Winter Fun in South Georgian Bay
Winter is sorely underrated. Despite its innate beauty, coziness and festive fun, winter tends to get a bad rep. We here at Visit South Georgian Bay plan to change that by outlining some of South Georgian Bay’s best winter activities that will make you truly cherish the most wonderful time of the year!
If you define paradise as somewhere warm, sunny and sandy, Highlands Nordic will cause you to change this definition. This winter paradise is filled with trees blanketed by snow, glistening white ski trails and even steep, adrenaline inducing toboggan hills! Rent or buy equipment with the help of the knowledgeable, friendly staff and warm up with some hot food and delicious baked goods in the cafeteria. Come to Highlands for some breathtaking cross-country skiing, and stay for the welcoming environment.
Wasaga Beach Nordic
Whether you are a beginner skier or an expert racer, the Wasaga Beach Nordic Centre is the place for you! With flat, easy trails for those learning to ski, and challenging rolling terrain for those with experience, the Wasaga Beach Nordic Centre is a fantastic spot for the whole family! Snowshoeing is also offered at this versatile centre, and wildlife can often be spotted from the trails.
Sparkling white snow, dazzling views of the Niagara Escarpment, and gloriously rolling terrain. You may assume that we are describing heaven, but in reality, this is a description of the Scenic Caves Nordic Centre. Glide across beautifully groomed trails on your skis and take in some of the most beautiful views that South Georgian Bay has to offer.
Whether you are shredding the slopes, gliding across the ice or sipping on hot chocolate in a cafe, you are bound to be having a great time at the Blue Mountain Resort! Blue Mountain is the largest ski hill in all of Ontario, offering 42 runs for downhill skiing and snowboarding. The Woodview Mountaintop Skating Rink at the top of the hill offers unparalleled views along with a kilometre of ice for skating. In the Village at the base of the mountain lie a variety of shops and restaurants, perfect for a cozy apres-ski.
Tours galore! Whether you want to check out a waterfall, taste wine or snowshoe around a vineyard, or all three, South Georgian Bay has it all! Georgian Hills Vineyard offers different tours in the winter time as well as Coffin Ridge Winery. Or, enjoy a picturesque guided snowshoe tour in the Kolapore Uplands with Free Spirit Tours, followed by cozing up by the fireplace at Georgian Hills Vineyards while sampling wine, cider and cheeses. Lastly, Snowshoe to Eugenia Falls and Hogg’s Falls, both located on the Bruce Trail, with SummerBound. Take in the sights of the waterfalls in their winter setting. Afterwards, enjoy wine tasting.