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 a girls’ or couple’s weekend of […]

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 […]

Friday night’s all right for dining

Friday night’s all right for dining   The air was infused with excitement in Orillia on Friday evening July 10th. For the first time this summer, locals and visitors were able to shrug off the COVID blues and step out of isolation to meet up with friends over good food and cold beverages, ‘al fresco’, […]

Resorts To Visit This Summer

Top 5 Resorts To Bring Your Family This Summer  Good news! The Orillia & Lake Country region is now able to safely welcome overnight guests to its family-friendly resorts. Updated safety protocols have been implemented to protect resort guests and staff, allowing visitors of all ages to get away from home and enjoy some much-needed […]

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 […]