This casual all-suite casino hotel is 1.5 km from the shores of Lake Simcoe and 11.2 km from Orillia. The classic suites have living areas, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. Most also have gas fireplaces, and some add whirlpool tubs. Upgraded suites add separate lounges, while 1 features a piano, a wet bar, a sauna and a 10-person dining table. Select suites include free breakfast in the club lounge. Amenities include an indoor saltwater pool, a sauna and a gym, plus a rooftop patio and a spa. There are also live concerts and events, a casino, and 8 dining options including a steakhouse and a buffet restaurant. Whether it’s a wedding, birthday celebration, retirement party, conference, business retreat, non-profit event or something else altogether, we offer nearly 16,000 square feet of event space to suit your event. Our Facilities are designed to anticipate your every need: 6,600 sq. foot Silvernightingale Ballroom, perfect for a banquet for 400 people or seating for 800 in a theatre-style presentation 2,900 sq. foot Anishnaabe Ballroom Three other meeting and conference rooms ranging in size from 640 sq. feet to 1,500 sq. feet To ensure that your event is a success, we also offer: […]
You can touch history at Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum including The Woodrow Homestead which sits on 6.5 acres of parkland. We promote, collect, and retain history of Coldwater and surrounding areas from 1830 to 1950. Admission is by Donation. We are open from May through to Labour Day, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Enjoy our Devon Teas every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 and wander our River Trail winding through Heritage Gardens along the Coldwater River. A Place for Discovery…A Place of Memories. Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum is now certified as cycle friendly!
Discovery Harbour traces its roots back to the original British naval and military base in Penetanguishene, built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. “His Majesty’s Naval Establishment on Lake Huron”, (as it was first called) kept ships prepared to supply British posts to the northwest. By 1820, it was home to over 70 people, including sailors, officers, shipwrights, and soldiers. Five large ships, 15 smaller vessels, and numerous workshops and dwellings were built. In 1828, a British garrison on Drummond Island was relocated to Penetanguishene. By 1834, Canada was defended exclusively by these forces. An impressive stone Officers’ Quarters was built in 1845. The military occupied the site until 1856.
Visit Orillia’s perfectly placed downtown just steps away from everything you need! Whether Downtown Orillia is your destination or just a pit stop, expect a wide variety of casual to fine dining restaurants plus dozens of specialty stores to explore! Within walking distance of the grocery and liquor stores, and steps from the waterfront. Downtown Orillia offers everything you want out of your all season getaway. Visit Downtown Orillia to experience everything from art to delicious food to year-round events, street festivals and even a weekly Farmers’ Market. For a list of Downtown Orillia Businesses Click HERE For a Map of Downtown Orillia Businesses Click HERE
Horseshoe Resort is the place to go for outdoor adventures that are fun for the whole family, all year round! In the winter months, feel the rush with 28 ski runs, 304 feet of vertical rise, 5 lifts, Ontario’s longest beginner’s carpet and a new and improved Terrain Park. Horseshoe will deliver all the excitement you can handle! While you’re here, come and try cross country skiing. With 30kms of double track set machine groomed trails, we offer some of the best cross country skiing in Canada. If skiing isn’t your thing, strap on some snowshoes, jump on a fat bike or create everlasting memories on Ontario’s longest snow tubing hill. There are so many fun winter activities for everyone to enjoy. In the summer months, brave new heights through activities such as downhill mountain biking or Treetop Trekking. Have fun exploring the cross country trails by hiking or biking, play a round on our 12-Hole Valley Golf Course, go mini putting, or mine for gems at slopeside and more! Splash around in Lake Horseshoe, a man-made lake featuring a sandy beach with fun waterfront activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking. Year-round, we have offers and packages to suit families, […]
LEACOCK MUSEUM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – For over fifty years the Leacock Museum has been welcoming visitors to the Old Brewery Bay on the shores of Lake Couchiching. This stately, 19-room summer home represents Stephen Leacock’s lifetime love affair with Orillia, a town he immortalized as the mythical Mariposa in his quintessential best-seller Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Included in the nearly 10- acre site are Leacock House, the Boathouse, and the museum archives and administration building. Don’t forget to stop by the Leacock Cafe and enjoy some amazing food and beverages, or stop through on the trails for some ice cream! The museum grounds feature gardens and trails such as the Orillia Millenium Trail or the Lightfoot Trail that travels throughout Orillia along the waterfront, through the property! These trails are ideal for a stroll, especially in their summer fullness or during fall colours. Enjoy the amazing waterfront, located on Lake Couchiching makes for some amazing views and a convenient spot to take a break from paddling and enjoy this local historic site! Open year round and available for rentals, meetings and special events.
SKI & SNOWBOARD AT MOUNT ST. LOUIS MOONSTONE! Skiing, snow boarding, rental equipment, lessons & food. Winter in Ontario’s Lake Country can’t get any better then this. Mount St. Louis Moonstone is one of the largest family owned ski resorts in Ontario offering great ski hills for skiing and snowboarding. It was founded in 1964 by Austrian Alpine skier Josl Huter. The resort is located just north of Barrie in the snow belt region of Ontario. Today, it offers 36 slopes, 3 terrain parks, 9 chairlifts and 3 carpets. The resort is known for being family friendly and prides itself on accommodating the beginner skier to the most advanced skier. Hours of Operation: (closed December 25th) *Monday & Tuesday 9am – 4:30pm* *Wednesday – Sunday 9am – 9pm* *Weather permitting New to skiing? Try this beginner ski package!
Welcome to Quayle’s, a farm brewery unlike any you have ever seen. Our dream was to create a world class hop yard and farm brewery, where we could craft the finest beers, from start to finish. Quayle’s Brewery is nestled in the hills of Oro-Medonte, Ontario between lower Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe – a short drive from Toronto and only minutes from towns like Orillia and Coldwater. With its peaceful surroundings, fresh air, and rich history, it is the perfect setting to brew our craft beer. We use our own spring water and farm fresh hops to create a lasting farm-to-glass experience. We overlook more than 12 acres of hop yards, sitting atop a picturesque hillcrest. Wanting to celebrate our local history, the brewery was built in 2016 as a re-creation of a 19th century local landmark, the Musical Barn. Our barn features a large outdoor patio, tasting room, acoustic lounge, and indoor/outdoor event space. It is here that our talented, local, award-winning brewing and production team refine our hops into a variety of outstanding Quayle’s beer. We have a pilot system and a full production system on-site and offer new varieties of fresh beer regularly. Learn more about […]
Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors. By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Today throughout July and August, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is pleased to offer fun and informative demonstrations and “hands-on” activities that share aspects of life in the 17th century, including 17th century fire-starting, historic clothing and medicine, native games, 17th century music, historic cooking, and more.
MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT THIS SPRING! Surround yourself in nature, hear the birds chirping, and enjoy an unforgettable day outside with your family and friends. Unleash the adventurer inside at Treetop Trekking Barrie, and find out why they were voted Ontario’s Top Outdoor Attraction in 2022! Located in the heart of Orillia & Lake Country at Horseshoe Resort, the park is only an hour’s drive north of Toronto and just minutes outside of Orillia & Barrie. Release your inner monkey and enjoy outdoor adventure for the entire family. Climb from tree to tree on a series of games like wooden bridges, balance logs, Tarzan swings and zip lines during a 3-hour zip line and aerial game trek for ages 9+, or on the smaller Discovery Course during a 1.5 hour visit for ages 5+. Short on time? Take an exhilarating ride on the 1000ft Big Zip, or take a leap of faith on the Adrenaline Jump free fall experience, both available for ages 9+. Treetop Trekking is the perfect activity for fun family outings, group adventures, school trips, or corporate team building. Open April through October annually. Reservations are required, and although booking well in advance is recommended, bookings can […]