The long weekend is drawing near and what better a reason to explore the Ontario. As we celebrate our country’s 150th birthday, rather than travelling abroad, stay and surround yourself with what Canada has to offer…. like stunning Grey County, Ontario.
Grey County has a hidden booze history as a former hotbed for bootleggers during the region’s long Prohibition period. These days, winemaking thrives in this emerging wine destination near Georgian Bay.
Sometimes the best adventures and most beautiful places are just a few hours away from home. Most days, I dream about long walks on sandy beaches in the Caribbean or a day exploring the souks of Marrakech. The truth is, right here in our backyard and just a few hours away from Toronto, lies an amazing place called Grey County.
“Not like that,” says my ski instructor for the day, Jean Marc “Tazz” Charing. “You want to have your arms out here, like you’re driving a cool sports car,” he tells me, holding his hands a foot from his chest. “You don’t want to drive like an old lady in a Cadillac.”
Canadian winters can be brutally cold with lots of blowing snow and frigid wind chill. While many head for warmer climates, I much prefer to stay close to home and enjoy the fluffy white stuff. Call me crazy, but winter’s my favourite season… hence why I was psyched when Grey County Tourism asked me to come and partake in some winter activities!