Toronto is a bustling city that witnesses crazy rush of business people and executives during the day. However, the city sees a drop in the number of visitors in winters as the temperature drops to as low as -20 degree C. Still, visitors have a number of things to do in winters as well; as there is a great variety of hiking trails, and skating as well as snowshoeing options for tourists. So, here are some great outdoor activities to get engaged in during winter in this greatly beautiful city.
Midnight Skating- Harbourfront
Although there are plenty of places to go skating, the option of doing midnight skating at Harbourfront is simply the best. Tourists are invariably impressed by the international as well as local DJs around the rink. Moreover, skates are available for rent as well.
Snowshoeing is the best answer to the ice-covered surfaces. There is absolutely no difficulty in navigating through the snow-capped mountains and surfaces if one has put on their snowshoes. The snowshoes are available for rent as well. Some of the great trails to explore include Bronte Coronation, Edward’s Garden, and King’s Mill Park Trail, to name a few.
Winter Farmers’ Market
Visiting a winter farmers’ is also a great outdoor activity that attracts a huge number of people, who come along with their friends and family members in order to see a lot of different variety of products and interact with the locals here. One of the great spots where farmers’ market is held is Evergreen Brickworks which sees a huge rush of tourists, along with an equally appealing number of vendors. Moreover, the whole atmosphere is completely vibrant, and there are several outdoor fireplaces as well.
If a person doesn’t have snowshoe or skates, they could simply hike through a great number of winter trails here. For instance, there are the High Park Trails, which span 161 hectares of area, and are an ideal way of escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Besides, there are other popular trails including Sun Valley Trail, The Beltline, etc.
Tobogganing is hugely popular among people in Toronto. One could do tobogganing on a number of hills including Riverdale Park, Christie Pits, and Trinity Bellwoods Park, to name a few.
New Winter Sports
Besides the commonly known traditional sports including building snowman, tobogganing, skating, snowshoeing, etc. one could always go for some other options, including curling. Though it appears to be an easy sport it actually involves a great degree of precision, since a person needs to have a thorough understanding of teamwork, geometry, and strength. Besides, sweeping can also be exciting.
Adventure loving people who are looking for some challenging outdoor activities could always try ice climbing. Some of the ideal hills to climb include Tiffany Falls, Guelph, and Ancaster, to name a few. Moreover, a proper coaching is provided for ice climbing as a person is told how to belay, rope, and apply proper techniques of ice climbing. Although no prior experience is required, still a person needs to be fit in order to do ice climbing.