8 outdoor experiences to check out in Ontario this winter

Nov 27 2020, 2:09 pm

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The weather outside might be frightful, but there are so many ways to embrace the cold and have some outdoor fun during the chillier months in Ontario.

As it turns out, our beautiful province is home to many traditional winter activities, some of which are already open for the season.

If you decide to head out, support the local restaurants in these areas by taking-out, and enjoy these activities. Be sure to keep your distance at 6 feet apart, and wear a mask.

Check out this list for some feel-good winter fun in Ontario:

Niagara Helicopter Tour

Combining adventure and spectacular views for memories that will last a lifetime, taking this helicopter tour will give you the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring winter views of the Niagara Region down below.

Where: Niagara Falls
Status: Open

Ice Climbing

Experience the thrill of climbing 70-100 feet high among beautiful chandelier ice, clinging to the granite cliffs nestled in the hardwood forests of Muskoka – definitely a memorable winter experience.


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Where: Bracebridge
Status: Open in January

Upper Canada Village Alight at Night

Bundle up for an evening stroll through over one million lights! This one-of-a-kind magical backdrop will make you feel like you’re in a true winter wonderland.

Where: Upper Canada Village
Status: Open

Arrowhead Skating Trail

Here you’ll find an incredible winter oasis, complete with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing trails, snow tubing, and most importantly, a skating trail that winds through the picturesque evergreen forest in an idyllic winter wonderland setting.

Where: Huntsville
Status: Open in December

Scandinavian Spa

Situated on a 25-acre natural forest of Ontario birch, Canadian maple and pine trees, the Scandinavian Spa is a place you’ll definitely want to relax. In the winter months, guests can soak in the baths and see Blue Mountain Resort skiers carve down the slopes under the night lights.

Where: Collingwood
Status: Open

Snow Tubing at Ski Snow Valley

Snow Valley offers the best snow tubing terrain in Ontario. With lots of chutes with large lanes, so you can go down the hill with a group, Snow Valley is a great place for snow tubing.


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Where: Barrie
Status: Open in December

Canada’s Largest Festival of Lights

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights has transformed Niagara Falls into breathtaking colours with over three million sparkling lights and animated displays!

Where: Niagara Falls
Status: Open

Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing

Come visit this incredible snowshoe and cross-country skiing trail that goes across a massive, 420-foot suspension bridge giving you views of the most picturesque winter landscapes!

Where: Collingwood
Status: Open

So head out for an outdoor adventure in Ontario this winter.

Note: While local parks, some shops, and distanced events are reopened, Toronto Public Health is reminding individuals to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. If you decide to go out, maintain the six-foot physical distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

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