If you love to cross-country ski, snowshoe, skate or simply explore the outdoors with your significant other, Ontario Parks has a romantic winter adventure for you.
Rent a cozy cabin, cottage or heated yurt at one of seven parks that offer winter accommodation. Pro tip? Book mid-week if you can. That’s when you’ll find the best availability.
Twenty-six provincial parks offer drop-dead gorgeous landscapes where you can reconnect with nature on a fun day trip or try an overnight park stay. Local ski clubs help keep hundreds of kilometres of park trails groomed or track set for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Try skating through the woods on a cool ice path at Arrowhead or MacGregor Point Provincial Parks.
And don’t fret: our roofed getaways have all the facilities you need to cook up a romantic candlelit dinner for two.
Holiday and New Year’s Eve events, ski loppets, snowshoe races, and other events are planned every winter.
Here is a sampling of winter adventures worth travelling for:
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Start 2017 off right with a cozy winter staycation!
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this January in one of our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages and yurts available all month, especially for midweek visitors!
Accommodations featured below were available as of 3:30 pm, December 21, 2016.
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Ever celebrated the holidays surrounded by nature?
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this December in one of our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages and yurts available all month, including several weekend openings!
Accommodations featured below were available as of noon, November 16, 2016.
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Imagine spending a crisp autumn night under the stars in a heated yurt. Or how about watching a thunderstorm roll in across Lake Ontario from your waterfront cottage?
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this November in one of our roofed accommodations!
Accommodations featured below were available as of noon, November 1, 2016.
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“Roughing it” not really your style? Explore nature with all the comforts of home!
From stone fireplaces to fully equipped kitchens to whirlpool tubs, discover each cabin’s special perks.
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Can you picture yourself on the porch of this cabin? Relaxing after an afternoon of skiing, or sipping hot chocolate while gazing up at a starry winter sky?
Arrowhead Provincial Park is proud to announce the opening of FOUR new winter cabins!
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Sawmill Bay Campground has an exciting new camping option: campsites 158 and 160 now feature Exploration Tents!
Both sites are close to beautiful Mazinaw Lake. Campsite 160 even has a view of Mazinaw Rock.
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Summer campers love Ontario Parks but many have never experienced their favourite park in winter. Ontario Parks aims to change that. Nineteen provincial parks are open this winter season with cross-country trails to ski. Thirteen have groomed or track-set trails. And eight of the nineteen have comfortable roofed accommodation for rent. Designated snowshoe trails are in many parks. Some have skating and tubing too. Three parks will host ski loppets. Another will host an annual snowshoe race and at least five plan to celebrate February’s Family Day weekend with special events. Below are tips to help visitors plan their own exotic park adventure this winter:
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This Thanksgiving, why not take the work out of your Thanksgiving dinner and head to your favourite park for a weekend away and a BBQ turkey with all the fixings? After all, you can recycle just about everything you need to cook a turkey dinner on the BBQ so cleanup is a breeze! (Cue collective “Yes!” from mothers everywhere).
Move over Martha Stewart, this is Thanksgiving Canadian style!
Imagine how delicious a BBQ turkey would taste, seasoned with fresh herbs and hot off the grill; dotted with cranberry sauce, prepared gravy, fresh fall vegetables and a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert! Add a nice hot cup of coffee, maybe a S’more or two and you’re ready for a relaxing campfire under the stars.
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Built in the 1870s, Maple Rest is nestled within the dunes beach area of Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County. It is available for reservation throughout the year and perfect for your next getaway. Here are some of the features we think you will enjoy:
1. Victorian Charm
Maple Rest is a unique Victorian home with lots of charm. The home has been completely restored and furnished with antiques and reproductions to create a unique experience for guests. You will feel transported to a different time and place-but with the convenience of many modern luxuries still available!
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