5 Tips for a Great Mariposa Folk Festival

Soon, school will be out and festival season will be in! The Mariposa Folk Festival, running July 5-7, 2024, is Orillia’s annual celebration of music, food and art and it’s the perfect spot to meet up with friends and make memories to last a lifetime! With Youth Passes for ages 13-18 and Young Adult passes for […]

Celebrate Pride this June

With events, festivals, pop-ups and more planned throughout the month, come out and celebrate Pride Month this June in Orillia & Lake Country! Events Pride in Nature Grant’s Woods Nature Reserve, Severn | Saturday, June 15, 1pm Join Lake Country Pride and the Couchiching Conservancy in celebrating Pride Month with a nature walk for members […]

Summer of Fun at the Port of Orillia

Just 90 minutes north of Toronto, the Port of Orillia is an oasis of summer fun. Every summer thousands of boaters dock at the Port of Orillia. For many, the Port is a destination; for others, a special stop on a voyage through the historic 386 km Trent-Severn Waterway. Adjacent waterfront parks offer scenic trails, […]

Book Your Sunshine City Getaway!

Just 90 minutes north of Toronto, Orillia – “The Sunshine City” – is central Ontario’s best-kept secret. A historic destination nestled between the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe with a bustling arts and culinary scene, Orillia is where natural beauty and culture combine. Every summer, travelers are invited to explore the best of what this lakefront destination has to […]

A Gathering Place of First Nations Stories

Gathering: Festival of First Nation Stories  At the meeting of Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe, the Chippewas of Rama First Nation territory has been called ‘The Gathering Place’ where travelers could meet, rest, and share stories along their journeys. Gathering: Festival of First Nation Stories continues this story, bringing together Indigenous storytellers, musicians, and artists for […]