Searching for fun and unique winter getaways in Ontario?
Yes, winters in Ontario can be pretty miserable, but going out and doing some exploring can definitely make it a lot more enjoyable.
Let’s look at the positives: the magical winter snow, the crackling of the fire, the decadent hot chocolate.
Winter can definitely be fun, especially if you get out and do some fun winter getaways in Ontario!
Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend or fun girls’ trip, here are some of the best winter getaways to go on in Ontario.
Winter getaways in Ontario
Glamping at Glen Oro Farm
Glamp under the stars at Glen Oro Farm, located in Oro-Medonte (near Orillia).
If you don’t know what “glamping” is, it’s basically luxury camping for peeps who aren’t into pitching their own tents and actually sleeping in the outdoors (like moi).
All of their accommodations feature a king-sized bed and a private outdoor fire pit, so it’s the perfect romantic winter getaway for couples.
They’re all about sustainability and all things natural here – each dome features a wood stove (for heating), composting toilet, and well water!
Their Stargazer Dome even features a skylight, so you can fall asleep to the sight of stars in the night sky.
Skiing at Blue Mountain Village
Blue Mountain is one of the most popular winter getaways in Ontario, mostly for people looking to do some skiing and snowboarding.
There are plenty of other fun winter activities you can do at Blue Mountain, including snowshoeing, snow tubing, and hiking.
You can even go on the famous Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, a 1 km track that speeds at 42 km an hour!
If you’re looking to do something more romantic, pay a visit to the Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain and take a soak in the outdoor bath while enjoying the snowy views.
Stay in a hotel right in Blue Mountain Village to make it easier to get around and explore – the village is super cute, especially during the winter with all the holiday decorations and twinkling lights!
Wander around Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake are great to visit year-round, and there are actually many things you can do during the winter months.
This guided walking tour takes you around Niagara Falls to see all the pretty Christmas lights, and even includes entry to the Skylon Tower.
You can also check out these other fun activities in Niagara Falls:
- Zipline over the Niagara River Gorge
- Journey Behind the Falls to see the icy falls up close
- Stop into the Butterfly Conservatory
- Head up the Skylon Tower (free entry if you dine at the restaurant)
- Take an epic helicopter flight
Sip on wine at Prince Edward County
You may have been wine tasting at Niagara-on-the-Lake, but have you gone in Prince Edward County?
PEC is located east of Toronto, and they’re definitely becoming well-known for their wineries and craft breweries.
You can even explore the various hiking trails, including by the beaches at Sandbanks Provincial Park!
Getting outdoors at Algonquin Provincial Park
Looking to get out and enjoy the Canadian outdoors during winter?
Algonquin is the perfect Ontario park for a winter getaway, with all kinds of activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and more!
Parking permits are required at $18-$21 per vehicle per day, and there are fees for camping as well.
If you’re looking to visit with a tour, this epic 3-day dogsled, ski and snowshoe adventure takes you through various winter activities, and you even get to stay in an adorable and cozy off-grid log cabin that’s only accessible by foot or canoe.
You can also do a quick Winter Adventure day tour, which takes you from Toronto to Algonquin, and then back to Toronto.
There are plenty of cozy log cabins and cottages near Algonquin that you can stay at.
Winter getaways in Ontario:
- Glen Oro Farm
- Blue Mountain Village
- Niagara Falls
- Prince Edward County
- Algonquin Provincial Park
These were some of the best winter getaways to go on in Ontario, whether you’re looking to get cozy at a rural cabin or get out and enjoy the Canadian outdoors!
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