Top Three Reasons Why Winter is the Best Time to Come Here
1) No Crowds!
First and formost, come here in the winter to enjoy Ontario's Near North without the crowds! Every summer, tourists from the big cities of Ontario bring all their traffic with them when they "escape" for summer weekends up here. The restaurants are shops are overcrowded, the tourist attractions have waiting lines, and so do beach washrooms. Grey-Bruce is jammed every summer! But Winter is amazingly peaceful; the restaurants are not nearly as crowded, you're first in line at many tourist attractions and the beach washrooms are... closed. And we have more time for you too. We'll wax poetic on a wide variety of topics, lounging around the cozy woodstove. We'll even discuss controversial stuff like "What days of the year do eggs stand on their ends?" and "Do we all live under a bowl, and the stars are holes for air?" There you have it. Case closed.
The Verdict: Winter + Cottage Country = Good.
2) No Bugs! No Bears!
That's actually two reasons, isn't it? No matter: have you ever wished that all the mosquitoes in Ontario would, like, just die or something? I know they're part of the food chain and ecosystem, but maybe if everybody just chipped in to buy pizza for the bats? Then we could send all the mosquitoes to Buffalo or Detroit. We're stuck with our bears, though, because they're too big to sneak through customs. Which brings us back to the point: during the winter, all of Ontario's pests (except politicians) are noticeably absent. The Black Bear maintains a groggy seclusion for months. The air doesn't teem with those horrible, nasty, insatiable clouds of annoying, pestilential, worthless little blood-sucking fiends. Let them eat the Summer Tourist. Your blood will be safe inside your body. That crisp, clean Northern air will rejuvenate and cleanse your soul, too. The logic here cannot be disputed.
Therefore, No Bugs + No Bears = Good.
3) Indoor/Outdoor adventures!
Look, folks, this is the Snowbelt here! We are surrounded by professionally groomed cross-country ski trails, and often we get up to 100 ski-able days per winter! If you're not a skier, then get out there on foot! We maintain a mile-long wilderness trail, which you can use as practice for a real hike on the Bruce Trail. Bring your snowmobile here too: OFSC trails abound in this area, and stay open longer than most in SW Ontario. Come here for indoor stuff too: here at the B&B, we offer day courses in Astronomy, Cross-Country Skiing, and Character Animation. We'll watch the snowflakes come down while we do some really cool stuff. To put the preceding in a more structured, ordered form:
Yeah, We're Like: Stuff To Do + You + Us = Good.
So what are you waiting for? Check out our Group Pages and come with friends; or just come as a Winter Tourist. Deep in the snowy woods, the white-capped cedar boughs stretch heavily earthward, stiffened arms of a silent troop of forest sentinels, ever watchful, waiting for your arrival...