Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Shameless Self Promotion

Brian -- with help from Rebecca -- produced a new Winter Postcard to help us advertise the fact that we are open year round.

Now that the cities to the south of us don't seem to get winter anymore, being instead trapped in an eternal November -- gray, icy, slushy and dark -- people seem to forget that winter in Canada is still a season to celebrate.

The big trick to enjoying winter is that you must be able to PLAY WITH IT! Now that play can take many forms: you can ski (downhill, or on our 20 km of groomed cross country ski trails where you will see wildlife tracks, and wildlife); snowshoe, skate, throw snowballs, build a quinzy hut just for fun, craft elegant snowpeople, or snow forts and snow caves. Toboggan. Tube. Take your camera for a walk through winter wonderlands that catch the sun and transform into endless diamonds. You can simply sit by the fire, watching through the window with a cup of tea (or something stronger -- entirely your choice!) You can walk into our woods and simply listen to the silence. That in itself is a rare and treasurable commodity in our busy world now.
Close by, you can saddle up the snowmobiles and hit the well maintained trails. We make an excellent base for that activity, ensuring that you have a comfortable, spacious, warm and welcoming place to come home to after a day on the trails.
Dog sledding, sleigh rides, winter carnivals and festivals are all part of our winter.

We are blessed to have that happy combination of attitude and altitude that ensure we still enjoy winters you CAN play with.

After all, if you're trying to get the kids - or yourself - unplugged from the computers and out the door, you need a reason to be outside. Activities in the great Canadian winter would be the best thing we can think of to entice folks to get outdoors!
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  1. I agree! I used to dread winter until I realized part of my dread came from the fact that I had never learned to properly dress for it. Once I learned how to dress for the cold, I let my new Canadian friends introduce me to tobogganing and tubing. What fun!

  2. So true Kelly! It's important to dress properly for the winter conditions. That's not hard - it's easy to layer up, and the new clothes are so lightweight and comfortable, as well as warm and colourful! I've always liked the Columbia sportswear slogan -- "Get Out -- and STAY OUT!"
    Which you can do, if you're properly dressed!