Sunshine Getaway

Ready for a Break From It All?

Welcome to Orillia,
the Sunshine City!

Lunch at at any downtown restaurant you choose, a show at an iconic theatre, dinner at your choice of two great restaurants and an overnight stay at your choice of two gorgeous hotels - with breakfast in the morning.

All for only $245! INCLUDING all taxes, gratuities and fees - per person beased on Double Occupancy.

Orillia Patio Scene

Our Sunshine Getaway is the perfect summer holiday, custom-made for you. Stay at your choice of either the Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre (on Memorial Drive, a five-minute drive from downtown) or the Champlain Waterfront Hotel, at the foot of our main street and steps from the theatre. Breakfast will be included!

Your Choice

Two Great Hotels

Best Western PLUS
Mariposa Inn & Conference Center

The Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Center features spacious guest rooms with premium amenities including complimentary high speed internet, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and onsite full service restaurant The Grape & Olive.

Breakfast is served in the Grape & Olive Dining Room and features a full hot and cold buffet including coffee and specialty teas.

Best Western Hotel Orillia

The Champlain Waterfront Hotel,
An Ascend Hotel Collection Member

An historic boutique hotel located in the heart of Orillia's downtown. Located steps away from the beautiful waterfront, unique shops and eateries & a short stroll to the Orillia Opera House. Modern rooms will provide you with a cozy night's rest and Fionn MacCools attached to the hotel. Breakfast is available each morning in the main lobby and features a grab and go Continental offering including pastries, yogurts and coffee and tea.

Champlain Waterfront Hotel


New this year ... your choice of where to eat, with $25 of Downtown Dollars!


Anywhere YOU want - all included in the package!

Orillia Downtown Dollars
Orillia Downtown Dollars

Each Sunshine Getaway package includes $25 worth of "Downtown Dollars" that you can spend anywhere you choose!

Stroll the streets of Orillia — "Mariposa" as immortalized by Canada's greatest humorist, Stephen Leacock — and stop anywhere you'd like for lunch, using Downtown Dollars. Whether it's the patio of Brewery Bay, the classic surroundings of the renowned Mariposa Market, or any number of incredible cafés and restaurants - the choice is yours! Not hungry? Downtown Dollars can be used at almost any retailer in the city. Full details will be available in your Tour Package when you arrive.

Later that day, either for a matinee or an evening performance, see a fantastic professional comedy in one of the most glorious turn of the century theatres you will ever see. Recently renovated with modern seating and comfortable climate control, you'll be entertained at the Orillia Opera House by some of the best professional actors in the country.

New This Year!

Select a Guided Tour of your choice - included in the price!

Our Sunshine Getaway visitors often plan their own shopping and sightseeing excursions, but this year we're offering a couple of Guided Tours that offer interesting and informative views of The Sunshine City. You can select any one of the tours from Leacock Museum or the Orillia Museum of Art & History.

Stephen Leacock's Home and Boathouse on Brewery Bay

The Leacock Museum's House & Grounds History Tour

Enjoy a tour of the Leacock house and grounds led by one of our experienced tour-guides. Guests will learn about Leacock, his family and Old Brewery Bay. With the purchase of your History Tour ticket, get special access to Leacock's Boathouse to see the exhibit "Boating Old Brewery Bay."

There is always something new to see at the Leacock Museum! Your ticket includes access to all of the permanent & temporary exhibits on display (excluding "Boating old Brewery Bay" which is only available to view exclusively during the House and Grounds History Tour).

Ticket Included.
This tour is included in your Sunshine Getaway price.
Two Tour times to choose from:
Wednesday to Saturday, 11am or 2pm
Make your selection.
Your tour must be taken on the day of or the day after your Opera House Theatre Ticket. Tour Dates will be confirmed when your reservation is finalized.
Leacock Tour Banner

Orillia Museum of Art & History

Art Appreciation Tour or
Historical Building Tour

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is a hub of culture and heritage in the heart of Orillia’s Peter Street Arts District. Located in the heart of downtown Orillia, the clocktower of the Sir Samuel Memorial Building is a beacon for our historical location, but that’s just the beginning! For over twenty years, OMAH has been inspiring creativity and celebrating history, growing as a hub for local artists and historians.

Option 1: Art Appreciation Tour

Interested in art? Then this tour option is for you. Our expert guide will take you through several current exhibitions and discuss the themes, techniques, and history related to the works on display. No knowledge of art is necessary for this tour, just come ready to experience amazing artworks and learn something new.

Option 2: Historical Building Tour

The Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building (where OMAH is housed) has a history as storied as any of its artifacts. Book a Building Tour to get the full 'Behind the Scenes' experience as we walk back through time to explore the OMAH building. View remnants of when the building was a federal post office and customs house (1894-1956) before becoming the Orillia Police Station and Court House (1956-1977).

Ticket Included.
This tour is included in your Sunshine Getaway price.
Two different Tours to choose from:
Art Appreciation Tour, 11:30am Tuesday to Saturday, or the Historical Walking Tour, 2:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Make your selection.
Your tour must be taken on the day of or the day after your Opera House Theatre Ticket. Tour Dates will be confirmed when your reservation is finalized.
Orillia Museum of Art and History exterior

DINNER: Your Choice

Two Dining Experiences

After (or before) the show, visit either the Grape and Olive Martini Bar at the Best Western, or Fionn MacCool's beside the Champlain, for a sumptuous meal.

(Remember, your choice of hotel doesn't change which Dinner venue you choose. You can stay at the hotel of your choice and select between one of our two wonderful restaurants for Dinner.)

Grape & Olive – Wine & Martini Bistro
Located at the Best Western PLUS Mariposa

Grape & Olive

Fionn McCool's
Located at The Champlain Waterfront

Fionn McCool's

All for only $245!

per person based on double occupancy, INCLUDES all taxes, gratuities & fees!
Booking will be available very soon!

How to Book:

1. Select the Hotel you wish to stay at

2. Select a performance date and time below.

Note that the performance date will also be the date of your hotel reservation

3. Fill out the Book Now Form with this information, and we will be able to contact you to complete the process!

But wait ... what about the SHOW?

Depending on when you visit, you'll see one of three fabulous shows at the Orillia Opera House, featuring some of Canada's best actors from Stratford, Shaw, Broadway and beyond!

July 3 to July 19, 2024

The Long Weekend

by Norm Foster

A wildly funny play, "The Long Weekend" dives into the lives of two couples and their uproarious misadventures during a weekend retreat. Set in 1994, long-time friends Max and Wynn Trueman, alongside Roger and Abby Nash, reunite at Max and Wynn's newly acquired holiday home. What was intended as a relaxing getaway quickly descends into a comedic chaos of complaints, hidden desires, and unveiled secrets, providing an endless stream of laughter.

With its sharp humor, the play masterfully mocks the complexities of marriage and friendship against the backdrop of a weekend that gets longer by the minute.


July 24 to August 9, 2024

Every Brilliant Thing

by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe

In order to help relieve his mother’s despair, a young boy creates a list of everything that brings joy to their lives. The list grows with every passing year. Reflecting on a life of highs and lows, the audience goes on a wonderful journey that focuses on finding joy in everyday moments and appreciating the simple pleasures around us. Hilarious and brilliantly uplifting, Every Brilliant Thing is a rare treat: a comedy that will captivate your imagination. Matt Pilipiak from last year's hit show Bed & breakfast stars; Fiona Sauder directs. Two Dora Mavor Moore award-winning theatre-makers (Canada's version of the TONY awards) who will leave you smiling from ear to ear!

Wed Jul 24 - 2 & 7:30pm

Tue Jul 30 - 2pm
Wed Jul 31 - 2 & 7:30pm
Fri Aug 2 - 7:30pm

Tue Aug 6 - 2pm
Wed Aug 7 - 2 & 7:30pm
Thu Aug 8 - 2 & 7:30pm

August 14 to 30, 2024

Those Movies

by Norm Foster

When Harry enlists his friend Patrick to join his coworker Millie and her visiting cousin Chelsea for a blind date, Patrick hesitantly accepts. However, the evening quickly unravels as Patrick and Chelsea's misinterpretations of each other lead to a series of humorous misunderstandings. This sets the stage for a night filled with laughter and unexpected twists.

This latest comedic offering from Norm Foster is a guaranteed hit, promising a joyful experience for both his devoted followers and those new to his work. It's a celebration of love, laughter, and the sometimes bumpy road to romance.

Wed Aug 14 - 2 & 7:30pm

Tue Aug 27 - 2pm
Wed Aug 28 - 7:30pm
Thu Aug 29 - 2 & 7:30pm
Fri Aug 30 - 7:30pm