Despite the chilly and often downright freezing weather throughout Ontario this time of year, there is something to be said for a beautiful winter wonderland after a fresh snowfall. There are dozens of ways to celebrate the season, including participating in Georgian Bay’s frosty activities, night skiing, strolling through small town Ontario with a steaming hot drink, sleeping outside in a yurt if you dare or simply check out what your own city has to offer outdoors, such as the new Ontario Place in Toronto.
Have a nordic adventure in Collingwood.
A road trip to Collingwood in winter definitely qualifies as a winter wonderland experience, especially when your destination features panoramic views of Georgian Bay’s frosty landscapes. The Nordic Centre at Scenic Caves is open from now until the end of March seven days a week and is packed full of wintery activities. If you want to cross the breathtaking suspension bridge for a view of the entire countryside, strap on your snowshoes and start hiking. It stretches 420 feet and is Southern Ontario’s longest suspension bridge. Other activities here include cross-country skiing, exploring trails that wind through diverse forests and searching for wildlife, such as winter owls, deer and winter hares. After a few hours outside you will be ready to warm up with a cup of hot apple cider in a cozy chalet next to a wood stove right on site.