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6 Hidden Wonders That You Need To Visit In Ontario This Winter

Enjoy magical snowy sights.
Toronto Staff Writer
Winter Spots In Ontario That Are So Magical You Need To Visit This Season

There's something magical about when the province gets dusted in snow. 

If you're looking to make the most out of this season, there are some hidden winter spots in Ontario that you need to check out. 

From frozen waters to ancient sculptures, all of these places look so much better covered in white. 

So grab your toque and pair of snow boots and head on out to these places. 

Editor's Choice: Parts Of Ontario Will Be Slammed With 20 cm Of Snow & Chilly Temps This Week

Thunder Bay Lookout 

Price: $12.25 per vehicle

Address: Thunder Bay District, ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy breathtaking wintry views of Lake Superior from the top of the Giant Trail and Thunder Bay Lookout. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park has over 100 kilometres of hiking trails to check out, not to mention ski trails, plenty of cool wildlife and full-service cabins for rent.

The Blue Mountain Village

Price: Free

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

Why You Need To Go: A magical winter village tucked deep in the province, Blue Mountain is the ideal retreat from the city. There's loads of skiing, tubing and snowshoeing nearby but if you're looking for something a little more chill, the downtown is a great place for wandering and window shopping.

Arrowhead Provincial Park 

Price: Daily vehicle permit: $18 weekdays, $21 weekends

Address: 451 Arrowhead Park Rd., Huntsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Trek through a peaceful trail leading to a mystic frozen waterfall. If you're up for it, there's also a stunning 1.3-kilometre skating trail through the snow-covered forest. The whole park is worth a visit in the winter when it's extra beautiful.

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

Price: $12.25 per vehicle

Address: 1593 Bruce County Rd. 33, Port Elgin, ON

Why You Need To Go: This local spot is full of winter trails and ice skating. Nestled on the serene shoreline of Lake Huron, it's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy nature with a couple of friends.

Lake Of Bays

Price: Free

Address: Muskoka, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore 100 frozen lakes and enjoy parks, trails and all the public skating your feet can handle. You can even try your hand at ice finishing or ride through the area's extensive network of snowmobiling trails.

Guild Park

Price: Free

Address: 201 Guildwood Pkwy., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: Stroll through beautiful structures in the park's 88-acres of gardens. They may look reminiscent of Greek theatre but they're actually the remains of more than 50 Toronto buildings that were demolished in the 20th century. Just 30 minutes from downtown, it's the perfect winter sanctuary from the city craziness.

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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