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Now & Then Hidden Gem – Ice Fishing on Lake Simcoe

With over 400,000 lakes, streams and rivers, Ontario offers the angler some of the best fishing out there. But the fun doesn’t stop when the lakes freeze over. For years Lake Simcoe’s surface has transformed into a bustling community of ice fishing enthusiasts throughout the winter months. Known as the ice fishing capital of Canada, […]

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The Arrival of Winter

Guest Blogger: Connor Mihell Based in the cross-country ski mecca of Sault Ste. Marie, Conor Mihell skis thousands of kilometres each winter at the Hiawatha Highlands and Stokely Creek Lodge. He writes for Cottage Life, Canoe & Kayak, explore and The Globe and Mail, and won a 2010 Northern Lights Award for travel writing excellence. […]

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Huskies – Not just another pretty face

Guest Blogger, Tanya McCready: Since 1999, Tanya McCready and her husband Hank have shared their passion for dogsledding. Their race team also competes in the Yukon Quest 1000-mile International Sled Dog Race & Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The couple, their four children and 150 Siberian Huskies love introducing worldwide guests to the amazing adventure […]

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Now & Then Hidden Gem: Blue Mountain, Ontario

While the ski chalets look a bit different, some things haven’t changed in Collingwood: The slopes on the Niagara Escarpment remain one of Ontario’s favourite places to ski! Now in its 71st season, Blue Mountain is one of busiest ski resorts in Canada, boasting 700, 000 visits a year (Toronto Star). Blue Mountain’s transformation into […]

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Nordic Northern Ontario

Guest Blogger: Conor Mihell Based in the cross-country ski mecca of Sault Ste. Marie, Conor Mihell skis thousands of kilometres each winter at the Hiawatha Highlands and Stokely Creek Lodge. He writes for Cottage Life, Canoe & Kayak, explore and The Globe and Mail, and won a 2010 Northern Lights Award for travel writing excellence. […]

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Around the World for a Memorable Ontario Christmas

Guest Blogger: Melissa Davis We get a lot of tourists in Melbourne, Australia. That makes sense considering the beautiful weather and all the attractions, but when you live in the same place for 23 years, you don’t appreciate it nearly as much. That’s why my husband and I planned a trip to Ontario for Christmas. […]