Ultimate Winter Playlist




There are lots of amazing things to do in Toronto and the GTA during the Winter. From outdoor winter sports like ice-skating, snow tubing and skiing, to amazing cultural offerings like family theatre shows, museum exhibits, and Winter crafts and recipes, the fun never stops in the city, even when the days are short. We've rounded up the best seasonal activities for families. You'll find it all here. Keep checking back for updated content!

Your Go-To Guide to Family-Friendly Fun this Winter!

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Best Family Ski Slopes

Best Family Ski Slopes

Family ski resorts are full of fun perks like ski schools, a family après scene, and snow tubing.
Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

The GTA is packed with ice skating options. Try a day of skating at one of these fun rinks.
BRAIN: The Inside Story at Ontario Science Centre

BRAIN: The Inside Story at Ontario Science Centre

BRAIN: The Inside Story offers visitors of all ages a new perspective and keen insight into their own brains through imaginative art, vivid brain-scan imaging, and dynamic interactive exhibits.
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Witness thousands of free-flying butterflies at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Experience an impressive collection of flowering plants, colourful birds, cascading waterfalls, and lush tropical gardens.
Chicopee Tube Park

Chicopee Tube Park

If you like to sled, you’ll love the snow tubing park at Chicopee Tube Park! Tubing is one Winter attraction you don’t want to miss! This recreational sport is a favourite Winter activity for families.
Chinese New Year Events for Kids

Chinese New Year Events for Kids

Lunar New Year often called Chinese New Year is celebrated this month. The Year of the Sheep officially begins on February 19 but celebrations take place throughout the month. Here's what's happening!
Chuggington Live!

Chuggington Live!

CHUGGINGTON LIVE! is a musical featuring many new songs alongside hit songs from the TV series. The show features beautifully designed Chuggington train carriages live on stage!
Dog Sledding in Ontario

Dog Sledding in Ontario

Experience the playful excitement, the determination and the hot breaths of a pack of huskies fogging up the crisp Winter air as they gleefully pull you across the glistening landscape.
Family Snowshoeing

Family Snowshoeing

This winter, why not give snowshoeing a try? It's a fun family activity and one that guarantees your kids can just step out into the snow and be natural experts.
Feeding the Birds this Winter

Feeding the Birds this Winter

If your kids get tired of watching the snowflakes fall this winter, why not look for colourful birds in your backyard instead? Feeding winter birds is a great pastime for kids.
Flight of White

Flight of White

This holiday season, come stroll amongst the thousands of white butterflies that flutter like snowflakes to create a Flight of White in the Tropical Conservatory. It's an exhibit not to be missed!
Fun Places to Skate

Fun Places to Skate

There's no better way to experience winter than skating in the fresh air on a smooth outdoor ice skating rink. There are many wonderful paces to go skating in the Greater Toronto Area!
Harbourfront Centre's Natrel Rink

Harbourfront Centre's Natrel Rink

Harbourfront Centre has opened the Natrel Rink, a unique skating destination, for the 2014-2015 skating season. Visitors are invited to enjoy free public skating on the city’s most scenic rink.
Head for the Hills

Head for the Hills

Whether you jump the moguls like an Olympic athlete or hang on for dear life gliding down the bunny hill, 'tis the season for all things skiing. Luckily, we just happen to live in a province of amazing resorts.
Ice Fishing in Ontario

Ice Fishing in Ontario

Drill through the ice, set your line and anticipate the thrill of the "tip up." Ice fishing is a seasonal sport that fishing enthusiasts can enjoy for a brief time. It can be a fun Winter experience for the entire family.
 Keeping Kids Active Indoors!

Keeping Kids Active Indoors!

There are a number of ways to keeps kids active "indoors," especially when the weather gets colder. Enjoy these family fitness activities to stay in great shape. You'll work up some fun and some sweat!
Make your Own Snow Globe

Make your Own Snow Globe

Snow globes are very popular souvenirs. Why not create your own winter wonderland snow globe as a memento of the holiday season? These are great fun to collect and easy to make!
Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour 2015

Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour 2015

Monster Jam® is the perfect sports and entertainment mixing racing, showmanship, and the ultimate fan experience into one incredible, action packed live show.
Maple Sugaring Season is Here!

Maple Sugaring Season is Here!

Maple sugaring season is here! Tap trees, collect sap, and see syrup made over a wood-fired evaporator. Stick around for a maple syrup sample! Stop by these locations for tree tapping and syrup tasting.
Mississauga Celebration Square Rink

Mississauga Celebration Square Rink

A premier destination where Mississauga residents can enjoy free outdoor events, arts, culture, and heritage. In the winter time, visitors take advantage of the outdoor ice rink; one of the largest in the GTA.
Ontario Family Ice Fishing Events 2016

Ontario Family Ice Fishing Events 2016

Kids who have gotten hooked on fishing during the warm weather months might love to try ice fishing with a parent. Families can try ice fishing during the Ontario Family Fishing Events.
Paper Snowflakes

Paper Snowflakes

Create a blizzard's worth of (paper) snowflakes! Snowflakes are so pretty and easy to make. Keep kids busy during the dead of Winter by simply using paper and sissors. Here's how!
Sherbourne Common Ice Pad

Sherbourne Common Ice Pad

The Sherbourne Common ice rink is now open for the skating season. The 920 square metre skating rink provides beautiful waterfront views of Lake Ontario and the downtown skyline.
Snow Angel at YPT

Snow Angel at YPT

Celebrate the magic of Winter and the ripple effect of kindness in one little girl’s neighbourhood with Quest Theatre’s production of Snow Angel.
Snow Much Fun!

Snow Much Fun!

The ultimate list of ‘must-do’ Winter fun to warm up to the season's chill.

Snowshoeing with Kids

Snowshoeing with Kids

Looking for a snow sport that will allow you to tour beautiful landscape and scenery? Snowshoeing is a great way to explore local parks and experience all of Winter’s natural beauty.
Snow Tubing in the GTA

Snow Tubing in the GTA

Tubing is a wintertime activity that is similar to sledding, though a snow tube is a bit more high tech than a traditional sled! Here are snow tubing places in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.
Strange Magic

Strange Magic

A madcap fairy tale musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream" that tells the tale of goblins, elves, fairies, and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
The 10 Best Sledding Hills

The 10 Best Sledding Hills

Get the whole family outside for some good old-fashioned Winter fun. Your kids can enjoy hours of thrills with just a sled and a snow-covered hill. You'll want to check out these top 10 hills.
The Best Snow Tubing Spots

The Best Snow Tubing Spots

Slide down a snow-slicked slope, then ride a carpet lift (like a moving sidewalk on the snow) back up to do it all over again. Tubing is fun stuff! Spots worth checking out in the GTA.
The Wave Pool

The Wave Pool

Families can swim, splash, and surf all year long regardless of the weather outdoors at the only indoor wave pool within the Greater Toronto Area. It's a year round sun and surf destination.
Tobogganing in the GTA

Tobogganing in the GTA

Tobogganing is one of our great Canadian traditions! Pack up the family and head out to one of your favourite tobogganing hills. These snowy hills are some of the best in the GTA!
Winter Bird Watching Activities

Winter Bird Watching Activities

This Winter, take your kids bird watching. Anyone can do it just about anywhere, anytime, making it a great activity to share with kids. Here's how to make the most of your bird watching adventures.
Winter Fun at Albion Hills

Winter Fun at Albion Hills

Hit the trails with your family and friends! Albion Hills has great trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. While there, you can also head for the hills to enjoy tobogganing.