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11 Magical Winter Day Trips In Ontario That Need To Be On Your Bucket List

Winter is one of the province's most beautiful seasons, and there are so many enchanting places to visit during this time.

Ontario's winter day trips will add an extra sprinkle of magic to your world.

You can visit massive frozen waterfalls, illuminated villages, and towering snow-covered bridges for some perfect cold-weather adventures.

Start planning a trip to one of these ultimate winter destinations in Ontario this season.

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Enchant At Blue Mountain

Price: Free

When: November 14 - December 25, 2020

Address: Blue Mountain Village, ON

Why You Need To Go: This season, Blue Mountain Village is transforming into a magical Christmas town filled with illuminated trails, festive shops, and more.

Alight At Night

Price: TBA

When: TBA

Address: Upper Canada Village, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore a historic village decked out in nearly a million lights for the most enchanting winter adventure.

Tiffany Falls

Price: $5 parking

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

Why You Need To Go: This 21-metre waterfall looks like it's straight out of Frozen, and it's worth a visit this winter.

Arrowhead Skating Trail

Price: TBA

When: TBA

Address: 451 Arrowhead Park Rd., Huntsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Glide through a forest at Arrowhead Provincial Park's fairytale ice rink. On select nights, the rink is lit by glowing torches.

Scenic Caves Suspension Bridge

Price: $17.50 + per adult

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

Why You Need To Go: Gaze over the snowy wonderland from atop this towering suspension bridge.

St. Jacobs Sparkles

Price: Free

When: November 12 - December 24, 2020

Address: St. Jacobs, ON

Why You Need To Go: Add some magic to your Christmas shopping by spending the day in this festive village. Sip cozy drinks and visit quaint stores for the perfect winter day trip.

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Price: $7.90 per adult

Address: 469 Cyprus Lake Rd., Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: Every winter, this park transforms into an incredible icy wonderland with towering frozen sculptures.

Niagara Winter Festival Of Lights

Price: Free

When: November 14, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Address: Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Visit Canada's largest free outdoor lights festival for an enchanting holiday experience. With over 3 million lights and tons of sparkling installations, it's a must-see this season.

Scandinave Spa

Price: $65 + for bath

Address: 152 Grey County Rd. 21, The Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: Relax in steamy Scandinavian baths that will warm you up on the coldest winter days.

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

Price: Fees vary

Address: 1593 Bruce Rd. 33 RR#1, Port Elgin, ON

Why You Need To Go: From skating along forest trails to snowy hikes, this park is the perfect winter escape.

Christmas Tree Train

Price: TBA

When: TBA

Address: 50 Isabella Street, P.O. Box 546, St. Jacobs, ON,

Why You Need To Go: Take a winter train ride through the snow to pick the perfect Christmas tree at Waterloo Central Railway.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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