Ontario Summer Fun Newsletter – Things to do in Ontario

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May 24, 2011
Terrific Ontario Tours
Tours are a fantastic way to see parts of the province that you might never have found on your own. You can do traditional double-decker bus rides, or channel your adventurous side with an amphibious trip on land and in water! There are tours that take you through haunted pathways, or overland on a helicopter, and more.
Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
Lady Dive Amphibus (Ottawa)
Double Decker Bus Company (Niagara)
It's a boat! No, wait, it's a bus! Ottawa's original Amphibus River and Land Adventure will show Ottawa as it was meant to be appreciated—by land and on water.
Marvel at Niagara Falls and other hotspots around the area, and feel posh while doing it! These double-decker buses have been imported straight from London. Tally ho, old chap!
Central Helicopters Inc (Central Ontario)
Segway of Ontario (Toronto)
Enjoy the view of Ontario’s many lakes, rivers and parks from the air. You can charter a helicopter in all 4 seasons, too.
Learn about the history and architecture of the beautiful Goderham & Worts Distillery District from the eco-friendly comfort of a segway! The tour will give you the thrill of a ride on the open road, with the educational benefits of a trip to a museum.
Ottawa Rickshaws (Ottawa)
Haunted Hamilton Ghost Walks (Southwestern Ontario)
Craving some romance? How about a sweet rickshaw ride for two during a beautiful Ottawa evening? You can also do a market tour of the famous Byward Market, or visit the capital buildings.
Take in some spooky Victorian elegance on a tour through an old mansion, or ruins of a historic building. Any of these ghost walks are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
Get creative, and explore Ontario in a new way this spring. For more fantastic tours, visit our Sightseeing Tours & Visitor Services category
Featured Events
Masterpieces from the Museum of Modern Art at the AGO
For the first time ever, an unrivaled collection of Abstract Expressionist masterpieces is leaving New York City. This monumental show features the legendary artists who dripped, splattered, and painted in fields of incredible colour.
May 28 through September 4, 2011, Toronto
Ottawa International Children's Festival
The Ottawa International Children's Festival is an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for children. For over two decades the OICF has presented an abundance of award-winning artists from around the globe and made wide-eyed children out of attendees of all ages.
June 1-5, 2011, Ottawa
Medieval Festival at Upper Canada Village
A weekend with a colourful cast of medieval re-enactors, musicians, buskers, artisans, falconers, archers, merchants and jousting knights in shining armour on horseback! This festive encampment of tents, mini-stages, and livestock quarters will also feature a “weapons of war” competition, children’s games and activities, and a medieval marketplace.  Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in medieval attire.
June 10-12, 2011, Eastern Ontario
St Mary’s Quarry:
The famous Quarry is now Canada's largest outdoor swimming pool, but it started out as a limestone quarry that has been rehabilitated for swimming. Between 1930 and 1935, the quarry filled with water and was used as a popular swimming spot by the locals. In 1945, the town bought it and the adjoining Thames Quarry along with 50 acres of surrounding land for $2,200.
Hot Deals
$59 for Photography 101 & 2-hour Nature Walk with Nature's Photo Adventures
($120 value)
"My Favourite Place" Contest:
You still have time to enter our May contest! Tell us about your favourite resort or getaway, and be entered to win a two-night stay for 2 at Toronto’s Delta Chelsea Hotel!
Featured Outdoor Adventure
Killarney Mountain Lodge
This spot is a family-owned & operated resort on Georgian Bay, and has amazing Guided Outdoor Day Trips! Sail on a 46-foot ocean sloop, kayak on Georgian Bay, hike in Killarney Provincial Park or relax on a scenic cruise. You’ll find something to suit whatever adventure level you’re in the mood for.
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.
Coming next week
Fantastic Festivals – Start Planning Now!

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