This is how you can win a truly cozy winter staycation in Toronto (worth $650)

Dec 18 2018, 5:46 am

Need to get away from your busy schedule, but can’t find the time to catch a flight out of town? You’re in luck, because Toronto is one of the most exciting cities in Canada, with an endless amount of things to see, do, and eat.

Staycations are becoming more and more popular, particularly among those with a jam-packed schedule who can’t make their way out of town when they need a break. With so much to do along Toronto’s downtown Waterfront, why not take a weekend to explore the abundance of activities the area has to offer? There’s something for everyone.

Relax, rejuvenate, and get into vacation mode as you explore the beauty of Toronto’s winter ‚ÄĒ and see how you can win a staycation package courtesy of The¬†Westin Harbour Castle worth $650.



For those who like to stay active: Head to the Harbourfront Natrel Ice Rink

Only an eight-minute walk from the Westin Harbour Castle, the Harbourfront Natrel Ice Rink is set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, and is the city’s most scenic ice rink. A popular skating destination in Toronto for more than 30 years, this really is a must-do winter activity for those who love getting active.

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For those who want to let loose: Party (or skate) the night away at DJ Skate Nights

Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party DJ Skate Nights returns every Saturday night with a stellar lineup of DJs. Bundle up your clothes, get your skates on, and head on over to Harbourfront Natrel Ice Rink for the best party in town ‚ÄĒ you won’t regret it.

For those who appreciate art: Visit the Ice Breakers installations

Now in its third annual year, visit the winter-themed public art exhibition presented by PortsToronto during your trip to Toronto’s downtown Waterfront. This year, see the sights and sounds of illuminated starlight hours with a cascade of colours, kaleidoscopic mirrors, and sweet-sounding bells. The Westin Harbour Castle is an official partner of the Ice Breakers, and is the perfect location to stay to experience the installations on display along the Waterfront for five weeks starting January 19, 2019.


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For those who want some downtime: Relax at the local cafes

Located right in the heart of the Waterfront, visit the numerous choices of restaurants and cafes offering¬†coffees from the best roasters in North America, as well as a selection of some of the world’s top new-world wines, craft beers, and more.

Nestled in the harbour with seamless downtown access, The Westin Harbour Castle offers you a serene city escape in the centre of all the action. With many of the rooms featuring beautiful views of Lake Ontario, you will be able to appreciate and take in the prime waterfront location. To book your staycation now or for more information, visit their website here.


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If you’d like to win a staycation package courtesy of The Westin Harbour Castle worth approximately $650, simply enter the contest below.

Don’t worry if you’re not selected as the winner because the Westin Harbor Castle is currently running a local promotion with some cool perks that you can enjoy. This includes a $10 food and beverage credit for Starbucks for each night you stay, as well as Harbourfront Ice Rink voucher tickets for two adults.¬†View rates, deals and packages at the hotel here.

Here’s how you can book this amazing winter staycation:

  • Click here.
  • Put in the dates for your stay.
  • Click “view rates.”
  • Click on “Deals and Packages” on the right.



To enter for your chance to win the prize listed above, courtesy of Westin Harbour Castle, do at least one of the following:

1. Follow @WestinHarbourCastle on Instagram, like the following photo and comment below the photo tagging the person you’ll bring with you if you win. Remember to use the hashtag #dhcontest. (1 entry)


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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on January 25, 2019. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through Instagram.

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