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january 14, 2020

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Totally Tubular Winter Fun in Ontario

Are you pumped about getting out there and enjoying our great Canadian winter? Take your tobogganing up a notch with snow tubing! Enjoy a day of good, clean fun as you rush down the hill at top speed. Sounding a little too adventurous? Take your fun indoors! While your friends are out on the hill, welcome them back in for a hot chocolate break and some warmth by the fire. There’s something for everyone when you make a day of it!

Central Ontario

article1jan142020.jpgFrom Barrie to Georgina, get out of the city for the ride of your life! Thrill-seekers can visit Snow Valley (Minesing), Horseshoe Resort (Barrie) or the ROC (Keswick). With multiple runs, you can take turns or go all together and race to the finish.  Ride the magic carpet to get to the top and start again! Looking for a spot that’s got it all? Give Blue Mountain a try.  Head out of the city for a day filled with snoooow much fun!.

Ottawa

article2jan142020.jpgMount Pakenham (Ottawa) is the place to be, with a family-friendly walk-up experience and outdoor campfires to make your day complete. Check out their website for events and theme days, and never miss a minute of fun!

GTA

article3jan142020.jpgIf you’re looking to hit the hills in the GTA, Mount Chigacousy (Brampton) is where you’ll want to visit. Sleigh the day when you fly down the hill on a magic carpet, finishing off with a hot beverage and a fantastic view. Besides boasting some killer ski and snowboard hills, Lakeridge Ski Resort (Uxbridge) is also home to a snow tubing park. And for a different twist on a birthday party… Sit back and celebrate because they do that too!

SW & Northern Ontario

article4jan142020.jpgThese two regions are home to so much snow tubing, it’s impossible not to max out on fun! On the western side, visit Chicopee Tube Park (Kitchener) and Boler Mountain (London) to reach speeds of up to 70 km/hour! Heading up north? Check out Arrowhead Provincial Park, Kamiscotia Snow Resort (Timmins) and Loch Lomond Ski Area (Thunder Bay) for a day full of chills and thrills!

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Featured Events


DJ Skate Nights

Saturdays until February 15, 2020 from 8pm to 11pm
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (GTA

featuredevent1jan142020.jpgLooking to turn up the heat on your winter fun? Get your skate on to the tune of a different live DJ every Saturday night! Enjoy the fresh air, free admission and a fun take on a Canadian classic.

Niagara Icewine Festival

January 10 – February 16, 2020
Niagara on the Lake (Niagara)

featuredevent2jan142020.jpgHave you heard of Canada’s ‘coolest wine festival’? The Niagara Icewine Festival is filled with grape adventure! The festival boasts numerous events over the course of several days, celebrating Niagara’s top icewine makers and their specialties. Get dressed up for the Sparkle & Ice Gala, stroll around the Icewine Village, enjoy icewine cocktails at the Flash and Panache Cocktail Reception and try out 3 separate restaurants at the White on Ice Dinner. Get yourself to Niagara to wine about the winter!


Barrie Winterfest

February 1 and 2, 2020
Downtown Barrie (Barrie)

featuredevent3jan142020.jpgCelebrate winter and the best of Barrie! This unique event features all sorts of winter fun from lumberjack shows to maple taffy sampling to a historic walking tour and more. With a complimentary shuttle to take you into the heart of the action, gather the gang and make a day of it!

Featured resort

featuredjan142020.jpgHockley Valley Resort is a four-season resort just 45 minutes outside of the GTA. Looking for a winter getaway? Make the most of their amenities, including: 16 ski and snowboard runs, 8,000 sq. ft. spa, indoor pool and hot tub, restaurants and more! Escape the city with a getaway close to home.

 

ONLY IN ONTARIO

onlyinontjan14_2020.jpg Winterlude
Did you know that Ottawa is home to the world’s largest skating rink? From January 31st to February 17th, don’t miss out on one of the most popular Canadian winter events! Try out skating on the Rideau Canal, take in the famed ice sculpture competitions, enjoy live music and jam with the fam’ or play all day at Snowflake Kingdom. It’s full-on fun for kids and kids at heart during this winning winter event.

Print Edition 2020

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