Recreation Programs

Hanging out in your room all day is boring. Come out and join us for some fun, instead!

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Related features at Viamede:

Mount Julian

1885 Restaurant


Things to Do

In the summer, people come here because there is lots do do (see our summer programming here, and our summer kids’ programming here).

In the winter, people come because there is nothing to do.


Picture a cozy fireplace, stunning views over a frozen lake, and a creamy cappuccino in hand. You can dive into your favourite page-turner, watch the birds forage in snow drifts, or challenge your travel partner to a game of travel.

Board games, books and movies: we have a small library of games, books and movies, waiting for you to use. Unlike most libraries, you don’t have to sign them out.

1885: our cozy winter hub, breakfast hall, and restaurant. Self-serve coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks are available all day here. You can curl up on a sofa or play a game of table tennis or darts – 1885 is a lounge for relaxing and reconnecting.

Hiking trails: our 9 km of hiking trails are your path to wildlife – deer, birds and hares are often spotted here. The snow can be deep, so consider borrowing a pair of our snowshoes to really enjoy it. If you’d rather have someone show you the way, we do a guided hike on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 am.

Snowshoes, skates and skis: Our collection of snowshoes and skis are available first come, first served. Just like our library, there are no sign-outs, all we ask is that you bring them back when you’re done. If you plan on skating, please check ice conditions with the front desk first.

Indoor pool and fitness centre: While we highly recommend taking some time to be lazy while you’re here, if you really want to get moving, our fitness centre has a selection of free weights, weight machines, treadmills and elliptical machines. Our indoor pool features a swim-out heated outdoor portion, sauna and steamroom.

Wine tasting: Every Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm, we host a drinks tasting. It could be wine, scotch, beer or liquor, but it is always delicious and interesting.

Be a tourist: the Kawarthas region has a wealth of cultural experiences waiting for you to explore. Ask us for our favourite suggestions.

Fill your belly: a trip to Viamede is not complete without a special locavore meal. Whether you explore fine food that reflects our pioneer roots at Mount Julian, or enjoy a classically casual dinner at 1885, you’re in for an incredible experience.

Recreation schedule: you didn’t think we’d have nothing at all going on this time of year, did you? Nah, we’ve got a winter recreation schedule too:

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.