5 things to do north in Ontario in February and March

Ontario events up north on the map

No matter the weather, a good attitude can make a great day trip or getaway north in Ontario a reality anytime.

Near or far north from the city of Toronto are the best places to find fun winter events and activities. Inside or outside, winter has a lot to offer. If you’ve got a good set of winter tires, it’s time for a road trip!

Valentine’s Day, Family Day and March Break are all opportunities to create memories with family and friends you love. We encourage you to check out our special pages for those specific holiday events, activities and getaway ideas.

Here are 5 Events or Experiences we think you might want to check out. There are plenty more where that came from too, and we’ve provided a link to find more suggestions at the bottom of the list. It was pretty hard to narrow it down to these five.

Below the list, you’ll find a Google map to help you arrive at the destinations mentioned in this blog. *Note if some time has passed and you’re reading this, the map might have new locations from future blogs.

High On Ice!

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton

Multiple dates in February & March

High On Ice - Your Outdoors

Scale new heights with this exhilarating introduction to ice climbing. This fun and safe adventure will test your limits.  You will climb a 15 metre man made wall that presents two faces offering different challenges.  All climbing equipment, a warm hut, snacks and hot beverages are provided. Suitable for beginners and experienced climbers who want to get ready for other climbs.


Chef Lynn Crawford Comes to Cottage Country

Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville

March 1 – 3

Deerhurst Resort, Chef Lynn Crawford

Here’s your chance to meet and mingle with one of Canada’s most celebrated chefs in a relaxed, lakeside setting. The highlight will undoubtedly be Saturday night’s dinner and culinary demo featuring a menu that Chef Lynn will design specifically for this special weekend. And, since this is Deerhurst after all, you’ll also enjoy lots of cottage country fresh air, winter fun and cozy relaxation. In addition to cross-country skiing, skating and snowshoeing, which is included with your nightly resort fee, be sure to check out skating the nearby Arrowhead Park Ice-Trail, Amba Spa services, horse-drawn sleigh rides, Yamaha Snowmobile Tours and so many other pay-as-you-play onsite activities.


Coors Light College & University Week

Blue Mountain Village, Blue Mountains

Blue Mountain Resort, Blue Mountains

February 19 – 22

Coors Light College and University Week

College and University Week is back at Blue and features big savings on lift tickets, lodging, winter attractions and more! Don’t miss the Coors Light Trailer and DJ set up in the Village plaza. They’ll be running games and giveaways all week long.



Night Snowshoeing

Scenic Caves, Blue Mountains

Horseshoe Resort, Barrie

Abbey Gardens, Haliburton

Various dates in February and March, including Family Day Weekend and March Break

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures - night snowshoe

A clear sky full of stars and magical forest at night can be a new way to see and enjoy all things winter. There are a number of fabulous organized hikes/treks and snowshoe’d walks in the woods to choose from. No level of skill or equipment required in most cases.




Light Up the Night Ice Skating or Bog to Bottle Cranberry Wine Tour

Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery, Bala

Everyday (Bog to Bottle Tour) & Weather Dependent – check directly with them for times and availability (Ice Skating)

Guided walking tour (30-45 min) of the cranberry bogs. Discover what happens to cranberry vines when the snow falls. Finish with a tutored wine tasting (30-45 minutes) of Muskoka wine from dry to dessert. Wear footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather. Ice skating happens when weather permits, including the stunning and impressive lit trail on Saturday nights. Be sure to watch and post pics of the Cranboni!


Destinations On The Map

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