Ontario has been bestowed with countless beautiful places to visit, and most people haven’t seen them all yet. Make sure you don’t miss out on some of our best treasures by checking out our list of wonderful winter trip destinations.
If you’re one of millions in the Golden Horshoe, you’re within an hour’s drive of incredible winter-wonderland destinations!
Visit Arrowhead Provincial Park
A little over three hours north of Toronto and open all year long, Arrowhead Provincial Park is a great place to head if you’re partial to snowshoeing or ice skating. They also have over 30 km of ski trails winding through their forests, rated for difficulty so you’ll know what you’re getting into before you set out. Knowing you’ll need to keep warm, they’ve got two warming shelters and even a fire pit!
This is a great spot to bond and have fun during school field trips, corporate retreats, girl guide or scouts weekend trips, family reunions, or even church group outings.
Toronto (always) has a lot to offer
Anyone living outside Toronto should make the trip to see it during winter at least once. Nathan Phillips Square is a gorgeous sight when it’s all lit up in the evening. And if you’ll be there between the middle of November and the middle of March you can go ice skating beneath its twinkling lights. If you don’t have skates, there’s nothing to worry about since they have a skate rental shop.
The great thing about making a winter trip to Toronto is that there’s an abundance of hotels, pubs and great dining available, which is perfect for weekend trips with a big group of friends. If you time it right, you can also participate in some of its festivals, including Winterlicious early in the new year.
Get a group of friends together and treat yourselves to a weekend away in Toronto!
Collingwood is located about two and a half hours northwest of Toronto, and many adventures await you there.
The Nordic Scenic Caves offer up the experience of traversing the longest suspension bridge in Ontario. They also maintain a network of trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Blue Mountain Village Resort is the perfect retreat for the night, offering comfortable rooms, a luxurious spa, shopping, and great dining.
Similarly to Arrowhead, this is another great destination if you’re looking for a fun place to go with a group of any age, since there are so many things to do here.
Lots to see and do in Ontario this winter
They say “the more the merrier” for good reason. When planning what to see and do in Ontario this winter, remember that everything is more fun with friends. Whether it’s a school field trip you’re planning, a sports team bonding weekend, or a girls shopping trip to Toronto, consider traveling as a group so no-one has to worry about directions, finding parking, or the risk of getting lost. Renting a school or party bus to transport your group is a win-win solution for all since it’s affordable, fun, and easy for all concerned.