Outdoor Winter Adventures

Bundle up and get ready for a day of some good, old-fashioned, outdoor winter fun – whether it be snowtubing, skating, snowshoeing or skiing, York Region has got the spot for you!

If you’re a fan of snowtubing, head to Georgina’s The ROC for a morning of exhilarating fun sliding down the slopes of their snow tube hill. For younger kids, try out the free toboggan hill and ice-skating rink adjacent to the tube park – be sure to pack your skates and a sled!

Want to tackle your morning at a slower speed, head to King City’s Cold Creek Conservation Area and take to their trails. Cross-country skis and snowshoe rentals are available, on-site, to make your way through their groomed, scenic trails, and with 6.6km of trails, all skill levels are welcomed.  Now, if you’re more of a downhill skier, then Uplands Ski Club is the place for you. Uplands Ski Club offers a great environment for beginners of all ages. Or take a stab at snowboarding and enjoy the challenge in a non-threatening atmosphere!

kids skiingShould skating be more up your alley, then head to Richmond Green Skate Trail, for a  leisurely, outdoor skate through their 250-metre looped trail in a natural setting. And best of all, the trail is open day and night, so make it extra special and come for an evening skate under the starlit sky, complete with music pumping through the trees.  Alternatively, head to Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons for some outdoor skating fun, or take a break at the Newmarket Ice Lounge adjacent to the free skating area. Consider an evening skate and enjoy their beautiful Winter Wonderland light display while you skate.

Richmond Green Skate TrailWhatever you decide, make sure to dress warmly – layers are your friend – and keep hydrated. You’ll work up an appetite, so consider a stop to eat at one of the local restaurants before making your way back home.

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