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Find Last Minute Travel Ontario Winter Vacation Packages 

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend and to explore north of Toronto in Ontario, you have come to the right place to find ideas for a day trip or a perfect weekend getaway. Within 1.5 hours of the city, or more, or less, there are plenty of adventures out there for the weekend warrior.

Whether you are looking for a small town or city experience at resort, or an up north rustic weekend in nature, you can find whatever it is that is perfect for you.

Short or long weekend trips from Toronto or anywhere in Ontario are rich in experience and great in value.

Ontario Road Trips that are near or far north(ish) from Toronto, whatever distance you choose, there are plenty of options for a weekend of recreation. 

This page provides up to date website travel travel offer information that you can use to help plan day trips or getaways in and around central and northern Ontario. 

Finding the best and most fun thing to do in Ontario has never been so easy! 

Features Vacations for Weekend Getaways in Ontario

Romantic Getaway Feature

Voyageur Quest / Algonquin Park

Voyageur Quest Algonquin Park Dog Sledding

Algonquin Park Log Cabin Winter Adventures

3 day Algonquin Park dogsled, snowshoe and backcountry ski adventures

3 day award winning Algonquin Park winter adventure “Footsteps of the Pioneer”
Join the BEST WINTER PACKAGE IN CANADA “Footsteps” – as selected by the Canadian Tourism Commission. This 3-day Algonquin Park winter trip offers a sample of winter adventures including dog sledding, back country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Winter Cabin Rentals

Algonquin Park Winter Cabin Rentals for Snowshoe, Ski and Dogsled. Solar powered Algonquin Park Winter Cabin Rentals.

Dogsledding Trips at Algonquin Park

Algonquin Dog Sled Day Trip
Experience an authentic day of dog sledding at the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. Learn how to work with a dog team including how to hook up and harness a team of huskies. Mush your team through the scenic winter wonderland. If you love dogs, you will love this experience ! The Algonquin park dog sled day trip features a 90 minute lesson including orientation, hook up and harness followed by a 4 hour mush. Each team has two people per sled and a team of 5 to 6 huskies. The day trip runs from 9am to 3pm.

Algonquin Park Weekend Dog Sledding

This is a classic Algonquin park winter adventure combining a 2 day Algonquin dogsled expedition and one night winter camping in a heated prospector tent. Dog sled expeditions travel with 2 per sled , six dogs per team. Don’t worry about experience as you will receive a thorough lesson and orientation before heading to the dog yard. This is an authentic winter adventure where you will be driving the sled and working with the dogs. The experience is very physical. Accommodation is shared in large prospector tents, heated by wood stove.

Algonquin Dogsled and Snowmobile

Get ready for 2 adrenaline packed days of winter thrills ! The Algonquin Park Dogsled and Snowmobile adventure offers a chance to drive your own team of huskies and learn all about dog sledding as well as a full day of snowmobiling. Relax and unwind with three nights accommodation – two a lakeside Inn and one at the solar powered Algonquin Cottage Outpost.Three dogsled mushers and over 400 dogs make Algonquin Park’s north west corner one of the world’s top centers for Dog-sledding. Equally amazing is the snowmobiling! The Ontario Federation of snowmobile clubs maintains 1000′s of kilometers of world class snowmobile trails.

Algonquin Park Adventures with Voyageur Quest

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Spa Getaway Feature

Sherwood Inn on Lake Joseph / Port Carling

Sherwood Inn Winter Getaways

Beginnings Spa at Sherwood

Relax and revitalize in the beauty of Muskoka.

At Beginnings Spa, we are committed to providing a relaxing spa experience for every guest and we understand all our guests have different needs and expectations. Our professional, qualified Estheticians are here to guide you through your spa journey from the moment you arrive to the time you leave.

Our aim is to provide a unique Muskoka experience. We offer the finest wellness services in a serene and peaceful environment to help you maintain a relaxing and healthy lifestyle. No detail is overlooked.

  Sherwood Inn on Lake Joseph

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Family Getaway Feature

Nottawasaga Inn Resort / Alliston

Nottawasaga Inn Resort Winter Getaways

t’s On Us 

The It’s On Us package includes:

• Deluxe Resort Room Accommodation
• Three Course Dinner for Two Adults & Two Children One Night 
• Buffet Breakfast for Two Adults & Two Children One Morning 
• $75 Food & Activity Voucher 
• Four Mini-golf Passes 
• Gratuities

Room types available with It’s On Us Package: Deluxe Resort Room

Call 800-669-5501 to speak with one of our friendly Guest Service Representative to book today.

The Great Escape 

The Great Escape package includes:

• Resort Room Accommodation
• Three Course Dinner for Adults Daily
• Buffet Breakfast for Adults Daily
 • Two Mini-golf Passes
• Gratuities

Room types available with The Great Escape Package: Resort Room 
Please inquire about our other room types available.

Family Day Fun Pass             

Treat the kids this Family Day to our Family Fun Pass available from Friday February 15 to Monday February 18! Your day pass of fun includes swimming, 100ft waterslide and 4 mini-golf passes for only $55.95 +tax for up to 4.

Don’t miss out, availability is limited! Call 705-435-5502 today for all the details and to reserve your pass.

*Tax extra. Call for details. Limited availability.

Nottawasaga Inn Resort

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Winter Getaway Feature

Prosper Pine Cottages & Fishing Resort / Callander

Prosper Pine Cottages & Fishing Resort

All group packages include – housekeeping cottage stay, transportation to and from ice huts and basic line and hooks.

All packages are base on 4 person

Weekend 3 nights, 2 1/2 days fishing
$295 per person
( check in Thursday 3 pm / check out Sunday 3 pm )

Weekend 2 nights, 2 days fishing
$280 per person
( check in Friday 11 am / check out Sunday 3 pm )

Weekday 3 nights, 2 1/2 days fishing
$250 per person
( check in Monday 11 am / check out Thursday 11 am )

Daily local ice fishing rates ( no cottage stay )
$75 per person

All packages are plus HST and bait.

Mattawa River Resort

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Holiday Getaway Pick – Family Day Activity

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre / Blue Mountains

Family Day Weekend at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Experience pristine snow conditions, spectacular views and unique trails high atop the Niagara Escarpment in a 200 year old forest featuring 100 ft. tall sugar maples, beech and oak trees.  Glide along 27 km of cross country ski trails professionally groomed daily for both skate and classic styles.  Explore 10 km of dedicated snowshoe trails. Nowhere else in Ontario can you snowshoe across Southern Ontario’s Longest Suspension Footbridge! Take a breathtaking 130-metre hike across a narrow bridge, arched 25 meters above a treed valley, 300 meters above Georgian Bay.

Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Dec 29, 31, 2018
Jan 2, 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019
Feb 2, 9, 16, 17, 23, 2019
Mar 2, 9, 13, 15, 16, 23, 30, 2019

Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. No experience is required and the pace is moderate. Recommended for ages 8-10 and older. Night snowshoe hikes are scheduled for most Saturday nights and run weather-permitting.  Reservations are required: (705) 446-0256 ext. 223.

Family Day Weekend at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
February 16, 17, 18, 2019

Enjoy outdoor family fun for all ages, all weekend long.  Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert, explore 27 km. of groomed cross-country ski trails (classic + skate) or 10 km. of dedicated snowshoe paths.  Sat. Feb 16 and Sun. Feb 17, 2019 reserve a guided night snowshoe hike (for ages 10+). Families will love the Scavenger Hunt and wooden sculptures, Children’s Adventure Playground and roasting s’mores over an outdoor fire pit.  Relax at the Warm-up Café (Lookout Point) and the main cabin. Also available:  equipment rentals, wax hut, lessons, snack bar + gift shop.

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

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Activities or Ontario Experience Getaway Feature

Blue Mountain Village / Blue Mountains

Family Weekend at Blue Mountain Village

The Blue Mountain Village is located in the Town of the Blue Mountains, nestled between the charming communities of Collingwood and Thornbury, at the foot of Ontario’s largest mountain resort, Blue Mountain. 

There is ALWAYS something to do at BLUE including five hotels, 38 retailers, 20 cafes & restaurants, year-round award winning Festivals and Events.  Enjoy Ontario’s best skiing and snowboarding, snowshoe hikes, scavenger hunts, horse & wagon rides and skate on Blue Mountains’ largest outdoor rink with close to 5 acres at the base of Blue Mountain.  Activity Central offers off resort activities like caving, snowmobiling, snowshoeing  & wine tasting, ATV trail tours, spa experiences, sleigh rides and tobogganing.  Also open every weekend are Plunge! Aquatic Centre ($), the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster ($) and Crock-a-Doddle Pottery

Family Day Weekend
There’s no better way to spend Family Day Weekend than at Blue Mountain Village! With something for everyone including Skating on the Mill Pond, The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Horse & Wagon rides, Do-it-Yourself Pottery Making, Guided Snowshoeing Tours & Scavenger Hunts!

Please visit and download the new Mobile APP for up to dates events and schedules.

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Snow Valley Resort / Barrie

Winter Rules! Celebrate winter with your family at Snow Valley.

Choose from a great variety of outdoor recreation activities. There is truly something for every member of the family. Fun for all ages activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and we also offer lessons, as well as racing and school programs.

2019 Events

Under the Stars Snowshoeing & Yoga – January 12, 26

Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Tour & Chili Cookout – January 19

31st Annual M*A*S*H Bash – February 1

Under the Stars Snowshoeing & Yoga – February 9, 23

Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Tour & Chili Cookout – February 2, 16

 Snow Valley Resort

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Ontario Tourism Destination Feature

Mattawa Voyageur Country

Mattawa Voyageur Country logo

Mattawa Voyageur Country is recognized as one of Canada’s leading sustainable outdoor recreation regions. It is the “gateway community” of choice for people looking to visit an area with exceptional natural beauty, rich culture and heritage attributes, high-quality trail-based experiences and outdoor adventures, a clean environment and a friendly, small-town atmosphere. The Mattawa Voyageur Country region encompasses Bonfield Township, the Municipality of Calvin, the Town of Mattawa, Papineau-Cameron Township and Mattawan Township. We are home to Antoine Mountain, Samuel de Champlain and Algonquin Provincial Parks, the Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System, Mattawa Voyageur Days, the Canadian Ecology Centre and much more!

Come explore legendary Mattawa Voyageur Country.

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