Ski Ontario – Resorts in Ontario to get your family on the slopes in 2017

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Winter is a great time to get out and get exercise with your family. Get on the slopes with your family this Winter and create some amazing memories!!

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Barrie – Horseshoe Resort – Situated in a natural snow belt area and surrounded by miles of beautiful forest, Horseshoe Resort prides itself on great snow making and even better conditions, making us one of the top ski resorts in Ontario. Enjoy the magic of winter with exciting snow tubing, or experience one of our 26 Alpine runs or 35 kilometres of groomed Nordic Trails. Our Ontario ski resort is a place where nature is as real and true as the scent of pine or snow in the wind.            416-283-2988 or 705-835-2790

Barrie – Snow Valley Resorts Limited – Snow Valley Barrie is Ontario’s FAMILY Resort. Celebrate winter with family skiing, snowboarding, tubing & snowshoeing.  705-721-SNOW or 416-366-7669

Barrys Bay – Madawaska Mountain – Mount Madawaska features the 6th highest elevation in the province. We have some of the longest runs, ready for the novice or expert, alike!   613-756-1-SKI

Batawa – Batawa Ski Hill – Three lifts and seven runs with state of the art snow making and grooming.   (613) 398-6568

Bethany – Devil’s Elbow – Meander down the Bunny Hill or accelerate down Satan’s Run. Discover Paradise. It’s just around the corner from Purgatory. With the addition of 2 terrain areas, there is something for everyone! The state of the art snowmaking and grooming equipment ensure the best possible conditions every day of the ski season.   705-277-2012

Brampton – Mount Chinguacousy – We are very excited to provide you our awesome ski and snowboard programs and tubing excitement. Best of all, our 2 story chalet has that winter feel, with the smell of cedar, a large cozy fireplace to warm up to, a great view of the hill and lots of hot chocolate for those cold winter days.  You won’t want to miss this!   905-874-2367

Calabogie – Calabogie Peaks Resort – The ultimate family mountain in Eastern Ontario and the Outaouais Region. Offering the best ski & ride programs, terrain, snowmaking and ski in/out accommodations – ski, ride, skate, tube, snowshoe, cross country ski and more…   613-752-2720 or 1-800-669-4861

Coldwater – Mount St. Louis/Moonstone Ski Resort – The resort is located just north of Barrie in the snow belt region of Ontario offers great ski hills for skiing and snowboarding.  Today, it contains 36 slopes, 9 chairlifts and 3 carpets. The resort is known for being family friendly and prides itself on accommodating the beginner skier to the most advanced skier.   705-835-2112

Collingwood – Blue Mountain – They’ve added 6 new trails in The Orchard expansion bringing their total run count to 42 trails with 27 lit for night use.  And, with the longest beginner run in Ontario, Blue Mountain is the perfect spot to find your snow legs this winter.  Maximize your snow time with 15 lifts including five high-speed, six person lifts.  Not a fan of downhill?  Blue Mountain has you covered with a number of activities from snowshoeing to a winter ride on their mountain coaster the Ridge Runner!   705-445-0231 or 416-869-3799

Elliot Lake – Mount Dufour – Mt. Dufour is a professionally operated facility with a full service chalet including a fully licensed, fireside lounge, ski and snowboard equipment rentals and lessons provided by certified instructors.   (705) 848-6655

Etobicoke – Centennial Park Snow Centre – Experience winter in the City, featuring ski & snowboard school, snowboard & downhill rentals, limited helmet rentals, hi-tech snowmaking, t-bar, carpet lift, night skiing and snack bar.  Toronto ski & snowboard programs are a great way for the entire family to stay fit and have fun this winter.   416-394-8754

Haliburton – Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike – Get out for a day of family fun on the slopes at Sir Sam’s!  Features include 12 runs, 5 lifts, rental shop, pro shop, terrain park, snow school and CADS program for disabled skiers.  Warm up in the Chalet with some warm eats and drinks. 705-754-2298

Huntsville – Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area – A long-favoured destination for generations of skiers and snowboarders, Hidden Valley has something for everyone. Gentle slopes, challenging runs and a terrain park. Warm up and relax in the newly-renovated chalet. Experience it all, and then repeat. 705-789-1773 or 1-800-398-9555

Keswick – Georgina ROC – 33 metre high man-made hill that features a state of the art chalet, tube, terrain, ski and toboggan activities in winter with fantastic views of the Lake Simcoe country side year round.   905-476-4301

Kitchener – Chicopee Ski Club – 14 trails, 2 terrain parks and 6 lifts are awaiting you at Chicopee Ski Club.   519-894-5610 or 1-877-CHICOPEE

London – Boler Mountain – Come visit Canada’s most southerly alpine ski area.  Lots of runs for all different skiing abilities and some awesome snowboarding terrain   519-657-8822

Milton – Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre – Glen Eden offers a rental shop, skiing, a fully-equipped terrain park for snowboarders, snow tubing and lessons for all ages and skill-levels.   905-878-5011

New Liskeard – Tri Town Ski & Snowboard Village – 14 runs to get your fun on the slopes!   705-672-3888

North Bay – Laurentian Ski Hill – 300 Ft vertical right in North Bay. Terrain Park with lift, moguls, rentals, beginner area, Certified Instructors. Something for everyone!   705-494-7463

North York – Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard Centre – Earl Bales features ski & snowboard school, snowboard & downhill rentals, limited helmet rentals, hi-tech snowmaking, chair lift, rope tow, night skiing, snack bar and fireplace.   416-395-7874

Onaping – Onaping Ski Hill – Onaping Ski Hill is equipped with 12 runs and a t-bar lift for downhill skiing and snowboarding. It is privately owned and is generally open mid-December to mid-March depending on weather conditions. Ski equipment rentals are available.   705-966-3939

Orangeville – Hockley Valley Resort – Whether it’s your first time on skis or a snowboard, or you’re a real enthusiast, we offer 15 scenic runs for all levels, including an upper and lower freestyle terrain park. With our state-of-the-art snowmaking capabilities, you can enjoy an even longer season. And whether you’re here for the afternoon or on a romantic escape or a family weekend getaway, a warm and cozy seat awaits in our lounge for a relaxing après-ski.   519-942-0754

Orono – Brimacombe – Rated “The Best in the Snow Business” by the Canadian Ski Council, Brimacombe caters to the traditional skier as well as the snowboarder who wants to jib all day long in one of our terrain parks.  Featuring 21 runs, 2 terrain parks, multiple lifts, equipment rentals, professional instruction and 2 chalets to warm up in.   905-983-5983

Pakenham – Mount Pakenham – Mount Pakenham is Eastern Ontario’s premier family ski, snowboard and tubing area. We have two of the newest lifts in the region and we’re just a short drive from Ottawa   613-624-5290

Sault Ste. Marie – Searchmont Resort – 750 feet of vertical mountain terrain. Long runs, short lift lines, real snow. A place to hang with family & friends.        705-781-2340

Sudbury – Adanac Ski Hill – 240 vertical feet of skiable terrain, beginner hill with carpet lift, terrain park, 2,400 square foot chalet.  Services include skiing and snowboarding lessons, equipment rental, holiday programs and school visits.   705-671-2489

Thamesford – Cobble Hills Golf & Ski Club – 140 vertical ft, 7 runs, quad chair lift, lessons, equipment rentals and a terrain park.  What more do you need this winter for a fun day?   519-461-1720

Thunder Bay – Loch Lomond Ski Area – Loch Lomond offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing. We are 10 minutes from Thunder Bay off of Highway 61 North on the majestic Nor’Wester Mountain Range.   807-475-7787

Timmins – Kamiskotia Snow Resort – Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, tubing, clinics and lessons, or just fun at the resort lodging – Kamiskotia snow resort is the place to be this winter. We offer many services including memberships, group events, and complete rental of skiing and snowboarding equipment.                 705-268-9057

Uxbridge – Lakeridge Ski Resort – Skiing and snowboarding is for every one of all ages! Featuring 23 runs spread over 70 acres, we offer a wide range of trails for skiers and snowboarders, from novice to expert, including mogul runs, 3 dedicated snowboard terrain parks, and separate snow tubing park.   905-649-2058

Uxbridge – Dagmar Resort – Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Cross country skiing! 17 Runs, 4 Chairlifts, 2 Magic Carpets, 2 Amazing Terrain Parks, Lessons, Programs, and much more!   905-649-2002

Uxbridge – Skyloft Resort Inc – Skyloft boasts 21 runs and trails, multiple lifts, high end food and beverage service, snow school and rental shop.   905-649-5160

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Weekend Fun Guide (December 20-22 2013)

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With very few sleeps left until Santa arrives, the craziness of the malls is growing as the parking spots dwindle, the kids are out for Christmas break and the stress of having to get everything ready for the big day can be overwhelming.  Why not put that all aside and take some time out for family fun this weekend.  Many festive activities are planned across Ontario and we’ve also got some great ideas on how to get some fun in for free too!

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.  Be safe, have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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Tim Horton’s FREE Skates

Tim Horton invites you to skate for free over the Holidays at locations all across Ontario.  Find dates, times and locations near you here

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Tobogganing

One of the funnest activities you can do in the Winter as a family is to go tobogganing. It costs no money, needs very little equipment and it’s hours of fun!  Go to a neighbourhood park or change it up by trying somewhere new.  The key to tobogganing is finding a great hill near you 

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Skiing in Ontario

Winter is a great time to get out and get exercise with your family. Ontario is home to so many great ski resorts so why not get on the slopes with your family this Winter and create some amazing memories!!

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Snow Tubing

Snow tubing is quickly becoming a favourite activity for families in Ontario The great thing is that everyone can do it! There’s no need for any special equipment, the cost is great and you just need to know how to have fun. Just sit on the tube and hang on for some super fun! Let the squeals of excitement beginnnnnn!

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Santa Claus Parades

Chatsworth Santa Claus Parade – December 22nd @ 10:30am

Gore Bay Santa Claus Parade – December 21st  @ 7:30pm

Merrickville Santa Claus Parade – December 21st @ 1:00pm

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Around Town this Weekend…

Alexandria

Alexandria Festival of Lights – Opening festivities begin at 4 pm at The Sandfield Center. With GIAG sponsored “Freezing for a Reason” event. Followed at 5pm by a tailgate party & BBQ. Hosted by the Gaels football club. Entertainment on main stage with “Bang On The Ear”. Opening ceremonies to begin at 6pm with our invited dignitaries followed by the official “Lighting up of Island Park” at 6:30pm.

Amhertsburg 

River Lights Winter Festival – Step back in time to a perfect holiday setting!
Special weekends every November,visit 2 delightfully decorated parks and warm up at the new Gingerbread House at Toddy Jones Park.Victorian and Children’s themed LED light displays, period costumes, horse drawn carriage rides, carollers bell ringers, Visit one of the prettiest towns in Ontario for a winter wonderland experience!

Blue Mountains

Frost Frenzy – So much fun for the whole family including fireworks, Santa visits, Carollers, Wagon rides, snowshoeing, crafts, shopping and more!

Bracebridge

SantaFest – Come celebrate winter and the joy of the season with Santa and his Elves!  Admission is $8.00/person and children under 2 are free!Enjoy Santa’s winter activities, all included in the price of admission: Visit with Santa, Gingerbread decorating, sleigh rides, activities and story time with Mrs. Claus and much more.

Burlington

The Lakeside Festival of Lights  – Burlington’s longest running festival, lighting up the waterfront from dusk to dawn for 40 days over the holiday season. 2013 marks the 18th year for this special seasonal festival. Over 60 festive displays light up Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park through the holiday season. Wander through the park with family and friends, or get a full view of the themed displays while driving along Lakeshore Road at the City’s waterfront. It’s a magical sight for the whole family, especially the young at heart.

Holiday Traditions @ Royal Botanical Gardens –  Celebrate winter at RBG with Holiday Traditions, RBG’s annual holiday season event featuring Canada’s best all-botanical model train installation. You’ll find Canadian highlights in RBG Centre and a new train in our Mediterranean Garden featuring Wonders of the World. Weekends are filled with seasonal activities, musical entertainment, local school and adult choirs, light and model train displays, and a traditional Santa. Runs until January 5th 2014

Goderich

Festival of Lights @ Lions Harbour Park – Let Goderich brighten your mood and delight your heart with yuletide joy, glittering lights, magical displays and special events during this annual salute to the festive holiday season.

Hamilton

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit @ Battlefield House Museum & Park – Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome and simplicity of an early 19th century Christmas. The Gage family home comes alive with evergreen boughs on the mantles and enticing aromas in the air.

Victorian Christmas @ Dundurn National Historic Site – Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the Castle in Victorian splendour with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers. Bring your family and share a Hamilton holiday tradition.

Twas the Night Before Christmas @ Westfield Heritage Village – Enjoy Westfield by candlelight and feel the warmth of the season through music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas. Christmas shopping is available at the Gift Shop and the restaurant features light meals and refreshments.

Kapuskasing 

Festival of Lights – This is one of the more popular events in Kapuskasing. It kicks off mid-November and continues until mid-January. The festival consists of several winter activities including the lighting of thousands of Christmas lights in the Riverside Park.

Kingsville 

Fantasy of Lights – November 16th – January 8th -The 21st Annual Kingsville Fantasy of Lights Festival has an outstanding line up of entertainment for the whole family. Don’t miss Dinner With Santa, Opening Ceremonies with Fireworks at lakeside Park, Ice Wine and Art at the Park, The Santa Claus Parade, Special Senior’s Day, Train Rides around the Park, and of course over 200 lighted displays that bring lakeside park to life

London

Winter Wonderland @ Victoria Park – Each holiday season London residents and visitors can stroll through Victoria Park and enjoy the glittering display of lights that create our city’s Winter Wonderland. In addition to more than 75,000 lights decorating park trees, there are a variety of displays including Santa and his reindeer, tin soldiers, a jack-in-the-box and the nativity.

nothing like riding the rails through the woods with snow on the trees and Christmas carols in the air.

Morrisburg

Alight at Night  @ Upper Canada Village – Bundle up for an evening stroll through this picture-perfect postcard setting! Come experience the enchantment of horse-drawn wagons and romantic carriage rides for two; and hop on board a life-size Toy Train. Holiday music, festive dining, shopping and other seasonal surprises all add to the ambience of the event. Now in its 13th year, the Alight at Night Festival has become a favourite family tradition

Napanee

Big Bright Light Show Sponsored by Trans Canada – The Downtown Napanee Big Bright Light Show is back and BRIGHTER than ever. With more than 400,000 LED lights placed along three blocks of the downtown core, this definitely is a must see this holiday season! Runs until January 31st

Niagara Falls

Winter Festival of Lights – Get bundled up, gather your kids, fill their memories with winter fun as you enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights from November 9, 2013 to January 31, 2014. With over three million sparkling lights, fireworks, concerts, amazing performance of great artists, water parks, casinos and wine tours, the CAA Winter Festival of Lights is the most enchanting of Niagara attractions and has become a tradition for over one million people from around the globe on winter getaways.

Oakville

Bronte Creek Homestead Christmas – Wander at your leisure around the barns of Spruce Lane Farm where you will find variety of friendly farm animals. Next get ready for your family to visit Santa by slipping into your Victorian costumes. Your Victorian portraits (10-25 images) will be captured during your visit with Santa and are yours to take home on a souvenir USB stick. Creating memories which will last a life time!  Your Homestead Christmas experience will include traditional Christmas games and activities, tours of the elegantly decorated Spruce Lane Farmhouse and seasonal stories and songs in the parlour. Learn about the holiday traditions of the Victorian era!

Ottawa

Christmas in the ByWard Market – Come to the ByWard Market every weekend in December to enjoy the free wagon rides and be entertained by the Christmas Carollers who will help spread the cheer and joy of the holidays. Head to the corner of William and York streets to see choirs and sign up for a wagon ride between 12-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday between November 30 & December 22!

Vintage Village of Lights @ Cumberland Heritage Village Museum – Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings starting November 30 to December 22, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Create new Christmas memories as you explore holiday traditions from days gone by in an enchanted setting. From kitchen parties to delicious festive foods, it’s sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget! And, who knows, you may meet up with the big man himself – Santa Claus! $7/person $18/family

Owen Sound

Festival of Northern Lights – No grinch can resist the magic of the lights as they gradually illuminate the Sydenham River  from the Sound to the downtown city core on opening night!  Join thousands as we enter The Gateway to the Holiday Season together on Friday November 15th. Continues until January 4th, 2014

Port Hope

Festival of Lights and Trees – If you really want to see the festive season in all its’ grandeur, don’t miss the Port Hope Capitol Theatre’s enchanting Capitol Christmas – A Festival of Lights and Trees – open for viewing From November 29 to December 22nd. There is thousands of lights and around 80 uniquely decorated trees all generously donated by local sponsors so that attendees can purchase raffle tickets and win their favorite designer tree.

Smith Falls

The Celebration of Lights – Runs daily in Victoria Park with special activities, entertainment for the opening and closing and on Saturdays. We invite you to come out and enjoy the beauty of the season with the special business sponsored lighting displays. Together Smiths Falls is looking forward to our first year with this event and hope to be able to continue for years to come.

Toronto

Winterfest @ Toronto’s Waterfront – Visit Santa’s Workshop in Queen’s Quay Terminal weekends until December 22  for FREE arts and crafts where children can decorate a gingerbread cookie, watch dog sledding demos, watch Woofjocks Canine All Stars Performance Demos, enjoy a free skate or for a little additional cost take a Santa cruise or have your pet’s picture taken with Santa and more!

Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market – This holiday season Toronto will once again celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas at Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products. Family friendly entertainment includes musicians, carolers and children’s choirs.

Christmas in the Park @ Colborne Lodge –  Discover the magic of Christmas in the winter wonderland surroundings of High Park and enjoy a tour of Colborne Lodge, the picturesque home of the founders of High Park, which is decorated for a Victorian Christmas. You will discover festive traditions, decorations and foods enjoyed during the 19th-century in Toronto. Toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats. Run Tuesdays – Sundays until January 5th

Christmas by Lamplight @ Black Creek Pioneer Village – For three magical evenings, Black Creek Pioneer Village invites visitors to join in the holiday festivities. Bathed in the glow of lamplight and dressed in its finest holiday decor, Black Creek comes alive with live music, food and activities. Program only or with dinner options available.  Saturdays leading up to Christmas

FREE Skating @ Natrel Rink – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits. The Natrel Rink has been an unparalleled skating destination in Toronto for 30 years. It has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant  Best of all – skating is FREE!

Waterloo

Wonders of Winter – We are proud to announce our 20th Anniversay! The Wonders of Winter has been a beloved holiday tradition in the Region of Waterloo. We have over 100,000 lights and more than 100 displays. The festival runs from November 30 (Opening night) to December 31, 2013 in Waterloo Park, Waterloo ON. Come and join us and be a part of it – bring the family!

Woodstock

Santa House and Sleigh Rides – Santa makes a special trip to Downtown Woodstock to see all the boys and girls! Visit him in his House in Museum Square every Friday night in December from 5 PM to 8 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. He’s reserved a place on his knee, he always has a candy cane ready and, if you wish, you can even have your picture taken with Santa! While there, make time for a free horse drawn sleigh ride throughout the Downtown

 

Hit the Slopes This Winter at Mount St Louis Moonstone

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Mount St Louis Moonstone

Mount St. Louis Moonstone is one of the largest family owned ski resorts in Ontario offering great ski hills for skiing and snowboarding. It was founded 49 years ago by Austrian Alpine skier Josl Huter. The resort is located just north of Barrie in the snow belt region of Ontario. Today, it contains 36 slopes, 9 chairlifts, 3 carpets and 2 terrain parks with over 91 features. The resort is known for being family friendly and prides itself on accommodating the beginner skier or snowboarder to the most advanced.

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November 29th is Opening Day!!!

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36 runs ranging in difficulty from beginner to black diamond, there is a run that is perfect for everyone in your family!

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There are so many reasons to snowboard at Mt St Louis Moonstone.  Shred or session or carve? 91 snowboarding features within the Junkyard and Outback Parks.  No matter how you like to board we’ve got something for you.

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Buy Your Passes Now

Pass prices go up November 3rd

Some of the best values for season passes include:

The new EDGE Pass is available for anyone aged 6 and up. It is a mid-week pass valid Monday – Friday but excluding Christmas holidays December 26th-January 5th and Monday February 17th.

Value Membership holders are entitled to use facilities 7 days a week from Opening day to December 25, 2013, then Monday to Friday only from January 3 to February 28, 2014 and finally 7 days a week from March 3 to Closing 2014.

All of MSLM’s Season Memberships are on sale at deeply discounted rates until November 3rd. Buy online at www.mountstlouis.com

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Cool Upcoming Events at MSLM

November 2nd & 3rd 2013 – Annual Open House and Ski Swap

December 27th-30th – Freestyle Skiing Ontario’s Santa’s Workshop – Junkyard

January 10th-12th – Freestyle Skiing Ontario’s Timber Tour – Slopestyle and Halfpipe – Junkyard

February 27th-March 2nd – Ontario Winter Games – Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing and Alpine Skiing –  Junkyard/Outback

March 15th – Women’s Snowboard Federation Ride Days

Find a list of all the cool events happening at MSLM here

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Contact MSLM

Phone:

GTA Toll Free: 877.835.2112
Local: 705.835.2112
Fax: 705.835.2831

mslm@mslm.on.ca

Mailing Address:

24 Mount St. Louis Road, R. R. 4
Coldwater, ON, L0K 1E0

Hours of Operation

Open Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
(Lifts open at 9:00 am)
Open Weekends/Holidays 8:00am-4:30pm
(Lifts open at 8:30am)

Weekend Fun Guide (February 1-3 2013)

This weekend welcomes in the month of February!  Can you believe how quickly January flew by?  Our Weekend Fun Guide is packed full of Winter Carnivals and Festivals all across Ontario.  So get outside and have some fun with your family this weekend!

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Every Saturday until the end of March, Cineplex theatres show Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.50.  Feel like you need to escape the cold?  Then check out what they’re showing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

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Want to spend some time with the family on the slopes, snow shoeing or screaming your head off as you head down a tube slide?  Find all the great resorts in Ontario that offer skiing, Snow shoeing and tubing!

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Around Town this Weekend…

Barrie

Winterfest – Great way to celebrate the winter season with adventures that the whole family will enjoy.  Check out the polar bear swim, horse-drawn wagon rides, dogsled rides, lumberjack show, giant snow slide, ice maze, and much more.  The Festival of Ice features 300 pound blocks of ice carved into spectacular, themed sculptures.  Join in the festivities at one of the many indoor venues too, including the February Blues Festival, Reel Stories mini film festival, tours and family fun at the MacLarenArtCentre, skating at Barrie’s arenas during select times, and storytime and crafts at the Barrie Public Library.

Batawa

Frostfest – Join us at the Batawa Community Centre on Saturday, February 2 for a fun day of family winter activities! Skate on the outdoor rink or have lunch with the Trenton Golden Hawks, take a horse drawn carriage ride, play with a furry new friend at the Petting Zoo, see the great entertainment, take part in family activities and crafts and warm up or roast a marshmallow by the community bonfire .

Beaverton

Winter Carnival – Most events behind the Beaverton Town Hall in Alexander Muir Park which include pancake breakfast, family skating, scavenger hunt and more

Burlington

Battle of the Titans @ Royal Botanical Gardens – Dinos like you’ve never seen them before!  In this battle for the ages, you will learn about ecology, the study of organisms and the environment that these majestic creatures lived through so long ago. Get ready to go back in time and see how science and nature come together in one amazing exhibit!

Campbellville

Horse drawn sleigh rides @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – You can enjoy a wagon or sleigh ride through the fields and forests of Mountsberg on a crisp winter day. The jingle of the harness and the sound of the horses tromping along the trail will make for an enjoyable trip to our outdoor camp fire. Marshmallows for roasting and hot chocolate for sipping are included in the price of your ticket!

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you on a snowshoe hike through this beautiful landscape. Hikes take place every Saturday evening in January and February from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each hike begins with basic instruction and some historical background on the sport of snowshoeing.

Cobourg

Winter Festivities – Come join us for the first 3 Saturdays in February. Free skating & music at the outdoor rink, horse drawn wagon rides, ice carving demonstrations, maple candy station, NZone Kids Club at Northumberland Mall and much more.

Cochrane

Winter Carnival – During February 1st to the 10th, everyone is invited to take part in Ontario’s Oldest Premier Winter Carnival. With over 110 different activities crammed into a week, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.  From the classic favourites like the Princess Pageant, Torchlight Parade and the Polar Bear Dip, to the new events like the Camao Snow Drags, there is no excuse to stay inside, curled up by the fireplace.

Dunvegan

Winter Carnival – Enjoy the fresh air this Saturday as you spend time at the Dunvegan Winter Carnival.  Activities include: Tobogganing & Sledding, Skating&Pond Hockey, Cross-Country Skiing, “Spring Fling” Scavenger Hunt ❄ Volleyball in the Snow and Homemade Soup & Rolls 

Goderich

Winterfest – Don’t Hibernate – Celebrate! Beat the winter blahs during this annual celebration. Enjoy the variety of events – candlelight walk, chili cook-off, snow-pitch tournament, children’s theatre, crafts, fireworks and more. To be held at various venues in Goderich.

Hamilton

RV Show – Get your family ready for the upcoming camping season or for a family Roadtrip at the RV Show.  There will be Local area dealers on hand, On-Site financing available, All types of RV’s on display, Fully stocked  parts & accessory store, Campgrounds & product/services booth exhibitors, Prize draw for a 42″ LCD TV, Havelock Jamboree ticket draw, Fun for the kids – face painting & balloon animals and a Cafe area – sandwiches & drinks available.

Kingston

Febfest – Beaver Tails, maple syrup taffy pull, wagon rides, public skating and live music oh my!  Join in on one of Ontario’s premier winter events. Feb Fest features a flurry of fantastic fun: a figure skating show, Hockey Day in Kingston, skate with the Fronts, Car Harris Cup, The Historic Hockey Series, a winter fun zone, public skating and so much more!  Feb Fest has quickly become Kingston’s premiere winter event.

Kingsville

Annual Winter Art & Crafts Show @ Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens – Admission is free. Over 60 vendor booths will be located in Colasanti’s Restaurant, the Cactus Room, and the Hibiscus Room. A special lunch buffet runs from 11:00am – 2:00pm. All day ride passes will be available for children and adults (including unlimited mini golf, zoo, bumper cars, and kiddie rides).

Marmora

SnoFest – This year’s activities include a wide variety both for participants and observers. In addition to the much anticipated sled dog races which span everything from sprints to a 40 mile run, there will be skijoring races on both Saturday and Sunday, a Saturday craft sale at the Legion, a Sno Ball tournament at the local ball diamond on February 2, weight pulls and the very popular chainsaw carving demonstrations scheduled to take place on both days.

Midland

Winterfest – Come out and enjoy the 28th Annual Winterfest which includes Pancake breakfast, Kid’s adventure obstae race, lumberjack shows, Birds of prey demonstration, Activities at the Huronia Museum, Horse and wagon rides, outdoor games and more!

Newmarket

Winterfest – Activities and attractions include: pancake breakfast, family bingo, children’s activities, photography contest, wagon rides, pony rides, children’s games, dog sled rides, skating and hot food, free public skate & swim.

Niagara on the Lake

Days of Wine & Chocolate – Warm up your winter with this match made in heaven! Explore pairings of two of your favourite indulgences – wine and chocolate, as you tour the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

New Lowell

Winterama – Kick-off the weekend with a spaghetti supper at the Legion then outdoor skating and fireworks at the new Lowell Park. If you do not like the cold, warm up by the outdoor fire with some good ol’ fashion hot chocolate! Saturday and Sunday have not changed, however, featuring children’s games in the park, radar runs, a community parade and more.

Ottawa

Winterlude – A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, skating, sporting events and let’s not forget the world’s largest skating rink. Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Canada’s favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

Frosty Fortunes @ The Currency Museum –  See how our country’s chilliest season has influenced the art and design of Canadian currency throughout history. Each weekend during Winterlude, you and your family can come and enjoy cool crafts, games and presentations, all inspired by this frosty time of year. We’ll even have some nice hot cocoa and coffee to warm you up from the chill outside. Admission is free for the whole family.

Pembroke

SnoSpree – Good Ol’ Familiy Fun will be taking place from January 30th- Feb 3rd.  Enjoy free skates at the PMC, Outdoor sliding and skating parties and of course SNOSPREE CENTRAL an action packed afternoon filled with lots of children activities.

Port Carling

Winterfest – Come join in the fun and excitement in this winter wonderland in Muskoka. Saturday–entertainment, free face painting, horse & wagon rides, dog show, chainsaw events, axe throw, carving, log sawing, free public skate, roast beef dinner, hockey game and dance.  Sunday–pancake and sausage breakfast, bean bag curling, silent auction closes, snow snake competition, polar bear dip, chili cook-off contest and chef’dessert challenge

Richmond Hill 

Winter Carnival – The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival is a weekend of affordable fun and entertainment organized by volunteers to celebrate the community of Richmond Hill in a welcoming atmosphere.  There are many things going on for kids and families that are scheduled, and many that are not scheduled (like bouncy castles, kids games and rides, lots of food, the Subtonic Monks). Come on out and have fun!

Sault Ste Marie

Bon Soo Winter Carnival – A week long winter carnival that incorporates the entire city. Set in the middle of winter, events include a children’s fantasy ice kingdom, polar bear swim, and a diverse program of outdoor and indoor sports and activity events, as well as cultural activities including concerts and ice sculptures.

Striling

Groundhogfest – Community festivities including Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, public skating and visits from Mill Pond Moe. Don’t miss the Mill Pond Hockey Tournament and annual Fish Fry during the weekend.

Stratford

Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heartburn Day! – Who will win at this year’s Caribbean themed Orr Insurance Heartburn Day? Over 40 chili’s to taste and judge! Fantastic musical entertainment by Mob Barley. Huge silent auction with family getaways, romantic retreats, spa and restaurant packages, gifts and more. Kids Carnival with the Orr Fire Truck and Carnival games!

Sudbury

Imax Festival @ Sceince North- Explore the unbelievable! Ten films and ten exciting adventures to choose from!  Nothing brings you closer to the action and adventure than IMAX®, the most powerful and immersive movie experience in the world! The Festival’s flexible screening schedule offers you a great combination of giant screen excitement and show times!

Toronto

Ultimate Dinosaurs @ ROM –  Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James, features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen. Check out this world premiere exhibit featuring Dinosaurs unknown to North Americans – most have just been unearthed in the last 20 years.

World Wetlands Day @ Toronto Zoo – Celebrate the wonderful and wacky world of wetland creatures and join some conservation fun with the Adopt-A-Pond Programme on World Wetlands Day! Experience heaps of activities for kids of all ages, including games like Fish for a Prize, Pin the Tail on the Turtle, and Frog Call Challenge!

Kuumba – Come down to Harbourfront Centre for three days of FREE Black History Month events, including music, film, panel discussions and more.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

Winterlicious – Winterlicious 2013 is Toronto’s biggest winter culinary celebration to date. Discover unique culinary events and 191 exciting local restaurants offering prix fixe menus.

Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield

PolarFest – Come Chill With Us! – .Fun for the entire family includes horse drawn sleigh rides, professional ice carvings, the Polar Cup 4 on 4 outdoor hockey tournament, Polar Paddle, lake curling and more

Welland

Winter Carnival – French Canadian Carnival Day (Sunday 8:30am – 2:00pm) – Pancake breakfast, hayrides, crafts with Bonhomme Carnaval, penny sale, children’s games, search & rescue Niagara demo, maple taffy. Food & beverage available. Free admission and parking.

Wiarton

Wiarton Willie Festival – Join the thousands watching at 8:07 a.m. on Prediction Morning, Saturday, February 2, for Wiarton Willie’s Official Prediction.  Revel in the diverse weekend events.  Bountiful childrens’ games, talent, puppetry, face painting and music, both indoors and out.  Family fun offers pancake breakfasts, snowball toss, outdoor skating and more.  Sports run the gamut from sno-pitch to volleyball, road hockey to darts and snooker, curling and a recreational hockey tourney.  The entertainment field abounds with broad appeal–Monte Carlo Night, comedy shows, local and area band performances, Battle of the Bands and, of course, the Festival headliner, Sloan.