8 Ontario Hikes You Need To Add To Your Bucket List This Winter

Strap on your snowshoes. ❄️
Toronto Staff Writer
Ontario Winter Hikes That You Need To Add To Your Bucket List This Year

Just because the snow starts to fall doesn't mean you need to stay indoors. 

There are plenty of Ontario winter hikes that you can take this year that will make the season feel even more magical. 

If you’ve never been much of an outdoorsy person, now might be the time to open your heart to nature and explore some of these gems. 

As it turns out, there are a whole bunch of trails to choose from, and they all offer some pretty amazing scenery.

So grab your best pair of winter boots and start exploring! 

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Kakabeka Falls

Price: $12.25 daily parking permit

Address: 4853 Hwy. 11/17, Kakabeka Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Kakabeka Falls is the second-highest waterfall in Ontario, and you can view it all year. The park also has walking trails and cross-country ski trails.

Killarney Provincial Park

Price: $12.25 daily parking permit

Address: 960 Hwy. 637, Killarney, ON

Why You Need To Go: This perfect winter getaway is full of snowy scenery and offers access to beaches, an 80-km hiking trail, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Rattlesnake Point

Price: $6.50 per adult

Address: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: This park features some of the most stunning natural vantage points in Canada. Hike along one of its many trails to see tons of nature and winter wildlife.

Frontenac Provincial Park

Price: $12.25 daily parking permit

Address: 6700 Salmon Lake Rd., Sydenham, ON

Why You Need To Go: Just a few hours from Toronto, this expansive park is open year-round for winter activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.

Forks Of The Credit Provincial Park

Price: $12.25 daily parking permit

Address: 17760 McLaren Rd., Caledon, ON

Why You Need To Go: Forks of the Credit is a scenic experience all-year-round but is particularly beautiful in those snowy months where you can strap on your snowshoes.

Spencer Gorge Conservation Area

Price: $15.50 per vehicle

Address: Harvest Road, Dundas, ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy long hikes to both Webster Falls and Tew Falls (which is just a few metres short of Niagara Falls), as well as spectacular, wintry views of Hamilton.

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Price: $21.50 per adult on weekends, $17.50 on weekdays

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

Why You Need To Go: Scenic Caves offers year-round adventures like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and you can even hike along a suspension footbridge.

Arrowhead 

Price: $12.25 daily parking permit

Address: 451 Arrowhead Park Rd., Huntsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: This gorgeous spot has a variety of hiking trails, as well as three beaches. Skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also offered here throughout the winter.

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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