Outdoor Winter Fun

Whooooooooooah! Stay Safe Alert!

People are eager to get outside and start exploring all the great things to do in YDH. But don't forget....it's still important to stay safe while you are having fun supporting our local businesses and communities.

If you are lucky enough to live in YDH (we are biased) or you want to come for a visit, we've got some great ideas for you to get active outside, explore your inner artist, learn something new and celebrate this awesome season...virtually or in-person. Please note that many conservation parks and trails are over capacity, so ensure you pre-book your visit or even better...step off the beaten path and find discover a new terrain to enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you!

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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.