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Top Ontario Family Vacations
Ontario is your family's ultimate outdoor oasis! From sparkling lakes to lush forests to sun-soaked beaches, your family will find plenty of fun here. Set off on the Lake of Bays for a phenomenal fishing trip, trek through the scenic hiking trails, or just kick up your feet on the property. These vacations showcase something for everyone. Little ones will have big fun with kids' programs that includes scavenger hunts, mountain biking adventures, kayaking lessons, and arts and crafts. Adults can indulge in hot tub soaks and beach tanning sessions. Get away from it all and bond with your family in Ontario's natural playground!

Severn Lodge

Port Severn, Ontario

View Website +1 (866) 522 - 5230

Owned and operated by the Breckbill family for nearly a century, Severn Lodge has perfected the family vacation! Showcasing more than 100 acres on the northern shores of the Gloucester Pool, there's fun to be had on land and in water. Build sand castles on the sun-soaked beach, serve up a game of volleyball, or dive into the water for a swim. Canoe or kayak the shores, go on a boat cruise, or try water skiing. Dry off and explore 100 acres of wooded hiking trails. In the summer, an award-winning children's program offers big fun for the little ones with activities like fishing, mountain, biking, and boating. You'll find even more activities onsite! A host of family-friendly entertainers perform in the lakeside Regatta Room most summer evenings. Make a splash in the heated outdoor pool or relax in the Whirlpool spa. Lakeside cottages and suites welcome families with all-inclusive packages that include delicious meals and an array of amenities like fireplaces, decks, patios, balconies, and wireless internet. The family fun never ends here!


116 Gloucester Trail, Port Severn, ON L0K 1S0, Canada


Take a Sea Plane tour and enjoy the stunning Ontario outdoors from a different perspective!

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Rent a fishing boat and reel in a variety of fish like walleye, northern pike, largemouth/smallmouth bass, muskie, and panfish!


Pine Vista Resort

Lakefield, Ontario

View Website +1 (888) 601 - 5934

Overlooking the pristine waters of Stoney Lake, Pine Vista Resort is a breath of fresh air for families! No matter the season, there's a reason to visit this outdoor oasis. In the summer, kids' activities like nature hikes, crafts, theme days, and water fun abound. Canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards are free and guests will love paddling along the natural waters. Fishing boats and pontoons are available for additional aquatic adventures. If you'd prefer to stay on land, you'll have access to the renowned private golf course Wildfire. Strap on your hiking boots and trek more than 150 acres of tree-lined hiking trails. The little ones can make a splash in the heated pool while the adults relax in the bubbling hot tub. Deluxe, traditional, and superior cottages feature fully equipped kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, propane barbecues, and more. Lounge on the deck or pop a family flick into the DVD player. Best of all, these adventures are available all year round!


932 Gilchrist Bay RD, Douro-Dummer, ON K0L 2H0, Canada


The Family Day Weekend Package allows families to stay three nights in a cottage or townhouse and enjoy all the amenities like an indoor hot tub, game room, and fitness room.

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The fun heats up when it gets cold here! During the winter, try cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, and sledding!


Lumina Resort

Dwight, Ontario

View Website +1 (888) 321 - 4024

Entertaining families for more than 90 years, Lumina Resort is well-versed in the art of family fun. This spectacular stay overlooks the sparkling waters of Lake of Bays and showcases 350 feet of sandy shoreline. Post up on the beach and construct sand castles or catch a tan. Cast off on a family fishing trip and reel in bass and trout or paddle the scenic lake on a canoe. Supervised children's programs keep the fun rolling with nature hikes, crafts, organized sports, and more. Spend your vacation exploring instead of planning, as the rates include breakfast and dinner every day, full maid service, and the fun-filled kids' program. Cottage and Main Lodge rooms feature a host of amenities like decks, stone fireplaces, and access to the swimming pool. The one- to four-bedroom cottages accommodate families of all sizes. Meet Mother Nature with your family!


1348 Fox Point Rd, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0, Canada


This 240-acre estate showcases plenty of space to explore. Whether you're hiking the woods trails or splashing around in the lake, you'll love this natural playground!

Related Onsite Offerings

Get your game on in the Knotty Pine Room, which features ping pong, and arcade, and a toy room!


Fern Resort

Orillia, Ontario

View Website +1 (877) 273 - 0153

Your four-season family fun center awaits at Fern Resort! With more than 110 years of experience, this resort offers adventures for all ages. You don't even need to leave the property to experience a complete Canadian vacation. Take a dip in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, traverse the climbing wall, or swing away on any of the three lighted tennis courts. Tee off on the five-hole golf course or putter around on the nine-hole miniature golf course. While the kids are having a blast, mom and dad can unwind with a relaxing Jacuzzi soak, rejuvenating spa services, or a workout in the fitness center. If you ever decide to leave the property, there are lush hiking and biking trails and a wealth of water activities just outside your door. Free kayaks, canoes, and sailboats allow you to launch your lake adventure from the marina. When the white stuff falls, try ice skating, set off on a horse-drawn carriage ride, or snowmobile the powdery landscape. No matter the season, there's a reason to visit Fern Resort!


4432 Fern Resort Road, Orillia, ON L3V 6H5, Canada

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The winter months are loaded with fun! Embark on a snowshoeing expedition, reel in trophies ice fishing, play some puck on the hockey rink, or try your hand at curling.

Related Onsite Offerings

Choose from 103 exceptional rooms and suites and enjoy amenities like wood-burning fireplaces, DVD players, and sundecks with breathtaking lake views.


Bayview Wildwood Resort

Severn Bridge, Ontario

View Website +1 (866) 454 - 7647

Ontario's timeless wilderness and modern facilities combine to create adventures for all ages at Bayview Wildwood Resort! When the summer sun is shining, head out on Sparrow Lake for a bevy of water-fueled activities. Bring your own boat or rent one from the resort and set off on a family fishing trip. Canoe or kayak the pristine waters or stay on dry land and try hiking, biking, and golfing. Winter abounds with adventures like cross country skiing, horse-drawn carriage rides, broomball, and snowmobiling. Lakeside cottages offer the perfect place for respite. Ease away the stress with a soak in the Jacuzzi tub, warm your fingers by the gas fireplace, or soak in the scenery from the patio deck. Make a splash in the indoor swimming pool, unwind in the whirlpool, or work up a sweat in the exercise facilities. After working up an appetite, please all palates at Echo's Dining Lounge, which offers tantalizing options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's entertainment for everyone here!


1500 Port Stanton Pkwy, Severn Bridge, ON P0E 1N0, Canada


Sparrow Lake appeases anglers of all kinds. Whether you came to catch bass, walleye, northern pike, or crappie, you'll be hooked!

Related Onsite Offerings

Games rooms offer additional fun. Challenge your family to billiards, ping pong, foosball, video games, and air hockey.


Ogopogo Resort

Minden, Ontario

View Website +1 (866) 980 - 7897

Nothing says "something for everyone" like Ogopogo Resort. Our No. 6 pick for Ontario's Family Vacations, bring family time to a whole new level.

An adventure for all ages, Ogopogo Resort was created with family fun in mind. Enjoy spending time unplugged with your family creating new scrapbook memories! Ogopogo Resort features newly built and remodeled cottages overlooking Mountain Lake. Rustic decor with natural elements will give you a real sense of a home away from home. This is a place to relax and rejuvenate your senses! Family fun starts in the water where you can take out a canoe or kayak free of charge. Splash and play with the youngsters in the shallow kid's area, or dive off the dock into deeper waters. You can bask in the sun on the lawn chairs, or show the kids what nature is all about with a hike through the woods and a picnic in a clearing. Mountain Lake has a healthy supply of smallmouth bass, muskie, and lake trout for anglers with any experience level. There are endless activities and new things to try when you let the great outdoors be your playground. Spend your next vacation exploring and spend quality time with your loved ones!


1023 Ogopogo Lane RR#2 Minden, ON K0M 2K0


All year round Ogopogo Resort has fun family friendly activities! In the winter, you can experience the thrill of ice-racing at the Minden Fairgrounds.


Mountain Lake has pristine waters that are so clear you can see twenty feet deep from your boat! This lake flows into the Minden Wild Water Preserve, which is Canada's premiere location for kayak racing.

Related Onsite Offerings

Ogopogo Resort has everything you need to enjoy your vacation! From all your bed linens and kitchen utensils to the complimentary use of canoes and kayaks for you to explore the water.


Fernleigh Lodge

Cloyne, Ontario

View +1 (866) 459 - 9099

Enveloped by Ontario's natural wonder, Fernleigh Lodge is your year-round family escape! Situated on the shores of Kashwakamak Lake, you'll be within arm's reach of the water-fueled fun. The lake's 40 miles of shoreline showcase numerous islands, inlets, and bays. Post up on the beach for some sand castle building or a tanning session. Head off into the waters for phenomenal fishing, canoeing, and swimming. Hike the scenic splendor, set off on a boat tour, or try water skiing. The entertainment continues onsite, where a basketball court, a horseshoe pit, and a playground offer the entertainment. Roast marshmallows over the bonfire, swing away on the tennis courts, or take advantage of the fish cleaning services. Afterward, retreat to your cozy cabin and enjoy amenities like barbecue grills, full kitchens, and breathtaking lake views. These one- to four-bedroom lodgings fit families of all sizes and ensure a wonderful weekend in the wilderness!


1796B S Rd, Cloyne, ON K0H 1K0, Canada


Family fishing fun is a guarantee at Kashwakamak Lake! Cast off the dock or rent a boat and reel in smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and perch!

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The family fun extends into the winter, when snowmobiling, ice skating on the lake, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing abound.


Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort

Lake of Bays Dwight, Ontario

View Website +1 (888) 328 - 7129

Families will find nearly infinite fun at Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort, a full-service stay set on the breathtaking Lake of Bays! Make a splash in the lake with an array of aquatic adventures like swimming, fishing, canoeing, and boating. Two boat houses give you the perfect launching point while sun decks and the sloping sandy beach are the perfect place to relax. Stay on land and hike the scenic trails or tee it up on the Bigwin Island Golf Course. Just outside your door, you can serve it up on the tennis courts, roast hot dogs around the bonfire, or enjoy a delicious meal in the lakeside dining room. All of this and more is included in your stay. After an action-filled day, head back to an array of accommodations that includes cozy cottages, spacious suites, and luxurious chalets. Indulge in amenities like gas fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and screened porches. Feel at home with all these add-ons while also escaping the everyday with this exceptional location!


1679 Port Cunnington Rd, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0, Canada

Related activities

Gather up the family and take a scenic stroll through Algonquin Park, where the scenery is always on display!

Fun facts

Serving up family fun since the 1890s, Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort has been a family fun center for more than a century!


Patterson Kaye Resort

Bracebridge, Ontario

View Website +1 (877) 564 - 1278

Patterson Kaye Resort is our number nine pick, where relaxation and family time are commonplace for every visitor. Stow away to Ontario's shores for a memorable getaway!

Located on the shore of Lake Muskoka in Bracebridge, Ontario Patterson Kaye Resort has been in operation as a family resort since 1936. Designed to incorporate on site activities for every member of your family, you will not run out of things to explore. Small or large your family will find the perfect accommodations. With the Miller house that is 3000 square feet, or a cozy one bedroom you can make sure everyone sleeps comfortably. The comforts of home are included with large flat screened televisions, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens and jacuzzi tubs. Create a family meal together, and relax on your private porch, or head over to the onsite, elegant Seasons Restaurant. When you awake in these beautiful surroundings you will want to get out and enjoy the scenery. Take boat out for a cruise on Lake Muskoka, or take a kayak or canoe trip up the river. Spend the day casting your line in an inlet or cove for the walleye and trout that populate the lake. There are daily and evening activities for the kids, so the adults can enjoy some time together as well. Venture out to any of the nearby golf courses for the day, or for the avid biker you can experience the beautiful and challenging courses that surround Patterson Kaye Resort. There is truly something for everyone, and plenty of space for you to enjoy the company of your loved ones! Spend this time rejuvenating yourself and reconnecting with your family!


1360 Golden Beach Rd Bracebridge , ON P1L 1W8 CA


All year around there is something for the family to indulge in at Patterson Kaye Resort. Spend the day cross country skiing, ice skating on Lake Muskoka, or head over to Huntsville Hidden Valley Highlands for the downhill slopes and fresh powder.


Weddings, business meetings and family retreats are all welcomed at Patterson Kaye Resort. They have grande accommodations that will fit everyone, and a beautiful 500 feet of waterfront to enjoy.


Lake Dalrymple Resort

Sebright, Ontario

View +1 (705) 833 - 2400

Whether you're a nature buff or a couple simply looking for a peaceful getaway, you'll find something to love at Lake Dalrymple Resort.

Treat yourself to one of the 22 "self-catering" cottages on the grounds, each of which is equipped with private bathrooms, stoves, refrigerators, electric heat, and more. The hospitable staff will see to your every need, and will help facilitate your fantastic time. Perhaps you'd like to get outside and explore? Simple: Dalrymple is a veritable paradise. The resort is close to the Carden Plains and the Carden Alvar conservation area, which both offer nigh-unparalleled bird and wildlife watching. Go for a hike through the woods, or enjoy the view from a pedal boat, kayak, or motor boat as you leisurely cruise along the coastline. It's your vacation- treat yourself!

Getting there

Lake Dalrymple Resort is an hour and a half from Toronto

Related Onsite Offerings

There's also a charcoal grill should the BBQ urge strike you!