Upcoming official public holidays offering long weekends and a week long holiday include March Break and Easter in April. Many resort and accommodation packages are available offering a fun long weekend for couples looking for a romantic getaway or for families looking for winter activities. Enjoy the end of winter at a winter carnival, on a ski hill or trail or think spring thoughts and start the Maple Syup Festival tour!
March Break-Spring School Break
Friday March 13-Sunday March 22, 2015
March 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.
Easter Weekend Good Friday
Friday April 3rd, 2015 Good Friday
Sunday April 5th, 2015 Easter Sunday
Monday April 6th, 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 8-10, 2015
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.
Victoria Day May 24 Long Weekend Getaways
Monday May 18th, 2015 is Victoria Day (Firecracker Day to many) however the official long weekend starts on the Friday May 15th-through until Monday May 18th, 2015 see Victoria Day Special Weekend Deals and events including fireworks displays. See more than 60 May Getaway and Vacation Package Options
Many 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
The Memorial Day Weekend will start on Friday May 2nd through
to Monday May 25th, 2015
50 May Package Options Book
Here for Your May Weekends
Day is officially held Monday May 25th, 2015. 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
Day June 21, 2015
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.
Wendesdat July 1st, 2015 is the Official Canada Day. Canada Day weekend starts in June in 2015 makes for the perfect summer long weekend starting on Thursday or Friday to July 1. Many Ontario residents and visitors will be heading North to resorts and cottages on an extended three or four night getaway package on Friday June 28th.
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,
Ottawa Canada's Capital Celebrations,
See latest Canada Day News Updates
Civic Holiday-August Long Weekend
Monday August 3th, 2015
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 the 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 Simcoe, Simcoe County bearing his name.
Labour 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.
Thanksgiving In Ontario
Fall 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 fairs, festivals and events north of Toronto. Monday October 13th, 2014
Get up-to-date Thanksgiving news
Halloween Hauntings 2014
Halloween 2014 is Friday October 31. Most parties will take place on the weekend of October 31 - November 2nd. 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. Or you can always create your own murder
mystery weekend, and rent a cottage or chalet and pretend you are
having a weekend at Bernie's.
More Ontario Holiday and Vacation dates can be found
by looking at our Vacation Special dates Calandar
Christmas New Years Eve Getaways
This year with December 25 falling on a Thursday and Boxing day on a Friday, 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 2014/2015
New Years Eve Getaways
Enjoy a New Year's Eve on Wedneaday December, 31, 2014 ending on January 2nd in 2015. Pick your long weekend options and getaways New Years Eve Getaways
Valentines Day Long Weekend
Falling on Saturday February 14, Valentines can be the start to a long weekend romantic getaway in 2015. Make it a start to a life-long romance or a week-long romantic vacation. Getaway Valentines or getaway packages for lovers can be found.at 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
Friday 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.
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
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