November 2021

Ontario Staycation Tax Credit & How To Use It

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How to make the most out of the new Ontario staycation tax credit

Ontario’s government recently offered a nice holiday gift to residents of the province, though it comes with a few very simple conditions.

Using terminology that more normally fits inside a twitter hashtag, the province of Ontario released a fiscal statement that highlights what tax authorities have dubbed the “Ontario Staycation Tax Credit“. This is a temporary measure by the provincial government that’s designed to promote tourism inside Ontario and thus alleviate the effects of the COVID pandemic while encouraging low-travel tourism.

According to the conditions of the credit, Ontario residents may get a refund of 20% of their spending on accommodations and other provincial travel-related expenses. This will apply for vacations that they embark on between January 1st and December 31, 2022.

The amounts that are allowed reach $1000 for a single individual and up to $2000 for a family. The refundable credit on these travel expenses can be requested by Ontarians when they file their 2022 personal income tax returns. As mentioned, the total refund quantity is no more than 20%, which translates to $200 refunded on individual maximum tax-exempted spending of $1000 and $400 on spending for a family amounting to $2000.

The deeper details of the Staycation credit have their fine print and exemptions but in general terms, they consist of the above, proof of expenditures and filing your income taxes. As for covered vacation expenses, they apply specifically for accommodations of less than a month in establishments such as hotels, motels, lodges, bed-and-breakfasts, vacation rental cottages, campgrounds and of course, motels too.

Why You Should Take Advantage of the Ontario Staycation Credit

If you’re a tax-registered resident of the province, it’s a great idea to take advantage of this new credit for any of your vacation needs throughout 2022. A visit to Ontario’s numerous hiking getaways and urban attractions is already something with plenty of lovely possibilities to take in.

Now being able to treat yourself or your family to such a vacation with the promise of at least $200 in expenses being given back to you eventually only makes things better.

The idea of $200 to $400 being given back to you as a tax refund only after a year or more has gone by may seem like a bit of a distant promise, but when that refund time does roll around, the extra cash will without a doubt be very useful for some random future expense.

How to Receive the Ontario Staycation Credit

Ontario is absolutely brimming with vacation getaways for both nature lovers and people looking for the best in urban sophistication. A trip to vast, cosmopolitan Toronto can result in a whole night’s stay at a fine hotel being given back to you through the Staycation refund you’ll eventually receive.

It’s also an opportunity for troy wonderful romantic getaways to the city’s numerous bars, restaurants, cultural events and other unique sights. Or you could visit the absolute spectacle of raw natural energy that is Niagara Falls, either in winter, fall or summer, or whenever you like in 2022. As far as family getaways go, Niagara is unbeatable.

Whatever your vacation ideas might be, Ontario’s government has made the credit as easy to use as possible. Even people who owe no personal income taxes for 2022 may file for the Staycation Tax Credit.

In addition to this, you are eligible if you fulfill the following obligations:

  • Your stay is at an eligible place of accommodation, including: hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, bed-and-breakfasts, cottages, campgrounds and vacation rental homes.
  • Your stay is of less than a month’s duration –
  • Your vacation was undertaken between January 1st and December 31st, 2022.
  • You made the trip for leisure reasons and not for work or business.
  • Your trip was paid for by whoever is filing the taxes in Ontario with receipts as proof of expense. Eligible partners, children and spouses can also pay for and file taxes for a trip.
  • Your vacation accommodation expense was not later reimbursed to you by family, friends or employers.
  • Your trip is subject to GST and HST taxes that should be part of the receipt

We can’t understate the sheer number of vacation possibilities that Ontario presents for taking advantage of this nice little tax windfall. If you’d like to enjoy your own $200 to $400 refund, take a look at the range of sights and attractions throughout Ontario that are just waiting to be explored.

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Ontario Travel Black Friday Deals

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You don’t have to board a plane to take advantage of Black Friday travel deals. You can still save and stay right here in beautiful Ontario.

Check out these 2021 Black Friday offers and deals and start planning a fun adventure.

Hockley Valley Resort
Mono

Save on spa services, private ski lessons, wine club membership and golf passes. 

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Bayview Wildwood Resort
Severn Bridge

Bayview Wildwood Resort is pleased to extend a 15% discount for a minimum two night all inclusive stay December 17-24.  Getaway includes accommodations, meals, resort amenities and entertainment.  Guests can reserve November 24-30 to secure the savings.

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Fairmont Royal York & Fairmonth Château Laurier
Toronto & Ottawa

Make your travel dreams a reality and take advantage of our Black Friday rates! With 30% off, plus an additional 10% off for members of ALL – Accor Live Limitless, it’s easy to find the perfect spot to unwind—near or far—at unforgettable destinations throughout North & Central America. Be sure to book this limited time offer by November 29, 2021 for stays until March 31, 2022.

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Treetop Treeking Sale
Various Locations

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Cross all those names off your holiday shopping list, and save big on gift cards valid at all 6 Ontario Treetop Trekking locations. SAVE BIG ON ADVENTURES FOR ALL AGES! Until November 28th Save 40% off Gift Cards.

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Best Places To Ice Skate Outdoors in Ontario

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Ice skating outdoors in fresh winter air is one of the most popular Canadian past times. But believe it or not, ice skating did not start in Canada.

Ice Skating is believed to have actually started in Scandinavia more than 2000 years ago, and not for fun, but as a means of transportation. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia the word ‘skate’ likely comes from the German word ‘shake’ meaning shank. The first skate ‘blades’ were not made of metal, but of animal shank bone.  The history of skates in Canada can be traced back to the French in the 1600’s and even the Iroquois before that.

From the Canadian Encyclopedia article:

“In Canada, according to legends, the Iroquois used to skate, tying animal shinbones to their footwear with leather thongs; and in Acadia, French explorers were skating as early as 1604. Skating as a sport was introduced into Canada by British garrison officers in the 1840s, and quickly gained a strong following. It was thought especially appropriate for girls and women, and thus became an important social pastime”.

Ontario’s Top Skate Trails for All Levels

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Today you can find ice surfaces all over from commercial setups to backyard DIY’s. People love to skate and play hockey, do figure skating, race or just plain hold hands and glide. Skating is definitely a beloved activity for people of all ages.

From the more modern days of shinny on the pond to the newest craze of skating trails, Canadians, and more specifically those in Ontario, have always been on the quest for the best ice to drop their skates on.  

In Ontario there is no shortage of outdoor places to lace up your skates, from frozen lakes, ponds and trails. Many municipalities also have indoor ice surfaces and public skate times if the outdoor weather is truly not cooperative.

Unique & Cool Skating Locations That Are Outside

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What is most exciting is that these surfaces are so neat – you can skate on historic sites, through parks, on mountain tops and the most unique – on a cranberry bog! Do not forget to bring your camera. These are memories in the making and the scenery is perfect for social media friendly snaps! That being said, remember to be safe and aware of yourself and other skaters. Don’t get in the way of other skaters, it could get dangerous.

Here are some favourite spots to carve and glide in Ontario.

Blue Mountain Village
At the steps to The Westin Trillium House and in the heart of the Village you’ll find the area’s largest free outdoor rink  – five acres of skating on the Mill Pond at the base of Blue Mountain. Skate rentals are available at the Skating Hut at the south end of the Mill Pond.

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Muskoka
Is there anything more Canadian than gliding across an outdoor rink? Whether you are going for a skate with the family, or watching the kids play a pick-up game of pond hockey well after the sun sets, outdoor rinks are a right of passage for Canadians of all ages. There are a number of outdoor rinks across Muskoka that are available for public use, and are maintained throughout the winter (weather dependent).

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Ottawa Valley
What could be more exhilarating than taking the family out into the cool, crisp air, slapping on a pair of skates and gliding the day away on one of our well-maintained municipal rinks. Our skating season is generally from December through to March (weather inclement).

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Ottawa Rideau Canal Skateway
A highlight of winter in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal Skateway. With a length of 7.8 kilometres, the Rideau Canal Skateway is also the world’s largest skating rink. Come and enjoy this scenic skating rink which begins in the heart of downtown and extends to Dows Lake. In between, warm up at rest areas, where there are toasty fires, hot drinks and tasty snacks.

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Toronto Harbourfront Centre Rink
Nestled along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, Harbourfront Centre’s rink is one of Toronto most scenic spaces. Its stunning and unique location is for visitors and tourists alike to enjoy our upcoming skating programs.

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Where To Do Skating Trails in Ontario

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Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery Ice Trail

Skating trails are growing in popularity and for good reason.  Who doesn’t want to skate hand in hand with their loved ones? Check out these fun Ontario skating trails, they might be near you or a little bit of a drive.

Muskoka has rapidly become the hub of skating trails in Ontario, offering several places to experience a twist to one of Canada’s most iconic winter experiences.

Deerhurst Resort An onsite waterfront skating trail! Lace up and hit their 250-metre trail this winter.

The Cranberry Ice Trail, Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
Skate a 1.2 km loop around 12 acres of cranberries! This narrow designed skating trail really creates an intimate feel, perfect for hand holding with your special someone, or locking arms with your girlfriends.

Ice skating trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park, Muskoka
The 1.3 km Ice Skating trail winds through the thick Muskoka forest and is a winter experience like no other.

Memorial Park Winter Village, Bracebridge Muskoka
An ice skating rink that wraps around the park and carves in and out of Bracebridge landmarks, the Winter Village brings its own exciting take on a skating trail.

Lake Muskoka Ice Trail, Gravenhurst Muskoka
Muskoka Wharf Marine has cleared a huge trail on Muskoka Bay in Gravenhurst down at the Muskoka Wharf. The Marina is charging a flat fee of $5 per person (kids 7 and under are free), and the trail is open from 9am to 4:30pm for skating. There are no rentals on site, so bring your own skates.

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Other notable and picturesque Ontario places have some pretty cool ice skating trails too!

Woodview Mountain Top Skate Trail, Blue Mountain Resort
Sharpen your skates and cruise on our 1.1km ice skating loop while enjoying extraordinary views along the Niagara Escarpment. Ice skate rentals are available and all skill levels are welcome. After you skate, relax with a hot chocolate while enjoying the beauty of Blue Mountain.

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The Township of Laurentian Valley Skating Trail, Ottawa Valley
The Township of Laurentian Valley has established a free to use 1.5 km Skating Trail through a scenic wooded area.  The Township has several pairs of children’s skates which can be signed out at no cost at the Municipal Office through our lending hub program. 

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Resort Skating

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Ice Skating on the Lake at Bayview Wildwood Resort

Bring your skates (or rent or borrow) on your next family or romantic getaway to these fine resorts and destinations in snowy Ontario.

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5 Best Holiday Markets in Ontario

Be Merry and Bright With These 5 Best Holiday Markets in Ontario

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Bright festival lights, Christmas music, and hot poutine. We’re ringing in the holidays with the annual holiday tradition: Christmas markets.

If you’re looking for the best holiday markets to visit this holiday season, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of five of the best holiday markets throughout Ontario that combines food, crafts, lights, music, and most importantly, a strong festive holiday spirit!

Grab your favorite pair of gloves and get ready to hit these Ontario Christmas markets!

1. Merry Market

Located in London, Ontario, this Merry Market is the festive holiday experience you need to ring the season in. They have both an indoor and outdoor market for you and your family to explore, take selfies at, and have fun!

For only $5 (free for those under 12), you have access to a weekend pass into this Ontario holiday market. Merry Market is open from Thursday to Sunday every week starting on the weekend of December 2nd, 2021, and concluding on the weekend of December 16th, 2021. 

Check out their website for more details.

2. Ottawa Christmas Market

Located right outside Lansdowne Park in the Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza, this holiday market runs from November 26 to December 22, 2021.

This Christmas market features over 35 local vendors of finger-licking seasonal foods and unique holiday gifts, but that’s not all. They’ve also scheduled a complete program of holiday and seasonal entertainment events including skate nights, family decoration, live music, and more.

Be sure to catch their tree lighting event on November 26th, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm! For more details, check out their website

3. The Distillery Winter Village

This holiday market at the Distillery Historic District is a must-see if you’re in the Toronto area. Restaurants, cafes, and holiday gift vendors line this outdoor shopping area, surrounded by Christmas lights and Christmas tunes.

This holiday market in Ontario is open from November 18 to December 31, 2021, seven days a week beginning at 10 am. You must purchase a ticket in advance if you plan to visit on the weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) after 4 pm.

Check out their website for more details!

4. XMUS Festival

Have you done your holiday shopping yet? If not, don’t worry. You will find a handful of local and non-local artisan crafts here at Huntsville’s XMUS Festival. You are bound to find the perfect holiday gift.

Save the date!

This Ontario holiday market takes place on December 4th, 2021 at Huntsville Legion from 12:00 pm to 8 pm. There’s a $5 entrance fee and all proceeds go towards supporting local food banks.

Find more information on this holiday market here.

5. Uxbridge Farmer’s Christmas Market

If you’re reading this article before the end of November, you can still catch Uxbridge Farmer’s Christmas Market before they close shop. This award-winning market channels the festive holiday spirit each Sunday in November, hosting:

  • craft fairs
  • artisan shows
  • holiday live entertainment

Make sure you check them out if you can! Follow their website for more details.

Yule Love These Christmas Markets Too

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Abbey Gardens Holiday Night Market
December 4, 2021

Holiday Night Market will be the ultimate gift shopping experience. The market will feature local artisans and handmade gifts, delicious treats, festive drinks on our Holiday Spirits patio, carolers, and more! Admission to the Night Market is by donation at the door. Due to capacity limits to ensure safe distancing during COVID-19 restrictions Purchasing tickets in advance will help limit wait times.  Reserve your tickets online at this link.

Holiday Markets in Oro-Medonte
Various dates

Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with a visit to special events at Quayle’s Brewery, Valley Croft, Ayers Tree Farm. Enjoy shopping for artisanal gift items, tasting delicious food and drink, taking in live entertainment and festive decorations.

Holiday Shopping & Holiday Magic at Blue
November 19th, 2021 – January 2nd, 2022.

The Village is wrapped up in garlands and bows and illuminated with the sights and sounds of the holidays. Stroll the 1km Light Trail and enjoy enchanting moments around every corner while you shop, dine and celebrate the magic of the season.

Ring the Season in At These Holiday Markets 

Do you feel the Christmas spirit in the air yet? Well, you’ll most certainly feel it walking through these Ontario holiday markets! Bring your loved ones or come alone and meet some new friends! It’s a merry season here in Ontario.

For more fun ideas of things to do in Ontario this holiday season, check out more from our blog! We’ve got you covered with the latest news and events happening in Ontario.

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Grand Opening HydroSpa Muskoka And Crystal Head Vodka Icebar

Grand Opening Friday December 10th, 2021 – The HydroSpa Muskoka Wellness by Water and Crystal Head Vodka Icebar experience at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa.

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Recognized as one of Ontario’s ultra-premier Hotel Resorts, the J.W. Marriott The Rosseau is currently under extensive Spa renovations, multi-month transformation, and the experience begins with the introduction of a new name. The Grand Opening for HydroSpa Muskoka Wellness By Water and Crystal Head Vodka Icebar is Friday December 10th, 2021.

Renovation projects have touched all corners of the 13,000 square foot HydroSpa facility. Renovations are highlighted by the new Crystal Head Vodka Icebar experience partnership which will also launch December 10th.

We are honoured to partner with CO-FOUNDER, Dan Aykroyd on the CRYSTAL HEAD ICEBAR Experience. Prepare to be entertained in a -15°C ICEBAR. Guests will experience flights of all three Crystal Head Vodka expressions: Original made from Canadian corn, Aurora from English wheat, and Onyx crafted from premium Blue Weber agave. Don’t forget the finale, experience a special Northern Lights show.

With its unique biophilic design, the HydroSpa Muskoka Wellness by Water will accent and connect to the Muskoka’s natural beauty, helping guests return to vitality and life, connecting to nature through an absolutely unique and distinctive guest experience. HydroSpa Wellness by Water, Muskoka uses the ancient practice of hot and cold water therapy through therapeutic pools, Men’s and ladies saunas and eucalyptus steam rooms and outdoor CO-ED wood burning cedar sauna, made locally and operating all year long. Alternating between hot and cold temperatures have many physical and psychological benefits.

Guests can purchase HydroSpa Day passes and may enjoy the new Relaxation Circuit and Reinvigoration Circuit Components that includes Oxygen Bar, Oxygen Facials, Massage Chairs, Foot Massagers, H20 Bed, Warm Dead Sea Salt Pool, Hot Epsom Salt Pool, Cold Plunge, Eucalyptus Barrel Saunas, Infrared Sauna, Ice Cave Massage, Amazon Shower and signature mammoth Muskoka Hammock.

For more information, visit: https://crystalheadicebar.com/
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About JW Marriott The Rosseau

Guests visit the JW Marriott the Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa for a truly unforgettable experience. Discover limitless luxury, scenic views of Lake Rosseau and convenient access to a variety of Muskoka’s celebrated outdoor activities. Enjoy luxury hotel rooms and suites, award-winning on-site restaurants, a signature Hydrospa, fitness center and a year-round indoor/outdoor swimming pool. The newly-renovated lobby and restaurants, over 13,000 square feet of contemporary event venues and experienced planning and catering teams make this an ideal choice for your business event, wedding or social event. The hotel’s location is in the heart of Muskoka’s pristine natural beauty and near well-known attractions. Luxury abounds at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa.

JW Muskoka Outdoor Ice Cave Dining – An exciting new private outdoor dining concept has launched at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka – the Muskoka Ice Caves.

The experience: Imagine outdoor winter dining, in your private, cozy cave with your loved ones, with the scent of the charcoal grill and a fondue or raclette to enjoy together. The Executive Chef Shaun Crymble will fire up the Cowboy Cauldrons on the terrace overlooking Lake Rosseau. Four “caves” will be available for this unique experience for two to four people. The “caves” are transparent geodesic domes overlooking Lake Rosseau. They will be softly lit and gently warmed.

Book Your Ice Cave Dining Experience: https://www.opentable.ca/r/jw-marriott-the-rosseau-muskoka-muskoka-ice-caves-lounge-minett

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Things To Do on Remembrance Day in Ontario

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Remembrance Day has been celebrated in Canada for over a hundred years to remember and honor those who died to protect our freedom. Also known as Armistice Day, such a prestigious holiday has plenty of ways to celebrate.

But what can Ontario residents do each year to celebrate Remembrance Day? Are there any ceremonies and what about those who can’t attend any events?

That’s what we’re here to look at today. Read on to find out more about how things to do for Remembrance day. 

What is Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, takes place on November 11th, which is also the day that World War One ended in 1918. There’s a heavy focus on the number 11 during this day.

That’s because the armistice agreement that ended World War One was signed at 11 am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. As such, there’s always a moment of silence as the clock strikes 11 each Remembrance Day. 

The day is aimed at remembering the fallen on both sides of the conflict. Now that we have some more context on what Remembrance Day is for, let’s look at how Ontario’s residents regularly celebrate the holiday.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

One of the most prominent Remembrance Day ceremonies takes place at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. Thousands of Ontario residents have shown up to this ceremony, which starts at around 10:45 am.

Beachwood Cemetery also hosts its Remembrance Day service around 10:30 am. Military family members regularly attend this ceremony on the eleventh.

The Canadian War Memorial hosts a moving ceremony each year. As soon as the clock strikes 11 am, sunlight enters into the memorial through a single window and shines Canada’s Unknown Soldier headstone

Cities, towns and even small villages across Ontario will perhaps have in-person ceremonies this year. Check the local Legion or town website near you to learn more.

Ways to Stay Active on Remembrance Day

If you aren’t able to attend these and many other ceremonies happening in Ontario, don’t fret. There are plenty of ways we can all individually celebrate Remembrance Day and remain active.

Those who aren’t willing to go out in public due to safety concerns can watch a virtual ceremony or broadcast on television. Staying healthy and safe should always be your number 1 concern, even on Armistice Day.

One easy and traditional way is to wear a poppy, the main symbol of Remembrance Day. Poppies famously grew on the graves of soldiers who died during the Battle of Ypres.

Various poems have captured the significance of the blood-red poppies, marking them as an important symbol for Remembrance Day. Wearable poppies should be readily available in and around Ontario.

If you or someone you know has a family member in the armed forces, there’s no better time than on Remembrance Day to send them a letter or message. Let them know that you’re grateful for their sacrifice and service.

Whether they served in World War II or other conflicts, Remembrance Day exists for them too. Reach out to your veterans when you’ve got the time.

Ontario residents and Canadians from around the country also fold origami peace cranes and display them around your home. It’s an easy and fun activity for all to enjoy, and it’s a great symbol of international peace.

Finally, don’t forget to pause for two minutes right at 11 am. Reflect and remember those who lost their lives with your family and friends around you.

Celebrating Remembrance Day in Ontario

It’s hard to overstate how important Remembrance Day is in Ontario and in Canada more generally. Use this guide to help you decide how you’ll spend this year’s Remembrance Day. Remember to stay safe this year!

Looking for more information on things to do in Ontario, Canada? Visit the rest of our site and find out more today!

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Treetop Trekking Treewalk Village is Open this Winter

Keep the fun going all winter long!

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Keep your family happy, healthy, and active this winter with a visit to tree-house adventure parks in Hamilton and Stouffville.

DON’T LET WINTER GET YOU DOWN! GET OUT AND EXPLORE NATURE WITH YOUR FAMILY.

November – March Kids: $20 Adults: $8

Treetop Trekking is excited to be keeping two Treewalk Village parks open for winter fun!

Regular Operating Days for Fall/Winter 2021/22:

Open by reservation Thursday to Sunday

PLUS Extra Special Winter Open Dates:

Dec 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 + Feb 21

Climb from tree house to tree house through 8 ft tall hammocks, nets, and wood bridges! Descend to the ground on slides, and play on our other forest games!

This is a 2 hour activity, and it is ideal for ages 3-7.

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Remember, kids must be accompanied by adults. CLICK HERE for all customer requirements.

This activity is offered at our parks in Hamilton and Stouffville and there is no minimum age or height for this adventure, but it is ideal for ages 3-8!

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Ontario 2021 Getaways

Re-Discover Ontario With A Holiday Vacation Package

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The holiday season is back in Ontario. Experience the magic of Christmas or New Year’s Eve as a family or as a couple, at a party (yes! party!) or a quiet dinner to celebrate. Either way the hosts of the hospitality industry are prepared with some amazing experiences and events. You will not have a problem finding a getaway package that includes activities and meals.  

Depending on the weather, it is a beautiful time to travel within the province of Ontario. You will definitely see some beautiful scenery and have lots of things to do. To help ensure you’re prepared for a winter road trip, read our car emergency kit essential items blog

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Winter Wonderland Holiday Fun Activities

In Ontario, endless forests and world-class cityscapes abound in equal measure. With a stunning four-season palette, Ontario shines in the summer and winter alike. Whether you want to reconnect with nature, enjoy a book by a fireplace at a classic hotel or lose yourself in the thrills of Toronto’s multicultural landscape, you’ve found a friend in Ontario. The sublime scenery and warm people of Ontario Province can’t wait to make your Christmas vacation one for the scrapbook. 

Christmas time means skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and enjoying the snow in Ontario’s outdoors. Having fun outside makes cozy inside activities even better too! 

Ontario Christmas Getaways and New Year’s Eve Parties 

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The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, but it is not without stress. If you’re ready to hang up your apron and put all the yuletide planning and preparing on the back-burner, our Christmas vacation and wintertime holiday options are the answer. 

Forget about getting the roast just perfect and ensuring everyone is well-fed and not too tipsy; the creature comforts of Ontario invite you to rediscover what a stress-free holiday season really means. With ToDoOntario, you can now have the cozy Log Cabin Christmas of your dreams at Bayview Wildwood Resort with your children by your side, and perhaps event more extended family. 

COVID-Conscious Ontario NYE Getaways 

Chances are, the party or resort you will attend, will require proof of vaccination. It is up to you to know what is required upon arrival

Winter in Ontario is best enjoyed outdoors. You and your family can safely enjoy a socially-distanced skiing or snowboarding holiday in one of Ontario’s finest resorts. If you venture to go even more remote, ToDoOntario has discounts on the most luxurious and romantic stays in Muskoka, Algonquin, and beyond! 

The Best Prices and Promotion in Ontario

We believe that enjoying a memorable and luxurious holiday shouldn’t be cost-restrictive. Even if you’re convinced you can’t afford to attend the New Year’s Eve parties or Christmas getaways of your dreams, we invite you to browse Christmas package listings and the New Year’s Eve package listings. We think you’ll be surprised by our diverse and affordable Ontario escapes. 

Spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2021 in Ontario 

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Take advantage of Ontario’s many delights even during a pandemic. ToDoOntario has the best offers on Ontario Christmas Getaways and Ontario NYE Getaways available online. We are collecting the safest wintertime activities across Ontario to make it easier for you to plan your holiday adventure without worry. Browse getaways now! 

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Happy & Safe Holidays!

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