Ontario Pioneer Camp is the Place to send your kids this Summer

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For 85 years, Ontario Pioneer Camp has provided over 250,000 campers an experience to help them grow spiritually, mentally, socially and physically in a fun-filled and safe place of adventure and challenge.

Located on 1200 acres of pristine Muskoka waterfront, at Pioneer your child can expect adventures and opportunities to be challenged all under the watchful eyes of caring staff that are carefully chosen, trained and supervised. Pioneer Camp also provides high scale activities including kayaking, windsurfing, mountain biking, high ropes, horseback riding and many more!

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Whether you’re splashing through the water’s edge on a sandy shore, conquering a high ropes course, paddling in a grand war canoe, or sitting with friends by a campfire at night, Ontario Pioneer Camp will deliver incredible summer camp memories!

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Why send your child to camp?

Kids have a fantastic time at camp and that’s why they want to go back year after year.  It’s a place to grow and develop in healthy ways.  Research* proves that children who attend summer camp:

Mature emotionally
Develop Self Confidence
Make life-long friends
Increase in levels of physical activity

Nervous about sending your child to camp?  Read about the our son’s first experience at Pioneer camp

Let us tell you why our family and kids LOVE Ontario Pioneer Camp

Summer Programs Offered at OPC include:

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Adventure Camp (Coed Ages 5-10)

There is no better place to be a kid this summer! Adventure Camp is designed to give your young camper a safe and adventure-filled summer camp experience with age-specific ‘villages’, a high staff-to-camper ratio of 1:3, and engaging weekly themes.

Whether swimming or boating for your next level, making something special in crafts or pottery, climbing the low ropes course, riding the mountain bike trails or exploring creation, every activity at Adventure Camp is designed to challenge you and to help you grow.

Adventure Camp creates space for every camper to build authentic relationships—with friends, well trained leaders who are there to support and mentor them, and most importantly with God who loves them and wants each of them to discover the potential of who they were created to be.

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Girls’ Camp (Ages 11-16)

Girls’ Camp is a place bursting with excitement as girls jump into amazing experiences like camp wide games, action-packed program and theme events, activities like swimming, kayaking, rowing, horseback riding, high ropes, sports, crafts, and the opportunity to build great friendships.

At the heart of Girls’ Camp is the opportunity to grow through learning new skills, experiencing creation, and enjoying laughter, friendship and the joys of living in community. At Girls’ Camp we also seek to create a fun and exciting place for every young woman to build authentic and lasting relationships with God who loves them and wants them to discover the potential of who they were created to be.

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Boys’ Camp (Ages 11-16)

Boys’ Camp is the ultimate action-packed overnight summer camp adventure. During each session at Boys’ Camp you can see boys sailing, kayaking, riding the dirt jump bike park, flying down the zip line, being launched off the BLOB, playing frisbee golf or sports, woodworking in crafts, or sneaking through the Muskoka forest while playing an epic wide game!

Boys’ Camp is also a place where young men learn about God’s love for them and discuss what a relationship with him could look like through small group discussion and mentoring relationships with staff. Boys’ Camp is full of crazy summer camp experiences, great friends, and awesome overnight camp adventures.

Check out information on Ontario Pioneer Camp for Teens & Leadership camp here

Ontario Pioneer Camp Registration

 

Ontario Pioneer Camp

942 Clearwater Lake Road RR#2
Port Sydney, Ontario
P0B 1L0

Email: info@pioneercamp.com

Phone: 1.800.361.CAMP (2267) or 705.385.2370
Fax: 705.385.3649

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* The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project, University of Waterloo (2011)

Snow Tubing in Ontario

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Snow tubing is quickly becoming a favourite activity for families in Ontario The great thing is that everyone can do it! There’s no need for any special equipment, the cost is great and you just need to know how to have fun. Just sit on the tube and hang on for some super fun! Let the squeals of excitement beginnnnnn!

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Check who offers snow tubing fun in Ontario…

Barrie – Snow Valley Ski Resort – Whether it’s a family activity, a gathering of old friends or a company social, snow tubing at Snow Valley creates unique experiences and enjoyable times!  With a snow tube rope tow and lots of chutes with large lanes so you can go down along with your group of friends or your family, Snow Valley is the place for snow tubing.

Barrie – Horseshoe Resort Come out and enjoy winter in our Snow Tubing Park which features five big chutes to fly down and one magic carpet to whisk you back up to the top. Go down by yourself, or grab some friends and go as a group. Stand on the side lines and watch the kids laugh and scream all at once!

Brampton – Mount Chinguacousy – We are very excited to provide you our awesome ski and snowboard programs and tubing excitement. Best of all, our 2 story chalet has that winter feel, with the smell of cedar, a large cozy fireplace to warm up to, a great view of the hill and lots of hot chocolate for those cold winter days.  You won’t want to miss this!

Kitchener – Chicopee Tube Park – Bundle up and grab the family to zoom down the hills.   Enjoy the squeals and fun as you spend some super fun family time at Chicopee.

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London – Boler Mountain – Looking for a thrilling winter activity? Our Tube Park boasts 3 tube runs that are 10 stories high, where you can reach speeds of 70 km/hr!

Milton – Glen Eden – Snow Tubing is the easiest way to experience the speed and exhilaration of winter sports. Slide down one of our four chutes on a cushion of air and then relax by the fire to warm your toes. Our Snow Tube Park is a great adventure for the entire family.

Pakenham – Mount Pakenham – This is a walk-up and slide-down exhilarating experience! Tubes are provided and all you have to do is provide the joy! Snow Tubing at Mount Pakenham is a wholesome, fun filled activity and is perfect for family fun!

St. Mary’s – River Valley Winter Tube Slide – Fun outdoor activity for people of all ages (4-94 yrs).  Come on out to River Valley where memories are made, laughter is abundant and families & friends gather on our thrilling slide or cozy up in our warm chalet for hot chocolate and a sweet tubeflake. There is no skill required as a tow will bring you and your tube to the top of the hill. All you have to do is scream (snow and gravity will do the rest).

Thunder Bay – Loch Lomond Ski Area – Grab your family and friends and head to Loch Lomond for an evening of tubing.  Enjoy the speed and fun as you whip down the hill on your tube.  The squeals and laughter from all will have you coming back again and again!

Timmins – Kamiskotia Snow Resort – For the ride of your life…you have to try this slide ride out.  Careening down a slippery slope to slowly come to a stop some 800′ from where you began. This is one ride you need to experience with your friends and family.

Uxbridge – Ski Lakeridge – Snow tubing offers the thrill of speeding downhill with the ease of floating in a pool without the bumps and thumps of toboganning. Suitable for almost all ages, Snow Tubing is a great family or group activity in Lakeridge Resorts dedicated Snow Tubing Park. We provide the tubes and the snow, you provide the fun!

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Tobogganing … Free family fun!

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One of the funnest activities you can do in the Winter as a family is to go tobogganing. It costs no money, needs very little equipment and it’s hours of fun!  Go to a neighbourhood park or change it up by trying somewhere new.

The key to toboganning is finding a great hill.  Here is a good site www.tobogganhills.com where you can search for hills by location, add your favourite hills, add photos, comment on and rate hills and discuss various different sleds.

Some things to consider when going tobogganing
– Be sure to dress warmly and keep your skin covered as much as possible.
– Depending on hill size it is recommended that children wear helmets
– Pick a hill that it free of trees, away from water and far from roads and parking lots
– Be courteous to other tobogganers and teach your children to walk up the side
– Teach your children to sit properly on their knees or bottom
– Do not overload a sled
– HAVE FUN!

Grab your sled and hit the hills for a fun time with the family!

Ski Ontario – Resorts in Ontario to get your family on the slopes in 2017

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Winter is a great time to get out and get exercise with your family. Get on the slopes with your family this Winter and create some amazing memories!!

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Barrie – Horseshoe Resort – Situated in a natural snow belt area and surrounded by miles of beautiful forest, Horseshoe Resort prides itself on great snow making and even better conditions, making us one of the top ski resorts in Ontario. Enjoy the magic of winter with exciting snow tubing, or experience one of our 26 Alpine runs or 35 kilometres of groomed Nordic Trails. Our Ontario ski resort is a place where nature is as real and true as the scent of pine or snow in the wind.            416-283-2988 or 705-835-2790

Barrie – Snow Valley Resorts Limited – Snow Valley Barrie is Ontario’s FAMILY Resort. Celebrate winter with family skiing, snowboarding, tubing & snowshoeing.  705-721-SNOW or 416-366-7669

Barrys Bay – Madawaska Mountain – Mount Madawaska features the 6th highest elevation in the province. We have some of the longest runs, ready for the novice or expert, alike!   613-756-1-SKI

Batawa – Batawa Ski Hill – Three lifts and seven runs with state of the art snow making and grooming.   (613) 398-6568

Bethany – Devil’s Elbow – Meander down the Bunny Hill or accelerate down Satan’s Run. Discover Paradise. It’s just around the corner from Purgatory. With the addition of 2 terrain areas, there is something for everyone! The state of the art snowmaking and grooming equipment ensure the best possible conditions every day of the ski season.   705-277-2012

Brampton – Mount Chinguacousy – We are very excited to provide you our awesome ski and snowboard programs and tubing excitement. Best of all, our 2 story chalet has that winter feel, with the smell of cedar, a large cozy fireplace to warm up to, a great view of the hill and lots of hot chocolate for those cold winter days.  You won’t want to miss this!   905-874-2367

Calabogie – Calabogie Peaks Resort – The ultimate family mountain in Eastern Ontario and the Outaouais Region. Offering the best ski & ride programs, terrain, snowmaking and ski in/out accommodations – ski, ride, skate, tube, snowshoe, cross country ski and more…   613-752-2720 or 1-800-669-4861

Coldwater – Mount St. Louis/Moonstone Ski Resort – The resort is located just north of Barrie in the snow belt region of Ontario offers great ski hills for skiing and snowboarding.  Today, it contains 36 slopes, 9 chairlifts and 3 carpets. The resort is known for being family friendly and prides itself on accommodating the beginner skier to the most advanced skier.   705-835-2112

Collingwood – Blue Mountain – They’ve added 6 new trails in The Orchard expansion bringing their total run count to 42 trails with 27 lit for night use.  And, with the longest beginner run in Ontario, Blue Mountain is the perfect spot to find your snow legs this winter.  Maximize your snow time with 15 lifts including five high-speed, six person lifts.  Not a fan of downhill?  Blue Mountain has you covered with a number of activities from snowshoeing to a winter ride on their mountain coaster the Ridge Runner!   705-445-0231 or 416-869-3799

Elliot Lake – Mount Dufour – Mt. Dufour is a professionally operated facility with a full service chalet including a fully licensed, fireside lounge, ski and snowboard equipment rentals and lessons provided by certified instructors.   (705) 848-6655

Etobicoke – Centennial Park Snow Centre – Experience winter in the City, featuring ski & snowboard school, snowboard & downhill rentals, limited helmet rentals, hi-tech snowmaking, t-bar, carpet lift, night skiing and snack bar.  Toronto ski & snowboard programs are a great way for the entire family to stay fit and have fun this winter.   416-394-8754

Haliburton – Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike – Get out for a day of family fun on the slopes at Sir Sam’s!  Features include 12 runs, 5 lifts, rental shop, pro shop, terrain park, snow school and CADS program for disabled skiers.  Warm up in the Chalet with some warm eats and drinks. 705-754-2298

Huntsville – Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area – A long-favoured destination for generations of skiers and snowboarders, Hidden Valley has something for everyone. Gentle slopes, challenging runs and a terrain park. Warm up and relax in the newly-renovated chalet. Experience it all, and then repeat. 705-789-1773 or 1-800-398-9555

Keswick – Georgina ROC – 33 metre high man-made hill that features a state of the art chalet, tube, terrain, ski and toboggan activities in winter with fantastic views of the Lake Simcoe country side year round.   905-476-4301

Kitchener – Chicopee Ski Club – 14 trails, 2 terrain parks and 6 lifts are awaiting you at Chicopee Ski Club.   519-894-5610 or 1-877-CHICOPEE

London – Boler Mountain – Come visit Canada’s most southerly alpine ski area.  Lots of runs for all different skiing abilities and some awesome snowboarding terrain   519-657-8822

Milton – Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre – Glen Eden offers a rental shop, skiing, a fully-equipped terrain park for snowboarders, snow tubing and lessons for all ages and skill-levels.   905-878-5011

New Liskeard – Tri Town Ski & Snowboard Village – 14 runs to get your fun on the slopes!   705-672-3888

North Bay – Laurentian Ski Hill – 300 Ft vertical right in North Bay. Terrain Park with lift, moguls, rentals, beginner area, Certified Instructors. Something for everyone!   705-494-7463

North York – Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard Centre – Earl Bales features ski & snowboard school, snowboard & downhill rentals, limited helmet rentals, hi-tech snowmaking, chair lift, rope tow, night skiing, snack bar and fireplace.   416-395-7874

Onaping – Onaping Ski Hill – Onaping Ski Hill is equipped with 12 runs and a t-bar lift for downhill skiing and snowboarding. It is privately owned and is generally open mid-December to mid-March depending on weather conditions. Ski equipment rentals are available.   705-966-3939

Orangeville – Hockley Valley Resort – Whether it’s your first time on skis or a snowboard, or you’re a real enthusiast, we offer 15 scenic runs for all levels, including an upper and lower freestyle terrain park. With our state-of-the-art snowmaking capabilities, you can enjoy an even longer season. And whether you’re here for the afternoon or on a romantic escape or a family weekend getaway, a warm and cozy seat awaits in our lounge for a relaxing après-ski.   519-942-0754

Orono – Brimacombe – Rated “The Best in the Snow Business” by the Canadian Ski Council, Brimacombe caters to the traditional skier as well as the snowboarder who wants to jib all day long in one of our terrain parks.  Featuring 21 runs, 2 terrain parks, multiple lifts, equipment rentals, professional instruction and 2 chalets to warm up in.   905-983-5983

Pakenham – Mount Pakenham – Mount Pakenham is Eastern Ontario’s premier family ski, snowboard and tubing area. We have two of the newest lifts in the region and we’re just a short drive from Ottawa   613-624-5290

Sault Ste. Marie – Searchmont Resort – 750 feet of vertical mountain terrain. Long runs, short lift lines, real snow. A place to hang with family & friends.        705-781-2340

Sudbury – Adanac Ski Hill – 240 vertical feet of skiable terrain, beginner hill with carpet lift, terrain park, 2,400 square foot chalet.  Services include skiing and snowboarding lessons, equipment rental, holiday programs and school visits.   705-671-2489

Thamesford – Cobble Hills Golf & Ski Club – 140 vertical ft, 7 runs, quad chair lift, lessons, equipment rentals and a terrain park.  What more do you need this winter for a fun day?   519-461-1720

Thunder Bay – Loch Lomond Ski Area – Loch Lomond offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing. We are 10 minutes from Thunder Bay off of Highway 61 North on the majestic Nor’Wester Mountain Range.   807-475-7787

Timmins – Kamiskotia Snow Resort – Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, tubing, clinics and lessons, or just fun at the resort lodging – Kamiskotia snow resort is the place to be this winter. We offer many services including memberships, group events, and complete rental of skiing and snowboarding equipment.                 705-268-9057

Uxbridge – Lakeridge Ski Resort – Skiing and snowboarding is for every one of all ages! Featuring 23 runs spread over 70 acres, we offer a wide range of trails for skiers and snowboarders, from novice to expert, including mogul runs, 3 dedicated snowboard terrain parks, and separate snow tubing park.   905-649-2058

Uxbridge – Dagmar Resort – Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Cross country skiing! 17 Runs, 4 Chairlifts, 2 Magic Carpets, 2 Amazing Terrain Parks, Lessons, Programs, and much more!   905-649-2002

Uxbridge – Skyloft Resort Inc – Skyloft boasts 21 runs and trails, multiple lifts, high end food and beverage service, snow school and rental shop.   905-649-5160

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Santa Claus Parades in Ontario 2015

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            2015 Santa Claus Parades Across Ontario

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!  Our guide to over 150 parades across Ontario

Take the family to a local parade to kick off the holiday season and deliver the kiddies letters to Santa via the Canada Post elves along the parade route!

NORTHERN ONTARIO    EASTERN ONTARIO     OTTAWA REGION     GTA

CENTRAL ONTARIO     SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO     NIAGARA REGION

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

NORTHERN ONTARIO 

Espanola Santa Claus Parade – November 29th @ 7:00pm

Dryden Santa Clause Parade – December 4th @6:00pm

Gore Bay Santa Claus Parade – December 5th  @ 7:30pm

Kenora Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 6:00pm 

Kirkland Lake Santa Clause Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

North Bay Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 12:00pm

Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 4:30pm

Sault Ste. Marie Santa Claus Parade – 
November 21st @ 6:00pm 

Sioux Lookout Santa Claus Parade – December 13th @ 6:00pm

Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @ 5:30 pm

Thunder Bay Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @10:00am

Timmins Santa Claus Parade – November 7th @ 6:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

EASTERN ONTARIO

Pembroke Santa Claus Parade of Lights 
- November 28th @ 5:30pm

Kingston Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st  @ 5:00 pm

Almonte Santa Claus Parade – December 6th @ 5:00pm

Belleville Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @ 
5:00pm

Brockville Santa’s Arrival Parade
 – November 28th @ 2:00 pm

Bloomfield Santa Claus Parade 
- November 27th @ 6:30 pm

Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 5:00pm

Cornwall Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 5:00pm

Deep River Santa Claus Parade of Lights – December 5th @ 5:30pm

Gananoque Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 4:30pm

Merrickville Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 11:00am

Napanee Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 5:30pm

Pakenham Santa Claus Parade  – December 5th @ 1:00pm

Perth Santa Claus Parade
 – December 5th @ 5:00pm

Picton Santa Claus Parade
 – November 29th @ 2:00 pm

Prescott Santa Claus Parade – November 2oth @ 7:00pm

Smiths Falls Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 5:00pm

Stittsville Parade of Lights – November 28th @ 6:00pm  


Trenton Santa Claus Parade – November 29th @ 4:30pm

Vankleek Hill Christmas Parade of Lights 
- December 4th @ 7:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

OTTAWA REGION

Arnprior Santa Clause Parade – November 28th @ 5:30pm

Eganville Santa Claus Parade – December 13th @ 1:00pm

Ottawa Help Santa Toy Parade
 – November 21st @ 11:00am

Kanata Santa Claus Parade – November 14th @ 10:00am

Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 5:30pm

Gatineau Santa Claus Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

Orleans Santa’s Parade of Lights – November 28th @ 6:00pm

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Acton Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 1:00pm

Ajax Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 6:00pm

Aurora Santa Claus Parade 
- November 28th @ 6:00pm

Bolton Santa Claus Parade– December 5th @ 11:00am

Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade – November 14th @ 10:30am

Brampton Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 5:00pm

Burlington Santa Claus Parade – December 6th @ 2:00pm

Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 10:00am

Georgetown Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 5:00pm

Markham Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 11:00am

Milton Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @ 1:30pm

Mississauga Santa Claus Parade – November 29th @ 1:00pm

Newcastle Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @ 5:30pm

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @ 11:00am.

Oakville Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 9:00 am

Orangeville Santa Claus Parade
 – November 14th @ 5:00pm

Oshawa Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Pickering Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 10:00 am

Port Perry Santa Claus Parade – December 6th @ 5:00pm

Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @1:30pm

Sutton Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 5:00pm

Toronto Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @12:30pm

Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 11:00am

Vaughan Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 2:00pm

Whitby Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 10:00am

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CENTRAL ONTARIO

Alliston Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Apsley Santa Clause Parade – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Bala Santa Claus Parade – November 14th  @ 1:00pm

Barrie Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @ 5:00pm

Bancroft Santa Claus Parade 
- December 5th @2:30pm 

Barry’s Bay Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @ 12:00pm

Bobcaygeon Santa Claus Parade – December 12th @ 5:00pm

Bracebridge Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
 – December 6th @ 1:00pm

Bradford West Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:00 pm

Cobourg Santa Claus Parade
- November 15th @ 2:00pm

Coldwater Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 5:30pm

Collingwood Santa Claus Parade  – November 21st  @ 5:00 pm

Cookstown Santa Claus Parade  -
 November 13th @ 8:30pm

Fenelon Falls Santa Claus Parade – 
November 28th  @ 5:00pm

Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade 
- November 28th @ 11:00am

Huntsville Santa Claus Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

Lindsay Santa Claus Parade
 – November 22nd @ 2:00pm

Midland Santa Claus Parade
 – November 28th @ 11:00am

Minden Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @11:30am

Orillia Santa Claus Parade
- November 22nd @ 1:00pm

Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade– November 28th @ 4:30pm

Peterborough Santa Claus Parade
 – December 5th @ 6:00pm

Port Carling Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:30pm

Port Hope Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 1:00pm

Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade– November 28th @ 2:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Amherstburg Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 6:00pm

Angus Santa Claus Parade
- November 14th @10:00am

Arthur Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Brantford Santa Claus Parade  – November 28th @ 6:00pm

Brussels Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 5:00pm

Cambridge Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Chatham Santa Claus Parade – November 20th @ 6:00pm

Chatsworth Santa Claus Parade – December 19th @ 10:30am

Clinton Santa Claus Parade – December 4th @ 7:00pm

Corunna Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Dundalk Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 6:00pm

Elora Santa Claus Parade– November 26th @ 6:00pm

Essex Santa Claus Parade – December 12th @ 6:30pm

Flamborough Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 6:30pm

Fergus Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 1:30pm 

Forest Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Goderich Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:30pm

Guelph Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @ 1:30pm

Grand Valley Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Hamilton Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 2:00pm

Hanover Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 7:00pm

Harrow Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 7:00pm

Hespler Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 12:00pm

Kincardine Santa Claus Parade
- December 5th @ 
6:30pm

Kingsville Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:30pm

Kitchener Waterloo Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 10:00am

Lion’s Head Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 1:00pm

London Santa Claus Parade – November 14th @ 6:00pm

Lucknow Santa Clause Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

Meaford Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 6:30pm

Mount Forest Santa Claus Parade – December 4th @ 7:00pm

Owen Sound Santa Claus Parade
- November 21st @ 10:00am

Paisley Santa Claus Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

Petrolia Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 2:00pm

Port Elgin Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Rockwood Santa Claus Parade of Lights – December 10th @ 7:00pm

Sarnia Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 6:00pm

Schomberg Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 4:00pm

Seaforth Santa Claus Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

Southampton Santa Claus Parade – December 4th @ 7:00pm

St. Mary’s Kinsmen Club Santa Claus Parade – November 13th @ 7:00pm

St. Thomas Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 2:00pm

Stratford Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 4:30pm

Tobermory Santa Claus Parade  – December 12th @ 1:00pm

Walkerton Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Wiarton Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 7:00pm

Windsor Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 6:00pm

Woodstock Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Zurich Lighted Santa Claus Parade – November 6th @ 5:30pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

NIAGARA REGION

Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 12:00pm

Grimsby Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 5:15pm

Hamilton Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 2:00pm

Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade – November 14th @ 11:00am

Niagara on the Lake Santa Claus Parade – December 12th @ 11:00am

Pelham Santa Claus Parade – December 12th @ 1:00pm

Port Colborne’s Annual Lighted Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 6:30pm

St. Catherines Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 2:30pm

Thorold Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 4:00pm

Welland Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 4:00 pm

West Lincoln Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 2:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

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Fall is in the air and the farms across Ontario are gearing up for fall fun on the farm.  One of the great things about living in Ontario is that there are lots of farms that offer fun for families.  Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and create some great family memories on one of the great local farms listed below.

Featured Farms

 

Brampton

Downey’s Farm – Fall fun at Downey’s includes Unlimited Wagon Rides, Live Entertainment, Super-Cat-Super-Curve, Jumping Pillows, Dump Truck Slide, Balloon Typhoon, Trike Track, Face Painting, Straw Jump, Farm Animals, Super Corn Maze and the The Black Hole.  You will not want to miss the fun!

 

 

Ottawa

Cannamore Orchards – Home of the spooky wagon ride!  After you pick out your pumpkin,  check out their family activity area where you can do outdoor finger and patio stone mazes,  a pipe maze, an indoor dark maze, rainbow maze, many play structures for children, a sand box with toys and the picnic areas.  Visit the animal corral and see our singing chickens!

Markham

Whittamore’s Farm – Their Pumpkinland has so much to do you may want to go more than once!!  Here’s what you’ll find at the “Farm in the City”; 1,000 of Pumpkins, Wagon Rides, Spooky Forest, Farm Animals, Tractors n’ Trucks Sand Toy Lot, Playhouses & Climbers, Wooden Milking Cow & Goat, Animated Singing Chicken Show, Corn Maze, Combine Climber & Silo Slide, Straw Pyramids & Jumps, Tractor Tire Climb, Rock n’ Ride Horseplay, Horse Swings, Spider Web Climb, Giant Tree Fort & Slide, Strawberry Mountain & Turbo Slide, Duckie Races, Nature Trail.  Weekend & Holiday Activities include: Pumpkin Cannon Show, Farm Bouncer, Pedal Tractor Track, Balloon Typhoon.  NEW this year is the 2 jumping pillows where you can jump until your heart’s content!

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Ontario Farms

Ayr

Snyder’s Family Farm Enjoy a day out in the country! We have something for everyone, puppet shows, petting zoo, hayride, corn maze, and so much more. Fall treats to tempt anyone, freshly made caramel apples, deep fried mars bars and pumpkin pie. Over 16 activities to enjoy, come out to Snyder’s Family Farm and create memories to last a lifetime.

Barrie

Chappell Farms – Attractions include: Farmyard animals, hay maze, Corn Maze, Boo barn, Trike track, Sand Diggers, Play area, Pick your own pumpkin.  Added attractions on weekends include: Magic shows, Live entertainment, Jumping castle and a Haunted barn.

Brantford

Brantwood Farm Fall Festival Weekends – Face Painting, Pony Rides, Hayrides, Corn Maze, Haunted Hay Maze, Obstacle Course, Pumpkin Bowling, Needle-In-Haystack, Pumpkin Putt, Pumpkin Bounce, Pumpkin Picking, Apple Picking and Food.

Brighton

Cricklewood Farm – This is our 13th year of designing and creating our corn maze.  This year a percentage of our maze sales will be donated to the Canadian Wildlife Federation with our goal being $2,000.00The 6 acre corn maze is in the shape of 3 American Badgers. There are close to 2 miles of pathways for you to explore. The shortest path is about a mile in length. Be sure to check out the Toddlers and Grandparents Maze. It’s only 1/2 acre in size and is included in our regular maze admission price. It’s short and easy to do, and a prize awaits your return

Cambridge

Yeehaw Adventure Farm – Weekends in October come out to the Harvest Halloween Hillbilly Hoedown! The great weekend activity is Fall-Farm-Fun- Hillbilly Style! Good old fashion country fun for the whole family-Seniors and Jr (of course), families (big and small!) corporate and large groups, church youth groups always welcome!

Cornwall

McMaze – When you visit the farm during the fall you can enjoy the many activities for the kids in the fun farm, take on the challenge of a maze and take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin.  Be sure to grab some pumpkin fudge or a yummy pumpkin pie before you leave!

Dundas

Dyment’s – So much to do at this Farm!!  Activities include: Barnyard Play Area, Machinery Shed, Straw Fort, Corn Bin, Animal Farm, Bouncing Ball Track, Spook Hut & Spookley Theatre, Agri-Maze, Trike Track, Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Zip line, Inflatable Farm Train, 9 hole mini putt, Dyment’s own fry truck (YUM)

Hanes Corn Maze – Hanes isn’t just a corn maze.  But the corn maze will amaze or haunt you.  You can also visit with the farm animals, run in the play areas, have a picnic,  and do hands-on activities. Don’t forget to pick up our pumpkin from the pumpkin patch while you are there.

Dunville

Richardson’s Farm & Market – Oodles of fun awaits you at the farm this fall.  Explore the 6 km of trail in our 7 acre corn maze, challenge yourself to figure out the  Jammed Tractor mini maze, cats cradle maze and pathway puzzle maze and play in the strawbale maze.  Lasso some toy horses, play in the corn box, enjoy a tractor ride, visit the animals and chuck some pumpkins at targets.  Of course before you leave, don’t forget to get a pumpkin!

Elmvale

Rounds Ranch Pumpkin Mania – Enjoy some family time on a wagon ride to pick your own pumpkin, Pie eating contests, pumpkin toss, Pumpkin slam dunk, Pumpkin hockey, Pumpkin seed spitting, or spend some time in the play area with the animals, on the pedal carts, corn maze or riding a pony.

Fonthill

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm – Come join them on the farm for the Haunted Spook barn , Super corney cobbs maze adventure, Pumpkin slingshot, Haystack jumping, Train-o-saurus Rex ride, Rubber duckie race, Straw jump barn and so much more

Guelph

Strom’s Farm – Have some fun times at Strom’s Farm in their Harvest Fun area including; Jumpin Jack Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Straw Maze, Pumpkin Chuckin, Wagon Rides, 6 acre Corn Maze (4 miles of paths), Sand Pit, Pedal Carts ,Cedar Spiral and a Pumpkin of a Show Puppet Show.  Open Weekends Sept thru Oct

Hampton

Pingle’s Farm Market – Fall Farm Weekends –  Play areas, Straw Maze, Trike Track, Farm Animals, Bunnyville, Face Painting, Bugsy Balloon, Pumpkin Balloon, and Pedal Cart Track with more new carts!  Don’t forget to check our newest addition to the Fun Farm, Pingle’s Barn Bouncer.

Ingersoll

Leaping Deer Adventure Farm – Spend an afternoon at Leaping Deer Adventure Farm and Market and you’ll find plenty of fun activities to keep the family entertained.  Watch your fave pig race, tackle the maze, go on a wagon ride, pick your own pumpkin and so much more!

Lakefield

Buckhorn Berry Farm – You can’t help but have a great day with all these fun activities!!  Your admission includes: Daily Entertainment – Tim Holland, Barnyard Animals , Mazes (a straw bale maze and 2 corn mazes, one of them is haunted, Play area with a huge sand pile, Pumpkin Bowling,  Bonesville Cemetery, Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides and Pumpkin Cannon.  Don’t forget to check out the Haunted Barn and the Junior Spook Barn for a small additional fee!

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Milton

Springridge Farm – Everyone loves Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm where families will enjoy: A professional puppet show, Wagon ride to the 5-acre, Corn Trail, Spooky Boo Barn, Spiderweb Climber, Farm Yard Pipe Slide, Access to the Fun Farm Yard: Farm Animal Barn, Escarpment Educational Lookout, Giant Sandbox, Plywood Milking Cow, Witches Mouth Corn Trail, Tricky Trails Corn Maze, Straw Bale Jumping & Pyramids

Niagara Falls

Warner Ranch and  Pumpkin Farm – Haunted Hayride – During the Halloween season enjoy the fright and delight of our Haunted Hayride, held the last three week-ends in October on Fridays and Saturdays with the first ride going out at 7:00 pm with the last ride departing at 10:45 pm.  The hayride lasts 30 minutes and takes you through 50 acres of haunted forest.  Our Haunted Hayride attractions will ‘jolt’ you off your seat. Venture through our haunted forest in October, if you dare!

Ottawa

Saunder’s Farm – Family Fall-tastic Fun!  Just to name a few things, your family will have fun in the Pumpkin patch, mazes, Hayride, Barn of terror, Puppet shows, Pedal cart track, Monster parade, Activity zone, Discovery barn and SO much more.

Maple Hill Corn Maze – A-Maize-ing Fall Fun for the whole family! Get Lost in our Adventure Maze, hop on a hay ride, & play the Corny Facts Game. Have lots of fun in our 15 acre corn maze!!  To go through the maze at night bring a flashlight and add a whole new challenge.

Thiessen Orchards – Hours of fun at Thiessen Orchards as you enjoy the Bouncy Castle, Barrel Train ride, Face painting, the Corn Maze and hay rides.  Visit the “Farm Friends” where you can can watch the Billy goats roam around and feed them as well.  “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” is a must see where we teach about  Anti-bullying!  Apple sales, the Kountry Kitchen, haymow, pumpkin patch and picnic area are open everyday as well.  Enter their Haunted barn…if you dare!

Pembroke

Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch  – Fall Family Fun admission includes: Tunnel Hill Slide, Pedal Carts, Pig Races at Hugli’s Speedway, 6 Acre Corn Maze with Educational Signs & Colour Find Game (fun for big kids too!), New Bouncing Animal Buddies, New 125 foot Tube Slide, Hop Dot Colour Maze, Pumpkin Cannon Show with pirates , Pirate Ship Maze, Hay & Pumpkin Mazes, Duck Races, Giant Hill Slide, Giant Sand Box, Hay Jump, Country Puppet Show, Jumping Horse Swings, Friendly Animals, Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins not included), Haunted House of Terror (includes the scary wagon ride to and from the house) and 6 Acre Creepy Corn Maze crawling with, spooky creatures at night, The Magic of Illusionist Steven Anthony – evenings only

Port Stanley

Great Lakes Farm – The apple barn is open daily for already picked apples, fresh apple cider, our famous apple pies and other apple-based sweets, treats and delicacies fresh from our bakery. You can also. Pick your own apples, pears and pumpkins, explore our corn maze and straw mountain or take a ride around our orchard with a Tractor ride. 

Schomberg

Puck’s Farm, It’s Fun! – So much fun to be had at Puck’s Farm  this fall including; Carnival Rides, Fall Colours, Pumpkins for Sale, Pony Rides, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, the Amazing Maze and Friendly Critters! Merry-Go-Round, Bouncing Castle, Tubs of Fun, Kiddie Ferris Wheel, Frolic and Kids Train

Stayner

Fernwood Farms & Market – Pumpkinland will be open the last 3 weekends in October  which will include Wagon rides, Corn Maze, Games, Mini Putt, Pumpkin Hunt, Pick your own pumpkin, play areas and animals.

Stoney Creek

Green Mountain Farm – Hamilton Area’s destination for haunted family fun!  For the Fall this Hamilton farm offers Haunted hay rides, a haunted barn, corn maze, pumpkin carriages, pioneer village and animal corral.  Food is available for purchase and they serve TIM HORTONS coffee!  Each weekend they have a little something different for their visitors … Cash Mob, Scavenger hunt, Spooktacular giveaways and Creepy crawly costume party!

St. Clements

Nauman’s Farm –  Fun activities you can do with the family at the farm include a Corn maze, Rope Maze, Straw Jump, Straw Mountain, Beam Swing, Sand Pit, Two new, Giant Tube Slides and the fantastic Pumpkin Slingshots!!!  Open weekends until October 31st

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Ferguson’s Produce – Scarecrow Days – Lots of fun to be had for the whole family in the corn maze, target shooting with gourds, Halloween displays, Face painting, Horse drawn wagon rides, Make your own scarecrow, pick your pumpkin and then enjoy some burgers and fries.

Talbotville Berry Farm – Join in on the fun of the Fall Family Weekends!  Pick your pumpkin, go for a wagon ride , try your skills at the corn maze, eat lots of yummy treats and try the haunted maze if you dare! The kiddies can play the Maze Game! Every Child goes home with a Baby Pumpkin & Colouring Page!

Thorndale

Apple Land Station – Come to “Pumpkin Hollow” and find the perfect pumpkin for your fall decorating.  There are hundreds to choose from.  Take a family time home with you and carve Jack-o-Lanterns for everyone…maybe you’ll find the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!  While you’re hear enjoy a visit with the animus, take a ride on the train, spend lots of time playing or rolling down sand mountain and end it all off with a stroll through the corn maze.

Thunder Bay

Gammondale Pumpkinfest – Your admission includes: A tractor pulled wagon ride to the mazes with prizes. Farm animals, tire swing, trike trails, Kids Corny Maze, BOO Barn, Pumpkin Sling Shots, Pumpkin Catapult, Black Tire’d Horses, Corn Stalk Horses, Bronco Train, Rubber Ducky Races, and NEW Pumpkin Peddle Carts.

Uxbridge

Cooper’s CSA Farm & Maze – There’s plenty for the family to do on the farm. In addition to our 10 acre corn labyrinth, we are home to a giant corn box, a combine harvester slide, horse swings, mini mazes, echo tubes, animal viewings, wagon rides, and a farm kitchen full of delicious homemade treats. Come and shop at our farm store for great produce, baked goods and preserves.

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Parkside Farms – Admission to Pumpkinfest includes ; A Pumpkin, Wagon Ride, Story Book Forest and the Corn Maze.  Be sure to visit the animals while you are there and grab a treat from the farm market

Frootogo Orchards – Experience Fall at the farm.  The fun includes mini corn maze, slides and swings, tot play area, jumping straw, giant sand box, trikes, animals and more.  New this year, there will be puppet shows and a large corn maze.

Waterford

Vango Adventure Farm –  A wonderful world for families and children to explore and experience farm life, animals, and TONS of fun activities. While our park is fairly new, we’ve been in the farming industry for several years and wanted a way to share the fun of farm-life with everyone.

Know of a great farm that offers Fall fun or are you the owner of a Farm in Ontario?  Please share it with us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

“If I can’t go to Disney World … Bring on Great Wolf Lodge”

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From the mouth of my once 4 year old daughter  “If I can’t go to Disney World then i’d like to go to Great Wolf Lodge”.  Of course our kids would love to go to Disney World every day but seeing as our money tree still hasn’t started to grow in the backyard they are always bugging to go to Great Wolf Lodge.

Every time we surprise them with a visit to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara and they are ecstatic!  When we pull into the parking lot the squeals from the backseat are near deafening followed by lots of “thank you Mommy and Daddy”.  We have visited the Lodge 8 times and every time seems to get better and better and mostly I think it is because they are older and can do more.  We usually book a cool Kid Camp room which means  they had their own little area with bunk beds and a tv.  The room are always very clean (upon arrival), fully stocked with towels and let me tell you that the beds are SO comfy!

Once we are all suited up, it’s off to the watepark we goooooo!  So much to do, where to start?  Wooly Mammoth always wins as the first trip down the slides.  This has always been a favourite of ours as even the little kids can ride with the family as long as they can sit up on their own.  What I love about GWL’s water park is that there are slides where the little ones can ride with a parent so she they really aren’t very limited at.  Big slides, smaller slides, lazy river, wave pool, big bucket dumps…we did it all over and over and over.  Apparently this is the time of year to go because we never had to wait in line for more than 5 minutes if at all.

Generally we don’t eat all of our meals at GWL as it can be pricey but they now offer a meal add on at check-in which is around $45/adult and $20/child for a breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Really it’s a great deal.  I found the food was tastier this time for some reason and there seemed to be so many more options from burgers and fries to sandwiches and salads so everyone can easily find something they want to eat.  If you do choose to bring food from home, there is a small fridge and microwave in your room.

Yes the waterpark is the main attraction at GWL but there is also so much more to do outside of the waterpark.

Kids Club is a fun place for parents to go with their kids for some down time and so your skin can unwrinkle!  They can play with toys, colour, paint and for an additional cost they can paint a pillow case or t-shirt, get a tattoo or participate in the pajama party.

DS loved the arcade… well I think hubby loved it just as much as we didn’t see them  for a while!   Much like a Chuck E Cheese, you can play games to win tickets and in exchange they trade their tickets in for small prizes.  What kid doesn’t love this?

Story time is a must do!  Put the kids in their jammies, grab their favourite stuffie and gather round the Oak tree in the lobby for a show and a couple of very animated Robert Munsch stories.  Best part is at the end when they make the kids promise to go right to sleep once they get back to their rooms and the kids actually agree!!!  Truly by this time they are exhausted from all the waterpark fun so generally they fall asleep within seconds of their heads hitting the pillow.

In the morning the kids are invited to do a wolf walk where they learn about the different animals in the lobby, learn to walk and howl like wolves and get to make a wolf craft.  Again, another fun little add on that the kids really enjoyed.

Magiquest was the big hit this time we went as they had never tried it before.  Magiquest is a live action adventure game where the kids have a magic wand in-hand and wander around the lodge looking for enchanted objects, learn from an ancient wizard, battle a goblin and outwit a dragon.  You do need to purchase a wand and a game pass but the great thing is that they can bring the wand back for every visit and continue on their quest.  There are many different adventures and quests to do and it is great to watch the kids running all around the hotel trying to complete them (while Mommy & Daddy sit on a centralized couch with a latte in hand) I’m not going to lie, hubby and I had just as much fun play Magiquest as the kids did.  It’s great to fill the down time or even when they needed a break from the water.

Yes a trip to GWL can become pricey but there are always deals to be had which we will keep you informed about on our FB page

4 million stairs climbed (give or take), bad hair day for 3 days straight and exhausted parents but happy children and great family fun had by all …can’t wait to do it again!!

Kids love to swim year round but unfortunately our Canadian weather does not allow for this in the outdoors year round.  Thankfully there are some options in terms of indoor water parks that fit all different budgets and wants.  Some allow you to visit just for the day but they all offer overnight packages with or without food included.  Here are some links to indoor waterpark fun in Niagara.

Great Wolf Lodge Niagara

Massive, 84-degree indoor water park. Splash the day away in over 100,000 square feet of water-packed excitement, including jaw-dropping slides for thrill seekers or zero-depth entry areas for little ones. Outside the water park, the fun continues. Get an ice cream-themed manicure in Scooops Kid Spa before gathering your family in our Grand Lobby for nightly fireside Story Time, the perfect ending to a Great Wolf day.  They have some packages available on their website

 

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

3 acres of indoor family fun featuring a mammoth play area, the massive 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, enormous 6 storey high    waterslides, the full-sized wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck,plunge bowl, two oversized adult only Jacuzzis and  achildren’s play area.  You can visit just for the day or choose one of their overnight packages.  The Fallsview Indoor Water park features direct indoor connections to three superior Niagara Falls hotels, the Sheraton on the FallsCrowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview Hotel and the Skyline Inn for your accommodation needs.

Waves Indoor Waterpark

Located at the Americana Resort in Niagara Falls – A 25,000 sq foot indoor waterpark complete with a beach entry wave pool,
tube slides, body slides, kiddy pool interactive play structure, whirlpools, lounge areas and food & bar services.  Here you have the option of paying for day use or staying overnight with one of their all-inclusive packages.

Happy Splashing and enjoy the Family Fun!

10 Corn Mazes to challenge you this Fall in Ontario

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Feeling up for a challenge?  Well then, these Ontario corn mazes are waiting for you to conquer them.  Bring your family and visit one of these 10 Corn Mazes for a family day out.  All of these great farms also offer lots of fun activities for you once you’re finish the corn maze…that’s if you’re able to make it back out of course!

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Downey’s Farm & Market

13682 Heart Lake Road Brampton, Ontario    L7C 2J5

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6km of trails winding trails through this tractor inspired maze. Discover the 7 hidden stations and solve this years riddle for your chance to win a 4 pack of season passes.

Additional attractions include: Jumbo Jumping pillows, Puppet show & live entertainment, Mini putt, Sandbox, petting zoo and so much more.

 

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Thiessen Orchards

400 Talbot Rd E Leamington, ON

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The professionally designed maze contains a challenging game and is sure to provide hours of laughter and enjoyment.

Additional activities include: Our huge play area in the orchard has huge swings, a hay maze, climbing areas, barrel train and bouncy castles

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McMaze @ Cedar Fox Farm

Willy Allan Road, Civic #17049 St. Andrews West, ON

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Our large corn maze is 4 acres in size.  Additional mazes include: Ice Storm Maze, The Haze Maze, The Door Maze and the Tall Grass Maze

Additional activities include: Calf roping, Play area, Old McDonald’s Barn, Pig Races and Rubber duck races.

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Nauman Farm

3250 Hessen Strasse R.R. #1 St. Clements, Ontario N0B 2M0

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This Corn Maze winds over approximately 10 acres, and you’ll be amazed at the twists and winds—of course, you may have chosen a dead-end, and have to retrace your tracks.

Additional activities include: Rope Maze, Spider Web, Straw Mountain, Beam Swing, Sand Pit and tube slides

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Kusterman’s Berry Farm

23188 Springwell Road  Mount Brydges, Ontario    N0L 1W0

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7.5 acre Corn Maze with three games to play throughout

Additional attractions include: Face painting, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides, Zip Lines, Play areas and more

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Strom’s Farm

5089 Wellington Road 32 Guelph, ON    N1H 6J4

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6 acre Corn Maze (3 miles of paths).  Look for checkpoints throughout to help you solve the word find.

Additional attractions include:  Tile, ropes and straw mazes, Puppet show, Pumpkin chuckin’ and more.

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Richardson’s Farm 

131 River Road, RR4 Dunnville, ON

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Explore the 6 km of trail in our 7 acre corn maze and then challenge yourself to figure out the  Jammed Tractor mini maze, cats cradle maze and pathway puzzle maze and play in the strawbale maze.

Additional activities include: Corn box, Animals, Pumpkin chucking, heritage barn and wagon rides

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Cooper’s CSA Maze

266 Ashworth Rd. Zephyr ON, L0E 1T0

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Ten-acres of thrilling, twisting, and confusing corn pathways. The goal is to get lost…thoroughly lost…and have a blast while you’re at it!

Additional activities include: giant corn box, a combine harvester slide, horse swings, mini mazes, echo tubes, animal viewings, wagon rides

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Cricklewood Farm 

27 Grandview Road Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0

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The maze is over 6 acres in size and should take an hour and a half to complete.

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Saunder’s Farm

7893 Bleeks Road Munster, ON

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This massive maze is a real puzzle. Can you guess why it is called the Mile Maze?

Additional activities include: Hayride, Barn of terror, Puppet shows, Pedal cart track, Monster parade, Activity zone, Discovery barn and so much more

Do you know of another Ontario corn maze that you love?  Let us know about it at info@vacationingwithkids.ca 

 

 

Apple Picking in Ontario

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Apple crisp, apple pie, apples dipped in caramel, candy apples…Are you drooling yet?  It’s Apple Season in Ontario, which means that many orchards and farms now have pick your own apples so you can make some yummy treats for your family.  Find an Orchard or Farm near you below:

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Featured Farms

Caledon  Berryview Farm –  13707 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON – Phone: (905) 838-4777

Berryview is now growing 13 popular varieties of apples for you and your family. The choice is yours:  you can stop in and make it a family event to remember by picking your own apples, or choose from our pre-picked apples on hand.

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Apple Picking Across Ontario

Ancaster  Carluke Orchards – 2194 Shaver Road South, Ancaster, ON – Phone: (905) 648-2775

Bowmanville  Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery – 6275 Liberty St., Bowmanville, ON – Phone: (905) 263-2396

Brampton  Orchalaw Farm – 9726 Heritage Rd., Brampton, ON – Phone: (905) 456-1879

Brampton  Big’r Apple Farm – 87999 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON – Phone: (905) 455-8414

Brantford  Brantwood Farm – RR 6, Brantford, ON –  Phone: 519-759-4166

Brighton  Cricklewood Farm – 27 Grandview Rd, RR4, Brighton, ON – Phone: (613) 475-4293

Caledon  Albion Orchards – 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon East, ON – Phone: (905) 584-0354

Caledon  Dixie Orchards – 14309 Dixie Road, (1 kilometer north of King Street), Caledon, ON – Phone: (905) 838-3339

Cobourg  Moore Orchards – RR5, 1497 Moore Orchard Rd., Cobourg, ON – Phone: (905) 372-3911

Cobourg  Burnham Family Farm Market – 7760 County Rd 2, R.R. #4, Cobourg, ON – Phone: 905-373-4578

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Crysler  Cannamore Orchard – R.R. #4 Cannamore, Crysler, ON – Phone: (613) 448-3633

Fenwick  DeVries Fruit Farm – 825 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON – Phone: (905) 892-8724

King  Pine Farms Orchard – 2700 16th Sideroad, King, ON – Phone: (905) 833-5459

Kingston  Waddell Apples – 2645 Washburn Road, Kingston, ON – Phone: (613) 546-1690

Kingsville  Meleg’s Lakeview Orchard & Cider Mill – 158 Arner Townline, Kingsville, ON – Phone: (519) 733-4857

Leamington  Thiessen Orchards Ltd. – 400 Talbot Rd East, Leamington, ON –  Phone: (519) 326-5873

Leamington  Simpson Orchards – 237 Mersea Road 5, RR # 2, Leamington, ON – Phone: (519) 326-9459

Markham  Organics Farm – 7550 19th Avenue, Markham, ON – Phone: (905) 640-5206

Milton  Chudleigh’s Apple Farm – 9528 Hwy. 25, Milton, ON – Phone: (905) 878-2725

Mountain  Mountain Orchards – 10175 Clark Rd., Mountain, ON – Phone: (613) 989-2415

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Mount Albert  Brooks Farms – 122 Ashworth Rd, RR 3, Mount Albert, ON – Phone: 905-473-3920

Newcastle  Algoma Orchards – 201 Regional Rd. 42, Newcastle, ON – Phone: (905) 987-4961

Port Elgin  Smiths’ Apples and Farm Market – 470 The River Road, RR#3, Port Elgin, ON – Phone: (519) 832-2971

Port Stanley  Great Lakes Farms – 5111 Union Rd., Port Stanley, ON – Phone: 519-782-3433

Prince Edward County  Campbell’s Orchards – 1633 Rednersville Road, R.R. #1 Carrying Place, Prince Edward County – Phone: (613) 962-3751

Stouffville  Applewood Farm and Winery – 12442 McCowan Road, Stouffville, ON – Phone: (905) 640-5357

Sutton  Homestead Orchards – 3961 Old Homestead Rd, Sutton, ON – Phone: (905) 722-5325

Tillsonburg  Brus’ Orchards – 244263 Airport Road, Tillsonburg,ON – Phone: (519) 842-2262

Uxbridge  Siloam Orchards – 7300 3rd Concession, Uxbridge, ON – Phone: (905) 852-9418

Waterloo  Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Ltd – 1420 Lobsinger Line, Waterloo, ON – Phone: (519) 664-2750

Waterdown  Frootogo Orchards – 573 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, ON – Phone: (905) 689-1652

Whitby  Stroud Farms – 4075 Lakeridge Rd., Whitby, ON – Phone: 905-666-5344

Woodstock  Birtch Farms – RR 7, Woodstock, ON – Phone: (519) 469-3040

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Free & Frugal March Break Fun Ideas

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The kids are off school for a week … what are you going to do to the avoid the dreaded “i’m bored”?  Fun doesn’t have to be expensive!  It’s all about the memories that you can create and that your kids will remember for years to come.  Here are some of our  top ideas for fun, frugal and FREE things you can do with the kids this March Break.

Camping

Yes I know it’s too cold to go camping but why not camp out at home.  Set up a tent in your living room, make s’mores, tell camp stories and sleep together as a family.  Be sure to check out this yummy Nutella S’mores Dip

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Family Movie night

Rent a movie or pull out a family favourite and pop some popcorn.  Snuggle up under some blankets and enjoy just being together.

Baking

Kids love to bake and love eating it even more.  Have your kids choose their favourite baked good and make it together.  Or make some cupcakes and decorate them together to deliver to neighbours.

Snow Tubing

There are many places that now offer snow tubing for family fun.  There is no need for any special equipment, the cost is great and you just need to know how to have fun. Just sit on the tube, hang on and let the squeals of excitement beginnnnnn!

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Visit your local library 

Visiting a local library is great for everyone in the family as there is something for everyone.  Kids and adults alike can peruse the books, movies and video games at their local library and sign them out for additional enjoyment at home.  Many libraries are offering special March Break activities to keep the kiddies entertained and best of all it’s FREE!

Skating

Tim Hortons restaurants across the country are offering free family skate times at local arenas.  Get out and get some exercise and have some fun compliments of Tim Hortons.

Tobogganing

Tobogganing is great because it costs no money, needs very little equipment and it’s hours of fun!  Go to a neighbourhood park or change it up by trying somewhere new.  The key to tobogganing is finding a great hill.  Find a great hill and get safety info here

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Scavenger Hunt

Plan a scavenger hunt around your neighbourhood!  Send the kids out with a list of things they need to find in the neighbourhood.  The list can include: signage, people, animals, items in nature, certain coloured vehicles, house numbers, garbage, and the list goes on and on.  Be sure to have prizes or at least some hot chocolate waiting for them when they return!

Swimming

Tim Hortons is offering complimentary swimming at local pools across Canada. As a way of saying thank you they want to invite you to come out and swim for free to spend time having fun and being active with your family.  Find a location near you

Maple Syrup Festivals

The maple syrup is flowing at a conservation area or sugarbush near you! Get out and experience the tapping of the trees, sample some yummy maple products and skip making a meal by enjoying pancakes!

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Playdates

Not only fun for the kids but great for Mommy’s sanity too.  No cost out of your pocket, the kids get to play with their friends and the Moms can visit with another adult.