Ontario Summer Fun Newsletter – Things to do in Ontario

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September 20, 2011
Autumn Adventures

This time of year is sunny and crisp, and it's the perfect season for venturing outdoors. The trees are starting to turn colour, and as the temperature drops a few degrees, an 8-hour hike becomes much more appealing! We've got plenty of ideas for weekend fun outside, and here are a few to get you started:

These folks offer specialized trips & guides for Wabakimi Provincial Park. The staff will help you plan, and are experts in canoe tripping and outpost fishing trips. You get to enjoy all the wild beauty of the park, and you know that you'll be safe and have a great time.

The thrill of off-road riding certainly is addictive! You can choose to ride dirt bikes, dual sport bikes, trials bikes, or ATVs, and you'll definitely find something that gets your heart pumping. The riding instructors will teach you how to get started, and with lots of different skill-level trails available, no previous experience is necessary.

This historical park has adrenaline-pumping activities for everyone! Challenges include a 25m zip line, a ropes course, suspended barrels, bridge jumps, line walks and a toboggan slide. It's family-friendly, but has plenty of attractions for the adult crowd too.

Ontario's outdoors have something to offer in all four seasons, but autumn around here just can't be beat. Grab your fleece, a water bottle and some sunscreen and plan an adventure this weekend! For more ideas, visit our Outdoor Adventures page.

Featured Events
Canadian Opera Company Free Concert Series
The diverse city of Toronto is the ever-changing backdrop seen from the beautiful Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, where artists from around the world share their talent and passion in six series: vocal, piano, jazz, dance, chamber and world music. It'll be going on all year, and best of all - it's free!
September 20, 2011 - June 2012, Greater Toronto Area
Ottawa International Animation Festival
The festival is the largest of its kind in North America! You'll find film buffs, art lovers, filmmakers, and cartoon fans from around the world gathered in Canada's capital
September 21-25, 2011, Ottawa Region
Ruthven Apple Festival
Come celebrate the fall at Colasanti's Tropical Gardens in Ruthven. This is a great community event for the entire family, filled with fun, food, crafts, entertainment and a classic car show on Sunday.
September 24-25, 2011, Southwestern Ontario

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection
This gallery is renowned for its devotion to collecting only Canadian art, and the permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, and the First Nations, Inuit and other artists who have contributed to Canada's artistic heritage.


"My Favourite Orchard, Fall Farm or Corn Maze" Contest:
It's autumn and it’s time for the harvest. Tell us about your favourite apple orchard, pumpkin patch or corn maze for a chance to win a family pass for 4 to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto! Contest closes September 30, 2011.

Featured Getaway

The Prince of Wales Hotel
This luxury spot right in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake is famous for good reason: an award-winning restaurant, beautifully decorated rooms, and a fantastic spa.

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.

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