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Winter Sampler

Enjoy a variety of unique outdoor and indoor events and activities that will take you from our "downhills" to our "downtowns”.

Marvel at an outdoor gallery of ice sculptures during Ottawa’s Winterlude. Meet amazing sled dogs and a friendly mascot during Bon Soo in Sault Ste. Marie . Bundle up for a winter sleigh ride or relax fireside and watch the snow fall.

Enjoy the urban outdoors. Spend an afternoon skating the world’s largest rink, Ottawa’s Rideau Canal , along the edge of Niagara Falls at the TD Rink at the Brink, or in the shadow of City Hall at Toronto’s Nathan Phillip’s Square.

Ontario lodges and resorts also offer unique opportunities to combine an exploration of wilderness trails with other winter activities.

Whether you explore Ontario's north, east, south or west, you'll find enriching winter experiences, inviting accommodations and delightful diversions at every turn of the road.

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Ski poles resting against the side of a cottage in winter.


Ontario offers a great variety of accommodations for your winter sampler, from cosy cottage rentals to remote wilderness lodges to secluded romantic resorts.

Man ice-skating.


Whether you are a downhill skier, a snowboarder, a cross-country enthusiast or a snow tuber, check here for all the information you need to enjoy your favourite winter activity.

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