Ontario Summer Fun Newsletter – Things to do in Ontario

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August 25, 2011
Find Your Rafting Adventure!

August is almost over, and we want to make the most of our last few weeks of summer. Luckily, it’s still warm and beautiful outside, and we know exactly what to do—river rafting! Ontario has its share of rivers, and more than a few rapids as well. Grab your life jackets, because this activity is sure to be a highlight.

Here are a few rafting companies to check out:




With trips that have been designed for everyone from an adventure junkie, to couples, or a family, you’ll find one that suits your needs and experience level. You can also go on guided canoe or kayak rides, and sleep at a B&B in the area.

Though these trips are more about canoeing than rafting, we love how they’re geared specifically towards busy families. You can paddle through Algonquin, or stay close to the city, but either way, you won’t have to worry about a thing.





RiverRun is a rafting and wilderness resort, with lots of different options. The guided trips go through both channels of the Rocher Fendu rapids, and range from the gentle Class I – II rapids to the adrenaline rush of Class III – V rapids.

Build up a sweat on this river, and then reward yourself with a luxurious trip on a pontoon boat! You’ll travel back upriver in style, and get to enjoy some yummy snacks, too.


There are tons of possibilities when it comes to water fun in Ontario, and a river trip is a fantastic way to get started. For more ideas, check out our Outdoor Adventures page.

Featured Events
Scotiabank Buskerfest
Wander around the St. Lawrence Market area, and be enthralled by hundreds of street performers and musicians. You won’t believe your eyes, and you'll definitely have a blast.
August 25-28, 2011, Greater Toronto Area
CMT Country Music Festival
Some of the biggest names in country music are going to be right here in Ontario! Check out Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum and more. You can camp out for the 3-day festival, and children under 12 are admitted free.
August 26-28, 2011, Central Ontario
Winona Peach Festival
This festival is one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario, and has everything from arts & crafts, midway rides & games, commercial exhibits, a car show, free entertainment, and more food than you can imagine!
August 26-28, 2011, Southwestern Ontario

The Bruce Trail:
This hiking path is Canada’s oldest and longest one. You’ll marvel at the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay, and the limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment—a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
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Hot Deals
We’ve got the inside scoop for summer in Ontario. Click here for valuable savings!



"My Favourite Bike Tour or Hiking Trail Contest:
This is the last week to get in on Ontario's award-winning trails and conservation areas. Do you have a favourite place to hike or bike? Send us the details for your chance to win a spectacular guided hike for 2 in Killarney Provincial Park, named Ontario's crown jewel, from Killarney Mountain Lodge. Contest closes August 31, 2011.

Featured Market

The Toronto Underground Market (TUM) is a social food market for the community to sample the food of Toronto home cooks. These vendors are not necessarily chefs, although some will be. This is a new kind of community market: not a farmer's market, or a food festival, but something completely unique. The debut event is in September, so get your tickets now.
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My Travel Itinerary

Visit us online, and set up a profile on the site. It’s free, and once you’re logged in, you can make your own personal travel itinerary. Your favourite places, activities and attractions will all be saved under your profile. Browse through the site, and click on the “Add to My Itinerary” button to bookmark your spots to visit this summer.
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Coming next week
Grab your baskets, because we’re going to the Farmer’s Market!

Have a question?
Looking for suggestions?

The best suggestions come from others who have been there and done that!
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