Aurora Cultural Centre is an 1886 heritage building that began its life as the Aurora Public School, also know as the Church Street Public School. It has been transformed into a centre for the arts, culture and heritage.
The Backus-Page House Museum is located within the grounds of the John E. Pearce Provincial Park, situated within a restored Georgian style house which was constructed in 1850. It is one of the first brick homes built in what would eventually become Dunwich Township. The house was commissioned by Andrew and Mary Jane Backus. The Backus family was one of several families that had obtained land from Colonel Thomas Talbot and settled in the area which quickly came to be known as Little Ireland (a namesake due to the Irish ancestry of the settlers). The property that Andrew built his house on was given to him by his grandmother, Mary Storey, who received her original land grant in 1809. Upon the death of Andrew Backus in 1865 the estate along with what remained of the original land grant allotted to Mary Storey was bequeathed to his son, Andrew Storey Backus. Andrew Storey Backus sold the northern portion of that bequest, where in the house was located, to Robert Kennedy of Leskinfere Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Mr. Kennedy only owned the property 2 or 3 years before he returned to Ireland. The Backus-Page House and property was obtained by Jonas Page in 1925. The Page family had settled in the area in 1845 and maintained property further up Lakeview Line. Members of the Page family resided on the estate and farmed the property for over 40 years. The house underwent a number of physical changes as it aged, moving it away from its original 1850’s state. Morley and Grace Page were the last of the Pages to live on the farm and they sold it to the Ministry of Natural Resources in 1968. The Ministry of Natural Resources currently retains ownership of the Backus-Page House. The Ministry has entered into a lease agreement with the Tyrconnell Heritage Society. The society was incorporated in 1994 with the express purpose of restoring the house and property to its 1850’s condition. In 1998 the society undertook a restoration of the property, renamed the house in tribute to both its longtime owners and undertook a mandate of preservation and historical education regarding the estate and the Talbot Settlement in general.
Niagara’s Other Falls! At Ball’s Falls, visitors can hike or stroll along the Cataract Trail as it winds its way along the banks of Twenty Mile Creek. Explore the habitat of many species of animals, birds, plants and trees. Cyclists, photographers and nature lovers alike will love the truly breathtaking view of the majestic Twenty Mile Creek as it plummets over both the upper and lower Ball’s Falls—spilling over the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. Watch the character of the falls change dramatically with each season—from a raging torrent in the spring to a thin veil of water in late summer. The Centre for Conservation and the historical Ball homestead await cyclists. Regular Admission appies. Bike rack, water, maps and repair kit are located at the Centre for Conservation. For more information, ballsfalls.ca
If you enjoy riding your bike through open spaces, why lock yourself up at night? With us, you can can stay among the natural wilderness of the Ontario Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine; and enjoy our varied landscape includes open spaces, forests, ponds, streams and a small lake for swimming. After a long bike ride, there’s nothing better than stripping off all your clothes and jumping into fresh water. Or taking a refreshing shower under the sun in the open air. Or soothing sore muscles in a hot tub and sauna. You can camp on one of our serviced sites or tent in the wilderness. Or if you prefer more comfort, you can rent one of our guest rooms or cabins. We are a year-round naturist park near Toronto in Canada where the entire family can experience traditional naturist values in a modern setting. We have many recreational facilities. The clubhouse provides year-round amenities including saunas and a whirlpool. Bare Oaks offers day-use memberships and seasonal campsites but also welcomes visitors and travellers. Some might use the terms nudist and nudism to describe us and what we do. But we prefer naturist and naturism because our creed is so much more than just taking your clothes off. It is a life philosophy with physical, psychological, environmental, social and moral benefits. We go beyond a mere recreational pursuit and promote ethical naturism. We endeavour to live a naturist life and nudity is key to body acceptance and an integral part of our naturist philosophy. As such, we are not clothing-optional. Clothing is worn only for protection. We give visitors a chance to adjust but everyone is expected make a decision as to whether they want to be naturists or not. Come and rejuvenate yourself at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. Free you body, free you mind!
Visit this early 19th century homestead once home to the Gage family. The Gages worked the land with their ten children and became a strong voice in the hamlet of Stoney Creek. During the War of 1812, the family retreated to their cellar as the Battle of Stoney Creek raged outside. The 100-foot-high Battlefield Monument stands as a symbol of peace and commemorates those soldiers who died on June 6, 1813. Nestled under the scenic Niagara Escarpment, this historic site encompasses 32 acres of parkland divided by Battlefield Creek.
Bean & Basket is all about locally-made goods, sustainable solutions, and a good cup of coffee. We are a retail boutique and takeout café located in the heart of Pickering Village, bringing together all the things we love. We’re dedicated to showcasing handmade goods that have been carefully selected for you to enjoy. And we’re proud to support independent and local makers who share in our values and love for the environment! Whether you’re in the area for a walk in the neighbourhood, a cycling outing, a visit to the dentist next door or driving in from out of town, please come by and say hi. We would love to have you!
Old stone jail, settler’s log house and working man’s Victorian brick house portray settlers’ life circa 1850-1900. Gift Shop.
A Canadian treasure, the Bell Homestead National Historic Site tells the story of how Alexander Graham Bell came to invent the telephone, the infuences of his parents, and how he advanced the methods and practices of teaching the deaf. Plan now for your future visit to the Bell family’s 1870-1881 home and Canada’s first telephone office. See original furnishings and models of Alexander Graham Bell’s telephones that showcase his family’s life. • Open year-round, Tuesday to Saturday 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. (closed noon to 1:00p.m.) • 2 restored historic homes • Nostalgic telephone exhibits • Video presentation • Museum store and café • Lovely gardens and grounds to explore • Accessible buildings and washrooms
Visit the historic estate of one of Ottawa’s founding families and spend the day enjoying one of our special events or programs, exploring the exhibitions with interactive and kid-friendly activities, or discovering the beauty of our well-preserved parkland. The museum is open during the summer on Wednesdays to Sundays, from 10 am to 5 pm.
The museum’s food service is known for both its quality and affordability. Specializing in refreshments and baked goods made from scratch and served overlooking heritage gardens, our food service is a unique addition to the site. The Tea on the Lawn is served during the summer on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, from 11 am until 4 pm, rain or shine. Because we use the freshest ingredients possible, it’s best to contact the museum at 613-247-4830 for the daily menu. **Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.**
Visitez le domaine historique de l’une des familles fondatrices d’Ottawa et passez une journée à profiter de nos programmes spéciaux, à explorer nos expositions remplies d’activités interactives amusantes pour les enfants et à découvrir la beauté de nos espaces verts bien préservés. Le musée est ouvert pendant l’été les mercredis aux dimanches, de 10 h à 17 h.
Les services alimentaires du domaine sont reconnus à la fois pour leur qualité et leur prix abordable. Ceux-ci se spécialisent dans les rafraîchissements et les pâtisseries maison, servis dans un espace surplombant les jardins patrimoniaux; il s’agit d’une caractéristique unique du site. Le thé sur la pelouse est servi pendant l’été les mercredis, jeudis, vendredis et dimanches de 11 h à 16 h, beau temps, mauvais temps. Puisque nous utilisons les ingrédients les plus frais possible, nous vous recommandons de communiquer avec le musée au 613 247 4830 pour vérifier le menu du jour. **Nous vous invitons également à réserver votre place pour éviter toute déception.**
The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society is the home of the Black Mecca Museum. Telling the story of Black Family experiences in Chatham-Kent from the Underground Railroad to Modern Times.
With stunning views of the St. Lawrence River at the eastern edge of the 1000 Islands, Blockhouse Island is a beautiful park that juts out into the mighty St. Lawrence River making it a lovely scenic setting to drive, walk or cycle around. Relax by the river’s edge on Blockhouse Island and watch the colourful pleasure crafts cruise by, enjoy an ice cream cone or have your picture taken in a giant Adirondack chair. The cargo ships travelling the International Seaway are so close you can wave to the crew. Walk through Canada’s first railway tunnel, traveling 500 metres under the City. The tunnel’s south portal is located on Blockhouse Island and was re-opened in August 2017 from end to end with a colourful light and sound show highlighting the tunnel walls and mineral deposits. Blockhouse Island is also home to the Brockville Municipal Harbour. Public washrooms, a licensed outdoor bistro, souvenir shop and visitor information centre are all located in the James A.C. Auld Harbour Services Building. The island, joined to the mainland by a causeway, features special events in summer such as hydroplane races, vintage car show, poker run lunch stop, beerfest, etc.
Blue Heron Books offers bicyclists a place to stop, a place to store and repair, a place to refill and a place to shop…all under one roof. On your travels, or as a destination, Blue Heron Books makes it worth the cycle to Uxbridge, The Trail Capital of Canada.
In store we have official trail maps (http://www.chrismar.com/ ) an
Our adjoining neighbour, Savon Du Bois has all natural sunscreen, bug spray, talc-free body powder and chafe cream as well as yummy refreshments.
Refill your water bottle, perform minor repairs, store your bike indoors while you explore on foot. Find out for yourself why Blue Heron Books was twice named Canada’s #1 Independent Bookseller!
Blue Mountain Village is the epicentre of cycling in Ontario! Spectacular accommodations, 40 shops and cycling friendly restaurants surround the picturesque pedestrian village nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and the sparkling shores of Georgian Bay. Use the Village as convenient home base and tour the area along country roads or cycling trails and visit area beaches, galleries, wineries, cafes and restaurants along the Apple Pie Trail. Blue Mountain Village is proud to host a number of cycling events during the year.
Please note 2021 changing status for bike park and mountain bike downhill and cross country trail access. Check directly via website: www.bluemountain.ca/things-to-do/activities/mountain-biking
The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts is located in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. It houses a 480-seat Festival Performance Hall and the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame. The Stockey Centre sits on a 3.5-acre waterfront site overlooking beautiful Georgian Bay. The building opened in July 2003 and runs year-round, presenting artists of excellence and celebrating athletes of excellence. The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is an interactive hockey museum with a wide variety of photos, memorabilia and artifacts about Bobby Orr, who was born in Parry Sound. Exhibits include Orr’s NHL rings, a number of his trophies and awards, some of the jerseys he played in, a pictorial history of his career and a number of interactive games and activities related to hockey. The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame also hosts exhibits about other exceptional athletes with ties to Parry Sound. The Festival Performance Hall is constructed out of the area’s natural stone and indigenous trees. It has stunning acoustics as it was designed as a home for the Festival of the Sound, a world renowned festival of chamber and classical music which runs from mid-July to mid-August each year. Performances of all genres are presented in the Performance Hall during the rest of the year including music of all types (pop, rock, folk, blues, jazz, country, chamber, classical and world music), theatre, contemporary dance, comedy, literary readings, performances for children and community events. The Gift Shop is located in the Lobby and features a unique line of souvenirs from both the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame and the Festival Performance Hall.