The best winter day trips (if you live in Toronto)

Living in Toronto can make nature feel a million miles away.

This is especially true in the winter, when the closeness of the buildings, the busy streets, and the slush limit the best that winter has to offer – tranquility, wide-open spaces blanketed in snow, and room to play.

In truth, however, the natural world is never too far away. Several provincial parks are open all winter and offer easy day visits for city-dwellers.

We’ve partnered with our road-trip loving friends at Subaru Canada to share some of the top parks near Toronto you need to check out:

Continue reading The best winter day trips (if you live in Toronto)

The science of snow

Today’s post comes from Brianne Brothers, a zone ecologist from our southwestern parks.

Ah, snow. A substance that truly embodies what it means to be Canadian.

While many of us struggle with the idea of enjoying something that inflicts hard physical labour and white-knuckled driving, it truly is clean, fresh, and beautiful.

In that light, please grab a cup of coffee and a cozy window seat, and let’s explore the science of snow.

Continue reading The science of snow

Winter adventures at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

With its breathtaking, snow-covered landscapes and kilometres of ski trails for all skill levels, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park stands out in northwestern Ontario as a snowy paradise.

Here are four awesome reasons to visit this winter wonderland, only an hour east of Thunder Bay:

Continue reading Winter adventures at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

6 tips for winter camping at Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

So you’re no stranger to camping but want a new adventure? Or maybe you’ve invested some money in winter camping gear?

Congratulations! Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park offers the perfect opportunity for those looking to get into winter camping.

Just a couple hours outside of the GTA and three hours west of Ottawa, any weekend warrior looking for a new adventure will hear this park calling their name.

Here’s everything you need to know to make your foray into winter camping at Kawartha Highlands memorable, safe, and successful:

Continue reading 6 tips for winter camping at Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

Winter adventures at MacGregor Point Provincial Park

If you haven’t explored a snow-covered MacGregor Point Provincial Park, you don’t know what you’re missing!

The ice skating trail is the premier winter attraction, but MacGregor Point also offers skiing, snowshoeing, camping and other winter fun!

We’ve assembled a list of frequently asked questions and top tips for planning your visit:

Continue reading Winter adventures at MacGregor Point Provincial Park

January vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)

Start the year right with a cozy staycation!

Stay warm in one of our roofed accommodations, and enjoy all that winter has to offer! We have cabins, cottages, and yurts available, especially for midweek visitors!

Accommodations featured below were available as of December 16, 2023.

Continue reading January vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)