Celebrating Canada and Orillia’s 150th!

Orillia and Canada, each born in 1867, will celebrate their 150th anniversary, together, this year. “We are having a year-long community celebration to mark the sesquicentennial of both Orillia and Canada,” said Jacqueline Soczka, the city’s manager of culture. “It’s important to take pause once in a while to look back through the ages to […]


MAPLE MASTERPIECES Orillia’s downtown will be awash in giant maple leaf-shaped sculptures this summer to celebrate the twin 150th birthdays of both the Sunshine City and Canada. The popular Streets Alive program, which annually animates the city’s main street with unique sculptures, will be bigger than ever in 2017 as 50 giant metal maple leaf-shaped […]

The Trent-Severn Waterway Opens All The Locks

The Trent-Severn Waterway is now completely open for the new 2017 navigation season! All locks are open from Trenton to Georgian Bay. Many businesses are located through and along the Trent-Severn Waterway area, such as Washago’s R Cottage restaurant. This is a great place located right in Washago and is a great place to stop for […]