The 40th Perch Festival Goes Virtual

40th Orillia Perch Festival Is A Go … 2021 Event Has Gone Virtual! WOW! The largest and one of the longest running fishing events in Canada is still a go and going virtual in 2021! Lake Simcoe and other waters in Simcoe County offer some of the finest yellow perch fishing in Ontario. The Annual […]

Experience Winter in Oro-Medonte

Ski, Snowmobile & Horseback Ride: Experience Winter in Oro-Medonte From skiing and snowmobiling to horseback riding and fat biking and more, these places offer thrill-inducing outdoor experiences that are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are some ideas to get you started! Ski, Snowshoe, Fat Bike or Ride a Groomer at Hardwood […]

Breweries & Cidery

Quayle’s Brewery This hop farm and estate brewery nestled in the northern portion of Oro-Medonte opened its doors in the Spring of 2020 and is earning rave reviews from its early guests. Offering a special farm-to-glass experience, the brewery features a seasonal artisanal food menu and a series of exceptional craft brews, many made with […]

Contest Alert! Enjoy Take-Out and Win

We are giving away $400 in gift cards to one of your favourite restaurants in the region over the next 4 weeks! Show your support for our great restaurants by ordering take-out today and sharing your photos on Instagram or Facebook. How to Enter on Instagram Post a photo of a recently purchased takeout dish […]

Winter Trails

As we navigate the current health crisis Orillia and Lake Country’s protected natural spaces provide local residents a perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and get a dose of fresh air this winter. Each of the following locations have unique characteristics that make them attractive to nature and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Copeland Forest This […]

Orillia – We do Winter Well!

With wide-open blue skies and sparkling snow as far as the eye can see, Orillia’s moniker as the ‘Sunshine City’ doesn’t just apply to the summer months. Winter days are known for fresh breezes and the sun’s rays glistening off snow-clad trails, frozen waterways and ski hills. Whether it’s shopping and dining at more than […]

Celebrate the Holiday season in Orillia’s downtown

As the air turns cooler and fallen leaves swirl around our feet, it would be easy to lament the loss of the hot temperatures we had this summer and the brightness of autumn. But, the restaurateurs and shop owners of downtown Orillia are just not in that frame of mind. What they’re getting ready for, […]

Severn Township, quaint country life at its best

Nestled among a serene rural landscape, home to two museums, and boasting a simpler life is a Village-on-the-River: Coldwater. Located along the Simcoe County Bike Loop Trail and surrounded by quiet country roads, the village has become a popular destination for cyclists looking to take a break and enjoy a lunch or pick up supplies. […]

Fall tours

There’s a certain sweetness in the air when autumn comes into play after a hot summer in Orillia and Lake Country. As the days get shorter and nights get cooler, we are rewarded with a kaleidoscope of colours to mark the change of season. With thousands of acres of forests, the region is dotted with […]