First Steps of a New Culinary Journey

January 8th, 2017

Chef Kevin McKenna has decided to venture out, launching a project of his own. We are proud of the great work we have accomplished together at Viamede Resort and wish him all the best.

In the interim we welcome Jay Nutt as Executive Chef. Jay is a long-standing friend of the resort and the recently retired chef and former owner of Nuttshell Next Door Café. Jay has cooked in hotels and resorts across Canada, focusing on local foods and building community partnerships. […]

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

December 21st, 2016

It’s been another fantastic year here and the memories just wouldn’t be the same without all of you in them! From hitting the trails, to walking the golden retrievers, and opening the doors to our brand new pool, this has been a year to remember. Cheers to you and yours!

Oh to be a Golden!

December 16th, 2016

Sometimes Tobi’s ears turn off. Enjoy this snippet of our big day out after a huge storm. It reminds us to take joy in the simple pleasures. Bring on the snow!

Viamede Talks: Peking Duck for the Holidays

December 7th, 2016

Chef Kevin McKenna shows how we prepare delicious Peking Duck for a holiday party at Viamede Resort.

Viamede Talks – Unoaked Chardonnay

October 22nd, 2016

In this video, Ben Samann introduces a Prince Edward County delight. The pairings at Mount Julian are always artfully selected – take a peek and see what you can learn.

Viamede Talks – Gouda Consommé

October 14th, 2016

Riley Wanke, from one of Canada’s Top Restaurants, visits Viamede. In this video, he and Chef McKenna give us a behind-the-scenes look at the first course on the menu. So excited to have this creative collaboration at Mount Julian!


Garden Time!

June 13th, 2016

Spring has sprung its wings, and summer is almost here. The wild leeks are gone for another year, unless you have pickled them and made pesto to go into your Boathouse coleslaw to be enjoyed all year. Spruce tips are preserved, cattail hearts jarred, garlic mustard frozen and now (better late than never) planting.

Earlier this week Jarrod Craig, our groundskeeper, and myself had a meeting with the Resort General Manager Ben Samann regarding putting in a new 70ft garden to […]

The Leeks are coming!

April 15th, 2016

By Chef Kevin

The unmistakable smell of Spring! A sign that Mother Nature is ready to wake up from her winter slumber. The first of the season’s Wild Leeks are here. This morning my Pastry Chef Dylan Smith and I went for a quick hike around beautiful Stony Lake near Viamede Resort in search of the illustrious wild green. It also happens to be my favourite ingredient by far of any item I may bring into our Kitchen and I put […]

The Trees Are Tapped

March 9th, 2016

The sap is running here at Viamede and that means spring is just around the corner.  Today our On-site Farmer Jarrod and Chef Kevin McKenna started our annual maple syrup production by heading out and tapping our trees.  From the early signs, it looks like we will have a fantastic season.

The syrup we produce here at Viamede is used throughout the year in Chef McKenna’s local forest inspired menus as well as with recreation programming for our guests.  This March […]

Restaurants in the News

January 18th, 2016

Recently, there has been considerable controversy about a restaurant in Toronto in hot water over mislabelling ingredients – fresh squeezed orange juice from a big brand bottle, organic granola from a box of Quaker Oats, and similar.

This is sad, and unfortunately, will have repercussions for restaurants that really do try to serve the best ingredients. Many guests will need to spend more time researching the restaurant and it’s philosophy, and in many cases, reputable chefs will need to spend more […]

Effective December 4, 2015

We at Viamede Resort value the privacy of all our guests and friends. That’s why in addition to a lock on the door of each guestroom, we have detailed how we use any information we receive.

Oh—and before we go any further—we’ll just let everyone know right off the bat that we comply with current Canadian privacy legislation.

1) What kind of information do we collect?

There are two different types of information that we collect: personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-Personal Information”).

This might sounds complicated but it’s fairly straightforward.

Personal Information

We are a resort and people come visit, book rooms, and enjoy gourmet local food all of the time. As a result of these exchanges, we end up collecting some personal information—which is usually voluntarily given—that includes things like:

We take this information very seriously and only use it to facilitate your stay with us and to keep you in the loop should you wish.

Non-Personal Information

Through your interactions with us, our website and analytics platforms, and through our advertising partners, we may collect information that cannot be used to identify who you are. This type of information that may be collected are things like:

2) How do we collect information?

We collect this information in a few different ways.

When you provide us with information in making a purchase.
Fairly straightforward. You book a room, we receive personal information.

When you sign up to our e-mail list.
If you sign up to receive updates, we end up with a bit of your personal information. With your permission, we send you special information and you can decide to opt out at any point.

When you communicate with us.
When you reach out by e-mail, social media or by hand delivered letter, we may keep those for our records.

Information we automatically collect.
Like most websites, our services may incorporate fancy things like “pixel tags” and “cookies” which allow us to track actions and serve you information about our products and services. All of these collect Non-Personal Information.

3) How is the information used?

Personal Information could be used to:

4) What about Non-Personal Information?

From time to time, we use third-party advertising companies to serve you ads when you visit our website. They may use Non-Personal Information about your visits to this and other websites to provide ads about goods and services that are of interest to you. If you would like more information about this wizardry or to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies you can look here.

5) What else?

We want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and that your information is protected. Personal Information will only be used or shared when necessary and we would never sell you out by giving your information to third parties without good reason.

Unsurprisingly, we reserve the right to update our privacy policy at any time. When that happens, we will update the effective date at the top of this page so that you know.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. We hope to see you around soon.