The Civic Holiday Monday is August 5, 2019. Areas north of Toronto including Ontario Cottage Country and northern Ontario are the best place to find spots to cool down, relax and enjoy the long weekend!
You can find a number of Long Weekend Getaways packages on: August Getaway. For couples, families or groups looking for summer vacations in Cottage Country in the best spots of Ontario.
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe
Midland Cultural Centre, Midland
Take in a show over the Civic long weekend.
Beauty and the Beast
King’s Wharf Theatre, Penetanguishene
July 11 – August 10, 2019
Grab your poodle skirt, pull on your bobby socks, and get ready for fun with a rock ‘n’ roll musical celebration featuring classic hits of the Baby Boomer era!
Music in the Park
Little Lake Park, Midland
Enjoy free live music every Sunday night on the hill by Rotary stage in gorgeous Little Lake Park. It’s the perfect way to cap off the weekend in the Heart of Georgian Bay.
Uncover our wetland & woodlands this summer through guided canoe, kayak and walking tours, family programming, fun events and informative workshops! Fun and informative activities are offered daily!
Georgian Bay Cruise
Take a sightseeing cruise aboard the Miss Midland and experience the sparkling water, the windswept pines and rocky grandeur of Muskoka-Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands – the finest cruising area in the northern hemisphere.
Downtown Shops & Docks
Check out the shops and docks in beautiful Midland! Walk about and strolling fun for kids – check out one of the largest outdoor mural collections in North America.
Huronia Museum is a fun place for taking the kids and is located in Little Lake Park, directly across from the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre. Fun exhibits for the whole family and be sure to check their website for specials events and activities.
Port McNicoll | Open Daily
Take a step back in time by touring the S.S. Keewatin, a 110 year old Edwardian-era passenger steamship.
Hardwood Ski and Bike
Hardwood Ski & Bike offers over 80 km of mountain bike trails which rate as “Fun”, “Gnarly”, “Serious”, “Radical”,”Crank’d”, “Sprockids” and a double track trail “Nice n Easy”, a favourite for all ages. Disc Golf is perfect for families and non-bikers to experience the best trail facility in Central Ontario. Children under 12 play free with a paying adult.
Summer Activities at Horseshoe
Horseshoe Resort, Barrie
There’s something for everyone at Horseshoe Resort. Experience one or many of our incredible summer adventures!
Mosaic World Music
Blue Mountain Village
August 3-5, 2019
A weekend of music inspired by world cultures. Featuring CBC Music favourite Alysha Brilla, the Neema dancers from Uganda, Latin sounds and much more. Hiking, scavenger hunts, groove dancing and free family activities, plus FIREWORKS!
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Venture over Southern Ontario’s longest 420ft. Suspension Footbridge which offers spectacular views of Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside. Hitch a ride on Rocky the train, and enjoy the additional features such as: children’s adventure playground, pan for gemstones, mini golf, trout pond, picnic areas, snack bar and gift shop.
Rounds Ranch is the place for families to have a country and western experience with over 18 attractions. Enjoy the large corn & straw mazes, petting zoo, pony rides, water maze, barrel train, shooting gallery, duck races, pedal cart race track, western playground, zip lines, giant jumping pillows, tractor rides, swinging tire horses, bouncy ponies.
Civic Long Weekend Family Fun Pass
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston
Treat the kids this August Long Weekend to our Family Fun Pass available from Friday August 3 to Monday August 6! Your pass includes swimming, 100ft waterslide and 4 mini-golf passes for only $55.95 +tax for up to 4. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions available.
Horseshoe Resort, Barrie
There is a world of Adventure waiting for you at Horseshoe Resort in our 600 acre playground! Bring your family for an adrenaline filled getaway.
Treetop Trekking Barrie is Ontario’s original aerial game and zip line park. Located at Horseshoe Valley Resort, come spend an adventure filled day climbing and zipping from tree to tree in the setting of a full service year round resort.
MacLaren Art Centre
The MacLaren offers a warm, welcoming environment. The Gallery is open to the public seven days week, excluding statutory holidays. Admission is by voluntary donation. The building is wheelchair accessible. Adjacent parking is available. The facility also accommodates meetings, information sessions, corporate receptions and social events, such as weddings, memorial services and birthday parties.
Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley
Our gardens, hiking trails, Food Hub, educational displays and local business partners (including a craft brewery) are all located on site in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands, Ontario overlooking Grass Lake.
Yours Outdoors Authentic Experiences
Explore the beautiful Haliburton Highlands with one of their unique experiences, from glass blowing workshops to paddling and rock climbing adventures.
Park Concerts, Farmers Markets
Across the valley, the community vibe is all about music, food, art and people.
Algonquin Park, Almaguin Highlands, Muskoka and Parry Sound
The “Muskoka Experience” always includes a cruise on the big 3 Muskoka Lakes, with their rugged & beautiful Canadian Shield vistas & gorgeous cottages. Enjoy live commentary including history & local lore. Departing from Port Carling – 7 days a week – June to October. Sunset, dinner & private/bridal cruises too!
Santa’s Village & Family Campground
3 Great Parks & 1 Great Campground. All On-Site at Santa’s Village Family Entertainment Park. This unique 60-acre attraction nestles in a bend of the Muskoka River. Tour the village by miniature train or cruise the Muskoka River on Santa’s Summer Sleigh Jet Boat. You can try Rudolph’s Roller Coaster, the Ferris Wheel, and other amusement rides! Visit Santas Claus and then play at Elves Island or at our beach and splash-pad. You can also enjoy live Amphitheatre shows with clowns, magicians and roving entertainers! Santa’s Village is like Christmas in the summer! The older kids will enjoy Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Mini-Golf, Batting Cages and the Arcade!
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
Take part in a Signature Canadian Experience as you follow cranberries on a guided journey from peat bog to delicious wine!
Treetop Trekking Huntsville is the most exciting adventure activity in Muskoka! Located in a beautiful setting at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, thrill yourself in our huge aerial game and zipline park.
Muskoka Comic Con
August 3, 2019
The show will have exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, live wrestling, magazines, toys, gaming, video games, movies, records, wrestling, , television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more.
Take in a round of golf this Civic long weekend.
Civic Holiday Fireworks at Muskoka Wharf
Muskoka Wharf is the backdrop of this family favourite! Come by car, bike, boat, or on foot and see the show! Fireworks display takes place at dusk.
Midnight Madness Street Festival
Don’t miss this night full of fun and excitement and bargains galore! Live music, great shopping and family fun at Memorial Park Kids Zone – $5 per child all night. Musical Entertainment.
More August Vacation Ideas and Activities
The August Long Weekend is also the last month of the summer vacation in Ontario. Make the most out of August in Resort destinations north of Toronto with an August getaway package for families or a romantic getaway package for couples. Find more Ontario August events and festivals north of Toronto.