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Explore Ontario’s Highlands – Your Ultimate Winter Getaway & Tourism Attraction

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city this winter with a relaxing day trip or memorable weekend getaway to Ontario’s Highlands. Whether you’re going solo, travelling as a pair or bundling up the entire family, the region is packed with opportunities to experience the season like nowhere else, and never before.

Located just 2.5 hours east of Toronto and 30 minutes west of Ottawa, Ontario’s Highlands is a premier winter destination featuring countless unspoiled trails, over 7,000 frozen lakes and some of the deepest, most pristine snowfalls in the province.

Explore 23,000 square kilometres of white-covered wilderness while behind the handlebars of a snowmobile; swing your legs from the top of a ski lift that takes you to the peak of Ontario’s highest public ski hill vertical drop; or glide through icy forests, trails and winter wilderness on a sled drawn by a pack of Siberian Huskies. For those seeking unique experiences – and the ultimate bragging rights back at home – the region offers opportunities to reel in trophy game fish, like walleye and pike, while enjoying serene winter landscapes from the comfort of a heated ice hut; be the first to leave a track in crisp, fresh snow while snowshoeing through a sparkly, freezing and un-groomed bush; or conquer a 50-foot man-made ice wall.

Whether you prefer traditional winter adventures, like downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing, or looking to try your hand at a new “Bucket List” item, like ice climbing, ice fishing, snowmobiling or dogsledding, nobody does winter in Ontario like Ontario’s Highlands.

Once your boots are soaked and your mittens begin to feel frosty against your fingers, unwind with a cup of hot chocolate at one of our ski resorts or chalets and feel the stress of home melt away along with the cold. Enjoy the warm hospitality of one of our friendly rural communities, where picturesque views, unique local shops and historical sites come second only to the openness and friendliness of our people. Tuck in for the night in one of our cozy accommodations, rejuvenating your body and soul.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors travel to our unforgettable and welcoming region every year, looking for a good dose of outdoor adventure, unique activities and authentic small-town charm. Escape to Ontario’s Highlands and you’re guaranteed to leave with many stories to share.

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