Ontario is one of the most diverse provinces for an outdoor adventure vacation– from “wilderness adventure” to “soft outdoor adventure” such as camping, mountain biking and other outdoor adventures.
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COUPLES & PETS
Algonquin Park, Authentic Log Cottages & Cabins.
Couples Escape to Connect & Discover!
Carbon Neutral*, All-Inclusive, Exclusive Rustic Lodge.
Breakfast & Dinner (simple and gluten free) All-Inclusive Daily!!
3 Authentic Log Cabins with Real Wood Fireplace.
6 Log Jacuzzi Cottages with Real Wood Fireplace.
FREE Algonquin Park Pass for the Hiking trails and Museums.
Nestled among the tall, whispering pines and majestic, cascading waters of the Madawaska River lays the Adventure Lodge. A Hideaway to connect with and discover Algonquin Park nature while connecting and discovering each other. Pet Friendly. Created and Built in 2003 as a rustic and very simple and quiet Algonquin Couples Retreat.
Summer free Canoes and Kayaks
Winter free Snowshoes
Located on an abandoned railway line on the Madawaska River, which is perfect for walking or biking. Nearby Horseback riding, and endless Algonquin Hiking trails. Winter endless Cross Country ski trails.
Carriage Ridge Resort and Carriage Hills Resort in Horseshoe Valley
Spacious condo-suites only 1 Hour North of Toronto
Spacious condominium-style suites await you at Carriage Ridge Resort and Carriage Hills Resorts in beautiful Horseshoe Valley. Resorts are near the Copeland Forest and are great for hiking, walking, cycling, off-roading, skiing, golf, zip lining and so much more!
Suite types range from studios with kitchenettes (toaster, coffee-maker, microwave and bar fridge) to one- and two-bedroom suites with fully appointed kitchens, oversized jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, private balconies. All suites have access to shared or private laundry facilities.
Carriage Ridge Resort has an indoor pool and is a ski-in/ski-out property overlooking the hills of Horseshoe and Carriage Hills Resort has an indoor/outdoor pool. Both resorts are located near Settler’s Ghost Golf Course and the Horseshoe Valley Course.
In addition to both resorts pools, enjoy fitness centre, billiards, games, daily activities programs and BBQ’s on site for all guests to enjoy!
Experience Ontario’s Lake Country Scenic Waterways
Canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard! Choose from 10 amazing paddling routes, find local paddling outfitters and see the best paddling getaways. Ontario’s Lake Country’s assets are plentiful, and none are more perfect than its shimmering lakes, rivers, and streams. In fact, some of the best paddling opportunities, recreational boating and water sports in Canada can be found here. Ontario’s Lake Country is Orillia & Area’s Four Season Playground! It is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round. We are located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching and along the Trent Severn Waterway.
Ontario’s Lake Country is located just one hour north of the GTA, a perfect location to enjoy the peacefulness away from the busy city life and take in the breathtaking fall colours. Escape and book one of our many distinctive fall getaways. Enjoy this beautiful and picturesque region on your choice of driving tours, cycling routes, scenic tours by boat or hiking the stunning trails along our waterways and scenic landscapes. There is something for everyone to Fall in love with Ontario’s Lake Country.
Take a Family Adventure This Summer!
Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene
Explore all that Discovery Harbour has to offer this summer with your family and friends. This picturesque historic site is situated on beautiful Penetanguishene Bay tracing its roots back to the original British naval and military base built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812.
Throughout the summer, visitors enjoy fun and interactive daily tours and on-site activities that reflect life and work at this 19th century outpost. It is the homeport of the magnificent replica ships, H.M.S. Tecumseth and H.M.S. Bee. You can board both of these historic vessels and test your skill at some of the daily ship activities. Learn what life was like as a sailor. Tour all of the historic buildings with friendly costumed staff and make sure to end your visit in the new H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre and see a real ship wreck for 1815.
On site Restaurant (Captain Roberts’ Table) and beautifully themed Gift Shop (Chiles Chandlery) and we are home to King’s Wharf Theatre. Support person admitted FREE accompanying a paying visitor with a disability.
Special Offer: Purchase 1 Adult or 1 Senior admission at Discovery Harbour or Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and receive 50% off 1 Adult or 1 Senior admission to the other site! Not valid for Special Events.
Special events taking place at Discovery Harbour during 2017.
Canada Day – July 1, 2017
Celebrate Canada’s birthday with children’s activities and giveaways. A fun day for the entire family.
Ghost Tours at Discovery Harbour – Wednesdays: 9:00pm to 10:30pm – July 5 to August 30
A spooky guided tour by candlelight featuring encounters with apparitions in the window and footsteps in the hallway. Tales of actual people associated with the Military and Naval Establishments will include that of the McGarraty brothers who died on the march from York in June of 1831 and the tale of Private James Drury who died New Year’s Eve 1836 on guard duty at Officers’ Quarters.
Piratefest – Saturday August 5 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
In partnership with the Town of Penetanguishene and Urban 365 Slide, the day is a new family event planned to draw 5,000 people to the combined festivities. Shuttles will move visitors between the dock in Penetanguishene and Discovery Harbour.
Pumpkinferno at Haunted Harbour – Evenings: Thursday-Sunday September 28 – October 29 including Monday the 30th, 2017
Experience the phenomenon of hauntingly magical and stirring outdoor exhibits of hand-carved pumpkins, all set against the night-time backdrop of Discovery Harbour. But BEWARE….new characters will be lurking about in the expanded TERROR ZONE!!
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Ontario’s first European community, in the heart of Georgian Bay, and was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron-Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for First Nations visitors.
By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Sainte-Marie’s brief history ended in 1649, when members of the mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly 10 years.
After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission’s compelling story is brought to life. Located near Midland in the beautiful Southern Georgian Bay area, this world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Huron-Wendat nations. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life, through guided or self-guided visits, school group tours, interactive education programs, special events, and corporate functions. We are also very proud of the fact that we are now an ‘Ontario Signature Experience’.
End your time with us with a visit our Interpretive Museum. Have a delicious meal in our themed on-site Restaurant and shop for a lovely souvenir in the Museum Gift Shop.
Support person accompanying a paying visitor with a disability are admitted FREE.
Purchase 1 Adult admission at Discovery Harbour or Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and receive 30% off 1 Adult admission to the other site!
Special events taking place at Sainte-Marie during 2016.
National Aboriginal Day – June 21, 2017
In recognition of National Aboriginal Day, Sainte-Marie will offer Indigenous singing, drumming and dancing. Indigenous displays and demonstrations include kid’s heritage crafts, waterway and lacrosse demonstrations, Indigenous crafters, and more.
Canada Day – July 1, 2017
Celebrate Canada’s birthday with fun children’s activities and giveaways!
Lacrosse: Celebrate the Game – June 24 – 25, 2017
Experience the traditions and skills of Canada’s national summer sport! Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and the Toronto Rock present the Bagattaway Lacrosse Festival June 24 and June 25, 2017 as part of the Ontario 150th Celebrations. The site will come alive with Canada’s Historic Game during the two day event. Visit the site of one of the first recorded accounts of the Indigenous game and try your hand at skills competitions, interactive Lacrosse displays and meet and greet with Toronto Rock players. Stay tuned for more information.
Franco-Ontarian Day – September 25, 2017
Celebrate French culture and heritage in Ontario with special displays and activities.
Thanksgiving Harvest Festival – October 7 – 8, 2017
Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is a fun family event, with lots of on-site activities and outstanding artisans and crafters.
First Light – 2017 Dates TBA
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and Francophone music, Aboriginal performances, and much more.
Wye Marsh is the place to escape, explore, and experience nature up close. Located in the Heart of Georgian Bay on 3,000 acres of National & Provincial Wildlife Area, your natural adventure begins at Wye Marsh. The Centre includes 25 km of hiking, biking and skiing trails, an amphibian and reptile display hall, canoeing and kayaking routes, an observation tower and boardwalks, birds of prey display and shows, educational programs and guided ecotours throughout the year. There are great opportunities for wildlife viewing and birding including seeing the magnificent trumpeter swan.
Encourage your kids to connect with nature with our kid friendly activities and events or just let them loose to hand feed a chickadee or go pond netting.
For more workshops and events please visit www.wyemarsh.com/upcoming-events
Since its inception in 1944, the WRS has been providing access and logistical support for University and government researchers from Ontario and across North America. The WRS is situated on Lake Sasajewun in Algonquin Provincial Park and operates as a non-for-profit organization.
The AWRS’s Tim Winegard in partnership with Tapley Nature Trail’s renowned naturalist, expedition guide and photographer Robin Tapley and Jamie Giardini have developed new programs to highlight wildlife research in Algonquin Park. Programs will focus on developing an understanding of wildlife life-history strategies (biology, ecology, and behaviour) and how this can benefit ones photographic, naturalist, or other outdoor pursuits.