Downtown Orillia’s 2017 Mural Project Call to Artist!

The Downtown Orillia Management Board, in partnership with the City of Orillia, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department, is seeking artist to submit designs for the creation of a public mural. The mural will commemorate and celebrate Orillia’s 150th anniversary. To be located in Downtown Orillia, the mural looks to capture the richness of Orillia’s past, […]


Be sure to share your experiences with us by tagging #PaddleOLC on Social Media! One of the best ways to truly experience the wonder and beauty of Ontario’s Lake Country is to get out on the water – a credo Mike Bartlett lives by. The paddling guru from Swift Canoe and Kayak of Waubaushene spends as much […]

FREE Lockage in 2017!

Government of Canada Announces Free Lockage in 2017 Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with free lockage along Parks Canada’s historic canals As part of Budget 2016, the Government of Canada announced free admission in 2017 for all visitors to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada. Today, the Minister […]

Harvest the Fall Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country

This popular, sought after and award-winning event expanded in 2015 to include lunch options on top of the dinner choices. You now have more reasons to get out this fall and enjoy the delicious tastes of the fall harvest during Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country. The 2016 falledition runs from Friday, October 21, 2016 to Sunday, November […]

Countdown on for 26th Annual Orillia Jazz Festival

Orillia downtown and around town will be swinging once again to the sounds of live jazz and blues when the 26th annual Orillia Jazz Festival hits the streets October 13 to 16 – with two ticketed events and lots of free events! “Once again, we have received fantastic support from venues and sponsors, including Casino […]


It will be jazz, jazz, jazz in downtown Orillia as the 25th annual Orillia Jazz Festival hits the streets this weekend (Oct. 16 – 18, 2016) “This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Orillia Jazz Festival and, with fantastic support from venues, sponsors including Casino Rama, City of Orillia and the Mariposa Folk Foundation, we […]

Ghost Tours and Sainte-Marie by Candlelight Now Being Offered

Huronia Historical Parks has launched its new, weekly evening programs with tremendous success!   The Ghost Tours at Discovery Harbour, offered on Wednesday evenings from 9:00pm to 10:30pm, feature a spooky guided tour and tales of the actual people associated with the military and naval establishment in the 1800’s.   Sainte-Marie by Candlelight tours are now offered on Thursday […]