Visit Downtown Orillia for the Holidays

Downtown Orillia turns into a festive wonderland around the holidays. The hallmark of any good Christmas movie is that charming small town blanketed in snow with hot chocolate available in arms’ reach, at all times and Downtown Orillia delivers on that movie-making charm. From festive family events, to specialty shopping discounts, to seasonal concerts, check […]

British New Years & Hair of the Dog

Thinking of joining us New Years Eve? We will be popping bubbles at 7pm to celebrate British New Year’s! We are having our own private party at midnight but you can celebrate with us up until 11pm (last call 10pm). Book now at thecommonstove.com. If you can’t join us NYE, please consider our #HangoverBrunch 12-2pm on New […]

Live at Couchiching Craft Brewing Co

Head down to the Taproom where the tunes and events keep coming ALL month long! Some shows require $10 cover, can be purchased in advance on couchichingbrewing.com October lineup: Saturday, Oct. 14 – The Joe Huron Trio with Special Guest Ted Quinlan (1PM) **Orillia Jazz Festival Sunday, Oct. 15 – Jazz in the Afternoon with […]

After Hours in Downtown Orillia

Just steps away from waterfront accommodation and lakeside adventure, downtown Orillia is a cultural hub of activity. After a day out exploring the region, visit the Sunshine City’s local pubs and restaurants, where restaurateurs and businesses have perfected niche after-hours experiences to keep you entertained all night long. Pubs, Music, & Nightlife If you’re seeking […]

Explore Arts & Culture in Orillia

Once the home to many iconic Canadian artists – Group of Seven’s Franklin Carmichael, folk singer Gordon Lightfoot, and world-renowned sculptor Elizabeth Wyn Wood, just to name a few – Orillia has nurtured and celebrated its relationships with the arts for over a century. From Canada’s most iconic music event The Mariposa Folk Festival to […]

A taste of Orillia’s foodie scene

Orillia’s culinary scene has become a powerhouse in creativity in recent years. If you’re a foodie seeking an exciting new adventure for your palate, look no further than the Sunshine City. We’ve rounded up a few of the many restaurants that have been making a buzz in the region to help get you started on […]

23rd Annual Classic Car Show in Downtown Orillia

A jaw-dropping collection of over 300 classic cars line the Downtown streets! Enjoy live entertainment, great dining, shopping and the largest car show in the region! It is our privilege to invite you to bring your vehicle to our 23rd Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show being held this year on Saturday August 19th, 9am-5pm. We know […]

Life on the water: Places to stay while boating this summer

“Lake Country” is a fitting description for the picturesque waters which surround and flow throughout Orillia, Severn, Rama First Nation, Oro-Medonte, and Ramara. Attracting thousands of boaters each year to experience the serene and adventurous waters that overtake the region, Orillia and Lake Country is the perfect place to experience life on the water. Make […]