Once you get past shovelling your driveway and brushing the snow off of your car, winter driving can be nothing short of breathtaking. Even the dead trees take on a new life when the ice-covered branches start to sparkle in the sunlight. So if you’re looking for the best Ontario winter road trips that offer magical wintry views, then look no further.  

All across the province, you can find little snow-capped wonderlands that will totally satisfy your ever-present wanderlust. 

From big cities to small towns, and every hidden waterfall and stunning boardwalk trail in between, Ontario has so much beauty to offer in the colder months.

It’s unbelievable what a fresh blanket of snow can do for a place. Whether you’re in a small pocket of nature or on a busy downtown street, that white cover feels so romantic.

So, this winter, why not get your besties together and embark on a holiday road trip adventure?

Just pop those winter tires on and turn the heated seats all the way up so you can stay safe and cozy on your journey.

All that’s left to do is pick your destination!

Blue Mountain Village

Price: Prices vary

Address: 156 Jozo Weider Blvd., The Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is the perfect road trip destination if you want to feel like you're at a European ski resort. 


Niagara-On-The-Lake

Price: Free

Address: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: From frozen grapevines to iced wines, there's plenty of winter magic to soak in here.


Muskoka 

Price: Free

Address: Muskoka, ON

Why You Need To Go: Whether you want to go on a torch-lit skating adventure or a fabulous wine tasting tour, Muskoka is full of spectacular winter views. 


Algonquin Provincial Park

Price: $10.84 for day use

Address: Hwy 60, P.O. Box 219, Whitney, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can explore a full-on winter wonderland at this notorious and popular provincial park.


Eau Claire Gorge

Price: By donation

Address: Highway 630, Calvin, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander truly enchanting winter trails, and of course, don't forget to sneak a peek at the frozen gorge. 


Sifton Bog Trail

Price: Free

Address: 1210 Oxford St. W., London, ON

Why You Need To Go: An excellent road trip idea for anyone who can't resist and stunning winter boardwalk trail. 


Almonte

Price: Free

Address: Almonte, ON

Why You Need To Go: A drive down to Almonte will have you feeling like you're in an actual Hallmark Christmas movie


Wellington Rotary Beach

Price: Free

Address: Beach Street, Prince Edward, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you plan on driving to Prince Edward County, then a stop at Wellington Rotary Beach is a must. This adorable little lighthouse is even cuter during a snowfall. 


Ottawa

Price: Free

Address: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It might seem obvious, but one of the ultimate winter road trip destinations is probably Ottawa. From the Winterlude festival to the infamous canal and notorious snowstorms, you're sure to see some beautiful winter views here. 


Hamilton

Price: Free

Address: Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll honestly feel like you've stepped right into Disney's Frozen when you visit Hamilton's famous waterfalls in the winter. 


Ogopogo Resort

Price: Prices vary

Address: 1023 Ogopogo Ln., Minden, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy charming winter views and super fun winter activities from these gorgeous little snow cabins. From ice skating to dogsledding, and more.


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