Unique Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays in the North

Traditional holiday greeting card for celebrating the holidays, featuring St. Nicholas on skis.

Most of us tend to spend the holidays visiting with family and friends, though some people like to travel, since for many, this is also vacation time. Either way, sometimes it’s hard to come up with something different to do, especially for special occasions. If you’ll be celebrating the holidays in the North, here are some festive ideas […]

Triple the Fun at Dokis Summerfest

Dokis Summerfest Logo 2013

Imagine hitting a single while a live band plays a cover of the latest hit single in the background. That’s the atmosphere the participants of Dokis Summerfest get to enjoy every year. Since 2011, this annual community event has been rocking a July weekend with family-friendly activities that have been attracting more and more people. The grounds of […]

Country In The Woods Music Festival Tickets Giveaway!

Country In the Woods Music Festival poster

It’s going to be hot in Parry Sound next week! Country In The Woods Music Festival is hosting a superb 100% Canadian line-up from July 26th to 28th at the Foley Fairgrounds, including performances by Gil Grand, Doc Walker, Jason McCoy, Larry Berrio, and 15 other great country music acts! And if it’s the full country experience you’re […]

56+ Things To Do in French River and Lake Nipissing Areas

A small gushing waterfall with historical significance in French River Provincial Park

Whether you’ve been coming here for years or whether you’re visiting for the first time, chances are there’s something you didn’t know about. In no particular order, and by no means an exhaustive list, here are some ideas for your next French River and Lake Nipissing vacation. Take your pick from these 56+ ideas for things to do […]

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Berrylicious Reds and Blues Picked Just For You!

Eighteen baskets of strawberries lined up one behind the other in an aisle between two rows of strawberries at Leisure Farms.

Berry season’s back and it looks like it’s going to be a good one! Strawberries are in full swing, blueberries are making their first appearances, and raspberries should be ready within a week. We’ve already been out a couple of times and have been hard at work freezing and dehydrating our year’s supply of strawberries. I can’t believe […]

French River Area Outdoor Summer Events

French River area outdoor summer events include the Dokis First Nation Powwow, where this wood-carved eagle was seen.

With all the tempting French River area outdoor summer events going on all the time, it can be tough deciding what to do on a summer weekend, especially if you’re like me and want to do it all. How to choose between the plethora of activities and events happening in the area and our usual backcountry trip? Well, […]

Beat the Heat with Local Craft Beer: Five Ontarian Microbreweries

Glass of beer

With summer heat coming on full force and Canada Day weekend approaching, many of us have started thinking about stocking up on refreshments, and a stop at the LCBO or The Beer Store is on most of our lists. We think about buying our food locally at the grocery store because we’re conscious of health and nutrition, but […]

Land of the Voyageurs Rubber Boots Festival

Rubber Boots Festival logo: A green cartoon rubber boot with its tongue hanging out, its eyebrows raised, and a red maple leaf-shaped tuft of hair.

As an organizer of the Land of the Voyageurs Rubber Boots Festival for two consecutive years, I certainly had my hands full! Of course I had a blast at both events, and I gained some valuable experience along the way. Here is an interview I did to help promote the Rubber Boots Festival this year: Rubber Boots Signify […]

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