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 […]

Riverside Hideaway: Coldwater’s New Hometown Restaurant

Riverside Hideaway: Coldwater’s New Hometown Restaurant A hearty home cooked meal of ribs, pasta, fish and chips and burgers is made even better by a waterfront view of the tranquil Coldwater River. Riverside Hideaway is a family style restaurant that opened in the Coldwater Mill building in summer. Owners Pam and Marcel Venne lovingly renovated […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Bayview Wildwood Resort – Home Away From Home for Many

For many, the summer of 2020 will be remembered for two things: incredibly hot weather and restrictions caused by the world-wide pandemic. But for those who returned to Bayview Wildwood Resort in Severn Bridge, it will be remembered as it always has been – another summer holiday making memories on the south shore of Sparrow […]

Tourism Spotlight: Quayle’s Brewery

Welcome to Quayle’s Brewery This brand new hop farm and estate brewery nestled in the northern portion of Oro-Medonte 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 made with their own homegrown ingredients. Anchored by […]