spookiest haunts in ontario

October is here with her fall colours, bright orange pumpkins, comfort food and ghosts and goblins run amuck. If you and your family like to feel the hair stand up on the back of your neck than chances are you’ll love one of these five haunts in Ontario. Saunders Farm One of Ottawa’s most beloved family farms gets in on the action each October and brings out it’s scary side and invites you along for the ride. Mwahahahahaha. Saunders Farm Haunting Season begins September 28 and runs until October 31st. Walk through the Barn of Terror, take a ride on […] Continue reading →

Canada Day – July 1 Nowhere is Canadian patriotism on display more proudly than in Downtown Ottawa on Canada Day, and if you’ve got the stamina you can participate from morning to late at night. Start the day watching the Changing of the Guard on Parliament Hill at 9am. From there the day is yours to seize. At noon there is the Canada Day Show which broadcasts live across Canada. Watch our history come alive with the Inspection of the Guard and a 21-Gun Salute. Buskers and entertainers can be found as you stroll along the closed-to-traffic streets. Next door […] Continue reading →

Do you have a little skier on your hands, or perhaps a child who would like to hit the slopes this season? If your child is in Grade 4 or 5, they are eligible for this season’s SnowPass allowing them to ski for free! Skiing and snowboarding are two of Canada’s most popular winter sports and one of the best ways to stay active this winter, however it can be a strain on your pockets. The Canadian Ski Council along with ski areas from across the country want to help and have created this initiative for 9 and 10 year […] Continue reading →

Just a few small steps across the border from Detroit, Michigan lies the city of Windsor, Ontario. Windsor may be known for their Casino and Bingo-halls, but a huge portion of the population is young families, and for these families, there is plenty to see and do. Many in Ontario travel through Windsor to get to Florida/Tennessee/South Carolina, and other warm spring destinations. I grew up downtown in the “big city” as I call it now that I live in a rather small city, and I am happy to report that the locations of some of my best childhood memories […] Continue reading →

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends! Today marks Canada’s 150th birthday and while we will be celebrating with family and friends, we wanted to provide everyone with a list of information, activities and fun ideas for families who are looking for ways to make the most of the holiday weekend. I don’t want to overload you with a ton of different options, so I’ve just put together my Top 3 […] Continue reading →

Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian readers! If you live in the Toronto vicinity, you might want to check out a fabulous event hosted by Wonder+, in partnership with KidSport(TM) Canada and The City of Toronto. Starting at 5 p.m today, kids and their families will be able to experience the joys of active living at a fun, fitness-oriented Canada Day event featuring Canadian Olympic Gold Medalists and the first annual Wonder+ Canada Day Dash. Festivities fit for the whole family will kick off in Toronto’s Mel Lastman Square at 5 pm sharp with the Wonder+ Canada Day Dash […] Continue reading →

Harry Potter film stars James and Oliver Phelps, who play Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter series, attended the opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition at its exclusive Canadian venue, the Ontario Science Centre, last Thursday (April 8). Located in a 1,300 square metre exhibit space, this cool new exhibition offers an inside look at the magical world of Harry Potter, allowing families to experience first-hand the amazing craftsmanship of hundreds of authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter films. Some of the artifacts include: Professor Snape’s robes; Professor Trelawney’s crystal ball and exotic wardrobe; costumes and […] Continue reading →