Winter has arrived and there are a ton of things to do in this city. Here are 7 outdoor winter activities to do with the whole family! Let’s get out and explore!




Practice your pirouettes in some of the city’s best skating rinks including Nathan Phillips Square, Harbourfront Centre and the Natrel Rink. Venture up north to Muskoka’s Arrowhead Provincial Park for the season’s best skating experience.



Inundated with trails and green space, slap some snowshoes on and track through King’s Mill Park Trail or Bronte Coronation. For a more relaxed and scenic route, try the Edwards’ Garden trail.



Watch the sun set as you speed down the hills of some of the GTA’s best parks including Earl Bales Park (steep hills), Cedarvale Park (multiple hills), Crestview Park (lit for evening fun), or Centennial Park (steep angle, best for experienced riders).

Toronto Zoo


An all-season attraction, winter at the Toronto Zoo is the best time to see Canadian and Tundra animals in their natural state.

Dog Sledding


With more than 150 purebred Siberian Huskies on site, Winterdance offers several different options to experience the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands area; take a 2-hour trip or a multi-day excursion.

Hike Along a Snowy Trail


If you don’t have skates or snowshoes, try going for a hike along one of the many winter trails around Toronto. High Park Trails, The Sun Valley Trail, and The Beltline are some of the city’s best hiking trails.

Winter Farmers’ Market 


Visiting a farmers’ market can be a great winter activity. Evergreen Brickworks has an amazing winter market on Saturdays with an array of vendors.