Last Minute Family Day Adventures!
Family Day is on Monday and everyone has been looking forward to it since January 2nd when we all had to go back to work after winter break. Lots of people use the extra day to relax at home and stay away from the freezing winter winds but if you are feeling more adventurous we have compiled a list of four amazing last minute adventures for you and your family.
Ontario Family Fishing Event
Fishing in Ontario requires a license if you are over 18 but from February 17-19 everyone, regardless of age or license will be allowed to legally fish in Ontario. The reason for the laws is to prevent overfishing which could affect the lakes population and its ecosystem.
While these laws serve a very important purpose they also restrict people who have never been fishing before from trying something new.
The Family Fishing Event is a fantastic way for men and women to get out on a frozen lake trying to catch some fish. All conservation limits will still apply except for the licensing section. The Ontario fishing laws can be found here.
An excellent beginner lake for people new to the sport would be Lake Scugog. A fair sized lake located just an hour out of the city on the shores of Port Perry.
Fit all your gear with a pickup truck rental from Advantage. Our F150s are perfect for hauling fishing gear and families!
The Horseshoe Resort
Located an hour north of Toronto in Barrie, the Horseshoe Resort is a spectacular all seasons getaway with golf in the summer and skiing and snow tubing in the winter. In fact, the snow tubing hill is the longest in Ontario. The hill has 5 huge chutes and a “magic carpet” that will take you right back to the top of the hill.
The resort also has a full spa, so mum and dad can relax while the kids are out on the hill. The spa offers many different relaxation packages including facials, massages, hot stones and hand and feet treatments.
Renting a car from Advantage and heading up to Barrie would make a great surprise for your spouse especially since Valentine’s Day just passed. It would make an excellent to show your love just a little bit more!
Auroras Arctic Adventure
Looking for an adventure closer to home? Auroras Arctic Adventure is an annual event that takes place every Family Day and has something for kids of all ages! The Event is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and features live entertainment and so much more.
Located at Aurora Town Park featured events are all free and include outdoor skating, mini ice fishing, body zorbs, and inflatables. The live entertainment includes local bands, a wildlife show with baby foxes and snowy owls. A winter festival wouldn’t be complete with a chainsaw competition where professional ice sculptors compete to make the best statues out of ice!
For an event like this, we at advantage recommend a compact car like a Mazda 3 or a Ford Focus. A compact car costs less to rent and will save you money on fuel! Aurora is just a quick drive up the 400 or 404. And totally worth the tip for this amazing event.
Wasaga Beach is known as a summer destination, after all, it is North America’s largest freshwater beach. Not many people that Wasaga Beach is an excellent winter vacation spot as well. Hotel prices are down, tourists are gone for the season and beautiful scenery is abundant.
Snowman Mania starts on the 16th and continues on until the 19th. Events include an incredible fireworks display on Friday night. Throughout the weekend you can find wrestling matches, a chili cook-off, a 4-on-4 hockey tournament and for the brave of heart a polar plunge.
For your trip to Wasaga, a Jeep Wrangler will get you through any weather conditions and the satellite radio will have you grooving along to your favourite tunes or laughing along with famous comedians the entire drive.
Advantage wants to wish everyone a Happy Family Day and would like to remind everyone that we are closed Monday the 19th. Be sure to check out our different location for the closest Advantage Car and Truck Rentals to you.