Rodeway Inn Champlain Waterfront
2 Front Street N.
Orillia, ON L3V 4R5
Phone: (705) 325-0770
Fax: (705) 325-0583
2 Front Street N., Orillia, ON, CA, L3V 4R5
- Phone: (705) 325-0770
- Fax: (705) 325-0583
Arts & Museums
Established in 1914, the MacLaren Art Centre has been named in honor of Maurice MacLaren. Home to a lot of significant Canadian artwork, the center also permanently houses Rodin's The Thinker. Guided and group tours of the facility are available on a regular basis. Art classes are also conducted by the center for children and adults alike.
The Bethune Memorial House is a historic structure that honors the life and work of Dr. Henry Norman Bethune. Built in 1880 to serve the Knox Presbyterian Church, this house was later used as a residence by Dr. Bethune. It is now open to public for viewing and exploring. A guided tour of this home will acquaint you with the great achievements and life of Dr. Bethune. The house, owing to its rich past was designated as the National Historic Site of Canada.
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is a living museum that exhibits the first European settlement in Ontario. It was the home of the French Jesuit missionaries who worked among the Wendat people. It had a church, barracks, a sheltered area and a workshop. Today, one can tour the area and participate in interactive programs that underline the interaction between the two communities.
Established in 1947, the Huronia Museum displays the artifacts belonging to native history. The museum features a replica of Huron/Ouendat village, which is the center of attraction of this museum. Home to more than one million artifacts, the museum displays artworks by renowned artists like William J. Wood, Homer Watson and David Milne. Guided and group tours of the museum remain available to the public.
The Bala's Museum is a beautiful historic museum that is home to artifacts from the Muskoka region as well those relating to L.M. Montgomery's life. The museum has period furniture and a magnificent architecture. A guided tour around the facility would make you aware of the life and works of the great author Montgomery. While you are here just sip some tea in the verandah or show your cooking skills in the 1920's kitchen. A variety of events conducted by the museum will keep you engaged and entertained on your visit.
Nestled amidst a landscaped garden and sporting a facade that looks like a wedding cake, Sharon Temple is a historic building that was built in 1831 by Quaker, a schismatic. This place reflects the ideals of the builders, the Children of Peace who were early Canadian settlers. This venue can be used for hosting ceremonies, weddings, engagements and other diverse range of events. Next to Sharon Temple, a Temperance hall offers banquet facilities and can accommodate about 96 people. To know more about this place, please check the website.
Hillary House and Koffler Museum of Medicine is a Gothic Revival structure that was the home of four doctors. It features a medical collection and comes under the purview of Aurora Historical Society; it is open for public tours.
Opened in 2007, the Youngtown Rock N Roll Museum is a homage to Canadian rock legend Neil Young and the musical eras from the 1950s to 1970s. From impressive memorabilia such as signed guitars, albums and other rare heirlooms, this two-level, wood framed building is a must stop for every rock and roll fan. It also has wonderful exhibits of the Beatles including John Lennon's clothing, Johnny Cash’s leather vest, Bob Dylan's harmonica and more. All the seven rooms are stacked with musical memories of rock icons that offer a glimpse into these musicians lives and brightens up a rock and roll enthusiast.
The local historical museum, called the King Township Museum was formerly referred to as the Kinghorn Museum. This museum site features heritage landmarks like King Railway Station and King Christian Church. Apart from preserving cultural and historical heritage, this museum also hosts events and camps on a regular basis. Check website for details.