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How To Celebrate A True Canadian Winter

If you live in Ontario or you’re visiting Ontario, winter carnivals and festivals should be a part of your Canadian tradition. 
Winter festivals are a family-friendly way to enjoy and celebrate the things we love about winter. Fresh, crisp clean air and fun activities can make being outdoors fun. It’s the only way to beat the cold. 
Are you Googling “Winter Festivals near me”? ToDoOntario has done some research and is listing the best winter festivals in many regions of Ontario. 
When you hear the words winter and carnival, you likely think of the most popular event of them all, the Québec City Winter Carnival (Carnaval de Québec). If you can’t get to the Quebec winter carnival this year, don’t worry. Ontario winter festivals in cities, towns, and communities near you have their own amazing festivals close to you.
Winter Carnivals in Ontario offer activities like axe throwing, curling, outdoor games, and yummy food and drinks to warm you up. 
Winter menus will warm your tummy showcasing the local cultures and flavours of regions of Ontario. Every year you can look forward to eating your old favourites like chili and pea soup and trying something new.
Winter Festivals in Ottawa

February 3 – 20, 2023
Things to do during Winterlude in Ottawa: you can marvel at beautiful ice sculptures, skate on the world-famous Rideau Canal Skateway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and play till you drop in a gigantic snow playground called Snowflake Kingdom.
Winterlude festivities are not too far from the famous Byward Market. Be sure to take a walk through the market to shop, eat, drink and take your photo by the Ottawa sign on York Street.
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Winter Festivals in Toronto and area
Bloor-Yorkville Icefest
February 18 – 19, 2023
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Other Notable Fun Winter Festivals to Check Out

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights 
November 12, 2022 – February 20, 2023
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Fire & Ice Bracebridge
January 28, 2023
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Hello Winter, Barrie
February 1 – March 30, 2023
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Wiarton Willie Festival
February 2, 2023
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Bon Soo Winter Carnival, Sault Ste. Marie
February 3 – 12, 2023
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No matter where you choose to go celebrate winter this year, we know it will be fun. Remember to dress according to the weather so that you can stay a long time. There will be a lot for you to do and you’ll want to try all the activities. is the place to find all the wonderful getaway packages, events and activities to help you easily plan your Ontario adventures. Be sure to cruise the website and what else there is ‘to do’ in Ontario this winter and beyond. The post Best Winter Festivals in Ontario first appeared on ToDoOntario.