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Table of Contents IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CASINO RAMA

MUNICIPAL PARTNERS

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CORPORATE SPONSORS Casino Rama

TOURISM PARTNERS

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PUBLISHER & SALES Ontario’s Lake Country

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Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Casino Rama Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Outdoor Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Water Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Winter Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ontario’s Lake Country Map. . . . . . . . . . 34 City of Orillia Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Festivals and Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Arts and Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Local Landmark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Resorts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Directory Listings Accommodations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Arts, Culture & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Attractions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Marinas and Power Sports. . . . . . . . 51 Camping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Restaurants and Dining. . . . . . . . . . . 52 Shopping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Community Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Trails. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Coupons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Visitor & Community Information. . . . . 66

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where we are located Driving to Ontario’s Lake Country Bus From Toronto Niagara Falls Sudbury Ottawa

km miles 135 84 240 149 272 169 398 247

Air

Lake Simcoe Regional Airport 705-487-0999 www.LakeSimcoeAirport.com Lake St John Airport 705-325-6153 www.OrilliaAviation.com

Boat

Ontario’s Lake Country is located along the Trent Severn Waterway, connecting with many lakes and rivers including Lake Simcoe & Lake Couchiching, transient slips and boat rentals are available, refer to the directory listing or visit our website.

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Orillia Bus Terminal 150 Front Street S • 705-326-4101 Washago Bus Terminal - Canoe Fresh Foods 3384 Muskoka Street • 705-514-5000 Greyhound-Getaway Coach Lines 1-800-661-TRIP(8747) www.Greyhound.ca Hammond Transportation 705-417-2000 www.HammondTransportation.com Ontario Northland 1-800-363-7512 www.OntarioNorthland.ca

Shuttle Service

Simcoe County Airport Service 1-800-461-7529 www.SimcoeCountyAirportService.ca

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VIA Rail (stops in Washago) 1-888-842-7245 www.ViaRail.ca

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What’s playing downtown?

Stephen Leacock

“Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town”

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Comedy Drama Music Dance and more! Full listings at

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Leacock Museum NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

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FUN With its tasty menu of eight restaurants, an impressive star-studded lineup of world-class performers, an all-suite luxury hotel, an opulent spa and a massive gaming floor, Casino Rama is a must-visit entertainment destination that attracts people from all over the world to Ontario’s Lake Country. A-list music fans like Sandi Johnston regularly make trips to Casino Rama. “I go to two or three concerts a month with a group of friends. It’s fantastic entertainment.” She says there’s not a bad seat in the house at the 5,000-seat entertainment centre where KISS, Tony Bennett, Alan Jackson, Styx, The Tragically Hip and other top acts have performed. “We often go for dinner at one of their restaurants before the show, then afterwards, we often hit the slot machines.” The newly renovated 94,200-squarefoot gaming floor is home to more than 2,500 of the latest generation slot machines and more than 110 gaming tables. The entire space has been redesigned to incorporate a central bar and wider aisles, says Jenna Hunter, the casino’s director of public relations.

The casino’s Balance in Life Spa has also been rejuvenated and now can accommodate couples and groups who want to have a manicure, pedicure or other treatments together. “Our customers love the spa,” says Hunter, who said all hotel guests and spa customers receive complimentary use of the salt-water indoor pool, hot tub, eucalyptus steam room, sauna, gym and locker-room facilities. The Balance in Life Spa is the ideal place for a little me-time. “We have an opulent treatment menu that includes everything from manicures and pedicures to therapeutic massage treatments, body polishes, body wraps, facials and seasonallythemed organic treatments,” said Hunter, who noted the spa features Eminence products – a handmade, organic line of products from Hungary.

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outdoor recreation

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Boneshaker, along one of Hardwood Ski & Bike’s mountain biking trails.

Elizabeth Oakley loves a challenge. Though she hadn’t been on a bike since high school, she decided to take up mountain biking last summer and found her happy place: on a bike saddle, traversing the challenging trails at Hardwood Ski and Bike, a world-class four-season adventure centre amid the rolling hills of scenic Oro-Medonte Township in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country. “When I’m whipping down a hill … it’s just such a feeling of exhilaration,” said Oakley. “Part of the allure is physical – being able to conquer something that scares me – and part of it is just the comfort that comes on the trails; quite frankly, it’s beautiful here. I love riding and watching the seasons change.” Oakley has tried several of the trails at Hardwood Ski and Bike, which boasts more than 34 kilometres of double-track trails and another 50 kilometres of challenging singletrack trails. “We have a trail system 8

that is for every level of rider and every level of skier,” said Hardwood president and general manager, Jack Sasseville. “Our trails are homogeneous, meaning they’re consistent all the way; we have trails for those just starting out and we have a trail used by the world’s top athletes when we hosted the mountain-biking competition for the Pan-American Games.” While known for its world-class events, Hardwood is predominantly home to recreational riders and funloving families; newcomers can rent

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skis or mountain bikes to try either activity. “Our mission is to provide a safe, healthy, family-oriented atmosphere where people can enjoy the outdoors,” said Sasseville. “You don’t have to wear Spandex to come to Hardwood.” Hardwood also has more than 40 kilometres of groomed trails for cross-country skiing. The trail network consists of eight different loops ranging from three to 22 kilometres in length that take skiers through hardwood and pine forests. For adventure seekers, nearby Mount St. Louis Moonstone, a popular ski resort, attracts more than 10,000 people to its midsummer Tough Mudder event. Whatever you choose, there are many ways to get active in all four seasons in Ontario’s Lake Country. “In an age when people are not getting enough exercise and not getting outside enough, where parents are often reluctant to send their kids outdoors because

they’re worried it’s too dangerous, we’re a safe haven,” said Sasseville. “It’s an opportunity to go out in the woods, feel safe and get away from … the modern world which is both physically and psychologically very beneficial.” Hardwood Ski and Bike boasts a trail system for every level of rider and every level of skier.

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PADDLIN’ AROUND Pristine, clean water is one of the defining characteristics of Ontario’s Lake Country.

The region’s lakes provide the perfect backdrop for stunning sunsets; their sandy shorelines are beautiful. For those who want to get beyond the beach, boating beckons. You can motor into popular local ports and then head off to adventure through the Trent-Severn Waterway. Another way to experience local lakes is to give paddling a try. There’s nothing quite like the feel of a lake-blown breeze as you pilot a kayak and carve through the refreshing water on a hot summer’s day. “People always come back with a smile on their face after they go paddling,” said Al Knell, who operates A Breath of Fresh Air, Stand-up Paddleboarding on Lake Simcoe

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which offers hourly rentals of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUP) from its base at Couchiching Beach Park. Their reasonable rate includes life-jackets, paddles, a safety kit and brief instructions. “It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the water and it’s a great way for someone to experience paddling for the first time.” Dan Courville, who operates Kayakity-yak out of Orillia’s Tudhope Park, agrees. “Kayaking is like hiking but on water,” says Courville. “It’s healthy, it’s not harmful to the environment and it’s peaceful.” At Kayak-ity-yak, you can rent a single or tandem kayak or an SUP for a half day or a full day. Similarly,

Swift Georgian Bay, close to Port Severn, offers 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 and lessons available. For something a little different, Rosanna Shillolo conducts yoga classes in the water on a paddleboard. The owner of Orillia’s Sunrise Yoga Studio also offers SUP lessons. “Being outdoors on the water is very relaxing,” said Shillolo, noting the boards are anchored in place during her 60-minute yoga classes. “You would be surprised how easy it is. A lot of people have tried it and then bought their own board … people love it.” See for m pg. 5 0 ore i nfo

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Craig Nicholson, the Intrepid Snowmobiler widely regarded as the authority on the sport, loves hitting the trails in Ontario’s Lake Country. “Orillia is the best staging destination close to the GTA … you can come for three or four days and not ride the same trail twice,” he said. “In addition, Orillia is a full-service town. Gas, hotels and restaurants are all accessible via trails; the trail goes right through town.” Many local hotels and resorts, such as Knights Inn Lagoon Harbour Resort and Hotel, Casino Rama and Bayview-Wildwood Resort offer special packages tailored to snowmobilers and while in the area you can also ski or rent an ice fishing hut. “You can rent a fish hut for a full day or half day – all the equipment is provided – and catch some perch or pike on Lake Couchiching,” said Al Knell of A Breath of Fresh Air Outdoor Sports. “More serious fishermen can head out to Lake Simcoe … Ontario’s Lake Country is a perfect spot for winter activities.”

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2016 FESTIVALS and EVENTS JANUARY January 7 & 8 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR The films are mountain inspired, from all over the world. LOCATION: The Orillia Opera House PHONE: 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca January 8 & 9 THE KING IN CONCERT: AN ELVIS TRIBUTE James Cawley has been ranked the #1 Elvis impersonator! LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com January 9 FSO TIMBER TOUR HALFPIPE Come watch the halfpipe competition. LOCATION: Mt. St. Louis Moonstone PHONE: 1-877-835-2112 WEBSITE: www.MountStLouis.com January 11 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their April line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com

January 15 JENNIFER NETTLES “That Girl”, Sugar”, “You Will” & “Hello”. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com January 16 DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! Action packed live show! LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com January 16 VANS HI STANDARD SERIES An international contest series, snowboarders from all around the world! LOCATION: Mt. St. Louis Moonstone PHONE: 1-877-835-2112 WEBSITE: www.MountStLouis.com January 16 MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE & FONDUE Enjoy a moonlight snowshoe & fondue. LOCATION: Hardwood Ski & Bike PHONE: 705-487-3775 WEBSITE: www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca January 17 SKI BETTER CLINIC Learn how to Cross Country Classic Ski. LOCATION: Hardwood Ski & Bike PHONE: 705-487-3775 WEBSITE: www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca

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January 21 NHL ALUMNI BENEFIT TOUR Former NHLers will hit the ice! LOCATION: West Orillia Sports Complex PHONE: 1-877-431-0685 WEBSITE: www.BenefitHockey.com January 22 MUDMEN IN CONCERT A Celtic Rock band who inspires a party. LOCATION: The Orillia Opera House PHONE: 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca January 22 - 24 SNOWBOARD ONTARIO PROVINCIAL SERIES ALPINE & CANAM Watch as snowboarders compete for top spot! LOCATION: Horseshoe Resort PHONE: 705-835-2790 WEBSITE: www.HorseshoeResort.com January 23 & 24 DRUM TAO: THE MARTIAL ART OF DRUMMING A Japanese drum & dance ensemble. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com January 29 SCOTTY MCCREERY “See You Tonight”, “I Love You This Big” & “The Trouble with Girls”. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com January 29 ALAN DOYLE Performing from his “So Let’s Go” album. LOCATION: The Orillia Opera House PHONE: 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca January 29 - 31 TAYLOR CUP POND HOCKEY Taking hockey back to basics. LOCATION: Bayview Wildwood Resort PHONE: 416-946-2066 WEBSITE: www.TaylorCup.ca January 30 20th ANNIVERSARY SNOWMOBILE RIDE FOR LITERACY Support literacy! Ride the trails - food & prizes. LOCATION: Jarratt Hall WEBSITE: www.SledOrillia.com

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January 30 TANYA TUCKER “Delta Dawn”, “Strong Enough to Bend” & “Would You Lay with Me (In A Field of Stone). PHONE: Casino Rama LOCATION: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com January 30 STARLIGHT SKI SOIREE Ski under the stars. LOCATION: Hardwood Ski & Bike PHONE: 705-487-3775 WEBSITE: www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca January 31 SNOWBOARD ONTARIO SLOPESTYLE Come watch and cheer on the competitors! LOCATION: Mt. St. Louis Moonstone PHONE: 1-877-835-2112 WEBSITE: www.MountStLouis.com January 31 SKI BETTER CLINIC Learn how to Cross Country Skate Ski. LOCATION: Hardwood Ski & Bike PHONE: 705-487-3775 WEBSITE: www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca FEBRUARY February 5 & 6 ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA The world’s top ABBA tribute band! LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com February 6 BILLBONG FLAUNT IT! Girls only slopestyle & rail jam snowboard series. LOCATION: Mt. St. Louis Moonstone PHONE: 1-877-835-2112 WEBSITE: www.MountStLouis.com February 6 SKI BETTER CLINIC Learn how to Cross Country Classic Ski. LOCATION: Hardwood Ski & Bike PHONE: 705-487-3775 WEBSITE: www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca February 6 MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE & FONDUE Enjoy a moonlight snowshoe & fondue. LOCATION: Hardwood Ski & Bike PHONE: 705-487-3775 WEBSITE: www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca

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February 7 IL VOLO Critically acclaimed Italian teen pop opera trio tours with their fifth album, Grande Amore. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com February 8 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their May line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com February 11 - 14, 18-21 WAIT UNTIL DARK In this psychological thriller, ruthless criminals con their way into a home. LOCATION: The Orillia Opera House PHONE: 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca February 12 - 14 ORILLIA WINTER CARNIVAL Come with the family! Ice castle, dog sled races, polar bear dip and more! LOCATION: Couchiching Beach Park WEBSITE: www.OrilliaWinterCarnival.ca February 13 RAMONA WINTERFEST Join Ramona Hall for a fun-filled family event! LOCATION: Ramona Hall WEBSITE: www.RamonaHall.ca February 13 - 15 ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEKEND License free fishing throughout Ontario for Canadian residents, experience it in OLC. LOCATION: Ontario PHONE: 705-748-6324 ex. 254 WEBSITE: www.OntarioFamilyFishing.com February 14 5th ANNUAL SNOWMOBILE RIDE FOR DAD Fight prostate cancer! Ride the trails - food & prizes! LOCATION: Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn WEBSITE: www.SledOrillia.com or www.RideForDad.ca For further event dates & details, visit

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February 19 PAUL ZERDIN LIVE Join Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby for an evening of hilarious ventriloquism and hi-jinx. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com February 20 FOUR BY FOUR Hits from The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Motown. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com

February 27 TRACY MORGAN Talented comedian, “Picking Up the Pieces” tour. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com

February 20 WINTER CONCERT Orillia Wind Ensemble, mix of contemporary and traditional music. LOCATION: St. Paul’s Centre PHONE: 705-326-8011 WEBSITE: www.cba-ontario.ca/owe

February 27 LEGENDS OF MOTOWN Singers and musicians perform tributes to Motown artists. LOCATION: The Orillia Opera House PHONE: 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca

February 20 SNOWSHOE CARTHEW BAY NATURE RESERVE Explore the inner portion of this property which is only accessible in the winter. LOCATION: Carthew Bay Nature Reserve WEBSITE: www.CouchichingConserv.ca

February 27 POLAR RUSH Winter obstacle challenge! LOCATION: Horseshoe Resort PHONE: 705-835-2790 WEBSITE: www.PolarRush.ca

February 21 SKI BETTER CLINIC Learn how to Cross Country Skate Ski. LOCATION: Hardwood Ski & Bike PHONE: 705-487-3775 WEBSITE: www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca February 21 MARGARITAVILLE A mid-winter celebration that is fun for all ages! LOCATION: Hardwood Ski & Bike PHONE: 705-487-3775 WEBSITE: www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca February 26 ELI YOUNG BAND “Crazy Girl”, Drunk Last Night”, “Dust”. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com For further event dates & details, visit

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February 26 CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: EAGLES - HOTEL CALIFORNIA The Eagles’ biggest album, Hotel California, is performed live! LOCATION: The Orillia Opera House PHONE: 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca

February 27 & 28 SNOWBOARD ONTARIO PROVINCIALS Take in the high intensity snowboard provincials! LOCATION: Mt. St. Louis Moonstone PHONE: 1-877-835-2112 WEBSITE: www.MountStLouis.com MARCH March 1 - May 31 TAP INTO MAPLE Taste, Shop & Discover all things maple along the Tap into Maple route! LOCATION: various in Ontario’s Lake Country & Springwater PHONE: 1-866-329-5959 WEBSITE: www.TapIntoMaple.com March 6 INTERGALACTIC FAT BIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS Fat Bike Championships with a sci-fi spin! LOCATION: Hardwood Ski & Bike PHONE: 705-487-3775 WEBSITE: www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca

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March 6 - 13 CANADA SNOWBOARD NATIONALS Competition for Half Pipe, Slopestyle and Big Air. LOCATION: Mt. St. Louis Moonstone & Horseshoe Resort PHONE: 1-877-835-2112, 705-835-2790 WEBSITE: www.MountStLouis.com, www.HorseshoeResort.com March 7 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their June line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com

March 12 LUCK OF THE IRISH! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Gift certificates draws & other giveaways! LOCATION: Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market PHONE: 1-877-216-4664 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaFairgroundsFarmersMarket.ca March 19 & 20 SWEETWATER HARVEST FESTIVAL Sugar shack tours, maple taffy, horse drawn carriages & more! LOCATION: Wye Marsh PHONE: 705-526-7809 WEBSITE: www.WyeMarsh.com

• Tours • Children’s Activities • Local Artisan Boutique • Picnic Area with Bicycle Racks • Restaurant • Farmers’ Market • Musical Concerts • Grounds Rentals

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March 26 GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT Kids search for colourful Easter eggs hidden throughout Downtown Orillia. LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca March 26 EASTER SCAVENGER HUNT Come for a scavenger hunt and enter to win great market goodies! LOCATION: Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market PHONE: 1-877-216-4664 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaFairgroundsFarmersMarket.ca March 26 SPRING FLING SALOMON RELAYS A fun day of skiing & racing. LOCATION: Hardwood Ski & Bike PHONE: 705-487-3775 WEBSITE: www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca March 26 EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA Join the Easter celebrations happening in Coldwater! LOCATION: Coldwater Village WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterVillage.com APRIL April 1 - 17 FLAVOURS OF LAKE COUNTRY Enjoy our local flavours with prix-fixe menus, and shop local locations. LOCATION: Ontario’s Lake Country PHONE: 705-325-9321 WEBSITE: www.FlavoursOfLakeCountry.com

April 2 BILL BURR Stand-up comedian, actor and host comes to town! LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com April 8 - 10 23rd ANNUAL SIMCOE SPRING HOME & COTTAGE SHOW Featuring products & services for home & cottage. LOCATION: Barnfield Pt. Rec. Centre PHONE: 705-835-0123 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaHomeShow.ca April 11 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their July line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com April 16 - May 7 36th ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL One of Canada’s largest registered fishing derbies! Great prizes, adult/children categories & kids’ day! LOCATION: Tudhope Park PHONE: 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 WEBSITE: www.Orillia.com April 22 EARTH DAY FESTIVITIES Come beautify Downtown Orillia and stay for celebrations! LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca

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April 22 - 23 ROOTS NORTH MUSIC FESTIVAL Bringing together some amazing performers for a weekend of great live music! LOCATION: Downtown Orillia WEBSITE: www.RootsNorth.ca April 23 MAPLE SYRUP - THEN & NOW Maple syrup producers show how production has changed over the years. LOCATION: Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market PHONE: 1-877-216-4664 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaFairgroundsFarmersMarket.ca MAY MAY - SEPTEMBER HOT ROD STREET MEETS Every Thursday Hot Rods meet! LOCATION: Coldwater Rd., Coldwater WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterVillage.com May 1 HURONIA FUR & FEATHER BUY, SELL & TRADE Opportunity for the public to purchase “critters”. LOCATION: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds PHONE: 705-487-2958 WEBSITE: www.BurlsCreek.com May 7, 14, 21, 28 SCOTTISH STYLE PANCAKE BREAKFAST Enjoy a full pancake breakfast in a Heritage setting. LOCATION: Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum PHONE: 705-955-1930 WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterMuseum.com May 9 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their August line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com May 20 OK FRIDAY OPENS! Stop in at OK Friday to shop local produce, art and listen to live music! Every Friday until Thanksgiving. LOCATION: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds WEBSITE: www.BurlsCreek.com For further event dates & details, visit

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May 21 OPENING DAY CELEBRATION Celebrate the main season of the market! Special events planned! LOCATION: Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market PHONE: 1-877-216-4664 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaFairgroundsFarmersMarket.ca May 21 CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: LED ZEPPELIN IV World-class musicians recreate Led Zeppelin’s rock masterpiece. LOCATION: The Orillia Opera House PHONE: 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca May 27 - 28 INTO THE GREEN & BLUES STREET FEST Celebrate the beginning of spring & showcase all things local! LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca May 28 COLDWATER LIONS DUCK RACE Thousands of yellow ducks float in a race. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, parade & children’s area. LOCATION: Coldwater Rd., Coldwater WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterLions.com JUNE JUNE - AUGUST DEVON TEAS Each Wednesday afternoon enjoy tea in a historic setting. LOCATION: Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum PHONE: 705-955-1930 WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterMuseum.com June 2 - 5 34TH ANNUAL SPRING AUTOMOTIVE FLEA MARKET Collectibles, classics, parts, car sales, auto auction, live entertainment & more! LOCATION: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds PHONE: 705-487-3663 WEBSITE: www.TheBAFM.com June 4 VILLAGE WIDE GARAGE SALE Great deals can be found - shop local! LOCATION: Coldwater Village WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterVillage.com

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June 10 - 12 SPRING BOAT, COTTAGE & OUTDOOR SHOW In-water boats, cottage & outdoor products, vendors & more! LOCATION: Port of Orillia PHONE: 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 WEBSITE: www.Orillia.com June 13 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their September line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com June 18 - Sep. 5 SUMMER FLING ART FESTIVAL Opens for the 2016 season, original art from local talent for show and sale every weekend. LOCATION: The Gallery! PHONE: 705-484-1484 WEBSITE: www.FB.com/GalleryAtLagoonCity June 18 - Oct. 15 STREETS ALIVE: STORY POLES An annual summer outdoor art exhibit. LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-327-5093 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaStreetsAlive.ca June 21 NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY Hosted by The Chippewas of Rama First Nation. LOCATION: Rama PHONE: 705-326-3611 WEBSITE: www.RamaFirstNation.ca

June 21 NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY A tribute to Canada’s First nations, with special on-site activities & displays. LOCATION: Sainte Marie Among the Hurons PHONE: 705-526-7838 WEBSITE: www.SainteMarieAmongTheHurons.on.ca June 24 PREMIER EXHIBITOR’S RECEPTION Admire the artwork & meet the artists. LOCATION: The Gallery! PHONE: 705-484-1484 WEBSITE: www.FB.com/GalleryAtLagoonCity June 25 CHRISTMAS IN JUNE A festive day at the Port of Orillia! Decorated boat contest, free to viewing public! LOCATION: Port of Orillia PHONE: 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 WEBSITE: www.Orillia.com June 25 - 26 COLDWATER & AREA STUDIO TOUR Showcasing imaginative & creative art. LOCATION: Various locations WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterStudioTour.com June 28 - July 15 LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Neil’s Simons story of a middle-aged restaurateur trying to add a little spice to his life. LOCATION: The Orillia Opera House PHONE: 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca

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JULY July 1 CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS Celebrate Canada with us! LOCATION: Couchiching Beach Park, Coldwater, Sainte Marie Among the Hurons & Discovery Harbour WEBSITE: www.OntariosLakeCountry.com

July 20 - August 5 DEAN & JERRY... WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A concert of hits and bits from the most famous comedy team of the 50’s. LOCATION: The Orillia Opera House PHONE: 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca

July 8 - 9 MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN STAGE Visit Mariposa Downtown Stage for performances, activities and much more! LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca

July 22 - 24 WAYHOME MUSIC & ARTS EXPERIENCE A place where people who love music, food, art & film can come together. LOCATION: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds WEBSITE: www.Wayhome.com

July 8 - 10 MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL Renowned for its wide range of folk/roots artists and performances of every kind! LOCATION: Tudhope Park PHONE: 705-326-3655 WEBSITE: www.MariposaFolk.com July 9 RAMARA CLASSIC CAR & BOAT SHOW 100+ classic cars, vendors, BBQ, live music & more! LOCATION: Lagoon City Marina PHONE: 705-484-2141 WEBSITE: www.RamaraChamber.com July 11 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their October line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com July 15-17 ORILLIA SCOTTISH FESTIVAL Ceilidh at Orillia Legion, parade Downtown, pipe/ drum competitions, entertainment & vendors. LOCATION: Couchiching Beach Park & Orillia Legion WEBSITE: www.OrilliaLegion.com July 17 HERITAGE DAY Official opening of a new exhibit! Plus BBQ lunch, entertainment and exhibitors! LOCATION: Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum PHONE: 705-955-1930 WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterMuseum.com 26

July 22 MID-SUMMER EXHIBITOR’S RECEPTION Admire the artwork, meet the artists. LOCATION: The Gallery! PHONE: 705-484-1484 WEBSITE: www.FB.com/GalleryAtLagoonCity July 22 - 23 SUMMER BLOCK PARTY Showcasing art, music, food, activities, sales, contests & more! LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca AUGUST August 4 - 7 BOOTS & HEARTS Canada’s most exciting event. Join your favourite country stars. LOCATION: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds WEBSITE: www.BootsAndHearts.com August 5 - 6 COLDWATER STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL Experience the science fiction sub-genre of Steampunk; fun activities and more! LOCATION: Coldwater PHONE: 705-715-6950 WEBSITE: www.SteampunkFestivalColdwater.com August 5 - 7 ORILLIA WATERFRONT FESTIVAL In-water boat show, cottage & outdoor products, cardboard boat race & more! LOCATION: Port of Orillia PHONE: 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 WEBSITE: www.Orillia.com

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August 6 & 7 GET OUTDOORS FESTIVAL Bird banding & monarch tagging demos, canoe & kayak tours, and more! LOCATION: Wye Marsh PHONE: 705-526-7809 WEBSITE: www.WyeMarsh.com August 8 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their November line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com August 13 18th ANNUAL DOWNTOWN ORILLIA CLASSIC CAR SHOW 400+ cars line the streets with entertainment! LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca August 16 - 20, 23 - 26 HERE ON THE FLIGHT PATH John Cummings tries to write a novel, but a new lady moves in next door. A Norm Foster comedy. LOCATION: The Orillia Opera House PHONE: 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca August 19 GRAND FINALE EXHIBITOR’S RECEPTION Admire the artwork & meet the artists. LOCATION: The Gallery! PHONE: 705-484-1484 WEBSITE: www.FB.com/GalleryAtLagoonCity August 20 STARRY NIGHT ART & GALLERY TOUR See local artists in studios & galleries under the starry sky. LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-7205 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaStarryNight.weebly.com August 20 & 21 CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA FIRST NATION POWWOW Everyone welcome, experience competition dancing & singing; enjoy the food & craft vendors. LOCATION: Rama PHONE: 705-326-3611 WEBSITE: www.RamaFirstNation.ca/Powwow www.OntariosLakeCountry.com • 1-866-329-5959

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SEPTEMBER September 8 - 11 46th ANNUAL FALL AUTOMOTIVE FLEA MARKET Collectibles, classics, parts, car sales, auto auction, live entertainment & more! LOCATION: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds PHONE: 705-487-3663 WEBSITE: www.TheBAFM.com September 9 - 11 166th ORILLIA & DISTRICT FALL FAIR Fun for all - midway, kid’s corner, demolition derby, tractor pull, horse pull & more! LOCATION: ODAS Park PHONE: 705-325-0353 WEBSITE: www.ODASPark.com September 10 & 11 TOUGH MUDDER An 18 - 20KM obstacle course designed by British Special Forces. LOCATION: Mt. St. Louis Moonstone PHONE: 1-877-835-2112 WEBSITE: www.MountStLouis.com September 12 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their December line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com September 16 & 17 164th ORO WORLD’S FAIR Celebrating agriculture, a rural way of living, exhibits, midway, tractor pull & great food! LOCATION: Oro Fairgrounds, Line 7 N PHONE: 705-487-1753 WEBSITE: www.OroWorldsFair.com September 17 127th RAMONA AGRICULTURAL FALL FAIR Games, delicious food, exhibit hall, lots of prizes, horseshoe tournament & horse pull. LOCATION: Ramona Hall WEBSITE: www.RamonaHall.ca September 18 CLASSIC CAR SHOW Classic cars line the streets! LOCATION: Coldwater WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterVillage.com

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September 23 - 25 COLDWATER FALL FAIR Demolition derby, tractor pulls & children’s events. LOCATION: Coldwater PHONE: 705-826-0826 WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterFallFair.com September 24 FARMING HERITAGE DAY Farm animals and equipment will be on display. LOCATION: Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market PHONE: 1-877-216-4664 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaFairgroundsFarmersMarket.ca September 30 - October 2 CULTURE DAYS & DOORS OPEN Experience, enjoy & engage with our culture. Free culture related activities! LOCATION: Various locations WEBSITE: www.Orillia.ca or www.DowntownOrillia.ca OCTOBER October 1 - 30 PUMPKINFERNO Thursdays - Sunday carved pumpkins will light-up the night! LOCATION: Discovery Harbour PHONE: 705-549-8064 WEBSITE: www.DiscoveryHarbour.on.ca October 7 - 10 IMAGES STUDIO TOUR Discover exceptional art & enjoy the beautiful fall colours on this self-guided artist tour. LOCATION: Ontario’s Lake Country PHONE: 705-790-4790 WEBSITE: www.Images-Studio-Tour.com October 8 & 9 THANKSGIVING HARVEST FESTIVAL Celebrate the colourful Fall Season with pumpkin decorating, seasonal displays and artisans. LOCATION: Sainte Marie Among the Hurons PHONE: 705-526-7838 WEBSITE: www.SainteMarieAmongTheHurons.on.ca October 10 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their January line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com

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October 14 - 16 26th ANNUAL ORILLIA JAZZ FESTIVAL Discover or reignite a passion for all things jazz! LOCATION: various venues PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.OrilliaJazzFestival.com October 19 WITCHES WALK Ladies Annual Witches Walk; spooky sights, treats, contest & special promotions. LOCATION: Coldwater Village WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterVillage.com October 21 - November 6 FLAVOURS OF LAKE COUNTRY Enjoy our local flavours with prix-fixe menus, and shop local locations. LOCATION: Ontario’s Lake Country PHONE: 705-325-9321 WEBSITE: www.FlavoursOfLakeCountry.com October 22 RAMONA FALL BAZAAR Visit all our terrific vendors and start Christmas shopping! Prizes throughout the day! LOCATION: Ramona Hall WEBSITE: www.RamonaHall.ca October 25 & 26 THE HAUNTING Discover all things that go bump in the night. LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca October 29 MARSH MONSTER See what awaits you when darkness takes over! LOCATION: Wye Marsh PHONE: 705-526-7809 WEBSITE: www.WyeMarsh.com For further event dates & details, visit

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NOVEMBER November 4 - 6 LIGHTFOOT DAYS Stories, songs & memorabilia in honour of Orillia native, Gordon Lightfoot! LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca November 7 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their February line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com November 18 CHILDREN’S CANDLELIGHT PARADE Light up Downtown Orillia & the Opera House tree. LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca November 20 ORILLIA SANTA CLAUS PARADE Over 100 floats, bands and Santa himself. LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-326-4424 WEBSITE: www.Orillia.com November 24 - 26, December 1 - 3 FIRST LIGHT Over 5,000 candles illuminate the historic site. LOCATION: Sainte Marie Among the Hurons PHONE: 705-526-7838 WEBSITE: www.SainteMarieAmongTheHurons.on.ca November 25 & 26 BLACK FRIDAY & SHOP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Outrageous specials throughout Downtown Orillia. Black Friday deals extended through Saturday. LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca

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November 27 MARIPOSA MARKET CHRISTMAS PARTY Take your picture with Santa, and enjoy fresh baked goodies! LOCATION: Mariposa Market PHONE: 705-325-8885 WEBSITE: www.MariposaMarket.ca DECEMBER December 3 SANTA CLAUS PARADE & CANDLELIGHT WALK Children carry candles & light the way for Santa Claus. LOCATION: Coldwater Rd., Coldwater WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterVillage.com December 3, 10, 17 FREE HORSE & WAGON RIDES Wagon stops at major intersections 1pm - 3pm. LOCATION: Downtown Orillia PHONE: 705-325-3261 WEBSITE: www.DowntownOrillia.ca December 4 CHRISTMAS AT WYE MARSH Santa photos, chickadee feeding, bannock roasting & trumpeter swan viewing. LOCATION: Wye Marsh PHONE: 705-526-7809 WEBSITE: www.WyeMarsh.com December 7 MERCHANT MADNESS Great deals for the holiday season! LOCATION: Coldwater Rd., Coldwater WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterVillage.com December 12 CASINO RAMA ANNOUNCEMENT Stay tuned online as Casino Rama announces their March line-up. LOCATION: Casino Rama PHONE: 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) WEBSITE: www.CasinoRama.com December 31 NEW YEARS FIREWORKS Welcome the New Year with incredible fireworks. LOCATION: COLDWATER FAIRGROUNDS WEBSITE: www.ColdwaterVillage.com For further event dates & details, visit

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Whatever type of music composes your playlist – from hip-hop to country, from classic rock to folk music, from pop to big-band – when you visit Ontario’s Lake Country, you will have the opportunity to hear the world’s best, in every genre, live, up-close and personal. The newest special event and concert venue in Ontario’s Lake Country is Burl’s Creek, a vast outdoor site of almost 600 acres. Two major music festivals – Boots and Hearts and WayHome – debuted at Burl’s Creek last summer and both received rave reviews from the more than 75,000 fans that revelled in the music and unique camping vibe at the sprawling Oro-Medonte Township facility. Ryan Howes, vice-president of venue operations and business 38

development at Burl’s Creek, said the inaugural WayHome festival was a big hit; its dynamic lineup drew 30,000 people. “It was a beautiful festival with virtually no problems,” he said. “What was incredible was 97% of people who came to WayHome camped … it’s pretty extraordinary and what that indicates is there’s a market for this,” said Howes. While WayHome set a high benchmark, the Boots and Hearts Festival moved the bar higher; it was a sell-out,

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attracting 40,000 fans, 90% of whom camped. While the festivals bring big-name stars to Ontario’s Lake Country, Burl’s Creek has also hit a winning note with local residents and artists through its OK Friday Farmers’ Market. The market has had arts and crafts programming and a music component from Day 1, but with the assistance of Chas. Hay of Inside the Music, the market now features a vocal act as a way to help promote the local music community. Howes said both Boots and Hearts and WayHome will be back in 2016.

In addition, he hinted, “a couple of large bands are going to be touring and we are looking at some of them to maybe come here for a single show … We’re working on it.” Jenna Hunter of Casino Rama, where big-name acts perform each week, said “Ontario’s Lake Country is quickly becoming Ontario’s hottest music destination. Fans can enjoy year-round big name concerts in our entertainment centre … and in the same weekend they can head outdoors and enjoy the many sights and sounds from local festivals and events like the Mariposa Folk Festival and the Boots and Hearts Festival.”

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Orillia Museum of Art and History

“Shhh. You’re in a museum! Just quietly appreciate what’s beneath the glass and don’t touch anything!” Those are words you’re not likely to hear at the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) where visitors are encouraged to participate in an interactive experience and enjoy hands-on activities amid a diverse collection of more than 10,000 works of art and historical artifacts. “Gone are the days that museums are considered dusty, quiet places,” says Ninette Gyorody, the museum’s executive director. “Now, museums like OMAH are vibrant cultural centres where visitors are both educated and engaged.”

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“This is a community museum, so if you come here, expect to find out something about Orillia and area. We have a little bit of everything for everyone here as we try to bring together art and history.” Late last year, the museum opened its Franklin Carmichael Gallery; its namesake, the famed Group of Seven painter who was born in Orillia, in addition to local artists Arthur Shilling, Marta Brestovansky and others were featured in a way that allowed visitors to see first-hand how interactive the museum is and how technologically engaged it is. “I think people coming here will see a smalltown museum, but I think they will also be blown away by the amount of time they can spend here – especially now that we have activated our third-floor space,” said Gyorody. “It’s a fun place to visit.”

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As is the Peter Street Arts District, home to cultural events like the Starry Night Studio and Gallery Tour and populated by quaint shops in addition to a collection of vibrant art galleries and studios; the heart of the thriving neighbourhood is OMAH. “We are a cultural hub and have a strong presence in the community as an identifiable landmark – a great place to connect for programming, talks, tours, events and diverse exhibitions,” said Gyorody. It’s not surprising; arts and culture have always helped to define Ontario’s Lake Country – the region is renowned as the birthplace of legendary folk singer Gordon Lightfoot, sculptor Elizabeth Wynn Wood and was the summer home of Stephen Leacock whose Brewery Bay homestead is now a national historic site.

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On a July day in 1963, Weber’s opened on Highway 11, a few miles north of Orillia. On that afternoon, with just five employees and a handful of picnic tables, Paul Weber Sr.’s bold new venture attracted few patrons, recalls employee Mike McParland, who was operating the grill that day. Fast-forward 52 summers and McParland is still flipping burgers; he remains a fixture at the iconic eatery that has become a landmark where generations of patrons have queued up in long lines, soaking in the aroma of charcoal-fired grills to enjoy tasty burgers, hot dogs and fries. “It took four or five years, but then we started to get a bit of a lineup and it’s gotten busier and more popular every year,” said McParland, nicknamed the Key Man for his important role as the glue that has helped hold things together at Weber’s. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing. When the province decreed a divided highway in 1981, it almost sounded the end point for Weber’s as south-bound drivers had to risk their lives to scramble over or under the new box-beam barrier for their fix. Paul Weber Jr. convinced his dad to buy the footbridge that once transported people to the CN Tower. It was a $250,000 investment – not an easy sell. 42

But the decision has paid off in spades; business skyrocketed 60% the following summer. The rest, as they say, is history. In recent years, Tom Rennie, who bought the landmark in 2004, purchased land on the south side of the highway, creating a large parking lot and developing a second grassy picnic area where weary travellers can take their dogs for a walk, enjoy their Weber’s fare and prepare for the rest of their journey. “We have never advertised,” said McParland with a proud smile. “People hear about us from their friends … and they want to have that Weber’s experience and that’s what it is when you come here: a unique experience.” That experience includes refurbished VIA train cars that provide indoor eating areas and bathrooms, 60 picnic tables in a park-like setting and, of course, tasty food – often prepared by the Key Man, who estimates he has served up more than 100,000 burgers in his 52 years of service. “This has been a big part of my life and I know it’s a big part of many people’s lives … it’s a landmark.”

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The Downing family purchased Fern Resort, which includes 1.5 miles of spectacular shoreline, in 1918. Mark Downing and his sister, Laura Downing, who both grew up at Fern, represent the fourth generation to operate the resort which has welcomed generations of guests – many of whom return year after year. They return because they love the natural beauty, the amazing amenities, the fantastic food and the feeling of home unique to Fern Resort, said Mark.

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“During meals, guests come together and talk about the great experience they’ve had,” said Mark, explaining how kids from different families play soccer together or go zip-lining while their parents golf, fish or play shuffleboard or bocce ball. “There’s a real sense of community that’s built and that’s what we’re all about.” Even though guests spend much of their time outdoors, enjoying the amenities, much care has been taken to ensure the lodging is first-rate. Whether it’s a one-, two- or three-room unit in a cottage or hotel-like structure, each offers breathtaking lake vistas but each also has its own flavour. The dining experience, coupled with its idyllic location and amenities allows guests to enjoy a “fantastic vacation” at Fern Resort, said Downing.

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On the Shores of Lake Simcoe

Lakefront Cottages Daily & Seasonal Family Camping Boat Dockage (705) 484-5866 www.pointofmara.com Open May 1 - Oct 15 www.OntariosLakeCountry.com • 1-866-329-5959

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BAYVIEW WILDWOOD RESORT SEE AD PG 32

1500 Port Stanton Pkwy Severn Bridge • 1-800-461-0243 www.BayviewWildwood.com

BEST WESTERN PLUS COUCHICHING INN SEE AD PG 32

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440 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia 1-888-869-2306 • 705-325-6505 www.BestWesternOrillia.com

BEST WESTERN PLUS MARIPOSA INN & CONFERENCE CENTRE SEE AD PG 32

400 Memorial Ave., Orillia 705-325-9511 • 1-800-461-0283 www.MariposaInn.ca

BLUEBIRD MEADOWS BED & BREAKFAST

6156 Line 4 North, Midland 1-877-499-9969 www.BlueBirdBB.com

CASINO RAMA SEE AD PG 7

75 Progress Dr., Orillia 705-327-7744 •1-800-424-6423 www.ComfortInnOrillia.com

DAYS INN SEE AD PG 33

5850 Rama Rd., Orillia 1-877-326-8288 www.DaysInnOrillia.com

ECONO LODGE SEE AD PG 33

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5899 Rama Rd., Rama 1-800-832-7529 www.CasinoRama.com

COMFORT INN SEE AD PG 32

Map No. 1

265 Memorial Ave., Orillia 705-326-3554 www.ChoiceHotels.ca/cn704

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Stone Gate Inn

On Sparrow Lake

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4434 Fern Resort Rd., Orillia 705-325-2265 • 1-800-567-3376 www.FernResort.com

FORKS IN THE TRAIL BED & BREAKFAST

478 Bass Lake Sideroad West Oro-Medonte • 705-487-5723 www.ForksInTheTrail.com

HIGHWAYMAN INN SEE AD PG 33

201 Woodside Dr., Orillia 705-326-7343 www.HighwaymanInn.com

LAGOON HARBOUR RESORT & HOTEL SEE AD PG 33

1 Poplar Cres., Brechin 705-505-5366 www.KnightsInnLagoonCity.com 500 University Ave., Orillia 705-330-4009 ext. 3030 www.LakeheadU.ca

POINT OF MARA RESORT & TRAILER PARK ON LAKE SIMCOE SEE AD PG 45

2268 Lakeshore Dr., Brechin 705-484-5866 www.PointOfMara.com

STONE GATE INN SEE AD PG 23

Family Resort on Lake Couchiching

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LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY SEE AD PG 17

Map No. 9

437 Laclie St., Orillia 1-877-674-5542 www.StoneGateInn.com

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Complimentary Breakfast, 86 ● Free Wireless High Speed Internet

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Map No. 15

on Lake Simcoe, 7 ● Boat Docking, Launch & Rentals Gas Fireplace, 48 ● Jacuzzi Available

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ARTS, CULTURE and EVENTS BARRIE AUTOMOTIVE FLEA MARKET

SEE AD PG 61

SEE AD PG 55

SEE AD PG 5

Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte 705-487-3663 www.TheBAFM.com

SEE AD PG 25

SEE AD PG 21

Map No.

50 Museum Dr., Orillia 705-329-1908 www.LeacockMuseum.com Tudhope Park, Orillia 705-326-3655 www.MariposaFolk.com

30 Peter St. S., Orillia 705-326-2159 www.OrilliaMuseum.org

20 Mississaga St. W., Orillia 705-326-8011 or 1-888-Orillia www.OrilliaOperaHouse.ca

ORILLIA SCOTTISH FESTIVAL Couchiching Beach Park 705-325-8442

RAMA FIRST NATION POWWOW Rama First Nation 705-325-3611 www.RamaFirstNation.ca/Powwow

SIMCOE COUNTY MUSEUM 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing 705-728-3721 www.Museum.Simcoe.ca

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LEACOCK MUSEUM

ORILLIA OPERA HOUSE SEE AD PG 5

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Map No. A 17

See website for details; www.Images-Studio-Tour.com

ORILLIA MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY SEE AD PG 57

Map No.

IMAGES STUDIO TOUR

MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL SEE AD PG 27

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Rama Pow Wow

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Treetop Trekking

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BURL’S CREEK EVENT GROUNDS

Map No. ● 16

CASINO RAMA

Map No. 5

COLDWATER BOWLING CENTRE

Map No. ● 25

Open Spring, Fall & Winter. Book Summer Parties

COLDWATER MILL

Map No. 26

Group Tours by Appt.

HEWITT’S FUN FARM

Map No. ● 27

ONTARIO WATERWAY CRUISES

Map No. ● 28

ORILLIA BOAT CRUISES

Map No. ● 29

ORILLIA FAIRGROUNDS FARMERS’ MARKET

Map No. ● 30

summer ● ●

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summer ● ●

SCALES NATURE PARK

Map No. ● 32

TREETOP TREKKING AT HORSESHOE RESORT

Map No. ● 33

WYE MARSH

Map No. ● 34

Hwy. 11 N. At 8th Line, Oro-Medonte 705-487-3663 • www.BurlsCreek.com 5899 Rama Rd., Rama 1-800-832-7529 • www.CasinoRama.com 19 Michael Anne Dr., Coldwater 705-686-3321 • www.ColdwaterBowling.ca

SEE AD PG 19

1 Mill St., Coldwater www.ColdwaterMill.com 3331 Town Line Rd., Severn 705-330-4585 • www.HewittsFarmMarkets.com

SEE AD PG 13

COUPON PG 63 SEE AD PG 19 SEE AD PG 31

1-800-561-5767 www.CruiseOntario.ca

Port of Orillia 705-325-2628 • www.OBCruise.com 4500 Fairgrounds Rd., Orillia • 1-877-216-4664 www.OrilliaFairgroundsFarmersMarket.ca

ORILLIA FARMERS’ MARKET

36 Mississaga St. W., Orillia 705-238-7955 • www.OrilliaFarmersMarket.on.ca Hwy 11 at Line 15, Orillia 705-327-2808 • www.ScalesNaturePark.ca

SEE AD PG 55 COUPON PG 63

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1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W. 1-888-733-8679 • www.TreetopTrekking.com 16160 Highway 12 East, Midland 705-526-7809 • www.WyeMarsh.com

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Bass Lake Beauty

RECREATION A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Couchiching Beach Park (Booth) 705-345-0814 www.ABreathOfFreshAir.ca

SEE AD PG 57

SEE AD PG 61

Map No. 36

HARDWOOD SKI & BIKE

Map Cross Country Skiing, No.

cyclesimcoe@barriecycling.com www.CycleSimcoe.ca 402 Old Barrie Rd. W., Oro-Medonte 1-800-387-3775 or 705-487-3775 www.HardwoodSkiAndBike.ca 1151 Hurlwood Ln., Orillia 1-888-462-4295 www.HawkRdigeGolf.com

KAYAK-ITY-YAK

Tudhope Park (Booth) 323 Atherley Rd., Orillia 705-329-1722 • www.Kayak-Ity-Yak.com

MOUNT ST. LOUIS MOONSTONE

24 Mount St. Louis Rd., Coldwater COUPON PG 63 1-877-835-2112 www.MountStLouis.com

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Fat Biking & ● ● ● ● Mountain Biking 2 - 18 Hole Championship Courses with Executive Par 3

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Map No. 41

300 kms of Snowmobile Trails

SUNRISE YOGA STUDIO

Map No. 42

SUP Yoga & SUP Classes

705-330-1810 www.SunriseYogaStudio.ca

SWIFT CANOE & KAYAK

Exit 149 Highway 400 North, Waubaushene 705-538-0881 www.SwiftOutside.com

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ORILLIA DISTRICT SNOWMOBILE CLUB 705-558-1247 www.SledOrillia.com

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Kayaks, SUPs & Fish Huts

CYCLE SIMCOE

HAWK RIDGE GOLF SEE AD PG 23

Map No. 35

Canoes, Kayaks & SUPs

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CRATE’S LAKE COUNTRY BOATS

674 Atherley Rd., Orillia - The Narrows 705-327-9741 www.CratesLakeCountryBoats.com

ELEVEN NORTH MARINE SERVICES INC. SEE AD PG 25

5287 Hwy. 11 N., Oro-Medonte 705-325-3737 www.ElevenNorthMarine.com

OJIBWAY BAY SEE AD PG 21

4150 Marina Rd., Rama 705-326-5855 www.OjibwayBayMarina.ca

PORT OF ORILLIA SEE AD PG 13

Centennial Dr., Orillia 705-326-6314 www.Orillia.com

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MARINAS and POWER SPORTS

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2540 Bass Lake Sd. Rd., Oro-Medonte 705-326-7054 or 1-888-668-7275 www.OntarioParks.com/Park/BassLake

MARA PROVINCIAL PARK

181 Courtland St., Ramara 1-888-668-7275 www.OntarioParks.com/Park/Mara

McRAE POINT PROVINCIAL PARK

4366 McRae Park Rd., Ramara 705-325-7290 or 1-888-668-7275 www.OntarioParks.com/Park/McRaePoint

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Bass Lake

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Lake Simcoe

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Patio Dining

RESTAURANTS and DINING APPLE ANNIE’S CAFE

101 Mississaga St. E., Orillia COUPON PG 63 705-325-7778 www.AppleAnnies.ca

GRAPE & OLIVE WINE & MARTINI BISTRO

400 Memorial Ave., Orillia 705-238-5086 www.TheGrapeAndOlive.com

MARIPOSA MARKET SEE AD PG 25

109 Mississaga St. E., Orillia 705-325-8885 www.MariposaMarket.ca

WEBERS SEE AD PG 25

8825 Highway 11 N., Orillia 705-325-3696 www.Webers.com

WHITE LIONS TEA HOUSE

33 Westmount Dr. N., Orillia 705-259-0568 www.WhiteLionsTeaHouse.ca

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Wine & Martinis, B/D ● Casual Dining

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SHOPPING APPLE ANNIE’S SHOP

109 Mississaga St. E., Orillia COUPON PG 63 705-326-6526 www.AppleAnnies.ca

CANOE FRESH FOODS SEE AD PG 13

3384 Muskoka St., Washago 705-514-5000 www.canoefreshfoods.ca

COLDWATER VILLAGE

Coldwater, Ontario www.ColdwaterVillage.ca

DOWNTOWN ORILLIA SEE AD PG 15

Management Office: 33 Mississaga St. W., Orillia 705-325-3261 www.DowntownOrillia.ca

HEWITT’S FARM MARKET & BAKERY

3331 Town Line Rd., Severn COUPON 705-325-3000 PG 63 www.HewittsFarmMarkets.com

JACK AND MADDY - A KID’S STORE SEE AD PG 55

143 Mississaga St. E., Orillia 705-326-4934 www.JackAndMaddyOrillia.ca

MARIPOSA MARKET SEE AD PG 25

109 Mississaga St. E., Orillia 705-325-8885 www.MariposaMarket.ca

THE GATHERING PLACE AT CASINO RAMA SEE AD PG 5 54

5899 Rama Rd., Rama 705-329-0367 www.TheGatheringPlaceRama.com

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Made From Scratch Bakery, ● ● ● Quality Deli Meats, Local Coffees & Treats

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SERVICES CENTURY 21 LAKESIDE COVE REALTY LTD. SEE AD PG 45

87 Laguna Pkwy., Brechin 705-484-2121 www.LakeSideCoveRealty.com

GEORGIAN COLLEGE SEE AD PG 31

825 Memorial Ave., Orillia 705-325-2740 www.GeorgianCollege.ca

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY SEE AD PG 17

500 University Ave., Orillia 705-330-4008 www.LakeheadU.ca

ORILLIA DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEE AD PG 13

150 Front St. S., Orillia 705-326-4424 or 1-888-4424 www.Orillia.com

ORO-MEDONTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEE AD PG 57

SEE AD PG 45

SEE AD PG 29 56

148 Line 7 S., Oro-Medonte 705-487-7337 www.OroMedonteCC.com

Map No. 61

The most recognized consumer brand name in the Real Estate industry. Dedicated to continually providing quality service and expert advice, we strive to understand your goals and then adopt them as our own.

Map No. 62

One of the fastest growing colleges in Ontario. Proud to be one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and home to one of Canada’s Greenest Corporate Training, Career Development and Fitness Centres.

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The Orillia campus promises the total university experience, with a blend of academic excellence and the opportunity for a rich variety of social and recreational activities.

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A voice for an integrated and prosperous business community that fosters economic development and advocates on behalf of its members. We do this to promote sustainable growth in Orillia district.

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It is our pleasure to introduce our diverse membership offering an abundance of local professional services, skills and trades, shopping, recreation, events, agri-tourism, relaxation, art and culture, scenic drives, rides and hikes for all to enjoy.

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RAMARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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The Ramara Chamber is the voice of business and tourism in and around Ramara through the enhancement of economic and community prosperity. We help build Ramara’s strong business community by fostering partnerships, connections, and tourism opportunities to give businesses the tools they need to thrive.

SUNSHINE 89

Map No. 66

We bring the very best in adult contemporary music, specialty music programming and award-winning local news coverage! Be sure to visit us at community events.

2297 Hwy 12, Brechin 705-484-2141 www.RamaraChamber.com

1-888-536-9786 www.Sunshine89.ca

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Mariposa Folk Festival

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Moose Beach, Tudhope Park

ORILLIA CENTENNIAL PARK

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CLAYT FRENCH PARK

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COUCHICHING BEACH PARK 140 Canice St.

HOMEWOOD PARK 68 Woodside Dr.

J.B. TUDHOPE MEMORIAL PARK 450 Atherley Rd.

KITCHENER PARK

VETERANS’ MEMORIAL PARK 154 Elgin St.

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BRECHIN COMMUNITY CENTRE PARK 3227 Ramara Rd. 47, Brechin

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WASHAGO CENTENNIAL PARK 3398 Quetton St.

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Your Path to ADVENTURE TRAIL

DISTANCE LOCATION

ACTIVITY

Grant’s Woods Loop Trail

1.9 km

Severn

Walk/Snowshoe

Matchedash Bay Loop Trail

2.0 km

Severn

Walk/Snowshoe/Ski

Scout Valley Loop Trail

2.0 km (x3)

Orillia

Walk/Snowshoe

Lake Country/ 28.0 km Oro-Medonte Oro-Medonte Rail Trail

Walk/Stroller/Snowshoe/ Ski/Bike/Snowmobile

Millennium/ 9.0-15.0 km Orillia Lightfoot Trail

Walk/Stroller/Bike/ Snowshoe/ Snowmobile (parallel)

Ramara Trail 5.0 km Ramara

Walk/Stroller/Snowshoe/ Ski/Bike/Snowmobile

Uhthoff Trail 22.0 km Severn

Walk/Ride/Snowshoe/ Ski/Bike/Snowmobile

Ganaraska Trail

Walk/Snowshoe/Ski

500 km (total)

Orillia/ Oro-Medonte

Ontario’s Lake Country is the perfect place for an adventure enthusiast! We are home to a vast network of trail systems offering a variety of activities. Bike, hike, run, stroll, snowshoe; you pick the pace and enjoy our trails year round! Looking for some family fun plan a stop to a playground or beach along the route, do some Geocaching or you can also visit our 3 Provincial Parks to explore the trails and scenic vistas, enjoy nature! The trails listed complement our growing network of opportunities available including the expansion on cycling routes. Be sure to check out Cycle Simcoe

for the most up-to-date cycling routes in Ontario’s Lake Country and a list of cycle friendly businesses. Whether you are an avid trail user or occasional users your opportunities are endless for trails in our region. You can travel the Trans Canada Trail by using the Lake Country Oro-Medonte Rail Trail, Orillia Millennium Trail and the Uhthoff Trail and connect to other regions. Come and play in Ontario’s Lake Country and discover our multi-use trails.

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VISITOR and COMMUNITY INFORMATION EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION AMBULANCE-FIRE-POLICE Emergency 9-1-1 ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE non-emergency 705-326-3536 POISON INFORMATION CENTRE 1-800-268-9017 ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 705-325-2201 SIMCOE MUSKOKA DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT 705-721-7520 TELEHEALTH ONTARIO 1-866-797-0000

MUNICIPAL PARTNERS IN TOURISM CITY OF ORILLIA • 50 Andrew St. S., Orillia T: 705-325-1311 • www.Orillia.ca

TOWNSHIP OF ORO-MEDONTE • 148 Line 7 S., Oro T: 705-487-2171 • www.Oro-Medonte.ca RAMA FIRST NATION • 5884 Rama Rd., Rama T: 705-325-3611 • www.RamaFirstNation.ca

WHEN IN ONTARIO’S LAKE COUNTRY

LISTEN TO: SUNSHINE 89.1

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREAS

DOWNTOWN ORILLIA MANAGEMENT BOARD 33 Mississaga St. W., Orillia • T: 705-325-3261 www.DowntownOrillia.ca COLDWATER BIA • www.ColdwaterVillage.com WASHAGO COMMUNITY CENTRE www.WashagoCommunityCentre.com

EDUCATION

GEORGIAN COLLEGE ORILLIA T:705-325-2740 • www.Georgianc.on.ca LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY ORILLIA T: 705-330-4008 • Orillia.LakeheadU.ca SIMCOE COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD T: 705-728-7570 • www.SCDSB.on.ca

TOWNSHIP OF RAMARA • 2297 Highway 12, Brechin T: 705-484-5374 • www.Ramara.ca SIMCOE MUSKOKA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL TOWNSHIP OF SEVERN • 1024 Hurlwood Ln., Severn T: 705-325-2315 • www.TownshipOfSevern.com

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

ORILLIA DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 150 Front St S., Orillia • T: 705-326-4424 or 888-326-4424 • www.Orillia.com ORO-MEDONTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 148 Line 7 S., Oro • T: 705-487-7337 www.OroMedonteCC.com RAMARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2297 Highway 12, Brechin • T: 705-484-2141 www.RamaraChamber.com 66

BOARD T: 705-722-3559 • www.SMCDSB.on.ca

OTHER INFORMATION

BRUCEGREYSIMCOE www.BruceGreySimcoe.com INFORMATION ORILLIA T: 705-326-7743 • www.InformationOrillia.org ORILLIA PUBLIC LIBRARY T: 705-325-2338 • www.OrilliaPublicLibrary.ca TOURISM SIMCOE COUNTY T: 800-487-6642 • www.Experience.Simcoe.ca

www.OntariosLakeCountry.com • 1-866-329-5959


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