Winter Travel with Ontario Northland

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Winter is a great time to travel. Iconic views, winter festivals and unique sporting activities make it both enjoyable and memorable, especially in Northern Ontario.

Though winter can be fun, driving in the snow can be stressful. That’s why taking the Ontario Northland bus could be a great alternative to get you where you need to go during the winter months!

When taking the bus, it’s important to plan and take extra precautions for travelling in cold weather. If you’re planning on taking a trip with Ontario Northland, here are some tips to help make your journey smoother and safer.


Purchase Tickets in Advance

Bus routes can be busier during the holiday season, so if you need to travel on a specific day or time, it’s best to purchase tickets well in advance. This will also give you more flexibility if any adverse weather conditions arise that could cause delays or cancellations. With advance notice of such conditions, you can make alternate arrangements before your trip begins.


Dress Warmly and Wear Layers

Remember to dress for the elements. Make sure you wear multiple layers, as this will not only keep you warm while you are outside but also give you the option to stay even more comfortable while onboard our warm buses.


Notify Your Friends and Family

No matter where you’re going or how long your trip may be, it’s always a good idea to let your friends and family know your plans. Communicate your expected arrival and departure times in advance so they can keep an eye out for any changes in schedule or delays. With Ontario Northland’s 'Track My Bus' feature, your friends and family can track the status of your journey from start to finish online.


Monitor Your Email

When a weather or travel advisory is issued, or if delays occur due to road closures or weather events, you will be notified by email. This will help you make an informed decision on whether to travel or not. You may seek for a refund on your ticket or move the travel date to another day!


Enjoy the Ride

With our experienced drivers operating modern reliable motor coaches, our buses are a safe way to travel during winter months. Plus, with winter being one of the most picturesque times to travel in Ontario, why not sit back, relax and let Ontario Northland do the driving!