Ice Skating in Ontario

Time for Active Winter Outdoor Sports in Ontario

The News room for the Ontario government is linking health benefits to the natural Ontario outdoor winter sports such as skating, x-country skiing, downhill skiing, winter hiking, all in an attempt to limit childhood obesity. See Ontario Newsroom Winter Release read more


Resorts of North Muskoka Prepare for a busy Winter Season

The Resorts of North Muskoka, ( a collection of 15 lakeside resorts in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays/Algonquin Park region are busy preparing for the arrival of winter guests. Winter in North Muskoka brings many exciting ‘resorting’ opportunities. Frozen lakes, cold starry nights, and freshly groomed cross country ski trails, are just a few of the images that come to mind when you think of North Muskoka in the winter. In addition to many recreational activities, the Resorts of North Muskoka offer great opportunities to hibernate in style with cozy cabins and rooms, fireplaces and even hot tubs. read more


Collingwood Trails highlighted in new book by author George Czerny

Collingwood Ontario is steeped in early Canadian shipping history and George Czerny is making sure the story is kept alive with his third book about Collingwood. “Collingwood’s Walk of History and other trails” extols the enjoyment of walking, or bicycling, on some of the 50 kilometres of trails in Collingwood. Czerny describes it as a “pictorial keeper” which can serve as an excellent, anytime gift, or souvenir. read more


They certainly have put the BEST back in to Best Western North Bay!!

Since 2010, the hotel has spent over 2 million dollars upgrading virtually all aspects of the property. The hotel can now boast that they have the newest beds in the city, Simmons Pillowtop mattresses to be specific, in all guestrooms. New 37” LG LCD TVs and a new 60 mbs high speed internet service (the fastest cable connection available in the city) round out the upgrades within the guestrooms. read more


Urban Cottaging comes to Deerhurst…

Discover new 1- to 6-acre homesites for special advance prices, just minutes from Huntsville. Coming soon to this beloved Muskoka vacation destination, Sanctuary offers the perfect combination of rustic charm and urban convenience. read more

Photo Credit: White Pine Pictures

Murder of Canada’s Iconic Artist: Tom Thompson Documentary

Murder in Algonquin Park: Tom Thomson’s early death at the peak of his artistic career has become a legend and a mystery that is explored in this documentary. Anyone familiar with the geographic areas of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron and Algonquin Park will want to see the documentary film West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson.
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Winter Begins with “Frost Frenzy” at Blue Mountain Village

November 22, 2012. Falling leaves, dropping mercury and no NHL hockey. Three sure signs that winter is on its way. And with it comes the frost. But this one won’t bite. “Frost Frenzy”, December 1st to 31st at Blue Mountain Village, takes the sting out of winter with festive fun and adventure for the whole family. read more

Maple Syrup Festivals Continue Throughout April

Combinations of chocolate and maple syrup is a dessert lovers dream. Maple Syrup Festivals, sugar bush tours, and pancake barns offers up day trips of fun, arts and crafts, face painting, games, demonstrations, scavenger hunts, Plan your family sweet Ontario adventure north. See April getaways in resort destinations north of Toronto. read more


CP Holiday Train Begins Ontario Tour on November 29, 2012

One of Ontario’s first Winter Festivals arrives by train in many Ontario communities. The spirit of giving starts in Merrickville November 29 and ends in Ingolf Ontario -December 5. The CP Holiday train tradition continues to provide inspiration, hope and joy as it crosses Ontario on its way west to B.C. read more


Jazzmania at The Westin Trillium House with Dawn Tyler Watson Band (April 28)

Internationally acclaimed songstress and “Montreal’s Queen of the Blues”, Dawn Tyler Watson returns to The Westin Trillium House Saturday April 28th as part of this year’s Jazzmania. Accommodation, Dinner, Wine Pairing & Show Package The Westin Trillium House has put together an exclusive package including the show, accommodations and a sumptuous 4-course dinner. Packages start at $190 per person based on double occupancy and there are a limited number of Concert Lounge show only tickets available for $30. The dinner begins at 6:30pm followed by Dawn Tyler Watson Band at 9pm. read more


“First Light” at Sainte-Marie will enchant visitors with 5,000 candles

A “Top 100” Event in Ontario, Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” returns for its 13th year the evenings of November 29th, 30th, and December 1st. The signature feature of First Light is the illumination of the historic site by candlelight. The First Light event began at Sainte-Marie 13 years ago with 1,000 candles; this year the number of candles has been increased to 5,000 creating a magical ambiance. Attendance at First Light has grown from 1,000 visitors since inception to over 6,000 visitors in 2012. read more


Deerhurst Resort presents the Myles Goodwyn & April Wine Concert Weekend April 27-29, 2012

Get ready to rock, dine and unwind when one of Canada’s most famous bands, April Wine, takes the stage at Deerhurst Resort with special guest and co-founder, Myles Goodwyn. Our complete 2-night package celebrates music, April and – yes – wine, for a Muskoka getaway you won’t want to miss. From $299 per night, based on two-night package. read more


Orillia Ontario Celebrates Stephen Leacock

Orillia Ontario will mark Stephen Leacock’s birthday on December 30th to announce their plans for the 100th anniversary of his Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town highlighted by a three-day celebration in July. See complete story, read more


Marsh Monster Madness

October 27th 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Halloween MarshMonster Madness!! The Wye Marsh is hosting a variety of spooktacular events. All Guys and Ghouls welcome and activities include: Haunted House, scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, pumpkin bowling and more. If you are up for the challenge, stick around Saturday evening for the Marsh Monster Mystery, who will help us solve it this year? read more

Enjoy the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend

Enjoy the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend October 5-8 2012 with harvest culinary fare and family gatherings. There are a number of resorts lodges, inns, and hotels offering great Thanksgiving getaway packages with special dinners including Tom Turkey and all the trimmings. See updates on Thanksgiving news items and family events over the long holiday weekend including studio tours, fall craft shows and fairs. read more