Chilly Day Bucket List: Top Indoor Activities in Orillia & Lake Country

Chilly Day Bucket List: Top Indoor Activities in Orillia & Lake Country

Sometimes a chilly day is a hidden opportunity to embrace some indoor fun and relaxation. Whether you’re looking to cozy up in a quiet café or schedule a much-needed game night with the gang, we have you covered with some of the best indoor spots to check out in Orillia & Lake Country.

Cozy Café’s 

Curl up in a warmly lit nook with a good book and a top-notch brew. Whether you’re catching up with a friend or enjoying some solo time taking in the views, there are some excellent cafés and coffeehouses ready to welcome you. 

Our suggestions: Grab a good book and cozy up in Mark IV Brothers’ cottage-esque lounge, mingle speakeasy-style at The Lone Wolf Café, relax in style at Em’s Cafe, check out the eclectic scenery in Apple Annie’s Cafe, search for hidden treasures at The Trading Post Cabin, or take a lunch break at Orillia’s historic Mariposa Market.

Get Cultural

Immerse yourself in history at a museum or heritage site. Explore local stories with interactive exhibits and unique artifacts on display. Our region is also home to talented artists with galleries and exhibitions open to take in the art scene. 

Our suggestions: Check out the new Great Tait exhibit on Orillia’s first millionaire at Orillia Museum of Art & History, take in the romantic history of Brewery Bay when visiting the Leacock Love Story exhibit at The Leacock Museum or view the newest gallery showings throughout the Orillia Arts District.

Dinner & A Show

Take this as an opportunity to wine and dine for a special night out. Treat yourself to fine dining and grab tickets to a play or concert. Or check out a restaurant with live music to entertain you while you enjoy the local cuisine. 

Our suggestions: Experience the headliners at The Orillia Opera House and Casino Rama Resort, order gourmet tapas while viewing the newest musical talent at Picnic Tapas & Wine Bar, bring your friends for some late-night concerts at Couchiching Craft Brewing Co., see what’s live from the loft at Quayle’s Brewery, or reserve the Tailwinds Bar & Grill music night experience.


Indoor Fun & Games

Get in some playtime for the young ones and the young-at-heart. From puzzles to axe-throwing, board games to bowling, it’s time to have some fun, stay dry, and make some awesome memories. 

Our suggestions: Shop unique toys and games at Jack & Maddy A Kids Store, get some late-night board games and snacks at Cards and Coasters, compete for the winning title at Orillia Bowl, or try your hand at Ax Men Axe Throwing.


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