Ontario Summer Fun Newsletter – Things to do in Ontario

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What are YOU going to do this weekend?            January 19, 2012
Art, Facts and Artifacts

With winter winds picking up in the heart of Ontario, staying indoors this time of year can be particularly appealing. Indoor fun can come in many forms, especially when visiting some of Ontario’s museums and galleries! Exploring art, culture, and artifacts will have you “oohing and ahhing” over the most brilliant collections and masterpieces ever created. Enjoy a glimpse of some of Ontario’s most fascinating museums and galleries!

As the only wood carving museum in Ontario, you will enjoy looking at a unique selection of handcrafted wood masterpieces from all around the world. This museum showcases over 300 collections that are sure to carve a lasting smile on your face throughout your visit!

Buckle up! This museum offers a ride to see Canadian history at its finest. With a diverse collection of Canada’s oldest running cars and an 1890’s general store, you will enjoy a historic experience that’s fitting for the whole family!

This non-profit gallery displays modern and contemporary art that focuses on presentation and interpretation, with an emphasis on local art. Visiting the exhibitions is a fascinating way to expand your appreciation for art.

Ever want to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes? Well you can come pretty close at a museum that is completely dedicated to shoes, shoes, and more shoes. From ancient Egyptian footwear to your favourite celebrities’ shoes, this miraculous display will have you celebrating style in a whole new size.

You’ll be amazed when you walk through this 10,000 sq. ft. Natural History museum. See some incredible fossils & gemstones, shells & butterflies, antlers & horns and the largest shark jaws in the world! You can visit the Dinosaur & Polar Bear Galleries too.

From Mummies to Monet, Ontario museums and galleries have some of the most eclectic artifacts in the world! Not only will you see some of the most brilliant and imaginative pieces ever created, but you’ll have a ton of fun along the way. For more ideas, visit our Museums, Galleries & Historical Sites page.

Featured Events
NHL All-Star Game & Celebration
He shoots, and Ottawa scores the hosting gig of the 2012 NHL All-Star Celebration! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime long weekend, that will showcase the best of the 2012 NHL players. It’s time to commemorate all that is hockey, and show the world whose game this really is!

January 26th – January 29th 2012 (Ottawa Region)
Canadian Opera Company
Calling all music lovers! Whether your niche is vocal, piano, jazz, dance, chamber or world music, come on down and enjoy an incredible experience of live performances. Oh, and did we mention it’s FREE!

Most Tuesdays /Thursdays at noon & some Wednesdays at noon or 5:30 pm til June 2012. (GTA)
Fire & Ice
Gather around the campfire, go for a skate, or simply enjoy fine art, food and music at the 3rd annual Fire & Ice Festival. Fire and Ice are each highlighted by plenty of innovative, exciting and fun-filled activities! So whether you like storytelling or ice painting, there’s something there for you and the whole family.

January 21st – January 22nd 2011, (Central)

Coming this February, skate on the world’s largest outdoor skating rink and play in North America’s largest snow playground. Boundless winter fun is waiting for you here!

Summer Fun Guide is now accepting listings & ads for the 2012 print edition of the directory. 250,000 copies will be distributed at ONroute Service Centres and Attractions & Accommodations throughout Ontario starting May 2012. Eligible companies are entitled to a FREE listing. Contact us at 1-866-385-1550 or Click Here to complete the form.

"My Favourite Place for Winter Fun" Contest:
Love to Skate, Ski, Snowshoe, Hike or Snowtube? Prefer to hide indoors at a Museum or Gallery? Tell us for a chance to win 4 tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters, courtesy of Howard Johnson Hotels. Contest closes Jan 31, 2012.

Featured "Animals and Zoos"

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
As hard as it is to imagine, SFG has found the perfect winter escape for you here in Ontario. Step into an indoor tropical garden with tropical plants, waterfalls, streams, reflecting pools and of course thousands of different butterflies, birds and insects to observe!

Coming Next Month
March Break Activities

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