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  • rubiocanada
    Ontario, Canada164 contributions
    nice small beach to relax for a couple of hours.
    Beautiful view of the lake and able to rent kayak or get food at food truck.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Hodihodi1
    Toronto, Canada57 contributions
    Spent an enjoyable few hours here on the beach an on the trails. Though its not marked, this is where the Gordon Lightfoot Garden is so hit the trail and you'll walk right into it.
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • Lillian L
    Oshawa, Canada5 contributions
    The room was as expected but the lack of dining options for a lengthy stay soon became apparent.

    After 12 noon the only restaurant open was the Simcoe Yard House. We reserved a table on our first night for 7pm. I had the daily special which was Turkey meatballs with penne. My husband had the chicken parmigiana. Both were dry and bland. They appeared to have been prepared earlier and kept warm under a heat lamp. Our second try were adequate chicken wings. The worst experience was on Tuesday June 14. We were seated and ordered then waited….and waited. Folks who came in at the same time as us were served and left. Had there been any other dining option we would have got up and left. When the food did come it was with no apology. Pizza, fries and Caesar salad to share but no plates provided. No drink refills even though we had long since finished ours. Food was mediocre. With Pickering open as a resort venue Rama should think long and hard about its food offerings. Our Wednesday dinner at St.Germain’s was an improvement but our table was right by the entrance and high traffic even though the reservation was made weeks in advance.

    When deciding whether or not to return, food will definitely play a part. It’s not like you can pop out to a place nearby. The food here is not inexpensive and I don’t mind paying for a quality experience, but this was definitely lacking.

    Having dining options open for show night or weekends only is unfair. Also, please update your website. Much disinformation regarding restaurants.

    On the plus side the valet, bell desk and check in were wonderful. The Weirs is nice for breakfast but lineups are inevitable as they are the only option available. Service is also slow and food shortages affected the menu as avacados were not available for one food menu option. That’s fine, but then at least have it removed from the menu or have the server let you know when you sit down to decide.

    We spent four nights there as a mini vacation and I am torn as to if I would return. The pool and casino are nice, but the dining area s definitely sub par.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • chickandbeast
    Southgate, Canada8,508 contributions
    We enjoyed Bass Lake we had a decently private electrical site with a sun shade mix, we noticed a lot of sites are so open or small not for us. We were beside a road which didnt turn out to be a problem in a year people cant go anywhere. It did drown out our noisy neighbours on occasion.

    One issue was the missing water tap there is a sign and no tap, when you base your choice partially on proximity to water it can be an issue on a longer stay.

    Walked the trails which were lovely all the way round, sat at Bass Lake at a shady picnic table and had a picnic. Not too buggy in August.

    Waterfill/dump station are the same line up so long lines as it would include people arriving and people departing. Dont go around 2. Most provincial parks have them seperate to avoid congestion.

    Had a great stay, would I go back? Probably not as there are many places to see and while enjoyable this would not be my preferred park.
    Written 14 August 2020
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  • Vacation_2021
    2 contributions
    We just finished the fall High Tea afternoon lunch on the porch at the cafe, Stephen Leacock Museum. It was wonderful. The food was a plentiful serving of specialty finger sandwiches, decadent sweet cakes/Pastries and fruit scones along side refreshing tea in fancy China cups & saucers. The serene view of the grounds & lakefront provided a tranquil atmosphere. Our hostess was gracious and it was a memorable time all around. Thank you.
    Written 20 October 2021
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  • b0b55russell
    Orillia, Canada1,262 contributions
    It has been a number of years since I have been here. They always do a good job in their research plus giving a good overview of what the OPP has done over the years. I personally know several people that have made donations to the OPP museum via my membership within the OPPVA. Free admission but you need to show I,D. to get a name tag to tour this part of the building. Things have changed here from a security perspective sibce 9/11. Lot's of free give aways too which will add to enjoyment in visiting the OPP museum. Keep up the good work here as it truly a positive experience here!
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • howellmr
    Orillia, Canada30 contributions
    Scout Valley is a great place to lose yourself in the middle of Orillia.
    Well groomed paths take you through mature forests that satisfy all the senses.
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • Valerie F
    Markham, Canada337 contributions
    My husband and I visited for the first time. We had a personal tour. Chris, our guide, has a vast knowledge regarding the creatures in the exhibits and it was obvious that the staff care deeply about their work with the animals. Many of the creatures are endangered and the centre is doing some important outreach and educational work. I was previously unaware how many of these creatures live in southern Ontario and Canada. We had the option of holding some of the snakes and other creatures but preferred to view them only. Would return.
    Written 29 August 2018
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  • Trek747076
    16 contributions
    Next week, they move into a cozier warm environment pre Christmas. This past weekend was in the arena - a little dismal at first upon entry. Soon to be celebrated: Muskoka Lamb, Severn Sunset - fabulous chilly, excellent quality of foods. The sour dough bread was outstanding, stencils fo Xmas are coming. We purchased fresh greens, beets, bread, cheese and foods for a fabulous Sunday night dinner. Thanks to the farmers and vendors who are there for us throughout the year! Looking forward to the cozier environment next weekend. We’ll be back!
    Written 11 November 2019
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  • loulou1019
    Brampton, Canada58 contributions
    Beautiful, clean, well-maintained docks. Good hook-ups for hydro & water. Gated for security. Plenty of nice, private washrooms and showers are in a locked building - staff let you in, and are very vigilant about only granting access to boaters. Nice park, playgrounds, small beach. (Don't get mistake the small sandy dirt patch for the beach. Walk a tiny bit further. The beach has a small building and is maintained). Walking distance to many cute shops & great restaurants, as well as, Shopper's Drug Mart, Metro grocery store, and Global pet store, (in case you need to restock your boat). I don't think they charge for day use along the seawall. Prices for gated docks are very reasonable.
    Written 11 July 2021
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  • TheCanuck85
    London, Ontario, Canada103 contributions
    We were on a family trip near Midland and decided to take a drive to Orillia to the antique store. I found the lamps I've been searching for and I couldn't be happier.

    Very clean, bright space with lots of interesting items. Recommend setting aside at least an hour to go through if you want to see everything.
    Written 1 September 2017
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  • Jay H
    Toronto, Canada143 contributions
    We have spent the last three Christmas time at Guardian Angels Church, when we stay at The Fern Resort.The mass is good although the priest doing the sermon is a bit difficult to understand, Christmas Eve mass has been very quiet, the last two years and the priests are very nice, it is nice speaking to them after mass on Christmas.
    Written 29 May 2019
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  • b0b55russell
    Orillia, Canada1,262 contributions
    They had a newspaper article in the local online edit that they they were final open. Reasonable admission charge but self guided tour just of the first floor only at this time. The intern on duty said they we be fully open in several weeks time. The gift shop was open and told they have a good plus dedicated Board of Director's over seeing this nice kept museum. Will be back in several weeks time to check things out since I like museums plus art galleries. Keeps me humbled about the finer things in life!
    Written 26 March 2021
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  • b0b55russell
    Orillia, Canada1,262 contributions
    I dropped by here on St. Paddy's Day but it was closed up. However I ended up talking on one of its dedicated members in the parking lot. They are doing better than most other Legions as it has a membership of between 1,200 to 1,300 active members the majority being associate members in good standing. For 10 dollars I bought a hat pin dedicated to Cdn. First Nations soldiers. Great talking to this Legion member of mature years as he made it worth while dropping by despite being closed.
    Written 26 March 2021
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  • judymX6442QE
    Orillia9 contributions
    had a variety of fresh local fruit & vegetable & some crafts & food It was clean & friendly with families & children Nice to see farm fresh food it was strawberry time & did see home made jams & berry pies offered
    Written 10 November 2017
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