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10 Winter Road Trips Close To Toronto To Go On With Your Significant Other

Take a trip not too far from the city with your other half.
10 Winter Road Trips Close To Toronto To Go On With Your Significant Other

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With the holidays coming up, you definitely want to get away and relax. While it's nice to escape the city, sometimes you're just too lazy to travel far. Bundle up in your warmest attire and take a road trip somewhere close to Toronto this winter with someone close.

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Ski at Blue Mountain Resort

This is for all you athletic couples. Take a two hour drive up north to Collingwood, and rent a suite for a weekend adventure. From skiing to snowboarding, there are tons of winter activities to do at Blue Mountain.

Rent a cottage at the Kawartha Lakes

Have a romantic weekend getaway to the beautiful Kawartha Lakes, only a two hour drive away from the city. At nighttime, snuggle up by the fire with your S.O. and sip on some warm hot chocolate or tea.

Watch the falls at Niagara Falls

If you don't really know what you want to do, but you want to get out of the city, take the two hour drive to Niagara Falls. Hit up the casino, check out the tourist attractions, and watch the breathtaking falls.

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Go camping at Algonquin Provincial Park

Get in touch with nature and go camping with your S.O. at Algonquin Park, a three hour drive from Toronto. Camping is available in the backcountry, but is only accessible by ski or snowshoe. There are yurts and developed camping for those who aren't really feelin' the adventure.

Be adventurous in Muskoka

There are tons of winter activities to do in Muskoka – snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing are just a few to name. Take the two to three hour drive up to Muskoka, and rent a cottage or stay at a hotel.

Go shopping in Buffalo

For all you shopaholics, head down to Buffalo, a two hour drive from Toronto. Get some Christmas shopping done at the various outlet malls here. If you're brave enough, you can make your way down there for the crazy Black Friday sales. Be sure to check out our 7 things you really need to know about Black Friday in Toronto guide before you go.

Go exploring in Bruce County

There are so many winter activities to do here – including snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, ice fishing, hiking (on the 156 km long Bruce Trail), and skating. Head on over early in the morning for the three hour drive, and stay for the day, because municipal parking is free! (Note that private lots and the lot by the beach have parking fees.) Camping is available if one day isn't enough for you.

Take in the scenery in Hamilton

For those of you who hate driving long distances, Hamilton is only an hour drive away from Toronto. Venture down to the various incredible waterfalls and take some cool photos. Don't forget to bring your hiking shoes.

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Feel national pride in Ottawa

If you can stand to sit in a car for four to five hours (my butt gets sore after two to three), head east to the capital of Canada. Pay a visit to all the historical buildings, and skate on the Rideau Canal, the world's longest skating rink.

Embark in Montreal culture

If you’re really feelin’ the drive, head even more east and take the five hour drive to Montreal. Check out the “Fête Des Neiges” festival while you’re there and Igloofest.

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