Outdoor Winter Fun

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: December 23, 2021

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

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

If you’re a fan of snowtubing, head to The ROC in Georgina 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 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. For those of you with your own gear, York Region has an extensive network of trails and forests just waiting to be explored. Or head to Kortright Centre for Conservation, with over 16km of trails, for a self-guided hike.  Looking to rent snowshoes or skis? Check out Exclusive Sport Rentals in Vaughan before planning your day out.

Winter Fun Cold Creek
Heart in Snow

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!

Should 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.  

Richmond Green Skate Trail

Whatever 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.