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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top Winter Experiences in Ontario’s Lake Country

Experience this Winter season the right way Written by: Brennan Moxey With the snow piling up here in Ontario’s Lake Country  it’s time to enjoy an array of winter experiences. Picture yourself  skating along a lovely  trail, surrounded by a picturesque forest with torches lighting your path. Or how about snow tubing down the hills […]

Tour These Driving Routes This Fall

Amazing driving routes to visit this fall! Come to picturesque Ontario’s Lake Country and travel the roadways through vibrant Fall colours. The Fall colours generally peak around mid-October but the first reds and orange will be appearing soon. Here are some amazing driving routes that showcase Ontario’s Lake Country’s Fall beauty. Oro-Medonte Driving Route  125km/2hr […]

Time To Fall In Love With Ontario’s Lake Country

Time to fall in love with Ontario’s Lake Country Written by Kim Goggins With its rolling hills and roads canopied with brilliant oranges, vivid yellows and blazing reds, there are few sights as spectacular as Ontario’s Lake Country in autumn. Known for its striking backdrops, and within an hour-and-a-half drive of the Greater Toronto Area, thousands […]

Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite

Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite at the Orillia Opera House is a summer hit! Audiences are flocking to the OOH’s Studio Theatre to see Viviana Zarrillo and Nigel Hamer, along with Alison MacKay Liam Collins in the first show The OOH’s summer season.  Andrew Wagner-Chazalon in OrilliaMatters.com calls the play “witty without being arch, biting without […]