Autumn in Canada is a colourful time of change, especially in the province of Ontario. If you are thinking about visiting or traveling, you don’t have to keep your adventures to the summer months. Here are five places to see in Ontario this fall.
For The Sports Enthusiast
The Muskoka area is known for its full forests, clear lakes and crisp, fresh air. There is wildlife at every turn, and endless activities available.
While in the area, what better way to enjoy the brilliant outdoors than a great round of golf. Experience true Muskoka splendor at the Muskoka Bay Club. This golf club is home to a four season community with social and recreational activities, as well as a fitness centre, spa, dining, pools, tennis and pro-shop.
For a complete experience, bring a friend and enjoy a round of golf in the gorgeous surroundings of an 18-hole course designed by Doug Carrick. Have a day of golf cart use, bottled water and full access to all the practice facilities on its top calibre green at this award-winning club.
Time To Refresh The Soul
Toronto’s Humber Valley
Here, in a landmark setting, experience incredible service while taking in the natural sights. The charming, and casually elegant, Old Mill is adjacent to the Toronto Bike and Walking Trail, as well as parkland in the Humber Valley. The Old Mill blends history, luxury and nature with its beautiful gardens and incredible food and services.
Relax and rejuvenate in the arms of nature, while enjoying a romantic getaway for two at the Old Mill. Enjoy an hour-long couples massage, followed by exquisite in-room amenities like Saxon chocolate, bubble bath and candles. After a good night’s sleep, wake to enjoy being served a top continental breakfast in the breakfast room.
Wine Lover’s Delight
Niagara Wine Country
The Niagara region is famous for its varieties of quality wine and fruit. It is an area filled with rich history and countryside. You can visit the many boutique shops and elegant inns while tasting its bounty. The escarpment, itself, is one of the most significant Canadian land-forms, a true example of natural habitat for hundreds of animals and plants.
Experience the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment while enjoying a wine tasting experience for two. Travel in a classic Mercedes Benz with a professional wine educator as you make four winery visits, experience a barrel tasting and have a blind wine tasting with black Spiegelau glasses. A three-course gourmet lunch at the renown Inn on the Twenty will follow, as well as a visit to a UNESCO world biosphere reserve.
Chic and Classic
Stratford is a picturesque town dedicated to the arts. This is an world-renown theatre area, full of history, music, art and natural beauty. It also hosts a bike and pedestrian trail, smooth-flowing river, boutique shops and world-class dining. This is also the town where you will find a Canadian, architectural gem designed by Shim-Sutcliffe, the Rundles Morris House.
In a combination of wood, concrete and steel, the Rundles Morris House offers a modern feel on food and relaxation. At this four Star and four Diamond, award winning venue, you can enjoy a delicious three-course meal for two from the Table D’Hote menu. Enjoy an overnight stay and explore the bedrooms, den, living room and two bathrooms. In the morning, let a seasonal breakfast delight your tastebuds.
Please note: The Rundles Morris House does not have an elevator.
Garden Lover’s Paradise
Toronto Botanical Gardens
Be surrounded by autumn glory in the renown Toronto Botanical Gardens. With 17 themed gardens to wander though, you will be thrilled with indoor (in a LEED silver certified building) and outdoor experiences for all ages. The combination of flowers, shrubs, trees, water and stone create an award-winning, four-acre venue to celebrate nature.
To truly experience nature, have the experience of a private tour for two at the Botanical Gardens. The tour can be catered to your tastes. A luxury car will drive you from the gardens after your tour, to the glorious Endulis Restaurant. Here you will discover an eight-course carte blanche menu and a sparkling glass of wine.
With these five suggestions of places to see in Ontario this fall, you will be able to have an adventure and see the province in full colour.
Tom’s travel writings are a testament to his insatiable curiosity and love for the road less traveled. Eschewing the typical tourist spots, Tom has built a reputation for uncovering hidden gems known only to locals.
From secluded mountain villages in the Himalayas to untouched beaches in the South Pacific, his adventures have taken him to the world’s most undiscovered corners.