Winter in Eastern Ontario

Winter is a season for finding cozy fireplaces and romantic weekend getaways. It’s also a season for bundling up and finding fun winter activities. In Ontario’s eastern half there are many winter experiences that are sure to create lasting memories for you and your family. Come and play outside with thousands of people of all ages at North America's greatest winter festival. Ottawa’s Winterlude celebrates its 31st anniversary in 2009!   Marvel at majestic snow sculptures and glittering ice sculptures, groove to energetic rhythms at the American Express Snowbowl and much more!

The Rideau Canal Skateway becomes a 7.8 kilometre pathway of ice. Enjoy the longest skating rink in the world, a magical roadway of ice in the very heart of Ottawa, Canada's Capital! Marvel at the glittering ice sculptures or take in a spectacular fire show.Cross Country Skiiing in Eastern Ontario

Visit Mount Pakenham Ski Area for alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. With six lifts including a Quad and new triple chair, Mount Pakenham offers 10 exciting alpine runs and Night Skiing.

Open 7 days a week, The Oshawa Ski Club offers 20 runs & trails from beginner to expert for day skiing. Eleven runs are available for night skiing with three Quad chairs and seven T-Bars.

Sled Dog Racing in Eastern Ontario

With lots to see and do, warm yourself up this Winter with exciting new adventures. With many sled dog outfitters, you can experience the best of Ontario’s nature by sharing Trail Dancer’s love for sled dogs. Their sled dog getaways are a must for all outdoor enthusiasts!

You can experience this old winter tradition by rediscovering the thrill of driving a dog team. Explore a winter wonderland with Winterdance Dogsled Tours and their affectionate and powerful huskies. With so many new ways to rediscover winter, this is a great opportunity to introduce your friends and family to one of winter’s favourite pastimes.

Or visit Canada’s most beautiful village in historic Merrickville and enjoy great shopping! Offering a village of artists and artisans and arts and crafts, from glass blowing to specialty shopping, you will be sure to find a unique gift for your loved ones. While in Merrickville, visit Pinecrest Farm for a winter sleigh ride or discover miles of groomed, wooded trails that are open year round.

If you are seeking a historical day trip, visit Upper Canada Village to indulge yourself with sweet hot chocolate or sparkling apple cider and enjoy a romantic horse-drawn carriage rides for two. Take horse-drawn wagon rides through the village ofChristmas lights at Upper Canada Village. century old log homes and enjoy the thousands of lights that adorn the village while listening to the soft sounds of seasonal music.

Whether you are looking for a quiet weekend getaway indoors or you are interested in planning an exciting outdoor adventure, everything you are looking for is right here in Ontario’s eastern half. Discover more than 7500 tourism experiences on and begin your adventure today!


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