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Northern Ontario Travel
The Official Magazine

Welcome to BIG WINTER

Where fresh snow and fresh adventures await.

Winter in Northern Ontario is one of the most popular times to visit for outdoor enthusiasts. With temperatures dipping and snowfall beginning to accumulate as early as November, our winter season runs through April, offering lots of opportunities for outdoor adventure.

Here are 9 ways to discover the north this season

  1. Ride the best snowmobiling trails in the world
  2. Drop a line and do some ice fishing
  3. Explore our vast network of cross-country ski trails
  4. Experience a bucket list adventure in our magical ice caves
  5. Hike and photograph a frozen waterfall
  6. Get cozy at one of these 13 winter resorts
  7. Hit the slopes
  8. Skate under the stars
  9. Plan a winter picnic
A recipe for the perfect cold-weather trip: Get cozy at a Northern Ontario lodge, go ice fishing, and see parts of the province only accessible by snowmobile. What will you do this winter?

Looking for winter ideas by region?

Explore more winter fun in Northeastern Ontario, Algoma Country, Superior Country, and Sunset Country.

Check out winter activities in Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, and Kenora.

For a guide on packing and getting to Northern Ontario this winter, visit us here to learn more.

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Taste the North

Discover the flavours of Northern Ontario. Start with one of these 4 essential culinary experiences:

Find your next Northern Ontario culinary adventure.

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Ride the Wow-Worthy Explorers Snow Tour this Winter

The Explorers Snow Tour is a 250-km snowmobile loop that has it all. Located in Northeastern Ontario between North Bay and Mattawa, this bucket list tour rolls through old-growth forests and rugged Canadian Shield terrain on superb OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails. Book your Northern Ontario snowmobile adventure today.

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