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  • Casino Rama
    Over 2400 slot machines, 110 gaming tables 9 restaurants, world class entertainment in their 5,000 seat entertainment centre, free parking. In Rama, just off Hwy 11 near Orillia. 1-888-817-7262.

 

  • Coldwater and Area Studio Tour
    The artists of The Coldwater and Area Studio Tour invite you to join them for an exciting weekend showcasing the work of 37 talented, dynamic artists and artisans, against the backdrop of the beautiful countryside. Visit 14 stops where you can view artists at work, giving demonstrations and welcoming you into their studios to catch a glimpse of the artistic life. We are so lucky to have this vibrant cultural and creative community. June 21 and 22, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. This is our 14th year with 14 Locations and 36 Local Artists. Special Raffle Baskets.

 

  • National Leacock Historic Museum
    Stephen Leacock, Canada's beloved humourist spent his most creative time in what he coined as Lake Simcoe Country.  Discover a charming place on 9.5 acres of Lake Couchiching shoreline in Orillia which was once the summer home of Stephen Leacock. This national historic site hosts the original waterfront home & grounds of the famous writer. Explore the gardens and trails, waterfront café, unique gift shop and Children's Discovery Place. (705) 329-1908

 

  • Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour
    Friday, Images Studio Tour Thanksgiving Weekend Friday October 11 - Monday October 14, 2014 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Exceptional art, spectacular fall colours and beautiful landscapes – that's what you'll discover on the Images Studio Tour. This year's 30th annual tour features over 40 artists at 25 studio stops. This is your chance to meet the artists; explore their fascinating studio settings; and enjoy one-of-a-kind shopping. You'll find paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, jewellery, basketry, clothing and more! The Images Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour. Make it one of your Thanksgiving traditions! For tour map and information about the artists, visit www.images-studio-tour.com. Or pick up a brochure at travel information centres, libraries or from participating studios

 

  • Orillia Museum of Art and History
    The Orillia Museum of Art & History showcases the best of Orillia and Lake Country's culture and history through local and nationally significant exhibitions. OMAH's Discovery Gallery makes art touchable and fun for all ages! Create your own masterpiece as a souvenir of your visit, located in the heart of Orillia's downtown shopping and restaurant district and is wheelchair accessible. (705) 326-2159

 

  • Orillia Opera House - Live Theatre & Entertainment
    Built in 1895, and largely reconstructed in 1916 following a fire, this handsome theatre is designated an Heritage Site by the Province of Ontario. Community events, theatre, road shows and concerts are presented year-round in both the 700 seat Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium and the smaller Studio Theatre. The Opera House Green Room, with it's beautiful 18 foot ceiling, is an ideal venue for receptions, parties and meetings for up to 60 persons. The Orillia Opera House is air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired. Box office 705-326-8011 or 1-888-ORILLIA (674-5542). Or purchase tickets on line at www.orilliaoperahouse.ca


 

Having a Great Time at the Orillia Attractions

 

Sharing the borders of Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching along the Trent-Severn Waterway is Orillia. This lively community 90 minutes north of Toronto is a favourite destination all-year round. Whether you go for the niceties of comfortable living, the ruggedness of the outdoors, or tranquility of sky and sea, Orillia attractions will never cease to amaze you.

 

Orillia dresses up for Canada Day every July 1. People go to the Couchiching beach park to enjoy breakfast, live concerts and the handicrafts for sale. The kids also have the time of their lives with games and fun in the park. There is also the Canadian music Sing-along. All these lively activities are capped with the magnificent display of fireworks in the early evening. But there are more of Orillia’s attractions to excite tourists and visitors.

 

Every Saturday morning from 7:30 to 12:30 people can shop for fresh fruits, home baked products at the Orillia Farmers’ Market. This tradition dates back to 1872. The locals sold their hay, handicraft, and various farm produce. The trade flourished, and to this day the Farmers’ Market host sales and festivals. Tourists enjoy the atmosphere and the opportunity to buy home-made goodies. Orillia’s attractions range from the picturesque tree-lined streets to the breathtaking lakes.

 

Other mainstays of Orillia’s attractions are the museums and the boat cruises. The Orillia Museum with its picture pretty façade will entertain history buffs with artifacts from the town’s past. The Leacock Museum never fails to astound visitors with the interesting historical tidbits from the life of its famous citizen Stephen Leacock. Boat cruises will take sightseers along the stretch of Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching. These run all day for fall tours and Trent Severn Lock 42 tours.

 

Visitors staying overnight can choose from luxury hotels to the bed-and-breakfast inns. They can choose accommodations near the boat rentals, or choose hotels on the Lake beach area. Whatever your interest you can have convenience of internet connections, accesses to casinos, restaurants, shopping malls and golf courses. Nearby, Casino-Rama with 192,000 square feet of thrills and excitement is Ontario’s largest casino. Whatever the season or reason, you have all the choices readily available, and immensely enjoy Orillia’s attractions.

 

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