6 Places In Ontario With Amazingly Clear Blue Water Just Like In The Caribbean

You'll feel like you're on a tropical vacation in these spots!

It's never a bad time to start dreaming about that summer sun. Ontario's blue water swimming spots will make you feel like you've jetted off to the tropics.

Boasting crystal clear waters, you'll want to add these stunning locations to your bucket list. Before heading out, make sure you check their websites for local travel updates that may impact your visit.

Little Cove

Price: Fees vary

Address: 240-242 Little Cove Rd., Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: With a stunning rugged shoreline, this hidden cove offers some of the clearest, bluest water you'll find in the province.

Elora Quarry

Price: $10.50 per adult

Address: 319 Wellington County Rd. 18, Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: This two-acre limestone quarry is encased by towering cliffs. You can lounge on the beach and float through the bright waters in the summer.

The Grotto

Price: Fees vary

Address: 469 Cyprus Lake Rd., Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Grotto is one of the most popular places in the province to find dreamy blue waters. You can visit a dreamy pool inside a cave and swim in the clear waves along the shoreline.

Topaz Lake

Price: Fees vary

Address: 960 ON-637, Killarney, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Killarney Provincial Park, this secret lake boasts some of the bluest waters and most beautiful forest surroundings.

Katherine Cove

Price: Fees vary

Address: 96 Broadway Ave., Wawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: In Lake Superior Provincial Park, you'll find this dreamy cove with clear waters and fine sand. You can also visit Bathtub Island here, which is home to a pool of water warmed by the summer sun.

Canatara Beach

Price: Free

Address: Canatara Beach, Sarnia, ON

Why You Need To Go: With 3,000 feet of soft sand and shining blue waters, this will be your new favourite spot to bask in the sun.

There's a new Twitter account called "Vancouver Is Dying" and it's showing all the destruction happening in the city.

The opinionated account retweets and documents some of the negative incidents occurring in Vancouver, from violence to vandalism.

Looking at the account could seriously make someone consider a move.

In one tweet, the account said that it is "trying to become a repository for photos and videos to document what's happening in one place."

"Don't forget to retweet to raise awareness," it added.

The account retweets things like local break-ins, showing that some businesses are having trouble surviving. In addition to the stress the pandemic put on businesses, this is a hard thing to see.

Even some big fast-food chains like Tim Hortons have had to face some crime in the city. The account puts them all on display.

The account has retweeted photos showing plywood covering up broken windows. It seems like many people are noticing the alarming incidents on the streets of Vancouver.

Some stores have been targeted multiple times. When you see it all put together, it's pretty staggering.

Not only are Vancouver businesses being attacked, but some residential buildings are also experiencing it.

On top of the window-smashing, the account shows a lot of graffiti that's been spotted around the city.

The account points to the government and policy a lot of the time, calling them out hard.

While the name of the account seems harsh at first, seeing the crime is heartbreaking.

Well, it's official. The Ford government announced it will be easing up on several public health measures, including reopening gyms and cinemas as well as indoor dining at restaurants and bars.

And, in the slew of updates, Ontario also gave the green light to increase social gathering limits again.

As of January 31 at 12:01 a.m., gathering limits will increase to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. Until then, social gathering sizes will continue to be capped at five people inside and 10 people outside.

"Thanks to the efforts of Ontarians going out to get their booster dose and adhering to current public health and workplace safety measures, we are in a position where we can begin planning to gradually and cautiously ease restrictions," Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, said in the announcement.

Your house parties will slowly get even more lively over the next couple of months, too.

According to Ontario's projected timeline — "In the absence of concerning trends in public health and health care indicators" — gathering limits will expand to 25 people indoors and 100 people outdoors starting on February 21.

Then, on March 14, gathering limits will bump up again. The private gathering limit will rise to 50 people indoors, and the limit will be scrapped altogether for outdoor gatherings.

Since January 5, Ontario has been in a modified version of Step Two of its reopening plan, which shut down indoor dining, gyms and movie theatres to Ontarians, as well as delayed the return to in-person learning for students.

It looks like Simu Liu has been having the time of his life while hitting the slopes in Utah, but it turns out the Marvel superhero has tested positive for the Omicron variant.

On Thursday, January 20, the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star took to his Instagram to share the bad news.

"I was wondering why I was so tired after a day of snowboarding and it turns out I had Omicron the whole time," he captioned the post.

"PS totes fine everyone thank you for asking!! Caught just about the mildest case ever."

"Omicron got Shang Chi too," someone joked in the comments.

On his Insta story over the past few days, he's been posting snaps of himself in his winter gear enjoying a few après-ski meals and beverages, so it perhaps didn't come as much of a surprise that he was feeling tired after a day on the slopes.

Thankfully, his brush with COVID-19 sounds relatively mild!

Given the wild 2021 Liu had, it's a little disappointing his holiday vacay got sidetracked by illness.

In a recap he posted of 2021, the Canadian actor listed some of his achievements, which included shooting Arthur The King in the Dominican Republic with Mark Wahlberg, being on the cover of Men's Health magazine, spending quality time with friends, and, of course, premiering Shang-Chi on Hollywood Boulevard.

"This is the part where I say 2022 will be even better but who are we kidding here," he captioned the post.

Looks like he could be right already. Get well soon, Simu!

Si tu es fan de friture et de tout ce qui dégouline de fromage, tu peux commander à ce nouveau restaurant de pogo style coréen (Tokkebi) qui vient d'ouvrir à Drummondville pour une expérience des plus succulente.

Situé sur la rue Hains, le restaurant Tok-Tok est ouvert pour les livraisons et pour les commandes à emporter depuis le 18 janvier dernier.

L'option pour emporter t'offre des choix alléchants comme le Tok-Tok Original aux patates, préparé avec une saucisse américaine, un enrobage de pomme de terre en cube croustillant et de la sauce ketchup. Si tu aimes les nouilles, tu peux opter pour le Tok-Tok Rāmen, qui est nappé de sauce teriyaki. Il y a aussi le Tok-Tok Mozza, l'option végétarienne composée de fromage mozzarella avec un enrobage croustillant et garni de sauce chili sucrée.

Trois choix sont sur le menu pour les becs sucrés; le gâteau au fromage enrobé de chapelure de riz soufflé, le Tok-Tok au chocolat et caramel, ainsi que le Tok-Tok à la pâte à biscuits. Les prix pour les pogos repas varient entre 7,50 $ et 8,50 $, tandis que pour les pogos desserts le coût est de 7 $.

Pour commander les succulents hot-dogs coréens, tu peux te rendre sur le site Internet de l'entreprise et sélectionner l'option d'aller chercher ton snack ou de te le faire livrer.

Tok-Tok est un établissement déjà répandu et on retrouve des succursales à Brossard, Longueuil, Repentigny, Sherbrooke, ainsi qu'à Montréal.

Si tu n'as pas envie de cuisiner un soir, tu sais quoi commander pour te lécher les doigts devant un film Netflix.

Tok-Tok Drummondville

Coût : 7 $ pour les options sucrées et entre 7,50 $ et 8,50 $ pour les options salées

Adresse : 915-b, rue Hains, Drummondville, QC

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The Ontario government just announced that gyms will be reopening later this month, along with indoor dining and other previously closed businesses, to kick off "the process of gradually easing restrictions."

Gyms will be able to open at 50% capacity as of January 31 at 12:01 a.m., so if you've been missing your daily hit, your muscles won't have to wait much longer, according to a government news release.

"The evidence tells us that the measures we put in place to blunt transmission of Omicron are working," said Premier Doug Ford.

"We can be confident that the worst is behind us and that we are now in a position to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures. While February will continue to present its own challenges, given current trends these are challenges we are confident we can manage."

Indoor gyms were closed down on January 5 as part of the Ontario government's move back to a modified Step Two in response to the quickly spreading Omicron variant and rapid increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Along with gyms closing down, restaurants saw stricter rules with no indoor dining, and capacity and gathering limits were also slashed.

As of January 31, indoor dining for restaurants will also open back up at 50% capacity. Proof of vaccination will continue to apply in these settings.

Capacity limits will remain at 50% in retail, personal care and other settings. However, gathering limits will increase to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors on January 31.

Premier Doug Ford has been dropping hints left and right this week about some "good news" for the province, and now it's official. Ontario is lifting some restrictions on indoor dining, gyms and so much more, and they will start to ease up at the end of the month.

"The evidence tells us that the measures we put in place to blunt transmission of Omicron are working,” Ford said in the announcement.

"We can be confident that the worst is behind us and that we are now in a position to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures. While February will continue to present its own challenges, given current trends, these are challenges we are confident we can manage."

Starting on January 31, at 12:01 a.m., indoor dining will be able to open up again at restaurants, bars and other food or drink places without dance floors for diners, but limited to a 50% capacity. Currently, only takeout, delivery and drive-thru are available to Ontarians.

Not only will Ontarians be able to eat inside restaurants again, but the following services and venues will also be allowed to operate at 50% capacity:

  • Shopping malls
  • Retailers, including grocery stores and pharmacies
  • Movie theatres
  • Meeting and event spaces
  • Non-spectator areas of sports and recreational fitness facilities, including gyms
  • Amusement parks, water parks and recreational amenities
  • Museums, galleries, zoos, aquariums and other similar places
  • Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming venues
  • Religious services, rites and ceremonies

Other spectator areas like those at concert venues and sporting events can also run at 50% seated capacity up to a maximum of 500 people. Private social gathering limits will also increase to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

In the coming months, Ontario will gradually ease up on the public health measures in place, like scrapping capacity limits where proof of vaccination is required to get in and upping social gathering limits, too.

Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said earlier this month that he couldn't "guarantee" that the restrictions lift as scheduled on January 26.

Ontario moved into the modified version of Step Two back on January 5, which shut down indoor dining, cinemas and gyms to the public due to concerns about the Omicron variant.

No one likes filling up gas when it's minus 20 out, but the alternative is so much worse. An Ontario driver is facing several charges this week after getting onto a busy highway despite being low on fuel, resulting in, well, chaos.

According to the OPP's Highway Safety Division, the motorist came to a stop after she ran out of gas on the QEW, blocking the highway's left lane.

Her sudden stop resulted in a five-car crash, where one person was taken to the hospital.

Mississauga OPP charged the driver with careless driving and for not having insurance. So the next time you hit the highway, make sure you have some gas in your tank.

This isn't the only face-palm-worthy moment to occur on the QEW recently.

In December, Niagara OPP pulled over a vehicle travelling on the QEW in Niagara Falls with a missing tire.

Police revealed that the 35-year-old motorist had been planning to travel from Fort Erie to Mississauga before they were pulled over, which is an hour-and-twenty-minute drive.

Flying wheels have also been a problem on the QEW. Back in November, a front left tire came loose from a car before flying down the road and hitting two other vehicles.

While the incident caused major damages to the vehicles involved, only minor injuries were reported at the time.

Il fait frette, et alors? Sors tes bas de laine et ta combine afin de profiter du magnifique paysage blanc, peu importe la région où tu habites. Si tu te trouves sur la Rive-Sud de Montréal ou ses environs, on t'a organisé huit activités à faire avec tes ou ta bulle familiales ce week-end du 21 au 23 janvier.

Si tu n'as pas encore d'habit de neige, c'est le temps d'aller t'en procurer un pour la saison puisque l'hiver est encore plus excitant lorsqu'on peut jouer à l'extérieur sans trop se soucier de la température.

Patiner sur ce sentier de glace illuminé

Coût : Gratuit

Quand : Selon les conditions météorologiques

Adresse : 93, rue Towner, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : En semaine de 16 h à 21 h puis les samedis et dimanches à partir de 9 h, tu peux aller patiner sur ce magnifique sentier glacé situé sur le bord de l'eau au Centre-de-plein-air-Ronald-Beauregard. Guirlandes, tunnel illuminé, belvédère et ambiance musicale seront au rendez-vous lors de ta visite.

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Essayer la nouvelle pizza Beyond Meat

Coût : À partir de 5,99 $ pour une pizza le grand « Beyond » de six pouces

Menu : La pizza Grand Beyond, le pain plat Beyond Saucisse Italienne et les pâtes Beyond Alfredo Crémeux

Adresse : Toutes les succursales du Québec

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Depuis le 10 janvier, la chaîne de restaurants Pizza Hut a ajouté les saucisses Beyond Meat à leur menu permanent et ça vaut complètement la peine que tu l'essaies. Si tu souhaites t'en commander tout en sauvant un peu de sous, les pizzas sont deux pour le prix d'une jusqu'au 30 janvier.

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Te réchauffer au bord d'un feu de camp

Coût : Gratuit

Quand : Tous les jours jusqu'au début du mois de mars

Adresse : Parc des Éclusiers, rue Champlain, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Le Vieux-Saint-Jean a plusieurs espaces publics qui sont ornés de décorations saisonnières afin d'animer le quartier.

Tu peux donc profiter d'une balade sous les guirlandes de lumières, pour ensuite t'arrêter au parc des Éclusiers où se trouve un grand foyer interactif où te réchauffer.

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Profiter des installations aux Rendez-vous polaires 2022

Coût : Entrée gratuite et le stationnement est 7,10 $ plus taxes pour les non-ré de Sainte-Catherine

Quand : Jusqu'au 6 mars 2022

Adresse : 5340, boul. Marie-Victorin, Sainte-Catherine, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Si tu cherches un endroit où pratiquer une foule de sports hivernaux, c'est au RécréoParc que ça se passe! Il y a non seulement des sentiers pour faire du ski de fond et de la raquette, mais tu peux également apporter tes patins pour le sentier de glace ou encore glisser sur l'immense butte de neige.

Tous les samedis, tu peux également t'amuser dans l'ambiance musicale d'un DJ entre 16 h et 22 h. Oh! Et tout le site s'illumine lorsque le soleil se couche.

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Glisser en tubes

Centre écologique Fernand-Séguin

Coût : Gratuit

Quand : Du dimanche au jeudi de 9 h à 17 h et du vendredi au samedi jusqu'à 21 h

Adresse : 257, rue Fernand-Seguin, Châteauguay, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Dès que les conditions météorologiques le permettent, tu peux te rendre au centre écologique Fernand-Séguin pour profiter de la glissade sur tube et du prêt d'équipement gratuitement. Tu peux tout de même apporter ton propre traineau si jamais tu préfères cette option.

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Découvrir un nouvel anneau de glace

Coût : Gratuit

Quand : Du lundi au vendredi de 17 h à 19 h 30 et du samedi au dimanche à partir de 9 h

Adresse : 112, boul. Marie-Victorin, Candiac, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Éclairé en soirée, l'anneau de glace du parc André-J.-Côté dans la ville de Candiac est l'arrêt parfait pour une date en nature. Il y a également le parc de Cherbourg, qui se trouve tout près, où un deuxième sentier de patinage est aménagé avec un foyer extérieur au centre.

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Traverser cette passerelle illuminée

Coût : Gratuit

Quand : Tous les soirs de 16 h à 22 h, jusqu'au 21 février

Adresse : Passerelle Saint-Philippe, Saint-Philippe, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Située au-dessus de la rivière Saint-Jacques et accessible par les rues Paul-Chartrand ainsi que José, tu peux traverser cette passerelle illuminée pour une deuxième édition.

Tant qu'à être dans le coin, tu peux également bénéficier de ta visite pour découvrir le quartier.

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Profiter d'un 2 pour 1 chez Juliette & Chocolat

Coût : 2 brownies pour le prix d'un

Quand : Du 21 janvier au 27 janvier

Adresse : Plusieurs succursales

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Pendant une semaine, tu peux te commander un brownie auprès de la chaîne de restaurants Juliette & Chocolat puis obtenir le même une deuxième fois, gratuitement, lorsque tu passes par Uber Eats. De cette façon, toi et ta personne pourrez vous sucrer le bec tout en évitant de trop dépenser.