Ontario Art Gallery & Theatre Getaways

What is there to do and see in cottage country and areas north of Toronto and northern Ontario? Lots! It’s not the sound of crickets and early bedtimes if you don’t want it to be.

From professional stage shows and casinos to family fun performances and art galleries, there’s a lot going on to enrich your day trips and getaways all year long. Many locations in this region offer rich culture and history and boast incredible talent in all artistic mediums.

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Best Western Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre Orillia

The Sunshine Package
$197.39 per person double occupancy

Escape to Orillia, a quaint little town nestled between two Lakes Couchiching & Simcoe. Just one hour north of Toronto.

Sunshine City Theatre offers an exclusive Theatre Performance at the Orillia Opera House which includes dinner from the Sunshine menu at the Grape & Olive Wine & Martini Bistro (menu), an overnight stay and breakfast at the Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn and Conference Center or the Champlain Waterfront Hotel, lunch at the famous Mariposa Market, a boat cruise on the entertaining Island Princess, and a visit to the Orillia Museum.

The package is best enjoyed as a two day ‘sunshine getaway’. Begin your getaway with dinner, followed by theatre then retreat back to the hotel for a comforting overnight stay. The next day, enjoy lunch before you set out on a scenic afternoon cruise. Although technically; each element of the package can be enjoyed separately on any day that you wish. The package consists of tickets and vouchers for each of the establishments that you can redeem throughout the season.

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Footprints Resort

Beautiful Bancroft and area inspire artists to produce some of the most breathtaking art in the area! It has many art galleries and showrooms in town and around the area. Each fall, join a Studio Tour of local artisans displaying their talents in their own studios.

Bancroft Village Playhouse hosts many theatrical performances and live music concerts throughout the year. In July & August, there is a free music concert hosted by Mineral Capital Concerts at Millennium Park every Wednesday evening.

Why not book a room, villa or cabin at Footprints Resort as your home base while you tour the areas talented artisans and entertainers? Enjoy camping? Pitch a tent on our grounds, or set up your camper or RV for a budget-minded vacation. We’ll be happy to accommodate you!

Return after a successful day of browsing to cook up a delicious meal in our communal, self catering, fully equipped kitchen. Relax over a glass of your favorite beverage with other guests, or find your own secluded area to stare at the stars.

However you enjoy your vacation getaway, let Footprints Resort help set the mood!

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Address:

South Baptist Lake Road
Bancroft, ON  K0L 1C0

Telephone:

705-927-2443

www.FootprintsResort.com

info@footprintsresort.com

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King's Wharf Theatre

Nestled within Discovery Harbour on the shores of Georgian Bay in Penetanguishene, the King’s Wharf Theatre is flanked by majestic tall ships and the historic buildings of a 19th century British naval and military base. Only a 40-minute drive from Barrie and Orillia, the picturesque area offers myriad attractions to explore including such treasures as Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.

While in the area, explore the communities of Penetanguishene and Midland, which offer unique shops and dining establishments.

When visiting the King’s Wharf Theatre, skip the line at intermission and pre-order your refreshments upon arrival. They will be waiting for you at a pre-determined spot, ready for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to bring your toonie for our famous 50/50 draw!

2019 Season at King’s Wharf Theatre

Special Presentation:  American Icons – April 10

Jack & the Beanstalk: The Panto  June 5 – June 22
Glory June 26 to July 6
Beauty & The Beast July 11 to August 10
Shear Madness August 14 to August 31

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Bartlett Lodge logo with canoe and paddles

Take your next Algonquin Park Vacation to the next level by booking a special accommodation package at one of Algonquin Park’s finest resorts – Bartlett Lodge. We have a resort package to suit every guest and every interest. For a one of a kind family resort vacation, romantic couples escape or Algonquin Park wilderness adventure, our Algonquin Park lodge has the package for you. Bartlett Lodge is open from May until October and offers different packages throughout the season. Whether you choose a guided fishing package or a one of a kind Algonquin Park canopy tent experience, we will do our best to ensure that your stay with us will be one that you won’t soon forget.

TOM THOMSON DISCOVERY PACKAGE

Over 100 years ago in July of 1917, Canada’s most famous landscape artist died on Canoe Lake. This is an opportunity to travel by canoe to the sites where Thomson lived, painted and died on Canoe Lake. Our Lodge Naturalist will accompany you as you follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson, over 100 years after his passing.

This Package includes 2 tickets to the McMichael Canadian Collection to view their work by Tom Thomson OR 2 tickets to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa to view their collection of Thomson paintings. Includes all meals and accommodation and is available Sunday to Thursday. This Package must be booked at least two weeks in advance of your arrival. Alternate transportation may be arranged. Please contact the Lodge.

Available June, July & August.

 

 

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Eastern Georgian Bay Studio Tour

Eastern Georgian Bay Studio Tour (“EGB Studio Tour”) includes visual artists in the surrounding townships along the northeast shore of Georgian Bay.  This dynamic tour will represent Seguin Township, Parry Sound District and its surrounding townships… All the way up to Britt!

Come see the amazing works of our Visual Artists!  We have a vibrant community of eclectic artists who are eager to show you their work in their own personal studios.

While you venture out to enjoy the fall colours over the Thanksgiving long weekend, they will be throwing open their doors to welcome you!

Studio Tour Dates:

August 4-5, 2018 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

October 6-7, 2018 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

 

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Images Studio Tour

This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. Over thirty outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work over the 4 days at 19 different studios.

Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewellery and clothing makers – a wide selection with something for everyone. This self-guided Tour roams from Barrie through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shores to Orillia. Come for the day, come for the weekend!

October 5-8, 2018

 

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MacLaren Art Centre

Join Us This Summer!
Treat yourself or someone you love to art classes at the MacLaren. All of our art classes and camps are led by regional artists and we have options for all ages (children, youth, adults) and all levels of experience. We are excited to offer our new roster of classes for children and youth, including classes on oil painting, abstract art, drawing, clay sculpture, PA Day workshops, summer camps and more.

Summer Camps at the MacLaren  
The MacLaren offers up to twelve summer camps for children ages 6 to 13 years! Campers will have fun exploring a range of art media and innovative techniques in full-week camps throughout July and August. Create mixed-media artmaking, inspired by what you see and hear in Sound and Colour Camp or spend afternoons with regional artist Lois Green exploring drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture inspired the work of exhibiting artist Jaime Angelopoulos. Register today! Friends of the MacLaren receive a 10% discount on camp registration.

The Gallery Café at the MacLaren
The Gallery Café offers an appealing menu of wraps, paninis, salads, soups, quiches and more, made fresh daily with seasonal ingredients. Ask us about customizing your meal with substitutions or vegetarian options. Pair your selection with one of our certified fair trade and organic coffees, espressos or teas, or select from a variety of other specialty drinks. The Gallery Café is fully licensed and carries a selection of wine and premium and domestic beer. Ask us about our coffee loyalty card – buy 6 coffees and the 7th is on us!

The Gallery Shop
The Gallery Shop is proud to feature a stellar selection of handmade jewellery, fashion accessories, housewares, cards and more. With a roster of over 100 local and Canadian artisans, offering unique styles and price points, you’re sure to find the perfect match for the loved ones in your life. Friends of the MacLaren can enjoy 10% off their Gallery Shop purchases! Ask us about our gift registry and personal shopping opportunities.

Hours:

The Gallery and the Gallery Shop are open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Gallery Café is open Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Gallery, Gallery Shop and Gallery Café are open Wednesdays to 7:00 pm. Closed Statutory Holidays.

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Address:

37 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, ON  L4M 3M2

Telephone:

(705) 721-9696

maclarenart.com

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Midland Cultural Centre

The Midland Cultural Centre (MCC) is a self-sustaining, inspiring and exciting year-round facility for arts and culture in Huronia.

The MCC has an active calendar of programs and events for enthusiasts of art, culture, music and theatre. Drop in to see what’s going on or visit our website for the latest programs. Cafe Roxy is open for coffee and refreshments, light meals and snacks, wine and beer. The Atrium is available for small group meetings or a get together with family or friends.

Additionally, Rotary Hall, Cafe Roxy, the Atrium, Huronia Players Theatre and the Quest Art Galleries can provide the ideal location for your special event (wedding, celebration, conference, or business funcion). We have a state of the art sound system and an executive kitchen to suit all of your needs.

Please stop in and see us today!

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Address:

333 King Street
Midland, ON  L4R 3M7

Telephone:

(705) 527-4420

midlandculturalcentre.com

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