We Know Things To Do in Ontario!

You will never ask “What is happening north of Toronto (and in central and northern Ontario) this weekend”? again! Use our events calendar to find things to do in Ontario and even in Ontario this weekend! Whether you like to lay low and chill or get your rush from adrenaline pumping activities and experiences – the calendar has events for everyone, in every season from the Bruce Peninsula to the Ottawa Valley!

Depending on your drive, you’ll find action anywhere from 1 hour away from Toronto to 5. Our events are not limited to highways 400 and 11 either. These are just the first two highway suggestions to travel north and find adventure in Ontario.

Want to get your festival or event listed on the Ontario Travel North site? Please send your listing and details for consideration to Events and Festivals North of Toronto.

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Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships

February 2

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 1, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on February 2, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on February 3, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on January 26, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on January 27, 2019 at 12:00am

Canadian Pond Hockey Championships in Haliburton Highlands

All across the nation, on frozen ponds, in community rinks and in state-of-the-art arenas, Canadians are playing our favourite national pastime: HOCKEY. The game is perpetually tied to our sense of what it means to be Canadian and is perhaps our most identifiable icon. For some Canadians, it’s what defines them. They say it’s what binds this country together.

About the Event

  • One of the largest pond Hockey events on the planet!

  • On average, over 300 games are played over the two weekends

  • Teams from 18 US states and over a dozen countries (including Botswana and Japan) have played with us.

  • The CNPHC is followed on social media by people in over 40 different countries.

  • Between 700 – 1000 players will attend the event over two weekends

NEW FOR 2019!

Men’s & Women’s Pondimonium Divisions (Jan 25,26 Feb 1,2)

Girls (and boys) just wanna have fun. No worries about standings, goals against etc. NO playoffs.

IT World Canada Cup Division (Jan 25-27)

  •  Sponsored by IT World Canada, includes a tech vs tech and FUN Corporate co-ed division.


Haliburton Highlands
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Featured Ontario Festivals

This is it! These are them!

Our annual list of Best Festivals, or as we call it around the office “The Bestivals” list.

We pick a new list each year, some are hosted by our advertisers, some festivals we have sponsored and well, some we think are just plain pretty cool.

The list has been assembled keeping in consideration current trends and what people out there really seem to be seeking out. We’ve tried to include events and festivals that might be family focused, adult focused, or both!

Maplefest at McLean & Buckhorn Berry Farm
Sat 30


March 30 - March 31
McLean Berry Farm
Lakefield ON
Maplefest at McLean & Buckhorn Berry Farm
Sun 31


March 31 - April 1
McLean Berry Farm
Lakefield ON
Kawartha Craft Beer Festival logo
Jun 14

Kawartha Craft Beer Festival

June 14 - June 15
Del Crary Park
Peterborough Ontario
Festival du Loup 2018
Jul 11

Festival du loup

July 11 - July 13
Lafontaine ON
Mattawa Voyageur Days
Jul 26

Mattawa Voyageur Days

July 26 - July 28
Mattawa ON
Hike Haliburton Festival
Sep 18

Hike Haliburton Festival

September 18 - September 22