Fun and Budget Friendly Winter Activities in the GTA

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winter activities GTA smWe’re in the middle of winter – the time when it can feel like the snow and ice will never end. If you’ve been spending the cold weather cooped up inside, take a break and venture into the great outdoors. You’ll want to get out when you hear about the great winter activities happening around the GTA!

We’ve rounded up a list of some of the most fun (and affordable!) winter activities in Toronto, perfect for kids and adults alike. Get these in before the winter ends:

  1. The Bentway Skate Trail

Bring your blades and glide down The Bentway, located just under the Gardiner Expressway on the lands of Fort York National Historic Site. The figure-eight trail stretches 220 metres.

Admission is free; skate and helmet rentals on site.

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  1. Ontario Place

Winter on the waterfront at Ontario Place has something for everyone. Featuring a winter light exhibition, synthetic skating rink, bonfire, IMAX movies, and more. The exhibit is running until March 17, and entrance is free.

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  1. Evergreen Brick Works

Take a winter nature walk, warm up with hot apple cider, take in the Saturday Farmers’ Market, go ice skating, take a Sunday fat bike ride, and so much more at Evergreen Brick Works. There are children’s events, date night activities, and winter fun you won’t want to miss.

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  1. Rouge National Urban Park

Who says hiking is just for summer? Experience Toronto’s national park, the Rouge National Urban Park, in all its frozen glory. Guided walks are happening all winter long. Discover the park’s natural, cultural, and agricultural stories from Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. Perfect for looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges, or just to meet new people!

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  1. Halton Hills Conservation

Take in the winter landscape at Halton Hills Conservation in Burlington. Highlights include guided snowshoe hikes and moonlight snowshoe events. There are also trails for cross-country skiing, a maple syrup town, and more. You can also go skiing and snowboarding at Glen Eden, located on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton.

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  1. Sugar Shack TO

From March 9 to 10, head to Sherbourne Common for Sugar Shack TO, a celebration of maple syrup featuring maple taffy, ice activities, a winter marketplace, skating rink, obstacle course, and more.

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  1. Winter Stations

Woodbine Beach is turned into an art show in the winter months with Winter Stations, on display until April 1. See the 2019 winners of the temporary public art installations for yourself.

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  1. Zuul the Dinosaur

If indoor activities are more your style, head over to the Royal Ontario Museum for Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur, on until May 20. This remarkably well-preserved ankylosaur was recently identified by ROM paleontologists as a new species, and now they can’t help but wonder: what was life like for Zuul?

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