Whether winter is your least or most favourite season, you have to admit, there’s something magical about winter in Ontario! Believe it or not, some actually travel here for a vacation to enjoy the winter festivities. Lucky for us, we don’t need to go all too far to indulge in a nice winter getaway. There are even options for those who don’t want to get knee-deep in the snow to enjoy a relaxing vacation that feels far, far away.
From winter resorts to luxurious full-service hotels, enjoy a getaway near Toronto at one of these places!
Located just under an hour away from Toronto, you can enjoy a stay at The Briars Resort & Spa on Lake Simcoe! Not only can you enjoy a relaxing spa experience and some delish dining, but there are also plenty of winter activities to participate in including snowshoeing, campfires with s’mores, cross-country skiing, and more!
Turn off your mind and relax with an urban escape at Shangri-La in Toronto. Within the stunning sky-high hotel, you can visit Miraj Hammam Spa, which offers luxurious spa services and wellness packages designed to provide the ultimate relaxation experience, featuring influences from authentic Middle East traditions.
For those of you who are craving a bit of adventure in your getaway, visit Horseshoe Resort! The resort has 28 ski runs, 304 feet of vertical rise, 6 lifts, and Ontario’s longest beginner’s carpet and Outlaw Terrain Park. If you’re not already great at skiing or snowboarding, by the time you leave you’ll probably have all kinds of new skills! They also offer cross-country skiing, snowshoes, fat bikes, and snow tubing.
Indulge in one of Old Mill’s hotel packages to customize your perfect staycation getaway! Old Mill Toronto has an old-world charm that makes it feel like you’re far away from city life, without actually having to travel. You can choose to keep it simple with a refreshing bed and breakfast or enjoy a complete spa getaway that will leave you feeling completely revitalized by the time you have to go back to real life.
From late December through March Break Deerhurst Resort is offering a “Muskoka Winter Getaways” package for you to enjoy all of the best parts of the winter season! Explore the wilderness on a snowmobile, snowshoes, skis, or fat bikes – then get cozy with a delicious warm meal at the restaurant and relax at the Amba Spa. Take a peek at their other packages here.
Windsor Arms Hotel Toronto provides an escape that will have you feeling like royalty. Whether you choose to relax in your suite, enjoy high tea in the Tea Room, get pampered in the full-service spa, or grab a cocktail at the bar – Windsor Arms Hotel provides the perfect luxury escape from the outside world. However, if you do choose to step outside, its prime location in Yorkville provides plenty to do.
The drive from Toronto to Blue Mountain Resort is totally worth it f you want to transport yourself to a winter retreat that has the best of both worlds. This getaway can be as action-packed or as chill as you decide to make it with tons of winter activity options, including, of course, snowboarding and skiing. You can also visit the Scandinave Spa just a few minutes’ drive away from the hotels!
A stay at Great Wolf Lodge is a vacation the entire family can enjoy. Located in Niagara Falls, the indoor waterpark also has plenty of things to do all around. Within the waterpark, there are tons of attractions including an outdoor whirlpool to relax in.
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