Winter Fun at Ontario Place
Grab your scarves and gloves and head to Ontario Place for some family winter fun! The attraction is offering many activities this season, most of which are free.
A synthetic skating rink is open to the public until March 17, 2019. On-site services include skate rentals, skate sharpening, snacks and beverages, and music piped throughout the site. New this year are Skate Parties: Skate the night away with friends and family while resident DJs spin tunes for visitors of all ages amid a picturesque winter setting.
The Bonfire (pictured above) is located on the north end of Cedar Cove on the West Island, a short jaunt from the skating rink.
Over 100 trees wrapped in fairy lights throughout the West Island pathways, cast a warm glow over visitors as they explore the West Island.
Winter Light Exhibition
Throughout the winter season, Ontario Place is a landscape of brisk wind, extreme temperature and intricate ice sculptures crafted by Mother Nature herself. Utilizing creativity, innovation, light and discovery, creators from all artistic streams will showcase 18 exhibits following the curatorial theme of "Disruptive Engagement". The Winter Light Exhibit runs until March 17, 2019. All the artists that participated in this year's exhibit are from Ontario.
Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail
Located on the East Island of Ontario Place, the new green space is open for all to enjoy year-round. Key design elements of the park and trail reflect the Indigenous heritage of the site (park hours 5:00am-11:59pm, daily).
Movies at Cinesphere in IMAX®
The world's first permanent IMAX® theatre has re-opened and will feature a variety of programming throughout Winter at Ontario Place. Cinesphere screenings in IMAX® include: Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007), Blade Runner 2049: The IMAX Experience (2017), The Fifth Element (1997), and Die Hard (1998), Polar Express, Guardians of the Galaxy : An IMAX 3D Experience (2014), The Sound of Music, For Cinesphere tickets and showtimes, visit: www.ontarioplace.com/cinesphere. The Cinesphere is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Adult tickets cost $15 and a child's ticket is $12.
All activities are free except for the Cinesphere. Additional costs include skate and helmet rentals (you are welcome to bring your own skates ) and if you wish to purchase food onsite.
Admission into the park is FREE and Ontario Place is open 7 days a week from 5 AM – midnight. Please note that the skate rental shop and purchasing food onsite is possible on Friday late afternoon, Saturday and Sunday evenings and on holidays.
Find out more at www.ontarioplace.com.