Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
1011 Bloor Street East
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K6
Phone: (905) 576-5101
Fax: (905) 576-3296
If you are touring Oshawa, the Lakeview Park is a must visit. The park offers some scenic beauty with beautiful views of the waters, exotic birds and lush greenery. If you have some leisurely time on your hand, spend a day out here and follow a trail to loose yourself in the arms of nature. This park offers several other things to amuse you like soccer field, football field and a splash pond and swings for the kids. Should you be tired after all your activity, there are several picnic tables and seating areas to relax in. Get your car without worrying about finding a parking place, for they have a parking lot of their own. The bicycle racks keep your bikes safe too.
Carrying ahead a tradition established about 150 years back , the management at the Kingsview United Church strives to spread God's message of love and faith among the community. The Church holds services in a blend of traditional and modern way, ensuring that the listeners understand the service being recited. Kingsview United Church also has a small care center for kids where games are used as a medium to teach moral values to children. There are several events in the church, to stimulate some interest in divine studies among the members. If you want to know more about the services, sermons, baptisms and wedding ceremonies, feel free to visit their website or call them.
The Darlington Provincial Park is a provincial park that makes for a lovely day trip or a short stay. Here, you can enjoy activities like camping, nature walks and so forth. Apart from that, it is also home to migratory Monarch Butterflies and other species of the animal kingdom.
The history of the "inter war" years in Oshawa is reflected in the Parkwood Estate. This picturesque Mansion has a landscape and interiors done in the 1920's and 30's style. This estate is one of the last intact remains of the lifestyle that was in the inter war years in Canada. The Parkwood Estate was used as a private residence for the longest of times, however, now is a heritage site and is open to visitors. When you are exploring this jewel, take a stroll through the well kempt gardens and visit the tea and snack center to refresh yourself. Step into their souvenir shop and buy a small reminisce to etch the memory of your visit here. Do check the website to know more of the place.
A popular school in Whitby, Trafalgar Castle School, aims at imparting world class education to women from 6th Grade to 12th Grade. Boasting a dedicated and a highly competent staff, this school is known for its beautiful campus and numerous extra curriculum activities it offers for the overall development of staff. Meeting all the requirements set by the Canadian Educational Standards Institute, Trafalgar Castle School is reviewed by Ontario Ministry of Education. Excellent for the development of its students, this school is one of the finest in Whitby.
This was once a popular landmark that was frequented by tourists from all over. However, this attraction was closed and now plans are underway for a spa to be opened here. Check website for updates.
The Bowmanville Zoo that opened its doors in 1919, is touted to be one of the foremost privately-owned zoos in the country. This zoo is full of celebrity animals, many of its inmates have featured in television series or films. Its panther was there in Amazon series, while the Bengal Tiger was seen in the Life of Pi movie. For more details, check website.
The Heber Down Conservation Area is a great place for recreation. This scenic area offers plenty of activities like fishing, hiking, snow shoeing and mountain biking. And, every year it hosts the lovely Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival that is well-attended.
With over 150 acres of land to discover, one can spend a whole day at Rotary Park. One could laze on the grassland with a book in hand or jog on the asphalt trail. The most admired feature is the waterfront trail. The park includes two playgrounds, splash pad and the famed Pavilion which is used for private events and more. The park at large is used for a variety of celebrations like Canada Day, Ajax Home Week and charity walks.
The Pickering Pentecostal Church or PPC as its fondly known, welcomes those of all nationalities and backgrounds by placing a flag of each worshiper's country in their auditorium. New comers are heartily welcomed and made to feel at home. Sunday worship here is especially fantastic with old hymns, contemporary music and instruments being used in the praise and worship sessions. Children are an important point of focus for this colorful community, with events, biblical dramas and concerts being held frequently. Check the website for a list of events and prayer services.
Get away from the city life and enter an entirely different zone that boasts of rare wildlife. The Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park is home to a variety of exotic as well as common species of wild animals. Here, you also get to interact with the animals like wolves, tiger cubs through the Behind the Scenes program. For more details, check website.
The Esplanade Park is an absolutely charming green space in the town of Pickering. Summertime is the best time when families and tourists flock here to bask under the sun with their picnic hampers, and enjoy some music or drama by street entertainers for free. Christmas is another magical time when trees are decorated and lit, chocolates distributed, when fireworks light up the inky blue sky and when Santa Claus scampers around the children with presents. Truly magical!