There are two kinds of people in this world when it comes to winter in Toronto. Those who like to stay in all season and go out in the cold as little as possible (we’re all for this!), and those who embrace the cold weather and get out there anyways.
If you’re part of the latter group, then this post is definitely for you!
Here are our top picks for outdoor activities to try this winter:
Try out ice climbing
Few winter activities rival the thrill of ice climbing. While there are lots of opportunities to explore in the Hamilton area, the best climbs are further north. Take a weekend to explore northwestern Ontario’s towering frozen waterfalls amidst the unforgettable winter landscape.
Go Dog Sledding
You don’t have to trek to the far north to go dog sledding. A drive 90 minutes north to Moonstone, Ontario will land you at Windrift Adventures, a kennel that participates in dog sled races and offers a variety of packages. Stay at a local resort for added activities.
Get a charge of adrenalin on a zip-line
There’s no better way to take in the view of the Elora Gorge than from the perspective of a zip-line that covers the expanse. Adventure Seeker Tours offers this unique experience from January to March. It takes lots of time to hike in and prepare for your rides, so best to stay overnight.
Moonlit Cross Country Ski
If you want to shake your weekend ski trip, try out moonlight cross country skiing at Horseshoe Resort. A few times a year, the trails are lit with torches to guide you through the woods at night. Stay at the resort and try out other activities like snow tubing as well.
Dive into winter at Arrowhead Park
If there’s a one-stop shop for winter adventures, it’s Arrowhead Provincial Park. It boasts the best skating trail within a reasonable drive of Toronto, 40 kilometres of cross country ski trails, a snow tubing hill, and even cabins for those adventurous enough to stay on site.
Let us know which of these you’ve tried, or are planning on doing this winter!