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Georgian Bay

Rustic Cabin Rentals in Georgian Bay Islands National Park


Beausoleil Island (Photo: rkklfb)

It’s a common warm-weather weekend dilemma—you love camping, except for one thing: the camping part.

Lazing in the sun at the beach, swimming in a pristine lake and wrapping up the day with a campfire and s’mores is undeniably great, but sleeping in a tent on the cold, hard ground is not. For the best of both worlds, look into the rustic cabin rentals in Georgian Bay Islands National Park, just steps from a rugged, picturesque coastline. (more…)

Blue Mountain Village—Collingwood, Ontario

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Why We Chose It

Beautiful night capture at a year-round ski resort on Georgian Bay. We’ve rarely seen such a perfect reflection! The enhanced blues are gorgeous (post-production or not) and the composition, with the roof line melding into the treeline is spectacular. We recommend clicking on the photo to view it in its largest form. Stunning!

Photo: Jeff S. Photography

Driving Ontario’s Big Chute Marine Railway


Big Chute dam (Photo: Yulia Rabinovich)

It is one of the most picturesque drives in southern Ontario, yet very few know about the winding road to Big Chute Marine Railway north of Port Severn, two hours from Toronto. On this route, you’ll see Ontario at its best while passing stunning views of marshes, rocky formations, lakes, islands and thick forests, ending up at the railway boat lift at Lock 44 on the Trent-Severn Waterway, the only inclined-plane boat lift left in North America.

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Summer Recipe: The Georgian Bay Mojito

The languid days of summer are upon us, and this year Where has partnered with proof brands to bring you refreshing recipes perfect for warm nights on the patio, relaxing cottage weekends and all of the festivities in between.

Check back every other Wednesday this summer for a new cocktail recipe and enter for your chance to win one of four ultimate summer prize packs from proof!

2 tbsp sugar
2 oz tonic water
1½ oz fresh lime juice
1 oz proof rum
2 oz strawberry purée (or 3–4 large strawberries, muddled)
6–8 mint leaves

In a glass, crush mint leaves with sugar, pour in tonic water and mix well. Fill glass with ice and add lime juice, proof rum and strawberry purée and mix well.

For more great recipe ideas, visit www.proofbrands.net.


All Together Now: Canada Geese—Collingwood, Ontario

Every Friday we feature an inspirational travel photo of a Canadian destination taken by one of our readers.

Why we chose it: How did he get them to do that? This fortuitous shot of Canada geese (yup, it’s Canada, not Canadian—they’re not citizens, after all) in an unbroken V formation is even more interesting for the blue-pink sky and the golden light cast on the geese. No doubt these snowbirds are heading south from Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. (more…)