Ontario is Canada’s second largest province (Quebec being the first) and it’s filled with some super fun cities and beautiful landscapes.
There are so many things to do in Ontario in winter. It’s lake and cottage country, culture and history and so much good food!
Ontario in winter is often avoided by visitors in Canada given it’s known for being very, very cold. However, with the right gear and the right mindset, you can find plenty of beautiful places to visit in Ontario in winter and not feel too cold.
When we first moved to Canada in 2017, we landed in Toronto at the end of January. Though those first few days were pretty tricky with getting used to the cold weather and figuring out all that fun paperwork that comes with moving countries while making sure we didn’t slip on the icy pavements, we still had a great time.
Over the next month, we visited more places in Ontario in winter and learned to love the classic cold Canadian winters.
If you’re thinking about a visit in Ontario in winter, or are a local looking for new places to explore, here are some of the best places to go in winter in Ontario.
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Best winter destinations and places to visit Ontario Canada
Ottawa in winter
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and sits right on the border of Ontario and Quebec. It’s one of the best places to visit in Canada in winter.
Ottawa in winter is a magical place and is almost permanently covered in snow. The lakes freeze over and become ideal for skating and there are so many winter festivals in Ottawa and things to do in that visiting in winter is such a fun trip!
Some of the best things to do in Ottawa include attending the Ottawa Winterlude, skating on the Rideau Canal, watching an Ottawa Senators hockey game and eating at many of the city’s amazing restaurants. I highly recommend Ottawa if you’re looking for cities to visit in Ontario in winter.
Rideau Canal in winter
The Rideau Canal in Ottawa is one of the best places to visit in Ontario during winter. The Rideau Canal runs right through the city of Ottawa and in winter it completely freezes over.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site stretches 200 km all the way from Ottawa to Kingston. Though the skating rink is just 8 km long, it’s still the world’s longest skating rink.
The rink has stalls, benches, and various access points and is completely free to skate on if you’ve got your own skates. If you don’t have skates, you can rent skates on the Rideau Canal at various points.
Make sure you grab a Beaver Tails (sweet pastry with delicious toppings) to keep you fuelled as you skate!
Ottawa Winterlude takes place for two weeks every year. In 2023, it’s between February 3 and February 20th.
The free event includes musical performances, ice carving competitions, dance parties, ice skating and a fun Snowflake Kingdom playground for kids.
The ice sculptures at the festival are absolutely incredible and well worth checking out!
Where to stay in Ottawa
When it comes to places to stay in Ottawa, there are some great options for Ottawa hotels. Below are some that are highly rated.
- Hyatt Place Ottawa West: Rooms here include breakfast, fitness centre facilities, a lounge and terrace and free parking as well and an indoor pool
- Le Germain Hotel: Close to the Rideau Locks, this stylish Ottawa hotel is a great base for exploring Ottawa in winter.
- Sonder the O’Connor: Sondor accommodation is always beautiful and the same goes for this one in Ottawa which is in the perfect location for exploring Ottawa in winter.
2. Toronto in winter
Given the size and range of things to do in Toronto, it’s perhaps no surprise that Toronto is included as the best place to visit in Ontario in winter.
Toronto is one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations and there is so much to do in Toronto all year round.
Toronto in winter also has plenty of things to do from exploring the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District to visiting museums around Toronto, there is so much to help you enjoy the winter. It’s for these reasons that Toronto is one of the top places to visit in Ontario in December.
Even after Christmas, there is still plenty to do in Toronto in winter.
When it comes to places to visit in Toronto in winter, you could visit Toronto’s castle: Casa Loma, go to the top of the CN Tower, the Toronto Light Festival and more.
Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District
The Toronto Christmas Market in the beautiful Distillery District in Toronto is a must-see if you’re visiting Toronto near Christmas.
There are food stalls, gifts and stalls selling Christmas presents, music, lights and, of course, a huge tree!
Where to stay in Toronto
- The Ace Hotel Toronto: This super stylish hotel has a restaurant, bar and fitness centre and is super close to Toronto’s top attractions.
- The Gladstone Hotel: Located in the West Queen West neighbourhood, this hotel is known for its unique, artist-designed rooms and popular events space.
- The Anndore House: Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Midtown, this boutique hotel offers stylish rooms and a rooftop bar with views of the city
3. Niagara Falls in winter
Of all the places to visit Canada in winter, Niagara Falls is up there.
Niagara Falls is an iconic Canadian landmark and sits on the USA-Canada border (though the Canadian border definitely has the best views!).
Niagara Falls should be on everyone’s Canada bucket list and, while most people visit Niagara Falls in the summer, I’d argue it’s even better in the winter.
Spending a day here is a great winter day trip from Toronto.
Sure, it’s freezing, but the partially frozen falls are something not many people see and that’s what makes it so special.
In the winter the Maid of the Mist boats don’t run, but you can still get great views of the falls from the main viewing platforms.
There are still winter tours of Niagara Falls available on the Hornblower Boat Cruise and you can go behind the falls. This Niagara Falls winter tour includes your travel from Toronto.
Where to stay in Niagara Falls
- Fairfield by Marriot: This hotel is just minutes from Niagara Falls on foot and has everything you need for a pleasant stay in Niagara Falls.
- Sterling Inn & Spa: This Niagara Falls accommodation gets great reviews and includes an on-site spa.
4. Niagara on the Lake
If you’re visiting Niagara Falls in Ontario in Winter, you may as well extend your trip and visit Niagara on the Lake (or NOTL for short), just 20 minutes away from Niagara Falls.
This quaint little town is popular in the summer and is even more beautiful in the winter in Ontario. It’s one of the best places to visit near Toronto in winter.
Downtown Niagara on the Lake has cute boutique shops, and great restaurants and is full of beautiful lights over winter.
Enjoy a new vantage point of Lake Ontario by heading down to Queen’s Royal Park or Mississauga Beach, or try some of the local wine, beer and spirits from the local producers.
If you visit Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery, you can also go skating!
Where to stay in Niagara on the Lake
- 124 on Queen Hotel & Spa: This beautiful hotel in the middle of Niagara on the Lake is in a beautiful building and is perfect for Ontario winter getaways.
- Staybridge Suites: At Staybridge Suites you’ll find comfortable rooms with a great buffet breakfast on offer.
5. The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are about 2 hours north of Toronto and are definitely one of the best places to visit in Ontario in winter.
If you love winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and tubing, then make sure you visit the Blue Mountains!
The hill may not have as much to offer as Whistler in winter, but there are still 16 lifts and plenty of trails to keep you entertained. It’s easily one of the best winter destinations in Ontario.
If you’re not into skiing, head to Scandinave Spa nearby, wander through the town, or simply relax on a heated outdoor patio with a nice warm drink while you watch the skiers.
Where to stay in Blue Mountains Ontario
- Blue Mountain Resort: Blue Mountain Resort offers a variety of lodging options from hotel rooms to self-catering suites all within close proximity to the Blue Mountain ski area.
Burlington is a great place to visit in Ontario in winter that has a good mix of both indoor and outdoor activities.
From skiing to art galleries and hiking to museums, there are plenty of things to do in Burlington in winter.
Enjoy the snow at Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Center, go snowshoeing on some of the Bruce Trail or just cafe and bar hop back in town.
Where to stay in Burlington Ontario
- The Pearl Hotel & Spa (Autograph Collection): This hotel has a great location for exploring Burlington in winter as well as spacious, stylish rooms.
- Hampton Inn & Suites Burlington: With friendly service, clean rooms and great access for exploring Ontario in winter, this is a great option for Burlington hotels.
7. Winter in Kitchener, Ontario
Kitchener has a cutesy small-town vibe and there are lots of things to do in Kitchener in winter.
The main thing to do in Kitchener is to go skating. There are over 30 outdoor skating rinks in Kitchener and nearby Waterloo!
If skating isn’t for you, head to the Chicopee Ski Club and Chicopee Tube Park where you can enjoy tubing, skiing and snowboarding.
There’s also McLennan Park which offers tubing with some great sunset views too! Or, go for a walk and admire the snowy landscapes at Huron Natural Area.
If it really is cold outside, head to THEMUSEUM where they regularly have new interactive exhibitions you can enjoy or check out the art at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
There’s also the Christkindl Market in Kitchener which offers a cute German Christmas Market experience. There are over 70 stalls here selling food and gifts and you can enjoy mulled wine, bratwursts and more.
Where to stay in Kitchener Ontario
- Walper Hotel: This boutique hotel in Kitchener, Ontario was originally built in 1893 and beautifully restored in 2016.
8. Bruce Peninsula National Park
Another of the best places to visit in Canada in winter is the Bruce Peninsula.
The Bruce Peninsula National Park surrounded by Lake Huron is super popular in summer, but not so much in the winter. However, visiting Bruce Peninsula National Park in winter is such a good idea!
While many of the tours and companies that run some of the best things to do are closed over winter, visiting Bruce Peninsula National Park in winter is the ideal time to book a cosy cabin, pack some books and just relax.
It’s the perfect location for a cosy trip making it one of my best places to visit in Ontario winter time. It’d make for a super cute romantic winter getaway in Ontario idea. This means if you’re looking for places to visit in Ontario in February for Valentine’s Day, this should be on your list.
Read more: Cabin packing list
There are plenty of beautiful snowy trails to explore on foot or on x-country skis and you can admire the impressive icicles and snowy trees.
Where to stay near Bruce Peninsula National Park
- Grandview Motel: The Bruce Trail, boardwalk, shops and boat tours are all within a 5-minute walk of the property.
- Stone Cove Waterfront B&B: This gorgeous B&B on the lake is perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway in Ontario.
Kingston is another of the best places to visit in Ontario in winter.
This student city on the shores of Lake Ontario is well known for its beautiful surroundings and historic buildings.
Enjoy a chilly walk around Lake Ontario Park, or go hiking in Frontenac Provincial Park near Kingston. Then, warm up with a hot chocolate from one of the cute cafes in Kingston and enjoy the Christmas Markets and twinkly lights.
Springer Market Square is a great place to go skating in Kingston, especially at night. You’ll be skating with a beautiful backdrop of city lights and the beautiful Kingston City Hall.
If you’re visiting Kingston in February, you’re just in time for Feb Fest where there are hockey games, light shows, ice sculpture carving, ice slides and more free events.
Where to stay in Kingston Ontario
- Hampton Inn By Hilton Kingston: Close to downtown Kingston, this hotel has all the amenities you need for exploring.
- The Secret Garden Inn: Offering city views, The Secret Garden Inn in Kingston has a garden, a shared lounge, a terrace, a restaurant and a bar.
10. Huntsville and Muskoka
The Muskoka region and the town of Huntsville are some of the best places to visit in Ontario in winter.
In Huntsville and Muskoka, you have the chance to go dog sledding! Dog sledding is so much fun and you’ll get the chance to meet the dogs, and learn tips from a musher as you race through the winter landscapes.
This fun activity easily makes Hunstville one of the top places to visit around Toronto in winter.
You can also go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the trails in Muskoka at Arrowhead Provincial Park, or hit the outdoor ice rinks where you can ski through the snowy forests. The outdoor Arrowhead Trail and Cranberry Ice trail are two of the best places for skating in Muskoka and Huntsville.
Make sure to book a cute cottage in the woods, pack some delicious food, games and cosy loungewear and have a beautiful winter getaway in Ontario!
Where to stay in Muskoka
- Sherwoods Inn: Located on Lake Joseph, Sherwood Inn features a fitness centre, a spa and wellness centre and a restaurant overlooking the water.
- Taboo Muskoka: Taboo Muskoka has a bar, and sun terrace and is in a beautiful location.
Just to the west of Kitchener, is the city of Stratford: Justin Bieber’s hometown. Besides that, it’s another great place to visit in Ontario in winter for fun activities.
Head to the River Valley Winter Tube Slide for tubing or snowshoeing or hiking (depending on snow levels) along the Avon River Trail of the Wildwood Conservation Area.
There’s also the Stratford Winter fest which is one of the best things to do in Stratford in winter. As with other winter festivals in Ontario, there are ice carving competitions, winter activities such as sledding and skating and even igloo building!
When it’s time to warm up, take a walk along the Stratford Chocolate Trail. Along the way, you’ll pass numerous chocolate stores with some of the best chocolates around!
Where to stay in Stratford
- The Stratford Hotel by Hoco Hotels: This hotel has budget-friendly rooms and is in a great location for exploring Ontario in winter.
- The Parlour Inn: This charming and comfortable hotel retains its historic beauty.
Hamilton is one of the best places to visit in Ontario in winter and a fun idea for places near Toronto to visit in winter.
The city itself is a festive and fun place during winter, but you can also check out over 100 waterfalls (some of which freeze) and make for amazing sights!
Some of the best waterfalls in Ontario are Tiffany Falls, Sherman Falls, the Devil’s Punchbowl and Felker’s Falls.
Downtown Hamilton in winter has Christmas trees, festive lights, a Christmas carol parade and special events to help spread winter cheer.
Where to stay in Hamilton
- Visitor’s Inn: Close to the best things to do in Hamilton, this hotel has a restaurant and indoor pool.
- Pring Guesthouse: Super affordable accommodation with great reviews in Hamilton.
13. Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin Provincial Park is one of the best places to visit in winter in Ontario. Yes, it’ll be cold and snowy, but that’s what makes it so worth visiting!
It’s most popular in the summer but I think it’s also one of those great places in Ontario to visit in winter too.
When visiting Alquonquin in winter you can enjoy ski trails such as the Fen Lake ski trail or snowmobiling on the Bon Echo Loop, skating on Mew Lake or a walk on an easy trail through the forest. Vcisiting Algonquin Provincial Park is a must no matter the time of year.
If you’re looking for an adventure and have good camping good, you can still go camping in Algonquin Provincial Park in winter.
Just make sure you’ve plenty of warm layers, a strong sleeping bag and camping mat and a sense of adventure!
14. Matthews Maple Syrup
Canada is well known for Maple Syrup and many famous Canada quotes feature this delicious sweet syrup in them.
In winter, frozen maple taffy is a must-try and Matthews Maple Syrup is one of the best places to enjoy it.
The sugar shack at Matthews Maple Syrup gives you the chance to learn about maple syrup production and see maple being thrown in the snow to create frozen taffy.
For those visiting towards the end of winter, as spring arrives, you can learn more and watch how the sap is tapped from the maple trees ready for transforming into maple syrup.
15. Fishing on Lake Nipissing
Ice fishing is a hugely popular Canadian winter pastime and in Ontario, the best place to visit for ice fishing is Lake Nipissing. It’s such a cool idea for places to go in Ontario in winter.
Every year, hundreds head to Lake Nipissing, carve holes in the ice and wait to catch a fish.
Whether you’re interested in fishing or not, it’s an interesting sight to see all the ice fishers out on the lake.
16. Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve
When it comes to Ontario places to visit in winter, make sure this one is on your list.
The Torrance Barrens Conservation Area is a Dark Sky Preserve where you can enjoy the night sky clear of light pollution.
It also doesn’t have many trees or obstructions to the horizon or above. So it’s easy to see why it’s one of the best places in Ontario for sky gazing!
On a clear night, you can see the Milky War, and satellites and you may even see shooting stars!
17. Peterborough, Ontario
Another of the best winter places to visit in Ontario is the town of Peterborough.
Peterborough, Ontario is the gateway to the Kawartha lake region. It’s often called “Canadian cottage country,” due to the sheer number of cottages you’ll find around the lake and in the forests.
If you’re looking for somewhere to cosy up on a winter getaway in Ontario in winter, this is where to go!
Peterborough is on the Otonabee River which turns into an outdoor ice rink in the winter along with other winter adventures in Ontario.
You can also enjoy a sleigh ride at Merrylynd Organics (such a fun idea for winter activities in Ontario!), or head to the Canoe Museum of Canada to learn more about Canadian Indigenous people.
Where to stay in Peterborough
- Burley’s Executive Garden Suite: In downtown Peterborough, this accommodation has apartments with their own kitchen and gas fireplace.
18. Rice Lake, Ontario
Rice Lake in Ontario is just a few hours to the east of Toronto and in winter it’s home to people going snow-kiting on the lake!
It’s a pretty cool and unique activity in Ontario in winter to watch. Definitely one of the best Ontario winter activities.
Even if you don’t see any snow-kiters on the lake, it’s worth visiting Rice Lake in Ontario in winter just for the spectacular scenery.
19. Haliburton Highlands
The Haliburton Highlands is the ultimate place to visit in Ontario in winter for those who love the great outdoors. Just a three-hour drive northeast of Toronto, this region is renowned for its spectacular natural beauty, with towering forests, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife.
For those who love to explore, Haliburton offers a range of outdoor activities all year round. In the winter months, there is plenty of opportunity for skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. You can also go dog sledding with Winterdance.
Temagami is a small town north of Toronto that offers serene forests, pristine lakes, and a variety of activities for a perfect weekend getaway in winter.
Many come to the Temagami area to indulge in numerous winter activities including sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing and more.
Unwind at a cosy lodge or resort like Temagami Shores Inn & Resort, and spend the afternoon exploring old-growth forests with snowshoes or snowmobiling through them instead. It’s ideal as one of the best places to visit in ontario for the weekend in winter.
Gaze up at the glittering night sky as you walk back to your room, and be mesmerized by the billions of stars shining above.
Elora, Ontario is a charming village that offers a plethora of things to do in Ontario in winter that aren’t all about the snow and the cold.
In this cute down you’ll find boutique stores, quaint restaurants, and art galleries that dot the landscape. The 19th-century brick and stone buildings add a rustic charm to the town, making it the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.
One must-visit spot in Elora is the Elora Brewing Company offers delicious beer that you can sample and enjoy together. Or, for something sweeter, Sweet Distractions, a small candy shop that offers a selection of ice cream that is perfect for couples to share.
With its romantic charm and unique offerings, Elora, Ontario is the perfect destination places to visit in Ontario in winter.
Orillia is a picturesque city in central Ontario, located on the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe.
The city is a popular winter getaway destination for many reasons.
There are plenty of exciting winter activities to enjoy, including skiing at nearby resorts like Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Snow Valley, and Horseshoe Resort.
For those who prefer snowmobiling, Cottage Country Tours in Severn offers guided tours of the area’s winter wonderland.
22. Saulte Ste. Marie
Sault Ste Marie is a must-visit place in Ontario during the winter months, offering visitors an escape from veryday life.
Thiscity is situated at a unique connecting point of Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and the Georgian Bay, making it an intriguing northern Ontario city for many reasons.
One of the main attractions of Sault Ste Marie is the abundance of outdoor winter activities available to visitors. The city becomes a winter wonderland during the colder months, making it the perfect destination for those who love the great outdoors.
Hiawatha Highlands offers visitors 45 km of groomed trails for Nordic skiing, while the nearby lakes provide ample opportunities for ice fishing. Visitors can also take a day trip to Searchmont Ski Resort for a day of skiing and snowboarding.
For the more adventurous, the Lake Superior waterfront offers the chance to explore one of the lake’s majestic ice caves. There are several ice caves to explore, including the Alona Bay Ice Cave, Coppermine Point Ice Cave, Gross Cap Conservation Area Ice cave, and Hibbard Bay Ice Cave amongst others. However, it is important to take safety seriously, as these ice caves can be dangerous and are nothing to take lightly.
23. Thunder Bay
If you’re looking for a winter destination in Ontario that boasts rugged beauty and thrilling outdoor adventures, Thunder Bay is a must-visit city.
With its snowy Nor’wester mountains and a long winter season, Thunder Bay is a hotspot for winter tourism, making it a great place to experience the best of winter in Canada.
There are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy in Thunder Bay during the winter months.
For the adventurous, there’s ice climbing and dog sledding, while skiing, snowboarding, and ice fishing are popular options for those looking to hit the slopes or the frozen lakes. Thunder Bay even offers the chance to experience ice racing and snowkiting, ensuring that you won’t run out of outdoor winter activities to try.
A visit to Thunder Bay wouldn’t be complete without taking in the stunning natural beauty of the area. The Sleeping Giant is a must-see attraction, with the option to hike to the peak for breathtaking views over Lake Superior as are Kakabeka Falls, Ontario’s second-largest waterfall after Niagara Falls.
Cochrane, on the other hand, is a snowmobiling town that attracts winter travelers from all over the world. If that’s sounds up your street you’ve got the answer to where to go in Ontario during winter.
It is the launching point for tours to Moosonee on the James Bay and the starting point for the Abitibi Canyon Loop, which features some of the furthest north-groomed snowmobile trails in Ontario.
Cochrane offers a wide range of winter activities, including dog sledding, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.
A visit to the Polar Bear Habitat is an unforgettable experience where you can observe polar bears in their natural habitat.
For those who want to take in incredible views of the gorge and its surrounding areas, a tour of the Abitibi Canyon Loop on a snowmobile is a must-do.
Or, take a ride on the Polar Bear Express Train to Moosonee on the James Bay for a truly unique and unforgettable winter experience.
What to pack for winter in Ontario
As you probably suspected, for travelling to Ontario in the winter there are a few clothing items that you should bring.
Though it can be cold and snowy in Ontario in winter, with the right clothing, you can stay warm and dry even when it’s wet and chilly outside!
When it comes to visiting the best place to visit in Ontario during winter, I’d prioritize keeping your feet warm and dry. Cold wet feet suck when you’re trying to explore a new city.
Here are my winter weather recommendations for what to pack for visiting these destinations in Ontario in winter:
- Warm Winter Coat: For those frigid winter days, you’ll really wanna invest in a warm jacket. I wear a down sweater hoody from Patagonia underneath my waterproof jacket.
- Waterproof/windproof coat: I suggest wearing a waterproof and windproof jacket over your puffy jacket as this helps keep the chill of the wind off you.
- Fleece sweater: Wearing a fleece layer helps lock in that heat and keeps you warm while exploring Ontario in winter.
- Base Layers: Staying warm in winter is all about layers. Wearing some thermal base layers is a great idea and you can get them in all sorts of colours and styles.
- Fleece-lined leggings: Fleece leggings are great for wearing just on their own or under other trousers.
- Lip balm: Cold and dry air can make your lips super dry and cracked which gets painful after a few days. I like to use this overnight lip mask and carry around some Sunbum during the day.
- Beanie: You’ll always find me wearing a bobble hat in the winter!
- Warm Gloves: Keep your hands toasty and make sure you pack some warm gloves for an Ontario trip in winter!
- Waterproof Snow Boots: Keep your feet warm and dry with waterproof boots. I’ll typically wear my hiking boots as they’re waterproof and pretty warm with some good socks.
- Warm socks: Choose wool socks that wicker moisture and keep your feet dry all day long. Merino wool socks are super warm and soft.
- Hand warmers: Pack some hand warmers which can be thrown in your pack and shoved inside your gloves or mittens when needed. We use these disposable ones. I find Little Hotties are much better than Hot Hands.
- Microspikes: If you’re doing any hiking or walking on the trails, you might want microspikes to keep your balance and avoid slipping on the ice.
FAQs on the best winter destinations Ontario
What to do in Ontario in February
Embrace the outdoors and go skiing at Blue Mountain, or attend a winter festival in Ottawa. Perhaps you just want to escape the cold, in which case book a getaway in Ontario and stay at a luxurious spa.
How cold for Niagara Falls to freeze?
It’s not so much about the temperature on one given day, but about there being an extended period of very cold weather. It’s unlikely you’ll see every part of the falls frozen. But, if you’re visiting in the winter (Jan/Feb) you’ll likely see plenty of snow and ice on the falls.
How cold does Ontario get in winter?
There’s no way around the fact that Ontario gets cold in winter.
However, Ontario is a huuuge province; Canada’s second largest and so while some areas are super cold, others aren’t too bad.
The key to surviving Ontario in winter is to dress in layers! You’ll go from cold streets to warm shops and museums and adjusting for those temperatures is easier if you’re in multiple layers.
While temperatures can reach -30°C or lower (especially with wind chill), most of the time, the cities sit just a few degrees below zero.
Final words on Ontario winter destinations
When it comes to where to go in Ontario in winter, you’ve hopefully found that there are so many different winter places to visit in Ontario depending on what you’re looking for.
Winter in Ontario can include places to visit that are more city destinations with winter festivals. Or, you can head out to some of the other best places to visit in Ontario during winter and explore the wilderness while it’s covered in snow.
These Ontario winter destinations are varied and that’s part of the fun of exploring this huge province!
Last Updated on November 8, 2023 by Hannah
Hannah started That Adventurer after graduating back in 2013 and has documented all of her adventures since then. From backpacking South America to city breaks in Europe, a 3 month road trip across the USA in a self-converted van and 6 years living in Canada, you’ll find posts on all of this.
Hannah specialises in active travel and on That Adventurer you’ll find hiking, walking, biking, skiing and all sorts of active travel guides to allow you to see a destination in an adventurous way.