Bring on the snow! Are you excited for winter, and all the new seasonal activities it brings? You can go sledding, skating, skiing, or just have a low-key adventure seeing all the twinkling lights. We can't get enough of all the new things to enjoy. This year, if you're looking to shake things up and try something new, there are plenty of secret places in Ontario to enjoy once the province turns into a winter wonderland.
This winter, surprise your favourite person, whomever they are — a boyfriend, girlfriend, or your best friend — and discover somewhere new in Ontario together. There are plenty of stunning sights and experiences to be had, such as skating along a path through a forest illuminated by tiki torches, or you could go for a hike to discover a magnificent frozen waterfall.
Meanwhile, if you're looking for more relaxing ideas, the two of you could book a stay at an adorable tiny cabin in the woods to escape the city. Or, you can both visit an icewine festival where you can toast to the season over a glass of sweet vino.
It's time to start planning what the two of you will do first. Here are 14 secret places in Ontario to bring your favourite person this winter:
Go To A Pop-Up Christmas Tiki Bar
When: November 25 to December 26, 2019
Address: Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario
Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy Christmas tiki cocktails at this super fun pop-up bar.
Walk Along A Magical Illuminated Path
When: November 30, 2019 - March 28, 2020
Address: 156 Jozo Weider Blvd., The Blue Mountains, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can walk through an illuminated 1-km path where the lights dance to music.
Walk An Alpaca
Price: $25 per person
Address: 2432 Cuddy Dr., Kerwood, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can take a fluffy alpaca for a walk in the snow.
Relax At A Tiny Cabin
Price: From $159 a night
Neighbourhood: Bayfield, ON
Why You Need To Go: This tiny cabin is the perfect spot to escape the city and spend some quality time in nature.
Snowshoe Across A Suspension Bridge
Price: From $17.50 per person
Address: 260 Scenic Caves Rd., Blue Mountains, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can snowshoe across Southern Ontario's longest suspension footbridge.
Dine In An Igloo
Price: $50 per person
When: November 21, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Address: 220 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy a wintery meal inside of a heated igloo.
Shop At A Store That Celebrates Christmas All Year
Address: 1096 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: This incredible store is open year-round and will put you in the holiday spirit.
Visit A Sculpture Park
Address: 201 Guildwood Pkwy., Scarborough, ON
Why You Need To Go: Within Guild Park & Gardens, you can find an incredible Greek-inspired theatre along with other ornate sculptures.
Go To An Icewine Festival
When: January 10-26, 2020
Address: Multiple locations in Niagara, Ontario
Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to try all sorts of amazing local wines.
See A Frozen Waterfall
Price: $5 parking fee
Address: Tiffany Falls, 900 Wilson St. E., Ancaster, ON
Why You Need To Go: This waterfall is breathtaking when it freezes over in winter.
Visit A Winter Tubing Park
Price: From $25 per person
Address: 1600 River Rd. E., Kitchener, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can slide and glide down this outstanding tubing park.
Go On A Dog Sledding Adventure
Price: From $135 per person
Address: 1823 Williamsport Rd., Huntsville, ON
Why You Need To Go: An unforgettable dog sledding adventure through the forest is waiting for you.
Skate Along A Magical Ice Trail
Price: From $17 per vehicle
Address: Arrowhead Provincial Park, 451 Arrowhead Park Rd., Huntsville, ON
Why You Need To Go: Skating through a forest illuminated by tiki torches is something you can't miss.
Escape To A Cabin With A Private Sauna
Price: $465.50 per night
Neighbourhood: Godfrey, ON
Why You Need To Go: This luxurious cabin comes with a sauna where you can enjoy a view of the softly falling snow.