Long Weekend Getaways

Halloween | Christmas | New Years Eve Family Day | Valentines Day | March Break | EasterMother’s Day
Victoria DayMemorial Day Father’s Day | Canada Day | Civic Holiday | Labour Day | Thanksgiving




Halloween 2016 is Monday October 31. 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.



This year with December 25 falling on a Sunday and Boxing day on a Monday, 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 Year’s Eve

New Years Eve Getaways

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve on Saturday December, 31, 2016 ending on January 1rd in 2017. Pick your long weekend options and getaways here,

Valentine’s Day

Falling on Sunday February 14, Valentines can be a long weekend romantic getaway in 2017. 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

Monday February 20th marks Family Day 2017.  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.

March Break

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.  


Friday April 14, 2017 Good Friday
Sunday April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday 
Monday April 17, 2017 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

May 14, 2017

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 22, 2017 is Victoria Day (Firecracker Day to many) however the official long weekend starts on the Friday, May 20th-through until Monday May 23rd, 2016 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.

North of Toronto GTA Beer Stores

Memorial Day (U.S)

The Memorial Day Weekend will start on Friday May 26th through to Monday May 28th, 2017
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Memorial Day is officially held Monday May 30th, 2016. 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


Father’s Day

June 18, 2017

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 may help you make the decision, or check the June Getaways for more father’s day ideas.

Canada Day

Saturday July 1st, 2017 is the Official Canada Day. Canada Day weekend starts in June in 2016 makes for the perfect summer long weekend. Many Ontario residents and visitors will be heading North to resorts and cottages on an extended three or four night getaway package.

As many will be proudly flying Canadian flags this weekend, you may be interested in Canadian Flag Information and protocol.

Canada Day Quick Links

June Getaway Packages
July Summer Vacation Getaways
Canada Day Community Celebrations

Civic Holiday

August Long Weekend

Tuesday August 1st, 2017

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

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 4th, 2017   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.


Canadian Thanksgiving falls during the peak of the Ontario Fall Colours 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.

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