Toronto Youth Winter Activities

Scarborough's winter's are typical for Canada, with the "lake effect" keeping them somewhat mild, yet allowing a lot of snow to fall. Barring unusual cold spells, there is enough snow to make snow forts, toboggan and cross-country ski in the city. Here are a couple of winter suggestions:

  1. Skate outdoors Many communities maintain outdoor rinks, but you can also visit the more scenic outdoor rinks (no hockey sticks):

  2. Take a hike along the community's bike paths and recreational trails. They're especially pretty with fresh snow on the ground. The most scenic are:
    • Along the Rouge River and around Rouge Park
    • Along Highland Creek
    • Along the Lakeshore,along the Waterfront Trail

  3. Go tobogganning at the various hills in the area

  4. Head out of town The countryside around the GTA has some winter wonderlands with lots of snow.

  5. Go snowmobiling on trails nearby but out of town

  6. Go Downhill skiing with hills in Toronto at Centennial Park and at Earl Bales, wtih others close by:
    • to the west: Brampton, Orangeville, Milton, Caledon, and Kitchener
    • to the North: Thornhill, Uxbridge, Alliston (or along the Niagara Esxcarmpment near Colingwood or the hills north of Barrie)
    • to the east: Uxbridge, Oshawa, Batawa

  7. Enjoy the holiday light displays In December each year, there are four popular holiday light displays:

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