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Looking for the easiest place to find the best day trip or getaway package not too far Toronto? 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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Ontario Last Minute Vacations and Weekend Getaway Packages

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Barry’s Bay Cottages / Barry’s Bay

Barry's Bay Cottages

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.

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Spa Getaway in Ontario Pick

Christie’s Mill & Spa / Port Severn

Christie's Mill Inn & Spa Port Severn

Avalon Spa at Christie’s Mill

Treat yourself and someone special to the pleasures of the Spa at Christie’s Mill

You will be soothed, restored and rejuvenated amid Muskoka’s natural energies of clear water and country air. With therapies focused on skin care, relaxation and stress release, the Spa offers a special experience.

Spa Service Menu

Blissful Retreat Package

Package price starting at $230 per person, per night.

Based on Double Occupancy in the Traditional Room.

Package includes: One night accommodation, $100.00 Spa Voucher per person, breakfast for two, $40.00 dinner credit per person and a welcome bottle of our house wine upon check in.

Escape the stress of everyday life, gather your friends & loved ones and join us at the Avalon Spa. Spend the day being pampered in the spa overlooking the water and relax in the indoor hot tub or pool.  Personalize your session by experiencing a sensory journey, enhancing your treatment with the science of Ayurveda. You will leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Family Vacation Getaway Pick

The Irwin Inn / Lakefield


Families can take advantage of a supervised program during the summer months and on our waterfront everyone enjoys fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, swimming, canoeing.. Couples find The Irwin Inn an ideal resort setting in the summer to rest and rejuvenate, be active while participating in many recreation and social activities. Sightseeing, unique shopping, historical and cultural tours offer an opportunity for an exciting summer getaway. Adults can be young at heart again, forgetting day–to-day stress of the normal working day. Do as much or as little as you wish. You can canoe, take a drive, visit an art gallery, knowing your children are happy and in a safe environment. 


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Summer Ontario Pick

Norsemen-Walker Lake Resort / Huntsville

Norseman-Walker Lake Resort

Norsemen-Walker Lake Resort is a relaxing all-season resort nestled in the woods on beautiful Walker Lake in Muskoka – Lake of Bays. Just 15 minutes from Huntsville and Algonquin Park but a million miles from it all. Seven lakeside cottages offer privacy and great views of the lake, some with Jacuzzi tubs and wood stoves. Perfect for relaxing on your deck, playing on the sandy beach, fishing for bass and trout, canoeing and kayaking. We also have a paddle boat, fishing boats, stand up paddle boards, a water trampoline and a sandy shallow beach for swimming. No loud boats or jet skis on the lake, no trucks whizzing by on a highway. A relaxing place with comfortable cottages by a quiet lake, and a safe place for children to swim and play. Get off the beaten path and enjoy the haunting call of the loon and the tranquil quiet. Dogs are more than welcome September to June.

For adventure, Walker Lake Resort is in the perfect spot for hiking, trekking, shopping and golfing in the summer, and for snowmobiling, skating and cross country skiing in the winter. Boutique shops in Huntsville, golfing at Deerhurst, Grandview and Mark O’Meara; treetop trekking, cruising on the SS Bigwin and hiking in Algonquin Park are all just minutes away.

The Norsemen Restaurant is Muskoka’s ultimate Bistro, with casual dining and “Old Muskoka” charm and extraordinary game, seafood, steak and ribs. With its screened in porch, wood beamed ceilings and stone fireplaces, the Norsemen has a reputation for great food and great times. 


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Ontario Civic Day (August) Long Weekend Pick
Monday August 1 is Civic Day

Hockley Valley Resort / Mono

Hockley Valley Resort


Civic Long Weekend Getaway
July 29 August 1, 2016 | From $338 per night, per couple
Your stay includes:
Accommodation, full buffet breakfast for two, 3-course dinner in our signature restaurant ‘Cabin’. 

April 1 through August 31, 2016 | $232 pp/pn/dbl
Escape the city and find that much needed time to reconnect. Just an hour away from the noise of the city, you’ll find wide open spaces, cool crisp air and those quality moments that last a lifetime. Plan your getaway today #lovelife.

Your getaway includes:
• Accommodation
• Full buffet breakfast
• 3-course dinner in our signature restaurant ‘cabin’
• A welcome bottle of wine (red or white)
• $100 spa credit per room
• Special gift

Just for You
Available Monday to Thursday

Dreamy Coconut Orange Body Bliss Wrap $159 | 80 minutes

Oxygen Renewing Hydration Facial 
$149 | 60 minutes 

Terrific Tuesdays

Enjoy fitness, tranquility and a delicious lunch.
$159 p/p

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Ontario Summer Activities Getaway Pick

Sand Lake Cottages & Inn / Kearney

Sand Lake Cottages & Inn

Sand Lake is offering last minute specials to our guests if we have openings. We are also offering shorter stays in the summer when available.

All of our lakefront cottages and chalets are equipped with very large decks, propane barbecues, patio furniture, fully equipped kitchens, 3 or 4 piece bath, living area, dining area, wireless internet, satellite tv, dvd player and complimentary dvd movies.

Sand Lake Cottage Rentals also supply two pedal boats, two canoes, two kayaks, water trampoline and waterslide for summer fun. During Spring, Summer and Fall enjoy the tree fort, three swings, two slides, shallow sandy beach, gazebo area for reading the paper and coffee, campfire with complimentary wood and swimming raft.

Please note specials exclude holidays and long weekends, pricing will increase slightly for long weekends and taxes are extra.

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Attractions & Things To Do Pick

Santa’s Village Family Entertainment Park / Bracebridge

Santa's Village Family Entertainment Park

Muskoka Zip Lines & Aerial Park
Muskoka is soaring to new heights in 2016 with an all-new Muskoka Zip Lines and Aerial park. Ride 7 zip lines for close to 1000’ of heart pounding adventure, or find your adventure in the Aerial park with 34 games over 2 heights to challenge you! Looking for a taste of the extreme? The Jump Tower is waiting for you. We’re sure you’ll find exactly the excitement you’re looking for! Open May 16 to October 10, 2016. Learn more

Santa’s Village
This year marks our 61st Anniversary! Visit us at our unique 60-acre attraction nestled in a bend of the Muskoka River. Tour the village by miniature train or cruise the Muskoka River on Santa’s Summer Sleigh Jet Boat. You can try Rudolph’s Roller Coaster, the Ferris Wheel, and other amusement rides! Visit Santa Claus and then play at Elves Island, try our Elf Sky Challenge or have some fun at our beach and splash-pad. You can also enjoy live Amphitheatre shows with clowns, magicians and roving entertainers! Santa’s Village is like Christmas in the summer! Open June 13 to September 5, 2016, plus the weekends in September. Learn more

The older kids will enjoy Go-Karts, Bungee-Trampoline, Lazer Tag, Mini-Golf, Batting Cages and the Arcade! Open May 16 to October 10, 2016

Santa’s Whispering Pines Campground
Voted Best Campground in Muskoka three years in a row! Try Glamping in one of our new cottages, stay in one of yurts, or bring your own tent, camper or RV.

We also have some hotel and B&B partners if camping is not your thing.

For a more traditional experience you can enjoy family programs every evening including supper with Santa every Wednesday.

Campground Opens May 20 to October 10, 2016. Learn more

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Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

Ontario’s Lake Country

Ontario's Lake Country Paddling Routes

Experience Ontario’s Lake Country Scenic Waterways

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. Though Ontario’s Lake Country’s assets are plentiful, 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.  Choose from 10 amazing paddling routes, find local paddling outfitters and see the best paddling getaways.
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