Ontario Activities To Get You Outside This Winter
Luckily, Canada offers an abundance of beauty in the winter for those who need a little mood pick-me-up.
If you live in southern Ontario, this list of activities is for you! With snow-covered landscapes and frozen waterfalls, the winter season in Ontario offers a whole new perspective on places you may have already explored in the summer. So bundle up, pack a thermos of hot cocoa and head out on one of these memorable adventures through Ontario’s winter wonderland.
Visit an Ontario Park:
Many Ontario Parks are open over the winter and provide plenty of fun ways to enjoy the snow. You can skate on a frozen trail through the woods in MacGregor Provincial Park on the shores of Lake Huron or go fat-biking on a trail in Mikisew Provincial Park. There’s plenty of activities for families, couples, groups of friends or solo adventurers.
See our post on Winter is Coming: Get ready for some snowy fun at Ontario Parks for more ideas.
Explore Hamilton’s Frozen Waterfalls:
Hamilton is known as the City of Waterfalls for good reason: it is home to more than 100 beautiful waterfalls! Most people travel to see these in the summer and fall, however, we think they are absolutely worth a visit during the winter. In the frigid Ontario weather, the waterfalls transform into icy sculptures and some of the gigantic icicles seemingly float in mid-air. We suggest bringing a thermos of hot coffee or tea and enjoying a beautiful walk by one of these falls on a sunny winter day.
Read our post on 5 Incredible Waterfalls to see in Hamilton this winter for more information.
Try a winter hike:
With the balmy temperatures we’ve been enjoying in Ontario of late, there’s no better time to get outside for a little sunshine on a winter hike. Ontario has plenty of amazing trails. Find one close to home or venture out to a new part of the province. It is always fun to find a new place to grab lunch or a coffee after a brisk winter’s walk.
Read out post 5 winter hikes to try this weekend for some inspiration.
Check out the Haliburton Highlands:
The Haliburton Highlands are located just 2.5 hours north of Toronto but offer a delightful world of snowy fun. Landsby’s Director of Canadian Travel visited the Highlands last winter for a girls’ weekend away and had a blast trying Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing.
Indulge in a wellness getaway:
For the ultimate winter pick-me-up, head to South Eastern Ontario for a wellness retreat. Enjoy a private getaway in Prince Edward County, stay in Downtown Kingston and enjoy a sauna experience or head to Brockville for a restful and scenic getaway.
Visit our Winter Wellness in South Eastern Ontario page for details and inspiration.