April 2023

Sweet Maple Experiences in Muskoka

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You know it’s spring in Ontario when the maple sap starts to run, the boilers start to boil and maple producers start their seasonal magic. This is a great time to shake off winter and have some fun doing outdoor exploring. 

Muskoka Maple Trail To-Do List

During March and April in Ontario you can travel near and far to taste the sweet maple flavour directly from the source. Ottawa, the GTA, Simcoe County, Muskoka are just a few of the regions known for having some of the best maple syrup and products not just in Ontario, but the world. During this time, maple events, sugar shacks and festivals are happening every single weekend for you to put on your spring to-do list.

To Do Ontario - Muskoka Maple Trail

Muskoka is one of the most popular regions to produce and celebrate maple syrup. From March 10 to April 28, people can follow the Muskoka Maple Trail and experience all kinds of unique and tasty fun adventures. The trail is a fun way to make your way through scenic Muskoka taking advantage of maple farm activities to do, and maple menus at restaurants and food stops across the region. You can easily download or follow the Muskoka Maple Trail map from your phone.

One of these stops is the iconic resort JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka. The JW team has infused maple into both their dining menu and their spa experiences, and it is pretty sweet. Whether you’re visiting the resort for a day trip or an overnight getaway, the resort has managed to sneak maple into all the right places. You can even get maple treats for your campfire s’mores! 


Made With Locally-sourced Muskoka Maple Syrup

Using locally sourced maple syrup from Huntsville Ontario’s Sugarbush Hill Farm, JW’s ‘Lakes’ restaurant has created tasty dishes such as maple chicken wings, maple butternut squash soup and the most beautiful maple cheesecake you ever did see. You can also get a maple latte from the coffee shop in the resort. 

Hydrospa Muskoka is the on-site spa at the resort. Be sure to make your spa appointment before or after your maple meal. You’ll be fully spoilt and treated to a fully restorative and relaxing Maple Parfait Pedicure or a Maple Body Polish. 

You can book your spa appointment here, https://thehydrospas.com/.

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If you missed it this year, be sure to make a note to hop on the maple trail next year. This is an annual tradition that you can count on, just like the running of maple sap in springtime. 

About JW Marriott the Rosseau Muskoka from their website,

“Enjoy luxury hotel rooms and suites, award-winning on-site restaurants, a signature spa, 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”.

For more information about the resort, vacation packages and other spring things to do at JW visit, https://www.marriott.com/.

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Porsche Centre North Toronto – Taycan Test Drive in Muskoka

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Muskoka Lakes, Canada – April 26, 2023. Get your holiday in Muskoka off to an electric start. Have you dreamed of driving a Porsche on the long and winding roads of Muskoka – here’s your chance. When you book your stay with us, you can choose your preferred time to take a Porsche Taycan out for a test drive. This package also includes a complimentary day pass to Hydrospa Muskoka for two.

The room stay package is available on one weekend each month of summer. A 2-night minimum stay is required.

  • Arrival Friday, June 16 and departure on Sunday, June 18
  • Arrival, Friday, July 21 and departure on Sunday, July 23
  • Arrival, Friday, August 25 and departure on Sunday, August 27

Package inclusions:

  • Accommodation in a luxury guestroom of your choice
  • Complimentary day pass to Hydrospa Muskoka for two guests on any one day
  • 1-hour test drive slot in Porsche Taycan. Test drives are on Saturday and Sunday.

Terms & Conditions:

Must be 25yrs old with a valid Ontario driver’s license, valid car insurance and a credit card all in their name.

Use promotional code TRS to receive offer when booking on marriott.com

For more information and to make reservations, visit jwrosseau.com or call +1705.765.1900.

About JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka is a luxury conference resort two and a half hours north of Toronto, in Ontario’s scenic “cottage country”.  Recipient of the AAA/CAA four diamond award every year since opening in 2008, plus prestigious Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence at two of its restaurants. The resort is set atop a granite bluff overlooking pristine Lake Rosseau. Visitors enjoy inspirational views, intuitive service and the opportunity to explore nature on their terms. Visit JW online, and on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, JW Marriott is a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are more than 100 JW Marriott hotels in more than 30 countries and territories worldwide that cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who come seeking experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections and feed the soul. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

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Exploring 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. Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountains 

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If you are looking for a hydrospa escape in Ontario with a difference, consider the Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain. It’s as easy as ‘Reserve & Relax’! Book the Thermal Baths experience or a Massage Treatment which includes Baths access. Escape your routine with a relaxing day you deserve.

4. 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. 

5. 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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Spring Flavours of Lake Country is Here

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Orillia & Lake Country, ON: Spring Flavours of Lake Country kicks off this week, running from Friday April 21st until Sunday May 7th. The program offers lunch and dinner options prepared by fourteen local restaurants. Flavours provides an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to treat themselves to some of the finest dining in Orillia & Lake Country.

This season’s participating restaurants include 125 Breakfast Club, Blacksmith Gastro Pub, Blue Moon Junction, Grape & Olive Smokehouse, Hog N’ Penny, The Ktchn, Lake Country Grill, Lighthouse45 Restaurant, Lot 88 Steakhouse & Bar, Off-Eleven Pizza Plus Eats, Pier One Bistro & Bar, Provenance Wine Bar, Riverside Hideaway, and St. Germain’s Steakhouse. Spring Flavours is an opportunity for chefs to be inspired by the freshness of a new season by forming new and creative dishes combined with signature favourites to develop intriguing menu pairings.

This year brings an exciting addition, with three menu tiers for diners to select from; Casual menus offer 2-courses for $30 or less, Fine-dining contains 3-courses ranging from $35 to $45, and Elite menus offer 3-courses at $50 or more per person. Please note the price does not include alcohol, taxes or gratuities. Visit FlavoursOfLakeCountry.com to view all participating restaurants and review the menus that are sure to tempt your taste buds.

Flavours is a well-known event around the region that many people look forward to. It is recommended to book dinner reservations in advance directly with the restaurant of your choice. The event supports the local restaurant industry by inviting visitors to explore the region’s restaurant scene during the shoulder season.

Support Local, Eat Local!


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