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21 Magical Spots You Need To Visit In Ontario This Winter

Explore winter wonderlands across the province!
Toronto Senior Staff Writer
Ontario Winter Places You Need To Visit This Season For A Truly Magical Adventure

It's time to bundle up and step into the great outdoors because winter in Ontario is a beautiful sight to see. The entire province becomes a sparkling paradise to explore, and you don't want to miss out on it by hibernating inside. As tempting as it is to stay cuddled under a blanket all winter long, try taking a trip to these magical Ontario winter places that will have you forgetting that summer even existed at all.

There's so much to do, from skating down glassy trails to wandering through winter gardens.

Whether you're spending time with a friend or loved one, you can journey to some of these enchanting frosty places for some good memories. 

Blumination at Blue Mountain Village has tons of glowing lights and illuminated displays that will light up the snow outside.

Or, visit the Muskoka Lake Cranberry Ice Trail, where you can glide through frozen marshes all day long. Warm up afterwards by a crackling fire while enjoying some special cranberry treats.

Frozen waterfalls are always magical sights to behold, and Ontario has several stunning spots to check out.

Get started on your winter bucket list and explore some of these breathtaking destinations across the province.

Muskoka Lake Cranberry Ice Trail

Price: $12 per adult

When: Opens December 27, 2019

Address: 1074 Cranberry Rd., Bala, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can glide along a glassy skating trail through twelve acres of frozen cranberries this winter.

Niagara Ice Wine Festival

Price: Prices vary

When: January 10 - 26, 2020

Address: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: Sip sweet wine and gaze at glimmering ice sculptures during this boozy winter festival.

Inglis Falls

Price: Parking fee

Address: Georgian Bluffs, ON

Why You Need To Go: Gaze upon the beauty of this spectacular 18-metre frozen waterfall. You have to see it to believe it.

The Buffalo Farm

Price: Prices vary

Address: 2137 Highway 630, Mattawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Have the ultimate snowy getaway on this 600-acre buffalo farm, where you can sleep in a tipi, yurt, or tiny house.

Mono Cliffs

Price: Prices vary

Address: 795122 3rd Line E, Orangeville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wander along frosty trails to some truly spectacular winter views.

Terra Lumina @ Toronto Zoo

Price: $29.99 per adult

When: December 13, 2019 - April 13, 2020

Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Stroll along illuminated paths and glowing installations at the Toronto Zoo's Terra Lumina.

North Ridge Ranch

Price: $135 - $205 per person

Address: North Ridge Ranch, Muskoka, ON

Why You Need To Go: Visit North Ridge Ranch to go on a dog sledding adventure through a forest that looks like it's straight out of Narnia.

Nespresso Nordic Garden

Price: Free

When: November 19, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Address: Nespresso Nordic Garden, 39 Parliament St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Lounge in a magical winter garden while sipping limited-edition festive drinks.

Torrence Barrens Dark Sky Preserve

Price: Free

Address: Southwood Road, Gravenhurst, ON

Why You Need To Go: Gaze at the starry sky in this snowy wonderland for a totally dreamy experience.

Allan Gardens Winter Flower Show

Price: Free

When: December 1, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Address: 160 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Escape the frosty outdoors and wander through this winter garden filled with stunning blooms.

Visit Kingston

Price: Prices vary

Address: Kingston, ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy wintertime in this historic city. With tons of sweet hot chocolate shops, quaint stores, and a beautiful downtown ice rink, you'll never want summer to return.

Arrowhead Park Skating Trail

Price: Prices vary

When: TBD

Address: 451 Arrowhead Park Rd, Huntsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: The opportunity to drift along this 1.3 km skating rink through a snow-covered forest shouldn't be missed.

Tiffany Falls

Price: $5 parking

Address: 900 Wilson St. E., Ancaster, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've been transported to the arctic as you gaze upon this massive frozen waterfall.

Frontenac Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: 6700 Salmon Lake Rd., Sydenham, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take a winter journey through tons of glimmering white trails to get the most out of this season.

Ste. Anne's Spa

Price: Prices vary

Address: 1009 Massey Rd., Grafton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Relax in this tranquil spa to forget all about the winter woes. Bathe outside amidst the snow and warm up in the steam room.

Tew's Falls

Price: $10 parking fee + $5 per person

Address: Tews Falls, Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Marvel at the frozen beauty of this stunning icy waterfall.

Fairmont Royal York Gingerbread House

Price: Free

When: Available for a limited time

Address: 100 Front St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: All your candy dreams will come true as you explore this magical two-storey house made of real gingerbread.


Price: Free

When: November 30, 2019 - March 28, 2020

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

Why You Need To Go: Stroll through this enchanting illuminated trail in Blue Mountain Village that will warm your heart.

Stanely's Olde Maple Farm

Price: $245

When: December 2019 - March 2020

Address: 2452 Yorks Corners Rd., Edwards, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ride a horse-drawn carriage through a dreamy snow-covered sugar bush this winter and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies later.

Scenic Caves Suspension Bridge

Price: $17.50 - $21.50 per adult

When: November 8, 2019 - late March 2020

Address: 260 Scenic Caves Rd., The Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: Gaze upon the snow-covered world from atop this 420-foot suspension bridge.

Rattlesnake Point

Price: $7 per adult

Address: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hike along this trail to see some sparkling views of the world from up high this winter.

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