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Thanksgiving | Santa Claus Parades| Festivals of Lights | Christmas Weekend | New Years Eve Weekend
Valentines Day | Family Day | March Break-School Spring Break | Easter Weekend | Mother's Day
Victoria Day Weekend | Memorial Day Weekend | Fathers Day | Canada Day Weekend | Civic Holiday | Labour Day

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Upcoming official public holidays offering long weekends and a week long holiday include Thanksgiving and Halloween. Many resort and accommodation packages are available offering a fun long weekend for couples looking for a romantic getaway or for families looking for summer and fall activities.

Thanksgiving In Ontario

Thanksgiving In OntarioFall Thanksgiving Getaway Packages

Canadian Thanksgiving falls during the peak of the Ontario Fall Colours (colors) season and is the perfect time to take in one of the many fall colour routes, a fall getaway to a fall fair,  or a fall studio tour. Find Thanksgiving studio tours, and fall fairsfestivals and events north of Toronto.  Monday October 12th, 2015

Get up-to-date Thanksgiving news

Halloween Hauntings 2015

Halloween 2015 is Saturday October 31. Most parties will take place on the weekend of October 30 - November 1st. Featured Halloween member events include scary haunted houses and ghost walks at many resorts and Ontario  destinations.   Many Ontario Attractions offer  Halloween fun and haunted House walks, ghostly excursions and dress up celebrations for romantic getaway fun. Get your Halloween Mask now.  Many destinations north of Toronto will be celebrating with Halloween dress-up parties and events. See October Getaways for more overnight accommodation package options. More on Fall Halloween Pumpkins and Halloween Tips, and Halloween news updates.

There is always a reason for a weekend trip, escape or long weekend break.Taking back your weekends for pure leisure pursuits with an extra day, be it Friday or Monday or both can always be an excuse for a romantic weekend getaways, or spa weekends , with the girls, or fishing weekends with the guys.

More Ontario Holiday and Vacation dates can be found
by looking at our Vacation Special dates Calandar

Christmas Tree GiftsChristmas New Years Eve Getaways 

This year with December 25 falling on a Friday and Boxing day on a Saturday, many will celebrating Christmas and a long weekend together. Some of the best value getaways take place after Christmas before New Year's Eve. This is not only a time for rest and relaxation it is a time to try out some of the new outdoor snow equipment..  Discover some of the best value Christmas vacations.  Ski and snow enthusiasts can check out the latest snow ski-snowboard reports

New Years Long Weekend 2015/2016

New Years Eve Getaways

Enjoy a New Year's Eve on Thursday December, 31, 2015 ending on January 3rd in 2015. Pick your long weekend options and getaways New Years Eve Getaways.

Valentines Day Long Weekend

Valentines Day Long WeekendFalling on Sunday February 14, Valentines can be a long weekend romantic getaway in 2016. Make it a start to a life-long romance or a week-long romantic vacation.  Getaway Valentines or getaway packages for lovers can be  Ontario's February For Lovers .  Check Romantic Getaway Tips to get the most out of a winter romance north in Ontario.

Family Day Ontario Long Weekend

Winter Sleigh RideFriday February 17 until Monday February 20th marks Family Day weekend 2015.  Ontario Family Day activities  events and festivals continue in resort destinations north in cottage country. Monday February 20 is also time to celebrate Canada Heritage Day and is start to Ontario Heritage Week. This holiday weekend takes place at the peak of Ontario's winter sports & outdoor recreation  season. Opportunities to get out and experience an extra day at a winter carnival or outdoor winter sports getaway for skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or snow tubing at Ontario resorts and lodges.

March Break-Spring School Break
Friday March 13-Sunday March 22, 2015

March Break Maple Syrup FestivalMarch break getaways or spring break vacations can be a 3 or 4 day long weekend or the entire 10 days away from the school books. See March Break FAQ's Families, kids and parents can enjoy family time together during the school break. See March Break Getaways. March break events and kids camps offer  a selection of many  educational and fun  activities and events. With March Break or Spring Break occurring over two weekends many families may opt for day trips to a Maple Syrup Festivals-Pancake Barns or a mid week getaway during the traditional school break holiday. If you are celebrating St. Patrick's Day during March Break your weekend can end on Sunday March 17 in an Irish Pub or restaurant.  

Happy EasterEaster Weekend Good Friday

Friday March 25, 2016 Good Friday
Sunday March 27, 2016 Easter Sunday 

Monday March 28, Easter Monday

One of the earliest signals for spring flowers is the Easter holiday and vacation period. Easter Getaways could start on the Thursday before Good Friday for a nice 4 day long weekend get away. Easter eggs, the Easter Bunny, special Easter Sunday church services, parades, family togetherness, and of course lots of Easter chocolate.  Please check our events page for Easter activities spring events and festivals north of Toronto, Ontario.  

Mother's Day Weekend May 6-8, 2016

Mothers Day Brunches and Getaways

Take mom out for a special  Mother's Day brunch or visit a lakeside dining room in cottage country: Pick a country inn or luxury resort for that special treat and appreciation.  See a variety of more culinary getaways  

Mothers Day Spas or Gift Certificates

Mother's Day Weekend is a good excuse to take mom to a surprise spa getaway locations.  Or, buy  a gift certificates for day spa, overnight spa or weekend spa getaways.  Most spa getaway locations will sell gift certificates for day spa gifts and overnight spa or wellness getaways.

British FlagVictoria Day May 24 Long Weekend Getaways

Monday May 23, 2016 is Victoria Day (Firecracker Day to many) however the official long weekend starts on the Friday, May 20th-through until Monday May 23rd, 2016 see Victoria Day Special Weekend Deals and events including fireworks displays. See more than 60 May Getaway and Vacation  Package Options

Queen VictoriaMany resort destinations celebrate Victoria Day Weekend as the official re-opening for the summer vacation season, and celebrate with a fireworks display.....always a kids and family favourite. Check family vacation getaways for resorts and resort destinations with May 24 Fireworks. For many this will be the first road trip of the season.  See  Romantic Ontario road trip ideas.

Many call this the May 24 weekend, "Open the cottage weekend" (anything to do with Ontario's first beer bash--Beer stops for that case of 24 going north), even though the official holiday is not always on the 24th. Can't getaway consider colouring Queen Victoria and please try to make her smile.

Fireworks Displays north of Toronto and north of Toronto GTA Beer Stores

What is open on the Holiday Monday Victoria Day. See Weekend Openings and Closings

United States of America FlagMemorial Day Weekend

The Memorial Day Weekend will start on Friday May 27th through to Monday May 30th, 2016
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Bald EagleMemorial Day is officially held Monday May 30th, 2016. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of the United States. (equivalent to Canada's Remembrance Day on November 11th

Bayview Wildwood ResortFathers Day June 19, 2016

Father's Day Getaways are the perfect excuse for a June long weekend. Treat Dad to a fishing getaway or golf getaway, or an adventure getaway on the Father's day weekend.

Ontario travel north of Toronto travel events and festivals may help you make the decision, or check the June Getaways for more father's day ideas.

Canada FlagCanada Day Weekend

Friday July 1st, 2016 is the Official Canada Day. Canada Day weekend starts in June in 2016 makes for the perfect summer long weekend. Many Ontario residents and visitors will be heading North to resorts and cottages on an extended three or four night getaway package.

As many will be proudly flying Canadian flags this weekend, you may be interested in Canadian Flag Information and protocol.

Canada Day Quick Links

Canada Day June Weekend Getaway Packages
July 1 Week Summer Vacation Getaways
Canada Day Community Celebrations

Canada FlagCivic Holiday-August Long Weekend

Monday August 1st, 2016

Simcoe Day Civic Day holiday events north of Toronto and more Ontario August Getaways

See a variety of Civic Holiday day trip ideas, events and festivals available north of Toronto over thJohn Graves Simcoee holiday weekend.

Simcoe Day is generally the accepted name of the Civic Holiday in Ontario Canada. In Canada Civic Holiday is the first Monday of August and was originally a "Toronto only"  holiday to celebrate Simcoe Day, in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. John Graves Simcoe was an early Canadian hero with Lake SimcoeSimcoe County bearing his name.

Canada FlagLabour Day Canada-Labor Day U.S.

September Labour Day Weekend Getaways

The last long weekend of the summer--Labour Day in Canada, and Labor Day in the United States. Labour Day, the first Monday in September, Monday September 7th,, 2015   is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of Canadian workers. Labour Day is the start to the September Fall Fair Season, See Labour Day Weekend Fall Fairs See more Ontario Labour Day Events, Parades, festivals and more September Events North of Toronto

Labour Day Shopping Traditions

Shoppers can take advantage of back to school bargains in many designated tourist destinations allowed to open over the Labour Day Public Holiday....check local jurisdictions before heading out.   Most banks, liquor stores, and government offices are closed.


North of Toronto Destinations

A: Alban to Arnprior
B: Barrie to Batchawana Bay
C: Canada's Capital to Cochrane
D: Dwight to Discovery Harbour
E: Elmvale to Elliot Lake
F: Fishing to Fish.
G: Gangsters to Gogama
H: Happy north of Toronto
I: Iceskating to Ignace
J: J-Jay
K. Kawarthas to Kingston
L: Lakefield to Lake Huron
M: Maple Syrup to Moose Factory
N: Northern Nature Adventures to North Bay
O: Ontario Outdoor Adventures to Ontario Beaches
P: Pet Friendly Resorts to Powassan
Q & R: Quiet Relection to Romance
S: Summer Vacation to Skiing and Snowmobiling
T: Touring Ontario to Towns
U & V: Utterson to the Village Inn
W,X,Y,Z: Wellness to Zum Waldhaus


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Fall Leaves Blue Sky

maple taffy making

Maple Taffy Tasting

Maple Syrup Boiling

Maple Syrup Festivals

Winter Fun

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Winter Activities

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