Winter Things to Do in Muskoka

Photo of a Man Nordic Skiing in the Muskoka Backcountry.

Photo of a Man Nordic Skiing in the Muskoka Backcountry.

Attention all snow-lovers! Ontario, Canada’s winter sports are officially open for the season. Visitors and locals alike are lacing up their snow boots and hitting the slopes. Whether you’re looking to go skiing, snowboarding, or even something new, Ontario has an activity for you. Our team here at Rawley Resort put together a list of our three favorite winter sports. Join in on Ontario’s winter fun today!

Unforgettable Ice Fishing in Ontario

When ice fishing in Ontario, no two days are the same, especially since Muskoka boasts thousands of lakes to explore. During the winter months, ice fishing hut rentals line the Ontario lakes for people to stay warm while searching for a lunker. Many visitors enjoy ice fishing in Muskoka because it’s a great way to spend time with your friends and family while reveling in Canada’s beauty. Your ice fishing trips are even better if you catch a fish or two for dinner. Muskoka is best known for having whitefish and lake trout. Depending on your lodging amenities, you can prepare your catch of the day back at Rawley Resort!  

Georgian Bay Ice Fishing

Many of our past guests have caught salmon, sturgeon, and pike while ice fishing Georgian Bay. You can either take a self-guided tour of Georgian Bay or opt for our favorite Muskoka tours, Collingwood Adventure Voyages, and Ride on Rentals. Collingwood Adventure Voyages offers fishing packages that include heated ice hut rentals. However, guests also enjoy Ride on Rentals because they offer packages that accommodate large groups of visitors. Their package includes a heated ice fishing hut, fishing poles, and several pre-drilled holes.  

Cross Country Skiing in Ontario

If downhill skiing isn’t your cup of tea, you should try out cross country skiing in Ontario. Cross country skiing is significantly less dangerous than downhill skiing, so your whole family can try it out during vacation. 

Horseshoe Valley

Location: 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4M 4Y8
Price: BunnyRabbit’s Lesson/Program Pass/Rentals costs $240 while Active for Life’s program costs $260
Why choose Horseshoe Valley? Cross Country Skiers of all levels will enjoy Horseshoe Valley. However, if cross country skiing is not in your toolbox, opt for a lesson before exploring their countless trails. You’ll be relieved after noticing that their trail map offers various trail difficulties ranging from beginner to challenging. Locals and visitors also enjoy Horseshoe Valley’s newly opened multisport academy. This facility allows families to enjoy and learn new fitness skills such as balance, core strength, coordination, and more. 

Mount St. Louis Moonstone

Location: 24 Mount St. Louis Road West, Coldwater, Ontario, L0K 1E0
Price: Rates vary depending on guest’s age and equipment rentals.
Why choose Mount St. Louis Moonstone? Avid skiers enjoy visiting Mount St. Louis Moonstone because of their 170 acres of skiable ground. If you’re interested in downhill skiing, there are roughly 36 slopes made with the resort’s artificial powder, wet snow. 

Rawley Resort

While Cataloochee Ski Resort, Fox Mountain Guides, and Wolf Ridge Ski Resort are some of our favorite activities, there are several more things to do in Muskoka where those came from! Talk to our staff here at Rawley Resort and find the Muskoka attractions for you and your family. Don’t miss out on your exciting winter vacation and book your luxurious suite today by visiting our website or talking to our staff at 1-705-538-2272.

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