Winter is here! It’s the perfect time to explore the province and capture some picture-perfect Ontario memories. Here are a few of the prettiest spots to Insta-share during the season.
ARROWHEAD PROVINCIAL PARK, HUNTSVILLE
It’s a local favourite for its skate trail and kilometers of cross-country ski trails, but recently Arrowhead has been making headlines as the word has spread of the fairy-tale experience of skating through the snowy forest. Another favourite for photographers: this beautiful bridge on the ski trail.
Find out the latest ice conditions here.
NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE, TORONTO
It’s an Ontario winter tradition … lacing up your skates and gliding around the ice in the heart of Toronto. Don’t have your own skates? Rentals are available on site! Plus, the iconic Toronto sign adds to the photo-readiness of this rink.
SLEEPING GIANT PROVINCIAL PARK, THUNDER BAY
Northern Ontario is the quintessential winter wonderland, with eye-popping landscapes which are even more incredible covered in a blanket of snow. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is home to this natural wonder: a rocky outcropping known as the Sea Lion.
RIDEAU CANAL SKATEWAY, OTTAWA
The world’s largest skating rink, with the backdrop of Canada’s Parliament buildings, is a must for your winter photo album, especially during Winterlude. When fully frozen, the skateway is 7.8 km in length, and makes for the perfect way to enjoy some fresh air and exercise in the winter months.
Find the most current ice conditions here.
BRUCE PENINSULA NATIONAL PARK, TOBERMORY
The turquoise waters of Georgian Bay are spellbinding in the summer, but there’s something about the contrast of the bay against the white snow and granite rock formations that makes this National Park particularly stunning in the winter.
BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT, THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
It’s a winter haven whether you love to ski or not, and the picture-perfect Westin Trillium House looks like something out of a snow-globe when those fluffy white flakes start falling.
THE CN TOWER, TORONTO
An icy Lake Ontario with the CN Tower rising above it is a view we never tire of. Get a photo like this of your own by taking the Ward’s Island Ferry over to Toronto Island.
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