Whoever coined the term ‘winter wonderland’ must have been thinking of Ontario because once our snowy, white blanket covers the terrain, there’s a whole flurry of new ways to sample our great outdoors. There is no need to be intimated by winter - if you bring along your sense of adventure, local resorts can give you the assistance and equipment needed, including guides, to try these magical adventures.
Let a team of Alaskan sled dogs or Siberian huskies do the work for you on a dog sledding adventure in Central Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park, Muskoka or Haliburton Regions. There is nothing that compares to experiencing winter with the sound of snow rustling under the runners of your sleigh and the panting of your dogs. This is a quintessential Canadian experience!
Go snowmobiling on the longest interconnected system of groomed snowmobile trails in the world. Join a guided tour from a local resort to experience this pulse-quickening sport!
Strap on cross-country skis or snowshoes and hit the trails. Sled or toboggan almost anywhere, even in our urban centres. Try ice skating at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto or the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, the world’s largest skating rink – rentals are available!