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Canadian Geographic: 7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route

7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route Connect with Canada’s past and present on this network of waterways between Peterborough, Ont. and the nation’s capital. 7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route The Ottawa River Valley bills itself as the Whitewater Capital of the World, and no wonder: roiling…

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Wine Women and Canvas Weekend 2018

Fun. Spring. Friends. Wine. Art. Food. Our #WineWomenCanvas Weekend guests checked in to their lakeside cottages, complete with a welcome basket & greetings from our team. A social gathering in the Conservatory at 7pm kicked off the weekend. Participants got to meet the featured artist, Jill Boschulte, while sampling some wine and snacks. The itinerary for the weekend was…

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Culinary Corner – Earth Hour

Saturday, March 24 is the annual celebration of Earth Hour. People around the world are encouraged to turn out their lights for an hour at 8:30 pm local time to join in a communal celebration of acknowledgement and encouragement of adopting environmentally friendly practices. Here at the resort, we’ve been early adopters for a long…

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Moonlight in March Magic

On March 3rd, 2018, we hosted a special one night package – the weather, the moon and the evening on the boardwalk was perfect. This rare 1 night escape to Elmhirst’s was only available on March 3rd.  Our guests came to enjoy a specially curated 3 course dinner with optional wine/beer pairing followed by cocktails on the boardwalk…

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Time for Tree Tapping

Milder temperatures have sap flowing already. The warmer days and not so cold nights have the maple trees responding early. Our maple syrup making at Elmhirst’s Resort is a tradition started by Peter Elmhirst as an opportunity to share the enthusiasm for this Canadian spring ritual with his grandchildren, having them take part in the…

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Family Day 2018

Family Day Weekend was off to a flying start on Saturday with lots of smiling faces enjoying everything from cookie decorating and colouring in the morning to a horse drawn sleigh ride with our Clydesdales, Bob and Mac. The lake was active with ice fishing and even guests arriving by airplane on skis to enjoy…

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Indoor Pool Renovation Update

We are excited to announce the upcoming renovation project to our swimming pool, whirlpool and change room areas commencing February 20, 2018. The exact duration is difficult to predict (like most any project of this kind) but our goal is to be finished prior to March 31, 2018. We will endeavour to complete this project…

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