MAPLE MASTERPIECES

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 […]

10 Amazing Paddle Routes in Ontario’s Lake Country

Paddle and Explore Lake Country In Ontario’s Lake Country we are blessed with some of the most beautiful and scenic waterways in Simcoe County, just one hour north of Toronto. The region is nestled within some of Ontario’s most picturesque waterfronts along Lake Couchiching, Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway. The best way to experience […]

Orillia Perch Festival – Catch Some Fun

There was something about that spot bathed in sunlight on the bank of the canal leading into Lake Simcoe. It wasn’t the quietest – in fact lots of giggling and squeals of excitement could be heard. Those fishing weren’t the most intense with the best and latest fishing gadgets – no, they were a pretty […]

150 YEAR-OLD TWINS!

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 […]

FLAVOURS OF LAKE COUNTRY

TASTE & EXPERIENCE THE CANADIAN FLAVOURS OF ONTARIO’S LAKE COUNTRY Ontario’s Lake Country, ON:  This popular and sought after event is back again this spring with delicious lunch and dinner options. It provides a great reason to get out and enjoy our local restaurants and taste the various menu items created by local chefs. Canadian […]

March Break Fun in Ontario’s Lake Country

Spend some time in Ontario’s Lake Country this March Break. spring is right around the corner but we still have snow and there is lots of activities available for everyone to enjoy. Bring the family and stay at one of our accommodating resorts and hotels. Located just one hour north of the GTA we are […]

Tap Into Maple

With snowshoes providing solid footing, Tom Shaw was traipsing through his Oro-Medonte Township acreage last week, drilling metal spigots into the 4,000 maple trees that will, in a matter of weeks, produce about 160,000 litres of sap – that magnificent watery liquid needed to create mouth-watering maple syrup. “We have been tapping trees in this […]

Family Winter Fun

Winter and fun are two words often used together in Ontario’s Lake Country. We feel truly blessed in this region offering such vast and diverse activities year-round. With Family Day Weekend quickly approaching, make Ontario’s Lake Country your go-to destination for your families. At an hour and a half drive North of Toronto it makes […]

Embrace Winter

Ontario’s Lake Country is basking in an old-fashioned Canadian winter. So, why not embrace the spirit of the season and get outside and enjoy Mother Nature’s bounty! In Ontario’s Lake Country, lots of snow translates into lots of opportunity to engage in quintessential Canadian activities such as snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling, skiing, ice-fishing, tobogganing … you […]