Summer Fun Guide

Summer Fun Guide

April 26, 2011 10:26 ET

New www.SummerFunGuide.ca Will Shine Some Light on What You Can Do in Ontario!

Website Makes it Easy to Plan Your Weekend and Holiday Visits in Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) - If the recent spring weather is beckoning you to get out of your winter hibernation and do something, now there's a new tool available for planning leisure time, weekend trips and summer holidays in Ontario --- www.SummerFunGuide.ca. The only comprehensive online directory of year round events, attractions, hotels, resorts and activities in Ontario, the website re-launched this week with easier-to-use interactive features and search tools, a fresher look and more listings than ever before.

"SummerFunGuide.ca is the only resource you need for planning how to spend your leisure time in Ontario," says co-founder Elisa Palter." Whether you're looking for something to do with your family, your girlfriends, your buddies, your honey, or by yourself, www.SummerFunGuide.ca will help you find just what you want to do this weekend, next week or this summer."

The website is the only resource to list thousands of events, attractions, resorts, hotels and activities in Ontario. With the more than 90 per cent of Ontario residents who don't own a cottage wondering "what are we going to do this weekend?" and more than six million visitors to Ontario each year looking for something to do and someplace to stay, Ms. Palter and her partner, Shari Wert, thought it was the perfect time to update the small website they originally launched six years ago.

"We continuously research to find out what is happening so that users of the site can plan the perfect outing or vacation," says Ms. Wert. "With 75 per cent of travellers using the internet to research or book travel, we knew an enhanced, more detailed website would meet the needs of many people looking for something to do in Ontario. www.SummerFunGuide.ca lets users create an itinerary personalized just for their adventure, with their destinations and favourite way of getting there all listed. Each week we will be featuring the most up-to-date and hot happenings in our '7 things to do this week' section and our free newsletter will keep everyone posted about what's coming up. And we want to hear from our site users about their favourite places, so we're launching a weekly 'Your Favourite Place" contest. Share your favourite places to visit with everyone else, whether it's an attraction, an event or a hotel or resort and not only could you win a fabulous prize, but maybe your testimonial about your favourite place will help it become someone else's too! All the details are online at www.SummerFunGuide.ca."

Summer Fun Guide first launched in 2005 as a print and online directory as a spin-off of Canada's most successful family resource directory, Help! We've Got Kids, which Palter and Wert launched in 1994 and later sold.

"SummerFunGuide.ca enables and encourages people to be tourists in their own city and to explore an area of Ontario that they have never been to before," says Palter. "There's so much to do right here in Ontario, but it isn't always easy to come up with interesting ideas on your own, whether you're looking for something to do this weekend or this summer. The guide is designed to help people find just the right thing to do and place to stay, whatever the group you are with."

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