5 Adrenaline-Pumping Winter Activities in Toronto

Posted on Monday, January 31 2022

Winter in Toronto can be long and boring if you sit inside from December to April. So why not take advantage of the cold and snow to get outside and do things you can only do during these few months? Here are some fun activities you can do in Toronto to spice up the cold winter days.

A man climbing an icy mountain

Ice Climbing in Elora

Nothing gets the blood pumping quite like climbing a frozen waterfall. At One Axe Pursuits in Elora, Ontario, about an hour and a half west of Toronto, you’ll get the chance to climb a historic gorge. Their 60-foot ice climbing route is specially created for beginners so you don’t have to be experienced to give it a shot. The guides will provide expert instruction, a complimentary belay lesson and all the equipment you’ll need to make it safely up and down the route.

Girls having fun and laughing in the snow on a toboggan

Tobogganing at One of the Many Great Parks

Snow in the city can be annoying. Unless you like sledding, that is. Then it’s a gift from the sky. And with so many great parks in Toronto, there are plenty of wonderful sledding spots. Riverdale Park East has great views of the downtown skyline as you slide down the steep, wide descent. Withrow Park in the east end has a hill that’s perfect for kids – steep and smooth but not too big. To the north you have Linus Park, which is popular with the families in the area and has the added bonus of being lit up after dark.

A man snowboarding down the Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada

Ski or Snowboard at Blue Mountain

If you’re looking to shred some pow, look no further than Blue Mountain, about an hour and a half north of Toronto. With affordable day passes, trails for all skill levels and beautiful views of Georgian Bay, this mountain resort is a no-brainer for anyone looking to get some skiing or snowboarding around Toronto. There’s also plenty of restaurants, boutiques and other attractions for the non-skiers in the family.

A person riding a fat tire bike – cycling on large wheels in the winter forest.

Fat Tire Biking

Don’t let the snow keep you from getting your cycling kick. Fat tire biking is gaining in popularity and is a great way to get out in the colder months. Try out the over 50 kilometres of trails in Albion Hills Conservation Park in Caledon, just northwest of Toronto, with trails for all skill levels. If you’re looking for something that’s mostly flat, you’ll like the Whitchurch Conservation Area north of Toronto. For a little more of a challenge, you can go to Eldred King Woodlands north of Markham, which has some rolling hills and is popular with cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

Family having fun outdoors in winter time. Father with son and daughter making snowballs and having a snowball fight.

Snowball Fight in a Field or City Park

Who doesn’t love a good snowball fight? It’s a fun, easy and exciting way to spend the afternoon with friends or your kids. Plus, Toronto has some great areas to have an epic snowball fight. High Park in the city’s west end is huge, with plenty of trees to take cover behind. Cedarvale in York is another option with its mixture of open fields and wooded areas. And who could forget Trinity Bellwoods Park? With a variety of hills, you could easily play king of the mountain for hours.

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