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Things to do in Ottawa with kids

Ottawa - a beautiful city in Ontario that happens to be the capital of the entire country! It must be pretty special!


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Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the Bytown Museum explores the stories of an evolving city and its residents from its early days as Bytown to present day Ottawa.

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Art fun in Ontario with the world’s largest Canadian art collection! Follow a tour, explore the gallery, or get creative yourself!

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Founded in 1985, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography collects photographs and produces major exhibitions and award-winning publications. Since 1992 it has become a cultural destination with the opening of a building specially designed to ....

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See hundreds of dinosaur specimens, including complete skeletons and dramatic life-sized recreations, in the Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery. Our Mammal Gallery is truly breathtaking with its recreations of Canada's treasured mammals in their life-cha....

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Visit the headquarters of where that Canadian currency is created, as well as commemorative coins.

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Gallery 101 are a non-profit artist-run centre, dedicated to the professional presentation and circulation of visual and media art.

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Discover the military history of Canada through a vast collection of artifacts, personal stories, art & photography at the Canadian War Museum

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The Canada Agriculture Museum is living proof of the "Green Capital". In fact, Ottawa is the only world Capital that has a working farm at its heart. Canada's unique agricultural heritage is featured at the Canada Agriculture Museum, where you can ex....

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Billings Estate National Historic Site's trained interpreters will guide you through the epic story, spanning four generations, of one of Ottawa's founding families and the evolution of the surrounding village.

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Canadian Ski Museum (CSMus) is the history of skiing in Canada. It is a record of people, their stories, activities, achievements and a wealth of fascinating artifacts.

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Enjoy the LARGEST indoor family entertainment center in Eastern Ontario, with over 50,000 square feet of FUN!

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The Museum houses one of the world's finest aeronautical collection. Aircraft are clustered in islands each representing a key period in aviation history from the pioneer era to the jet age.

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Visit Ottawa's largest indoor playground, where kids up to 12 years can play across 20,000 sq ft of FUN!

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Climb aboard real trains, try your hand at fascinating experiments, and see how science changes lives!

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The Canada Agriculture Museum is living proof of the "Green Capital". In fact, Ottawa is the only world Capital that has a working farm at its heart. Canada's unique agricultural heritage is featured at the Canada Agriculture Museum, where you can ex....

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Ottawa's only Reptile Zoo and Insectarium has over 80 displays, housing more than 250 animals, with hands-on interactive education too!

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Farm Animals and Birds, Duck Pond, Creative Farm Play Yards, Gift Shop. Ride the mini-train, 'The Funny Farm Express'. Puppet Shows on weekends,and daily in July and August. Farm Museum open on special Mondays.

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Producing farm open to the public with special family activities for learning about farms and animals.

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Exhibits chronicle 19th and 20th Century rural township life, with particular emphasis on the 100th Regiment of Foot, Goulbourn’s soldier-settlers. A Children’s Centre allows young visitors to try on period clothing, and engage in hands-on activities....

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Built to protect the government from nuclear attack, this once-secret bunker is now a museum and National Historic Site of Canada.

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Explore 10 hedge Mazes, tree forts, play areas, gardens, picnic areas and wagon rides on a 100-acre farm. Cool off and get wet in their water spray attraction. Also open for a Spooktacular time in Ottawa for Halloween.

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Regardless of the season, there is always fun and adventure at our third generation family owned and operated ranch. Horse back riding, pony rides and petting zoo...there is something for all ages.

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Over 35 slides, rides and wet play options, 100 water games, challenge courses, wave pool and so much more in Canada's BIGGEST theme waterpark!

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This family-oriented destination, home to the R. Tait McKenzie Memorial Museum, is 154-acres of field and forest along the Indian River in Mississippi Mills. Explore this natural treasure year-round along the 7 km trail network. Play structure and pi....

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A day near Ottawa filled with exotic and beautiful wildlife, at this family friendly zoo in Canada!

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Superb for beginners offering a full 50% green runs, lessons from age 3, plus terrain park and slalom hill.

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Come and see the new Kenwood Mills exhibit, the 1928 fire engine, scenes of early 20th century domestic life, Charles Macnamara, our own ever-changing lumber exhibit, the museum's tribute to the Lair McNab and our most recent acquisitions.

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This elegant Victorian dwelling recreates the lifestyle of a wealthy mill owner c.1867 through eight furnished period rooms. The museum also offers changing exhibitions, art shows, day camps, educational programs, gift shop, gardens, picnic area and ....

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You'll find railway heritage comes alive at this National Historic Site. Visitors can climb up into the cupola of a caboose, inspect the track in a Speeder Car or play in the Children's Area.

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This museum is the flagship interpretation and orientation centre for the entire Rideau Canal system. Five floors hold a unique blend of historic displays, artifacts & modern technology.

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The Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame is an organization that was founded in 1978 to celebrate and preserve the achievements of Glengarry County's athletes. Glengarry hosts one of the world's largest Highland Games and is home to several world class cham....

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Step off the beaten path, between Ottawa and Montreal, and discover the magic of the Glengarry Pioneer Museum for yourself. Like so many of our visitors, you'll wish you had come across this little treasure long ago.

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Kids can explore this historic site in Ontario, first built in 1812, an enjoy fun activities too from trying on costumes, to exploring gunboat wrecks!

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We want the whole family to enjoy our productions. To that end, we offer two Pay-What-You-Can evenings, $20 Wednesday matinees, reduced ticket price for Students and we will continue our committment to youth by offering FREE admission to all children....

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Arbor Gallery – Centre for Contemporary Art is a registered not-for-profit organization located in the town of Vankleek Hill, ON.

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Enjoy the Region's Premier Mountain, Lake and Wilderness Resort! Explore on a Back-country Adventure, go mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking or make a splash at our beachfront on Calabogie Lake. Enjoy our Adventure Camp for kids, climbing wall, execu....

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Logos Land is a family-focused water play land and a full service vacation campground. Kids and adults enjoy giant (and kiddie) waterslides, water trampolines, paddle boats, a wading beach, mini golf, a petting farm and a trackless train!

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1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises offers adventure and traditional sightseeing cruises of this famed tourism region. Cruise in comfort and safety on 1 or 2 hours cruises aboard the high-speed catamaran 'WildCat' or choose from a variety traditional sight....

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Situated in Brockville's historic downtown core, the Brockville Museum features exhibits and artifacts related to Brockville's rich Loyalist history and the city's development as a waterfront community. Changing thematic displays and special events ....

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All through our waterfront are 80 secluded sites some have hook-ups for power and some do not. These sites are maintained daily by our staff of friendly faces. All Sites include picnic tables, fire pits, out houses, and access to "CAREFULLY MONITORED....

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Children of all ages will love investigating these weird and entrancing caves, millions of years in the making!

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Conceived in the 1870s, St. Lawrence Islands is a tiny jewel with a rich and complex natural and human history. The park is located in the heart of the Thousand Islands tourist area. Make St. Lawrence Islands National Park a leisurely and scenic stop....

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Bonnechere Museum, also known as the Ordovician Fossil Capital of Canada, presents both the natural and cultural history of life as it developed along the Bonnechere River.

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Take a trip back in time as you stroll through our museum and pioneer village. With one of the largest collections of Ottawa Valley artifacts, the Champlain Trail Museum is truly a must-see.

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The Museum provides the visitor with an inviting setting to reflect on the history of the area. The building is reminiscent of the original islands cottages and fabulous hotels that were built during the Golden Era.

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Acres of strawberries and more! Fruition Farm is located just 10 minutes from downtown Kingston. Come enjoy a variety of activities, starting with pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries and other fruits and vegetables in season.

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The Base Museum collection contains a broad and diverse range of artifacts, from pre First World War uniforms and kit used by local soldiers, drinking mugs “borrowed” by a nurse during the First World War, and recently returned to the Museum by her g....

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A sweet and educational petting farm in Ontario which features rescued animals, and encourages interactive with kids and adults - particularly those with special needs

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Rideau Acres is an overnight and seasonal family campground, and is the closest campground to attractions such as, the Thousand Islands, Fort Henry, Bellevue House, the Miller Museum of Geology, the Grand Theatre, the K-Rock Centre, and Downtown King....

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A wonderful area to appreciate the outdoors and enjoy a picnic. Summer programs include, Day camps, many trails. The Outdoor Centre programs for families resume in the Fall.

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Time travel back to the 1860's at one of Eastern Ontario's premier National Historic Sites - Fort Henry. Follow costumed interpreters on an hour long tour through limestone casements filled with priceless artifacts and the tools used to live life in ....

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The Frontenac County Schools Museum began as a project to celebrate Kingston’s Tercentenary in 1973. A small group of retired educators spent many hours researching schools, photographing sites, collecting books and artifacts, and microfilming hundr....

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Great indoor climbing for active kids, with a 30ft vertical wall, over 80 climbs, bouldering, and Canada's highest indoor climb with the 100ft chimney!

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The exhibits try to portray life in prison as it was in the 19th-century to present day. In 2003 the Museum won the "Rand McNally Best of the Road" Award. One of only 27 sites in North America to do so!

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Explore the Museum's four galleries which tell the story about the history of the Great Lakes and see ship models and underwater art facts. You can also tour the Pump House Steam Museum next door. Tour the 3-ton ice-breaker museum ship, bed & breakfa....

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How did students learn about the human body without microscopes or x-rays in the 1700's? Learn about these things and more at the Museum of Health Care! During the summer months, walking tours covering epidemics, Canada's first Parliament building an....

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Eight beautiful galleries showcase contemporary, Canadian, European, and African art. The Gallery Shop features a great selection of children's art-related books and toys. Call about family programs.

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Bellevue House was once the home of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister. Restored to the 1840s period, and staffed by costumed interpreters, the house and gardens are kept much as they would have been during the time that Macdonald l....

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An indoor 12,000-square-feet play facility of bright and colourful multi-level climbing structures, interactive games and climbing wall. Socks are mandatory for everyone. Restaurant on site.

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Take a self-guided tour on a marked trail down 7.5 metres into Devil's Horsestable Cave and beyond into a cavern with a natural stone bridge. Thrilling for kids, plus mini golf outside.

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This non-profit, private museum operates as a federal corporation dedicated to preserving and promoting the products and history of Canada's many clock manufacturers and sellers from the early 1800s to current times.

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The Bath Museum was first organized in 1936 and the first showing of artifacts was in the Town Hall. It is a true community museum which is organized and managed by volunteers and supported by Loyalist Township, with artifacts and collections donated....

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Macpherson House was built on the banks of the Napanee River in c. 1826, when it was the first private home to the north of the river. It was the residence of Allan Macpherson, one of the most entrepreneurial and civic-minded citizens of early Napane....

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Short 9 hole Golf course. Mini Golf. Picnic area.

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The museum features over 25,000 items which include books, magazines, journals, postcards, stamps & first day covers, newspaper articles, uniforms, badges, mugs, pins, belt buckles, woggles, banners and posters to name just a few.

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Ameliasburgh Historical Museum has grown from one building, in 1968, to a full pioneer village. A log cabin, display barns, an operational blacksmith shop, a sap shanty, dairy and bee-keeping buildings, and a large stone building housing the Goldie C....

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Algonquin Park stretches across 7,725 square kilometres of wild and beautiful lakes and forests, bogs and rivers, cliffs and beaches - a canoeist's and camper's paradise.

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Nestled in the valley of the Indian River, the conservation area offers a range of recreational opportunities the entire family or other group can enjoy!

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The Indian River Reptile Zoo is the only Reptile Facility in Canada to be an accredited member of the Canadian Association Of Zoos and Aquariums!

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A walk in the clouds is more than a guided tour, it is an experience that you will not soon forget. From the moment you arrive your professional guides will lead you through a unique and very dynamic tour. From river basin to tree top, the tour takes....

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The main gallery facility houses numerous thematic exhibits relating to the first inhabitants of the region, the native peoples, who were followed by the first influx of lumbermen and settlers. Reid House is a typical village home reflecting life at ....

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Step back 200 years in time at the Lang Pioneer Village Museum to a time before internet & television! A fun and historic Canadian experience for all ages!

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Riverview Park and Zoo is a unique, recreational facility offering attractions to people of all ages. The zoo features 27 exhibits, with over 48 species, including Yak, Camel, Wallaby, Emu, Macaw, Squirrel Monkey, Cougar, Plated Lizard, Meerkat and m....

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The Art Gallery of Peterborough is a non-profit public gallery dedicated to exhibiting and collecting visual works of art. Our goal is to present contemporary visual art by artists from the immediate area, region and nation. Some historical and inter....

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ARTSPACE's main gallery is dedicated to presentation of exhibitions by Canadian artists at all stages of their careers. Programming consists of six annual exhibitions, special projects, artists residencies, and sound/video events. Info regarding subm....

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Our exhibits explore how the canoe defines the Canadian character and spirit. Experience a dramatic waterfall upon entering or hear creation stories inside a traditional Mikmaq wigwam. Feel what it was like living as a voyageur during the Fur Trade....

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The Mossom Boyd empire began in 1833 with one saw mill and ultimately spread across Canada. Meet Napoleon the buffalo, view the Art Gallery and admire the handwork of beautiful tapestries.

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We offer year round waterfront cottage rentals and 50 full service seasonal trailer sites. Enjoy fun family activities such as, swimming in our pool, fishing, boating, canoeing, horseshoes, badminton, volleyball, relaxation, and more.

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The museum officially opened on July 1st, 2001 and is located in Dorset Ontario at the crossroads of Muskoka & Haliburton featuring museum exhibits of early pioneer life, local settlers, traditional logging practices, and historic information pertain....

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Founded in 1960 by the Cobourg Public Library and a group of residents who wished to encourage the appreciation of fine art in the region. The Gallery offers a wide variety of activities designed to enrich the knowledge and appreciation of the visual....

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The museum has a growing collection St. Johns Fire Badge of fire apparatus representing hand drawn, horse drawn, and motorized periods of fire fighting in Canada. Additional exhibits include a working municipal fire alarm system, photo displays, helm....

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Big cats and more at this wildlife park with nearly 180 animals representing over 60 species. Free daily feeding tours, plus Animal Encounters too!

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Ready for some waterpark fun with a difference?High Falls Waterpark is a unique eco-conscious beachfront waterpark in the heart of Muskoka, that offers day passes for families just like you to go and have a splashing great time!This beautiful nature ....

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Northern Escapes Mini Putt is 18 holes of fun mini golf on the beautiful Muskoka River. Great for all ages, with fresh air and sunshine!

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Muskoka's indoor playground awaits, with great play fun for kids up to 10 years in a safe and colourful environment!

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Check out our exciting exhibits at Clarington Museums and Archives, they include permanent exhibits such as Pioneer Heritage, Edwardian Lifestyles in addition to traveling exhibitions from museums across Canada.

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Outdoor Laser Tag near Toronto, with all the fun of paintball but without the mess! Great for those active kids over 8 years

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Challenge the whole family to a sky-high adventure across monkey walks, wobbly bridges, Tarzan swings, ziplines and more!

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Three exciting amusement parks and one fabulous campground all on 60 acres of family fun in Ontario!

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Northwood is a Non-Profit Sanctuary Dedicated to providing a clean, safe and loving environment to over 100 exotic animal species. Including Tigers, Lions, Primates, Bears, Wolves, Buffalo, Eagles, Owls and other wonderful creatures.

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The Scugog Shores Museum is located on beautiful Scugog Island, overlooking the town of Port Perry. The mission of the Museum is to preserve, research, interpret and exhibit artifacts that illustrate the cultural and natural history of the area.

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Visit the birthplace of a hero in Ontario. Learn about the life and achievements of Dr. Henry Norman Bethune!

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Our 25,000 sq. ft. building in Oshawa was originally a 1920's car dealership and is maintained to display that period of architecture right down to the original elevator used to move cars to the second floor.

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Stephen Leacock, Canada's beloved humourist spent his most creative time in what he coined as Lake Simcoe Country. Here in 1928 he built Leacock House, Toronto. The scale and ambience of the plans reflected Leacock's success and prestige as a world ....

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The Orillia Museum of Art and History showcases the best of Orillia and Lake Country's culture and history through local and nationally significant exhibitions.

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Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 6, offering 5 green runs, plus 4 terrain parks, snow tubing, high ropes course and more.

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The Discovery North Bay Museum's collections and exhibitions, and our dedicated education team provide an outstanding learning environment for students. School programs are available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The programs are arrang....

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Celebrate the life and works of author L.M.Montgomery in this museum that will take you back into the 1920s.

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There's plenty for the family to do on the farm as well! We are home to "The Uxbridge Maize" - our 10 acre corn labyrinth, as well we have a corn box, mini hay bale mazes, and echo tubes for the kids. Come and shop at our farm store for great produ....

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Come visit our beautiful indoor & outdoor gardens and observe over 50 species of colourful native & tropical butterflies and moths. Feel the butterflies landing on you or simply be amazed at the grace as they flutter from flower to flower in search o....

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Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3, offering 29% green runs, plus 2 terrain parks.

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Located near the south shore of beautiful Lake Simcoe, this ten-acre site is now home to sixteen structures that interpret the rich history of Georgina between 1850 and 1920, including a one-room schoolhouse, a general store, a train station, among o....

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The Woodrow Homestead was purchased in August 1966 by Coldwater Canadiana, a non-profit corporation, organized to preserve local history. The log home is an excellent example of the workmanship of our pioneer forefathers.

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