Winter at Ontario Place

Winter at Ontario Place

Nov 23, 2018 - Mar 17, 2019
Times vary
Ontario Place – West Island

Following last year’s inaugural winter program, Winter at Ontario Place returns in 2018 for this winter season!

For the second year in a row, the West Island of Ontario Place will feature the Winter Light Exhibition, FREE public skating on their synthetic rink and community bonfires.

NEW – Ontario Place is launching a series of DJ skate parties at the iconic waterfront venue and bring a range of beloved films to Cinesphere. 

Winter activities will run from November 23, 2018 to March 17, 2019 and Admission is FREE!

Winter program Early Bird Preview: November 17 – 18, 2018

Ontario Place Winter Activities

Winter Light Exhibition

Explore the creativity and innovation of 18 light exhibits that shape, transmit, reflect or contain light, created by artists from across Ontario.
Theme: Disruptive Engagement.

Daily: 5:00 am – 12:00 am

Ice Skating/Rentals/Sharpening

No ice required – a synthetic skate rink will be open to the public all winter long. Onsite services include skate rentals, concessions, Beaver Tails food truck and site-wide music.

Schedule/Times available HERE

Skate Parties

NEW in 2018: Skate the night away with friends and family while resident DJs spin tunes for visitors of all ages amid a picturesque winter setting.


End your evening at the bonfire area, cozying up to the bonfire while sipping hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows. 

Fairy Lights

Over 100 trees wrapped in fairy lights throughout the West Island pathways, cast a warm glow over visitors as they explore the West Island.

Cinesphere screenings in IMAX®

The world’s first permanent IMAX® theatre will feature a variety of programming.

Limited-time screenings include Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience; Blade Runner: The Final Cut; Blade Runner 2049: The IMAX Experience; The Fifth Element; and Die Hard all subject to change – visit: for up-to-date showings.

Aurora Winter Festival

From November 29 to December 30, 2018, the Aurora Winter Festival will take place on the east island of Ontario Place. This is a ticketed event, separate from Ontario Place’s winter activities.

For more information regarding schedule/times for all activities, please visit website link below

LOCATION:    Ontario Place - West Island