Ontario is ending January with the best weekend snow conditions on the ski hills, snow tube slopes and cross country ski trails. The Barrie Travel Information Center reports ski hill and snowboard conditions with "new natural snow reported in all the resorts areas virtually every day this week.....the slopes and trails are in excellent shape".
Winter outdoor conditions are at the peak with a number of fresh air activities, events and festivals taking place the weekend of January 25-27. Highlighted dog sledding races, winter carnivals and festivals are running throughout the weekend north of Toronto.
South Georgian Bay Winterfest Collingwood
This event continues until January 27, 2013. South Georgian Bay Winterfest is 10 days of jam-packed fun, dining, live entertainment and outdoor winter activities for the entire family to enjoy. Throughout the festival in Downtown Collingwood, enjoy Ice sculptures along the downtown streets, Interactive outdoor ice games, snowshoe demonstrations and free outdoor skating at Central Park. Weekend happenings include horse drawn wagon rides and downtown, ice games. Experience outdoor winter fun at Scenic Caves:with guided evening snowshoe hikes (discounted rates available) and mid-week 2 for 1 cross country or snowshoe trail passes and equipment rentals.Book family resorts in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain area.
Cannington Dog Sled Races and Winter Festival
This event takes place January 26, 27. The Lake Simcoe area hosts one of Ontario's most popular dog sledding events. Enjoy Dog Sled Races & Winter Festival fun-filled weekend. Pancake breakfasts, ice sculptures and outdoor activities offer options for visitors while more than 80 dog sled teams from across North America will be competing for a $10,000 purse as the picturesque town of Cannington, Ontario welcomes thousands of spectators to the celebration. Stay in Orillia Ontario
Find additional January winter events and festivals with outdoor activities for kids north of Toronto at 411Ontario Kids including arts, music, skating and skiing events.
Visitors looking for Ontario resort destination overnight getaways and packages can select for a variety of specialized outdoor sports activities at Ontario Winter Getaways.