Our Favourite Winter Activities in Vaughan
The winter provides endless ways for one to become active, and there’s plenty to do around Vaughan during the winter season. SkyHomes knows that a beautiful vibrant community filled with amenities is as important to our customers as having a meticulously crafted home. Make the great Canadian winter as much a part of your family’s routine with these winter activities in Vaughan.
Garnet A. Williams Outdoor Rink
Whether you are looking to play Shinny Hockey, enjoy recreational skating or want to learn how to skate, City of Vaughan arenas and outdoor rinks offer drop-in activities and registered programs for all ages.One of the best ice skating rinks in Vaughan, ON, Garnet A. Williams Arena Ice Skating Rink is a 1 sheet indoor ice skating rink is open year round. Ice skating sessions for All Ages are one of the main attractions at Garnet A. Williams Arena. Ice Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get out of the house – plus, it is not like exercising at the gym… skating is fun! Lace-em up and join the others. Get on the ice and get ready for a great experience!
Boyd Conservation Area
located in the City of Vaughan along the picturesque Humber River Valley, Boyd Conservation Area offers visitors many wonderful outdoor activities and experiences. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy “nature” in the city. The park is one of the GTA’s premier outdoor destinations for families and large groups. The steep-sided Humber River Valley and tall trees provide a quiet refuge where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors.The south end has a good network of walking/running trails that are ideal for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Traverse large open spaces or walk through the forest, meet up with the groomed trail through Humber Valley all the way into Kleinburg.
Check out all the fun at Vaughan’s 28th annual Winterfest event presented by TD and event sponsors CN and Tim Hortons February 12. This action-packed wintertime tradition provides something for every member of the family. Come out and enjoy live entertainment as well as a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. This year will be extra special as we are also celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. Free family fun includes: Outdoor stage entertainment with the Octonauts, midway rides and inflatables, horse-drawn wagon rides and a good old fashioned maple taffy station. Don’t miss the featured free Pancake Breakfast 10:30-11:30am hosted in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, along with an Official Welcome by Mayor and Members of Council!
On an especially chilly day it might be tough to get the family outdoors. Enjoy a weekend afternoon at St Phillips Fine Bakeries. This unique cafe blends traditional and classic pastries with modern ones, and all are handmade and provided fresh everyday. From freshly fried cannoli shells filled with ricotta and chocolate chips, to Almond cookie crusted Eclairs and Lemon Meringue mini tarts, there’s something for everyone’s tastes. Sip on a fine Italian espresso, and warm up the young ones with a hot chocolate topped with fresh whipped cream.
Whether taking in its natural beauty or exploring the city’s delectable cafes, Vaughan offers the ideal family lifestyle all year around!