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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. downtownkingston.ca 

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! discoverchicopee.com

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. myhaliburtonhighlands.com

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! ottawavalley.travel

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. canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/winterlude

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? bluemountain.ca

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