With flurries in the forecast and snow on the ground already, Ontario can’t wait for winter. It’s the season to curl up in front of the fireplace with a glass of Ontario wine; time to get outside and explore the winter wonderland at your doorstep; the opportunity to be awed by the lights and magic of the season. Want to know what’s new and notable this winter? Download the FREE Ontario Travel magazine here. But first, here’s your sneak preview of what’s inside!
You’ll find a uniquely Ontario gift guide for everyone on your list; events and listings across the province to inspire you to make the most of the season; and what to do indoors and out in the snow days to come. And Owen Sound’s own Cheryl Hickey sits down with Ontario Travel magazine to dish on her favourite hometown hotspots!
Get outside and hit the slopes on Blue Mountain’s new expanded trails, lace up your skates on the Rideau Canal, Sudbury’s Ramsay Lake or London’s Storybook Gardens, or even try winter glamping in Ontario’s parks. Hit the trails for serious sledding and relax in an ice-fishing hut.
Take in the festive mood at Upper Canada Village’s Alight at Night Festival, Pioneer Village’s Christmas by Lamplight and Dundurn Castle’s Victorian Christmas. From the fireworks and concerts of the Cavalcade of Lights to decorated storefronts and neighbourhood light displays, Ontario dazzles for the holidays. Browse specialty food and artisan products at the Distillery Historic District’s Toronto Christmas Market while kids visit with Santa’s reindeer, or enjoy some world-class theatre.
Celebrate winter at snow festivals throughout the province. Ottawa’s iconic Winterlude should be on everyone’s list, but there are also a slew of others like Barrie’s Winterfest, Waterloo’s Winterloo, Sault Ste. Marie’s Bon Soo Winter Carnival and Wiarton’s Groundhog Day festivities. Treat yourself at Le Cordon Bleu Bistro @Signatures Restaurant in Ottawa, the London Wine & Food Show, or pamper yourself at the new One King West hotel.