Things to do & Places to stay in Ontario

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

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Not Your Ordinary Tour!

Looking for the lowdown on some of Ontario’s exciting attractions? Want an inside look at your favourite brewery? Or to take in nature’s beauty with a view from above? Want to see a giraffe or tiger up close? Whether you’re the adventurous type, a history buff or animal-lover, go behind-the-scenes to experience Ontario in a whole new way!

Central Ontario

article1feb112020.jpgGet a sneak peek into the making of your favourite lager with the Labatt London Tour! This 2-hour guided tour, complete with headsets that takes you through the process from brewing to distribution. Get a sense of the business as you smell and touch some of the raw ingredients, finishing off with a treat for your taste buds.  Ales’ well that ends well with this unique and interesting tour!

Ready to roar with excitement? Check out the Toronto Zoo’s Wild Encounters! Go behind the scenes with a few fascinating creatures: take a look through the bug house, go behind-the-scenes with the snow leopards, tour the African Pavillion – and so much more. Hear the call of the wild this winter at the Toronto Zoo!

Eastern Ontario/Ottawa

article2feb112020.jpgEver wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at a real-life penitentiary? When the spring schedule begins again in May, you can enjoy a 1.5 hour visit at the infamous Kingston Pen! In this tour – guilty only of being fascinating – you’ll get an in-depth look at what life was like in this former maximum security prison.    

Love a good puzzle? Explore Ottawa on foot with the one-of-a-kind Ottawa Tourist Scavenger Hunt! Solve clues as you explore the Chateau Laurier, the Supreme Court, Byward Market, and more! Learn all about Ottawa’s history as you Sherlock your way around the city.


article3feb112020.jpgLet your imagination take flight with a bird’s eye view of the city at Genesis Flight Centre. Soar above to capture the spectacular 4-season sights of the Georgian Triangle, Barrie and beyond, all from a new perspective. Plane and simple, this tour is sure to impress, so don’t forget your camera!

SW & Niagara

article4feb112020.jpgThe Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours always make a splash! If you’ve been missing hazy days of summer, start planning your trip for a thrilling adventure, where you’ll see the lower Niagara River and the Niagara Gorge from a whole new side. Once the warm weather arrives, you can travel the high seas, take in the Class V rapids and get around with some 360˚ turns. Don’t worry, splashwear is provided because this tour gets wet and wild!


Featured Events

Kidsfest Toronto

Saturday, February 15 to Monday, February 17, 10am-5pm
International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. (Hamilton)

featuredevent1feb112020.jpgIt’s fun for the whole family at Kidsfest Toronto! Featuring over 30 inflatable rides and attractions in an 8,000 square foot space, this event is every kid’s dream. For the young to the young at heart, it’s all-ages fun with shows, interactive activities, contests, games and more!

Snowflakes and Starlight (Stouffville)

Saturday, February 15, 6-8pm
Memorial Park (Stouffville)

featuredevent2feb112020.jpgTurn Family Day weekend into a night of fun with Stouffville’s free Snowflakes and Starlight Winterfest event. Bundle up the fam’ for an evening of unique entertainment and get ready to be impressed with fire eaters, stilt walkers and fantastic food. Finish the night off with a bang as the fireworks grand finale closes this nighttime extravaganza!

Kidsfest Hamilton

Saturday, February 15 to Monday, February 17, 10am-5pm
Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. S., (Hamilton)

featuredevent3feb112020.jpgLooking for full-on family fun this Family Day long weekend? The inflatables at Kidsfest Hamilton are sure to put a bounce in your step! From maze-themed to inflatable axe throwing to a zorb ball racing track, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Let the hours fly by with your unlimited all day pass to jump at the chance for a whole day of fun!

Featured resort : Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa

featuredfeb112020.jpgSir Sam’s Inn & Spa
Valentine’s day is just around the corner and Sir Sam's Inn & Spa provides an incredible getaway experience for couples. Located just a stone’s throw from Sir Sam's Ski Hill means you're minutes away from exhilarating downhill skiing, snowboarding and some of the most beautiful snowmobile trails in Ontario. Start your day by enjoying your favourite outdoor winter activities. Then arrive back at the Inn for a rejuvenating body massage, followed by a quiet dinner for 2 in a romantic atmosphere. Cap the day off with a quiet evening in front of your roaring fireplace with a bottle of wine.  If you’re looking to reconnect with your partner this Valentine’s Day or any day for that matter, then this is a great option. You can also take advantage of instant savings on your accommodations when you can book your stay in advance or during the week..



onlyinontfeb112020.jpg CasaLoma
Did you know that Canada’s only castle, Casa Loma, is located in Toronto? Get your crown ready for some royal fun! Explore the regal rooms, heighten your senses in the Dark Side Tunnel Exhibit and pore over the antique car display. This majestic castle boasts 98 rooms, secret stairways and passageways, stables, the Blueblood Steakhouse, the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada exhibit (and more!) for you to explore on your grand tour. Step back in time for a full day of royal treatment!

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