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Ontarios Lake CountryOntario’s Lake Country, ON: It is that time again to book your reservation for the biannual Flavours event! Experience the Flavours of the Fall Harvest during Harvest the Fall Flavours of Ontario's Lake Country and enjoy some locally sourced foods. The event runs from Friday, October 24, 2014 to Sunday, November 9, 2014. Ontario’s Lake Country continues to work in partnership with the restaurant sector and supporting the source local food initiatives and provide this sought after event. Read More on Harvest The Fall Flavours of Ontario's Lake Country

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Ste. Anne's Adds New Fitness Facility to Spa Village

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell LeahyMaison Sante is Ste. Anne's new multi-dimensional focus on fitness and wellness.  Located in the heart of the spa village it houses a wide range of equipment familiar to exercise buffs, including treadmills, elliptical machines, weights, rowing machines and a recumbent bike.  For the past eight years, Ste. Anne's has been voted "Canada's Favourite Spa". Located on more than 400 acres of scenic, rolling countryside, it offers guests more than 35 rejuvenating spa services, uniquely appointed accommodations, first-class amenities and, of course, delicious cuisine. Read more on Ste. Anne's New Fitness Facility

Viamede Resort Frightfully good fun awaits at Discovery Harbour’s “Haunted Harbour” event

Now in its sixth great year, Discovery Harbour's popular “Haunted Harbour” Hallowe’en event returns the evenings of October 23-24-25 promising a spooky good time for the entire family. his year’s eerie event boasts many new features plus some extra levels of “scary”.  Watch out for the “wicked witches” provided by the Women’s Hockey Team from Laurentian University, Orillia campus. Talented artist Mabel Moon will delight little folks with her creative face painting, and visitors can catch historic buildings decorated with “Boxtrolls” and swamp monster themes. Read More on Discovery Harbour's "Haunted Harbour" event.

Fall in love with Ontario’s Lake Country

Ontario’s Lake CountryOntario’s Lake Country, ON: With the cooler nights the vibrant fall colours are beginning to appear in Ontario’s Lake Country. Orillia and area’s four season playground is a great place to visit any time of year, but you don’t want to miss the stunning fall colours along the rolling hills and beautiful shorelines. Located just one hour from the GTA, we welcome visitors and locals to experience the fall activities and attractions available in the region and revel in the breathtaking shades of yellow, orange and red. Read More on Fall in love with Ontario's Lake Country

Fundraising Event for the Midland Cultural Centre is a Cuban Affair

Midland Cultural CentreMIDLAND, ON | Friday, September 19, 2014 - A new photographic exhibition of the UNESCO designated World Heritage city Havana, Cuba will be on display at the Midland Cultural Centre from September 26 until October 31.   Entitled Seven Nights in Havana, the exhibit is a collaboration of three local photographers and a joint presentation of Quest Art and the MCC.  Admission price for the evening is $15 with all proceeds from the exhibition donated to the Midland Cultural Centre. Read More on Fundraising Event for the Midland Cultural Centre is a Cuban Affair

New Accommodations at Ste. Anne's Spa Announcing the addition of three spa cottages 

Ste. Anne's Spa Ste. Anne's Spa has opened the doors to three new cottage accommodations, offering guests more options than ever. This announcement heralds one more step in the growth of Ste. Anne's, which began as a country inn and has evolved into a spa village in Northumberland County. Read more on the New Accommodations at Ste. Anne's Spa Announcing the addition of three spa cottages.

Fall leaf colours are emerging north of Toronto

Fall Colour Autumn leaf colour reports from the Barrie Ontario Travel Centre have started and resort destinations north of Toronto are leading the way. As the seasons change so do the travel for September getaways at Ontario resorts in cottage country.  Ontario is one of Eastern Canada's premier destinations for rich shades of red, orange and yellow. It is also harvest time with road side stands and farmers' markets offering colourful fresh produce. Discover great scenic lookouts, shorelines and valleys on autumn road trips and hiking tours, community events, studio tours and fall fairs. 

Reclaim Muskoka with this 25% Savings Fall Retreat

Deerhurst ResortThe summer rush is gone and now is the perfect time to enjoy the quiet side of Muskoka.  As the Fall colours start to dot the woods, there’s still lots of fun - from boating and beach strolling to hiking and horseback riding. Indulge in harvest menus, take a scenic drive to nearby Algonquin Park, relax at the spa, or light up your night at a live stage show. It’s all here, waiting for your turn to experience the best of Muskoka, at Deerhurst Resort.

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City Slicker Finds "Jaw-Dropping" Travel Opportunities in Rural Ontario's Highlands

Ontario's Highlands Tourism OrganizationToronto and Ottawa-area Residents Guide Ambassador Across Region
PEMBROKE, ON (July 24, 2014) – When Carly Freeman signed on to become a Social Media Brand Ambassador in Ontario's Highlands, she knew the job would put her in some wonderfully unfamiliar situations. But the Humber College Public Relations graduate and self-proclaimed city slicker didn't anticipate that she would find herself high-fiving other tourists after completing a nerve-jangling walk across a suspension bridge nestled high in the trees; swimming through a perfectly calm lagoon while dressed in a shining gold, spandex-like mermaid tail; or paddling a 34-foot replica Voyageur canoe next to a couple of guides dressed from head to toe in beaver fur, just like 1800s fur traders. Read more on Jaw-Dropping Travel Opportunites in Rural Ontario's Highlands

Georgian College Golf ClassicTake the Trail Well-Traveled along Georgian Bay

The award-winning Apple Pie Trail through Collingwood, Blue Mountain Village and Meaford pllus the beautiful towns and hamlets that surround it has added a number of exciting new stops and experiences. Visitors have more choice for a culinary and outdoor adventure. Apple Pie Trail News

Record White Bass in North Bay?

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The 3.25-pound fish is being considered for a possible Ontario record. ... White Bass caught off King's Landing at the North Bay waterfront the other day. He was using a pickerel rig with Gulp minnows decorated with smelt pattern and Morin said it's the first white bass he's caught after decades of dock fishing.But it might be a new record for Ontario with an unofficial weight of 3.25 pounds and measuring 18.625 inches long. The girth was 15 inches.  See Fishing Story from North Bay. Find more Ontario Fishing Stories and plan your fishing getaways in Ontario

Viamede Resort "City Slicker" Tourist Embarks on Ultimate Road Trip Through Ontario’s Highlands

Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization’s (OHTO) has new Social Media Brand Ambassador hitting the road starting the Victoria Day Long Weekend.  Beginning the Victoria Day long weekend.Carly Freeman will be taking travel suggestions from OHTO’s social media followers, who will guide her summer adventures using #OHletsgo See complete Ontario Highlands news release

Golf Charitable Tournaments July-September

Georgian College Golf ClassicGolfing for charity is significant activity for many corporations.  Our list focuses on the tournaments north, northeast and northwest of Toronto. This is provided as a free service to golfing organizations with a charitable focus. See Featured Charitable Golf Tournaments in resort destinations north of Toronto GTA.

Ontario Saves Experimental Lakes Area

Ontario Saves Experimental Lakes AreaOntario and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) have signed an agreement to continue vital freshwater research at the Experimental Lakes Area -- the only freshwater research facility of its kind in the world. This has significant long term research on water quality that will benefit the travel and tourism industry water sports such as fishing and recreational swimming and beach enjoyment.  See water research story

Simcoe County Highway Dedicated to Sarah Burke

The Ontario Government is dedicating Highway 93 from Barrie to Midland as the Sarah Burke Memorial Highway. The Sarah Burke Memorial Highway runs for 24 kilometres through Simcoe County,  This is the heart of Ontario ski country, where Burke was born and raised and was initially inspired to pursue skiing. See Ontario news release

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