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3 fun family activities to do in Toronto this winter

While the snow can wreak havoc on your home and drive to work, it also brings with it fun winter activities. Our city has plenty of fun activities all winter long that you and your family can take part in. Here we highlight 3 of our favorites:


What’s a better way to welcome winter than with a nice outdoor skate? Toronto offers plenty of ice skating rinks that you can visit. For those right downtown, theĀ Natrel rink is a beautiful choice, located right on the lake and offering a great view of the city skyline. If it’s a particularly windy day then a skate by the lake may not be the best choice, opt for the Nathan Philips Square rink, where you can rent skates and visit the nearby Eaton Centre if you get too cold. If you’re further uptown, the Mel Lastman Square Rink is a great choice, located right by the North York Centre library.

The Toronto Christmas Market

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The Distillery District is a beautiful area to visit at any time of the year, with its galleries, coffee shops, and cobble-stone roads. On November 28th, the Distillery District will be turning into a Christmas Market. The process has already begun, with lights being put on around the historic district and a giant Christmas tree being decorated. It’s rated as one of the world’ top 10 best holiday markets by Fodor’s travel. There will be a ferris wheel, carousel, a Santa’ souse and a life-sized gingerbread house for kids, as well as plenty of beer and mulled wine for parents.


An inexpensive way to have fun this winter. There are 9 great tobogganing hills in Toronto, so grab your sled and your family and friends for thrilling winter fun. The hill at High Park is particularly nice, since you can enjoy the gorgeous winter scenery around the park if you need a break.

What are your favorite winter activities in Toronto?

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