Sunday Dec 28, 2014
Arts & Culture Day Trip: McMichael Canadian Collection & Alton Mill Arts Centre
See a fabulous art exhibition from Quebec. Meet lots of local artists and artisans creating sculpture, pottery, jewellery, cabinetry, fused glass, stone work, fibre art, wood vessels and more. Lunch included!
By the time this tour date arrives, the hustle and bustle of Christmas will be behind you and New Year's Day won't yet have arrived. Got any plans for the weekend in-between?
Why not spend a relaxing day with us visiting a fabulous art collections and an arts centre.
We start our day with a visit to the McMichael Canadian Collection in the serene village of Kleinburg north of Toronto and after a stop for lunch (included as part of the tour), we will finish our day at the Alton Mills Arts Centre in the beautiful village of Alton perched above Shaw's Creek.
How to book
To book online, click on the button above.
If you prefer to make a reservation over the phone, please contact Marville Travel Ltd. at (905) 891-0111
$95 per person, HST extra.
Cancellations & Refunds
You can cancel and receive a full refund up to 7 days before the trip.
Simply log into your customer account and cancel your reservation or send us an email at least 7 days before the tour and we'll cheerfully send you a full refund.
Your seat is fully transferable to anyone else at any time up to the time of departure. There is no charge for passenger name changes.
Pickup Locations & Times
We have 3 pickup locations in the Toronto area. For details on where to meet the bus and parking at each location, click on the location links below:
We return to the Toronto area at approximately 7:00 PM.
Travelling With Children
Children 10 and older are welcome on this trip. Price is the same as that for adults.
McMichael Canadian Collection
Set on over 100 acres of woodland in the village of Kleinburg, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection displays a renowned collection by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, First Nations, and Inuit artists.
During our visit, the gallery will have two special exhibitions. One is called Morrice & Lyman in the company of Matisse and the other is Eyes on Quebec.
The works in this exhibition take you from Venice to Paris, from North Africa to the Caribbean, from Dieppe to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, and from Québec City to Lake Massawippi. They throw a new light on to two pioneers of modern art in Canada, James W. Morrice (1865-1924) and John Lyman (1886-1967).
Both lived in Paris, in the midst of that city’s effervescent avant-garde. The two painters thrived in the creative ferment of the French capital, light years away from the conservative Canadian arts scene. They kept company with Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and found in him qualities of freedom and authenticity they were seeking. Lyman studied with the French master at the Académie Matisse in 1910, while Morrice and Matisse, of the same generation, became friends during stays in Tangier in 1912 and 1913.
The selection of paintings on display reflects the relationship between these three artists.
Comprised of significant works by artists including Clarence Gagnon, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Jean Paul Lemieux, Paul-Émile Borduas, and Jean Paul Riopelle, the exhibition is a stunning tribute to the memory of the late Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry, whose discerning eye and interest in Quebec art were at the heart of this exceptional private collection.
Alton Mill Arts Centre
With its unique blend of over 25 studios, galleries, shops, café and event spaces in a stunning setting, the Alton Mill is a wonderful escape for an afternoon or for a day.
Here you can discover the perfect piece of art, hand-crafted objects in clay, glass, wood or fibre, and exquisite jewellery. Each studio and shop is generally owned and operated by the artist or artisan so you also get an opportunity to speak directly with the creator of the work that you are admiring.
Enjoy the ambiance of this spectacularly beautiful building and its fascinating heritage exhibit. For a list of the current tenant directory of Alton Mill, please click here.
We will be stopping at a restaurant in King City for a light lunch after visiting the McMichael Canadian Collection and before we travel to Alton Mill. Lunch is included as part of the tour price!
Here are the menu options available for lunch. Lunch needs to be pre-ordered so that our lunch is ready when we arrive and our group is processed efficiently. You will need to make your lunch selection during the booking process.
Tea or coffee is included with the lunch. You are responsible for any soft drinks or alcolholic beverages; please settle your bill for those directly with the servers.