Named as a national historic site, Parkwood Estate guided tours offer an intimate and informed look at pristine turn-of-the-century architecture, furnishings, gardens, and landscaping. Knowledgeable volunteers contextualize the experience, narrating events from former owner R. Samuel McLaughlin's life as an auto baron, or explaining the intricacies of his elaborate black-truffle badminton tournaments. While truth may be stranger than fiction, it's seldom as interesting: explore Parkwood Estate's role as a film set, viewing the hall where Professor Xavier appealed for calm in mutant-human relations, or the stairway where Billy Madison single-handedly overcame schizophrenia to victoriously re-enter the world of mathematics. Tours run Tuesday through Sunday, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Heartland Equestrian hands the coveted reins to riders of all ability levels during its lively summer-camp sessions. Campers learn about horses and horsemanship on 47 acres of picturesque farmland and interact with equine amigos on the grounds’ indoor and outdoor facilities. Camp runs for six hours Monday–Thursday and three hours on Fridays, after which participants can show off their new mounting, trotting, and four-legged moonwalking skills before family and friends at Friday horse shows. Equestrian helmets are provided to stylishly shield heads, though campers are asked to bring their own long pants, riding boots, and notarized references from other equine pals.
The Canadian Automotive Museum illustrates Canada's history in the automotive industry, spanning the details of economic development, Canadian craftsmanship, and valuable and rare car exhibits. The museum showcases around 65 vehicles built during 1898 to 1981, and artifacts on display include motorcycles, trucks, pianos, and the short-lived piano-car. Famous automotive names such as Brooks Steam, Redpath, Tudhope, and McKay exhibit Canada's impact on the auto industry, and a variety of international cars adds to the overall wealth of history inhabiting the 25,000-square-foot building. An array of motor-car and associated parts exemplify the development of engineering skills and craftsmanship in steel steed building from 1770 to present day.
In Business since 1985 we are a full Service breeding and training facility. We offer programs for all ages and level of rider from first ride to international competition. March Break and Summer camp, Family Farm Vacations, Corporate functions, Movie Filming location and Live Action Role Play are all offered here.
It’s the wind against the skin. Or the adrenaline that comes with competition. Or that feeling of lift in the stomach when cranking the wheel around a tight corner—going so fast that the kart almost spins out. Or, more likely, it’s all of these combined that make high-speed go-karting such an exciting pastime. Either way, Mosport International Karting has it all: karts that zip along at up to 80 kilometres an hour, a 1.5-kilometre outdoor track, 12 turns, and even elevated surfaces that whip past spectators in the viewing areas. And these aren’t your average go-karts—the new CRG high-performance karts from Italy benefit from the power of a racing engine. Everything that drivers need is at the track, from fuel and tires to a pit crew and mechanic. Mosport International Karting’s professional staff even offers licensing and training programs for aspiring racers or clown-car drivers experiencing a midlife crisis.