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Fire & Ice – The Magic of Winter!

Winter in Ontario is such a magical time. We eagerly await the first snow fall as we dream about all the activities we are about to explore in the upcoming season.

Our majestically transformed landscapes can be so much fun and is favoured by many. With so many epic outdoor experiences to embrace every year, an Ontario Resort has that perfect recipe to make your winter getaway magical!

Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing Discover new trails, landscapes and picture perfect spots
Blue Water Acres, The Waring House, Springwood Cottages, Burleigh Fall Inn & Suites, Alognquin Log Cabin and Cottage Outpost, Beachwood Resort.

Resorts of Ontario Partner Regions Rich with Adventure

RTO6 – York Durham Headwaters – Ultimate Winter Road Trip – Being so close to Toronto, we in York Durham Headwaters have fantastic destination towns and cities with lots to see and do. In the southern communities, they have thriving metropolises, residential neighbourhoods and heritage districts, all interspersed and connected by country roads and farm-fresh growing centres. But if southern communities are the only places you’re exploring in York Durham Headwaters, then you are missing so much! This winter, they invite you to venture north of the 401. Way, way north, in our northern most regions in fact, is where winter fun reigns supreme. You will find so much to see and do that you’ll wonder why on earth you haven’t been up here before. After all, nothing says winter like the great white north.


RTO8 – Kawarthas Northumberland – Kawarthas Northumberland is a treat in all seasons – explore snow-covered forests, take in a show or experience the local culinary scene during your winter getaway this season.

Come & fully experience the winter season. Find the perfect balance between city and country in Peterborough, enjoy some frosty Arts & Heritage Trail touring, or experience the quaint Victorian charm of Port Hope and Cobourg. Kawarthas Northumberland is a winter wonderland full of activities that you can enjoy safely in the great outdoors. The culinary scene in the region is one to excite and warm up your taste buds with traditional home cooking fare to fusion dishes and world wide inspired cuisine. Warm up with a fresh pasta, pot pie, spicy curry or a piping hot pho.

After a day of snowshoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling, relish the satisfaction of warming up next to the fire with a hot cup of cocoa and some freshly baked goods as you watch the sun set over a frozen lake.


Culinary Tourism Alliance – The Great Taste of Ontario
The Great Taste of Ontario is a collection of digital passports and stories to help you fall in love with the food and drink of Ontario again, and again.

Each season, you can download one of 40 passports to help guide your planning and inspire you to explore our big, BIG province. Then, hit the open road to visit the growers and makers who make Ontario so special. Each time you check-in along the way, you’ll be one step closer to redeeming some sweet Ontario-made prizes – all while supporting communities across Ontario too!

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Places to warm up after your day of adventure

Blue Water Acres is situated on the shores of Lake of Bays in the heart of Muskoka, an area renowned in winter for its large annual snowfall, spectacular beauty, clean air, and abundance of wildlife. Families can enjoy skating, tubing, ice fishing and snowshoeing without leaving the resort. Nearby you can find snowboarding, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, sleigh rides and snowmobiling.

Springwood Cottages features 17 cottages (and one Bunkie) and is nestled beneath towering pines along the shimmering shore of beautiful Kennebec Lake. This spectacular lake offers approximately 500 hectares of excellent fishing and boating, as well as amazing views of rock formations and stunning sunsets. Cozy up in the evenings after an active day of ice fishing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, skating and more.

At Fern Resort cozy up in front of your personal wood-burning fireplace, delight in our comfy culinary menus and breath in the crisp air as you revel in our winter playground. Fern’s January midweek specials offers the perfect balance of relaxation and winter fun to escape to! While your there be sure to try the 1.5 km skating loop, it’s a must try experience!

Pine Vista Resort is as scenic in winter as it is in the other seasons. You can tour over 150 acres of wooded nature trails adjacent to the resort property. Take in the abundance of birds, animals and natural foliage on their groomed 5 kilometers of marked nature trails. Whether you enjoy snowshoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing, you will discover why this wooded area is truly a nature paradise.

Burleigh Falls Inn & Suites welcomes guests to the Falls to enjoy the splendour of every season. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the unending options for recreation, artisans are inspired by the rugged and natural surroundings, and couples escape to the romance of the rushing water, and stillness of the evening sunsets. After your day of fun, retreat to an Executive Suite featuring couples jacuzzi, large en-suites and cozy fireplaces.

There are so many adventures to be explored in Resort Country. Discover more adventures on our Winter Experiences page. Be sure to tag us in your winter adventures, we would love to see your adventures Use #resortsofontario or tag us @resortsofontario.

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Shane Bage