Why hello, winter Look who finally decided to show up!
We officially welcomed you on December 22nd, and although some of us were hesitant for you to arrive at first, now we're all "come out, come out wherever you are!"
This short cold blast of the white stuff does not seem to be sticking around long but never fear, the spirit of winter is here. Snow or no we plan on indulging in winter activities anyway! I know what you're thinking: "But, uh, miss, you know that white fluffy stuff? It's kinda MIA". Well, you're in luck! There are still a few great activities that don't require a meter of snow on the ground or Arctic-like temperatures.
Check out this comprehensive list of indoor rinks around Toronto and
find the one with a public skate most convenient for you!
Hike the same trails you do in other seasons, but use the cool air to keep you refreshed while you work up a sweat! Disclaimer: All winter hikes must be followed by a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Wait, whaaaat? Yeah, you read that correctly. As long as temperatures are low enough and there’s at least a little bit of snow to start with, ski resorts can make their own snow to supplement what has already fallen! Check this list of Ontario resorts and see who's got a little bit of snow to scratch that itch!
Now, for when the snow finally decides to show up (it better come with a late slip...), here's a quick refresher checklist of all of the possibilities:
- Skiing (downhill and cross-country!)
- Snow fort-building
- Snow angel-making
- Snowball fights
- Enjoy a snow day (or watch ‘Snow Day’ if it’s just too cold)
- Snow graffiti (mix water and food coloring, then use snow as your canvas!)
- The Bloor-Yorkville annual Ice Fest is happening February 20th & 21st 2016
- The annual Bon Soo Winter Carnival is set for February 4th - 15th 2016 in Sault Ste. Marie. (Think polar bear swimming, ice sculptures, bum sliding and more!)
- The Quebec Winter Carnival - Say hello to Bonhomme!
Have an awesome winter season! Get out there and find your adventure.