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Making Memories All Year at Lakes of Wasaga #ParkbridgeLife #IFWTWA

Many of my happy childhood travel memories were set in, or around, Wasaga Beach. My Mom drove us to Wasaga Beach every year, until my brother and I were in high school. Our summers were spent making memories together in Collingwood and Wasaga. We were Three Musketeers, and we lived for those summer adventures. Now, decades later, I still treasure those times, even while building my own lasting family memories with my kids and my husband.


This past Family Day, just like the one in 2016, we packed up our skis and gear and drove to Lakes of Wasaga. Our Family Ski weekend stay at Lakes of Wasaga has become one of my favourite February traditions. Once a year we pack the skis and gear and some warm clothing and take the drive to Wasaga Beach. Parkbridge Resort chalets and cottages are the perfect spot to make family travel memories any time of year.


Located less than half an hour away from Blue Mountain, Lakes of Wasaga in Wasaga Beach has spacious chalets and cottages that are clean, safe and affordable for a weekend away, or even a week long stay. We have done both winter and summer stays at Lakes of Wasaga and love the versatility of the accommodations and the property itself. If you ski, and you want to tackle Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Parkbridge’s Lakes of Wasaga accommodations are a great option.

Hello from the chairlift

From Toronto, Lakes of Wasaga is not a long drive at all. From London on a clear winter night, you can make it in 3 1/2 hours. As we have recently done the drive to Vermont which was 9 1/2 hours on the way back, this drive was a breeze. Last year we drove to Lakes of Wasaga in a snowstorm with inappropriate tires on the Dodge Caravan. On Family Day 2016 the temperature outside read MINUS 37 Celsius! But even then we had no issues warming up and making memories because Lakes of Wasaga chalets are fully heated. Many units have beautiful built in fireplaces.


Another one of my favourite things about Lakes of Wasaga is that every unit we have ever stayed in has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, fridge and dishwasher too. Let’s facer it skiing can be expensive but I love to find ways to save. This is one of those ways. We bring food for lunches and pack a lunch for the day in Collingwood. We also bring the energy bars from home and at least one dinner to cook in the chalet or cottage.


Two years in a row now we have enjoyed a winter weekend ski getaway at Lakes of Wasaga. There’s a lot to do in the area all year round from cross country skiing to downhill skiing and of course in summer there’s the beach. This year Lakes of Wasaga was bustling for the holiday weekend. Many units were full and there were clearly dozens of other families making memories of their own. The Family Day weekend weather this year was dramatically different than last and strangely warm for this time of year. No wonder so many families opted to visit the area.

Parkbridge Resort’s Lakes of Wasaga is located within a quick drive of multiple restaurants. There is a Walmart nearby if you forget anything at home or need something while there.


Parkbridge Resorts Lakes of Wasaga Amenities

The resort itself has several swimming pools, one of which is indoors, so that you can swim all year round. In the summer, there are dozens of scheduled events for your family, from corn roasts to movie nights. In the winter the various options at Lakes of Wasaga mean you could schedule a cozy romantic getaway for just the two of you, or a full scale extended family weekend, sleeping up to eight people comfortably. This Ontario resort can be whatever you want it to be. Parkbridge’s unique land lease and RV homes also mean that you can make this lifestyle an affordable longterm commitment.

In Ontario Parkbridge operates 21 resort properties. There are 9 in the Kawarthas, 5 in Georgian Bay and 7 in Southern Ontario Region.

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Parkbridge Resorts are a great option for affordable family travel in Ontario. We were guests of Parkbridge Resorts Lakes of Wasaga for the weekend. My opinion is all my own and it is 100 % truthful. 

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.