Winter adventure

Get away from the city and spend a few days up in Algonquin Park, skiing across frozen lakes and snowshoeing through waist-deep snow. If you’re looking for something new, learn how to backcountry ski or dogsled. When the day’s done, relax in a nice wood-fire sauna and retreat to the log cabin you’ll stay in for three days and two nights. Call 416-486-3605 for details.

Animal exploration
Learn about how animals live in their natural environment at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre at Severn Bridge, north of Orillia, Ont. Explore both indoor facilities and 50 acres of scenic walking trails. Don’t forget to catch the Meet the Creature presentations or take a stop at the gift and snack shop. Hours are from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. To lean more, call 705-689-0222.

Snowmobile weekend

Learn to love winter by signing up for a weekend of snowmobiling. At the Norsemen Restaurant & Walker Lake Resort, you’ll find both privacy and great views —and after a day of snowmobiling on Muskoka’s trails you can head inside for a fine meal and then kick back in a Jacuzzi tub; visit

Funny stuff
At the Stephen Leacock Museum in Orillia, Ont., you can take a guided tour of the house where the renowned author, humourist and academic spent most of his creative time. Enjoy story time with tea and cookies. The museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visit

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