Toronto is a great city, but every once in a while we all feel the need to escape. If the adventure bug has you itching, here is a list of winter road trips from the Six that are well worth taking. 

And since every adventure needs a buddy, we’ve teamed up with Hyundai to put together our picks of some must-hits over the colder months.

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Leave the city behind in the Hyundai TUCSON. With more tech, power, space, and Hybrid capabilities, it has everything you need for all your weekend getaways this winter & beyond. 

Speaking of beyond, the Hyundai SANTA CRUZ is pushing boundaries by being the first-ever Sport Adventure Vehicle designed with an SUV style and open-bed versatility. Truck by day, SUV by night (or vice versa), the SANTA CRUZ matches every adventure lifestyle.

Ready to roll? Here are 5 winter road trips near Toronto to take this year.


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When it comes to the Muskokas, you can pretty much guarantee beautiful trip views in any season. But as the lakes freeze over and snow starts to blanket the tree-lined shores, you realize that there’s something awfully special about the area this time of year. Not to mention, a trip to Gravenhurst is always needed for the adventure-seekers out there. From cross country skiing, to outdoor skating and more, this is one road-trip-must for your next getaway. 



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While this mountain town isn’t in Ontario, it’s a four-season destination that becomes an adventurer’s hot spot when the cold weather arrives. Not only is the skiing great, but the ski village at the base of Mont Tremblant will have you feeling like you’re on a European winter getaway. The mountain and surrounding amenities have all you need for multiple days of serious fun, so plan this winter road trip accordingly. 


Niagara is an obvious choice for winter adventure. It’s got entertainment, sights, and in the right spot, relaxation. But in the winter months, a few can’t-miss opportunities arrive, including the annual OPG Winter Festival of Lights, the largest free outdoor light festival in Canada, and the nightly illumination of Niagara Falls. But if views aren’t all your after, the famed Niagara ice wine tours could be more your speed. 


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Once a hidden gem, this torchlit skating trail has picked up popularity for good reason. Situated right in Arrowhead Provincial Park, the skating trail isn’t the only popular destination for adventure seekers. With 28km of classic ski trails, 16km of skate ski trails, and even a tube park, there’s enough winter fun for the whole family to enjoy. Just check their site before you plan your trip, ‘cause trail opening is weather dependent, and we suggest hittin’ it up midweek for lower capacities. 


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The City of Waterfalls doesn’t become less of an adventure when the freezing weather arrives. Instead, the falls freeze over, turning each of the natural beauties into brutal landscapes of jagged ice…or they just get really pretty. Snag yourself a night at one of the regions many historic Bed & Breakfasts, and you’ve got a winter road trip that’s very well worth it 


For three weekends in February, the nation’s capital will once again be hosting one of Canada’s most impressive winter events. Plus, it’s almost entirely free. From skating the famous Rideau Canal to seeing award-winning ice sculptures, all the way to getting nostalgic in the Snowflake Kingdom (a giant snow playground), this is the winter road trip to take if you need a seriously upbeat escape.  

Ready to hit the road? After that list, we are too. And before you do, remember to check out the new Hyundai TUCSON and SANTA CRUZ. A road trip is an adventure no matter how you do it, so why not add a Hyundai to your journey and really enjoy the ride.