ARCHIBALD ORCHARDS & ESTATE WINERY
Taste award-winning fruit wines ranging from dry to ice types! Located 45 minutes east of Toronto with 40 acres of orchards nestled in the Oak Ridges Moraine. Browse the winery boutique full of preserves, specialty cheeses and beautiful gift ideas for all occasions and budgets. Seasonal activities include apple picking, cider demonstrations and children’s play area. Daily tastings! Tours by appointment.
Season: Spring to December – Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; March – Thursday to Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. January & February, CLOSED.
6275 Liberty Street North, Bowmanville
Phone: 905-263-2396 • www.archibaldswinery.com
ARCHIBALD ORCHARDS & ESTATE WINERY
Rated “The Best in the Snow Business” by the Canadian Ski Council, Brimacombe caters to the traditional skier as well as the snowboarder and features 21 trails, 10 lifts and 2 terrain parks spread over 65+ acres. Less than 45 minutes east of Toronto. Open six days and five nights a week. Lessons, rentals and retail store available onsite.
OPEN: December to March, weather and snow conditions permitting
4098 Durham Road 9 (Ganaraska Road), Orono
905-983-5983 • 1-877-672-2582 • www.brimacombe.ca
CAMP X EXHIBIT
The Lynn Philip Hodgson Camp-X Collection memorializes the contributions of the air force during World War II. In addition, the exhibit details the once highly secret exploits of Camp X, a nearby spy school that operated during the war, sprawling over the town lines of Oshawa and Whitby. This permanent collection is located at the Region of Durham Headquarters.
OPEN: Exhibit open year round on all week days and only closed on
Statutory holidays. Visit website for details.
605 Rossland Road East, Whitby • www.camp-x.com
CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
In 1961, a group of Oshawa businessman created the Canadian Automotive Museum to preserve the automotive history of Canada. Located in downtown Oshawa, over 75 vehicles dating from 1898 to 1981 are on display including Canadian automobiles and European racing and luxury cars.
OPEN: Year round except Christmas Day. Special rates and hours can be arranged for group tours – call for details!
99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa • 905-576-1222 www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com
CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK
Recognized as Canada’s Home of Motorsports, the 750 acre multi-track facility hosts just about every class of road racing including Formula 1, IndyCar, sports cars, stock cars, endurance racing, motorcycles, motocross, showroom stock, historic vintage racers, “Big Rig” trucks and karts.
OPEN: May long weekend to Thanksgiving weekend
ADMISSION: Rates and admission varies by event. See website for details.
3233 Concession Road 10, Bowmanville
905-983-9141 • 1-800-866-1072
CANLAN ICE SPORTS OSHAWA
Breakaway from boredom and unleash your inner athlete at Durham Region’s most popular sports and entertainment complex. The facility boasts two NHL sized ice surfaces, four championship caliber beach volleyball courts and Durham’s largest patio bar overlooking Lake Ontario.
1401 Phillip Murray Avenue, Oshawa
905-725-6951 • www.icesports.com
There’s always something fun happening in downtown Oshawa. From unique shopping to fine-dining, from family activities to special events, there are over 250 businesses to serve you.
OPEN: Year round
905-576-7606 • www.downtownoshawa.ca
DOWNTOWN OSHAWA MURALS
Downtown Oshawa displays various murals, painted by top Canadian artists, which help celebrate Oshawa’s history, culture, and people – from the early days of the automotive industry and its influence on the City of Oshawa, to the famous Oshawa Generals to Northern Dancer. The mural beside the Cenotaph depicts the military history of the area including the famous spy school – Camp X. This is a self-guided walking tour.
905-436-3311 • 1-800-6-OSHAWA • www.oshawa.ca
TRIBUTE COMMUNITIES CENTRE (formally known as the General Motors Centre)
As Durham Region’s premier Sports and Entertainment Facility it is the home of the Oshawa Generals (OHL) hockey team, the Durham TurfDogs Lacrosse team and the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame. Various concerts, local events and trade shows are held throughout the year. See website for detailed list of events.
99 Athol Street East, Oshawa
905-438-8811 • 1-877-436-8811
GREAT BLUE HERON CHARITY CASINO
Great games, great food, great people! Join in the action at one of the 60 thrilling casino table games, play at any of the 539 state-of-the-art slot machines or indulge in the award winning all-you-can-eat buffets at the Waters Edge Restaurant. There is something for everyone, no matter what your game!
OPEN: 24 hours, 7 days a week
21777 Island Road, Port Perry
905-985-4888 • 1-888-29-HERON
JUNGLE CAT WORLD WILDLIFE PARK
Located on 15 acres near historic Orono, just 25 minutes east of Oshawa, the park is home to a variety of rare and endangered wildlife from around the world.
OPEN: Year Round. 7 days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily feeding tour at 1:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: Adults $15, Teens/Seniors $10, Children $7.50, Children under 2 free. Group rates are available.
3667 Concession Road 6, Orono
Phone: 905-983-5016 • www.junglecatworld.com
LIVEACT DINNER THEATRE
Durham Region’s premiere entertainment destination! Dinner theatre, concerts, special events! An evening at the Dinner Theatre is a night to remember.
104 Consumers Drive, Whitby
905-668-2229 • 1-877-426-5697 • www.liveact.ca
NEB’s FunWorld is #1 for family fun in Durham Region with a huge variety of entertainment that includes bowling, rides and arcade.
OPEN: 7 days a week with rides running daily
1300 Wilson Road North, Oshawa
905-723-2631 • www.nebsfunworld.com
OCALA ORCHARDS FARM WINERY LTD.
When you visit Ocala you will discover a countryside winery housed within a turn of the century dairy barn complete with timber beams, board floors and oak doors. Ocala produces grape, orchard fruit and berry wines as well as non-alcoholic sparkling juices. Tour the winery, sample the wines or browse the Wine Boutique for interesting gift ideas.
Season: Spring to December. January to April, limited Retail Store Hours. Call for hours of operation.
971 High Point Road, Port Perry
Phone: 905-985-9924 • 1-866-985-9924
OLG SLOTS AT AJAX DOWNS
Do you like the charm of the classic reel? Prefer the flash of the video slots or electronic table games? With over 800 machines, they have the thrills you desire! And when it comes to exciting your taste buds, the Getaway Restaurant has you covered 24/7.
OPEN: Year Round, 24 hours, 7 days a week
50 Alexander’s Crossing, Ajax
905-619-2690 • 1-866-445-3939
ONTARIO REGIMENT (RCAC) MUSEUM
The museum houses the largest collection of operational tanks and military equipment in Canada. On display is the Ontario Regiment’s (RCAC) long history of service and gallantry. Also on display is the Ontario Regiment’s Ferret Club’s extensive collection of restored military vehicles, which includes a number of tanks, wheeled and tracked vehicles. Check the website for “TANK DAYS” where history comes to life.
OPEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays (noon to 4 p.m.)
from May until 11 November. Off season: by appointment. ADMISSION: Adults $5.00, Veterans/Seniors/Students $3.00, children
under 12 free. Group Tours available by appointment. $5.00 per person on Tank Days
1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa
South Field, Oshawa Municipal Airport
905-728-6199 • www.ontrmuseum.ca
Oshawa Centre is the largest shopping centre East of the GTA with over 230 fashion and lifestyle brands including Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Roots, Pandora and lululemon. The Oshawa Centre underwent a $230M redevelopment to add 60 new stores to the centre, with phase 2 of redevelopment still underway.
419 King Street West, Oshawa
905-686-6408 • www.oshawacentre.com
OSHAWA COMMUNITY MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
Located in Oshawa’s beautiful Lakeview Park, the museum depicts local history through the interpretation of three restored 19th century homes, providing a greater understanding of the lifestyles of Oshawa’s early inhabitants. Henry House portrays the lifestyle of the minister’s family from 1850 through 1890s and gives insight into Thomas Henry, an activist in the development of early Port Oshawa. Gift Shop, archives, group tours, changing displays and children’s programs are offered year round.
OPEN: Year round, hours vary.
ADMISSION: Adults $3, Children $1, Seniors $2, Family $7
1450 Simcoe Street South, Lakeview Park, Oshawa
905-436-7624 • www.oshawamuseum.org
OSHAWA LITTLE THEATRE
Oshawa Little Theatre has brought playful moments to life in Durham Region for over 60 years! Durham’s longest running community theatre presents outstanding live theatre throughout the year.
OPEN: Year Round
ADMISSION: Varies depending on event
62 Russett Avenue, Oshawa
905-723-0282 • www.oshawalittletheatre.com
OSHAWA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Located inside the General Motors Centre, the Museum displays an impressive collection of artifacts, photographs and memorabilia depicting Oshawa’s sports scene and honours the achievements of Oshawa individuals and teams who have attained prominence and distinction in sports.
OPEN: Year round, hours vary.
General Motors Centre, 99 Athol Street East, Oshawa
905-245-0360 • www.oshawasportshalloffame.com
OSHAWA VALLEY BOTANICAL GARDENS
Featuring over 300 peony varieties, hosta and lilac collections, a water feature, annual beds and the fall blooming Memory Garden, this unique garden links the parklands and natural terrain of the Oshawa Creek Trail system with the nationally-designated heritage gardens of Parkwood Estate.
OPEN: Year round, 7 days a week, dawn until dusk
155 Arena Street, Oshawa
905-436-3311 • 1-800-6-OSHAWA • www.oshawa.ca/ovbg
OSHAWA ZOO and FUN FARM
If you’re looking for a Zoo that offers a clean, rural, child friendly experience for your whole family, look no further. Featuring 45 species of tame exotic and domestic animals that feed from your hand in an interactive environment, it is situated on Oshawa’s Oak Ridge Moraine.
OPEN: May to Thanksgiving. Call ahead to confirm daily open hours.
ADMISSION: Adults $12, Seniors $10, Children $8, Family Pass $40. Season passes and group rates available.
3441 Grandview Street North, Oshawa
905-655-5236 • www.oshawazoo.ca
REGENT THEATRE AT UOIT
Restored to its former glory, the Regent Theatre in downtown Oshawa is a spectacular 600-seat lecture theatre by day and a performance venue during the evening and on weekends.
OPEN: Year Round
ADMISSION: Varies depending on event
50 King Street East, Oshawa
905-721-3399 • www.regent.uoit.ca
PARKWOOD NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE AND HERITAGE GARDEN
Historical home of R.S. McLaughlin, a pioneer in the automotive industry and founder of General Motors of Canada, it is now a national historic site. Features include the famous 55 room mansion filled with original furnishings and artwork, and a 12 acre landscaped garden with walking paths, greenhouse and gazebo. Enjoy guided tours, heritage gardens, special programs, Summer Garden Teahouse Restaurant, Greenhouse Tearoom and much more.
OPEN: Year Round, hours vary. October through May 31 open for public tours, Tuesday to Sunday from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. . Guided Tours: Adults $ 10; Seniors $ 9; Youth (14-17 yrs.) $ 8; Children (6-13 yrs.) $ 7; Family of Four (2 adults + 2 children under 13) $ 25
270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa
905-433-4311 • www.parkwoodestate.com
THE ROBERT McLAUGHLIN GALLERY
Durham Region’s largest public art gallery, the RGM holds a permanent collection of over 4000 works of art, four galleries of diverse & changing exhibitions, a significant collection of Modern and Contemporary Canadian art, including a collection of works by Painters Eleven, the Group of Seven and Douglas Coupland.
OPEN: Year Round, hours vary. Guided Tours: By reservation.
Open 7-10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month for RMG Fridays.
ADMISSION: By donation
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa
905-576-3000 • www.rmg.on.ca
TREETOP ECO-ADVENTURE PARK
Become one with nature! Kids and adults will love exploring this one-of- a-kind AERIAL tree top outdoor adventure park. Some of the features include giant Tyrolean Zip lines, suspended bridges, floating logs, ladders and platforms, Tarzan rope swings, nets and much more. New this year: Outdoor Archery Games with an awesome 50’ by 80’ Combat Archery arena to do battle in. Reservations are required.
OPEN: Year Round.
53 Snow Ridge Court, Oshawa
905-655-1113 • 1-855-655-1113