10 Fun Things To Do In And Around Toronto This Winter

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We’ve reached that awkward period between Christmas and New Year’s Eve where we’ve forgotten what day of the year it is, and find ourselves slowly becoming couch potatoes while binge watching movies and shows. If cabin fever is knocking on your door here are some fun, and cheap winter activities to do in Toronto. These ideas may combat these vibes and get you back on track for safe socializing and entertainment during the upcoming winter months. Instead of staying locked up try embracing your adventurous side and give one of these activities a try.

  1. Ice Skating- Ice skating is usually at the top of our list for winter activities. It’s an old faithful winter activity we can rely on even as case Omicron case counts increase. One of our favorite outdoor rinks is Nathan Phillips Square. It’s located in the heart of the city and is home to the iconic Toronto sign. Make sure you make a reservation beforehand and bundle up.
  2. Snow Magic– This drive through experience is located at Ontario Place and may be the final hooray for those already experiencing holiday withdrawals. With 18 awe-inspiring installations to see we had to add it to our list of winter activities. The drive is approxmiatly 30 minutes and tickets are between $45- $65 dependent on the booking time
  3. Winterfest at Canada’s Wonderland- Looking for another dose of festive cheer, then look no further, Canada’s Wonderland has you covered with their seasonal winter event, WinterFest. With tons of winterish attractions for the entire family Ontario’s go-to theme park is definitely worth checking out before the event ends on NYE. With several shows, holiday lights, games, holiday themed bars, and even a skating rink your family and friends will be teleported to a majestic winter wonderland.
  4. Picasso Exhibit at the AGO- If you are a Picasso fan like us then you have to make time to go check out the Picasso: Painting the Blue Period exhibit at the AGO before the exhibit ends January 16h. The exhibit focuses on Picasso’s early years of work and showcases 100 pieces of his work.
  5. Visit a Spa- Are you craving a little me time and self-care that doesn’t require a do-it yourself at-home treatment? Us to bestie! That’s why we recommend visiting a spa but not just any spa the Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain. Located on 25 acres of forestry with Scandinavian baths available to book this relaxing spa is one for the books. You’re required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival but then the rest of your relaxation is in the hands of the massage therapist should you choose to book a massage in addition to enjoying the baths.
  6. Casa Loma– Head to Casa Loma asap if you want to catch a glimpse of the immersive installations and holiday themes before this experience wraps on December 30th. Nothing says magic quite like a castle, especially one that’s been transformed into a majestic scene of lights, and holiday markets.
  7. Distillery District- You may have missed the countdown to Christmas at the distillery district this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay the Distillery Winter Village a visit. This holiday classic closes shop on December 30th and requires a timed entry. There are adorable shops to explore and tons of food carts to keep your bellies full. Since the market was cancelled last year we are thrilled to see its back though its been rebranded but still delivering much of the traditional festivities we are use to seeing years before.
  8. Ski or Snowboard– This activity should be a no brainer for most. Once that fresh white powder hits ski towns in and around Ontario you can bet your buns you’ll find us there. One of our favorite local spots to ski at is Blue Mountain in Collingwood.  Blue Mountain transformed its village and slopes into a winter wonderland this year. The village has interactive light displays, and live performances to keep you entertained when you aren’t skiing.
  9. Visit the Orchestra- TSO (Toronto Symphony Orchestra) is back with live performances complete with in person audiences and we can’t help but give this news a standing ovation. If you’ve never attended a live orchestra performance we highly recommend you check out Toronto’s symphony orchestra. A detailed performance that typically leaves us awe struck and in tears is ready for attendance.
  10. Hike a boardwalk trail– Local trails seem very magical during the winter especially when they’re covered in snow. Grab a hot cup of cocoa at a local café and explore a beautiful boardwalk trail like Bluffer’s Park and Don Valley Trails. These local options are still picturesque and aren’t too far outside of the city.
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 2022

    I would love to visit Toronto again soon!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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