Valentine’s Day & Weekend Date Ideas in Orillia & Lake Country
Valentine’s Day is all about spending time together and what better way to do that then to get active and outdoors. Orillia & Lake Country boasts some of Ontario’s best known recreational hotspots. Find a cozy place to grab a bite, enjoy one of the many outdoor activities, or indulge in some of the region’s cultural attractions. Grab your significant other and get out and experience the region. Don’t know what to do and where to go? Try some of these!
Cross-country skiing: With many trails throughout the region you will want to check out Hardwood Ski & Bike and Horseshoe Resort. Both offer trails for all ability levels surrounded by unspoiled natural scenery.
Downhill skiing and snowboarding: Mount St Louis Moonstone and Horseshoe Resort are amongst the best when it comes to downhill skiing in Ontario. Get active and relax in the chalet afterwards for some après-ski unwinding.
Explore the trails: The region offers a vast array of trails that could be used for many different purposes such as snowshoeing and Fat Biking. Try the trails at Copeland Forest, Simcoe County Forest or at Grant’s Woods to name a few.
Skating for Two: Take skating to the next level with a romantic meander through Fern Resort’s Skate Trail available for resort guests or enjoy a day package with a meal! Celebrate on the weekend by heading over to the outdoor rink at Quayle’s Brewery and enjoy an après-skate brew by the fire.
Rest, Rejuvenate and Relaxation: Oro-Medonte’s newest attraction, Vetta Nordic Spa, offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of busy life. Did you know? The Finnish celebrate Friendship Day on February 14th. Cherish love of all kinds, book a getaway with your friends or significant other with your choice of massage, outdoor pools, and Finnish-inspired sauna.
Get Cultural: Go indoors and experience some of Orillia’s culture in the arts district. Visit the Orillia Museum of Arts & History and view some of their current exhibitions.
Curtains Up: Pay it forward and give the gift of theatre and live events as they return to Orillia & Lake Country. Tickets are on sale for shows at the Orillia Opera House and Casino Rama’s Entertainment Centre.
Dinner for Two: Valentine’s Day won’t be complete until you try some of the culinary delicates that you will find throughout the region. Try a lunch at Eclectic Café in Orillia, special dinner at Tent Kitchen & Bar, or cozy up at Washago’s R Cottage. The region isn’t short of great places to eat. Find more here.
Luxury Camping: Glen Oro Farm is a perfect couple’s retreat to nature with trail rides and fireside chef-catered dining available. Sleep under the starts in a Stargazer Dome or enjoy the rustic hospitality of an Explorer’s Tent. With reservations 3+ months out, pay it forward by booking a reservation for a future romantic getaway.
Couples Packages: Take the stress away from trying to plan the perfect getaway. Many of Orillia & Lake Country’s all inclusive resorts offer packages featuring fun-filled activities, private dining and beautiful accommodations. Find out more here.
Casino Rama Resort is your one stop for everything you need for a great Valentine’s Day Weekend. Try the Balance in Life Spa, one of its many restaurants, and try your luck at the casino for a memorable weekend with your significant other. Complete your weekend with a stay at their top-notch hotel!
Extend your stay: After a day enjoying the many activities available through the region, rest your head at a cozy Orillia accommodation.
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