Winter is a chance to get away for a cozy, fun, and active vacation around incredible sites around Ontario. Explore destinations that show off the beauty of Ontario’s natural sites, try out all the classic winter activities like snowshoeing, snowboarding, skiing, and ice skating, warm up indoors over some delicious bites and warm drinks, and finally, rest easy in a comfortable cottage.
Blue Mountain is the ultimate winter getaway. Known all around Ontario as a winter destination, the family can enjoy on-hill and off-hill attractions that will fill up your itinerary and provide a memorable family vacation.
Walk the Blumination Dream Trail, a kilometre walking trail around the Mill Pond and ending in the Village with more than 10 stunning light displays, sharpen your skates and cruise on 1.1km ice skating loop while enjoying extraordinary views along the Niagara Escarpment, go snow tubing and enjoy a genuine downhill experience without the speed and equipment associated with skiing and snowboarding and more at the resort.
Deerhurst Resort is for families that love adventure. If you want an active getaway this winter, this destination is ideal for you. Kids can ride snowmobiles specifically for children, solve snow mazes, and warm up indoors with rock climbing and obstacle courses.
You can enjoy classic winter games, resort activities, and more! You can also visit nearby Escape Cabin and solve puzzles, codes, clues and problems and discover hidden secrets! Arrowhead provincial park located nearby is another great winter destination you can visit.
Located near Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike, the Ogopogo Resort is an all-season resort that accommodates families. It is situated in the natural environment and is close to winter attractions and the studios of artisans and artists in the area. You can go dog sledding in Haliburton Forest, enjoy outdoor skating on beautiful Mountain Lake and more!
Cozy Cabins at Arrowhead Provincial Park
Arrowhead Provincial Park is a great visit at any time of the year, but in winter, the famous skate trail nestled along the snow-laden trees is not the only thing that you can do to enjoy the crisp and clear winter air. Enjoy snow tubing, snowshoeing, explore the park and more as you stay at one of the cozy cabins in the park. Details
Hockley Valley Resort
The Hockley Valley Resort is a cozy yet exciting resort to take the family to this winter. Located in Mono, a geographical wonder with incredible views of the Niagara Escarpment, there are great outdoor adventures like skiing and snowboarding and a delicious farm-to-table restaurant to wind down at.
Ottawa’s Winterlude is a winter family fun yearly event that beckons all to enjoy the incredible Rideau Canal Skateway and a whole host of activities like tubing, skating, and ice carving, complemented by cultural and culinary fun.
Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin Provincial Park is an unforgettable place for a family winter getaway. Here, you can spend days just exploring the area and doing all the winter activities there is to offer – dog sledding, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, winter festivals and more.
Calabogie Peaks Resort
This premier winter resort boasts an idyllic landscape for skiing, snowboarding, skating, and ice fishing. Being a country resort, you can enjoy luxurious warmth and rustic charm that the family will love.
Angler’s Haven Ice Fishing
Try something different this winter and spend two nights in an executive ice bungalow in Nippissing. A package includes transportation to the bungalow, minnows, drilled holes, fishing equipment, a gas fireplace, barbecue, propane stove, and tons of quality time fishing with the family.
Bayview Wildwood Resort
Voted the Best Winter Resort by City Parent Readers, this resort is bound to be perfect for a winter family getaway. You can choose to rent a room at the lodge or your own private cottage, and enjoy fun outdoor activities like wagon rides, snowshoeing, sledding, roasting marshmallows, and more!
The Horseshoe Resort is open in all four seasons, and offers a fantastic winter experience with all the must-do outdoor activities like snowshoeing in the Copeland Forest, skating and skiing. Afterward, you can take advantage of the ski and stay packages and stay just steps away from the hill.
Huntsville is teeming with opportunities for outdoor winter activity. From ice fishing to dogsledding, you won’t want to pass up this destination if you enjoy staying active even on the coldest winter days. After all, Huntsville is part of Ontario’s most famed outdoor playground – Muskoka. Details
Elmhirst provides a one-of-a-kind experience. It has five generations of family ownership and embraces the Kawartha community through its food and drink, cozy cottage accommodation, and incredible winter activities around the resort.
Cedar Grove Lodge
If you’re looking for a more low-key family getaway that is a home away from home, the Cedar Grove Lodge is a humble cottage resort that is stretched along 1600 feet of natural shoreline. Stay in a unique log cabin, experiment with winter activities, and enjoy the beauty of Muskoka.
Killarney Provincial Park
Killarney Provincial Park is an exceptional outdoor wonderland with immense wilderness landscapes. Visually colourful views permeate the area, as the pink granite of the Georgian Bay Coast, the white quartzite ridges of La Cloche Mountains, and the clear glistening lakes come together to craft the perfect backdrop for winter activities like yurt camping or backcountry camping, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as bundling up and checking out the night sky of Ontario’s first Dark Sky Preserve. Details