Local Attractions in the Clarington Area

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport International Raceway)
A world renowned racing facility lies just north of Bowmanville hosting weekly events (Saturday night stock car racing) to annual weekend events consisting of major North American Championships. Mosport offers a variety of racing on both a local and international level. Their season runs from May to October. Race weekends provide a fun, exciting outing for the family including camping.

Cedar Park Resort
Featuring one of Durham Region’s largest supervised public swimming pools. Unique children’s water-play area and three of Durham Region’s wildest giant waterslides. 18 hole championship miniature golf course. Tennis court, baseball diamond, snack bar, washroom & shower facilities. Plenty of picnic tables and picnic shelters. Perfect for school or family oriented outings. A great place for company picnics! Trailer sites available by the season, month or week.

Jungle Cat World Zoo
Since 1983, Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park has been offering visitors the unique opportunity to see and experience wild species, many threatened with extinction, in an up-close and personal environment. Professional staff are readily available and always eager to share their knoweldge and enthusiasm.

Bowmanville Zoo
An exotic animal adventure awaits you at Canada’s Oldest Zoo. The new Animal Theatre will impress you! Learn the skills & secrets of training animals for Hollywood Films. Meet the magnificent Black Jaguar, Baghera, star of Peter Benchley’s AMAZON. Discover majestic zebras, camels, lions, tigers and so much more. Continuous educational encounters and shows will make for an unforgettable day. Season May through October.

Bowmanville Museum
The Bowmanville Museum is a restored period home reflecting the lifestyle of a wealthy merchant family from the years 1901 to 1930. The Museum also has extensive local archival holdings and one of the best antique doll and toy collections in Canada. The Museum offers guided tours, assistance with genealogical and historical inquiries, special events throughout the year, historical lectures, space for wedding photos and walking tours of Bowmanville.

Tyrone Mill
In operation since 1846, this working, water powered mill houses a store where homemade jams, stone ground wheat flour, maple syrup, honey and cheese as well as lumber, lumber products and custom milling are available. During apple season in September until June, the mill also produces fresh apple cider and cider donuts. An antique woodworking shop is located on the second floor.

Great Blue Heron Charity Casino
There’s something for everyone at the Great Blue Heron no matter what your game. Spend some time at one of our 40 exciting gaming tables, pull a handle on one of our 450 slot machines, enjoy a fabulous all you can eat buffet at the Waters Edge Restaurant, or just linger for a drink at the Lucky Stone Bar and take in all the exciting gaming action. The Great Blue Heron Charity Casino with its newly expanded aboriginal land and water theme, provides our guests with a relaxing friendly natural setting that is unique from all other gaming establishments. We Have a Winner.

Specialty Shopping

Archibald Orchards & Winery
A 40 acre Family Farm & Estate Winery located in a picturesque setting just 10 minutes north of Hwy 401. Visit our winery boutique and sample award-winning wines. Starting early September, taste crisp apples right from the tree, pies still warm from the oven and cider fresh off the press. Enjoy children’s play area or take a “narrated” wagon ride.

Cedar Creek Studio Inc.
Cedar Creek has arrangements with a number of mines throughout Ontario, from which unique and semi precious stone is procured. The semi precious stone has led to jewellery making; CCC primarily uses gemstones, and Swarovski crystals to handcraft jewellery items; necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and other cosmetic jewellery are a mainstay of the craft shop.

Gift of Art
Newcastle’s Artist & Artisan’s Gallery is a convivial place to drop by, discuss art, partake of a class, peruse the work on display and hopefully leave with an appreciation for these artists who having toiled alone are now enjoying this symbiosis.

Main Thru Church Antique Mall
Visit this location to start your antique shopping trip. Then enjoy the other antique malls and stores in this little town. And do not forget to walk around the corner to the Orono Antique Market on Park Street. Then break your trip for lunch at the local Village Bakery. They serve excellent sandwiches, salads or quiche at a very reasonable price.

One Stop Alpacas
Visit this location for some retail therapy…tour the grounds; be amazed by the animals, a Shop-portunity of a lifetime. A unique business in beautiful country side of Clarington! They have everything alpaca…lots to offer.

Bloom Field Garden Centre
What was once an inactive cattle farm blossomed into a destination for those who enjoy a garden adventure. Whether you are a gardener, a chef, planning your wedding, or just like to shop, Bloom Field has something just for you!

Courtice Flea Market
Hundreds of thousands of people have shopped and traded with the many vendors since the Courtice Flea Market opened its doors in 1992. The market sits on 12 acres and is one of the few remaining authentic flea markets left in Ontario. Don’t be fooled though – there is plenty of new merchandise to be found throughout the market’s three buildings and outdoor vendor space.

The market also houses a number of food vendors and restaurants, so you won’t go hungry during your visit. Every Sunday between May and November, be sure to get your fresh fruits and vegetables at the Outdoor Farmers Market. And don’t forget to check out the many special events throughout the year. Going to the Courtice Flea Market is more than just shopping – it’s just a whole lot of fun!

Pingle’s Farm Market
In season we grow bedding plants, pick your own strawberries, apples, fall raspberries and pumpkins. Our market features fresh produce, our own jams & preserves, crafts and gifts and our farm fresh bakery. The play area features a straw jump and farm animals. Harvest festival weekends in September and in October – Pingles Pumpkin Fun Weekend activities for the whole family including wagon rides and puppet theatre. In October we have a haunted hayride and boo barn. New for 2000, look for millennium mega maze in September. Season May 1- Dec. 24

Special Events

Check out this website to find out what is going on in Bowmanville this week.


Port Perry Town Hall Theatre

Port Hope Capitol Theatre

Oshawa Little Theatre


Trail Tours
Guided ATV Adventure Tours less than one hour east of Toronto, Ontario. All-Terrain Vehicle Provided. New & experienced riders are welcome. Day trips, overnight and weekend vacation packages are available. ‘Get Away from the Everyday!’.

Treetop Trekking
Arbraska Treetop Trekking’s newest family member! We have five aerial courses located in the beautiful Ganaraska Forest. Some of the things included on our courses are: bridges, tarzan swings, monkey cables, and of course ZIP LINES!


Golf Courses

Phone: (905) 263-2293
Season: March – November

Phone: (905) 623-2670
Season: April – October

2735 Hancock Road
Phone: (905) 623-2350
Season: April – October

Phone: (905) 436-2349
Season: April – October (weather permitting)

Phone: (905) 987-4851
Season: April – November

Phone: (905) 725-7452
Season: May – October

Phone: (905) 697-5888
Season: March – November

Phone: (905) 983-5855
Season: March – November

Winter Sports

Brimacombe – Home of the Oshawa Ski Club

Ganaraska Snowmobile Club

Cross Country Skiing thru Ontario Trails

Cross Country Skiing at Central Lake Ontario Conservation