Ontario Tourism Blog


By Natalie Wednesday, December 28, 2022

With Christmas behind us and most of us having some time off work you may be wondering what to do over the holidays?  Although winter is full of fun activities outdoors, let’s face it, we live in Canada and some days are just too cold to go outside and the cold isn’t for everyone.  There are many amazing attractions in Ontario to keep you busy not only over the holidays but all winter long that don’t involve snow pants.  If you’re looking for something to do with your family, friends, as a couple or flying solo we have put together a list of winter adventures to keep you busy.


It’s all fun and games

Arcade Games

Attention fun-seekers! From arcade and VR games to food that fuels you, Playdium, located in Whitby and in Brampton, is THE place to dream big, be bold, and play without limits. Redefine the meaning of fun with games, eats & entertainment all under one roof at the Rec Room! With Canadian-inspired cuisine, endless games, live entertainment & more, it’s the ultimate gathering place to spend time with family, celebrate an occasion or just play. Choose from 4 locations, London, Barrie, Toronto or Mississauga. GlowZone 360, the GTA’s Active Entertainment Centre, with 18-holes of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Arena X Laser Tag, a large arcade and party areas at 2 incredible locations, Mississauga or Brampton. In London, The Factory, Canada’s largest indoor Adventure park has something for everyone to enjoy with 70,000 sq ft of fun in the historic Kellogg’s Building. Ziplines, high ropes, trampoline park, warrior course, escape room, virtual reality, arcade & kids’ indoor playground. They literally have it all!


Activities for Kids

People going down a wateslide


Visit Legoland the ultimate Indoor LEGO® playground with 3 million + bricks under one roof! LEGO® themed interactive & educational indoor experience for families with kids 3-10 yrs. 4D Cinema, LEGO® Rides, MINILAND®, Build & Test Zone and  Holiday Bricktacular, on until December 31st where you can snap the perfect family photo in front of a 10 ft LEGO Tree! In Newmarket, climb the walls at Of Rock and Chalk! This climbing centre is family friendly and caters to both children and adults. Programs include family climbing packages with no age restrictions and fun for the whole family. Plan a weekend getaway at Great Wolf Lodge, in Niagara where your stay includes access to a 100,000-square-foot indoor water park, arcade games, bowling, virtual reality games and other family-oriented entertainment activities. Save now with a 25% off winter discount!



A building at night

Visit Aga Khan Museum until December 29th and watch the stunning exterior of the Aga Khan Museum come to life with mesmerizing light projections created by students at OCAD University. The London Children’s Museum has exciting winter break activities from running until Jan 8th and activities year-long that provide children and their grown-ups with extraordinary hands-on learning experiences. In Toronto, explore over fifty futuristic footwear designs at the Bata Shoe Museum or visit the ROM to celebrate Earth’s annual journey around the sun featuring labyrinth drawing and the aurora borealis to star stories and the life cycle of monarch butterflies with special daily activities and programming for visitors of all ages running until Jan 8th.



Casino gaming tables

Ontario is full of casino’s where you can play exciting slots, table games and take in a dinner and show.  Grab tickets to Dancing with the Stars at Casino Rama in Orillia on Jan 27th. See the ballroom brought to life in this brand-new production featuring your favourite Dancing with the Stars pros, PLUS special guest stars! Book a weekend stay at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara. Built on a cliff overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is the largest and most elegant gaming resort facility in Canada offering a world-class casino with over 3,500 slot machines and 130 gaming tables and a state-of the-art 5,000 theatre showcasing some of the hottest entertainment from around the world. In Mississauga, Great Blue Heron Casino is one of the best casinos in Ontario. Enjoy over 50 thrilling table games, over 750 exciting slot machines and great dining options too.

Happy holidays!

Natalie & Phil

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