5 Best winter getaways outside Hamilton


Published December 6, 2019 at 5:59 pm

The year is quickly coming to an end, and for some that might mean using up the remaining vacation days they still have left.

If you’re one of those people who still needs to use yours up, you might be looking into some fun, winter getaways around Ontario.

Below are the 5 best winter getaways outside of CITY.

5: Wasaga Beach

While some may consider Wasaga Beach more of a summer spot, it also has plenty of activities during the winter as well.

From snowmobiling to cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and festive events, there are tons of things to do during the colder months.

Plus, if you get cold, you can warm up with a hot drink at one of the many restaurants or cafes.

Photo courtesy of Wasaga Beach’s website

4: Algonquin Park

Located along the banks of Surprise Lake, Algonquin’s Log Cabin is a great choice for a winter getaway—you can enjoy several winter activities including dogsledding, back country skiing, and snowshoeing, then warm up by the fire and enjoy a home-cooked meal.

Best of all, if you’re looking to unplug and truly relax without constantly checking your phone, this resort is completely “off the grid” with no electricity or WiFi.

Photo courtesy of Voyageur Quest’s website

3: Deerhurst Resort

Located in Muskoka, Deerhurst resort has plenty of winter fun for the whole family. You can enjoy the outdoors by going ice skating or snowshoeing.

Additionally, programming during the holiday season includes sleigh rides and the indoor Fun Zone.

Plus, there are plenty of holiday packages for those looking to make the most of their kids’ winter break; from Christmas Eve all the way to New Year’s Eve.

Photo courtesy of Deerhurst Resort’s website

2: Blue Mountain

Located just northwest of Collingwood, Blue Mountain Resort has more than 1,000 accommodation units—from smaller cabins, to luxuries suites.

There’s also skating, and some of the best ski slopes in the province. Plus, there are plenty of packages for whatever kind of vacation you’re looking for.

Photo courtesy of Blue Mountain’s website

1: Hockley Valley Resport

Located in Mono, Ontario, Hockley Valley Resort is a great choice for people who are looking to relax and enjoy a winter getaway.

With a spa at the resort, Hockley Valley combines the best of a spa vacation with a ski vacation—you can hit the slopes in the morning and the in the afternoon or vice versa. There’s also a ski school for people who are new to the slopes and smaller hills for the kids.

Photo and cover photo courtesy of Hockley Valley Resort’s website