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Things to do on Labour Day weekend
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Kids either dread or love this phrase – Labour Day Weekend. For some, it’s summer’s last hurrah and for others it’s a sign they’ll soon reunite with friends at school. For adults it’s much the same. Labour Day weekend marks the end of summer and indulgent days lounging by the pool, at the beach or on a patio. Back to work! To finish off the summer season on a high note, there are many things to do on Labour Day weekend that are fun and memorable. Camping With 42 national parks and numerous provincial parks, Canada has many places to camp. Despite some locations being booked up for Labour Day weekend, there are some further away from major city centres that may have spots available. You may also want to consider conservation areas that have camp sites – these places tend to be closer to major urban areas offering a

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Discovery Harbour Midland Ontario
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A road trip is to Midland Ontario is not complete without a visit to Discovery Harbour. This original British naval and military base located near Penetanguishene, was built to provide protection to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. The British naval presence on Georgian Bay was to provide ships to supply British outposts westward. By the 1800s, it was home to sailors, officers, shipwrights and soldiers. In total, five large ships, 15 smaller vessels and numerous workshops and dwellings were built.   As a teenager, my family and I would travel around Ontario, exploring the rich history that Ontario has to offer and Discovery Harbour was overflowing in stories from the past. Take your time and stop at the Base Commander’s house or examine the cartographers quarters, it is truly a great way to learn the history of Upper Canada.         Visitors will enjoy informative and

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Ontario Summer Trips
Road Trips

Summer in Ontario is not complete without planning a trip to a cottage, provincial park or just visiting a town or city somewhere in our vast Province. I have assembled a list of three different Ontario summer trip destinations that are great experiences that I have personally enjoyed and would recommend. My three recommended destinations could be either a day trip, weekender or a week-long getaway.  All of the listed destinations offer many different activities that can be enjoyed individually or as a family. Port Burwell, Ontario Port Burwell was originally surveyed in 1830 by Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell, a surveyor for Colonel Thomas Talbot. Situated at the mouth of Big Otter Creek on the north shore of Lake Erie, it has over 1000 residents. Like many of the Ports along Lake Erie, it is known for its fresh perch and pickerel. It is also home to one of Canada’s oldest

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