Things To Do In Kawartha Lakes

Santa's Village – Up to 46% Off Tree Trek and Activities

Bracebridge

C$67.80 C$39

Brace yourself for a trek including crossing monkey lines & zip lines; Sportsland offers go karts, rock climbing, bungee trampoline & more

Up to 87% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Huntsville

C$123.50 C$29

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Half Off Racing Experiences

Multiple Locations

C$129 C$64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 56% Off at Milltown Mini Golf

Peterborough

C$24 C$12

Mini golf course challenges participants with fish ponds, gardens, and a working water wheel

Up to 70% Off Bowling or Private Party

Toronto East

C$99 C$30

Automatic lanes clatter with toppling pins as guests square off in rental shoes and refuel with drinks; parties offer 12 private lanes

Up to 71% Off Kids’ or Adult Body-Boxing Classes

Scarborough

C$100 C$39

Body boxers sweat and spar as they learn the science behind boxing, eschewing hits to the head in favour of accuracy and technique

45% Off Services

Peterborough

C$40 C$22

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

65% Off Boxing or Kick-Boxing Classes

Scarborough

C$115 C$40

Experienced instructors teach diverse classes ranging from kick-boxing and MMA sessions to jeet kune do

Up to 56% Off Tae Kwon Do and Cardio Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Students learn to kick, block, strike, and punch during tae kwon do classes; cardio kickboxing classes tone and tighten bodies

93% Off Boot-Camp and Kickboxing Classes

Scarborough

C$290 C$19

Boot-camp classes build strength and cardiovascular endurance; kickboxing classes hone reflexes and self-defense moves

Up to 90% Off Boot-Camp Classes

New Location

C$200 C$29

Instructor leads outdoor & indoor classes that help patrons slim down and build lean muscle with traditional and non-traditional equipment

Up to 77% Off Kangoo Jumps Fitness Classes at Kangoo Club Toronto

Multiple Locations

C$75 C$19

In energetic, low-impact fitness classes, Kangoo Jump bouncing footwear challenges muscles & builds core strength; lose up to 1200 calories

Up to 60% Off Golf with Cart Rental

Gilford

C$116 C$55

Tree-lined fairways serve as a tranquil setting for a 6,200-yard, parkland-style course with water features on 15 of the 18 holes

Up to 79% Off Paintball Package

Multiple Locations

C$40 C$10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos

Barrie

C$150 C$19

Ten classes in various martial-arts disciplines such as karate, judo, jujitsu, and MMA

65% Off Private-Lounge Rental

City Center

C$282.50 C$99

Guests celebrating birthday parties and other soirees take over Ascent Lounge for a night of revelry

Up to 51% Off Boot Camp Classes

City Center

C$50 C$25

Personal trainer who whips exercisers into shape in small-group boot camps

Up to 78% Off Adult Martial-Arts Classes

400 West

C$125 C$39

Adult martial-arts programs strengthen the body and mind as they instill focus and conflict-resolution skills

Up to 47% Off Skiing Packages

Barrie

C$73 C$39

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Spend the day skiing or snowboarding and tubing or cross-country ski across the Nordic trails at luxurious more than 50-year-old resort

Up to 52% Off Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

Multiple Locations

C$21 C$10

Golf balls tumble down turf in 18-hole indoor glow-in-the-dark course themed around various settings such as medieval times and rain forest

Up to 50% Off at Harmony Creek Golf Centre

Oshawa

C$119.98 C$59.99

18-hole executive course fills its modest overall length with challenges such as water, sand, or some combination on every hole

Up to 51% Off Boot Camp

South Courtice Arena

C$70 C$35

An Olympic runner helps clients train in strength, speed, running technique, and more in a variety of hour-long boot camps

Up to Half Off Horseback Riding at Silverfox Farm

Ashburn

C$55 C$29

Learn riding techniques and gain a primer on horse behavior and psychology at a 100-acre ranch atop the picturesque Oak Ridges Moraine

68% Off Yoga Classes

Whitby

C$110 C$35

Wide variety of yoga classes include challenging ashtanga sessions, gentle vinyasa flow, iron yoga that uses arm weights, and prenatal yoga

Up to 81% Off Kettlebell Boot Camp at Commit 2B Fit

Multiple Locations

C$130 C$29

Kettlebell group training for all ages and fitness levels helps clients build strong, lean muscles and melt fat

69% Off Sexy Fit Boot Camp at Optimum Bodies

Multiple Locations

C$129 C$40

Trainers help clients build sleek, toned bodies and burn fat with individualized plans and supportive group bootcamps

78% Off at Bodysculpt Fitness and Yoga

Multiple Locations

C$130 C$29

Trainers help students of all levels lose inches and pounds and achieve their fitness goals during high-energy bootcamp sessions

33% Off a Zipline Aerial Course

North Oshawa

C$60 C$40

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The zipline? That's the easy part. The rest of the 2- to 3-hour course, you'll be crossing wobbly footbridges and swinging across gaps.

Up to 58% Off Intro to Polo Lessons

Mount Albert

C$140 C$70

Lessons in an outdoor field or indoor arena introduce basics of hitting a ball and controlling a horse, and lead up to a game

Up to 68% Off at Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

C$45 C$18

Family vineyard creates eastern European-style wines from all-natural grapes, surrounded by lush landscapes

Up to 71% Off at Chess 'N Math Association

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$49

Professional instructors school kids of all ages in step-by-step chess basics during fun, hour-long lessons

Up to 70% Off Stand-Up-Paddleboard Class

Multiple Locations

C$100.57 C$39.99

Instructor certified by World Paddle Association organizes classes of up to eight and meets them at select locations for tailored lessons

Up to 72% Off Boot Camp

Pickering

C$97 C$29

Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through intense boot camp sessions.

Up to 78% Off Horse Back Riding

Destiny Equestrian Complex

C$110 C$29

Skilled instructor teaches riders from ages 5 and up the basics of bonding with and riding a horse

The Slime Run 5K – 58% Off

Rouge

C$61.28 C$26

Get slimed as you make your way along a 5K path rife with slippery obstacles

Yuk Yuk's – Up to 50% Off Standup

Multiple Locations

C$44 C$22

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Comedy club continues its nearly 40-year tradition with a grab bag of humorists and storytellers filling triple bills

Up to 55% Off Burlesque Classes

Ajax

C$50 C$25

Learn a sexy burlesque routine with Artistic Director Zahra, then perform at the school recital

Brooklea Golf & Country Club – Up to 58% Off

Midland

C$166 C$75

18-hole championship course weaves through trees, ponds, and silica sand traps to bent-grass greens

Up to 52% Off Snowshoeing Tours

Collingwood

C$73.45 C$35

Guided tour takes guests to Eugenia Falls and Hogg's Falls, then to Beaver Valley Winery to sample wines

Up to 54% Off Summer Camp

Markahm

C$200 C$99

Kids ages 3-6 play with their peers while learning new skills during themed, half-day camp sessions

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

C$350 C$20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 66% Off at Markham Golf Dome

Markham

C$158 C$59.99

Experienced instructors help improve swing mechanics, which can be practiced in a six-storey driving range

72% Off Seven-Week Intro Salsa-Dance Course

Multiple Locations

C$125 C$35

Expert instructors helm introductory classes ideal for improving fitness, making new friends, and learning new steps

Up to 72% Off Circus-Arts Classes

Markham

C$70.63 C$24

Students build core muscles during safe, high-flying workouts on trapezes, aerial silks, and rings

75% Off CrossFit Intro Sessions

Markham

C$197 C$49

A certified coach teaches small groups the fundamental movements of CrossFit and develops personalized workouts for students

Up to 60% Off at Salsa and Bachata Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

C$90 C$40

Beginner lessons introduce dancers to the joys of partnered salsa dancing and bachata, a related eight-beat dance

Up to 77% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Nox Dojo

Markham

C$175 C$49

Professionally taught martial-arts classes in disciplines such as traditional Okinawan karate, self-defense, and fitness kickboxing

51% Off Painting Classes or Art at The One Gallery

Markham

C$100 C$49

Renowned artists dispense methods and advice for Chinese brush-painting in small-group, 90-minute classes for all skill levels

Up to 93% Off Fitness Classes at FitStudios

FitStudios

C$199 C$20

Boot-camp sessions integrate numerous fitness disciplines to push bodies to their limits; yoga aids both strength and stress relief

Up to 63% Off Group Sessions at CyberGolf Lessons

Markham

C$67 C$29

Beginner group lessons have eight students, intermediate group lessons have six students, and advanced group lessons have four students

Up to 52% Off Golf Training

Markham

C$240 C$120

Professional golf coaches, fluent in a combined six languages, help clients perfect their swings

Up to 65% Off Personal Training

Milliken

C$300 C$105

Workout with Cara, a personal trainer who tailors workouts to your goals and fitness level with equipment such as kettle-bells and ropes

Up to 79% Off at Fight Fit Bootcamps 

Markham

C$230 C$49

In addition to traditional boot-camp exercises, such as kettlebell hoists and sprinting, sessions mix muay thai kickboxing with MMA cardio

Up to 75% Off Dessert-Making Classes

Markham

C$199 C$49

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Decorate and take home a ready-made cake or beautifying six take-home cupcakes during intimate class sessions

Up to 56% Off Gymnastics Summer Camp

Richmond Hill

C$160 C$99

Summer camp held at gymnastics facility entertains youngsters with swimming, face painting, games, trampolines, and more

Up to 66% Off Fitness Classes at Microlinks Community Centre

Richmond Hill

C$100 C$39

Expansive community centre hosts all manner of classes, including meditation, volleyball training, and progressive tennis.

Up to 79% Off Weight-Loss Challenge or Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

C$40 C$19

Winner of the weight-loss challenge gets a cash prize; fitness classes available six days a week

Up to 87% Off Classes at Fitness Connection

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$24

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Calories melt and muscles ripple during 60-minute classes, which range from sculpting workouts to Zumba dance parties

Up to 71% Off Indoor-Playground Visits or Party

Richmond Hill

C$50 C$19

Plush playground with arches, stairs, tunnels & ball pit; 2-hour birthday parties offer access to the playground, movie theatre & more

76% Off Salsa and Latin Dance Lessons

Richmond Hill

C$125 C$30

Weekly classes explore salsa, merengue, and other Latin dances under the guidance of professional dance instructors

Up to 65% Off a Golf-Simulator Session

Richmond Hill

C$110 C$43

Vast screens transport golfers to virtual replicas of 80 famed courses, including Pebble Beach and Angus Glen, at 5,000 sq. ft. facility

C$7 for Reptile-Zoo Visit at Reptilia

Vaughan

C$15 C$7

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Reptilia showcases more than 200 species via recreated natural habitats, four daily live feedings, and shows in an on-site theatre

Up to 91% Group Fitness Classes and Personal Training

Vaughan

C$330 C$29

Inside enormous hangar, exercisers build strength and endurance by pummeling giant tires with sledge hammers and pulling weighted sleds

64% Off at Wicked Barre Studio

Vaughan

C$80 C$29

Five different styles of barre classes focus on cardio, muscle tone, and other elements of fitness

Up to 54% Off Ballet Classes

Vaughan

C$75 C$35

Dance centre offers classes for ballerinas of all ages and abilities, with special sessions for young children

Up to 68% Off Rip-Tone Fitness Classes

Concord

C$150 C$59

Burn fat and tone muscle during energetic fitness classes led by seasoned personal trainer

Up to 46% Off Private Tennis Lessons

Vaughan

C$80 C$46

Certified tennis instructor Assi Levron draws on 30-plus years of experience to help students of all skill levels improve their game

Up to 75% Off Kids' and Adult Classes at Dance DNA

Vaughan

C$180 C$45

Adults learn to dance ballroom, latin, or caribbean steps over 10 weeks; kids learn the very basics or study ballroom styles

44% Off Services

Vaughan

C$90 C$50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off Tween Spa Packages at Diva Girlz

Vaughan

C$50 C$29

Tweens live the glamourous life during a 60-minute spa package with facials, mani-pedis, sugar blossom scrub, and a sweet dessert

50% Off

Vaughan

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 90% Off Hot Yoga and TRX Bootcamp or Kids' Mixed Martial Arts

Vaughan

C$279 C$55

Hot-yoga classes help women achieve deep stretches in their poses; martial-arts classes instill fitness and discipline in kids

59% Off Chocolate-Making Workshop at Chocolate Tales

Multiple Locations

C$82 C$34

Master chocolatiers teach truffle-making techniques that transform Belgian chocolate into a variety of confections for students to take home

Up to 56% Off Private Music Lessons

Vaughan

C$54 C$24

Students get the personal attention they need during private music lessons that can focus on guitar, piano, bass, drums, or vocal cords

Up to 74% Off Yoga Classes at Health-Pro Wellness

Vaughan

C$69 C$25

Boost flexibility, center the mind, de-stress, and burn calories during three different types of yoga classes

Up to 78% Off Group Dance Lessons

Vaughan

C$125 C$29

Dance instructors teach ballroom and latin dancing in a group setting

51% Off Kids' Group Jam Classes with Guitar Rental

Vaughan

C$200 C$99

Kids and teens play music in a group and collaborate creatively on various instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocal

Up to 69% Off Classes at Yogaloft Studio

Vaughan

C$125 C$39

Yoga students stretch and hold their way to svelter frames, stronger muscles, and increased flexibility

90% Off Fitness Package at Pure Motivation Fitness

Maple

C$398 C$39

After a two-hour consultation and workout with a personal trainer, exercisers participate in 10 small-group fitness classes

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Northern Lakes Marine floats aquaphiles atop welcoming waters with adventure-inducing rentals and the convenient inclusion of all necessary safety equipment. The Sea-Doo smoothly launches one to three passengers on a 155-horsepower cruise that is swift enough to tow an upright water skier ($110/hr.). While quietly sailing along the lake's surface, riders may take turns wakeboarding, tubing, or piloting the watercraft. Intrepid wave runners receive a temporary license before their leisurely journey, as well as all required equipment, such as life jackets, a jerry can of gas, a fuel gauge, and a large jar of honey to deflect roving water bears.

1006 Theatre Rd
Gravenhurst,
ON
CA

Chirping birds and the wind in the trees are the only sounds that break the silence in Muskoka Forest. Until a human flies screaming through the canopy, that is. Treetop Trekking by Arbraska's seven aerial-rope courses wind through the forest canopies, challenging visitors with levels of difficulty increasing from beginner to advanced. Guides begin each adventure with a brief equipment-and-technique orientation, and gradually clear visitors for more difficult runs based on their performance.

Once they're cleared for climbing, participants scramble across bridges made of swinging, suspended logs. They crawl across webs of cargo netting, and swing through monkey cables. A series of ziplines completes each course. Guides help adventure-seekers navigate these treetop courses during regular day tours, or during more challenging night climbs, during which participants have only a headlamp and a guide to asking owls for directions.

1235 Deerhurst Dr
Huntsville,
ON
CA

Nature enthusiast Jeff Hathaway shares a passion for his country's indigenous animals—specifically amphibians and reptiles. At Scales Nature Park, staff and volunteers introduce visitors of all ages to more than 300 cold-blooded specimens from more than 60 species, most of which are native to Canada. The wildlife-conservation facility also houses exotic reptiles and amphibians donated by their owners or seized from private homes by protective agencies. All of these creatures coexist in a 21-hectare park, which represents natural habitats ranging from ponds and wetlands to hardwood forests and hemlock groves. An indoor nature centre showcases some animals in custom-built enclosures and serves as the venue for a range of programs, including hands-on animal demonstrations, guided walks, and guest lectures.

82 Line 15 South
Orillia,
ON
CA

Without the benefit of planes or cars, 19th-century pioneers trekked to the County of Peterborough, where they built a new life for themselves. Here, they established a number of operations including farms, a cider mill, and a print shop, and today, it’s as if the village never changed. The Lang Pioneer Village Museum re-created the 19th-century town in 1967 to give visitors a glimpse into pioneer life, and more than 25 restored and furnished original structures have been moved as far as 90 miles to lend the outdoor museum authenticity. Among these buildings is the three-story Lang Grist Mill, an 1846-built facility where wheat is still ground into flour every summer.

Costumed villagers populate the town, roving past the museum's vegetable gardens, hitching posts, and watering troughs on their way to work. In the various shops, blacksmiths shape metals, carpenters assemble furniture, and printers generate handbills on a 1927 Washington Flatbed Press. Villagers perform crafts such as open-hearth cooking and weaving; in fact, the museum's weaver shop showcases one of the few Jacquard looms on display in North America.

Visitors to the museum can interrupt any of the townspeople to find out more about their trade or to lend a hand with chores, or participate in events, which range from corn roasts to traditional pioneer Christmas celebrations. The museum even rents out its 1886 schoolhouse to students for a day, replacing their usual teacher with a costumed interpreter who conducts lessons similar to those of a 19th-century classroom.

470 Water Street
Peterborough,
ON
CA

Kawartha Lakes Trout Farm is a 90-minute drive northeast of Toronto—just close enough to be convenient and just far enough way to feel like a true escape from city life. The tranquil lake is surrounded by verdant trees, making it a lush backdrop for fly fishing, swimming, paddleboating, or ceremoniously summoning the ghost of Bob Ross. Visitors can picnic at tables on the shore, rounding out their meals with items from the snack bar or the smoked trout sold onsite. After a long day of fishing, carousing on the playground, and tossing horseshoes, anglers can retire to their cozy campsite tent.

Kawartha Lakes also offers wintertime ice-fishing adventures, during which guests can keep warm inside a heated hut. The farm additionally hosts ice-skating outings.

112 January Ln
Lindsay,
ON
CA

bicycle rental and guided tours along waterfronts, country roads, abandoned rail trails and through majestic forest trails in Simcoe County.

2104 Osbond Rd
Innisfil,
ON
CA