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10 Fun Winter 2017 Road Trips Close To Montreal

Enjoy snow the right way!
10 Fun Winter 2017 Road Trips Close To Montreal

We all know how disappointing it is when you can't afford to go on a crazy vacation. Plus, winter can be pretty shitty so a vacation seems like the perfect thing to get away. But, I have something better! Instead of running away from winter, let's embrace it!

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Gather up all your friends and enjoy the Beauty that Canada has to offer during the winter by going on an insane road trip! It's time to stop hating on winter and start loving it! Maybe it's heart isn't so cold after all.

1. Take A Road Trip To The Ausable Chasm This Winter, New York

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How Far: 1 hour away!

Price: $25 per person

The Ausable Chasm is now offering their brand new Winter Tours! You can avoid the summer crowds and maybe even have the entire park to yourself! View gigantic icicles that tower 150' above the Ausable River and a chasm blanketed in snow . Two-hour guided winter tours are also available but reservations are required. All visitors must wear snowshoes or ice cleats for safety, depending on how much ice and snow have accumulated. Rentals are available for $10 per day if you do not have your own. You can even go on a special Photo Tour with resident photographers.


2. Take A Road Trip To Manitoulin Island's Ice Waterfalls/Caves This Winter , Ontario



How Far: 9 hours

If you and your broke friends want to enjoy an Island experience this winter, then you should 100% check out Manitoulin Island, ON. It is stunning! You can enjoy the views, explore ice caves with safety precautions, and explore ice waterfalls. It’s a perfect road trip destination for you and your broke friends.

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3. Take A Road Trip To Bruce Peninsula National Park This Winter, Tobermory Ontario

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How Far: 8 hours

Bruce Peninsula National Parks Winter Season begins November 1, 2016 until April 30, 2017. The change in season provides for new discovery in the park. A winter oasis awaits. This is truly a magical road trip!


Winter Hiking

Cross-country skiing


Winter Camping

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4. Take A Road Trip To An Ice Hotel This Winter, QC

How Far: 10 minutes from Quebec City

This hotel is world renowned and only 10 minutes from Quebec City .Everything is made of ice! From the beds to the shot glasses!

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5. Take A Road Trip To Jay Peak Resort This Winter, Vermont

How Far: 2 hours

For fun in some fake sun check out Jay Peak Resort! You can enjoy their massive indoor water park and then go skiing afterwards! It's the best of both worlds.

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6. Take A Road Trip To Balnea Spa And Hotel This Winter, Bromont

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How Far: 1 hour

This incredible lakeside spa it absolutely perfect to visit this winter! You can enjoy the cool winter air from a fabulous view in a hot tub! The spa is surrounded by multiple hotels, so take your pick for the perfect escape from the city.

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7. Take A Road Trip To Killington Resort This Winter, Vermont

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How Far: 4 hours

Enjoy a relaxing mile-and-a-quarter ride in an enclosed 8-person gondola cabin to the top of 4,241-foot Killington Peak! You can also take a snowcat-drawn sleigh ride, explore the land on an invigorating snowshoe tour, and go skiing!

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8. Take A Road Trip To The Winter Wonderland Village This Winter, Ontario

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How Far: 6 hours

Located in Niagra Falls, youcan find this amazing light festival! The festival spans eight kilometers and millions of lights, all making up displays, light and sound shows, 3D projections, illuminations, and more. Meaning that you’re in for one seriously magical, unbelievable time, of course. Ontario’s Winter Festival of Lights is going down November 19 – January 31. Admission is free.

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 9. Take A Road Trip To Mont-Tremblant This Winter, QC

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How Far: 1 hour and a half

Mont-Tremblant is always the easiest roadtrip that you can take spontaneously! You obviously know that it's beautiful in the summer but it's actually drop dead gorgeous in the winter!


  • Snowmobiling
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Climbing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Ice Fishing

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10. Take A Road Trip To Pebble Creek for Keyhole Hot Springs This Winter, British Columbia

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How Far: 49 hours

If you are looking to enjoy some all natural hot springs this winter, then the Pebble Creek is the place for you. It is very relaxing and absolutely gorgeous! So if you and your friends are looking for that SPA getaway then this is for you!

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