TRCA's Winter Wonders

TRCA's Winter Wonders

Our picks for the top 10 things to do this coming weekend, plus fun activities for the kids!

Note: All events are subject to change due to recent restrictions and temporary closures. Always check your destination's website before heading out!

10 Top Events for the Weekend!

1. Snow Magic at Ontario Place

  • Final Weekend - Extended to January 23!
  • Ontario Place
  • $See listing

Drive Thru Fun Co is giving Torontonians something to do for another week, that’s outside the house and still safe. Snow Magic, open during lockdown, is extending for one weekend with new bookings for January 21-23! Guests can enjoy a drive thru art exhibit from the safety and warmth of their car. More

2. Nordic Lights at Harbourfront

  • Starts January 20th until February 13th, 2022 — all day
  • Harbourfront Centre
  • Free

Nordic Lights is a cross-campus series of public light art installations from Nordic and Canadian artists. More

3. TRCA's Winter Wonders

  • Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 @ 10:00 am
  • TRCA - Online
  • Free

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Learn how wildlife survive chilly weather and how to recognize their tracks and signs. For ages 6+. More 

4. AGO’s Virtual School Program

  • Daily, until March 31, 2022
  • Online
  • Free

Access Art from anywhere ― at school or at home! Join Free Virtual School Programs, every weekday happening daily, Monday to Friday, via Zoom. More

5. Skate at Harbourfront Centre Rink

  • Until March 2022 - weather dependent
  • Harbourfront Centre
  • Free

Nestled along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, Harbourfront Centre’s rink is one of Toronto most scenic spaces. This year features a new rink! More

6. Free Public Skating at Evergreen Brick Works

  • Sunday, January 9th, 2022
  • Koerner Gardens at Evergreen Brick Works
  • Free

The picturesque skating rink in Koerner Gardens is open for free public skating. Bring your own skates or rent a pair. More

7. Winter Skating at The Bentway

  • Until February 21, 2022
  • The Bentway Skate Trail
  • Free

Take to the ice on The Bentway Skate Trail’s 220-metre figure-eight loop! Plus, see a winter art exhibition by Inuvialuk artist Maureen Gruben. More

8. Winter Festival of Lights Niagara Falls

  • Until February 2022
  • Various locations
  • Free

The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the 39th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. More

9. Winterlit

  • Until February 21, 2022
  • Mountsberg Conservation Area
  • $See listing

Experience the inspiring magic of Mountsberg from beneath a breathtaking display of lights on a Winterlit trail. More

10. DIY Science Fun - Ontario Science Centre

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

Hands-on games and activities! Get your hands slimy, craft gravity-defying chutes, explore nature in your backyard. Easy-to-follow guides that are simple, fun, and appropriate for most ages (with adult supervision). More


1. Plan your 2022 Family Movie Nights

These movies are coming to the big screen or streaming services in 2022. With grand adventures and tons of animation, it's a great year for movies for kids! More

2. Make Tin Can Crafts

Here are ideas for kids to transform tin cans into something fun! More

3. Make Winter Science Experiments

From making realistic indoor snow to crystal snowflakes, or snow volcanoes and more, these easy and cool experiments that will captivate curious minds. More

4. Learn STEAM Through Play 

Spin Master has launched 'Future Of Play', a STEAM-inspired website giving kids hands-on activities that replicate the art and science of toy-making. More

5. Fun Outdoor Winter Activities 

Don’t let a little cold weather keep you cooped up! 30 fun new ways for kids to safely play outside. More

6. Make Kid-Friendly Pies

Celebrate Pie Day on January 23 with one of these yummy kid-friendly recipes. More

7. Go Skating

We've rounded up some of the best Free ice-skating outdoor rinks and trails in Toronto and the GTA. More

8. Go Snowtubing

When it comes to winter activities, snow tubing is a family favourite! Here's where to go snow tubing this Winter... More

9. Go Snowshoeing

It's a great form of exercise and creates a sense of adventure. There are many beautiful areas in the GTA where you can snowshoe. More

10. Colouring Pages from Toronto Attractions

Missing your favourite attractions? Download these free colouring pages! More


Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate

  • August 2022
  • Scotiabank Arena
  • $31 and up

Disney On Ice - Mickey’s Search Party coming to Scotia Bank Arena from January 28 to 30, 2022 has been rescheduled. Now, Disney on Ice presents Let's Celebrate will take place in August 2022. More

Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir - French Catholic School Virtual Open Houses

  • Thursday, January 27th, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Book your virtual Open House at a French Catholic school near you. It is happening on Thursday, January 27th, 2022 for all the elementary schools. French immersion students are welcome. More

Scouts Canada Claim the Flame

  • Starts January 31, 2022 - Runs for 4 weeks
  • Outdoors at Home
  • Free

Claim the Flame launches on January 31 and is designed to get kids and young adults ages 5 to 26 outdoors and socializing with their peers, while discovering their capabilities, developing important life skills and building resiliency. More

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Ontario Science Centre's Junior Scientists: Ocean Exploration

Dive into an underwater adventure this winter! Junior Scientists: Ocean Exploration, our newest virtual workshop for children aged 5 to 10 and their families, is ready to make a splash every Saturday morning in February. This engaging program includes four 90-minute sessions that examine different themes each week through live demonstrations, at-home lab activities and fun crafts using simple household materials. Design your own coral reef, experiment with the special properties of water, learn all about bioluminescence and so much more. Book a spot for your junior scientist today! More info

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