Snow days: winter adventure awaitsDec 26th, 2023
For kids, winter is an invitation to adventure, where bike trails become ski slopes, and every hill becomes a potential slide. Rediscover your own childlike wonder at the joy of the snow day by unlocking the secrets of Ontario’s winter wonderland.
Strap on your snow tires and set course for the Haliburton Hills, where Winterdance Dogsled Tours beckon. Traverse Haliburton’s enchanting wilderness in the company of spirited dogs, whether it’s a two-hour thrill, a half-day dash, a full-day journey, a moonlit odyssey, or an extended multi-day expedition.
Elevate your winter celebration with a journey to one of the world’s coldest national capitals. Visit Ottawa’s Winterlude this February 2-19 to marvel at ice sculptures, glide along the iconic Rideau Canal Skateway, and frolic in the colossal snow playground known as Snowflake Kingdom. When the chill sets in, retreat indoors with a warm mug of cocoa and bask in the coziness.
For a taste of urban winter delights, let the extended evenings lure you into Toronto’s top-notch restaurants to linger over a fantastic dining experience. The 2023 Michelin Guide adds two stars to its Toronto constellation this year, with Kappo Sato and Restaurant 20 Victoria shining brightly for the first time.
Ontario may lack the towering peaks of the Rockies, but hitting the slopes is a cherished tradition. Schedule a dealer appointment to equip your Subaru with a ski and snowboard carrier and pack your gear for an adventure on the slopes. Suburban resorts like Dagmar and Glen Eden welcome skiers and snowboarders to groomed trails and a mix of manmade and natural snow from December through April. Further afield are great options including Mansfield, Blue Mountain, and Mount St. Louis Moonstone – all facilities that offer multiple lifts and kilometers of trails.
Regardless of which resort you choose, you’ll find your Subaru looks right at home in the parking lot. The Forester next to yours might just be your ski instructor’s: members of the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance are eligible for a $750 rebate on the purchase of a new Subaru.
Explore the luxury Muskoka Bay Resort for a mix of indoor and outdoor fun. Winter getaway packages offer cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, outdoor ice skating, and indulgent spa treatments. Meanwhile, Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, nestled in a natural hardwood forest, provides a Thermal Journey reservation with access to outdoor hot baths, cold plunges, waterfalls, saunas, and steam rooms – a serene winter retreat.
Embrace the chill, savor the adventure, and enjoy an Ontario adventure this winter.