Certified by Transport Canada for safety, Four Winds Charters' experienced captains have been floating guests across picturesque St. Margaret's Bay for more than two decades. Tours and private charters set sail toward scenic coves and private islands as dolphins and sea birds pass by on their watery commutes. Four-hour deep-sea fishing trips drop anchor approximately 5 miles from shore, allowing the included hooks, rods, and hand lines to grab at mackerel, cod, and shipwrecked inner tubes. Catering is available for both private charters and fishing trips upon request.
Determined to find a clean, safe place where his own two sons could play, Jamie Schneiderman founded Kiddietown Play Centre as a place where youngsters could romp heedlessly without their parents having to worry about them falling on a hard floor or drinking too much fizzy lifting drink. Amid the palm trees, painted walls, and 16-foot ceilings of Kiddietown's new 3,000-square-foot location, young adventurers giggle and squeal as they carom around a variety of interactive play stations crowded with entertaining fixtures ranging from basketball hoops to toy trains. Wee guests can also practice making faux burgers on the play barbecue. In addition to daily play, Kiddietown also hosts birthday parties.
Wyse Photography's shot-snappers attribute their success in capturing memorable family and pet portraits to an abundance of patience and a willingness to embarrass themselves. Goofy sounds and wacky contortions are a few of the key weapons in their arsenal for commanding the attention of infants, toddlers, cats, and dogs. No sitting fee is assessed for studio sessions, and print orders are cheaper by the sheet when ordered in bulk. In addition to specialty portrait services, the image-capturing experts occasionally offer basic photography classes at the studio, on the Internet, or in the Phantom Zone.
At Storm Warning Paintball, combatants wage war with pigmented missiles fired year-round on indoor and outdoor fields. Outdoor warriors pull on modern-day chainmail and strategically assess the layout of a forested field with multilevelled wooden structures or the inflatable obstacles scattered about the grassy X Ball Sup Air field. Indoor paint-slingers crouch behind barrels and track foes through thermal lens goggles, before shellacking them into human replicas of The Scream with Tippmann 98 paintball markers.
Muir Murray Estate Winery owners Jonathan and Lesley Murray use the region’s shorter growing periods to produce a unique blend of grapes rarely found in other climates. Due to their stringent process for selecting the finest grapes, the harvesting season on their 20-acre vineyard yields only about 1.5 tonnes of grapes per acre, which is about 2.5 tonnes less than the industry average. This results in a wine list of refined aromas and signature flavours, and a mouthfeel more pleasurable than either side of a velcro shoe-strap.
Ridge Fest welcomes a jukebox's worth of rock, country, and folk artists to its open-air stage. After gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday, eardrums bang their heads to the rock riffs of Canadian bands Chilliwack and Alice Stops Time. Temporal bulbs spend a Saturday imbibing the aural handiwork of Blue Rodeo, whose members refashion guitar strings to weave together a blend of pop and country riffs, and rock and funk influences piggyback on the folk roots of Mike Aubé. Canadian country-music maestros Kevin Davison and Jimmy Rankin also storm the stage, mesmerizing music lovers as effectively as a flip-book depiction of a rodeo. A variety of lodgings surrounds Windsor Exhibition Grounds, which also offers on-site camping for trailers, tents, and tailgating space shuttles.