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Published on January 13th, 2017 | by Danielle Williams

Winter Lust: 7 Fun Activities to Make You Love Winter.

Summer is still a good six months out and you’re stuck with the winter coat for the foreseeable future. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the season. Winter is one of the best times to discover and explore new sights and activities in Ontario. I know I can’t wait to hit the outdoors and enjoy some crisp winter air.

Need some inspiration on what to do? Check out these fun winter activities.

 Sit, sip & spa.

Here, it’s less about the ski and more about the après-ski. Indulge in some much needed rest and relaxation at the Scandinave Spa and dive into refreshing baths or get a massage while overlooking beautiful winter scenery. From day to night, this spa is a one-of-a-kind experience during the winter months. Make sure to check it out at one of the four locations across the country; Old Montreal, Mont-Tremblant, Blue Mountain and Whistler.

 

A Walk to Explore.

The best way to take in beautiful winter views is by strapping on some snowshoes and hitting the trails. Snowshoeing is a historic Canadian tradition for travelling in the winter and is great for families who want to enjoy a scenic walk. There are tons of great trails in Ontario like High Park, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Algonquin Park and more.

 

Skate Your Heart Out.

Ice skating is a quintessential Canadian winter past time and for a memorable skating experience visit one of the nation’s outdoor skating trails. You get to skate under the stars and get fresh forest air while nestled in the middle of nature. Check out some of Ontario’s outdoor skating trails.

Gone Fishin’.

Imagine drilling a hole, sitting on the lake in a warm peaceful hut and catching a Yellow Perch that you’re going to fry for lunch. Sounds like fun? That’s the beauty of ice fishing and now is the best time to drop a line. Just make sure you have a valid fishing license.

Sweet on the Slopes.

Hit the slopes at some of Ontario’s best mountains and ski resorts. Whether it’s a bunny hill or black diamond, there is always the perfect amount of snow for a day of fun while skiing or snowboarding. Our favourite hills for rippers and shredders are Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Glen Eden and Mount Pakenham just because of the sheer beauty all around.

 

#CabinLife.

Sometimes heading outdoors in the cold isn’t your cup of tea, but you can still enjoy some winter vibes. Why not Take a drive and rent a winter cabin or chalet and sit beside a fireplace overlooking a lake surrounding by picturesque scenery. Plus with some hot apple cider, this just screams winter comfort and the perfect winter vacation.

 

No Red or Blue Lines on this Rink.

What’s better than playing the country’s favourite sport? Taking it outside of course. Pond hockey, also known as “shinny” is for the die hard hockey fan who loves the game and can play anytime, anywhere. But don’t worry if your a beginner. Playing on the ice is a great time and the perfect family-friendly event.

 

What outdoor activities do you and your family love in the winter? Let us know!

To get you to all of your winter activities safely, make sure to check out our Winter-Ready Guide for tips and advice on how to survive the winter.

 

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