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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

The latest up-to-the-day news can be found at the Ontario Travel News Blog

Serving Up Fresh Ontario Local Foods This Summer 

Serving Up Fresh Ontario Local Foods This Summer The best ways to enjoy summer among friends and family is with the many great things that grow in Ontario.  Spotting Foodland Ontario's logo, while shopping at your neighbourhood grocery store or farmer's market north in resort destinations, is an easy way to find fresh local food. 

Experience Ontario resorts culinary getaways with menus featuring Ontario recipes served with Ontario wines, ciders and beers. Visit a local farm such as McLean Berry Farm in the Kawartha Lakes.  See more about Ontario's Culinary Delights

September 16th- September 20th

Quilts in Canada“The Barn Raising Project” and the Simcoe County Quilt, Rug & Craft Fair. Everyone loves an Old Barn, an icon that is slowly vanishing from our landscape. The 2014 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (2014 IPM) is fortunate to be the first stop in a special presentation of “The Barn Raising Project”.  This exhibit features a Juried selection of 40 original, traditionally hooked rugs with the theme of “Rural Barns across Canada.” Talented artisans from Newfoundland to British Columbia have submitted entries to this project.  The 2014 IPM is its first stop on the tour across Canada over the next three years.  They are truly amazing works of art and must be seen to be appreciated.  The exhibit will be in the Textiles Tent  in the Lifestyles Area at the 2014 IPM, in Ivy September 16th to 20th.

A stellar finale for Discovery Harbour’s 200th Anniversary

Natalie MacMasterDiscovery Harbour’s highlight for its 200th Year Celebrations is a spectacular “Festival of Peace” special eventAugust 9-10, offering a terrific weekend family experience with music and loads of activities on the historic site. 

On Saturday evening August 9, Discovery Harbour will present the “Masters of The Fiddle”, an outdoor concert with award-winning Canadian artists Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, plus opening act The Devin Cuddy Band.  Tickets are only $20 per person and still available by calling 705 526-7838 or purchase directly at Discovery Harbour and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. 

The evening will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks show at10:30 p.m. lighting up the August sky over Georgian Bay.
Find more on the family activities for this exciting 'Festival of Peace' weekend at Discovery Harbour

Twist and Shout: The British Invasion on Georgian Bay

Twist and Shout The British InvasionKing’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene hosts a spectacular tribute to the music that rocked the world in Twist and Shout: The British Invasion. This energetic production celebrates the artists and songs that sparked a musical revolution, on stage four weeks only from August 7th to August 30th.   Twist and Shout: The British Invasion is one of the most popular productions in Drayton Entertainment’s history. 
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Discover Ontario Resort Destinations This August Long Weekend

Resort Waterfronts OntarioVenture outside of the Toronto GTA this August long weekend and discover the variety of lakes, resort towns and cities  in Ontario.  Discover the beauty of lakeside Ontario and many of the lakeside resorts easily accessible on a road trip. Find a favourite resort destination or pick and individual Ontario resort or cottage. Day trips also provide a quick refresh at one Ontario's many public beaches.

Yarn Bombing at Discovery Harbour On Georgian Bay Until August 10

Yarn Bombing in Historic Huronia HappensThe work of over 300 area volunteer knitters/crocheters will be unveiled as they “Yarn Bomb” Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene as part of the historic site’s Family Discovery Day event and 200th Year Celebrations!  Over 380 objects will decorate the historic site in a colourful and eclectic display sure to delight visitors.    The “Yarn Bombing” project will be on display untilAugust 10

Ontario Spa Resorts offer Summer Refresh

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & SpaMany of Ontario Spas at resorts, resort hotels and country inn spas are offering the opportunity for a summer refresh on a getaway or vacation. Many offer spa treatments by the beach or by the pool. Several offer special treatments for two adding a little romance to the traditional spa getaway. Photo: JW Marriott The &Spa   Discover resort spas in cottage country destinations north of Toronto

Bartlett LodgeBartlett Lodge Announces Theme for 2014 Art Show

Bartlett Lodge is an upscale, eco-friendly Algonquin Park resort on Cache Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park. The theme for this year’s annual Bartlett Lodge show of original Canadian art that features work from a selection of contemporary and historic Canadian artists.  See complete story on 2014 Art Show. Find more information on the Algonquin Area

Canadian Comedy Thriller at King’s Wharf Theatre

I’ll Be Back Before MidnightPENETANGUISHENE – If you love a good ghost story, you don’t want to miss the thriller of the summer at the King’s Wharf Theatre. Laugh-out-loud funny and scream-out-loud scary,I’ll Be Back Before Midnight is a roller coaster play of emotions, on stage for three weeks beginning July 16th.
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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy to perform at Discovery Harbour August 9

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy Perform at Discovery HarbourCanadian “Masters of the Fiddle” Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will perform an outdoor evening concert at Discovery Harbour on Saturday August 9, as part of the site’s “Festival of Peace” Event and 200th Year Celebrations. Read More on Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy to perform at Discovery Harbour August 9

Want for the hottest looks in swimwear? Get ready to dive deep

Swimwear at the BeachAs functional as they are high-style, this season’s unabashedly sexy scuba-inspired bathing suits can take you from ocean to beach club in one fluid move. Odessa Paloma Parker uncovers the best, including the latest from one of Canada’s rising swimwear stars See Globe and Mail Beach Fashion or Ontario Beaches and Blue Flag Beaches for more Canadian beach news.

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?

The North Bay NuggetThe North Bay Nugget
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.

Georgian College in Barrie Offers Conference and Event Services 

Georgian Conference ServicesGeorgian College Conference services offer affordability plus modern sustainable facilities with a focus on flexibility and tech savvy.  Find everything from camps and competitions to conferences and events with a variety of spaces, including boardrooms, AV-equipped classrooms, lecture halls that seat up to 700 people, and a 20,000 sq. ft. (pillar-less) event space, ideal for gala dinners and trade shows. Read more on all the services offered at Georgian College Conferene Services

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

Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas Announces Major Renovation

Viamede ResortThis historic resort is excited to announce their winter renovation plans. In the spring of 2014, guests will be able to enjoy a new, revitalized experience at Viamede, located on Stoney Lake in the Kawartha Lakes. Viamede is a member of Ontario's Finest Inns and winner of the TripAdvisor's 2013 Certificate of Excellence, See resort renovation details

Ontario Getaways travel news is often found on the updates provided by Ontario Travel North members. See the following for the most current Ontario Getaway packages and getaway Ontario ideas. 

Ontario Travel Tourist news is continuously updated to provide Ontario Travel Tourism enthusiasts the latest interesting news items provided by the members on the Ontario Travel North of Toronto website.  For visitors travelling beyond Ontario please check Canada's national travel related news at Canada Travel News.

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