Snowmobile wilderness trails, scale a wall of ice, dog sled through majestic forests or hook 'the big one' on a frozen lake. Throw down this season and embrace Ontario's winter adventures.
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Harness the wind to sail across a frozen lake using kite and skies or a snowboard. Welcome to one of the most thrilling ice adventures. Connect with PBK Boarding, Toronto Kite Club or iKite.ca for a fully guided and outfitted day of ice kiting on Lake Simcoe. Superior Kiteboarding has been riding the ice on the north shore of Lake Superior for years and is your go-to for equipment, lessons and advice on the sport.
Explore the endless maze of groomed, back country and private trails by snowmobile. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs maintains over 30,000 kilometres of inter-connected trails across the province and outfitters and guides are ready to give beginners a taste of the thrill. Ride spectacular trails of the north with Wilderness Guided Tours out of Hearst. Check out great guided, off trail packages for riders at Horwood Lake Lodge just outside of Timmins. Rip up the trails in Muskoka and Haliburton with Back Country Tours. Yamaha Riding Adventures partners with Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville and Horseshoe Resort in Barrie to provide amazing snowmobile tours to guests. If you looking for backcountry sled adventure, Wawa in Algoma Country is your gateway to Ontario’s only boondocking destination. You'll even find awesome accommodations geared for motorheads, like Magpie Relay Powersport Resort or Halfway Haven Lodge. Discover Ontario’s epic snowmobiling.
Experience the euphoria of climbing a curtain of ice or a frozen waterfall at one of the top ice climbing destinations in North America. Join Outdoor Skills and Thrills for a guided ice-climbing excursion out of Thunder Bay. Ask Sault Ste. Marie's Superior Exploration about their climbing training programs and suggestions on great spots to climb in the region. One Axe Pursuits offers great guided ice climbing adventures just outside of Toronto in Elora Gorge. Climb the best vertical ice challenges up granite cliffs in the hardwood forests of Muskoka with LivOutside.
Parks, conservation and recreation areas offer over 60 trails for fat biking across the province. Snow-loving recreation destinations like Horseshoe Resort in Barrie or Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville offer great onsite guided fat biking trips, or set out on a full outfitted excursion with Ride Guides in Collingwood or Parry Sound Bikes. Get the skinny on more amazing fat wheel biking in Ontario.
As over 250,000 lakes, rivers and waterfalls freeze, get ready to hook a walleye, pike or trout on an ice fishing weekend. Connect with outfitters ready with hut, equipment and the latest on safety and ice conditions. Northern Edge Travel has partnered with Lac Seul First Nations to provide authentic, Indigenous guided ice fishing excursions on the lakes of Lac Seul. Snowfari Adventures will set you up in comfortable two to ten person overnight bungalows on Lake Nippissing. Algoma Country is a year-round playground for passionate anglers and delivers big on hardwater action while Lake Simcoe is referred to as the ice fishing capital of North America. Based out of Georgina Island, First Nations Cultural Tours will get you to and from the hut and provides all bait and tackle and a on-call guide. Book an ice outing with Instagram-worthy Wilfrid Boutique Farmhouse on Lake Ontario or experience Sunset Country’s epic ice angling with Anishinabi Lodge. Ojibwe guide, Michael Williams will guide you on with traditional and contemporary fishing practices in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes Region.
Lead a team of sled dogs at exhilarating speeds through dense forests and across snowy fields. Borealis Dogsled Tours delivers pure, unadulterated adventure on multi-day excursions out of Vermilion Bay. Meet the hardworking Siberian Huskies at Winterdance Dogsled Tours in the Haliburton Highlands just next to Algonquin Provincial Park. Haliburton Forest Dogsledding drives teams on over 300 kilometres of trails on 100,000 acres of private forest. Find more amazing dogsledding opportunities.
Chase the northern lights on a clear night of stargazing and soak in the warmth of your campfire on a winter camping expedition. Lure of the North employs traditional methods and materials, such as snowshoes and toboggans, without sacrificing on comfort. Best described as ‘transformational travel’, Northern Edge Algonquin creates and hosts all-inclusive, multi-day nature retreats out of South River. Snow Forest Adventures combine dog sledding adventure on a winter camping trip for a trip of a life.
Set out on snowshoes or cross-country skis to discover the wonder of Ontario’s wild country blanketed in fresh sparkling snow and ice. Spend a day on the trails at Albion Hills Conservation Area in Caledon, Stokely Creek Lodge in Goulais River (ask them about visiting the ice caves on Lake Superior), Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre in Midland, Scenic Caves Nature Adventures in the Blue Mountains, Crawford Lake Conservation Area, the Ski Hearst Club or the Kap Nordic Ski Trails in Kapuskasing. With over 750 snowshoeing and backcountry and 400 cross-country skiing opportunities, you'll never run out of trail. Step up your snowshoeing game on a guided moonlit night hike.
Take to the slopes on skis or a snowboard at one of Ontario many ski parks and snow resorts. From the hills at Calabogie to Blue Mountain to Searchmont Resort, there are plenty of great alpine runs for speed demons to eat some air.
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Glide through the silent woods with only the breath of the dog team and the hiss of the sled on the snow. Have a guide drive the team, or take the sled on your own.
Our snow-covered landscapes offer some of the best cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing around.
Pristine winter conditions provide the perfect playground for beginning or experienced skiers and boarders.
Create enchanting moments and unforgettable memories at Ontario’s snow parks and winter playgrounds.