Follow Waterview Trail and learn how Bass Lake park, a farm for more than 100 years, was transformed to a recreational area. Just west of Orillia – close to historic Huronia – it is a popular spot for swimming, hiking, fishing and boating. Its fields and trails are good for skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Bass Lake offers canoe, kayak, paddle boats and stand up paddle board rentals.
The 118-year-old Bayview Wildwood Resort is one of the closest lakeside resorts to Toronto. Families have come for three generations to relax in spacious 1 to 5 bedroom cottages and enjoy children’s programs, safe sandy beaches, the convenience of an optional all-inclusive meal plan, indoor and outdoor pools, boating, tennis, hiking and more! Bayview Wildwood is not just for families. Couples enjoy romantic lakeview suites with fireplaces, superb dining, spa services, and the opportunity to pursue a variety of recreational pursuits. The resort is the ideal spot for family gatherings and reunions, intimate lakeside weddings and social group getaways. Value priced packages are available year round.
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Couchiching Inn offers 81 spacious well-appointed guest rooms, fireplace rooms and Jacuzzi suites, each featuring fridge, microwave and high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. Dining is available onsite at the Portage Italian Bistro which offers a wide variety of delicious meals for dinner. Other hotel amenities include a Casino Shuttle (small fee), Exercise Facility, Hot tub, Sauna and meeting facilities for up to 30 people.
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre – Orillia’s foremost meeting and resting place. We offer 83 large well appointed guest rooms each featuring a fridge, microwave, and high speed wireless Internet access. Guests can enjoy the Grape & Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, Grapevine Lounge, two dining patios, gazebo with landscaped courtyard, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness centre, and Casino Shuttle (small fee). From fine food, to weddings, conferences, meetings, banquets, parties and local attractions, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre along with its friendly and professional staff can accommodate your each and every need. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike.
This casual all-suite casino hotel is 1.5 km from the shores of Lake Simcoe and 11.2 km from Orillia. The classic suites have living areas, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. Most also have gas fireplaces, and some add whirlpool tubs. Upgraded suites add separate lounges, while 1 features a piano, a wet bar, a sauna and a 10-person dining table. Select suites include free breakfast in the club lounge. Amenities include an indoor saltwater pool, a sauna and a gym, plus a rooftop patio and a spa. There are also live concerts and events, a casino, and 8 dining options including a steakhouse and a buffet restaurant. Whether it’s a wedding, birthday celebration, retirement party, conference, business retreat, non-profit event or something else altogether, we offer nearly 16,000 square feet of event space to suit your event. Our Facilities are designed to anticipate your every need: 6,600 sq. foot Silvernightingale Ballroom, perfect for a banquet for 400 people or seating for 800 in a theatre-style presentation 2,900 sq. foot Anishnaabe Ballroom Three other meeting and conference rooms ranging in size from 640 sq. feet to 1,500 sq. feet To ensure that your event is a success, we also offer: […]
Castleview Inn, has 163 acres on its estate. Once a maple syrup farm is situated in Horseshoe Valley (between Barrie and Orillia) and minutes from the shores of Lake Simcoe. This newly renovated home blends new with old world charm which has been carefully crafted inside and out to captivate the beautiful surroundings of pastures and natural surroundings that is sure to tantalize your senses. All rooms have been uniquely decorated and provide exceptional comfort and beautiful views.
Great fun for the whole family year round. Don’t miss our Haunted Barn and Pumpkin Festival and our great Easter Egg Hunt. Book your birthday party during the summer months.
Everyone’s welcome at Coldwater’s entertainment centre offering 8 lanes of 5 pin bowling. We are a family-friendly facility and wheelchair accessible. Rent our facility for your private party or fundraising event. • Automatic Pin Setters and Pro Score Computerized Scoring • Cosmic Bowling • Bumper Lanes Available • LCBO Fully Licensed • Birthday Parties for all ages are our specialty • Anniversary Celebrations • Special Occasion Parties • Group and Corporate Functions • We have a bright, clean laundromat, too!
You can touch history at Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum including The Woodrow Homestead which sits on 6.5 acres of parkland. We promote, collect, and retain history of Coldwater and surrounding areas from 1830 to 1950. Admission is by Donation. We are open from May through to Labour Day, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Enjoy our Devon Teas every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 and wander our River Trail winding through Heritage Gardens along the Coldwater River. A Place for Discovery…A Place of Memories. Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum is now certified as cycle friendly!
Play 9 or 18 holes on our outstanding Parkland style course. Open to the public and memberships available.
Evergreen Golf Centre is a very popular 9 Hole Par 3 Golf Course, and has been a favourite to the locals and cottagers since 1964. Designed by well-known golf designer Bill Robinson, Evergreen is well maintained, and as the locals would say, “The best greens in the area!” Suitable for all levels of play, Evergreen is enjoyable for the beginner and senior, yet challenging for the experienced.
Hardwood Ski and Bike is a full service cross country ski and mountain bike center. The facility features award winning trails for every age and every level of ability. Hardwood has over 80 km of one way trails on 7 different loops along with a pump track, trails area and other fun features including an 9 hole disc golf course. In the winter Hardwood has 40 km of cross country ski trails and over 20 km of snowshoe trails. Also in the winter Hardwood allows fat tire or winter bikes on the trails during the week and has a small number of rentals available for guests. Ski, snowshoe and bike rentals are available plus the retail and service shops can help you with your cross country or mountain biking needs. Facilities include a great café, free parking, first-aid, free WiFi and other amenities. Hardwood offers ski/bike lessons and programs. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike. Another new activity that will be featured summer 2017 is the new ebike boards, these are 3-wheel electric scooters, another great way to experience the great trails at Hardwood! For more information on these great scooters, visit http://bit.ly/2sSZ3Qu!
The Highwayman Inn and Conference Centre boasts a friendly and casual atmosphere providing a true home away from home while offering each guest the convenience of a full-service facility. It is ideally located close to the city center of Orillia and tourist attractions. The hotel complex offers an indoor swimming pool, a sauna room, whirlpool as well as a tennis court. Complimentary services include Casino Rama shuttle bus transportation, high speed internet access, newspaper, local calls and outdoor parking. Located at the intersection of Highway #11 North and Highway #12 West in Orillia.
Horseshoe Resort is the place to go for outdoor attractions that are fun for the whole family all year round! In the summer months, you can help your kids develop new skills, and brave new heights through activities such as rock climbing, Euro bungy, biking, obstacle courses, mini putt, golf and so much more including the Adventure Park! In the winter months you can re-discover ski with our certified instructors, or enjoy a day snow shoeing through the Copeland Forest, or create everlasting memories on our tubing hills and so many more unique activities to enjoy. Horseshoe Resort has grown again, opening a man-made lake at the base of the ski hill. Lake Horseshoe is now officially open! The new lake brings swimming, a sandy beach and waterfront activities to the resort and so much to do during the summer months! This water supply will also provide more water for the snow making operations in the winter! Let Freestyle Ontario Water Ramp Camps take your skiing and riding to the next level! Grab you gear, your nicest pair of shorts, a bottle of sun block, and take part in the best off season training offering in Ontario! Water Ramp’s are one of […]
LEACOCK MUSEUM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – For over fifty years the Leacock Museum has been welcoming visitors to the Old Brewery Bay on the shores of Lake Couchiching. This stately, 19-room summer home represents Stephen Leacock’s lifetime love affair with Orillia, a town he immortalized as the mythical Mariposa in his quintessential best-seller Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Included in the nearly 10- acre site are Leacock House, the Boathouse, Leacock Cafe and the museum archives and administration building. The museum grounds feature gardens and trails ideal for a stroll, especially in their summer fullness or during fall colours. Open year round and available for rentals, meetings and special events.
Park with beach, accessible playground and picnic pavilions operated by Oro-Medonte Township. Picnic pavilion areas are available for rent for family reunions, parties and children’s picnics. Access to Lake Simcoe is available to snowmobiles during the winter months, when the lake is frozen and open for ice fishing.
Mother Fudruckers Farm, located just outside Orillia and established in 1993, has evolved into a one-stop shop for all horse-drawn needs. We’re an old fashioned family business creating fresh outdoor experiences for modern families all year round. During winter months, our majestic, black Percheron horses can draw 2-4 people on small intimate sleigh rides. Larger sleighs that can seat groups of 15 people can be taken through the 146 acres of snow-laden forest located on the farm. Sleigh rides are very popular for engagements, anniversaries and special family outings.
Our Captain and crew would like to invite you aboard our Island Princess for a sightseeing tour. We are located in the heart of Beautiful Lake Couchiching in Orillia, Ontario. We are one of the only Boat Company’s to offer free parking in the evenings. We offer a variety of cruises to best suit your needs and event size. We provide you superior service with our Cruise Directors, Chefs, and Service Staff on board your boat cruise every knot of the way. We offer a wide variety of services for group events from 20 to 200. The Island Princess is perfect for any business function being able to adapt from a conference space to a formal banquet hall atmosphere. Our vessel is equipped with full sound systems, microphone and fully licensed bar.
Stay fit! Bowl a bit! Open bowling, Glow in the Dark, leagues, tournaments and snack bar available. 18 lanes come out and enjoy the fun!
The Orillia Museum of Art & History is located in the historic 1894 Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building in the heart of downtown Orillia’s shopping and restaurant district. This unique art gallery and museum presents significant art & history exhibitions of both regional and national importance.
Rawley Resort is a boutique style Resort, all of the suites differ, each with a unique look, tasteful décor, comfortable furnishings and fine amenities to provide first class accommodations to ensure an unforgettable getaway. You can also enjoy a relaxing and restorative yoga session in the privacy of your own suite as an add on to any accommodation or package! Spa services are offered at Rawley Resort at “Radiant Reflections” for that little bit of added pampering! Our services range from facials, massages and body wraps, to manicures and pedicures. Located in Port Severn at Lock 45 with docking available, a great stop along the Trent Severn Waterway, beautiful waterfront views overlooking Little Lake. Certified “Cycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike.
A fantastic 19 hole miniature golf set amid beautifully landscaped gardens. Fun for the whole family, course is lit for night time play. Great option for groups and birthday parties. Only a short drive from Downtown Orillia. Enjoy burger, french fries and ice cream.
Orillia and District Agricultural Society’s Roller Skating Place is the only existing roller rink north of Toronto! • 15,675 sq feet of exhibition space / roller skating floor • Capacity 1,000 persons •Public and private skating hours available (large group rentals available) •Adult and children sized roller skates offered •Party room for birthdays
Settlers’ Ghost Golf Club is a beautifully maintained 18-hole public course. Multiple tee decks will provide a testing experience for all levels of play. After a round of golf, test your tastebuds with urban cuisine in our restaurant. Our restaurant is also open during the winter months for lunch and dinner and a patio is available in summer months.
Fun for the entire family! One Km track and 1/4 km track for kiddie go karts. Mini golf. Room to seat up to 36 for a birthday party or staff party. Great package deals, gift certificates available. Kids 3-8 ride free with adult. Awarded #1 in Ontario.
A 27 hole golf club with 3 unique full size nines for a new challenge every time. Shanty Bay offers a practice area, putting greens, pro shop and restaurant with licensed lounge and patio. Shanty Bay challenges golfers of all levels and will have you coming back for more! Located between Orillia & Barrie.
We are a combination of two seasonal businesses at Shaws. Our Maple Syrup business has been in operation since 1904 and we are still tapping some of the same trees that we made syrup from over 100 years ago. Our catering service specializes in tasty food for outdoor parties. We grill with maple charcoal at your location and look after all your guest’s needs. Shaws Maple Syrup is a generational Maple Sugarbush/Pancake House open daily Mid February to Mid April 8-4 pm with horse-drawn weekend wagon rides and marked walking trails throughout the sugar bush.
The Simcoe County Museum was created in 1928 by Women’s Institute members Mrs. C.P. Stocking and Mrs. R.A. Sutherland. The collection was first displayed at the Barrie Public Library, then the Barrie Registry Office. In the 1950s, the County of Simcoe took responsibility for the collection, and the first wing of the Museum was opened on Highway 26 (at the current location) in 1962. Over the years, the museum has grown significantly, and now is composed of a five gallery facility with sixteen outdoor heritage and display buildings. At the Simcoe County Museum, we believe that our visitors should be able to experience history first hand in a museum that is engaging and exciting. Come to the Museum and discover the stories behind our collection of over 30,000 artifacts!
About a 1 ½ hours north of Toronto is one of Canada’s favorite hotels. With luxurious accommodation and gracious hospitality this hotel has won the hearts and minds of tourists and locals as Orillia’s best accommodations. Whether you want a quiet and relaxing stay or a fun-filled retreat, Stone Gate Inn will not disappoint! – Casino Rama Shuttle Packages – Stay & Play Golf Getaway Packages – Live Theatre & Dining Escapes – Intimate Wedding Packages – Perfect Girls Getaway Retreat. It’s no wonder why Stone Gate Inn is Orillia’s #1 rated hotel. Don’t miss us in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country! Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike.
Sunrise Yoga Studio is located in the heart of Cottage Country, on beautiful Lake Couchiching in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. The peaceful setting offers a quiet environment ideal for yoga practice and meditation. Throughout the warmer Canadian months, classes are held outdoors by the water for a truly zen experience with nature. Now offering a variety of weekly Stand Up Paddle (SUP) classes on Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe. Book your private group SUP event and get on board this summer. We bring the boards right to your cottage!
Swift Georgian Bay is Ontario’s premier kayak & canoe shop. Situated at the entrance to Georgian Bay, this Swift outlet offers full outfitting, sales, rentals and all the gear you need to get out paddling including kayaks, canoes, and SUP. There is on site test paddling, as well as classes, group rates, lessons and various opportunities available. If you are just learning to paddle Swift is a great place to start. The Swift can provide you with guidance on where to go paddling in and around Ontario’s Lake Country. They are located right on Matchedash Bay which is connected to Georgian Bay and the Coldwater River which give plenty of opportunity for paddling right outside their store. For more information on paddling routes in the area visit www.PaddleLakeCountry.com
In the very heart of Orillia sits a fairy-tale building, and inside that building, legends are born. Since 1895, the city has dreamed, laughed, wept and fought inside the Orillia Opera House. Many of the city’s defining moments have taken place under its landmark twin spires. The 700 seat auditorium was a movie house from the 20’s until the late 50’s. It was a favourite place on a Saturday for a kid to spend an afternoon for a quarter. Known for its fine acoustics has featured such artists as the Marx Brothers, Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, k.d. lang, Mickey Rooney, Dan Hill, Liona Boyd, Blue Rodeo, George Canyon, Paul Brandt, Ron James, Manteca, Lighthouse, The Stampeders and our own hometown boy, Gordon Lightfoot, which had the main auditorium named in his honour in 1997. As well as, many would-be greats such as school bands and local theatre groups. The Orillia Opera House is well known for their summer theatre programs. Make sure to check out the events listing on our website or visit the Opera House Website for information on these programs.
Founded in 1906, the Washago Community Centre has been a community meeting place for over 100 years. In 1956 a foundation was dug to accommodate the building of a new hall. This building lasted until 2007 at which time the old building was demolished to make way for a new existing structure that opened its doors at that time. Over the years family names such as Hepinstall, Agnew, Ellis, Carson and Brooks have been vitally involved in the maintenance and day-to-day running of the centre. Today, the Washago Community centre is pleased to be as involved, if not more so than at any other time in its history.
Wye Marsh is the place to escape, explore, and experience nature up close. Located in the Heart of Georgian Bay on 3,000 acres of National & Provincial Wildlife Area, your natural adventure begins at Wye Marsh. The Centre includes 25 km of hiking, biking and skiing trails, an amphibian and reptile display hall, canoeing and kayaking routes, an observation tower and boardwalks, birds of prey display and shows, educational programs and guided ecotours throughout the year. There are great opportunities for wildlife viewing and birding, including seeing the magnificent trumpeter swan. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike. Wye Marsh is approximately 30 minutes from Orillia. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WyeMarshTV
YMCA Geneva Park is more than dining and accommodation. Our conference venue offers a modular approach to meetings and conferences that allows you to choose from a variety of offerings to create the perfect package. From facilitation and keynote speeches to experiential learning and strategic planning, our conference centre has everything you need to make your event a success. The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is excited to be able to offer Outdoor Experiential Education Programs at YMCA Geneva Park for school groups, youth groups and families. YMCA Geneva Park is also home to a summer day and overnight camp. Come and enjoy the outdoors in this waterfront facility along the shores of Lake Couchiching.