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Though this post is geared toward residents of southeastern Ontario, most, if not all of these activities can be done all over the province. The Victoria Day long weekend or May 2-4 as it is often called is upon us. Here are some fun things to keep you busy throughout the weekend.

Outdoor Activities

  • Fore! Yes, golfing. Many or most of the courses are now open for the golf enthusiasts to start their spring golfing. From Kingston to Corbyville, there is a course for you. Book your tee time ahead, the courses will be busy.
  • Camping. Ontario is a province of campers, from those who like it rugged and pack a tent to those who fill up the RV and head out with friends and family. Reservations may be hard to get at some places as campers can book ahead as much as a year. Call around and see what’s available. Hope for great weather!
  • Boating. From kayaks to canoes to speed boats, the water will be warming up so take to the rivers and lakes in your area. Fishing season also opens the second week of May so what better time to combine your outdoor activities. Remember you must hold a valid Outdoors Card.


  • Ghost Walk. Haunted Walls of Kingston is an informative and bone-chilling walk through the city’s historic streets. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to be spooked!
  • Museums. The province is full of museums of all types, many showing the history of the province as well as the area in which you live. For a museum/tour try Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg.

Don’t let your long weekend go to waste. Even if you can’t get out and about or must spend the weekend indoors, plan on a picnic lunch in your back yard or even in your living room! Many of the historic sites or museums in Ontario can also be visited online. To read about more May long weekend activities, click here.