From Hallmark TV specials to Netflix originals, there is a wide variety of cheesy movies out there for you to binge. Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying these sometimes cringy movies feature some truly breathtaking scenery. But did you know, a lot of that scenery comes from right here in Ontario? While the season for holiday flicks might be winding down, you can keep the wintry magic alive by visiting these simply enchanting Ontario movie filming locations

Ontario is full of charming small towns that act as the perfect backdrop for those famously corny movies. Naturally, many of those super cute, super cheesy movies are holiday-themed.

The 2019 holiday movie line up took us all over the province, and we couldn’t be more proud, or more in awe of the Ontarios’s beauty.

If you’re a fan of Christmas movies than you’ll likely recognize some of the places on our list. 

But, even if holiday movies aren’t for you, you certainly won’t want to miss out on the enchanting snowy views that you’ll find in these Ontario spots. 

So take a peek at the list below and start adding to your iconic Ontario winter bucket list ASAP.


Why You Need To Go: Almonte has been the set of a few holiday movies over the years, including the recent Christmas Scavenger Hunt. And once you visit this adorable small town, you'll understand why.

North Bay

Why You Need To Go: Whether you're stopping to shop, or just passing through, the beautiful streets of North Bay do not disappoint. We completely understand why they filmed parts of Nostalgic Christmas here.

Sault Ste. Marie 

Why You Need To Go: Nostalgic Christmas also filmed some parts of the movie in the stunning Sault Ste. Marie.


Why You Need To Go: Christmas in Montana? More like Christmas in Grimsby. And honestly, with views like this, Grimsby might just be one of the prettiest places on this list.


Why You Need To Go: Odds are if you love holiday movies then you watched The Knight Before on Netflix a few times this season. If that's the case, you'll likely recognize this festive archway in Bracebridge Ontario.


Why You Need To Go: There are a number of reasons to visit Ottawa, and trying to figure out with scenes from A Cheerful Christmas (originally Christmas Coach) were filmed in the city is definitely one of them. Parts of the movie were also filmed in Almonte.


Why You Need To Go: Christmas Catch may have been released last year, but Newmarket is just too cute to not be on our list. If you love towns with a European feel, this is one to check out.


Why You Need To Go: Magical Christmas takes place in an adorable little chocolate shop in Cambridge, but there's so much more to see in this historic little town.

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