Cottage Rentals & Camping to Canada’s Capital
The beauty of vacations in Ontario is best experienced in the ‘Cottage Country’ and resort destinations north of Toronto GTA. Cottage country holidays, rentals and weekend getaways are a Canadian tradition throughout the year.
Where is cottage country?
Cottage country for many Ontario residents starts around Barrie and Lake Simcoe. However when heading north, north east or north west from Toronto, you are heading into cottage country. Cottage-resorts, cottages and cabins, and private cottage rentals are the primary modes of accommodation and outdoor recreation for many family and couples lakeside vacation experiences.
Cottage Country Living
Cottages and Ontario outdoors provides all of the ingredients outside of major cities to create an environment for cottage country living. This is a “state of mind”, and often a “dream” for many Canadians. Every weekend is an escape from city life and work stress. The simple beauty of a lake view, or birdsong in the morning, a hike or canoe paddle is all it takes to refresh for the week ahead. The cottage is a place forever etched in family memories and experiences.
Camping & RV Resorts
Many cottage resorts also provide camping and RV sites for a more authentic Canadian outdoors experience. Ontario parks both Provincial and National offer camping and RV sites and are attractions for day trip visits when travelling north of Toronto.
Canada’s Capital Ottawa
Canada’s Capital Region is famous for its museums and the National Capital Commission and Christmas Lights Across Canada Festival and the many trails, parks and canals that make the Ottawa area one of the cleanest capital cities in the world.
Civic Holiday Long Weekend-August
Canada Day is July 1.
Canada Day Weekend Getaway Packages | Celebrations | Events | Activities
Members on the 400ELEVEN website staring with the letter C are as follows:
- Camp Missanabie / Northern Walleye Lodge – Missanabie
- Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley – Oro-Medonte
- Casino Rama – Rama
- Cedar Grove Lodge – Huntsville
- Cedars of Lake Eugenia Cottage Resort – Flesherton
- Chippawa Cottage Resort – Township of Madawaska Valley
- Christie’s Mill Inn & Spa – Port Severn
- Clarion Resort Pinewood Park – North Bay
- Clear Lake Village Resort – Torrance
- Club Intrawest, Blue Mountain By-Owner Timeshares – Collingwood
- Colonial Bay Cottages – Huntsville
- Comfort Inn Orillia – Orillia
- Comfort Inn‑Barrie (Hart Drive) – Barrie
- Couples Resort – Whitney
- Cranberry Resort – Collingwood
Cottage Country Lakes and Rivers
Cache Lake – Algonquin Area
Callander Bay – Callander
Carson Lake – Barry’s Bay
Chapleau Lake – Chapleau
Chebogan Lake – Crystal Falls
Clear Lake Algonquin Area, Torrance, Huntsville area (Emsdale)
Cooper Lake – Dwight
Lake Couchiching – Orillia
More notable C activities and places to see and visit in Ontario’s 411-travel list.
Christmas Vacation and Holiday Season
Christmas Vacation Package Getaways around cracking fireplaces north of Toronto. Holiday season getaways wit Santa Claus Parades start the Christmas festival season. Festivals of Lights and Christmas tree lighting ceremonies highlight the late fall colours north of Toronto. Cookstown Ontario in Simcoe County near Barrie has one of the earliest Christmas lighting festivals with Santa Claus parades, window displays, tree lighting and Christmas shopping fun.
Go to Ontario Travel Directory “D” listings D: Dwight to Discovery Harbour