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Winter Fun In Ontario

Winter in Ontario is no time to hibernate. With an exciting array of experiences that stretch beyond the ski slopes, outdoor adventures in Ontario in winter won't disappoint.

You don't need to be an avid skier or ardent snowboarder to enjoy the flurry of winter fun in Ontario- all that's required is warm clothing, a sense of adventure and plenty of enthusiasm.

Strap on cross-country skis or snowshoes and head for parks, conservation areas and hundreds of trails all over the province. Sled or toboggan almost anywhere, even in our urban centres. Practice your figure eights on scores of ice skating rinks, including Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of Toronto and the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, famous for being the largest in the world! For the really adventurous, reach for new heights on ice-climbing routes in Batchawana Bay and Nipigon in Northern Ontario.

Let a team of Alaskan sled dogs or Siberian huskies do the work for you on a dog sledding adventure in Algonquin Provincial Park with Voyageur Quest or in Haliburton with Winterdance. Strap up for snowmobiling on the longest interconnected system of groomed snowmobile trails in the world. Some locations, such as Haliburton Forest offer rentals, while others like Deerhurst Resort and Blue Mountain Resort make it even easier with guided tours.

Ski, snowboard or tube at Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood, Horseshoe Resort near Orillia or Calabogie Peaks near Ottawa, each with accommodations and après ski nightlife. As part of your winter break you can enjoy a little bit of everything from a horse-drawn sleigh ride to a snowmobile safari, then head indoors for a spa treatment capped off by a gourmet meal.

Grab the family and enjoy winter festivals in Ontario. We celebrate the season with maple syrup taffy pulls, tobogganing, chilli cook offs, ice wine tastings, dogsled races, horse-drawn sleigh rides, beaver tails and much more!

Head to the Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls to enjoy colourful light displays and panoramic views of the icy Niagara Falls. Enjoy a city break in Ottawa during Winterlude and experience a festival atmosphere like no other with ice carving displays, kids activities and skating on the largest ice skating rink in the world, the Rideau Canal Skateway.