Month: February 2018


Our Top 6 Ontario Winter Destinations to Beat the Winter Blahs


Top 6 Ontario Winter Destinations to Beat the Blahs

Winter – love it or hate it, it’s here to stay a little while longer. While we might not be able to make the season warmer, we can definitely make sure you get somewhere to make the most of it. From skiing to festivals, here are 6 Ontario winter activities sure to make your February a little more enjoyable.

Feb Fest, Kingston 
A flurry of figure skating, hockey, snow sculpting and more, Feb Fest promises an action-packed month of winter fun in Kingston. Feast on a Beavertail, enjoy a wagon ride, and visit Boucher Park which has been transformed into an ice slide wonderland! The festival runs through February 28th, 2018. 

Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort
There’s a whole lot of fun packed into Kitchener’s winter park. Chicopee provides the province’s best tubing experience along with fantastic ski and snowboard runs. Just starting out on your skis or board? Chicopee is just the place to learn!

Haliburton Highlands
There’s something for everyone in Haliburton: 14 ski and snowboard runs at Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride, 370 kms of snowmobile trails, plenty of cross-country skiing aventures, and dogsled tours in Haliburton Forest. Thrill-seekers won’t want to miss ice climbing at Base Camp 35.

Ottawa Valley
The sights and sounds of woodland creatures, a hot cocoa, and a horse-drawn sleigh. Sound amazing? Add this traditional sleigh ride through Ottawa Valley to your list. While you’re there, enjoy skating, curling, skiing and tubing!

Winterlude, Ottawa
Enjoy beautifully crafted ice sculptures, skating on the Rideau, live music and entertainment, and North America’s largest snow playground. Make sure to taste some famous Canadian delicacies, like Beavertails and snow candy. Need we say more? Don’t miss out on Ottawa’s biggest party from February 2 to 19, 2018.

Blue Mountain Village, Collingwood
With over 40 restaurants and unique shops, romantic hideaways, turn of the century Ontario architecture and loads of winter activities, Blue Mountain Village in Collingwood is the place that just might turn you into a cold weather lover. Enjoy a winter hike, a leisurely tube ride, ice skating, snowshoeing, or cruise around the mountain at 42 km/h on the Ridge Runner Coaster. And did we mention the heated, year-round outdoor winter pools?

Top off your entire experience by skipping the winter drive. Contact Badder Bus at
1-800-668-1974 today to book your group getaway.

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Build Unforgettable Memories this Family Day


Build unforgettable memories this Family Day.


Make the most of your Family Day weekend by exploring some of the fun activities that Southern Ontario has to offer. Here are a few great ways to entertain the kids while building family memories.

London, Ontario
Storybook Gardens
Strap on some skates and follow the ice-skating trail through fairytale displays. In celebration of Family Day, you can also enjoy all-day pancake breakfast, campfires, and more. Admission: $13/family; skate rental: $6.50/person.

Children’s Museum
Explore three floors of interactive exhibits geared especially to kids and their families. From history to science to art, there’s sure to be something to pique your curiosity. And this Family Day weekend, you can play five over sized games including Connect Four and Hungry Hippos—perfect for a fun family challenge. Admission: $8/person; $2.50/child aged 12-23months.

Kitchener, Ontario
Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort
Spend a fun day on the slopes. Whether you choose to ski or snowboard, Chicopee is offering Family Fun packages for the Family Day weekend. End your day with a bang by taking in fireworks on Saturday at closing. Admission: $30/All Access Lift tickets; $45/Discovery package.

Chicopee Tube Park
Have fun zipping down one of the six different tubing chutes. And once you reach the bottom, a carpet conveyor will carry you and your tube right back up to the top so that you can enjoy another run. Normally closed on Mondays, the park will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in celebration of Family Day. Admission: $25/adult; $21/kids 12 and under.

Hamilton, Ontario
Royal Botanical Gardens
Check out the Frogs! exhibit with tons of family-friendly activities all about, you guessed it, frogs. Stories, crafts, and guided walks are just some of the activities you can enjoy. Admission: $37/family of four.

 Art Gallery of Hamilton
The Art Gallery of Hamilton is hosting Winterfest Family Day. Kids will have a chance to not only see some amazing art, but to make their own art as well. Admission: $5/family (non-members)

Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Place
Celebrate Family Day at Ontario Place. Skating, bonfires, and winter light displays can be enjoyed outside. Or head inside to the Cinesphere to watch an IMAX movie. Admission to the outdoor activities is free. Tickets to the Cinesphere range from $11/child to $15/adult.

The Royal Ontario Museum
There’s a ton of things to explore at the ROM. Dinosaurs are always a family favourite, but you can also check out the current Vikings exhibit. And just for Family Day weekend, the ROM is hosting Family Funday Weekend: One World, a celebration of multiculturalism with music and hands-on activities. General admission: $20/adult, $14/child, children 3 and under are free.

Why not build fun family memories en route? Bring several families together and enjoy an affordable coach trip to destinations in and around Southern Ontario. To book a bus, visit us at

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