Follow Waterview Trail and learn how Bass Lake park, a farm for more than 100 years, was transformed to a recreational area. Just west of Orillia it is a popular spot for swimming, hiking, fishing and boating. Its fields and trails are good for skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Bass Lake offers canoe, kayak, paddle boats and stand up paddle board rentals.
Bayview Wildwood is a historic year-round lakeside Resort. Set on the shores of beautiful Sparrow Lake in Port Stanton, Ontario, 90 minutes north of Toronto, Bayview Wildwood Resort is a picture perfect, Hallmark movie-esque destination. Creating memorable experiences for families and guests for over 122 years, our Muskoka resort hosts vacationers year-round, taking advantage of all four beautiful seasons. Bayview truly has something special to offer, and we invite you to visit us and vacation your way. Customize your getaway and enjoy resort amenities, entertainment, kid’s activities, savory cuisine and unlimited fun. We look forward to welcoming you soon and visit bayviewwildwoodresort.com to Escape to the Lake.
The Best Western Plus Orillia Hotel offers 81 spacious well-appointed guest rooms, fireplace rooms and jacuzzi suites, each featuring a fridge, microwave, and high-speed internet access. Hotel guests will enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast each morning and dining is available onsite at the Portage Bistro which offers a wide variety of delicious meals for dinner. Other hotel amenities include a Casino shuttle (small fee), exercise facility, hot tub, sauna and meeting facilities for up to 30 people.
The Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre – Orillia’s foremost meeting and resting place. We offer 83 large well appointed guest rooms each featuring a fridge, microwave, and high speed wireless internet access. Guests can enjoy the Grape & Olive Wine and Martini Bistro, Grapevine Lounge, two dining patios, gazebo with landscaped courtyard, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness centre, and Casino Rama Resort shuttle (small fee). From fine food, to weddings, conferences, meetings, banquets, parties and local attractions, the Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre along with its friendly and professional staff can accommodate your each and every need. Features electric vehicle charging station, free parking, and is certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike.
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: […]
Great fun for the whole family year round! Summer Produce Stand Right at the front of the farm our produce stand is easy to get to and has a great variety of fresh vegetables. We will have sweet corn, beans, garlic, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes. Also, you can pick up your favourite Mennonite jams, pickled goods and honey. It will move up to the barn when the Fall Festival starts and have fresh produce for all of your Fall entertaining and decorating needs. Summer Festival Chappell Farms offers our Summer Festival and Zoo! It’s an amazing place for kids and adults alike! We have all kinds of activities that have been altered to meet Covid-19 safety regulations. Come visit our animals, run on the hay bale run, ride on the tricycle track, walk our new walking trail and do a scavenger hunt. There is plenty of room to just run and play in the fresh air! Fall Festival From late September all the way until Halloween, Chappell Farms offers our Fall Festival! It’s an amazing place for kids and adults alike! We have all kinds of activities and there is also plenty of room to just run and play in the […]
Everyone’s welcome at Coldwater’s entertainment centre offering 8 lanes of 5 pin bowling. We are a family-friendly facility and wheelchair accessible. Rent our facility for your private party or fundraising event. • Automatic Pin Setters and Pro Score Computerized Scoring • Cosmic Bowling • Bumper Lanes Available • LCBO Fully Licensed • Birthday Parties for all ages are our specialty • Anniversary Celebrations • Special Occasion Parties • Group and Corporate Functions • We have a bright, clean laundromat, too!
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!
Play 9 or 18 holes on our outstanding Parkland style course. Open to the public and memberships available.
Evergreen Golf Centre is a very popular 9 Hole Par 3 Golf Course, and has been a favourite to the locals and cottagers since 1964. Designed by well-known golf designer Bill Robinson, Evergreen is well maintained, and as the locals would say, “The best greens in the area!” Suitable for all levels of play, Evergreen is enjoyable for the beginner and senior, yet challenging for the experienced.
Hardwood Ski and Bike is a full-service cross country ski and mountain bike center. The facility features award-winning trails for every age and every level of ability. Hardwood has over 100 km of adventurous one-way mountain bike trails along with a pump track, trails area and other fun features including a 9 hole disc golf course. In the winter Hardwood has 40 pristine km cross country ski trails and 14 km of snowshoe trails. In the winter Hardwood allows fatbiking (conditions permitting) 7 days a week. A limited number of fatbike rentals are available. Ski, snowshoe and bike rentals are available plus the retail shoppe and service shop can help you with your cross country or mountain biking needs. Facilities include a food truck, free parking, first-aid, and a west wing/day lodge. Hardwood offers ski/bike lessons and programs. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike. Cycling Friendly Ontario By Bike Certified
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.
Park with beach, accessible playground and picnic pavilions operated by Oro-Medonte Township. Picnic pavilion areas are available for rent for family reunions, parties and children’s picnics. Access to Lake Simcoe is available to snowmobiles during the winter months, when the lake is frozen and open for ice fishing.
Stay fit! Bowl a bit! Open bowling, Glow in the Dark, leagues, tournaments and snack bar available. 18 lanes come out and enjoy the fun!
The Orillia Museum of Art & History is located in the historic 1894 Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building in the heart of downtown Orillia’s shopping and restaurant district. This unique art gallery and museum presents significant art & history exhibitions of both regional and national importance.
QUALITY INN & CONFERENCE CENTRE Enjoy a variety of amenities and friendly service when you stay at our pet-friendly Quality Inn® & Conference Centre Hotel in Orillia, ON. Amenities include: Free WiFi Full breakfast buffet Meeting space Restaurant and bar Fitness center Guest rooms feature: Microwave and refrigerator Flat-screen TV Coffee maker Hair dryer Iron and ironing board Our property is located close to Lake Couchiching and other popular attractions, including: Leacock Museum National Historic Site Scout Valley Loop Trail Horseshoe Valley Casino Rama Opera House Make the most of your time when you book a room at our affordable hotel in Orillia, ON. There’s also the chance to earn points with our Choice Privileges® Rewards program, which can be redeemed for rewards like free nights, gift cards and more.
Located just 1.5 hours North of Toronto & peacefully hidden among a natural waterside landscape – we invite you to explore the historic Trent Severn Waterway on our expansive property. Submerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region with vantage lakeside views & lush trails just outside our door. Stay in one of our beautifully appointed suites and slip away from the everyday. Our private & spacious collection of rooms coupled with our expansive property allow for natural social distancing. Relax with a treatment at The LakeHouse Spa as our therapists guide you through a unique, holistic experience. Immerse yourself in waterside views from the new outdoor hot tub, lounge deck & sauna. Relax poolside at the outdoor saltwater pool, as a tranquil expanse unfolds before you. Basque in a waterside sunrise or sunset from The Ligthouse Observation Deck. Experience culinary excellence at The Lighthouse45 Restaurant, where our Chefs artfully blend locally inspired flavours with innovative touches. Our curated collection of bespoke experiences have been crafted for your own unique stay – whether it be a Workcation, Girl’s Getaway, a Couple’s Retreat or just a chance to disconnect from the everyday. Enjoy the beauty of the region, connect with […]
Orillia and District Agricultural Society’s Roller Skating Place is the only existing roller rink north of Toronto! • 15,675 sq feet of exhibition space / roller skating floor • Capacity 1,000 persons •Public and private skating hours available (large group rentals available) •Adult and children sized roller skates offered •Party room for birthdays
Whether it’s an enjoyable and affordable round of golf in the Barrie area or a season-long membership at the friendliest golf club anywhere, Settlers’ Ghost Golf Club is where golfers want to be. On Horseshoe Valley Road, just 10 minutes from Barrie, Settlers’ Ghost Golf Club is a par-72, 18-hole links-style John Robinson-designed golf course with breathtaking views stretching across Georgian Bay. It is open to the public and features an unlimited golf “All You Can Play” option. Take a golf lesson from our award-winning golf instructors, savour a scrumptious meal in our dining room or enjoy a cold beverage on our patio. Whatever your plan come Catch the Spirit at Settlers’ Ghost! Our Restaurant Settlers’ Ghost has a reputation as a unique and exceptional place to dine. The Restaurant offers a variety of menu choices in each season that tantalize the taste buds and that often exceeds the expectations of our valued guests. The Restaurant is open for casual fine dining, parties, and for small weddings. Keep us in mind if you are planning an event or looking for a night out. Our Chef and staff cater to your needs whether it’s choosing from the current menu or creating […]
A 27 hole golf club with 3 unique full size nines for a new challenge every time. Shanty Bay offers a practice area, putting greens, pro shop and restaurant with licensed lounge and patio. Shanty Bay challenges golfers of all levels and will have you coming back for more! Located between Orillia & Barrie.
We are a combination of two seasonal businesses at Shaws. Our Maple Syrup business has been in operation since 1904 and we are still tapping some of the same trees that we made syrup from over 100 years ago. Our catering service specializes in tasty food for outdoor parties. We grill with maple charcoal at your location and look after all your guest’s needs. Shaws Maple Syrup is a generational Maple Sugarbush/Pancake House open daily Mid February to Mid April 8-4 pm with horse-drawn weekend wagon rides and marked walking trails throughout the sugar bush.
The Simcoe County Museum was created in 1928 by Women’s Institute members Mrs. C.P. Stocking and Mrs. R.A. Sutherland. The collection was first displayed at the Barrie Public Library, then the Barrie Registry Office. In the 1950s, the County of Simcoe took responsibility for the collection, and the first wing of the Museum was opened on Highway 26 (at the current location) in 1962. Over the years, the museum has grown significantly, and now is composed of a five gallery facility with sixteen outdoor heritage and display buildings. At the Simcoe County Museum, we believe that our visitors should be able to experience history first hand in a museum that is engaging and exciting. Come to the Museum and discover the stories behind our collection of over 30,000 artifacts!
About a 1 ½ hours north of Toronto is one of Canada’s favorite hotels. With luxurious accommodation and gracious hospitality this hotel has won the hearts and minds of tourists and locals as Orillia’s best accommodations. Whether you want a quiet and relaxing stay or a fun-filled retreat, Stone Gate Inn will not disappoint! – Casino Rama Shuttle Packages – Stay & Play Golf Getaway Packages – Live Theatre & Dining Escapes – Intimate Wedding Packages – Perfect Girls Getaway Retreat. It’s no wonder why Stone Gate Inn is Orillia’s #1 rated hotel. Don’t miss us in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country! Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike.
Sunrise Yoga Studio is located in the heart of Cottage Country, on beautiful Lake Couchiching in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. The peaceful setting offers a quiet environment ideal for yoga practice and meditation. Throughout the warmer Canadian months, classes are held outdoors by the water for a truly zen experience with nature. Now offering a variety of weekly Stand Up Paddle (SUP) classes on Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe. Book your private group SUP event and get on board this summer. We bring the boards right to your cottage!
Swift Georgian Bay is Ontario’s premier kayak & canoe shop. Situated at the entrance to Georgian Bay, this Swift outlet offers full outfitting, sales, rentals and all the gear you need to get out paddling including kayaks, canoes, and SUP. There is on site test paddling, as well as classes, group rates, lessons and various opportunities available. If you are just learning to paddle Swift is a great place to start. The Swift can provide you with guidance on where to go paddling in and around Ontario’s Lake Country. They are located right on Matchedash Bay which is connected to Georgian Bay and the Coldwater River which give plenty of opportunity for paddling right outside their store. For more information on paddling routes in the area visit www.PaddleLakeCountry.com
In the very heart of Orillia sits a fairy-tale building, and inside that building, legends are born. Since 1895, the city has dreamed, laughed, wept and fought inside the Orillia Opera House. Many of the city’s defining moments have taken place under its landmark twin spires. The 700 seat auditorium was a movie house from the 20’s until the late 50’s. It was a favourite place on a Saturday for a kid to spend an afternoon for a quarter. Known for its fine acoustics has featured such artists as the Marx Brothers, Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, k.d. lang, Mickey Rooney, Dan Hill, Liona Boyd, Blue Rodeo, George Canyon, Paul Brandt, Ron James, Manteca, Lighthouse, The Stampeders and our own hometown boy, Gordon Lightfoot, which had the main auditorium named in his honour in 1997. As well as, many would-be greats such as school bands and local theatre groups. The Orillia Opera House is well known for their summer theatre programs. Make sure to check out the events listing on our website or visit the Opera House Website for information on these programs.
Founded in 1906, the Washago Community Centre has been a community meeting place for over 100 years. In 1956 a foundation was dug to accommodate the building of a new hall. This building lasted until 2007 at which time the old building was demolished to make way for a new existing structure that opened its doors at that time. Over the years family names such as Hepinstall, Agnew, Ellis, Carson and Brooks have been vitally involved in the maintenance and day-to-day running of the centre. Today, the Washago Community centre is pleased to be as involved, if not more so than at any other time in its history.
Wye Marsh is the place to escape, explore, and experience nature up close. Located in the Heart of Georgian Bay on 3,000 acres of National & Provincial Wildlife Area, your natural adventure begins at Wye Marsh. The Centre includes 25 km of hiking, biking and skiing trails, an amphibian and reptile display hall, canoeing and kayaking routes, an observation tower and boardwalks, birds of prey display and shows, educational programs and guided ecotours throughout the year. There are great opportunities for wildlife viewing and birding, including seeing the magnificent trumpeter swan. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike. Wye Marsh is approximately 30 minutes from Orillia. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WyeMarshTV