Northeastern Ontario

Where To Find A Private Beach In Ontario This Summer

How You Can Enjoy An Ontario Beach Without the Crowds

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Ontario’s Favourite Summer Thing To Do – Beach Fun

Welcome summer vacation time in Ontario! 

Ontario Beaches range from white sand shores and crystal clear waters, to beautiful rock shoal beaches being lapped by freshwater lakes and bays. They can be found in cities, towns, and national and provincial parks for day use and the cost is usually the associated parking or day-use fee. 

Time To Find Resorts With A Beach

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BEACH RESORTS are the answer for anyone looking to find hidden beaches. Hotels and resorts in Ontario often have swimming pools, but only a handful have a beautiful sand beach amenity included with your relaxing vacation. Often secluded and with friendly staff, the added bonus is most definitely the added luxury of the excellent service Ontario accommodators are known for. 

Soaking up summer on a private resort beach means most of your planning and preparing is taken care of and is worry-free. Being on a private property might also bring the added bonus of a pool bar. Most public beaches do not permit alcohol. If there is a bar, there is food – so that means your beach fun is likely going to have some pretty tasty snacks. 

If laying around on the beach is not your thing, remember that reading isn’t the only thing you can do at the beach. Many resorts offer beach use of canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and other fun sport or activity toys. Lots of resorts also have beach volleyball and other fun games easy to play in the sand. Resort beaches are often secluded, very private and are extremely well maintained. 

Top Ontario Resorts With A Beach

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Here is a short list of awesome resorts in Ontario with a beach:

Algonquin Park Voyageur Quest
Algonquin Park

Cobble Beach Resort
Owen Sound

Christie’s Mill & Spa
Port Severn

Bayview Wildwood Resort
Severn Bridge

Footprints Resort *adult only
Bancroft

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka
Minett

Isaiah Tubbs Resort
Prince Edward County

Severn Lodge
Port Severn

Sherwood Inn
Port Carling

Cedar Grove Lodge
Huntsville

Pine Vista Resort
Douro-Dummer

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Centre
Haliburton

Deerhurst Resort
Huntsville

Buttermilk Falls Resort
Haliburton

Sunbeam Bungalows Family & Fishing Resort
Callander

Friday Harbour Resort
Innisfil

Visit the above PLACES TO STAY page for more details and available packages. Have a wonderful time on the beach!

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PRIDE Celebrations and Events in Ontario, Canada

Supporting and Celebrating PRIDE 2024 

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Pride celebrations in Ontario, Canada, are a vibrant and inclusive series of events that honor the LGBTQ+ community, promote equality, and celebrate diversity. These festivities occur throughout June, which is internationally recognized as Pride Month, though some events extend into the summer.

Toronto Pride

The largest and most famous of these celebrations is Toronto Pride. Known for its high energy and massive participation, Toronto Pride features a range of activities, including the Pride Parade, Dyke March, and Trans March. The Pride Parade, which takes place on the last Sunday of June, is a colorful procession that draws hundreds of thousands of spectators. The festivities also include concerts, street fairs, and cultural events spread across the city, especially in the Gay Village around Church and Wellesley Streets.

Ottawa Pride

Capital Pride in Ottawa is another major event, combining political advocacy with celebration. The festival typically includes a parade, community fair, and various performances. The festival emphasizes inclusivity and often hosts events in both official languages, reflecting Canada’s bilingual nature.

Smaller Communities

Ontario’s smaller communities also host their own Pride events, fostering local support and visibility for LGBTQ+ residents. Cities like Hamilton, Kingston, and Windsor hold parades and festivals, creating a network of Pride celebrations across the province. These events may include family-friendly activities, educational workshops, and performances by local artists.

Unique Events

Some unique Pride events in Ontario include Pride Niagara, which features a week-long festival with a focus on community engagement and celebration in the Niagara Region, and Muskoka Pride, which combines the natural beauty of the region with festivities that include a picnic and a boat parade.

Impact and Importance

Pride celebrations in Ontario are crucial for fostering a sense of community and belonging among LGBTQ+ individuals. They also serve as a powerful platform for advocacy and education, promoting awareness about the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community and celebrating the progress made towards equality.

In summary, Pride celebrations in Ontario are a testament to the province’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Whether in bustling cities or smaller towns, these events bring people together in solidarity and joy, making Pride Month a highlight of the year for many Ontarians.

You can further check out these events and travel opportunities related to Pride. 

Night at the Aquarium

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A Night of Drag, Dancing, and Sharks Awaits You at Night at the Aqueerium! Get ready to dive deep into the most fabulous Pride event of the year! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is hosting its legendary “Night at the Aqueerium” event on Friday, June 21.

For more details and to purchase tickets, you can visit the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada website.


Fairmont Royal York Hotel PRIDE Package

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Celebrate Toronto Pride with 10% off luxury accommodations at Toronto’s landmark hotel.

For every stay booked, a $10 CAD donation will go to the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) to help promote equality and safety within LGBTQ+ tourism worldwide.

Offer Includes

  • 10% off luxury accommodations 
  • $10 CAD donation per stay to IGLTA

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto – After Hours

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) will be hosting “MOCA After Hours” on Saturday, June 15 from 8:00 – 11:00 pm. (Free for members, $20 for non-members) 

  • Rose Hip will be DJing
  • There will also be two special back-to-back performances, featuring the “Black Widow of Burlesque,” Ravyn Wngz and trailblazing burlesque performer Dainty Smith, founder of Les Femmes Fatales.

This is a 19+ event. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Candlelight Concerts & Other Experiences for your Summertime Ontario ToDo List

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Attending candlelight concerts in Ontario this summer offers a uniquely enchanting experience, blending the magic of live music with the soft glow of hundreds of candles. Set in historic and picturesque venues across the province, these concerts cover a range of genres from classical to contemporary hits, performed by talented musicians. The intimate and serene atmosphere, coupled with the beautiful candlelit settings, creates a captivating ambiance perfect for a memorable evening out. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these concerts promise a delightful escape into a world of music and light.

Beyond candlelight concerts, Ontario’s summer calendar is brimming with exciting events, from vibrant concerts to cultural celebrations such as Caribana and the Stratford Festival. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy numerous food and craft beer tours, art shows, and farmers’ markets, making Ontario a dynamic destination for a diverse range of summer activities.

Upcoming Ontario Events & Experiences

Things To Do in Hamilton

Candlelight: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at The Cotton Factory
Venue: The Cotton Factory
Dates: June 14, 2024
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Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
Venue: The Westdale
Dates: July 6, 2024
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Candlelight: Coldplay & Imagine Dragons
Venue: The Cotton Factory
Dates: June 14, 2024
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Candlelight: Featuring Mozart, Bach, and Timeless Composers
Venue: The Cotton Factory
Dates: June 19, 2024
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Candlelight: A Tribute to ABBA
Venue: The Cotton Factory
Dates: June 15 & 19, 2024
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Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele
Venue: The Westdale
Dates: July 6, 2024
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Things To Do in Kitchener-Waterloo

Candlelight: A Tribute to ABBA
Venue: Maxwell’s
Dates: June 12, 2024
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Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay
Venue: Maxwell’s
Dates: June 12, 2024
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Candlelight: Classic Rock on Strings at Maxwell’s
Venue: Maxwell’s
Dates: July 18, 2024
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Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele
Venue: Maxwell’s Concerts & Events
Dates: July 18, 2024
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Things To Do in Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls: Boat Cruise + Journey Behind the Falls Tour
Prepare to be blown away by the most thrilling adventure of your life at Niagara Falls! Brace yourself for non-stop excitement with a guided 2.5-hour walking tour led by passionate experts. Get up close and personal with the awe-inspiring might of the falls as you gain access to the sensational Journey Behind the Falls and the world-famous Niagara Falls boat tour. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of this natural wonder while uncovering fascinating history and enthralling stories. Don’t even think about missing out on this mind-blowing opportunity of a lifetime!

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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour of Niagara Falls
Get ready to have the most epic, heart-pounding experience of your life on the mind-blowing Devil’s Hole Rapids tour! Brace yourself for an adrenaline rush as you navigate through the jaw-dropping class 5 rapids in a super-cool jet boat. Choose the Wet Jet and embrace getting totally soaked, or opt for the Freedom Jet to stay dry but still get in on the wild fun. Prepare for absolute excitement and breathtaking scenery. Discover fascinating insights about the mighty Niagara River from your daring captain. And don’t even think about forgetting a change of clothes – this mind-blowing adventure is going to leave you breathless and utterly enthralled!

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Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
Escape from the city and hear the roar of Niagara Falls on this roundtrip from Toronto! Enjoy an in-depth narrated tour as you travel from Toronto to Niagra in comfort with your own private group and guide. There’ll be plenty of activities to fill the day from start to finish including a ride up to the Skylon’s observation deck with incredible views, and a boat cruise on the Hornblower to the falls’ plunge pool. You’ll want to put on your complimentary poncho because things can get real misty down by the plunge pool! Finish the day at the caves behind the falls for a unique view.

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Things To Do in Ottawa

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Ottawa Private Investigator: Mystery Exploration Game
Meet the people behind the scenes who have left their mark on the nation’s capital. They are architects, artists, everyday people, and leaders, but most importantly, they have made an impact that has forever changed our city. Enjoy Ottawa’s natural, green spaces, as well as the hustle and bustle in the heart of the city. Play this game using a bike or e-scooter. 

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Ottawa River Boat Cruise
Prepare to embark on an absolutely thrilling Ottawa River Boat Cruise! Brace yourself for a mind-blowing journey through Canada’s mesmerizing national capital region. Imagine yourself gliding along the peaceful Ottawa River, getting up close and personal with iconic landmarks such as the Supreme Court, Parliament Buildings, and majestic Rideau Falls. Picture yourself on the open upper deck, capturing jaw-dropping photos that will leave your friends envious. And let’s not forget about the captivating history of Ottawa that you’ll learn about along the way. With accessibility for wheelchairs, this 90-minute adventure guarantees awe-inspiring views and memories that will forever be etched in your mind. 

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The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
Get ready for the ultimate haunted adventure in Ottawa! Join this thrilling 1 hour and 15-minute Haunted Walk and prepare to be spooked! Follow your guide’s flickering lantern as they lead you through terrifying tales of crying dolls and phantom footsteps. Uncover hidden cemeteries, hear spine-chilling stories of mysterious mysteries and brace yourself for an unforgettable tour that will leave you with goosebumps.

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Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
Discover Ottawa like never before! Perfect for newbies, this city tour offers a fab intro to all the must-see spots, with plenty of day left to roam free and uncover more gems on your own. 

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Lilo Floating Tiki Bar on the Ottawa River
Set sail on the Ottawa River like never before! Jump aboard our Hawaiian-style Tiki Hut with your crew for an unforgettable adventure. Perfect for chilling with pals, romantic getaways, or even a unique school trip, this is your ticket to becoming part of the Ottawa Ohana. Make your way to Mill Street Pub, follow our signs, and embark on a journey of relaxation and fun. 

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Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen and More
Venue: Knox Church
Dates: June 21, 2024
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Candlelight: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen
Venue: First Baptist Church
Dates: June 28, 2024
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Candlelight: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac at The Gladstone Theatre
Venue: First Baptist Church
Dates: July 18, 2024
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Candlelight: From Bach to The Beatles
Venue: First Baptist Church
Dates: July 27, 2024
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Things To Do in Toronto

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2hr Shared Sailing Experience in Toronto
Set sail for an unforgettable 2-hour adventure through Toronto’s stunning harbor and beyond! Glide past the world’s shortest commercial ferry, dive into the cool breeze of Humber Bay and Lake Ontario, and catch the thrilling local sailing races. Drift by the unique Toronto Islands community, spot summer cruise ships, and marvel at urban beaches, sleek condos, and the iconic CN Tower.

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Candlelight Spring: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Venue: Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
Dates: June 14, 2024
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Candlelight Spring: Featuring Mozart, Bach and Timeless Composers
Venue: Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
Dates: June 14, 2024
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Candlelight Spring: A Tribute to Adele
Venue: Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
Dates: June 15, 2024
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Candlelight Open Air: A Tribute to ABBA
Venue: Evergreen Brickworks
Dates: June 20, 2024
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Candlelight: A Tribute to Celine Dion and more
Venue: Paradise Theatre
Dates: June 27, 2024
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Overnight Accommodations in Toronto

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Toronto in Bloom Package

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SAVE UP TO 15% OFF YOUR STAY. Spring is here and Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is making it easy for you to explore the city in full bloom. The hotel places you just steps away from the city’s attractions, shopping, sport venues & more. Enjoy a special discount for your stay when you book 1 day in advance.

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Drive, Stay & Play Package

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The Chelsea Hotel is making it a little easier for travelers to take a road trip. Book this package and parking is included.

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Fairmont, Royal York

PRIDE Package

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Celebrate Toronto Pride with 10% off luxury accommodations at Toronto’s landmark hotel.

For every stay booked, a $10 CAD donation will go to the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) to help promote equality and safety within LGBTQ+ tourism worldwide.

Offer Includes

  • 10% off luxury accommodations 
  • $10 CAD donation per stay to IGLTA

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Indigenous People’s Day & Month in Ontario

Indigenous Events, Activities & Experiences

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Every June brings another chance to celebrate and honour Canada’s rich history with National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st. First established as a national holiday in 1996, the day encourages Canadians to honor and celebrate the legacy and culture of the country’s Indigenous groups.

Whether you’re looking to celebrate your own Indigenous heritage or simply want to honor a piece of the country’s history, there are plenty of ways to get involved this year. Read on for more information about Indigenous Peoples Day, and find out how you can celebrate throughout the entire month of June!

A History of Indigenous Peoples Day

In 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood (now known as the Assembly of First Nations) called for the creation of a day that would recognize the rich culture of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, as well as the contributions they’ve made to the nation’s prosperity. 

Over a decade later, Governor General Roméo LeBlanc officially declared June 21st of each year to be National Aboriginal Day. Thanks to a statement issued by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2017, the holiday is now widely known as National Indigenous Peoples Day and honors the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada.

The Importance of Celebrating Indigenous Culture

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The contributions made by Indigenous peoples to Canada’s history and prosperity are overlooked. And thanks to a long history of colonization and discrimination, Indigenous culture has largely become invisible, despite the fact that Indigenous peoples make up nearly 5% of Canada’s total population. 

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day provides a space for these groups to be recognized and celebrated for their achievements and rich culture. It also allows non-Indigenous people to gain a better understanding of and a new appreciation for the Indigenous communities that surround them.

Celebrating Indigenous Culture Respectfully

If you’re a non-Indigenous person who would like to participate in the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, it’s important to maintain a level of respect.

Respectfully observing the holiday largely means keeping the focus on Indigenous culture and history. This can be done in countless ways and can include anything from eating traditional foods to attending a celebration hosted by an Indigenous organization. 

Another crucial aspect of celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day respectfully is educating yourself about Indigenous history, which is often improperly taught. Staying educated can minimize misinformation surrounding Indigenous culture, and keep misconceptions from being passed down to future generations.

Ways You Can Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month This Year

In 2024, there are plenty of things you can do to honor Canada’s Indigenous history all month long. Read on to find out what you can do for Indigenous Peoples Day this year!

Online Government Programs & Celebrations

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Be sure to check out National Indigenous Peoples Day virtual activities happening in your region through Celebrate Canada.

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Midland Cultural Centre Indigenous Art Gallery

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The new art gallery located in the heart of Midland is always featuring Indigenous artist exhibitions. This free-admission fine art gallery is proud to show the works of regional and Ontario artists. 

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Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival 

Where: Ottawa, Ontario

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Come celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, Competition Pow-Wow and much more.

INDIGENOUS DAY CELEBRATION: June 21

EDUCATION DAYS: June 21 – 23, 2024
FREE performances and interactive workshops that share and celebrate the diverse Indigenous cultures of Canada. All of this programming is designed to encourage interaction and engagement with our Indigenous artists and knowledge keepers who will help bring the curriculum to life in a fun, authentic and appropriate way.

POW WOW: June 21 – 23, 2024
This year the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is excited to feature both our Virtual Pow Wow and live Competition Pow Wow, presented by CN Railway & Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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Mādahòkì Marketplace

Where: Ottawa, Ontario

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National Indigenous Peoples Day @ Sainte Marie Among the Hurons

DATE: Friday, June 21, 2024
HOURS: 10 am to 3 pm*
Special Event Rate: $ 12.00 per person, plus HST
* The historic site and indoor museum are open until 5 pm (last admission at 4 pm).

Join this dynamic, annual, education-focused celebration of the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Take part in workshops, presentations, and activities to learn about a wide variety of Indigenous skills including drumming, dancing, and craftwork. Learn about traditional teachings, shop for Indigenous art, and more. Come and honour these dynamic communities on the longest day of the year, at historic Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.

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Daphne Cockwell Gallery @ ROM

Where: Toronto, Ontario

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Located on the main floor of the Hilary and Galen Weston Wing, the Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture is one of ROM’s premiere cultural spaces, featuring more than one thousand works of art and cultural heritage.

As part of ROM’s broader effort to foster a greater appreciation of the Indigenous ancestral objects in the Museum’s collections, and to support the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, admission to the Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture is free of charge to the public.

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Niibing Tribal Tours

Where: Niibing, Ontario (approx 40 minutes from Thunder Bay)

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Learn about regional history and Indigenous cultural experiences on this leader-led weekend getaway. Learn about Kakabeka Falls, Mount McKay, Marina Park, Amethyst Mine Panorama, Ouimet Canyon, Silver Islet, Sleeping Gian Provincial Park and Old White Pine Stand. Choose from packages that include flights, accommodation, transportation and everything you need. 

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FREE ATTRACTION ENTRY

In Ontario, a growing number of tourism attractions are offering free entry to Indigenous peoples as part of efforts to recognize and honor their heritage and contributions. This initiative includes popular sites such as Ontario Parks, which grants free admission to all its provincial parks, allowing Indigenous visitors to connect with their ancestral lands and enjoy natural landscapes. Museums like the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) also participate in this initiative, providing opportunities for Indigenous peoples to explore cultural, historical, and artistic exhibits without financial barriers. These efforts reflect a broader commitment to reconciliation and fostering an inclusive environment where Indigenous communities can freely access and engage with Ontario’s rich cultural and natural resources. Newly added to this list is the Toronto Metro Zoo.


Mohawk Institute Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School. Join them every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help support virtual programming at the Woodland Cultural Centre with your donation.

The virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. During the video Lorrie provides the history of the institution over its 140 year history. Viewers will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building, as well as hear interviews from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute.

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June is month filled with things to celebrate in Ontario. Always check out the ToDoOntario Events Calendar for more things to do in Ontario. 

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Ontario Dads

Things To Do Father’s Day For All Kinds Of Dads

Father’s Day in Ontario is on June 16, 2024.

Ontario Dads are pretty special. They do an amazing job at teaching their children not only all the fun things to do in Ontario, but how to enjoy them like a kid. Ontario offers all kinds of activities that fathers love and love to teach their kids. 

Spending time with Dad on father’s day weekend is always quality time. Spending the day with your father and doing something dad loves is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for everything he does. Summer-like weather means there are plenty of things to do in Ontario on Father’s Day. 

Perhaps plan a hike, golf or fishing outing. Make a reservation on his favourite patio and get a bite to eat. Definitely make some reservations no matter what you choose to do. 

If you’re staying home maybe you can plan an outside bonfire and watch his favourite movie outside with popcorn and snacks. If you have a bonfire, make sure you make the ToDoOntario Dessert Cones!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re looking to get something special for your dad this year, here are a few fathers day ideas that are getaway packages or experiences you can send Dad out to do, or do together. 


SPA TIME FOR DAD AT A HYDROSPA

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Let Dad go and soak or steam his stress away at JW Marriott the Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa’s Hydrospa. They offer  indulgent spa services with gorgeous Muskoka views.

After a relaxing spa visit Dad can dine and then experience the Crystal Head Vodka Ice Bar. 

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FRIDAY HARBOUR SPECIAL EVENTS – TBA

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SEND DAD ON A FISHING TRIP

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For a night, for a weekend, for a whole week, send Dad off to recharge his batteries on an Ontario fishing trip. 

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RELAX AND CRUISE GEORGIAN BAY

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Any Dad would love to join Island Queen Cruises as they cruise through the inner islands of the Big Sound, an area many locals consider to be home to some of the most beautiful islands and channels on the Bay, including the famous Hole in the Wall! This non-stop two-hour morning cruise is the cruise that started it all. 

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Celebrate Father’s Day – Join Sunset Cruises for SPECIAL Cruises on Lake Rosseau!

Dads cruise for FREE with one paid cruise ticket.

Calling all families and adventure seekers! This Father’s Day, give Dad the ultimate treat with an unforgettable experience aboard Peerless II, on the picturesque Lake Rosseau.

Sunset Cruises does not have any online reservation available, you must contact the office – 705-645-2462 or email info@sunsetcruises.ca to book your tickets.  

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FORE THE LOVE OF DADS

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Ontario has no shortage of beautiful golf courses and driving ranges. Buy your father a gift certificate to enjoy a course he loves or even a new one to try! 

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Climb Like A Kid Again Canopy Tours & Treetop Trekking

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In the treetops or on a zip line are a great way to have fun and make memories with Dad. Ontario has some pretty cool canopy tours and activities that will have your dad feeling like a kid again. 

Haliburton Forest Canopy Tours Ontario Treetop Trekking locations

PLAY IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF ONTARIO

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Enjoy the great outdoors at Blue, ride the attractions on the mountain or shop and dine at Blue Mountain Village. 

Blue Mountain Village Blue Mountain Resort

Does your dad like caving, hiking and incredible views? Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is a great place to explore the caves AND check out the view from the 420ft suspension bridge.

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SEND DAD ON A SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY FOOD TOUR

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Indulge in a variety of flavours as you walk, sip and taste your way through some of the best eateries and shops in southern Georgian Bay. Each tour consists of 5-6 different locations and runs rain or shine-so please dress accordingly. Alcoholic pairings can be added for a nominal fee. Whether your dad is looking for a fun afternoon with friends or tasty new way to explore Collingwood, Creemore, Midland or Thornbury, these tours include great good, a touch of local history and of course, lots of laughter. 

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EXPLORE CAVES & SCENIC VIEWS

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Explore caves with Dad and take in picturesque views of The Blue Mountains and Collingwood. Situated within one of Canada’s eighteen UNESCO biosphere reserves and dating back 450 million years, our location is steeped rich in history and heritage.    Explore new heights from the longest Suspension Bridge in Southern Ontario, or take in our Hiking Trail Centre offering 15 kilometers of trails meandering through 370 unspoiled acres of natural beauty. Experience the unique views of the 200 year old forest, with well-marked trails offering gentle rolling slopes to steep climbs, and expansive, world class views!  

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TAKE DAD OUT FOR LUNCH OR A TREAT, ORDER HIM MAPLE SYRUP

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Find a fun spot for a road trip near you and take your dad out for summer fish and chips or (and?) ice cream! Read out past blogs to easily find a place to try if you’re looking for something new.

If you’re 19+, read our blog about tips for visiting microbreweries in Ontario and have fun (safely) with Dad exploring some Ontario craft beers. The blog section contains YOUR list of favourite Ontario fish and chips places and also YOUR favourite Ontario ice cream shops. Does he love all things maple? Order him some Ontario maple syrup or maple products and have them shipped right to him. 


SEND DAD TO FORAGE FOR MUSHROOMS

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This immersive wilderness learning experience will bring your dad into the forest with a single delicious goal in mind: how to find, identify, and harvest wild edible mushrooms! This isn’t for every dad, but for those who love nature, being the woods and learning about Ontario’s wilderness, this is for him! 

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TAKE A HIKE, DAD!

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We’ve all done a ton of hiking since the pandemic but this guided hike in Haliburton is extra special. Sign your father up to join a knowledgeable hiking guide for a 2-3 hour hike around the Barnum Creek Nature Reserve, learning about everything the region has to offer, and the rich history and stories of the area. 

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ToDoOntario - Happy Father's DayThere are so many great things to get dads or do with dads this year.

Check out the ToDoOntario Events Calendar for events and experiences your dad might like and our list of summer getaway packages for more inspirational gift ideas.

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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 like, click on the links to learn more.

Fishing Cast into a Lake

April 2024 Fishing Tournaments

Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival 
April 26 – 28, 2024.

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2024 TBA


May 2024 Fishing Tournaments

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend
May 11 – 12, 2024.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Parry Sound)
May 11, 2024.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Huntsville)
May 19, 2024.

Lake Muskoka Pike Open
May 18, 2024.

Emo Walleye Classic
May 23 – 25, 2024.

Pike Derby (Belwood)
May 25 – 26, 2024.

Mattagami First Nation Walleye Tournament
May 31 – June 1, 2024.

Longlac Walleye Masters – MFN Spring Walleye Tournament
May 31 – June 1, 2024.

Ontario Kayak Series | Spring Pike Tourney
2024 TBA

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2024 TBA

Annual Fish Kincardine Derby
2024 TBA


June 2024 Fishing Tournaments

Longlac Walleye Masters – MFN Spring Walleye Tournament
May 31 – June 1, 2024.

Mattagami First Nation Walleye Tournament
May 31 – June 1, 2024.

Barrie Bassmasters Sparrow Lake Pike Open Tournament 
June 1, 2024.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Ron Senecal / Memorial West Arm / St. Charles)
June 8, 2024.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Lavigne)
June 9, 2024.

Longlac Walleye Masters – Dubrueilville Magpie Walleye Derby
June 14 – 15, 2024.

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend
June 15 – 16, 2024.

Dryden Walleye Master
June 15 – 16, 2024.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail  (Cache Bay / Museum)
June 22, 2024.

Geraldton Walleye Classic
June 22 – 23, 2024.

Ontario Family Fishing Week
June 29 – July 7, 2024

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
June 29 – August 24, 2024

Ontario Kayak Series | Spring Pike Tourney
2024 TBA

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2024 TBA

Family Fishing Derby Bayview Wildwood Resort
2024 TBA


July 2024 Fishing Tournaments

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
June 29 – August 24, 2024.

Ontario Family Fishing Week
June 29 – July 7, 2024.

Annual Island Lake Bass Derby (Island Lake Conservation Area)
July 13 – 14, 2024.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (White Water)
July 13, 2024.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Vermillion)
July 14, 2024.

Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship
July 18 – 20, 2024.

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
July 20 – August 4, 2024.

Longlac Walleye Masters
July 27 – 28, 2024.

Manitoulin Expositor Salmon Classic
2024 TBA

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2024 TBA


August 2024 Fishing Tournaments

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
July 20 – August 4, 2024.

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
June 29 – August 24, 2024.

Nakina Bass Derby
August 2 – 4, 2024.

Kenora Bass International
August 8 – 10, 2024.

Longlac Walleye Masters – Kapuskasing River Walleye Tournament
August 9 – 10, 2024.

Atikokan Bass Classic
August 16 – 17, 2024.

Longlac Walleye Masters – Hearst Walleye Challenge
August 23 – 24, 2024.

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
August 23 – September 1, 2024.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Callander)
August 24, 2024.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Classic $320)
August 31 – September 1, 2024.

Wawa Salmon Derby
2024 TBA.

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2024 TBA.


September 2024 Fishing Tournaments

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail (Classic $320)
August 31 – September 1, 2024.

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
August 23 – September 1, 2024.

Longlac Walleye Masters – St. Mary’s River Walleye Cup
September 6 – 7, 2024.

Annual Sioux Narrows Bassin for Bucks
September 6 – 8, 2024.

Barrie Bassmasters Balsam Lake Bass Tournament 
September 14, 2024.

Bassin for Kids
2024 TBA.

The Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
2024 TBA.

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
2024 TBA.


October 2024 Fishing Tournaments

Barrie Bassmasters Lake Simcoe Bass Tournament 
October 19, 2024.

Are you interested in adding a fishing tournament to this free listing page? Please use the contact form to send us the information. 

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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Things To Do For Mother’s Day

Your Guide to Mother’s Day in Ontario

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Mother’s Day: Sunday May 12, 2024

Another spring, another Mother’s Day in Ontario is here. We are going out on a limb and say we don’t think your mom wants a weighted blanket. We know your mother wants to continue to get back to doing the things she loves. After breakfast in bed, your mom wants to go out and do something fun because the sun has been shining and the birds having been singing.

Mother’s Day is extra special in Canada because of it’s timing. Spring is a time of rejuvenation, spring blooms and warmer weather. It’s a happy time to go out in the sunshine and keep rebuilding our relationships after the pandemic.

What you’ll find below are just a few ideas from our events and activities tagged for Mother’s Day in our events calendar. 


Admittedly, we might be biased but we think Ontario Moms are the coolest Moms out there. Moms in Ontario are fortunate to have a ton of things to do. This means that no matter what your mom likes to do, there is something for you to get for her that she will love, and maybe you will too!

Some of these experiences and Mother’s Day events are near you, or worth the drive. Why not make part of the gift a roadtrip? 

Does your mom like biking? There’s things to do. 

Does your mom like hiking? There’s things to do. 

Does your mom like craft brew? There things to do. 

Spa? Things to do too. 

See where this is going?  

Unique Mother’s Day gifts are where it’s at!

How to Celebrate Mothers in Ontario

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Here are few Mother’s Day gift ideas of experiences, events or activities we think your mom would be most pleased to received this Mother’s Day. 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

Mother’s Day Brunches & High Teas 2024

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Head to the nearest Ontario resort, restaurant or event centre for an indulgent brunch with the family. This year brunches are back and we’re here for that. Carving stations, dessert tables with chocolate fountains, we’ve missed you! 

If your mom is a foodie and loves delicious food, check out these events and venues for places your mom would love to check out.

Hockley Valley Resort, Mono (Brunch)
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston (Brunch)
Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa (Brunch or High Tea)
Friday Harbour Resort, Innisful (Brunch)
Blue Mountain Village, The Blue Mountains (Brunch)
Eganridge Resort, Kawartha Lakes (Brunch)
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka, Minett (Brunch)
Christie’s Mill & Spa, Port Severn (Brunch)
Sherwood Inn on Lake Joseph, Port Carling (Brunch)
Rawley Resort, Port Severn (Brunch & High Tea)
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (Toronto)
Cobble Beach Resort (Owen Sound)
Deerhurst Resort (Huntsville)
Bayview Wildwood Resort (Severn Bridge)

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Treetop Trekking Mother’s Day Special

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Trees at any Treetop Trekking parks in Ontario, and Mom participates for free.

Treat mom to a fun and adventure filled day this Mother’s Day, May 12th, at any of the 7 Treetop Trekking parks in Ontario. Mom’s can participate in the Zipline & Aerial Game Trek activity for no cost on Mother’s Day (May 12th 2024), when visiting with at least two other guests that are paying our individual day visit rates. Park locations are Stoufville, Barrie, Brampton, 1000 Islands, Ganaraska, Huntsville and Hamilton.

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Ontario Tulip Farm Visits

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If you’re close to the Niagara region of Ontario, then look no further than the colourful beautiful fields of two tulips open now. TASC Tulip Farm and JP Niagara Experience are both experiences that will make mom happy. You will also be able to create beautiful photos and make lasting memories.


Spa Visits & Gift Certificates

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Send mom to an Ontario spa, or make it a date for both of you to enjoy. Ontario has no shortage of amazing day spas and spa resorts to please and pamper any loving Mom who deserves it.

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Send Her on a Delicious Food Tour in Collingwood, Creemore, Thornbury, or Midland

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Whether you are looking for a fun afternoon with your mom, this tasty new way to explore Collingwood, Creemore, MIdland or Thornbury, South Georgian Bay Food Tours tours include great good, a touch of local history and of course, lots of laughter. We know any mom who loves to explore and loves great food would love this experience for Mother’s Day. 

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A Mom-Date Under the Sea

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Take your mom to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Downtown Toronto. From reefs to stingrays, you can spend a few hours here with mom having fun and relaxing any time of the month or….

Mother’s Day High Tea

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Join Ripley’s at the aquarium for a special Mother’s Day high tea event on Sunday, May 12.

Treat your mother to an unforgettable afternoon surrounded by stunning marine life and indulgent treats!

Ripley’s high tea menu features a selection of sweet and savory delights, including freshly baked scones, delicate finger sandwiches, and decadent pastries. Guests will also have the opportunity to sip on an assortment of premium loose leaf teas and gourmet coffee catered by one of Toronto’s top caterers, Daniel et Daniel!

 As you enjoy your high tea, take in the breathtaking views of the aquarium. From colourful tropical fish to majestic sharks, treat the mom in your life to the most unique Mother’s Day in Toronto!

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Winery Tours

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Ontario is home to some wonderful wineries and cideries. Many Ontario moms love a winery visit to see where the grapes or apples are grown and to enjoy patio views and delicious food. Your mom would love an experience like this, and if you’re old enough, you might too! 

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Climb on Up for Treetop Fun

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Did you know you can rent a treehouse accommodation suite in Ontario? If you’re mom loves to take in amazing views from above, why not indulge her in a treetop experience for the day or even overnight. 

Treetop and canopy tours are also a fun way to spend time with Mom doing something adventurous and fun. 

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Festival Tickets

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Have you heard? Festivals are back! Some of Ontario’s favourites festivals and events are back. You can surprise you mom with tickets to celebrate her favourite thing, whether that’s music, buttertarts or something else, we know there’s a festival for that. 

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Cruisin’

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Ontario is abundant in fresh water. Lake, bays and rivers are a great place to relax and take in some incredible views. From Muskoka to Niagara Falls, take mom for a stress free cruise and see some new Ontario sights. 

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Other Experiences in Ontario Mom Will Love

ToDoOntario is the one place that has all the getaway package offers, events and best activities in Ontario to do. We know you can find something not listed here your mom will love. The best gift is spending time together doing something fun. 

Find More Mother’s Day Events & Activities

Obviously, Ontario has so many cool things to do that you will not have any issues finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mom. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmothers and those people fulfilling that mother role. It’s a difficult but rewarding job and we appreciate everything mothers do. 

 

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Places To Experience The 2024 Eclipse

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All eyes will be on the sky on April 8 when a spectacular, once in a lifetime celestial event will take place – a total solar eclipse.

As the moon aligns perfectly between Earth and the Sun temporary darkness will sweep across the country. Ontario hasn’t witnessed a total solar eclipse in over 50 years (the last was in 1972), and the next won’t take place for another eight decades, in 2106. 

We’re warned not to look directly at a total solar eclipse with appropriate protective glasses, but the solar eclipse is an extraordinary event that deserves to be celebrated, not feared. There are opportunities to safely – and memorably – embrace this awe-inspiring celestial phenomenon.

You can put the following destinations and organized events on your Ontario Eclipse ToDo list.

2024 Solar Eclipse in Prince Edward County

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Mark your calendars and prepare for an out-of-this-world experience as The Waring House proudly presents The Solar Eclipse Extravaganza. Set against the stunning backdrop of Prince Edward County, this event promises to be an unforgettable celestial celebration for the whole family.
 
Time: Starts at noon (Eclipse predicted to start at 3:21)
Where: The Waring House, Picton
Tickets: $10 if purchased ahead of time by calling (613) 476-7492. $12 at the door, children are free.
 
What’s Included:
 
Eclipse viewing glasses
Workshop for decorating glasses
Guided experience with an Astronomy Ambassador from Queen’s University
An experience crafted by The Department of Illumination (more info to come!) 
Lawn games and activities for all ages
Eclipse-Themed Menu: Indulge in our specially curated eclipse-themed casual food and drink menu, featuring delicious treats and refreshing beverages inspired by the cosmos.
 
Join the Fun: Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or simply looking to witness the magic of a solar eclipse for the first time, The Solar Eclipse Extravaganza offers something for everyone.
Bring your friends, family, and sense of wonder as we come together to marvel at one of nature’s most awe-inspiring phenomena. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to witness a solar eclipse in style at The Waring House. Secure your tickets today and prepare for an unforgettable celestial experience.
 

2024 Solar Eclipse in Niagara Falls

Join Niagara Parks on an extraordinary cosmic journey with an exclusive lineup of events leading up to the highly anticipated solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, happening directly over the iconic Niagara Falls. Visit the Niagara Parks website and you’ll find information about their listing of designated viewing areas and upcoming programming. Don’t miss your chance to be part of history.

 
 
 
 
 
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Free Concert & Fireworks | Monday, April 8 | Queen Victoria Park

Enjoy a free concert at Queen Victoria Park to celebrate the awe-inspiring celestial event happening over Niagara Falls! This free concert, presented by Niagara Falls Tourism, will take place before and after the eclipse, making it the perfect way to spend an unforgettable day in Niagara Parks.  

The full lineup includes The Glorious Sons, JJ Wilde, New Friends, The Boneheads, and a special performance from the Niagara Symphony Orchestra. The entertainment will kick off with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra playing the prelude to the total solar eclipse and resuming once totality is reached when the moon fully eclipses the sun–a truly epic moment. A special fireworks display over Niagara Falls will officially conclude the concert at 10 p.m.

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Make it a getaway and take advantage of a spring vacation package and start exploring Ontario today.

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Best Things to Do During Spring in Ontario

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These Are The Best Things to Do During Spring in Ontario (2023)

Ontario plays a vital role in Canada’s $19.5 billion tourism industry, attracting over a million international tourists every year. That’s a sure sign that it’s an interesting place to explore for both local and foreign travelers.

Many of these adventure seekers visit Ontario during the beautiful winter months when they can enjoy exciting snow-centered activities. Yet the period from March to June holds many delights for those looking to maximize springtime in Ontario, too.

If you’re planning to visit this province soon, or you’re a resident looking for interesting spring activities in Ontario, keep reading. Here’s a round-up of the top things to do in spring in Ontario.

Easter Events Galore

The long weekend commemorating the Christian Easter celebration is a great time to explore the best of spring in Ontario 2023. You’ll find no shortage of family fun at these events, so check out this list of top Easter attractions:

Apart from these major events, you’ll also find Easter egg hunts at local parks and indoor venues across Ontario. The province is also home to sweet celebrations of a different kind in the springtime.

Savor the Sweet Delights of Springtime

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As the world’s top maple sugar producer, Canada is awash with festivals to celebrate the arrival of maple season in the spring, and Ontario dishes up a good helping of these enjoyments.

Maple Weekend is already confirmed for April 1 to 4 this year, along with a host of other maple-themed events.

Natural Attractions in Ontario

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Around the globe, spring is a time for blossoms and blooms, and you’ll find many beautiful specimens to admire across Ontario.

Visit Awenda Provincial Park for a spectacular display of Ontario’s provincial flower, the trillium. These lovely, lily-like blooms come in five varieties ranging from red to white. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see them all.

You can enjoy over 30 miles of trails in this park, and there are five gorgeous beaches to explore, too.

The Tulip Festival is on May 12 to 22 at Commissioner’s Park in Ottawa, where you can admire a mass display of over 300,000 tulips.

You can enjoy over 30 miles of trails in this park and there are five gorgeous beaches to explore, too.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms all over Ontario. Toronto’s High Park is one of the best places to visit in spring in Ontario if you love these dramatic floral displays.

Oshawa Botanical Gardens is another pristine location to enjoy mild spring days surrounded by magnificent blooms. There are always a host of free family-friendly activities happening during the annual Peony Festival, as well as excellent artisan eats up for grabs.

As the snow melts, Ontario’s many waterfalls are at their best, so enjoy them before the smallest ones dry up in the summer. Hamilton has over 120 of these water features, so it’s an excellent place to start your waterfalling adventures.

Warmer weather means this is a great time to enjoy Niagara Falls’s beauty, outdoor activities, and attractions. These include bike trails, events, and restaurants with the best views.

Find Your Favorite Patio

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Relaxing with a delicious meal and a craft beer on a warm spring day is one of the best things to do in Ontario for couples. These are some of the best restaurants for long lunches or lazy afternoons in the sunshine:

If you love fine wines and dining, head to Prince Edward County for a taste of the finer things in life. This beautiful destination has much to offer spring travelers, including wine tasting, hiking, exploring nature, and shopping in quaint small-town stores.

Take a Trip to Toronto

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Toronto is awash with things to do in Ontario for families, couples, and solo travelers. You’ll find some of the best activities in Ontario available in this bustling city, as well as plenty of things to fill a rainy weekend.

These include:

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

This 6-million-liter aquarium is home to 450 species of water-dwelling creatures, with 20,000 different specimens on display.

The Discover Center is an excellent attraction for children wanting a hands-on experience, while Planet Jellies is a fascinating otherworldly exhibit.

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Kensington Market

This is Toronto’s top destination for photographers and those in search of unique finds. It’s packed with clothing boutiques, eateries, bars, and diverse people.

CN Tower

Toronto’s most recognizable feature, the CN Tower, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Buy a ticket to scale its heights and reward yourself with a meal at the LookOut Level, or get your adrenaline pumping on the thrilling EdgeWalk.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Sports lovers young and old enjoy this collection of 15 different exhibits showcasing memorable moments in the history of hockey. With over 50% of the NHL comprising Canadian players, you’ll find many familiar faces in the onsite Hockey Hall of Fame, too.

Toronto Islands

This collection of 15 islands in Lake Ontario offers much to amuse the adventurous. Enjoy the action at Centreville Amusement Park, lap up the views of the city, or lounge on one of the many beaches.

Extra Things to Do in Spring in Ontario

Rain or shine, Ontario overflows with fun things to do for couples, singles, and families. It’s a wonderful time of year to celebrate renewal and rediscover your zest for life.

Don’t let this season pass by without discovering where to go in Ontario for the best spring activities. Browse our website for more exciting things to do in spring in Ontario, or at any time of the year.

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Cannabis-Friendly Things To Do On 4-20

*The following article is intended for readers 19+ years of age.*

According to weed lore, a group of students who attended San Rafael High School coined the term “420” during the 1970s. 

The phrase “420” comes from “420 Louis”. This was a code for the group, who called themselves ‘The Waldo’s’, to meet by the school’s statue of Louis Pasteur. Since then, the number and the date have become synonymous with cannabis.

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The Ontario cannabis industry is thriving more than ever. Ontario is the best place for cannabis events, including your 4-20 celebration.

You’re guaranteed to have a high time in Ontario on April 20th with the following cannabis activities. Here are some of the best cannabis-oriented things to do in Ontario. 

Ontario Cannabis Laws

Canada’s weed laws resemble their cigarette and vape laws. As such, if you’re over the age of 19, you may use cannabis in Ontario.

As a rule of thumb, you’re allowed to smoke anywhere cigarettes are allowed. That means you’re allowed to walk down the sidewalk smoking a spliff. 

Along with knowing general Ontario travel information, it’s also important to know how much weed you’re able to legally carry. In Ontario, you may have up to one ounce on you in public.

Now, let’s move on to the fun part.

April 20 in Ontario To Do List:

CBD Spa Treatments in Muskoka

ToDoOntario - JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Hydrospa pedicure chairs

Head no further to the luxurious JW Marriott The Rosseau Resort Muskoka’s Hydrospa. Here you can fully relax and benefit from the following CBD treatments.

Walking on a Cloud CBD Leg/Foot Treatment

This treatment focuses on hard worked legs/feet and will leave you walking on a cloud. Perfect after a long day of everyday life. The treatment will start with a gentle scrub that is infused with CBD organic oils. The legs and feet will then be painted with a rich clay-based CBD mask wrapped in a hot towel. Enjoy a relaxing 5-minute neck and shoulder massage with a CBD medium. Culminate the experience with a lower leg and foot massage designed to soothe distressed muscles and feet with a cooling, tingling sensation. This HEMP CBD massage treatment will alleviate leg and foot pain, relieve soreness, stress as well as reduce joint swelling.

Gett’n Groovy CBD Pedicure

Dip your toes into a gentle detoxifying warm, bubble bath foot soak, infused with Hemp CBD. Experience the feeling of relief to areas of soreness and discomfort. This instantly soothes with a unique tingling sensation. Your soles will be gentle exfoliated with natural sugar infused CBD organic oil leaving your feet soft and reenergized. Next, the feet are painted in a rich clay-based mask then wrapped in paraffin wax that will deeply nourish while drawing out impurities. Relax with a lower leg and foot massage that is designed to destress tired muscles and feet with a cooling, tingling sensation. This Hemp CBD is also present in this massage medium that will relieve soreness, stress, and discomfort.

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4-20 Rentals vs. Cannabis Events

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Niagara Falls 420 Expo is a celebration of all things cannabis & community. This year’s event is slated to take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The event will feature 20,000 square feet of all things cannabis, including; exhibitors, educational seminars, guest speakers, manufacturers, and more. North America’s largest celebration of all things cannabis. Community. Culture. 

Cannabis Comedy Festival, Toronto

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The Cannabis Comedy Festival is Toronto’s only Legal Cannabis Consumption Comedy Show. Smoking is allowed inside the venue, and the ticket includes a Cannabis study where you can consume Free Cannabis during the show. Dates: Select dates March through April, 2024. 

Here are a few more events happening in Ontario in and around April 20 to help you celebrate.

Smokus Pocus 4-20 Magic Show @ Sens House, Ottawa.
Experience a higher kind of magic at Canada’s Dopest Night Out.

420 Paint & Sip, Thornhill.
420 Paint & Sip (One Love Edition) for a chill evening of creativity, good vibes, and relaxation.

Enjoy Cannabis Activities at High Park 

To truly experience Ontario’s cannabis culture, go to High Park on the 20th of April. On any given day of the year, High Park is a central hub for cannabis smokers. On 4-20, though, the place smokes up like a chimney.

As part of the great outdoors, people enjoy going for high hikes and stoned strolls here. There’s nothing quite like communing with nature while you’re smoking a joint or enjoying some edibles safely and responsibly.

Celebrate April 20th With the Ontario Cannabis Industry

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1 in 4 Canadians smoked pot at least once in 2020. Visiting Ontario in the future for 4-20 means you’ll get to enjoy the same cannabis activities Canadians do.

Only 9% of people in other countries reported similar levels of cannabis use to Canadians. Sure, Canada has the Ontario cannabis industry, but there’s so much more fun to be had there. There are cannabis events year-round when it’s safe to throw/attend them, not just on April 20th.

Go up in smoke with a smile—check out our summer getaway deals. You’ll definitely find a time and place to smoke at some point while you’re there.

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