March 2022

Exploring 6 of Ontario’s Best Spa Getaways

Spa getaways are not just an opportunity to unwind; they also can aid your physical and emotional wellbeing. It is the perfect opportunity to practice self-care solo, with friends or loved ones. But where is the best spa getaway?

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If you are based in Ontario, searching ‘spa getaways near me’ will bring up a vast array of options. After all, the global spa market continues to grow, and Ontario is the perfect spot for spa resorts. So, how can you pick between all the resorts? 

This guide has you covered with five of Ontario’s best spas for all types of spa getaways, from girls’ getaways to the best weekend spa getaway. 

1. Blue Mountain Resort

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Blue Mountain Resort does not only have one spa; it has two; Kalola Life in Balance Spa and Iwa Spa. It is the best spa getaway to suit all needs, as Blue Mountain Resort is also a family-friendly ski and snowboarding resort. If it’s spring, summer or fall there are other fun mountain activities and of course, Blue Mountain Village shopping and events.

Blue Mountain Resort will meet all your spa needs here. There is everything from yoga to reflexology, sound therapy, and massages. Cozy up in a chalet by the fire after days at the resorts. 

2. JW Marriott the Rosseau Resort & HydroSpa

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The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa is only two and a half hours from Toronto, but it transports you to another world. It is the perfect weekend spa getaway due to the proximity to Toronto and the activities on offer. 

The spa resort sits amongst picturesque hills and is surrounded by lakes. Their spa is a HydroSpa, with different rejuvenating and pampering treatments, an outdoor pool, and a hot tub. 

3. Vetta Nordic Spa

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Vetta Nordic Spa is a four-season nordic spa nestled in the highlands of Horseshoe Valley. You switch between periods of hot and cold, based on the Finnish tradition of hydrotherapy. Plus, there are plenty of treatments on offer.

This spa does not have accommodation, but there are plenty of places to stay nearby for your perfect spa getaway.

4. Muskoka BeerSpa 

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If you are looking for a spa getaway in Ontario with a difference, consider the BeerSpa in Muskoka. There are a variety of cabins, a brewing company, and other activities on offer. The spa also offers a variety of treatments, so it is the perfect spot for fun weekends, girls’ getaways, or to suit different family preferences. 

5. Hockley Valley Resort

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Hockley Valley Resort is the best spa getaway year-round. It is only one hour from downtown Toronto and has an 8000 square-foot spa.

Enjoy treatments such as massages, scrubs, and reflexology. It is one of the best resorts for couples, as there is also a golf course, other activities, and couple spa treatments on offer. 

6. Trillium Resort & Spa

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Nestled among 86 acres of pristine forest and woodlands, a spirited waterfall and a semi-private lake, Trillium Resort & Spa, located in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario offers the perfect adult oriented vacation getaway, you can even bring you pet. Trillium Resort & Spa has a selection of pet-friendly and pet-free accommodations to ensure a comfortable stay for all guests

Ontario Spa Getaways and Offers

Everyone deserves to slow down and pamper themselves. Start with spa getaways in Ontario. 

There are many Ontario resorts to explore, but these five spa getaways are an excellent place to start. Explore each option and determine which one works best for your ideal resort. You are guaranteed to have a relaxing experience no matter which one you choose! 

Are you looking for spa getaway offers? We are here to help! Check out our value-packed deals on spa getaways, so you can find your perfect trip. 

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Best March & April Maple Syrup Getaways

Celebrate Spring in Ontario With a Sweet Maple Road Trip

Hands up if you want a whole weekend of maple in Ontario. It’s time to plan your sweet spring escape Ontario staycation, one dripping in maple syrup.

March and April in Ontario are filled with maple syrup production excitement. The sap has started to run and spring is around the corner. 

Maple festivals and events are fun and can be found right here, however, if you’re looking for a sweet getaway package that includes maple fun, check these out and book one today! 

JW MARRIOTT THE ROSSEAU MUSKOKA, Minett Ontario

ToDoOntario - JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka, guest room bed

Maple-inspired Resort Experiences at The Rosseau

From feisty beverages and hearty meals to decadent desserts and relaxing spa treatments, JW is infusing the goodness of maple into everything.
April 1 – 30, 2022

Maple-inspired Food & Beverage Offerings

Maple Hot Bevvies at Country Market

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Maple Dolce

The Decadent Maple Dolce – Maple syrup, cocoa powder, brewed coffee and steamed milk topped with maple flakes.

Maple Chai Latte – Maple syrup, maple extract, spiced chai tea, steamed milk topped with a cinnamon maple leaf design.

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Maple Chai Latte

Lakes Bar and Lounge

Maple Salad – Medley of greens / granny smith apples / feta cheese crispy bacon / sun-dried cranberries crunchy pumpkin seeds / maple vinaigrette.

Smokey Maple Muskoka Caesar – Jalapeño infused vodka, sriracha, Worcestershire, Walter Craft smoky maple mix, garnished with maple bacon, pepper, olive and pickled bean.

Maple Sriracha Glazed Chicken Wings – with harissa dip.

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Maple Sriracha Wings

Maple and Caramel Crème Brûlée – with almond biscotti.

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Maple Caramel Creme Brulee


HydroSpa Muskoka

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The team at HydroSpa Muskoka has got an array of maple inspired treatments with luxury products to nourish your skin and revitalize your spirits! Relax and ease the stress away with a hearty maple body treatment or an exfoliating manicure and pedicure.

Maple inspired treatments are available from March 1st – April 30th, 2022.

Maple Sugar Body Experience at HydroSpa Muskoka

Holistic Maple Experience

Maple Sugar Signature Manicure

Maple Sugar Signature Pedicure

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SHERWOOD INN ON LAKE JOSEPH, Port Carling Ontario

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The Muskoka Maple Rush

A maple syrup inspired package for Muskoka maple lovers! Sherwood will be collecting sap on-site all sugar rush long, and guests can enjoy menu items prepared with syrup from last year’s on-site harvest. Check out nearby Muskoka Lake’s Farm & Winery and snowshoe or hike to their sugar bush during the day – their Bog to Bottle Tour is another great one to check out too!   Book our Couples dinner package and enjoy some maple content. March 11 – April 29 

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MUSKOKA BEERSPA & CLEAR LAKE BREWING CO, Torrance Ontario

Book a relaxing stay at the Muskoka BeerSpa and enjoy these great maple theme food and beverages at the (on site) Clear Lake Brewing Co. 

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The BEER:

  • Maple Espresso IPA – small batch brew – on tap and in cans

The FOOD:

  • Maple Bacon Poutine  – classic poutine topped with maple bacon and sriracha maple drizzle
  • Chicken and Waffle – crispy fried chicken tenders atop a floofy waffle and warm maple sriracha syrup
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DEERHURST RESORT, Huntsville Ontario

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DEERHURST’S MAPLE DISCOVERY TRAIL 

Daily March 12 – May 1, 2022 Available for resort guests. Feel free to explore the trail even when the Sugar Shack is not open. 

Starting March Break through April, Deerhurst Resort celebrates the sugaring season in Muskoka with it’s fun-filled Maple Discovery Trail leading to the resort’s very own sugar shack.

Make your way along an interpretative trail leading from the sugar bush pump house at the bottom of the hill, up through the maple woods to the Deerhurst Sugar Shack at the top.

Along the way guests can follow the story of how maple syrup is made, gather ‘Fun Facts’ to answer our Maple Syrup quiz (pick one up at the Activity Desk or Winter Sports Shop) then enjoy a sweet maple treat at the sugar shack around the campfire at the times below!

DEERHURST MAPLE SUGAR SHACK EXPERIENCE

Includes syrup making demonstrations and a sweet maple treat by the campfire:

March Break (March 12 – 19, 2022): Daily 1 – 3pm 
March 20 to May 1, 2022: Saturdays & Sundays 1 – 3pm
Easter Weekend (April 15 – 17, 2022): Daily 1 – 3pm 

(For resort guests only. No reservations; first come first serve. Subject to current provincial gathering restrictions. Please respect social distancing and wear a mask at the sugar shack.)

The Maple Discover Trail brings you to the Deerhurst Maple Sugar Shack (which you can also drive to), where guests can step into the past to witness the old-fashioned spile and bucket method of collecting sap, learn the history of making syrup, see how a modern evaporator works and best of all, taste a sample of delicious warm syrup created right there.  Return back via the Maple Discovery Trail, or continue up to the Lookout Trail for more incredible resort views.

MAPLE SYRUP CULINARY CREATIONS 

This is also the time of year, Executive Chef, Rory Golden, who has championed the Deerhurst Maple Sugar Shack for almost 30 years, delights with delectable maple specials. (Why not forgo the usual pancakes and try the Maple Breakfast Poutine, or order a Maple Dessert Tasting for a heavenly trio of desserts!)

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Visit the Packages Calendar to find more Ontario getaway offer packages.

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Fishing Tournaments in Ontario

Serious tournaments and for-fun derbies for all level of anglers take place from April – October in areas near and far north in Ontario.

First, you need to find the right tournament for you in the list below.

Second, you don’t need to worry, it’s easy. If you find one you link, click on the links to learn more.

Fishing Cast into a Lake

April 2022 Fishing Tournaments

41st Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival 
2022 Cancelled 

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2022 TBA


May 2022 Fishing Tournaments

Pike Derby (Belwood)
May 28-29, 2022

Ontario Kayak Series | Spring Pike Tourney
2022 TBA

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2022 TBA

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Parry Sound)
May 7, 2022

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend
May 7 – 8, 2022

40th Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival 
2022 Cancelled

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Huntsville)
May 22, 2022

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Cache Bay)
May 28, 2022

Annual Fish Kincardine Derby
2022 TBA

Lake Muskoka Pike Open
May 21, 2022

Emo Walleye Classic
2022 TBA


June 2022 Fishing Tournaments

Ontario Kayak Series | Spring Pike Tourney
2022 TBA

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2022 TBA

Family Fishing Derby Bayview Wildwood Resort
2022 TBA

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Callander Bay)
June 4, 2022

Barrie Bassmasters Sparrow Lake Bass Tournament 
June 4, 2022

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (St. Charles / West Arm)
June 11, 2022

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail  (Nepewassi)
June 12, 2022

Mattagami First Nation Walleye Tournament
2022 TBA

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend
June 18 – 19, 2022

Dryden Walleye Master
2022 TBA

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
2022 TBA

Geraldton Walleye Classic
June 25 – 26, 2022


July 2022 Fishing Tournaments

KRFW Virtual Fishing Fest – Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.
2022 TBA

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2022 TBA

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
2022 TBA

Ontario Family Fishing Week
July 2 – 10, 2022

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
July 1 – August 27, 2022

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Whitewater)
July 23, 2022

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Vermillion)
July 23, 2022

Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship
July 21 – 23, 2022

Longlac Walleye Masters
July 22, 2022

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
July 23 – August 7, 2022

Nakina Bass Derby
July 29 – 31, 2022

Manitoulin Expositor Salmon Classic
July 31 – August 15, 2022


August 2022 Fishing Tournaments

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
July 23 – August 7, 2022

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2022 TBA

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
2022 TBA

Manitoulin Expositor Salmon Classic
July 31 – August 15, 2022

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
July 1 – August 27, 2022

Kenora Bass International
August 4 – 6, 2022

Atikokan Bass Classic
2022 TBA

Wawa Salmon Derby 5 Day Pre-Fishing Contest
August 14 – 18, 2022

Wawa Salmon Derby
August 20 – 22, 2022

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
August 26 – September 4, 2022


September 2022 Fishing Tournaments

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
August 26 – September 4, 2022

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2022 TBA

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
2022 TBA

Annual Sioux Narrows Bassin for Bucks
November 9 – 11, 2022

Mattagami First Nation Classic Fall Walleye Tournament
2022 TBA

Bassin for Kids
2022 TBA

The Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
2022 TBA


October 2022 Fishing Tournaments

Barrie Bassmasters Balsam Lake Bass Tournament 
October 1, 2022

Barrie Bassmasters Lake Simcoe Bass Tournament 
October 15, 2022

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2022 TBA

If you’re not looking to fish competitively, check out these great Ontario fishing getaway packages and have a fun fishing vacation anywhere in Ontario.

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Ontario’s Maple Festivals, Events & Activities

2022 Maple Syrup Season in Ontario

You have landed on the ultimate ToDo list of maple syrup festivals, events and sugar shack activities in Ontario. 

Ontario Maple Experiences, Events & Festivals Round Up

Get your maple on at or doing the following sweet maple things to do.

Tap into Maple
Ontario’s Lake Country – March 4 – April 3, 2022

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Between March and April, take the self-tour through lesser-traveled routes to working sugar shacks that offer a first hand view of the maple syrup process, from harvesting and boiling to enjoying.

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Maple Weekend – Simcoe & District
April 2 – 3, 2022

ToDoOntario - Ontario Maple Weekend

Visit Ontario syrup producers in Simcoe & District region of Ontario. 

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Maple at the Cranberry Farm 
March 12 – April 23, 2022

ToDoOntario - Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery maple syrup

Bog to Bottle Tour: During sugaring-off season, the Bog to Bottle Tour (daily at 11, 1 & 3) will fuse Muskoka’s two iconic crops by combining tart cranberries with sweet maple syrup! Tour the cranberry bog on your way to the sugar bush. 

Maple Menu: During maple season, unique maple flavours will be featured. 

Trail Pass: Depending on the weather, snowshoe or hike to the sugar bush. Finish in the store with a sampling of Red Maple Dessert Wine.

Save these Dates:

Muskoka Maple Trail: Make a stop here on your tour and enjoy a host of maple inspired tastes and tales.

Maple Weekend: The first weekend of April is an Ontario-wide celebration of maple syrup. 

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Various Maple Experiences in Haliburton
Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands 

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Hop on a maple experience tour with Yours Outdoors in Haliburton. Choose from the following fun and single, couple or family friendly tours/experiences.

Maple Slurp at Haliburton Forest
Hike through the trails of Haliburton Forest with a guide; following the lines of tapped trees right to the sugar shack. 

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The Esson Creek Maple Experience
Come for your very own Maple Experience at this modern, family run maple syrup operation and mineral tour company near Wilberforce.

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The Art & Syrup of Maple
Experience the world of the maple tree and its bounty with this “sweet” one day adventure in the Haliburton Highlands.

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Deerhurst’s Maple Sugar Shack & Discovery Trail

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DEERHURST’S MAPLE DISCOVERY TRAIL 
How Many Fun Facts About Maple Syrup Can You Find? 

Daily March 12 – May 1, 2022

Available for resort guests. Feel free to explore the trail even when the Sugar Shack is not open. 

Starting March Break through April, Deerhurst Resort celebrates the sugaring season in Muskoka with it’s fun-filled Maple Discovery Trail leading to the resort’s very own sugar shack. Make your way along an interpretative trail leading from the sugar bush pump house at the bottom of the hill, up through the maple woods to the Deerhurst Sugar Shack at the top.

Along the way guests can follow the story of how maple syrup is made, gather ‘Fun Facts’ to answer our Maple Syrup quiz (pick one up at the Activity Desk or Winter Sports Shop) then enjoy a sweet maple treat at the sugar shack around the campfire at the times below!

MAPLE SYRUP CULINARY CREATIONS 

This is also the time of year, Executive Chef, Rory Golden, who has championed the Deerhurst Maple Sugar Shack for almost 30 years, delights with delectable maple specials. (Why not forgo the usual pancakes and try the Maple Breakfast Poutine, or order a Maple Dessert Tasting for a heavenly trio of desserts!)

Check Out the Maple Specials at Eclipse Restaurant Here!

In the meantime, here’s how to make Deerhurst’s delicious Maple Breakfast Poutine

DEERHURST MAPLE SUGAR SHACK EXPERIENCE

Includes syrup making demonstrations and a sweet maple treat by the campfire:

March Break (March 12 – 19, 2022): Daily 1 – 3pm 
March 20 to May 1, 2022: Saturdays & Sundays 1 – 3pm
Easter Weekend (April 15 – 17, 2022): Daily 1 – 3pm 

(For resort guests only. No reservations; first come first serve. Subject to current provincial gathering restrictions. Please respect social distancing and wear a mask at the sugar shack.)

The Maple Discover Trail brings you to the Deerhurst Maple Sugar Shack (which you can also drive to), where guests can step into the past to witness the old-fashioned spile and bucket method of collecting sap, learn the history of making syrup, see how a modern evaporator works and best of all, taste a sample of delicious warm syrup created right there.  Return back via the Maple Discovery Trail, or continue up to the Lookout Trail for more incredible resort views!

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Sweetwater Harvest Festival 
Wye Marsh, Midland – March 19 & 20, March 26 & 27, April 2 & 3, 2022

ToDoOntario - Wye Marsh, Sweetwater Harvest Festival 2022

The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural heritage. 

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Maple Festivals in Ontario near you

Ontario Maple Weekend (Across Ontario)
April 2/3, 2022

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival (Barrie)
2022 TBA

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival 
No 2022 Festival (Returning April 29, 2023)

Pefferlaw Creek Farms 2022 Maple Weekends 
Weekends starting March 19/20 – April 9/10, 2022

Proulx Farm Maple Fest (Cumberland)
February 27 – April 18, 2022

Holstein Maple Syrup Festival 
Holstein
2022 TBA

Wintergreen Maple Syrup & Pancake Barn
March & April weekends, 2022

Festival of the Maples (Perth)
April 2/3, 2022

Maple at the Village (Toronto)
March 14 – 18, 2022

Muskoka Maple Festival (Huntsville)
April 30, 2022

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Ontario Loves Maple Syrup Festival cont’d

Wheelers Maple Harvest Season (Lanark Highlands)
February, March & April hours, 2022

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival
April 2 – 3, 2022

Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival
2022 Cancelled

Maple Madness (Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area)
March Weekends + March Break, 2022

Muskoka Maple Festival (Huntsville)
April 30, 2022

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival 
2022 TBA

Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Festival (Terra Cotta Conservation Area)
March 12 – April 10, 2022

Brooks Farms Maple Sugar Festival (Mount Albert)
March 5, 2022

Maple Syrup Tours on the Farm (Stouffville)
March 15 – 26, 2022

Wiarton Rotary Maple Magic
March 19/20 26/27, 2022

Taste the Countryside (Waterloo region)
March 2022


Maple Sugar Shacks To Tour & Visit

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Fulton’s Maple Farm Trails & Maple Shop (Pakenham)

Lalonde’s Maple Bush Tours (Elmvale)

Mark’s Muskoka Maple House (Huntsville)

Shaw’s Sugar Bush (Orillia)

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Edwards)

Steamy Kettle Sugar Bush (Barrie)

Wheeler’s Maple Syrup Pancake House (Lanark Highlands)

Temple’s Sugar Bush (Lanark)

Wintergreen Maple Syrup & Pancake Barn (Minden)

McLachlan Family Maple Syrup & Pancake House (Komoka)

Proulx Farm Sugar Bush (Cumberland)

Brooks Farms Market Cafe & Playland Maple Sugar Bush (Mount Albert)

Maple Town (Campbellville)

Sugar Bush at the Log Farm (Nepean)

Purple Woods Maple Syrup Self Guided Hike (Oshawa)

Self Guided Sugar Bush Tour & Family Maple Experience (Dunnville)


The Sweetest Ontario Maple Getaway Offers 

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Maple Syrup Facts

Maple Syrup is one of Canada’s 4M’s that goes with Canada’s Moose, Mountains and Muskies! Ontario has more Maple Syrup production than most other provinces.

Maple Syrup Health Facts

The most important information you need to know is that maple syrup is good for you (within reason of course). Over 50 beneficial compounds are found in maple syrup.

If you’re looking to buy Ontario maple syrup >>these producers offer online ordering and shipping<<

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ToDoOntario Experiences: Birding & Breakfast

Whether you are an expert or beginner Ontario birder this is an experience for you. This is a special opportunity that true birders will love and new birders will too. 

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This exclusive Birding & Breakfast will get you up with the birds at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. It is extremely rare for the public to have access to the Wye Marsh to hear and see the morning chorus of birds. 

The ‘Birding’ portion of this experience begins at 7:30am at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre located in Midland, Ontario. Not only will you have access to the Wye Marsh at this special hour but the experience includes a 45 minute presentation and guided trail walk with the marsh’s expert Birder and Naturalist, Patrick Jackson. Patrick will help you identify calls, show you the best locations for bird sightings, offer excellent photo tips and give you insider information about the marsh and two forest types located on their property. 

The Wye Marsh has a boardwalk, a walk up viewing tower and two wooden bird sight structures making it a ideal location for birdwatching. 

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BIRDING & BREAKFAST EXPERIENCE PACKAGE DETAILS

Price: $65 +HST

Date: May 14, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM
Venues: Wye Marsh, Mom’s Restaurant (self driven)

Birding portion includes:

45 minute trail hike with birder guide, the rest of the visit time is self-guided for you to bird and tour the marsh at your leisure
2 hour total visit at Wye Marsh

Binocular loan
Birding 101 All About Birds Pocket Guide

After the Birding portion of the event, you will drive yourself to Mom’s Restaurant located near Wye Marsh and enjoy a nice sit-down hot breakfast to end the experience. Here you can review your photos, write down notes about the experience and chat with like minded friends. 

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REGISTRATION FORM

Fill in this form below to register for this experience. You will receive an email within 24 hours to let you know if you are confirmed and to receive payment instructions. 


To Do Birding & Breakfast Signup


Other Important Details:

There is no food or drink allowed inside the Wye Marsh.
Portable washrooms are available on site at the Wye Marsh. 
This experience is rain or shine, unless the weather is lightning, thunder or high winds. In this case a new date would be set.
This is a self-driving experience. 

If you have questions about this experience, please email fun(at)todoontario.com


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Tap Into Maple in Orillia & Lake Country

Tap Into Maple hits the sweet spot in Orillia & Lake Country

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It’s that sweet time of year again, as Orillia & Lake Country presents the ever-popular Tap into Maple experience. Running March 4 to April 3, the program is an opportunity to visit the region’s maple syrup producers, enjoy special maple-themed experiences, and indulge in local maple-inspired cuisine.

Take a self-guided tour through lesser-traveled routes to working sugar shacks that offer a firsthand view of the maple syrup process, from harvesting and boiling to enjoying.

The Farmgate, just outside of Brechin, will be offering socially distanced demonstrations, sharing knowledge about the work that goes into creating this uniquely Canadian product. In the rolling hills of Oro-Medonte, McCutcheon’s Maple Syrup will have roadside pick available for online orders of their award winning maple products and their sugar house will be open the weekends of March 26th and April 2nd.

Backwoods Maple Syrup, Elsie’s Creek Farm, Hutchinson Maple Syrup, and Maple Grove Syrup each invite visitors to take part on self-guided tours through their sugar shacks and sugarbush trails while picking up some tasty treats. Check each farm for details about hours of operation and booking ahead.

ToDoOntario - Tap into Maple, Pancakes @ Shaw's

Shaw’s Maple Syrup will be serving up their famous pancake meals daily, 8am to 4pm, until April 18th. This maple syrup hotspot offers self-guided tours, indoor and outdoor seating for pancake meals, maple syrup and more.

Indulge in maple treats while shopping around the region. In Craighurst, Chelsea Chocolates will be offering a special maple truffle and buttercream along with their decadent hand-crafted chocolates.

Over in downtown Orillia, Apple Annie’s Café & Shop is offering sweet treats from store-made maple fudge to maple drinks to enjoy.

Hewitt’s Farm Market & Bakery will have maple goodies for visitors to their store in Warminster including syrup, maple pecan muffins, maple barbeque sauces and more. On Saturdays through March, bring the family out to the Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers Market with vendors featuring maple products from syrup to baked goods. There will also be games and activities for kids!

ToDoOntario - Tap into Maple, Sweet Water Harvest Festival

The Wye Marsh Sweetwater Harvest Festival returns for three weekends starting March 19th with lots of outdoor fun. Sugar shack demonstrations, Maple Kids’ Zone, vendors, interpretive hikes and more make it a perfect family outing to celebrate spring.

Orillia & Lake Country Tourism , 22 Peter St. S., Box 2525, Orillia, ON L3V 7A3 Office: 705-325-9321 Fax: 705-325-6817
Email: [email protected] www.OrilliaLakeCountry.ca
Rounding out the program is Maple Weekend, presented by the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association, which runs April 2nd and 3rd. It may be a grand finale for Tap Into Maple, but Maple Weekend is a kick-off for the spring sales of maple products in our area.

Visit TapIntoMaple.com for more information on all of the participating producers, businesses and activities. Please follow all COVID protocols at each business and location.

For more events in Ontario check out the ToDoOntario events calendar.

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The Best Things to Do in Ottawa in March 2022

Over 11 million tourists visit Ottawa every year, and for a good reason. There is a variety of things to do in Ottawa for all the family or as a couple. But what are the best things to do in March? Keep on reading and you will easily have a March Ottawa ToDo list.

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When deciding what to do in Ottawa, it is essential to consider the season. Throughout the year, there are different events and top things to do. You will be missing out on experiencing winter in Ottawa at its best in March if you do not do your research.

The good news is you do not need to look far. Read on for the top things to do in Ottawa in March for all the family. 

Walk Along the Ottawa Canal Skateway

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Sometimes you you can still catch the Ottawa Rideau Canal Skateway in early March, weather permitting. However, the skateway has closed for the 2022 season. The Canal Skateway is the world’s largest skating rink, which also happens to make its way through downtown Ottawa. It is worth coming back for another year, but this year you can still walk along the edges and take in amazing views of Ottawa.

So, not only do you get to experience the fun of skating, but you get to do it on Ontario’s UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy sightseeing and seeing a different perspective of Ottawa. If you do not skate, you can walk along the edges of part of the rink or on the pathways above.

Explore the National Gallery 

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The National Gallery of Canada is the perfect thing to do when in Ottawa during March. One of its current exhibits is one of Ottawa’s March events that you shouldn’t miss; Canada and Impressionism.

ToDoOntario - National Gallery, Ottawa

There are a variety of galleries, events, and learning spaces for the whole family. Take part in family art adventures and workshops together. Or take shelter from the March weather and discover some incredible art. 

Visit Byward Market Shopping

ToDoOntario - Ottawa sign, Byward Market

The historic Byward Market neighborhood is full of shopping opportunities that you should not miss. Wander around Ottawa’s oldest neighborhood, visiting the Farmers’ market and the many different shops. It also plays host to certain March events in Ottawa too. 

Explore the many independent boutiques, shops, galleries, and restaurants around Byward Market. And when you get tired of shopping, take a break in one of the restaurants.

Eat at ALL the Restaurants

ToDoOntario, Ottawa Byward Market Restaurants

Centretown and the Byward Market contain so many great restaurants, you’ll be able to eat food from all over the world in all kinds of restaurants.

ToDoOntario - Starling restaurant, Ottawa

Starling Restaurant & Bar

Be sure to check out old fish market building. Here you will find three brand new eateries, each with their own unique style and vibe. Here you’ll find 3 unique restaurants stacked for a full night of fun. If you like a modern unique vibe, great food and creative cocktails, this is the place for you!

Sleep in Ottawa’s Castle

ToDoOntario, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, King bed

If you are visiting Ottawa for more than a day, stay in its castle: the Fairmont Château Laurier. You are not far from the Byward Market and Rideau Canal, but you get to be transported to a historic chateau. Full of romance for couples and fairy tales getaways for children, this historic hotel is steep in stories….and maybe even ghosts! This is a great place to stay if you like history and notable Canadians. We don’t tell you more, you’ll have to visit to see for yourself. 

There are various rooms and suites available for the whole family, or for couples. There are also all the services you need to enjoy in the castle, from childcare to the pool and fine dining.  

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ToDoOntario - Fairmont Chateau Laurier, window view

Eat or Have High Tea at Zoé’s

These are experiences that turn into traditions. Have a burger and a local brew, or go all out fancy and have the high tea experience Zoé’s is famous for. 

ToDoOntario - Fairmont Chateau Laurier, burger at Zoe's

ToDoOntario - Fairmont Chateau Laurier, tea at Zoe's

* Fairmont Chateau Laurier Tea-Lightful Spring Break Offer *

Delight in the Fairmont Tea experience when you spend a night at Ottawa’s Château Laurier this Spring Break.

Reconnect with family and friends while you relax over a cup of Fairmont curated specialty tea and nibble on freshly baked scones, signature tea sandwiches, and delectable desserts.

This offer is available Sunday through Thursday.

Offer Includes
  • Luxury Accommodations Sunday through Thursday
  • Afternoon Tea or Prince & Princess Tea (children under 12) for each occupant Sunday through Thursday
Available

Between Tuesday, February 22, 2022 and Thursday, March 17, 2022

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Enjoy These Top Things To Do in Ottawa

ToDoOntario - National Gallery, plants @ entrance

National Gallery of Canada

There is a vast array of things to do in Ottawa, and visiting in March is not an exception. This list is an excellent start if you are visiting Ottawa in March with your family or loved ones. Ottawa city council has approved a Valentine’s Day do-over due to the protest/occupation in February. Come show Ottawa your love! 

If you want to make the most of your trip to Ottawa, consider a ToDoOntario getaway package. These packages contain cost savings, numerous unique activities, and accommodations for you and your loved ones. Use this little ToDo list to help you remember and plan the suggestions from this article.

ToDoOntario, Ottawa To Do List

Browse our current packages to get started planning a fun Ontario getaway. Also, keep an eye on our blog for more helpful Ontario travel tips.

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