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First Light, Sainte Marie among the Hurons in Midland – This uniquely beautiful event will amaze visitors with 5,000 candles lighting up the holidays and this popular historic site. Traditional French and holiday music will be provided at the "French Café" in Restaurant Sainte-Marie. In Sainte-Marie's famous longhouses, there will be First Nations drumming, chanting, and singing. A total of 12 choirs including seven school groups will also perform at the event. The event returns for its 14th year on the evenings of November 28th, 29th and 30th. Area family accommodations include Comfort Inn, Midland and Best Western Highland Inn and Conference Centre, which are conveniently located on the same road. Couples or families with mature children may also check out Midland Inn and Suites and Little Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast.
The Georgian Bay waterfront town of Midland is gearing up for a snowy winter! Day trippers and overnight getaway travellers have their pick of winter fun attractions, festivals and events in this not-so-quiet winter fun town! Midland has enough snow and trails for winter recreation activities like snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and even hand feeding the chickadees! This tourist friendly town is ready for Winter, the Town of Midland is busy planning and preparing for Winterfest 2014! Midland is a mere 90 minutes drive up the 400 Highway from Toronto.
2013-2014 Season at Midland Cultural Centre
Open year round the MCC offers live theatre and entertainment, an art gallery, a delicious café eatery and many more events throughout the season. The MCC is a great destination and source of entertainment when visiting Midland. Click here to view their schedule.
Shop & Visit Downtown Midland
Take a stroll in the quaint downtown and find a variety of shops and retailers. Visitors are also advised to check out the largest collections of outdoor murals in North America and see the town’s history come to life. Looking for sheltered local shopping? Check out the Midland Farmers’ and Artisans’ market every Saturday from 9-1 at the North Simcoe Sport and Recreation Centre. If local food is what you’re looking for, you can find a list of local food producers and chefs on the Huronia Food Trail.
2013-2014 Winter Events:
First Light at Sainte Marie among the Hurons November 28, 29, 30
Santa’s Workshop at Wye MarshDecember 1
Wreathmaking at Wye Marsh
Winterfest at Little Lake Park
Midland Ontario in the Southern Georgian Bay region of Lake Huron-Georgian Bay is known as the "Gateway to the 30,000 Islands". Midland is one of Ontario's favourite resort year round destinations with nearby beaches, family fun getaways, historic Georgian Bay cruises, sunsets and a long list of winter activities and a ton of snow during the winter season.
Canada's earliest interior settlement
History and folklore are deep along this Georgian Bay community dating back to Samuel de Champlain's exploration of Georgian Bay in 1615. Sainte Marie among the Hurons or St. Mary of the Huron Country (Sainte-Marie-au-pays-des-Hurons) has become a must visit for international tourists to Ontario.
The Midland area provides year round recreation. Summer features Georgian Bay cruise operations, sandy beach areas like Balm Beach, Awenda Provincial Park and nearby Wasaga Beach. Midland is easily accessible via Highway 400 to Highway 93, or to Highway 12. Our suggested road trips and side trips to Midland, Ontario provides a rural route tour through some picturesque Ontario country side as well as a number charming towns and villages.
Midland flourishes with:
A vibrant and bustling downtown core consisting of 180 stores and professional businesses office promoted by a Business Improvement Area. Shopping malls and plazas accommodating over 130 retail stores.
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 4 marinas offering over 2,800 wet slips on the Georgian Bay waterways
15 places of worship
Huronia Airport is nearby having a modern terminal, with 4,000 feet of runway, an ARCL system, as well as aviation fuel storage and dispensing capabilities
Attractions in the Midland Area
Culture and History
Mildand Area Tourism Information
Official Town Web Site: Town of Midland
Nearby Georgian Bay Huronia Towns
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