Snow Adventures in Ontario

Dog Sledding

PRESS RELEASE: Get active in Ontario’s winter wonderland! From the snow covered ski slopes of Blue Mountain to the rolling hills of Algonquin and an exciting array of experiences, including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to ice climbing and dog sledding, winter in Ontario is definitely not a time to hibernate.

Here are our top 5 Ontario winter picks:
1. Dog Sledding at its Best
Dog sledding is a must do Canadian experience and there are many excellent dog sledding outfitters to choose from in Ontario, all passionate about their dogs and the natural world. In the Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve, visitors can learn the dog sledding basics. A mandatory introduction will provide all the information needed to drive the dog sled teams through the scenic forest trails of the Haliburton Forest and give an overview of this nature awareness weekend.
2. Experience Ice Fishing
Situated in an island setting overlooking Lake Temagami, in north-eastern Ontario, Blue Haven Lodge offers a unique winter experience. Visitors can live in fully equipped on-ice bungalows and fish from the comfort of their bed while experiencing the perfect fishing getaway. Another popular activity on site is snowmobiling, thanks to the nearby access to Ontario’s extensive trail network.
3. Learn to Winter Camp
Embark in an authentic winter expedition in the wilderness around the Algonquin Log Cabin. Voyageur Quest offers the possibility to learn about winter travel techniques while enjoying a night camping in a heated prospector tent at the end of Surprise Lake. This three day trip includes meals and the help of an experienced guide.
Adventure lovers looking to explore the frozen lakes and waist deep snow of the Algonquin Park in Ontario can also sign up for a three day “Canadian Experience Multi-Adventure” with Call of the Wild. This exciting mini-vacation gives an exhilarating introduction to several winter sports combined with a stay in the comfort of the Algonquin Eco-Lodge.
4. Try Snowmobiling
With over 30,000km of the best quality trails and passages, Ontario has one of the longest networks of recreational trails in the world.  Located approximately a two-hour car drive north of Toronto, Deerhurst Resort is a hot spot for winter activities. Also voted ”One of the Best Winter Resorts” by City Parent readers 2014, this site promotes outdoor fun for visitors with all interests and budget and its location in the Muskoka region is the perfect setting for snowmobiling, with 2,000km of groomed trails and several guided adventures available.
5. Introduction to Ice Climbing
Ontario’s snow-covered landscapes offer some of the best setting for ice climbing. Visitors don’t need to be experts to dive into the unspoiled wilderness and the ice routes of Thunder Bay, Red Rock and many more.  New adventure seekers can sign up of a safe introduction to ice climbing with Yours Adventures and spend a weekend relaxing in cabins on the shores of Boshkung or Mountain Lake.
The province of Ontario is located in east-central Canada and is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Manitoba to the west and Quebec to the east, and five U.S. states to the south. With a population of more than 13 million, Ontario is home to one in three Canadians and is one of Canada’s largest provinces, covering more than one million square kilometres (415,000 square miles). Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is Canada’s largest city. It is also the commercial, industrial and financial centre of Canada. Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is also located in Ontario. Ontario is home to 400,000 lakes and contains one-third of the world’s fresh water.
For more information, please contact:
Ushma Chhipa
UK PR Account Executive
Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation
52 Grosvenor Gardens, 6th Floor
London, SW1W 0AU
United Kingdom

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