Winter Experiences

Your winter begins in Durham Region! Whether you want to hit the slopes, explore the world of ice fishing, or cozy up with your sweetheart for a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride, we’ve got everything you need to make this winter in Durham a season to remember.

Experience #1

Learn to Ski

Welcome to Durham Region, the perfect learn to ski destination! Whether you’re just a beginner or ready to go pro, ski or snowboard till you drop! You’re invited to spend the day at a wintery retreat for ski and snow-board lovers! Choose from one of our incredible ski hills like Brimacombe Ski Resort, Dagmar Ski Resort, Skyloft Ski and Country Club and Lakeridge Ski Resort. After your day on the slopes, you can dine with family and friends at local restaurant or stay overnight at a local hotel or B&B.

  1. Brimacombe Ski Resort
  2. Dagmar Ski Resort
  3. Skyloft Ski and Country Club
  4. Lakeridge Ski Resort
nestleton waters inn
Experience #2

Nestleton Waters Inn

Indulge in a cozy, pampered stay with your sweetie at Nestleton Waters Inn. Located on a 7,000 square-foot estate, your luxury suite will overlook the inn’s breathtaking grounds. Enjoy a soothing massage in the spa or a romantic white horse drawn sleigh ride around the estate. The winter discount package includes: a gourmet three-course brunch, inn amenities such as wireless Internet, satellite TV, a fireplace and an air-jet tub for two, a discount shopping voucher to use in Port Perry’s boutique shopping district, a complimentary tour of the Old Flame Brewery, and a coupon for the Nutty Chocolatier! To book your stay, visit

Photo: Ridout Photography

oshawa generals
Experience #3

Oshawa Generals

It’s hockey season in Durham Region, so escape your TV and head to the Tribute Communities Centre to see the Oshawa Generals play live! There is so much to see and do before the game, you’ll want to make a day of it. Wander through downtown attractions like the Canadian Automotive Museum and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, get your shopping on at the Oshawa Centre, and fuel up with some delicious downtown eats at Buster Rhino’s, Riley’s Old Town Pub or Avanti Trattoria! If you choose to eat at Avanti Trattoria, remember to show your ticket to the game and receive 10 per cent off. To buy tickets, visit


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ice fishing
Experience #4

World-class ice fishing

No need to wait until spring to enjoy your next fishing adventure, ice fishing is world-class in Durham Region and can be enjoyed by all! Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or looking for a day of fun for the whole family, ice fishing is a unique activity that can be enjoyed until mid-March! Learn more about provincial fishing rules and regulations, then bundle up and head out to your favourite ice fishing hut operator! To book your ice fishing experience today, visit:

  1. Floyd Hales Fish Huts (opens Jan1)
  2. Mitchell’s Fish Huts (opens Jan 1)
  3. Tim Hales Fish Huts (opens Jan 1)


Photo: Central Counties Tourism

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