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Winter offers a flurry of ways to get active and enjoy the magic of this season.
Test your tricks in half-pipes, fly down challenging hills and over electrifying moguls. Ontario’s ski resorts and snow parks offer great downhill skiing and snowboarding opportunities, for all skill levels, as well as exciting snow tubing runs. 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.
When you’re new to winter sports, getting started might feel a little daunting. Flexible teaching lessons for all ages and skill levels, full equipment rental services, programming for guests with special needs and a variety of ticket packages at make it easy.
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.
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.
Harness the wind to sail across a frozen lake using kite and skis 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. Elmhirst's Resort dedicates a whole weekend each year in January to learning the basics of snowkiting on Rice Lake.
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.
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 lifetime.
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, winter playgrounds and skate trails.