Make a splash in the Sunshine City

Make a splash in the Sunshine City Summer is already heating up and now, more than ever, the place to be is Orillia with its many lakes and waterways. Whether you’re on your way to Georgian Bay through the Trent-Severn Waterway or just out for a weekend of boating on lakes Simcoe and Couchiching, the […]

It’s Patio Season

 It’s Patio Season! With the warmer weather here many of us are looking forward to enjoying a fine meal and cold drink on one of the region’s many patios. Here is a list of some of the must-visit patios in the region. Rustica Pizza Vino Located in the heart of Orillia’s historic downtown, the European-style […]

Black River Wilderness Park is Opening

Great News! Back River Wilderness Park Opening June 12 View this post on Instagram Earth Day☀️🌲🍁 – – – #earthday #canada #camping #blackriverwildernesspark A post shared by @ harrymacey on Apr 22, 2020 at 5:39pm PDT With campgrounds opening across the Province now is the time to book your spot at the Black River Wilderness […]

These businesses are now open!

As we navigate these uncertain times the province gave the green light for certain sectors to open shop. This is great news for the region and many of its businesses. Golf: Golf is one of the quintessential summer activities and Orillia & Lake Country is not short of golf courses. With dozens of golf courses […]

Trails you can enjoy now!

As we navigate the current health crisis Orillia and Lake Country’s protected natural spaces provide a perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and get a dose of fresh air for local residents. Each of the following locations have unique characteristics that make them attractive to nature enthusiasts. Copeland Forest – This 4,400 acre provincially-protected […]

Make Mother’s Day Special

Make your Mother’s Day Special Although Mother’s Day will feel different this year, there are many ways to spoil all those mothers by supporting businesses in Orillia and Lake Country. These businesses have made it easy and safe to buy a variety of enticing products. Many of us won’t be able to get as close […]

Accommodation For Essential Workers

  Due to COVID-19  local accommodations are restricted  primarily to essential workers.  For rates and information please contact the  businesses listed below: In Orillia: Best Western Plus Orillia Best Western Mariposa Inn Champlain Waterfront Stone Gate Inn Kings Inn Kinghts Inn Quality Inn Econolodge Holiday Motel In Oro-Medonte Ye Olde Country Store Inn Valley Croft […]

Local shops that offer social distancing shopping

  Due to COVID-19 many of the local shops around the region are  offering social distancing shopping to serve the region some of their many products. Please consider shopping locally to support many of the region’s small businesses! The following shops are offering some sort of social distance shopping experience: UPDATE: Support other local restaurants […]

Restaurants That Offer Take-out or Delivery

Many of the restaurants around Orillia and Lake Country are  offering takeaway or delivery to serve the region some of their delicious dishes and treats. Please consider ordering takeaway or delivery to support many of the region’s restaurants! The following restaurants are offering some sort of take-out option: UPDATE: Support other local restaurants and shops […]

Tap into Maple hits the sweet spot

There’s no doubt many adventures await you in Ontario’s Lake Country during winter. Groomed trails make the perfect conditions for snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing and skating. But as the days and nights get warmer, and sap starts flowing through maple trees, the sweetest trail you’ll find in Central Ontario is the one that will lead […]