Are you looking for the perfect family getaway this summer? Look no further than Ontario for all your vacation needs.
With many stunning resorts and plenty of family-friendly activities, you’re sure to have a vacation that everyone in the family will love and enjoy.
Join me as I explore some of my favorite Ontario family resorts and uncover why they are some of the best places to stay in Canada.
Billie Bear Resort Ontario
Located in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada, Billie Bear Resort offers families a chance to relax and unwind in comfort and style which is why it makes my list.
This luxury family resort is nestled on 450 beautiful acres of private wilderness landscape on the shores of Peninsula Lake.
Families can choose from a variety of accommodation options, ranging from luxurious standalone cottages with their own sandy beach to fully furnished lakeshore villas.
On-site amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, mini golf course, outdoor playground, tennis courts and more. Guests can also enjoy year-round camping or romantic getaways in secluded wooded sites and cozy glamping tents.
Off-site activities maintain the true flavour of wilderness adventures while providing families with plenty to do.
We recommend taking a short drive up to Algonquin Provincial Park to explore its majestic landscapes, hit the nearby ski and snowboarding hills for breathtaking views and exhilarating slopes in winter or head out fishing for large and smallmouth bass on Peninsula Lake any time of the year.
At Billie Bear Resort you will find something for everyone. From fine dining experiences at on-site restaurants designed with families in mind, to inventive kids’ activities such as arts and crafts workshops and guided historical tours of nearby landmarks – Billie Bear Resort offers lasting memories suitable for all ages.
Ontario Deerhurst Resort
Deerhurst Resort in Ontario is a popular all-season family resort with something for everyone so it comes highly recommended by us.
Located on scenic Peninsula Lake, it is just two hours north of Toronto and offers a wide range of amenities and activities for children and adults of all ages.
Whether you seek a cultural or outdoor adventure, you will find it here. When you visit the resort, includes regular guest rooms as well as larger lakeside suites.
The range of activities at Deerhurst Resort are diverse and plentiful.
Onsite facilities include swimming pools, sports courts, restaurants, an amphitheatre hosted by comedians and live entertainers from all over the world, and miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing in winter or hiking and mountain biking in summer.
Additional outdoor adventures include fishing and boating on beautiful Peninsula Lake or canoeing along nearby rivers.
Deerhurst Resort also offers plenty of entertainment options around its luxurious property with plenty to do indoors too; both recreation centres are stocked with arcade games, indoor heated pools, ping pong tables and bowling alley lanes that offer hours of family fun.
There are also tennis courts known as ‘the Playground’ plus an escape room game that is really popular among guests seeking mental challenges after their physical activities outdoors.
For relaxation there are few places better than The Spa at Deerhurst which provides massage treatments while imparting the tranquility found only on a Muskoka retreat like this one.
Severn Lodge Ontario
Severn Lodge is a family-friendly resort located in the heart of Ontario on the Severn River System.
Just a short drive from Toronto, it’s the perfect destination for families looking for relaxation and adventure.
The lodge offers an enormous variety of recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding, boating and more – with something for everyone in the family.
The property features comfortable accommodations that are nestled along a tree-lined shore with breathtaking views of nature’s beauty.
You can enjoy a delicious meal in their restaurant overlooking sparkling Lake Couchiching or sip on your favorite beverage in the cozy lounge.
Everyone can find something to enjoy at Severn Lodge – whether swimming off the sandy beach or sunbathing on one of their sprawling decks.
And don’t forget to take advantage of the resort’s romantic couples packages, like their spa retreats or sunset riverside dining experience.
Whatever type of getaway you have in mind, Severn Lodge has all the ingredients you need to make it special. With its warm hospitality and amenities tailored to meet all your vacation needs, Severn Lodge will create memories that will last a lifetime.
Glen House Resort Ontario
Glen House Resort is a family-friendly A-frame resort located in Muskoka, Ontario.
Nestled on 80 acres of lush forests, rolling hills and crystal clear lakes, the resort offers something for everyone.
The main lodge features over a dozen comfortable guest rooms, including family suites for larger groups. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, activity center, lakeside cabins and full spa and fitness center.
Activities range from kayaking, fishing, hiking and biking to ziplining through the hemlock trees. In addition to recreational activities, Glen House Resort offers several corporate packages complete with catering and live music as well as wedding amenities in their picturesque onsite garden chapel.
Whether you’re looking for a place to relax with your family or an exciting venue for your next corporate event – Glen House Resort has it all.
Hidden Valley Resort Ontario
Hidden Valley Resort Ontario is a premier family resort located in the town of Huntsville, Ontario.
The resort offers lodging, dining and entertainment facilities, as well as a ski hill, spa and on-site shopping. In addition to the outstanding amenities, guests can enjoy the beautiful Trans-Canada Trail which runs through the nearby forest.
Hidden Valley Resort is a four-season resort and offers something for everyone. In winter months, visitors can ski on expertly groomed trails or take advantage of their snow tubing facility for young and old alike.
In summer months, families can soak up the sun by the outdoor pool or take part in fun activities such as mini golf, beach volleyball and horseshoes. The full service spa provides an opportunity to relax after a day spent exploring all that Hidden Valley has to offer.
Dining options include both casual and fine dining outlets ranging from breakfast buffets to gourmet dinners with an emphasis on locally sourced cuisine.
There are also an array of different accommodation options such as cozy cottages or rustic campgrounds.
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel Ontario
Located in the heart of Canada’s Niagara Falls, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Centre is one of the top family resorts in Ontario.
With a variety of fun and exciting family-friendly activities, this resort is perfect for spending your family vacation.
The splendid view from the vantage point overlooking Horseshoe and American Falls offers breathtaking beauty and convenient access to nearby attractions.
Explore the cities vibrant streets lined with historic buildings, trendy restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.
For a memorable family getaway experience look no further than Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Centre.
With their array of amenities such as multiple on-site restaurants and bars, a full service spa and fitness center plus the options to face the beautiful outdoors with Zen Gardens or take a ride on Canada’s largest outdoor whirlpool you won’t be left wanting more.
Enjoy your own private balcony with breathtaking views or relax in their sprawling indoor heated pool area that features two hot tubs surrounded by Greco Roman architecture perfect for all ages to enjoy.
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Centre provides elegance at every turn from their luxurious 285 guest rooms featuring stunning views to beautifully appointed conference areas ideal for corporate events.
Every detail has been carefully taken care of here at this top family resort in Ontario leaving nothing for guests to do but sit back, relax and take it all in.
Fern Resort Ontario
Fern Resort is one of the top family resorts in Ontario, offering a variety of different accommodations to suit the needs and preferences of all guests.
Located just two hours north of Toronto, this luxurious facility is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes that offer peace and serenity. Whether you’re looking for a family vacation, romantic getaway, or group trip with friends, Fern Resort has something for everyone.
Guests at Fern Resort can choose from a variety of accommodation options including deluxe suites, lake view rooms, lodges and cottages.
All rooms are equipped with all the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay such as HDTVs, fireplaces, mini-bars and bathrooms with spa-inspired showers.
Fern Resort offers a wide range of activities and amenities to enjoy during your stay – including:
- Swimming pools
- Tennis and beach volleyball courts
- Movie theatre nights for the kids
- An 18-hole golf course
- 2 marinas with 27 miles of shoreline for fishing or boating adventures
There’s also plenty for adults to enjoy such as fine dining in The Boathouse Restaurant or sipping cocktails at the Lofts Lounge & Grill or Summer Shack Café & Bar.
The vibrant city of Orillia is also just minutes away from Fern Resort where there are plenty more attractions to explore such as parks & gardens, art galleries & museums and even Casino Rama if you feel like trying your luck.
Bayview Wildwood Resort Ontario
Bayview Wildwood Resort is a perfect family getaway located on Sparrow Lake in the Muskoka region of Ontario. With over 70 acres of pristine wilderness, this lakeside resort will give you plenty of opportunities to relax and rejuvenate.
The resort offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy, including water sports and beach gaming, tennis courts and volleyball nets, a nine hole executive golf course, and biking trails.
At Bayview Wildwood Resort you will have access to the north shore beach area with sun decks, playgrounds, picnic areas, boat docks & fuel sales.
There are two outdoor heated swimming pools and a private natural sandy cove for swimming activities. The south shore provides an array of activities including canoeing/ kayaking rentals complete with life vests. In addition to all the recreational facilities provided by the resort there are many private instructors or tours available for diversified activities such as:
- Sailing lessons
- Guided hikes into Algonquin Park or George Lake Provincial Park.
For dining options guests may enjoy meals in the excellent restaurant at Bayview Wildwood Resort offering three meals per day.
Other amenities include multiple conference centres, spa services and fitness centre which make it ideal for business meetings or special occasions as well as family vacations on any given weekend throughout the year.
White Oaks Resort and Spa Ontario
White Oaks Resort and Spa, located in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario is the ideal destination for a family vacation.
Home to a serene spa and featuring spacious guest rooms with stunning views of the nearby vineyards and lake, White Oaks Resort and Spa provides the perfect combination of relaxation and fun.
With amenities such as complimentary WiFi, an indoor saltwater pool, a bowling alley, private beach access titles with waterfront cabanas, play stations for kids, four dining experiences plus so much more.
The resort property also features a full range of activities which include:
- Biking on protected trails along the vineyards or paths around Niagara-on-the-Lake;
- Two golf courses – Legends Golf course which is a challenging 18 hole award winning course overlooking Lake Ontario and Legends On The Niagara Links course featuring 12 Seijaku practice holes plus traditional golfing at its best;
- Wine tasting at local vineyards;
- Paddle boats down the Niagara River;
- Rock climbing adventures;
- Fishing at nearby docks or offs shore boat excursions;
- Seasonal favourites such as skating rinks along Lake Eries shoreline or apple picking during autumn harvests in nearby orchards.
At White Oaks Resort and spa Ontario your entire family will benefit from all that this area offers by enjoying days full of adventure.
It comes highly recommended.
Cobble Beach Ontario
Cobble Beach Ontario is an extraordinary family resort located in the towns of Kemble and Georgian Bluffs.
The resort is set atop 800 acres of lush green hills and pristine lakefront shoreline on Georgian Bay, and combines breathtaking views, endless outdoor recreation, spa services, resort amenities and a staggering selection of dining options to deliver an unforgettable family vacation experience.
Guests have the ability to take advantage of all that Cobble Beach has to offer, from golfing and kayaking on the bay during the spring, summer and fall months to snowmobiling or ice fishing in winter.
Guests have access to popular amenities such as tennis courts and a waterfront pool seasonally, plus a kids’ centre for activities like mini golf and woodworking camps. Not to mention the top-of-the-line spa services like massages, manicures and facials that allow parents to settle in for some much needed relaxation after taking their kids out on the water all day.
And with dozens of exceptional restaurants within walking distance from your guest villa or suite (including two with spectacular views right on site), you’re always guaranteed gourmet meals with plenty of variety.
After dinner hour wraps up it’s time to enjoy one of Cobble Beach’s famed campfires – perfect for s’mores or just some classic ghost stories around the firelight.
With no shortage of activities full of fun and adventure at every turn, Cobble Beach guarantees lasting memories that your family will be sure to cherish forever.