things to do in ontario

25 Things to do on a summer long weekend in Ontario

By Natalie & Phil Thursday, May 17, 2018
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25 Things to do on a summer long weekend in Ontario

25 summer long weekend activities in Ontario. Summer long weekends here in Ontario are highly anticipated by everyone. Not only do we need a break from our normal routines but we also need the warm weather & sunny skies to help us get over our loooong winters. Here are a few suggestions for things to…

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9 Ontario parks & hiking trails worth exploring

By Natalie & Phil Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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9 Ontario parks & hiking trails worth exploring

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…

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25 Festivals to Visit this Summer

By Natalie & Phil Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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25 Festivals to Visit this Summer

25 Festivals in Ontario 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…

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Plan your Summer Theatre & Outdoor Concert excursions now

By Natalie & Phil Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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Plan your Summer Theatre & Outdoor Concert excursions now

Summer Theatre & Outdoor Concerts in Ontario 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. Summer Theatre & Concerts in…

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Exploring Collingwood – 4–season fun!

By Natalie & Phil Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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Exploring Collingwood - 4–season fun!

Things to do in Collingwood, Ontario 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.…

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Explore Ontario’s museums & galleries!

By Natalie & Phil 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 Natalie & Phil 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 Natalie & Phil 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 Natalie & Phil 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 Natalie & Phil 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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Couples Getaways for you & your Sweetie

By Natalie & Phil Thursday, September 7, 2017
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Couples Getaways for you & your Sweetie

Below are some ideas for a few days or a week-long escape. For others, don’t forget to visit http://www.summerfunguide.ca and check categories like Hotel Accommodations, Resorts and Spas, Wineries & Microbreweries, Outdoor Adventures and more! Spas/resorts There is nothing more romantic than visiting a beautiful hotel, resort or spa with your loved one. Port Cunnington…

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12 Things to do with Kids this Fall

By Natalie & Phil Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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12 Things to do with Kids this Fall

School is back on and that means the weeks of sunny play days are over. But there are still plenty of warm (or warm-ish) fall weekends left to explore Ontario and find fun things to do. For hundreds of ideas, visit Summer Fun Guide. We’ll get you started with 12 below. 1. Visit a pumpkin…

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Things to Do in Windsor Essex Pelee Island

By Natalie & Phil Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Things to Do in Windsor Essex Pelee Island

The Windsor/Essex/Pelee Island region is a great one to visit, with plenty of things to do.  You can see lots of options on Summer Fun Guide, but some of the standouts of the region are highlighted below. Cycling on the scenic pathways and routes, perfect for sightseeing on 2 wheels. Visit the Chrysler Canada Greenway,…

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Sail your way around Ontario

By Natalie & Phil Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Sail your way around Ontario

Although much of Ontario is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by Quebec and the New England states, water-based activities are some of the most popular, and most thrilling, things for families to do when they’re visiting the area. As well as the Hudson Bay to the north, and Lake Superior to the south, Ontario is bursting…

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