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Jan 02 2018
7 Ways to Kick the Winter Blues in Toronto

It’s winter in Canada and you know what that means—subzero temperatures, shorter days, and nothing to do, right? Wrong! It may be cold, but winter in Toronto is hotter than ever! Don’t spend your months hibernating in your living room while you wait for the sun to come out again, get out there and make winter as much fun as it was when you were a kid with:

  1. A frozen waterfall tour at one of seven winter-approved frozen spots in Grey Country. Choose from Inglis Falls, Weavers Creek Falls, Eugenia Falls, Hoggs Falls, Walter’s Falls, McGowan Falls and Jones Falls. If you think Niagara Falls is beautiful, wait until you experience the majestic sight of water frozen mid-cascade. Pack some warm clothes, grab your snowshoes and a thermos of hot chocolate, and download this Grey Country waterfall guide to get started!
  2. Real sleigh rides in a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon from Dual Acres Sleigh Rides. Whether you come for a romantic ride, fun with friends, or a family outing, spend the day roaming through the gorgeous scenery and end your romp with hot dogs and marshmallows over a roaring fire, complete with steaming hot chocolate.
  3. Tipi or yurt camping in the snow. Your wood-heated getaway home comes with blanket, pillows, lanterns, and snowshoes and access to a wood-heated sauna and outdoor living room where you can interact with other adventurers like yourself. Check out the details to see how you can get in touch with nature and live among the Canadian wildlife.
  4. Snowshoe vineyard tours that prove wine and snow do mix! Visit Coffin Ridge or Georgian Hills vineyards for the chance to snowshoe through the land before warming up by a toasty fire with delicious wine and cheese pairings.
  5. Southern Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge that comes in at a whopping 126 meters. This 25-meter-high footbridge has a wire fence and handrails for safety and takes roughly one hour to cross—more if you want to visit the local caves and caverns. Not just for summer, it remains open year-round and is incorporated into winter snowshoe trails.
  6. Blue Mountain Scandinave Spa, which stays open until 9 p.m. during the winter, but won’t have the same huge crowds you’ll find during warmer months. This 25-acre attraction offers hot and cold baths among Ontario Birch, Canadian Maple, and Pine trees—plus an amusing view of Blue Mountain Resort skiers at play.
  7. Biweekly skate parties at Harbourfront Centre’s all-ages DJ Skate Nights, which are basically free block parties on ice! Lace up your skates and get moving to DJ’d sets under the winter night stars.

Now you’ve got plenty of ways to stay busy this winter, but you’ll still need somewhere to store your winter gear when spring finally makes an appearance. Contact the storage professionals at Secure Self Storage Canada for an affordable and convenient place to keep your winter stuff until next year.