Ontario Winter Resort Destinations

Ontario Winter Fun and Romance

Ontario resort destinations for the 2016-2017 winter season are being booked at hotels, resorts, inns, cottages, cabins and chalets north of Toronto. The selection of winter resort vacation and resort destinations below present great opportunities to experience a “staycation” during holiday breaks in Ontario’s great outdoors. There are day trips and getaways for all traveler types, family or romantic with a broad range of active or relaxed activities. 

Allistion-Barrie-Orillia | Collingwood-Blue Mountains | Caldeon / Orangeville | Gravenhurst  | Haliburton | Huntsville
Jackson’s Point | Kawarthas | Lakefield  | Midland / Penetanguishene | Moonstone | North-Eastern Ontario
Northern Ontario | Oro Station | Parry Sound | Port Stanton | Southern Muskoka / Georgian Bay | Wasaga Beach

 

 

Alliston | Barrie | Orillia

  • Carriage Ridge Resort and Carriage Hills Resort at Horseshoe Valley are only minute’s drive away from Hardwood Ski and Bike for cross country & snowshoe trails. For downhill skiing and snowboarding both resorts are an easy 15 minute drive from Mount St. Louis, Moonstone. If staying at Carriage Ridge Resort experience the Ski-in Ski-out condo-suites on the ridge of Horseshoe Ski runs. 
  • Mount St. Louis-Moonstone, located between Barrie and Orillia, is renowned for its excellent education programs and group ski programs. The weekend programs are fun and progressive and are themed around animal characters. The children will enjoy the ski camps or the snowboarding experience while you can take advantage of your time together at the chalet sipping hot cider or hot chocolate.
  • The Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston offer many activities for the family complete with their Hockey Arena.  The Sports & LeisureDome features a 25 metre tropical pool, 100 ft. water slide, sauna, whirlpool, indoor tennis and much more. Journey through the adventurous 18 hole “Jungle Quest” mini-golf masterpiece or relax with Spa Services.
  • Snow Valley Resort is also situated just minutes from Barrie. Your family can take part in Snow Valley’s alpine ski and snowboard programs and their creative programs and lessons for the first time skier to the more experienced. The kids will love the ski programs as named by the “best Ontario hill for kids” by Ski Canada Magazine in 2001, or perhaps they will just enjoy snow tubing. The Snowhawks school for 7 to 18 years olds features bus transportation from Toronto, Mississauga, and Oakville.

Collingwood | Blue Mountains

  • Cedars of Lake Eugenia Cottage Resort in Flesherton is a friendly, family-oriented, family-owned, housekeeping cottage resort. Downhill Skiing is within close proximity at Talisman Resort and Blue Mountain. Cedars offers some very attractive group accommodation rates on Ski Weekends, Midweek and 5-Day Special Rates. They are fully winterized and their chalets sleep up to 8 guests.
  • Cranberry Golf Resort in Collingwood offers great packages for families to hit the slopes at Blue Mountain and offers couples romantic getaways including massages. Why not have a girls night out? Get the ladies together for a facial, manicure and pedicure, while you sit back and relax you can catch up on old times with good friends.
  • The Pretty River Valley Country Inn in Nottawa is one of Ontario’s Finest Inns is perched on 125 acres of the Niagara Escarpment (UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve) overlooking the pristine Pretty River Valley Provincial Park minutes away from the Bruce Trail. Collingwood is ten minutes away with many restaurants and Blue is 20 minutes with its four seasons’ attractions.
  • Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, minutes from downtown Collingwood & Blue Mountain Resort offers a unique & tranquil outdoor Spa experience.
  • Throughout the Winter season the Scenic Caves Nordic Centre, located in the Town of Blue Mountains, offers a great adventure with 16 kilometres of groomed trails, meandering through a quiet forest of sugar maples, beech, oaks, high atop the Niagara Escarpment. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides are some activities available at the Scenic Caves Nordic Centre for a beautiful Ontario Winter getaway.
  • The Falls Inn in Walter’s Falls, offers onsite dining and accommodations and winter package with Falls-view room. They are located on a snowmobile trail for lots of winter fun.
  • The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain is located at the base of Blue Mountain on the edge of the vibrant Village at Blue, a unique pedestrian community brimming with boutiques, restaurants, nightlife and endless indoor/outdoor activities for the winter enthusiast.
  • Tyrolean Village Resorts at Blue Mountain is a chalet resort located at the base of Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario’s largest mountain resort. Chalets range from 4 to 9 bedroom accommodating from 4 to 22 people. 

Caledon / Orangeville

  • Situated in the rolling country side of Caledon Hills, the historic Millcroft Inn and Spa is a refreshing blend of rural serenity and sophisticated hospitality. A romantic winter getaway would not be complete without an outdoor adventure of cross country skiing. 

Haliburton

  • Located adjacent to spectacular Buttermilk Falls, Buttermilk Falls Resort in Minden is a four season cottage resort that offers endless winter activities on site or close by from snowmobiling, dog sledding, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, lugeing, skating. tobogganing and ice fishing.
  • With hundreds of lakes surrounded by rolling hills and breathtaking vistas, the Highlands of Haliburton are the ideal setting for an art school – Haliburton School of the Arts Fleming College. The inspiring surroundings and courses within the schedule kindle a creative vigour that can be motivating and energizing or reflective and relaxing.
  • From Christmas through March Break until the huts come off the lake at the end of March, is a busy season in Haliburton, and Kashaga Lodge is at the heart of the winter fun. Kashaga Lodge is right on the Trail, a 5 minute sled ride from the village of Haliburton.. Ice fishing huts are within 200 yds of the cottages. Kashaga Lodge is literally surrounded by the groomed trails of the Haliburton Nordic Trail Association. Sir Sam’s Ski Resort is only 20 minutes away for the down hill skiers and snowboarders, and vouchers are available for 25% off daily lift passes for guests.
  • The Oakview Lodge in Minden is a romantic country inn and cottage resort offering four season getaway packages. Winter fun for the family include snowmobiling , dog sledding excursions, ice fishing and Nordic and down hill ski packages with Sir Sam’s ski hill.
  • Ogopogo Resort in Minden offers skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling, all from the Resort Downhill skiing, dogsledding and luge are nearb.
  • Sandy Lane Resort in Minden is a four season, deluxe cottage resort. During the winter glide around their lit outdoor rink, hike or cross country ski through the forest, or slide down the family toboggan run with a toboggan or snow tube. Snowmobile tour packages, Christmas , New Year’s and March Break Packages, weekend and mid-week packages all available.
  • Sir Sam’s Inn and WaterSpa in Haliburton offers so much for the winter enthusiast and the whole family. Sir Sam’s Ski Hill is 2 minutes away from the Inn and special winter packages are available for dog sledding tours or snowmobile tours.
  • Tall Pines Cottages in Haliburton promises fun for everyone. Skate, ski, toboggan, ride the natural track luge, or experience the thrill of driving a dog sled team. Or just relax and take in the beautiful scenery.
  • Yours Outdoors in Haliburton offers unique experiences of stunning nature, awe inspiring art, fascinating history, fine folk, and warm hospitality of Haliburton County.  Winter experiences are your choice of dogsledding, ice climbing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, cultural heritage, wildlife in winter and more. 

Huntsville | Dwight | Emsdale

  • Blue Water Acres in Huntsville offers a variety of winter activities such as cross country skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, snowmobile rentals, snow tubing. Dog sledding, sleigh rides, and down hill skiing are nearby. Cottages are spaced for privacy in a beautiful natural setting.
  • Beauview Cottage Resort in Huntsville has many winter activities for the family: skating on the ice rink, snowmobiling and snowshoes, with close proximity to Algonquin Park, Santa’s Village, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snowtubing. Afterwards soak in a jacuzzi tub, or personal outdoor hot tub.
  • Bondi Village Resort in Dwight offers an extended winter season in Muskoka. Winter enthusiasts find lots of ways to use this snow, ending the day’s activities in front of cozy fires in their private cottage. 15 km of well groomed cross-country ski trails begin right at your door. Ski rentals are available nearby. For snowmobilers, they maintain a trail that links with hundreds of kms of OFSC maintained trails in the area. Downhill skiers are close to nearby centres.
  • Booker’s Clear Lake Cottage Resort in Emsdale offers winter activities including snowmobile trails from your doorstep, downhill and cross country skiing.
  • Cedar Grove Lodge in Huntsville is an Eco friendly resort offering cottages with a wood burning fieldstone fireplace. They supply all of the wood and fire logs free of charge. Winter for the family brings skating on the lake, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and relaxing by the fire in your own lakeside cabin.
  • Conveniently located close to Algonquin Park and Huntsville, Colonial Bay Cottages is a Canada Select Inspected four season cottage resort that offers a lot of winter activities for the family with direct access to snowmobile trails, an on-site natural skiing rink and close proximity to downhill skiing and snowboarding at Hidden Valley Ski area.
  • Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville is a veritable wonderland of Winter fun. From the slopes of nearby Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Club to the exhilaration of traveling by snowmobile, dog-sled or sleigh, you’ll discover a new favourite season in Muskoka. Guests enjoy complimentary use of cross-country ski trails and equipment, outdoor ice-rink and skates, snowtubing plus indoor racquet sports, pool and fitness room.
  • Foxwood Resort in Dwight is one of the authentic, historic resort in Muskoka offering a relaxing private getaway from everything. Cross country skiing is close by at Algonquin Provincial Park.
  • Logging Chain Lodge in Dwight has been family owned and operated since 1947 and offers housekeeping cottage accommodations. Winter Activities are only minutes from skating, dog sledding, snowtubing, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, tobogganing, cross-country & alpine skiing. Snowmobiling (ASC Trail #77) is at your door and ice fishing is only steps away
  • Sand Lake Cottages in Kearney is a Muskoka Ontario resort offering clean, spacious, modern waterfront housekeeping cottages. Located close to Huntsville it is a great base for cross country skiers and snowmobilers with their direct access to OFSC trails.
  • Tally-Ho Inn in Huntsville is a family run , year round cottage resort with 14 cottages ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms, and 15 motel units with tv in all units. Winter activities for the family include skating, snowshoeing, and ice fishing with special discounts for cross country skiing and downhill skiing packages located within close proximity.
  • Come and stay at Algonquin Woods in Emsdale this winter and enjoy the real Canadian winter.! Close to Hidden Valley ski hill where they offer discounted passes. They are a friendly lakeside Cottage Resort near Algonquin Park and Huntsville. Winter activities abound such as cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, skating, tubing, dog-sledding, horse drawn carriage rides – all close by. 

Jackson’s Point

  • The Briars at Jackson’s Point offers cross country ski trails & rentals, snowshoeing and skating on Lake Simcoe for complete family enjoyment. 

Kawarthas

  • Discover the beauty of Buckhorn and its surrounding area as you visit Westwind Inn and enjoy many fun activities. Ski, snowshoe and hike along the lake or through the forest, skate under the stars and warm up by an outdoor fire with a hot chocolate. Afterwards enjoy the outdoor and indoor hot tub. 

Lakefield

  • Irwin Inn in Lakefield offers unparalleled lake views, inspired dining, luxury suites and cottages with fireplaces, whirlpools, private hot tubs or pools, and thoughtful hospitality, all part of a 60 year family tradition for your pleasure. They maintain a natural rink on the lake for casual skating or a pick-up game of hockey and cross-country skiing venues are right at your doorstep. After a horse-drawn ride in our cutter order dinner for two and have it delivered to your room. There is nothing more restorative that a quiet weekend at the Inn when the snow is on the ground.
  • Winter visitors to Pine Vista Resort, located at Lakefield, experience a Winter Wonderland on Stoney Lake. Traditional country pasttimes, such as skating on an open-air lake rink, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing along nature trails, tobogganing and horse-drawn sleigh rides followed by hot chocolate and homemade cookies will make your winter visit a memorable one.
  • The Village Inn in Lakefield is a distinct Inn offering comfort and style in a true country inn setting. Have a romantic and relaxing winter getaway and enjoy the beauty of Lakefield and surrounding towns & villlages. 

Midland | Penetanguishene

  • The Best Western Highlands Inn & Conference Centre has great snowmobiling packages for the family.
  • Huronia Museum & Huron/Ouendat Village in Midland offers something for the whole family year-round with the Historic Art of Huronia Gallery in the museum building with contemporary art, native art and archaeological collections of Ouendat and Ojibway First Nations. Other exhibits are about Georgian Bay lighthouses, shipwrecks, maritime and military heritage. There is also an extensive photographic collection of the work of Midland’s long-time professional photographer, John W. Bald.
  • Tranquility on Georgian Bay Executive Cottage Rental is a 3 story, 4 season luxury chalet located steps from Georgian Bay in the Midland/ Penetanguishene Area. Awenda Provincial Park is renowned for it’s great trails and with an outstanding location. We are also 30 minutes from Horseshoe Valley and Snow Valley.
  • There are many sites in the Midland area such as the Martyrs’ Shrine, and the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre where the family can enjoy the fresh crisp outdoors while cross-country skiing or snowshoeing and search for animal tracks in the snow or learn about nature in the Exhibit Hall. 

Moonstone

  • In Oro Station, just one hour north of Toronto, Hardwood Ski & Bike, offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing programs for adults and children that will remind you of how fun Winter can be. The Adult Program, Be Fit, focuses on being fit for life and includes nutrition, exercising and stretching to encourage an active lifestyle. 

North-Eastern Ontario

Algonquin Park | Bancroft | Barry’s Bay Ottawa area

  • Barry Bay Cottage Resort in Barry’s Bay offers plenty of winter activities for the family. Winter is also an excellent time to explore the many trails in the area. They are connected to the B102 Snowmobile Trail, which doubles as a cross-country trail and have great snowmobiling packages.
  • Blue Moon Retreat is a four season resort within close proximity to Algonquin Park and plenty of winter activities for the whole family. Algonquin Park, Pinecone Forest and Silent Lake Provincial Park offer cross-country skiing, dog sledding is offered by Algonquin-Way Kennels, and snowmobiling tours can be found at Algonquin Express and Highland Wilderness Tours.
  • Couples Resort in Algonquin Park offers romantic adventure with year-round activities. The winter activities include two track-set wilderness cross-country ski loops into Algonquin Park, snowshoeing trails and rentals, snowmobile rentals –they are only 1km off the main trunk line, and a skating rink on the lake. For the adventurous try the dog sled adventure with a tour through Algonquin Park. An added bonus is that they rent outdoor winter clothing if you need them.
  • Ste. Anne’s Country Inn Spa in Grafton offers rest, peace and tranquility found in a luxurious but comfortable ambience. Melt the winter blues away with one of their 30 relaxing spa packages.
  • The Moulin Wakefield Mill in the greater Ottawa area offers cross country skiing nearby and is just minutes from four area alpine ski hills.  

Northern Ontario 

Blind River | Callander | Crystal Falls | Englehart | Lavigne | Magnetawan | North Bay | Port Loring | Sudbury | Temagami | Timmins, Wahnapitae

  • Ahmic Lake Resort in Magnetawan (Ahmic Harbour) is located in one of the most beautiful Areas in the Parry Sound District. Especially in the wintertime mother nature shows it’s beauty. Everything covered in a white blanket, thick frozen lakes, crisp fresh air, romantic and breathtaking. The family can enjoy cross country skiing, dogsledding for the more adventurous, sleigh rides and snowmobiling.
  • Auld Reekie Lodge in Gowganda offers several winter vacation options. You can snowmobile on hundreds of kilometres of groomed trails and enjoy some of their breathtaking scenery, or try your hand at ice fishing on one of the hundreds of lakes in the area. Regardless of what you do, at the end of the day you can come back to the lodge and relax beside a cozy fireplace and enjoy the great food offered in their licensed dining room.
  • For the snowmobile enthusiast, wanting a Northern Ontario experience, venture to Birch Lodge, located in Blind River, between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. Birch Lodge is located only minutes from all major snowmobile trails. Strap on your cross country skies and experience the beautiful Ontario outdoors; or for the more adventurous slip into some snowshoes. Drill a hole into Magog Lake and try your luck ice-fishing. At the end of a beautiful day take time to relax and enjoy Birch Lodge’s sauna and hot tub.
  • Take your family to the peaceful shores of Tomiko Lake. Okimot Lodge in Crystal Falls has 1 bedroom units to suit a couple, or 2, 3 & 4 bedroom units to suit a group and offers plenty of activities for the family in winter with accessibility to ice fishing, skating, snowshoeing, and the OFSC TOP ‘D’ snowmobile trail.
  • West Nipissing Resort in Lavigne has it all for the winter enthusiast. At West Nipissing Resort you can ice fish from a fish hut with a wood stove or from an Igloo you’ve built. Yes they can help you build an Igloo. Play in it, fish from it and even sleep in it if you wish. Snowmobile rentals are offered with the trail being D103 in District # 11. Enjoy winter as you are surrounded by nothing but freshly groomed trails leading you anywhere you want to go. –cross country ski or snowshoe to melt the stress away. 

Oro Station

  • In Oro Station, just one hour north of Toronto, Hardwood Ski & Bike, offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing programs for adults and children that will remind you of how fun Winter can be. The Adult Program, Be Fit, focuses on being fit for life and includes nutrition, exercising and stretching to encourage an active lifestyle. 

Parry Sound

  • Four Winds Cottage Resort in Parry Sound is an all season cottage resort offering a wide variety of attraction and activity options available to you during the winter months. Bring your snowmobile and ride the trails of the Parry Sound District.
  • Pleasant Cove Resort in Pointe au Baril presents a variety of winter activities for everyone, specializing in Snowmobile Packages with easy, direct access to beautifully groomed wide trails, leading to many small villages and towns where a hot meal and a friendly smile are yours to enjoy.Try your luck Ice Fishing for Perch, Pickerel/Walleye and Pike with shuttle service to and from a heated Hut.  After a frosty day in winter wonderland, warm up in our Winter Whirlpool & Steam Sauna. Relax by a cozy fire in the comfort of your own cottage/cottage suite 

Port Stanton

  • Come visit the scenic village of Port Stanton to Bayview Wildwood Resort, located in Severn Bridge -just north of Orillia. Bayview Wildwood Resort offers Winter activities for all ages. Your Winter getaway features cross country skiing, ice skating, snowshoe hikes, snowmobile tours, guided night walks, horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides, and broomball. The outfitting centre caters to all your equipment needs for a great Winter adventure outdoors. When you have completed your family Winter adventure take in Bayview Wildwood Resort’s beautiful lakeside setting and enjoy a special candlelight dinner while the children enjoy a fully supervised evening program. 

Southern Muskoka / Georgian Bay

 Bracebridge | Port Carling | Port Severn | Port Sydney | Torrance

  • The Christie’s Mill Inn & Spa in Port Severn is a romantic Inn and spa at the gateway to Ontario’s cottage country. In wintertime, Port Severn transforms into a winter wonderland neighbouring Mount St. Louis-Moonstone offers thrilling downhill skiing with cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and other winter activities available nearby.
  • Clear Lake Village Resort located in Torrance, the heart of Muskoka, offeres fantastic family getaways with winter activities a short drive away.
  • Muskey’s Landing in Port Severn offers everything for the imagination. Imagine you and your friends taking a guided snowmobile tour through some of the most scenic area of the 30,000 islands. Enjoy some of the best skiing and boarding Ontario has to offer. They are located less then 15 minutes away from Mount St. Louis Moonstone, making Muskey’s Landing the closest Resort offering STAY & SKI Packages.. Ice Hut rentals are also available.
  • JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa in Minett offers a unique experience for the whole family to enjoy or for a romantic couples getaway. Why not nurture yourself this winter with three beautiful elements – Canada’s most luxurious new resort, the splendour of Muskoka and Spa Rosseau.
  • Rawley Resort & Marina in Port Severn is a newly renovated boutique resort offering fun for the whole family. They are close to snowboarding, snowtubing, downhill skiing and cross country skiing and are located beside an OFSC snowmobile trail. Enjoy the outdoor activities and come home to Rawley to experience their fine cuisine in Harbour Lights dining room.
  • Family owned and operated by the Bryant family for the past 29 years, Shamrock Lodge is a full-service, four-season resort and conference facility located on the pristine shores of Lake Rosseau in Port Carling. In winter, you will enjoy a snow lover’s paradise including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and skating on our rink. Unwind by a cozy fire or relax in our indoor pool, hot tub and sauna.
  • The Southern Muskoka/Georgian Bay area offers some of the best snowmobiling, skiing, ice skating, and ice fishing. Sunnylea Resort, in Port Severn, is ideally located only 1 ½ hours from Toronto. Snowmobile trail “C” goes right past their front door and they are only minutes from several ski hills. Cross-country ski trails are on site as well as ice-skating on Little Lake and warm ice fishing huts.
  • Nestled among 86 acres of pristine forest and woodlands, a spirited waterfall and private lake, The Trillium Resort & Spa, is located in the heart of Muskoka in Port Sydney. Open year round the resort offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and skating in winter. 

If you are unable to arrange for your winter getaway please consider a romantic weekend package or getaway north of Toronto. Get updates on winter getaways for snowmobiling, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tubing, ice fishing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing at Winter Ontario Getaways and Vacations.

Additional seasonal getaways can be found at Summer Getaways, Spring Getaways and Fall Getaways.