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We Own Winter!

With three downhill resorts, groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails and groomed snowmobile trails, stunning Simcoe County definitely owns winter!!  Add in spectacular ice fishing on Lake Simcoe, winter festivals, resorts and hotels, cultural attractions and shopping experiences, and it’s pretty close to the perfect winter adventure destination.  


  • Lace up those ice skates and skate on the trail at Discovery Harbour or at the one at Fern Resort (check out Fern's Skating Trail Sunday Day Package, which includes breakfast and use of the resort facilities). 
  • Enjoy a meal at one of Casino Rama's eight restaurants before your world-class concert. Feeling lucky? Visit Game Central.
  • Snowshoe or cross-country ski the trails at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, which include a 490 foot long floating boardwalk.  Be sure to check out their winter programs for kids and families.  
  • Take a step back in time at the Simcoe County Museum. Visit the galleries and take a self-guided snowshoe tour  through the Museum grounds and trails.  No snowshoes? No problem!  You can borrow them from the Museum (please call ahead to check on availability).
  • Tour the breweries, cideries & wineries of of Collingwood and leave the driving to The Beer Bus!  Tour options range from a guided snowshoe experience, to "Thank Goodness It's Friday" to the "Original Beer Bus Tour".  Advance bookings required.

Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Simcoe County - Home to Three Amazing Downhill Resorts!

Divine Downhill

Each of the three ski resorts offer three different downhill experiences.  Stay and ski at Horseshoe Resort, with a variety of winter activities for non-skiers or after some time on the hill.  Both Mount St. Louis Moonstone and Snow Valley Ski Resort have stay and ski packages with area accommodators, so ski all day and stay overnight for an extended stay.

Bravely taking the plunge at the Orillia Winter Carnival's Polar Bear Dip.

Circle Your Calendar for Fun This Winter!

Simcoe County owns winter and that covers festivals & events, too! Experience the wonders of winter at frosty and fun festivals.  Year-round farmers’ markets, concerts and live performances, cultural events and more make plenty to choose from.  Savour local food and beverage at a winter carnival, take in a live concert marvel at skillfully carved ice sculptures at Barrie's Winterfest, or take in a hearty community supper.  Cozy up to winter this season, in beautiful Simcoe County!