“BE THERE, when we can’t be there!”

Stay Safe!

from Gary (Festival Nomad) & Judi (Scoop) McWilliams

During this time of turmoil, Judi and I want to wish you a safe and healthy Spring!

Like everyone, we are staying home and “self-isolating”.

As a result, we have been evaluating Ontario Visited and what it means during the COVID-10 pandemic.

Rather than worrying about the future, we are taking a look at our past 13+ years and using the time to create various videos.

It has been very enlightening to see how much we have done and seen over all these years! Also, it’s been a lot of fun and very rewarding to bring you a “glimpse” of our travels across Ontario!

Being There!

To help visitors to our websites, we have created “6 Ways of BEING THERE, when we can’t BE THERE!”.

These “6 Ways” include Adventure stories (with photos and videos), 4 BEEN THERE video series and our own Ontario Visited Blogs.

The photos shown below are “linked” to the “6 Ways” while the photos along the sides are linked to individual video pages.

NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, we realized that some of our “Lessons and Videos” can’t be used at this time, but they will come in handy, once the crisis has passed. Please stay safe!


Ontario Visited Adventures ~ “A Moment in Time

It’s your turn to explore, discover and create yourOwn Adventure… Your Own Moment in Time”!

All articles, photos and videos on this website are exclusive to Festival and Event Services Inc. and it’s subsidiaryOntario Visited and have been produced at its own expense.

Each is a personal account of our visits to Ontario communities and their events. The time period of the articles and their photos are dependent on the time period of our visit. The photos and articles are archival and may be a product of the past.


BEE in the Know Video Series ~ “Adventure Tips”

“Over the past 13 years, we have visited hundreds of communities and events and have learned many fun and valuable lessons along the way!

As a result, we thought we would pass on these “lesson learned”, good and bad through our weekly “BEE IN THE KNOW” video series.”


Discover Ontario Video Series ~ “Discovering Ontario”

Ontario Visited is dedicated to discovering and exploring Ontario communities, their events and their residents.

Our DISCOVER ONTARIO video series takes visitors along with us as we learn more about the communities and events we experience. Each video and post includes an “interesting” fact about the community or event we visited. See if you can guess the right answer!

Have fun and hopefully we will see you along the “Ontario Road of Discovery”!


Ontario Re-Visited Video Series ~ “Discovering Your Roots”

At the time when citizens did courageous acts to defend their land, country, communities, they may not have conscientiously known the impact they were having on future generations. Today, we can instantaneously see the results of our efforts. This through both today’s world-wide “24-hour” media and through the Internet’s “real-time” technologies.” (War of 1812)

Ontario Re-Visited examines our past in this weekly video series, “Discovering Your Roots“.


Country Routes Video Series ~ “Finding a Road Less Traveled”

If you have ever taken a long drive in the country, you know how relaxing it can be.

Ontario is especially fortunate to have so many scenic country roads. Over the past 13+ years, we have traveled throughout Ontario, and have experience many roads and the communities and farms along them.

Our bi-weekly Country Routes Video Series is a tribute to all that we have explore, discovered and experienced.

We hope that you will find “you will find a road less traveled”!


Ontario Visited Blogs ~ “The Inside Scoop” and “Festival Nomad Again”

Inside Scoop (weekly posts)
Informative interviews with Ontario’s festival and event leaders, along with topical event tips.

Festival Nomad Again (weekly posts)
The “Festival Nomadis back, and has plenty of stories, “new” and “old”, to tell!

There’s More!

In addition to our “6 Ways to BE THERE, when you can’t be there“, we have a number of information platforms to keep you up-to-date.


Ontario Event News ~ “Keep Informed”

Current Festival and Event News, Information, Press Releases, Highlights, all the pertinent information at a quick glance … save tons of time researching, we have the “News” ready for you. (updated daily)


Ontario Visited Social Media Platforms

Ontario Visited actively promotes Ontario communities and events through its various Social Media platforms. Posts are made on daily basis. Our Social Media platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You Tube.

Get Your FREE Samples!

As we mentioned above, we have been producing a number of video series, each with a different theme. Actually there are four series.

Below are 4 sample videos. We hope that you will find one or more of the series of interest. Please let us know what you think and if you have any suggestions.

Our goal is to keep visitors to Ontario Visited positively entertained during this tumultuous times.


BEE in the Know


Discover Ontario


Ontario Re-Visited


Country Routes


Again, stay safe and we hope to see you down the road, soon!

“BE THERE, when we can’t be there!”