Summer Vacations North of Toronto

Summer in Ontario’s resort country for families and couples offers up affordable close to home (staycation) vacations and road trip holidays north of Toronto. Many family vacation package choices are available as well as romantic couples road trip ideas. See Summer Long WeekendsCouple VacationsFamily Vacations


Summer Long Weekends

May 24 Long Weekend (Victoria Day) is the unofficial start to Ontario summer holiday fun.  Book now for your summer long weekend holiday dates for Canada DaySimcoe Day (Civic Long Weekend), and Labour Day.  Discover lakeside summer resort destinations in Ontario’s famous cottage country. Your vacation package may include golf , and water skiing, windsurfing, and wake boarding. Pick an Ontario Resort type for your next summer family resorts Ontario vacation. Ontario’s Cottage country  considered to be north, north east and north west of Toronto.

Couple Vacations

Romantic getaways for couples during the summer of 2014  are quite different today. Spas are now available in most resort destinations and offer a variety of spa treatments, and spa getaway packages. Full service spa resorts, resort-hotels, and country inns are now available where the natural healing of the Ontario out-of-doors, combines with an extensive range of spa treatments, from massages to hot rocks…..especially after a summer outdoor nature adventure.

Ontario Summer Travel Time

Ontario residents now have quick access via excellent highways to the many vacation and resort destinations north.  The major roads north, be it Highway 400, Highway 404, Highway 11, Highway 35, Airport Road, or Highway 6. The east-west toll Highway 407provides a quicker access time for trips into northern Ontario and cottage country.

Ontario Summer Vacations Associated with Health

Most Ontario travel vacations were originally taken for health reasons. The therapeutic healing and the search for natural environments with a break from city life, the search for silence, the sounds of water running over a waterfall, or lapping against a lake were well known 100 years ago. Ontario’s 250, 000 plus lakes make Ontario one of the Blue areas of the world when looking from a satellite. Much summer recreational activities have stayed the same, however many new summer activities make it fun for the entire family or for couples getaway vacations.

Family Vacations

Vacations can be about learning about our environment with eco-tourism and a nature adventure, a new sport or activity with the family. Visitors to Ontario can select packages with learning components such as learn to golf packages, learn to fish packages, learn to water-ski or wake board. There are guided hiking packages with experienced naturalists, learn to canoe lessons, canoeing package expeditions, kayaking packages, mountain bike packages, Hummer packages, ATV packages and fishing packages. And of course there are full family fun filled resort vacation packages and include everything from baby sitting services to supervised kids programs and beach activities. Families also love the cottage and camping experiences, that bring everyone closer to nature. There are a number of Cottage vacation or camping options available. Ontario is famous for the fresh water beach family summer fun getaway, for a day trip to Lake Simcoe, or Georgian Bay and one of the many Ontario beach locations throughout the resort destinations north of Toronto.

For additional summer vacation and holiday ideas see summer Romantic Getaways or Ontario Family Getaways.