Viamede Labour Day Regatta

Viamede Regatta The last long weekend of summer should end with a splash. At Viamede Resort, we're doing just that this Labour Day weekend. Join us for our first annual Viamede Regatta on Saturday, August 30! Canoe and swimming races, cardboard boat building contests, a fundraiser BBQ and lots more! Even if you don't want to race, come and cheer on the teams and enjoy the atmosphere!

Register your team of up to 5 people now, by filling out our Registration Form and email it to or drop it off in person to the Viamede Marina. You must register by 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 30 to participate in the races.

Events (no registration required)

Golden Rescue Fundraiser Barbecue (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
$15/Adult and $10/Child (under 10) includes a drink and one of: burger, hot dog, chicken burger, veggie burger or sausage. A selection of salads and desserts will also be available.

At the fire pit area next to the beach, throughout the day.

Ladder Ball/Bean Bag Toss (10:30 AM on)
Try your luck and see how many extra points you can get for your team! Not competing? You're welcome to play too!

Races (registration required) 10:30 AM START

Canoe Races
1. Traditional Paddle: 2 people in a canoe, traditional paddle
2. Hands Only Paddle: 5 people in a canoe, hands only paddle
3. Crab Race: 1 person in front of canoe, no back paddling allowed. 5 canoes will be provided per heat.

Swimming Races
1. Free Style Swim
2. Paddle Board Swim: 2 paddle boards will be provided. 1 person per paddle board will ride the paddle board and swim as if on a surf board

Cardboard Boat Competition (registration required)
Make your own boat and race it too! Viamede will provide as much cardboard as possible, the allotted amount of duct tape and pie plates for paddling. The rest is up to you!

Extra Point Opportunities:
Points will be awarded for the following:
1. Team with the best costume
2. Team with the best team name and cheer

Autumn Studio Tours

September 20-21 & September 27-28
There's something special about the Kawartha region that breeds incredibly talented artists. With such a wealth of creative expression, it's no wonder that the Apsley Autumn Studio Tour (Sept. 20-21) and the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour (Sept. 27-28) are so well attended every year. What better way to spend the weekend than to spend it exploring the studios of your favourite local artists, with Viamede Resort as your home-base? We have great specials both weekends - see our Specials Page for details.

Thanksgiving Day at Viamede

From $289 + HST for Thanksgiving Dinner and 1 Night Stay! (Two Guests)
As the days grow shorter and nights turn cooler, it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! This year, why not keep the stress low and let us do the work? All you need to do is enjoy the fall colours, give thanks for the things that matter most and spend time with your loved ones. Join us for a decadent turkey dinner buffet and when you’re suitably stuffed, drift off to dreamland in one of our renovated guestrooms! See our Specials Page for details.

New Year's Eve at Viamede

Dinner & brunch package from $349 (Two Guests)
Ring in 2015 illuminated by the moonlight over Stoney Lake! Celebrate the last night of 2014 in style at Viamede. Indulge in an exclusive 4-course New Year's dinner, dance the night away and welcome the coming year with a glass of bubbly! Your room for the night and a celebratory brunch the next morning are also included. See our Specials Page for details.