pick | Featured Destination Pick

Ontario Last Minute Vacations and Weekend Getaway Packages

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Blue Moon Retreat / Purdy

Blue Moon Retreat

We invite you & your special someone to unwind, relax & rejuvenate at our small cottage resort on a peaceful lake in the Algonquin Highlands. Enjoy nature in luxury. All Inclusive Prices.
Luxury Cottages Include:

  • Fireplace,
  • Hot Tub,
  • Sauna,
  • (42-61´´) HDTV with DVD Player,
  • Home Theatre Surround Sound,
  • 4 Seasons, 800 to 2,000 sq. ft.,
  • Patio Doors in master bedroom,
  • Some with Jacuzzi, rain shower….

“We enjoyed our stay so much thanks to the amazing view, the luxurious facilities and the fun activities available. ..Thanks for keeping this place so beautiful and friendly.” July 2008

Special Offers
Early Bird: $25 off if you book your next stay within 7 days of your current stay.
Early Booking: 10% if 180 or more days in advance; 5% if 90 days or more in advance.
Extended Stay: 10% off if your stay in a cottage is more than 14 nights; 5% if more than 10 nights.
Combining Discounts: Combining discounts and specials is allowed to a maximum total discount of 15%.

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Spa Getaway in Ontario Pick

Couples Resort / Whitney

Couples Resort - Cross country skiing

Valentine’s Every Day!

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.

HOT TUB Luxury up to 33% OFF from $242pp/n
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.

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


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Family Vacation Getaway Pick

Bondi Village Resort / Dwight

Bondi Village Resort

We offer comfortable housekeeping cottages with fireplaces. Ski or snowshoe our 20 km of groomed trails from your door.  We are 20 minutes to both Arrowhead and Algonquin Prov. Parks and all their activities and trails.

Snowmobile trail access is easy if you are a sled rider and we have fuel on site.

This year we offer Mondays in January for just $25 if one has stayed for a regular weekend rental. Our season here often starts a little before Christmas and usually lasts well into March.  Toronto may not have any snow but we usually have lots. We recommend you call us for current trail conditions and this is the best way to make a booking. We can tell you the real actual conditions, here and now. You won’t get this data off most mass media. One often sees deer and on an outing and there are always lots of animal tracks.Check our website and blog for special events. There are a variety of ski races, winter carnivals and such throughout the winter.


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Winter Ontario Pick

Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures / Blue Mountains


Experience pristine snow conditions, spectacular views and unique trails high atop the Niagara Escarpment in a 200 year old forest featuring 100 ft. tall sugar maples, beech and oak trees.  Glide along 27 km of cross country ski trails professionally groomed daily for both skate and classic styles.  Nowhere else in Ontario can you snowshoe across Southern Ontario’s Longest Suspension Footbridge! Take a breathtaking 130-metre hike across a narrow bridge, arched 25 meters above a treed valley, 300 meters above Georgian Bay.

Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures 2017
January 4, 7, 14, 21 & 28

Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. No experience is required and the pace is moderate. Recommended for ages 8-10 and older. Night snowshoe hikes are scheduled for most Saturday nights and run weather-permitting. Cost: $40 with snowshoe rental; $30 without. Reservations are required: (705) 446-0256 ext. 223. For more information: www.sceniccaves.com

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Ontario Family Day or Valentine’s Day Pick

Deerhurst Resort / Huntsville

Deerhurst Resort - family day


Brent Butt of Corner Gas Live in Muskoka 
February 11, 2017 | From $165*/person
Add Friday night to your stay from just $99* and make it a true weekend getaway!

Add some laughter to your life when special guest, Brent Butt of Corner Gas fame brings his hilarious stand-up comedy show to Deerhurst Resort. Cozy up together in a winter wonderland, enjoy a scrumptious 3-course meal right in the show room, then share a ton of laughs together with one of Canada’s comedy icons.

Package includes:
  • One night accommodation
  • 3-course dinner
  • Brent Butt comedy show

Ski & Stay in Muskoka This Winter
December 28 – March 18, 2017 | From $199/night, based on double occupancy.

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area, right next door to Deerhurst, takes pride in its friendly atmosphere and short line-ups. With 12 slopes, a terrain park, three quad chair lifts and a handle bar tow, it is an ideal location for families and for those who want to learn.

Embrace the great Canadian winter and take advantage of the Ski & Stay package which includes a 4 hour lift ticket for Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area for everyone in your room!

Package includes:

  • Accommodation
  • 4hr lift ticket for Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area
  • Note: Ski hill is closed Tuesdays & Wednesday except during the Holiday Break and March Break.

Family Day Weekend
February 17-20, 2017

Make the most of winter’s only long weekend with an escape to fun-filled Muskoka. With tons of indoor and outdoor activities, Deerhurst Resort is the perfect destination for you and your family!

A  nightly resort fee provides everyone in your room access to snowshoes, cross-country skis, trails, skates and ice rink plus more!

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Ontario Winter Activities Getaway Pick

Cedar Grove Lodge / Huntsville

Cedar Grove Lodge Winter Getaways

A Winter Getaway in Your Own Lakeside Cabin With Fireplace at Cedar Grove Lodge

Cedar Grove Lodge offers lakeside cabins, some of them log, all with a wood burning stone fireplace. (we supply all wood and firelogs free of charge) All rates include 2 or 3 meals daily. Packed lunches available for those heading out for the day.

  • Skating on our lake rink, a real treat for anyone who has never skated outside on a snowy lake.
  • Snowshoeing in the woods or on the lake.
  • Ice fishing in our aptly named “Penguin” fish hut.
  • Cross Country Skiing on our groomed trails.
  • Free use of all our winter equipment.
  • Relaxing by a fire with a book or board game in your own lakeside cabin.
  • late 2:00 check outs (11 for weekly or 5 night midweek pkgs)

Winter 2017 rates from $126 per person per night including 3 meals per day. 5 night mid-week from $561 per person including 14 meals and 5 nights lakeside cottage accommodation

Please visit our website for more information on the lodge including over 100 photos. www.cedargrove.on.ca.

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Attractions & Things To Do Pick

Wye Marsh / Midland


Wye Marsh Ski Trails are rapidly becoming the “not so…best kept secret” of the area. This winter ski 25 km of groomed & track-set ski trails through beautifully diverse terrain which meanders through picturesque areas of hardwood forests and cedar groves.  There are an additional 10 km of hiking and snowshoe trails that take you through our interpretative trails and boardwalk.

There’s plenty of wildlife viewing at Wye Marsh all winter long.  Whether it is the flurry of activity at our bird feeders or the unexpected sight of a deer on the trail, something is sure to catch your eye.  Winter is the best time of year for viewing our magnificent Trumpeter Swans, one of Canada’s largest birds and a species that with the help from the Friends of Wye Marsh are being reintroduced back to Ontario.  Winter is also a great time of year for hand feeding our charismatic chickadees.  Grab a handful of seed then head out on our trails to escape, explore and experience winter at its best. 


Have fun outdoors with your family! Skiing, snowshoeing, animal shows (reptiles and birds of prey), chickadee feeding, bannock roasting, and a snowshoe obstacle course. For the times and details of the activities visit our website.

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Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

Tourism Midland

Midland Ontario Tourism

The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay’s picturesque 30,000 Islands.

A very safe, clean and hospitable community, Midland flourishes with a vibrant and bustling downtown, 4 community parks, 10 neighbourhood parks, 2 golf courses, the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Complex housing a double pad arena and court facilities and community rooms, a Sports Hall of Fame, a curling rink, a lawn bowling club, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling trails, a YMCA complete with an Olympic size pool and 10 km of waterfront trail for walking or biking. There are also 4 marinas offering over 2,800 wet slips on the Georgian Bay waterways.

The tourism information centre is located at the town dock (foot of King Street) during the summer months and at the North Simcoe Sport and Recreation Centre the rest of the year.


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