Ontario Summer Fun Newsletter – Things to do in Ontario

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June 14, 2011
Summertime Getaways
Craving a getaway somewhere close by? This June, be sure to book a stay at one of Ontario’s many luxurious B&B’s. Bed & Breakfasts are a fabulous alternative to more mainstream hotels, and provide personal touches, unique décor, and – of course – a delicious breakfast! It’s a great way to relax and rejuvenate, especially over the upcoming long weekend.
Here are some places to check out:
Carmelita by the Lake Cottage Rental and B&B (Central Ontario)
Norfolk Guest House (Southwestern Ontario)
Haliburton's newest year-round cottage rental and bed & breakfast, complete with a gorgeous waterfront and morning mimosas.
A boutique-style spot located within walking distance to fabulous restaurants, shopping and entertainment in downtown Guelph.
Ambiance Bed and Breakfast (Ottawa Region)
Sleepy Hollow Bed & Breakfast (Eastern Ontario)
Originally built in 1904, this elegant Victorian home has been totally renovated, and is located in a quiet corner in Ottawa.
This three-story mansion is complete with a turret and wraparound porch. It’s a perfect place to escape and unwind in the beautiful 1000 Islands.
Davy House Bed & Breakfast (Niagara Region)
A beautifully restored historically designated home decorated with antiques, Canadiana Pine and period nineteenth century character.
Ontario has tons of choices when it comes to picking the right B&B for you. Whether you’re looking for a traditional, antique guesthouse; or a sleek, modern spot, you’ll find an idyllic B&B close to home. For more ideas, visit our Hotels, Resorts, Spas & B&B’s page.
Featured Events
Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Enjoy a 3-day event with fun for everyone in the family. It features dragon boat racing, a kid's area, entertainment, vendors and concessions. Paddlers also raise funds for local charities!
June 17-19, 2011, Ottawa Region
Listen to the Night: Bats of Ontario
This exhibition explores the elusive creatures that fly around in the Ontario night, intriguing for their mysterious combination of bird and mammal-like qualities. The exhibit is included with paid admission to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory.
June 4-November 30, 2011, Southwestern Ontario
32nd Annual Vintage Racing Festival
This annual historic auto racing event features beautifully restored cars from the past 50 years of motor sports. This year's event boasts two exciting racing features: “The Car of Italy” for popular marques such as Alfa Romero, Fiat, Ferrari and Maserati and “Those Amazing Porsches.”
June 17-19, 2011, Greater Toronto  Area
Ottawa Jail Hostel
If you’re looking for a thrilling and notorious getaway, book a night at the Ottawa Jail Hostel. You can stay in a shared or private jail cell, and enjoy a beverage in the on-site jail-themed bar, Mugshots.
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Hot Deals
One free admission to Downey’s Farm & Play Area. Click here for more valuable savings!
"My Favourite Outdoor Adventure" Contest:
Whether it’s ziplining, rock climbing, ATV adventures, or fly fishing, tell us about a great outdoor adventure in Ontario! Submit your favourites for a chance to win an exciting white water rafting experience from RIVERRUN RAFTING Contest closes June 30, 2011.
Featured "Learn To..."
The Polo Organization
Relaxing at your favourite B&B this month might leave you craving some energetic activity. The Polo Organization is great for anyone looking to experience a unique and specialized introduction to the world of polo and horseback riding.
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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
Extraordinary Animals

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