Top 5 Reasons to Stay in a Yurt This Summer

Looking for something different to do this summer? Yurts offer a great opportunity for the perfect ‘glamping’ adventure. For those that are used to camp tenting, Yurts allow the opportunity to step it up a notch and try out a more comfortable style of camping.
For those that are used to staying in a cabin or cottage Yurts offer a unique opportunity to try out a more rustic experience, but still remain well-sheltered and comfortable.

Why try a Yurt? Here’s why we think you should:

Yurts are affordable

Yurts are generally much cheaper than hotel rooms and rental cabins. For as little as $100 a night, you can rent a six- person yurt at Wasaga Pines Resort in beautiful Wasaga Beach, Ontario. These comfortable Yurts are equipped with beds, a refrigerator and BBQ for ample summertime glamping enjoyment.


Yurts connect you with nature

Although sleeping under the stars can be nice, there are times when it is more enjoyable to have a roof over your head. Yurts provide the perfect link between open air camping and staying in a cabin. You get all the benefits of a solid roof above you, but the thin walls allow you to hear wildlife and feel outdoorsy. Yurts at Wasaga Pines have a large skylight in the roof to let the sun in by day and make stargazing possible by night.


Enjoy the Glamping Lifestyle

With the Wasaga Pines Yurts you get to experience refined camping, also known as “glamping.” With laminate hardwood floors, spacious beds, a fridge, storage space and a BBQ you’ve got all of the creature comforts of home and still get to experience the camping lifestyle complete with fire-pit and natural surroundings.

Yurts bring people together

Hotel rooms, cabins, and tents often have a way of segmenting groups. With a spacious Yurt, an entire family can comfortably stay together. Being in the same room encourages group games and storytelling, two things that are increasingly endangered in our technological world.

At Wasaga Pines in addition to spending time with family, the resort community provides family friendly activities such as BBQ’s, dances, and other social events to enjoy.

Have a big family or a large group of friends? Wasaga Pines Yurts are side by side, and in total could accommodate a group of up to 18.

Exploration Made Easy

Being surrounded by nature, and in a new setting you’ll want nothing more than to explore the area. Wasaga Pines Yurts are located in the perfect spot – allowing for easy, and ample exploration.

Located just minutes from the largest freshwater beach it’s easy to soak up the sun lakeside followed by a campfire, then tuck yourself into your cozy Yurt for the night.

Other area daytrip exploration could include visiting the town of Wasaga Beach, a nature hike, kayaking, golfing, mini-putt, enjoying local restaurants, ice-cream shops or even visiting the town of Collingwood – just a short 30 minute scenic drive away!

For more information or to book your Yurt stay today visit us at www.parkbridge.com/wasagapines

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2017 Twitter Party

PARKBRIDGE LIFESTYLE COMMUNITIES TWITTER PARTY RULES

Eligibility

No purchase necessary. This contest is organized by Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities (Parkbridge) and LinkedMoms and is open to all Parkbridge Lifestyle Community Residents aged 18 and older. Winner must be a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec). The contest excludes employees, representatives, agents, directors and officers of Parkbridge, and members of their families and the people with whom they are domiciled.

 

To Participate

To participate, you must follow @ParkbridgeLife and @LinkedMoms twitter handles. You must also answer a mathematical skill-testing question. (10 X 5) + (6 -3) = ? The contest begins on April 26th at 8 p.m. EST and ends on April 27th, 9 p.m. EST. By participating in the Twitter party and entering you agree that you have read and understood these Contest Rules.

 

Prizes

Four (4) prizes consisting of a 3 Night stay at a Parkbridge Lifestyle Community Resort – in this case Lakes of Wasaga(approximate value – $1,100) and 3 gift card prizes - $50 (Canadian Visa Gift Card) $50 (Canadian Visa Gift Card) and a $50 (Canadian Visa Gift Card) will be awarded to winners. The prize must be accepted as awarded or forfeited and cannot be redeemed for credit.

 

The resort stay must be utilized by October 1st, 2017 and will be at a Parkbridge Lifestyle Community Resort called Lakes of Wasaga. Transportation and meals are not included, the stay cannot be exchanged for cash value and is non-transferable.

 

Winners will be contacted by direct message by Parkbridge no later than April 27th, 2017. If Parkbridge cannot get a hold of the winner within 7 days all of their rights and prizes are no longer valid.

Failure to comply with one or more of the conditions listed above or any other conditions specified in these rules, the selected entrant will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited. In such a case, Parkbridge may, in its sole discretion cancel the prize or make a new selection until an entrant is selected and declared winner of the prize.

 

General Conditions

This contest is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) only and is subject to applicable Canadian laws. Parkbridge is not responsible for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions that may limit or interfere with a participant’s ability to take part in the contest. Parkbridge reserves the right to cancel or modify the contest if fraud or technical failure threatens to destroy the integrity of the contest.

 

The contest is void in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws and all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal force in Canada.

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A Wintery Vacation in Whistler, British Columbia

For the true outdoors lover, and for the those who love to ski and snowboard in Whistler, Parkbridge Resorts offers a unique vacation destination called Riverside Resort in Whistler. Surround yourself by the true nature and beauty of Whistler, British Columbia at this year-round Camping & RV Resort.

Whether you are camping in your RV, or you plan on renting a Cabin or Yurt, Riverside Resorts accommodations provide great comfort for you, your friends or your family.


Unique Yurts

Although they're growing in popularity, but still uncommon; Riverside Resort offers insulated Yurt Rentals. With a surprising amount of living space, and tucked away where all you see is the surrounding mountains and breathtaking wilderness, these Yurts come equipped with bunk beds, a futon, dining table and chairs, electricity, and heating. Nearby are all of the creature comforts you would expect when camping - water, shower facilities, and the resorts lodge. 

These Yurts offer all of the qualities of camping, without the hassle. And, being so close to Whistler, there couldn't be a more original accommodation to enjoy during a ski trip, or a wintery family escape. 

Featured on Hello BC's website as a top Unique Accommodations at BC Ski Resorts, there is a reason  these unique Yurts draw so much attention!

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Cabin Rentals

 

For those looking for a bit more comfort, or more room for friends or family - Riverside Whistler Camping & RV Resort offers fully equipped cabin rentals.

With a large common living area including a large sofa, ottoman, tv and dining table for entertainment, along with two bedrooms (one queen size bed and a two double beds), full size washroom with showers, and a compact kitchen - a winter vacation while truly enjoying the outdoors has never been so great! The cabins allow you to be surrounded by the mountains and fresh Whistler air, and provide some quiet serenity away from all of the rushing and traffic of daily life, while still keeping those creature comforts nearby.

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“A Family Getaway to Melody Bay Resort: Where Memories Are Made”

Country Mouse City Mom recently enjoyed a visit to Melody Bay Resort with her family.

Experiencing the joys of the Kawarthas, and everything Melody Bay has to offer. Her and her family enjoyed eveyrhting from relaxing sunsets and warm nights by the fire, to the crystal clear pools, days lounging at the patio, and the massive network of hiking trails. Country Mouse, City Mom truly enjoyed her time.

Read the full article here. Click Here.

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Félicitations aux gagnants du concours de photos 2016 de Parkbridge!

Le concours de photos 2016 de Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities est maintenant terminé et nous sommes heureux de dévoiler les gagnants!

Cette année, le concours était axé sur l’amour et la fierté de nos clients pour leur communauté. Nous avons été enchantés de recevoir plus de 200 photos qui ont réussi à immortaliser non seulement la beauté des lieux, mais également les expériences formidables vécues par ces gens qui font de nos communautés des endroits fabuleux!

D’innombrables occasions de photos se sont présentées au fil des saisons, que ce soit un kayak glissant sur l’eau, un coucher de soleil éblouissant, un chalet enneigé, un poisson pêché depuis le quai ou une famille à bord d’une voiturette de golf. Nous sommes ravis de pouvoir partager avec vous ces instants magiques qui tissent de délicieux souvenirs.

Merci à tous ceux qui ont pris le temps de participer au concours, qui ont saisi des instants précieux et qui nous les font partager!

Les photos gagnantes ont été soumises dans de nouvelles catégories établies cette année, soit :

  • Meilleure photo de famille et d’amis : 100 $
  • Meilleure photo de paysages : 100 $
  • Meilleure photo de groupes : 100 $
  • Meilleure photo, toutes catégories : 350 $

En plus de présenter les gagnants, nous vous avons préparé un diaporama des photos de nos finalistes

Meilleure photo de famille et d’amis: Pioneer Point Resort

Meilleure photo de groupes: Skyline Resort

Meilleure photo de paysages: Lonesome Pine Resort

Meilleure photo, toutes catégories: Parc La Conception Resort


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2016 Parkbridge Photo Contest Announcement

Congratulations to our 2016 Parkbridge Photo Contest Winners!

The 2016 Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities photo contest has drawn to a close and we are excited to announce the winners!

This year’s photo-contest focussed on our customer’s love and pride in their communities. We were delighted to receive over 200 entries which captured the scenic beauty and incredible adventures and activities of the people who make our communities great!

Photographic opportunities were endless this year from kayaks on the water, dazzling sunsets, snow-covered cottages, fishing off the docks and families on golf carts. We are thrilled to share these community moments with you and the memories that were made along the way.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the contest, capture and share your community moments!

Winners were selected in the following categories which are new for 2016:

• Top friends & family photo - $100
• Top landscape photo - $100
• Top group photo - $100
• Best photo overall - $350

In addition to showcasing the winners, we put together a slideshow of our finalist photos for you to enjoy!

Winning Friends & Family Photo: Pioneer Point

Winning Group Photo: Skyline Resort

Winning Landscape Photo: Lonesome Pine Resort

Winning Photo Overall: Parc La Conception Resort


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C’est abordable! Saison intermédiaire qui se déploie de la fin de l’été aux vacances d’hiver, l’automne est souvent plus abordable, ce qui se traduit par de meilleures aubaines pour les vacanciers. – Duplicate

Tandis que l’été cède sa place à l’automne, de nombreuses familles font leurs bagages et retournent à la maison. Pour plusieurs, l’arrière-saison est synonyme de rentrée scolaire et de retour au travail. La chaleur des beaux jours est vite oubliée… Or, ne rangez pas votre maillot de bain tout de suite, car sachez que les météorologues prévoient un automne tout en douceur! Songez plutôt à planifier une délicieuse escapade… Voici pourquoi :

Owning a cottage just became much more afforable

C’est abordable! Saison intermédiaire qui se déploie de la fin de l’été aux vacances d’hiver, l’automne est souvent plus abordable, ce qui se traduit par de meilleures aubaines pour les vacanciers.

Deer enjoying the fall colours on a beautiful lake in the Kawarthas

La nature comme un tableau! Découvrez les couleurs flamboyantes de l’automne. Plusieurs de nos centres de villégiature offrent des paysages exceptionnels, tout indiqués pour cette période de l’année. Par exemple, Royal Papineau, dans la région de Gatineau (ou Lac Lafontaine et Parc La Conception dans les Laurentides), propose une vue spectaculaire sur le lac ainsi que des forfaits des plus abordables.

Relaxing by a Campfire at a Parkbridge Resort

Détente absolue! Soyons francs : l’automne peut être étourdissant. Préparer la rentrée scolaire des enfants, retourner au travail… Le quotidien se transforme vite en chaos total. Bref, c’est une période idéale pour s’offrir un week-end loin du tourbillon et profiter du climat préhivernal tout en relaxant avec la famille et les amis.

Discover what makes a Parkbridge Resort great for the whole family.

Cap sur la découverte! L’automne est la période de l’année rêvée pour profiter du grand air et partir à la découverte. Tout au long de la saison, plusieurs villes et villages du Québec affichent à leur programme une ribambelle d’activités amusantes, y compris des festivals, des concerts et des visites guidées. Ainsi, à proximité du Camping Panoramique, Saint-Tite présente chaque année son Festival western tandis que Saint-Raymond propose le Festival forestier. Par ailleurs, près du Camping Caravelle et à deux pas du Camping L’Estrival, Rougemont est l’hôte des Week-ends gourmands. En outre, dans les environs de Domaine Parc Estrie, au moins trois festivals s’inscrivent au programme de l’automne : la Flambée des couleurs Magog-Orford ainsi que le Festival Rivières de Lumières et Dégustabière, tous deux présentés à Sherbrooke. Non loin du Domaine des Érables, Joliette vous invite au Festival Blues. Puis, tout près de Lac Lafontaine, Saint-Sauveur célèbre en grand les couleurs de l’automne. En plus des festivals, une foule d’attraits vous attendent, comme la visite des vergers de pommiers, une excursion dans des labyrinthes aménagés dans des champs de maïs ou encore ou une promenade en charrette de foin.

Fall colours on a beautiful lake in the Kawarthas

Climat d’automne! Il est vrai que l’automne, la météo peut être imprévisible. Mais, tous y trouveront leur compte. S’il fait chaud, un trésor d’activités s’offre aux vacanciers, de la baignade au kayak en passant par la pêche à la ligne. S’il fait un peu plus frais, ils pourront faire une belle randonnée énergique pour ensuite se blottir devant un feu de camp. Au Camping Panoramique, vous pouvez louer un appartement quatre-saisons muni d’un foyer et profiter d’un parcours de golf de neuf trous, d’un terrain de pickle ball (un sport de raquette qui marie des éléments de badminton, de tennis et de ping-pong) ainsi que de la plage du parc récréatif adjacent qui invite à la promenade. À Royal Papineau, les vacanciers peuvent séjourner à l’hôtel saisonnier et se prélasser dans une chambre douillette tout en profitant des nombreuses installations du lieu de villégiature. Pour sa part, Domaine de la Chute propose des locations de VR qui offrent toutes les commodités de la maison dans un cadre naturel et enchanteur!

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Schedule a Fall Getaway

As the summer grows to a close many families are packing up from summer vacations and heading back home. For many, the autumn season marks a time for back to school, back to work, and the warmth of summer is quickly forgotten. …But don’t put away that swim suit just yet. With the weather forecast predicting a warmer fall why not schedule a fall getaway? Here’s why:

Owning a cottage just became much more afforable

Affordability - The shoulder season – the period after summer and before winter holidays is often cheaper, and means better deals for vacationers.

 

Deer enjoying the fall colours on a beautiful lake in the Kawarthas

Nature – Explore the beautiful fall colours during this picturesque time of year. Many resort destinations offer beautiful landscapes, perfect for this time of year. For example, Lakes of Wasaga Resort in Wasaga Beach offers a beachside autumn view which is spectacular and affordable.

Relaxing by a Campfire at a Parkbridge Resort

Relaxation – Let’s face it, autumn can be hectic. Sending the kids back to school, and getting to work can cause life to become chaotic quickly. What better a time to take a weekend off from the grind and enjoy the pre-winter weather while relaxing with family and friends?

Discover what makes a Parkbridge Resort great for the whole family.

Discovery – Autumn is the perfect time of year to head outside and discover. Many Canadian cities and towns host a wealth of fun fall activities including festivals, concerts, tours and much more. For instance, Wasaga Beach hosts an annual Blues Festival (Wasaga Beach Blues). In addition to festivals, consider checking out local annual autumn attractions such as apple orchards, corn mazes, hayrides, etc.

Fall colours on a beautiful lake in the Kawarthas

Autumn Weather – It’s true, autumn weather can be unpredictable. But, it’s a win-win for vacationers. If the weather is warm vacationers can enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking and much more. If the weather is a little cooler vacationers can enjoy a cozy campfire, a brisk fall walk, an indoor-pool swim. At Lakes of Wasaga Resort vacationers can enjoy a chalet styled set-up with indoor fireplaces, as well as outdoor fire-pits, their choice of an indoor or outdoor pool as well as a short walk to the beach to catch the spectacular Georgian Bay sunsets during the autumn months.

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