a wealth of vacation rentals for a fabulous farm vacation that the
family will enjoy. Find your ranch accommodation, farmhouses and cabins
cheap holiday in a peaceful and relaxing environment. Don't forget to
buy farm fresh food from the local farm store you will find in the
areas of your choice.
Many Canadian homesteading
families have been farming for generations, but life is hard for many
of these families.
Therefore, by buying local we can support our farmers and help make
their lives a little easier.
This is a win-win situation as by buying
local we are getting a far superior product that has not taken endless
air-miles to get to our plates, nor has it sat in cold storage for
weeks on end losing valuable vitamins. What you get is non-intensively
grown, or organic fruit, vegetables
dairy products, and meat that are products of ecological agriculture.
When you book your
cottage rentals, and
finally get away on your country vacation, what will you see? Canada is
a huge country with plenty to
see and do. Make a stop at Moose Jaw
Saskatchewan. With a name like Moose Jaw, how can you go wrong? They
have great ice cream and a fun local theater company that is uniquely
Canadian. It is also an area for hunting. White tail deer, mule deer
and antelope are in abundance for the hunting season. For hunting duck
and goose, there are plenty near
sloughs and lakes south west of Moose Jaw. You can also find
sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge in the same regions.
Next stop is Climax,
which is another winner in nomenclature! It's
located in the middle of nowhere, has a population of about 180, a
diner, a general store and a post-office. Its claim to fame comes from
a television program where winners won some real estate here! And
that was the first prize! The town also features in the board game
Trivial Pursuit, which asks what features on the reverse of the town
welcome sign; the answer is: "Come again!". Tourism in the area
includes the Grasslands
35 minutes to the East, the
scenic Frenchman Valley
north and the area is a photographer's
delight with ghost towns, grain elevators, natural wonders and wildlife
You cannot visit Canada without
experiencing her majestic landscapes, but naming any one spot is not
easy, as there are so many that you could visit from your Canadian
farm. However, if one had to name a few it would be Algonquin
, Ontario's all you could want in terms of lakes, moose,
canyons, forests, beaches and more lakes. This is a prime place for
outdoor activities. If you are looking for something different, try
your hand at venturing into the interior for a canoe extravaganza! But
watch out for the bears! :)
Once you have had your
full of fresh air and pine needles, head on to St.
where you will be able to visit an amazing
cheese curd factory. If you are planning your stay on a Canadian farm
near Ottawa, Ontario or Gatineau, Quebec during winter, then you are in
for a special treat. This is the time for Winterlude
both cities celebrate winter
with ice sculptures, public skating, musical concerts etc. Usually held
over the first 3 weekends in February, your family will thoroughly
enjoy the experience, as well as eating 'Beaver Tails'
beavers! - but a delicious local pastry that is deep fried and one
associates especially with the Winterlude
You will find outlets that will enable
you to buy direct from your local farm shops, gate sales and market
details can be found here. Don't forget to try some Maple Syrup
products while you are there.
Is it time to spend some quality time
in the country with your family? Or perhaps you just need to escape
from the city for a relaxing weekend in the country. Have a look at our
Farm Holidays page where you can find accommodation for Bed and
Breakfast, Farm Stays, Self-contained cottages and country hotels.
Southern Ontario, Canada
Information for those who are planning a Canadian holiday, or
considering emigrating to this country, info about the Nature &
Wildlife of the area, the cities, small towns, and quaint villages of
the area, climate and economy.
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where you can
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