10 Outdoor Winter Fun Activities for Families

Chills, thrills, and spills – Winter is in full swing! To celebrate the season, we've listed 10 fun outdoor activities your family can explore this winter.

1Build a Snowman
When winter comes with heavy snow, it’s time to get out there and build a snowman! It’s as simple as rolling up three snowballs and decorating the snowman with any accessories that you want!

2Go Snowtubing
When it comes to winter activities, snow tubing is a family favourite! Tubing is a lot like sledding, but a whole lot easier. In fact no experience is required! More

3Head for the Hills
This winter, inspire your kids with a lifelong love of skiing with a family day on the hills! Greater Toronto Area ski resorts offer plenty of thrills and easy-to-manage day trips. More

4Play in the Snow
A white canvas of snow offers a multitude of play activities, like making a snow sculpture or snow art for some creative outdoor fun. You'll need these toys! More

5Go Snowboarding
Many families hit the mountain by board every year! Find local ski resorts with acres of freestyle terrain for your kids who are ready for freestyle fun! More

6Go on a Winter Scavenger Hunt
Your family will love the thrill of discovery in the great outdoors. Search for animal tracks in the snow, pine cones, icicles, a tunnel made in the snow by animals, a frozen waterfall and more!

7Go Winter Bird Watching
It’s a great way to explore nature. Here’s how to make the most of your bird watching adventures with kids, and back at home, create your own bird book. More

8Play Mini Golf in the Snow
Pack the snow down on the course for a smooth surface for the ball to travel on. Then dig out a few holes and create some obstacles. Everyone loves miniature golf!

9Go Outdoor Skating
From the ever popular Natrel Rink at Harbourfront to skating on the Bentway, these amazing free venues let you beat the cabin fever that comes along with a cold winter. More

10Go to Winterlude
For winter enthusiasts looking to get away, you can pack in all your favourite winter activities all into one place! Check out Winterlude, one of the greatest winter festival in Ottawa which runs February 1 to 18, 2019. More

Don't forget the hot cocoa! Hot chocolate can really sooth and warm kids after outdoor activities. Be prepared for those cold winter days with a few fun hot cocoa recipes. More

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