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9 Ontario parks & hiking trails worth exploring

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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9 Ontario parks & hiking trails worth exploring

Spring & summer are perfect for hiking in Ontario. We have miles and miles (kilometers and kilometers) of spectacular hiking trails for every level so there’s no excuse not to look one up and start exploring our own backyard on foot! With the recently extended Trans Canada Trail, 150+ communities across Ontario now have access…

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25 Festivals to Visit this Summer

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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25 Festivals to Visit this Summer

There are festivals all summer long, some big…some small…so wherever you visit, take the time to check what’s on there.  Some are even worth building your trip around. We have just a few suggestions here, but visit Summer Fun Guide’s festival listings and our event calendar for lots more. Music Festivals Ontario has become a…

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Plan your Summer Theatre & Outdoor Concert excursions now

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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Plan your Summer Theatre & Outdoor Concert excursions now

One of the great things about living in Ontario is the huge selection of cultural and arts offerings available. Summer, in particular, provides loads of opportunities to enjoy live theatre and music. Book now to make sure you see the shows that appeal. Southwestern Ontario Southwestern Ontario is brimming with great summer performing arts options.…

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Exploring Collingwood – 4–season fun!

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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Exploring Collingwood - 4–season fun!

Collingwood and the Blue Mountain area used to be a destination only for skiers. Oh, how that has changed! There has been a concerted effort by the region to expand offerings to entice tourism year round and now, the area is actually more popular in warm weather than cold. For more listings in the region,…

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Explore Ontario’s museums & galleries!

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Explore Ontario’s museums & galleries!

Don’t let the cold stop you from enjoying Ontario’s museums & galleries! Whether it’s snowy and cold outside or just plain rainy and grey, you don’t have to look far to find fun things to do and fascinating museums or historical sites to explore. Ontario has loads of them! GTA Many of the GTA museums…

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Vacation ideas for Summer 2018 – Plan NOW

By Shari & Elisa Monday, January 15, 2018
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Vacation ideas for Summer 2018 – Plan NOW

  In the dead of winter, the last thing you think about is what you’re going to be doing for your summer holidays, but trust us, now is the best time to plan. Use some of those dreary winter days to do your research and explore your options; some places even have winter specials to…

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6 Skating rinks worth visiting

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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6 Skating rinks worth visiting

When people talk about Canada, they talk about hockey and “eh” and Tim Hortons and being polite and a whole bunch of other things. While most of them are actually pretty accurate, not EVERYONE plays hockey! However, you will be hard pressed to find an Ontarian who has never skated. It seems to be one…

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Casinos, Slots and Racing in Ontario

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Casinos, Slots and Racing in Ontario

Ontario may not be Vegas, but it does have plenty of great opportunities to play games of chance (and skill). A recent decision by the OLG to sell about half of its casinos & slot machines to the private sector has put many of Ontario’s casinos in the hands of experienced operators who aim to…

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10 things to discover in Hamilton/Burlington

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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10 things to discover in Hamilton/Burlington

Burlington is only about 45-50 minutes from downtown Toronto and Hamilton a few minutes further, so if you are looking to venture along Lake Ontario, away from Toronto, there is loads to see in both places.  And lots more ideas here too! Burlington is tucked between Lake Ontario & the Niagara Escarpment in a picturesque…

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Things to do in Ontario for the Next 12 Months

By Shari & Elisa Monday, September 18, 2017
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Things to do in Ontario for the Next 12 Months

Ontario has literally hundreds of things to do every day of every week of every month, year round. How to choose? While we can’t tell you all of your options in this article, we’ll start you off with a few ideas every month for the next year starting in October, and point you to www.summerfunguide.ca…

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