Weekend Fun Guide (February 6-8 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

Well Winter definitely made an appearance this week for most of us.  Now we could sit back and complain about the shovelling OR we can get outside and have super fun in the snow!  Make your own family fun this weekend by going skiing, tobogganing, tubing or snowshoeing or check out a local event!!

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Family Ski Resorts in Ontario

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Snow tubing in Ontario

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Tobogganing – FREE family fun!

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$2.50 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.99. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town …

Barrie

Winterfest – The City of Barrie’s Winterfest is a great way to celebrate the winter season. Grab your mittens and join us for winter fun adventures that the whole family will enjoy.  Outdoor activities include polar bear swim, horse-drawn wagon rides, dogsled rides, lumberjack show, ice maze, and much more including spectacular sculptures carved from 300lb blocks of ice.  

Batawa

Frostfest – Entertainment from 10 am – 2 pm at the Batawa Community Centre. Enjoy lunch and skating with the Trenton Golden Hawks on the outdoor rink, the community Bonfire with S’mores making, an outdoor petting and horse and carraige rides. Inside enjoy arts and crafts, facepainting and balloon twisting, cotton candy and live entertainment with Andy Forgie.

Campbellville

Winter Days in the Country @ Mountsberg – Enjoy the thrill of a brisk winter sleigh ride followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire (additional fee applies). Mountsberg’s majestic team of percheron horses makes the experience unforgettable!  Call for details on children’s programming and live Bird of Prey shows! The Wildlife Walkway, Cameron Farm Yard and Play Barn are yours to explore!     Runs until Feb 16th

Cobourg

Winter Festivities – Come join us for the first 3 Saturdays in February. Free skating & music at the outdoor rink, horse drawn wagon rides, ice carving demonstrations, maple candy station, NZone Kids Club at Northumberland Mall and much more.

Cochrane

Winter Carnival – During February 6th to the 16th, everyone is invited to take part in Ontario’s Oldest Premier Winter Carnival. With over 110 different activities crammed into a week, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.  From the classic favourites like the Princess Pageant, Torchlight Parade and the Polar Bear Dip, to the new events like the Camao Snow Drags, there is no excuse to stay inside, curled up by the fireplace.

Georgina

Sno*Fest @ The ROC – Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Join us for this wintery FREE Family event with lots of activities for all ages! Inflatables, games, giveaways, and lots more frosty fun! With many activities for all ages, you and your family won’t want to miss out on this snowy event that will warm up your winter! 

Goderich

Winterfest – Winterfest Weekend has lots of activities this Friday to Sunday to get your family out and enjoy the winter weather. Fun events for the entire family include a candlelight walk, chili cook-off, snow-pitch tournament, childrens theatre, crafts, fireworks “Don’t Hibernate ~ Celebrate!”

Kingston

Febfest – This week long festival features tons of winter fun for the entire family including figure skating, hockey, free public skating, snow and ice sculptures, historic hockey and more! Great fun for the whole family!

Niagara on the Lake

Days of Wine & Chocolate – Warm up your winter with this match made in heaven! Explore pairings of two of your favourite indulgences – wine and chocolate, as you tour the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Milton

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Ottawa

Winterlude – A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, skating, sporting events and let’s not forget the world’s largest skating rink. Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Canada’s favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

Parry Sound

Snofest – Family Fun in Market Square Park includes activities, Dinners and dances, bon-fire, fishing derby, 3 on 3 hockey tourney, pancake breakfast, spaghetti dinner and much more!

Sault Ste Marie

Bon Soo Winter Carnival – A week long winter carnival that incorporates the entire city. Set in the middle of winter, events include a children’s fantasy ice kingdom, polar bear swim, and a diverse program of outdoor and indoor sports and activity events, as well as cultural activities including concerts and ice sculptures.

Toronto

Kuumba – Come down to Harbourfront Centre for FREE Black History Month events, including music, film, panel discussions and more.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

Sportsmen’s Show @ Direct Energy Centre – Canada’s biggest and best outdoors show!  More than 500 exhibitors displaying the newest selections in products for camping, fishing, boating, hunting and hiking. The four-day event includes a dog show, a birds of prey exhibit, a spring boat show, a Canadian forces display and an outdoor adventure zone.

Vaughan 

Winterfest – Fun-filled family event held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will feature FREE stage entertainment on the outdoor Amphitheatre stage, the Midway Zone,  a new Video Gaming Zone, IceZone Carving Demos, face painting, art, and pizza making workshops along with opera performances and workshops by Opera Bel Canto of York, displays and much more!

 

Weekend Fun Guide (January 16-18 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

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There a few Winter Festivals starting to pop up this weekend for some fun but remember you can always make your own family fun by going skiing, tobogganing, tubing or snowshoeing and making the most of the snow!!

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Family Ski Resorts in Ontario

Snowtubing

Snow tubing in Ontario

Tobogganing hills in ontario

Tobogganing – FREE family fun!

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$2.50 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.50. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town …

Campbellville

Winter Days in the Country @ Mountsberg – Enjoy the thrill of a brisk winter sleigh ride followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire (additional fee applies). Mountsberg’s majestic team of percheron horses makes the experience unforgettable!  Call for details on children’s programming and live Bird of Prey shows! The Wildlife Walkway, Cameron Farm Yard and Play Barn are yours to explore!     Runs until Feb 16th

Milton

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Napanee

Winter Chill Festival @ Market Square – Bring your ice skates and snow suit for some great winter fun at the Winter Chill Festival. Join us for a special public skate on the Outdoor Ice Rink created just for the event! Don’t miss marshmallow roasting, snow painting, snow volleyball tournament, chili challenge cook-off, snow mountain, horse drawn wagon rides and more! Dress warm, come out and have some fun in Downtown Greater Napanee!

Petawawa 

Cabin Fever – Check out the great line-up of activities planned including: Family skating, food, Snow drag races, ski races, children’s programming and more…

Peterborough 

Snofest – Celebrate the 38th anniversary of Snofest Peterborough with fun events throughout the month of January.  We have some great new events happening this year! New events include; YMCA Snofest Youth Night, VON Snowflakes arts and crafts and tea and many more events including: The Birds of Prey display and Jumping Mouse Nature Education organization,  “Come in out of the Cold Sidewalk Sale” and join in the fun at our “1st Annual Snofest NHL 2015 Tournament” at Mark Street Church and so much more!

Toronto

Toronto International Boat Show – The Toronto International Boat Show is back for another year, with over 1200 boats on display. The event features the world’s largest indoor lake, and offers free boat rides in canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and inflatable boats. Also, guests can enjoy a wakeboarding demonstrations, the discover boating centre where experts are on hand to give advice and tips, special guests and over 140 seminars. The event is family-friendly with a kids boating zone with paddleboats on a mini-lake. Runs until the 18th

Maple Leaf Monster Jam @ Roger’s Centre – Experience the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Trucks. Leading the charge is free- style champion, Northern Nightmare driven by Canada’s own, Cam McQueen. Don’t miss out on the twelve-foot-tall, ten thousand pound machines that will keep you at the edge of your seats with thrilling stunts and nail-biting action.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

Windsor

Winter Bites Restaurant Week – During Winter Bites Restaurant Week, January 12 to January 18, 2015, diners can visit participating restaurants and indulge in a 3-course meal starting at only $10.  Participants can dine on prix-fixe menus with $10, $15 $25 or $35 options. Each restaurant will offer a unique Winter Bites menu where diners can select from a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts.

 

Weekend Fun Guide (Feb 15-17 2013)

Happy Family Day weekend!  Celebrate your family this weekend by doing things together and creating memories.  There are many Winter Festivals taking place this weekend or enjoy some time skiing, snowshoeing or tubing as a family!

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Every Saturday until the end of March, Cineplex theatres show Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.50.  Feel like you need to escape the cold?  Then check out what they’re showing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

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Around Town this Weekend…

Bayfield

Family Fun Day (Sunday only) – Activities include Free skating: 1 to 3PM, Clowns with face painting 2 to 4PM, Hot dogs, make your own sundae and crafts for the kids!

Brantford

Frosty Fest – Enjoy the returns of the popular ice carving, horse-drawn trolley rides, figure skating shows, a stree midway, free skating, pony rides, free Kids Zone games and fun winter fare like snow taffy!

Brockville

Front of Yonge Winter Festival – Family fun for everyone! Childrens games, food, magic show, prizes, silent auction, bake sales, horse drawn wagon rides and so much more. Fireworks and family skate night.

Burlington

Battle of the Titans @ Royal Botanical Gardens – Dinos like you’ve never seen them before!  In this battle for the ages, you will learn about ecology, the study of organisms and the environment that these majestic creatures lived through so long ago. Get ready to go back in time and see how science and nature come together in one amazing exhibit!

Campbellville

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you on a snowshoe hike through this beautiful landscape. Hikes take place every Saturday evening in January and February from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each hike begins with basic instruction and some historical background on the sport of snowshoeing.

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Cobourg

Winter Festivities – Come join us for the first 3 Saturdays in February. Free skating & music at the outdoor rink, horse drawn wagon rides, ice carving demonstrations, maple candy station, NZone Kids Club at Northumberland Mall and much more.

Collingwood

There’s no better way to spend Family Day Weekend than at Blue Mountain Village!  With lots of free events and activities – there’s something to do for everyone including Skating on the Mill Pond, The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Horse & Wagon rides, Interactive Drumming Shows, Birds in Flight, Guided Snowshoeing Tours, Scavenger Hunts, Firedance Shows & Fireworks!

Cornwall

Winterfest – Great lineup of things for the whole family to enjoy. A great winter carnival with Midway rides and games, public skating at the Ed Lumley Arena, great musical talent inside the Civic Complex to warm up to, and three nights of world-class fireworks are just some of the events on tap at this awesome festival.

Dorset

Snowball – Snowball also hosts a bevy of winter activities such as a pancake breakfast, skating, snowball throwing game, chainsaw carving demo, minnow races, horse-drawn wagon rides, Mini Snowmobile rides, Snow Snake Games, Children’s Broomball Tournament, hockey shoot-out, kids vs adult hockey game, snowshoe races, Hockey Night in Dorset and more!

Grand Bend 

Winter Carnival – This year’s theme is Superstition.  Join in the weekend of fun filled events including a Parade, horse and carriage rides, puppet shows, fireworks, Snow sculptures, magic show, food, fun and so much more!

Haliburton

Frostfest – Starting with a Pancake breakfast at the Haliburton Legion Hall to warm the soul, this day is geared for excitement for all ages including horse drawn wagon rides, snow taffy, art activities, pony rides, dogsledding, skating,ice fishing demo, snowshoeing, broomball and lots more. End the day with a tasty Lasagna Dinner at the Haliburton United Church.

Hamilton

Kidsfest @ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – Bounce, laugh & play in this family day weekend in Southern Ontario’s largest indoor inflatable festival. Children’s entertainment, rides, kids market place, & full access to the museum.

Honey Harbour

Winterfest – Winterfest  features a hot Georgian shore-lunch of deep fried fish & fries, hot-dogs, beans, cole-slaw with warming drinks, ice rink activities, snowshoe lessons, a student art exhibit and a big Raffle with great prizes donated by local businesses in support of the Co-op’s activities.

Kirkland Lake

Winter Carnival – 18 days of winter fun including sleigh rides, hockey tournaments, free kids matinees, kids carnival, free family swims, fishing derbys and more!

Niagara on the Lake

Days of Wine & Chocolate – Warm up your winter with this match made in heaven! Explore pairings of two of your favourite indulgences – wine and chocolate, as you tour the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Orillia

WinterActive – Winter Active is designed to help Orillians improve their health while having fun enjoying the best of Canada’s winter. The idea is to encourage residents to ‘Get up, go out and be Winter Active!’ Take part in a cardboard toboggan race, enjoy a skate party, play snow volleyball,  take part in some winter games or enjoy some of the many other activities.

Ottawa

Winterlude – A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, skating, sporting events and let’s not forget the world’s largest skating rink. Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Canada’s favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

Frosty Fortunes @ The Currency Museum –  See how our country’s chilliest season has influenced the art and design of Canadian currency throughout history. Each weekend during Winterlude, you and your family can come and enjoy cool crafts, games and presentations, all inspired by this frosty time of year. We’ll even have some nice hot cocoa and coffee to warm you up from the chill outside. Admission is free for the whole family.

Penetanguishene

Winterama –  A celebration of Canadian seasonality, Winterama is an opportunity to renew an interest in outdoor activities including sleigh rides, hockey, animals, magician, live entertainment, snow sculpture competition, food and more!

Port Colborne

Sportsfest – It is a city-wide, family-friendly, community Festival of Sports event that attracts participants from across Niagara, with proceeds going to various charities.  The Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament, indoor volleyball, family skating, ball hockey, trivia and family skating are just some of the events that are traditionally offered to the public

Port Elgin

Sparkle in the Park – Join us at MacGregor Point for winter experience like no other. Be it the interpretive programs, snow shoe & cross country ski trails or the outdoor skating oval through the campground, enjoy all winter has to offer at MacGregor Point Provincial Park.

Thunder Bay

Voyageur Winter Carnival @ Fort William Historical Park – Carnival events include Sugar Shack, Tubing & Sliding Hills, Snow Maze, Winter Golf, Scavenger Hunt, Skating & Curling On The Kam River, Carnival Games, Dog Sled Rides, Cannonball Bowling, Snow Ball Slingshot And So Much More!

Toronto

Kidsfest @ International Centre – Bounce, laugh & play in this family day weekend in Southern Ontario’s largest indoor inflatable festival. Children’s entertainment, rides, kids market place, & full access to the museum.

Ultimate Dinosaurs @ ROM –  Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James, features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen. Check out this world premiere exhibit featuring Dinosaurs unknown to North Americans – most have just been unearthed in the last 20 years.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

Waterloo

Winterloo – Come out for a weekenf of fun like dog sled rides, ice sculpture carving, great art activities at the Button Factory, free public skating at the Public Square, free family movies, and a great chili cook-off featuring some of Waterloo’s top eateries… there’s something for everyone!

Wasaga Beach

Snowman Mania – Enjoy a weekend full of activities including snow sculptures, midway, hockey, snow sculptures, snowman building contest, toboggan party, music and more!

Weekend Fun Guide (February 8-10, 2013)

February is flying right along and there is so much to do to get outdoors and enjoy time with your family.  Feel like some inside time?  Go see a Family Favourite at Cineplex theatres for only $2.50 or make some Valentine’s Day crafts.  Whatever your plans, have fun and keep warm!!

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Every Saturday until the end of March, Cineplex theatres show Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.50.  Feel like you need to escape the cold?  Then check out what they’re showing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

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Want to spend some time with the family on the slopes, snow shoeing or screaming your head off as you head down a tube slide?  Find all the great resorts in Ontario that offer skiingSnow shoeing and tubing!

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Around Town this Weekend…

Burlington

Battle of the Titans @ Royal Botanical Gardens – Dinos like you’ve never seen them before!  In this battle for the ages, you will learn about ecology, the study of organisms and the environment that these majestic creatures lived through so long ago. Get ready to go back in time and see how science and nature come together in one amazing exhibit!

Campbellville

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you on a snowshoe hike through this beautiful landscape. Hikes take place every Saturday evening in January and February from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each hike begins with basic instruction and some historical background on the sport of snowshoeing.

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Cobourg

Winter Festivities – Come join us for the first 3 Saturdays in February. Free skating & music at the outdoor rink, horse drawn wagon rides, ice carving demonstrations, maple candy station, NZone Kids Club at Northumberland Mall and much more.

Cochrane

Winter Carnival – During February 1st to the 10th, everyone is invited to take part in Ontario’s Oldest Premier Winter Carnival. With over 110 different activities crammed into a week, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.  From the classic favourites like the Princess Pageant, Torchlight Parade and the Polar Bear Dip, to the new events like the Camao Snow Drags, there is no excuse to stay inside, curled up by the fireplace.

Georgina

Sno*Fest @ The ROC – Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Join us for this wintery FREE Family event with lots of activities for all ages! Inflatables, games, giveaways, and lots more frosty fun! With live performances by Bernadette Connors Band, Unbound and Bandaloni!

Niagara on the Lake

Days of Wine & Chocolate – Warm up your winter with this match made in heaven! Explore pairings of two of your favourite indulgences – wine and chocolate, as you tour the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Orillia

Winter Carnival – Take the chill out of winter with some cool family fun.  Family fun includes fireworks, helicopter rides, ice castle, snow sculptures, midway, polar bear dip and more!

Ottawa

Kanata Winter Carnival @ Clarence Maheral Park – The day starts off with a breakfast at 8:30am and the rest of the day you can enjoy sleigh rides, Ray’s Reptiles show, Radical Science Show, hot chocolate and hockey!

Winterlude – A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, skating, sporting events and let’s not forget the world’s largest skating rink. Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Canada’s favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

Frosty Fortunes @ The Currency Museum –  See how our country’s chilliest season has influenced the art and design of Canadian currency throughout history. Each weekend during Winterlude, you and your family can come and enjoy cool crafts, games and presentations, all inspired by this frosty time of year. We’ll even have some nice hot cocoa and coffee to warm you up from the chill outside. Admission is free for the whole family.

Oxtongue Lake

Winter Fun Day @ Algonquin Outfitters – You could drive a dog team, learn how to build a snow shelter, try skate skiing, go on a snowshoe hike, learn about winter camping, enter a snowshoe race (and hopefully finish!), play snow games and more!

Parry Sound

Snofest – Family Fun in Market Square Park includes activities, Kate’s Kart, BodyZorbs, Gyroscope, laser tag, fishing derby, plank walking, log sawing and food booths.

Ripley

Winter Carnival – Pancake breakfast, skating, ice painting hockey, horse-drawn sleigh rides, family bingo and more.

Sault Ste Marie

Bon Soo Winter Carnival – A week long winter carnival that incorporates the entire city. Set in the middle of winter, events include a children’s fantasy ice kingdom, polar bear swim, and a diverse program of outdoor and indoor sports and activity events, as well as cultural activities including concerts and ice sculptures.

Smith Falls

Winter Carnival – Games, food, skating and all around fun for the whole family! Call (613)283-4124 for more information.

Toronto

Chinese New Year @ Toronto Zoo – Join us as we celebrate the 2013 Chinese New Year – Year of the Snake! Visit some of our fascinating snakes in indoor tropical pavilions and learn more about these amazing creatures!

CIBC Lunarfest @ Harbourfront Centre – Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Snake with Canada’s premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture. FREE!

Canadian Motorsport Expo @ International Centre – The Canadian Motorsports Expo features racing stars, vehicles, equipment, suppliers, retailers and collectibles.

Ultimate Dinosaurs @ ROM –  Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James, features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen. Check out this world premiere exhibit featuring Dinosaurs unknown to North Americans – most have just been unearthed in the last 20 years.

Kuumba – Come down to Harbourfront Centre for FREE Black History Month events, including music, film, panel discussions and more.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Sportsmen’s Show @ Direct Energy Centre – Canada’s biggest and best outdoors show!  More than 500 exhibitors displaying the newest selections in products for camping, fishing, boating, hunting and hiking. The four-day event includes a dog show, a birds of prey exhibit, a spring boat show, a Canadian forces display and an outdoor adventure zone.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

Vaughan 

Winterfest – Fun-filled family event held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will feature FREE stage entertainment on the outdoor Amphitheatre stage, the Midway Zone,  a new Video Gaming Zone, IceZone Carving Demos, face painting, art, and pizza making workshops along with opera performances and workshops by Opera Bel Canto of York, displays and much more!

Weekend Fun Guide (February 1-3 2013)

This weekend welcomes in the month of February!  Can you believe how quickly January flew by?  Our Weekend Fun Guide is packed full of Winter Carnivals and Festivals all across Ontario.  So get outside and have some fun with your family this weekend!

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Every Saturday until the end of March, Cineplex theatres show Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.50.  Feel like you need to escape the cold?  Then check out what they’re showing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

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Want to spend some time with the family on the slopes, snow shoeing or screaming your head off as you head down a tube slide?  Find all the great resorts in Ontario that offer skiing, Snow shoeing and tubing!

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Around Town this Weekend…

Barrie

Winterfest – Great way to celebrate the winter season with adventures that the whole family will enjoy.  Check out the polar bear swim, horse-drawn wagon rides, dogsled rides, lumberjack show, giant snow slide, ice maze, and much more.  The Festival of Ice features 300 pound blocks of ice carved into spectacular, themed sculptures.  Join in the festivities at one of the many indoor venues too, including the February Blues Festival, Reel Stories mini film festival, tours and family fun at the MacLarenArtCentre, skating at Barrie’s arenas during select times, and storytime and crafts at the Barrie Public Library.

Batawa

Frostfest – Join us at the Batawa Community Centre on Saturday, February 2 for a fun day of family winter activities! Skate on the outdoor rink or have lunch with the Trenton Golden Hawks, take a horse drawn carriage ride, play with a furry new friend at the Petting Zoo, see the great entertainment, take part in family activities and crafts and warm up or roast a marshmallow by the community bonfire .

Beaverton

Winter Carnival – Most events behind the Beaverton Town Hall in Alexander Muir Park which include pancake breakfast, family skating, scavenger hunt and more

Burlington

Battle of the Titans @ Royal Botanical Gardens – Dinos like you’ve never seen them before!  In this battle for the ages, you will learn about ecology, the study of organisms and the environment that these majestic creatures lived through so long ago. Get ready to go back in time and see how science and nature come together in one amazing exhibit!

Campbellville

Horse drawn sleigh rides @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – You can enjoy a wagon or sleigh ride through the fields and forests of Mountsberg on a crisp winter day. The jingle of the harness and the sound of the horses tromping along the trail will make for an enjoyable trip to our outdoor camp fire. Marshmallows for roasting and hot chocolate for sipping are included in the price of your ticket!

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you on a snowshoe hike through this beautiful landscape. Hikes take place every Saturday evening in January and February from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each hike begins with basic instruction and some historical background on the sport of snowshoeing.

Cobourg

Winter Festivities – Come join us for the first 3 Saturdays in February. Free skating & music at the outdoor rink, horse drawn wagon rides, ice carving demonstrations, maple candy station, NZone Kids Club at Northumberland Mall and much more.

Cochrane

Winter Carnival – During February 1st to the 10th, everyone is invited to take part in Ontario’s Oldest Premier Winter Carnival. With over 110 different activities crammed into a week, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.  From the classic favourites like the Princess Pageant, Torchlight Parade and the Polar Bear Dip, to the new events like the Camao Snow Drags, there is no excuse to stay inside, curled up by the fireplace.

Dunvegan

Winter Carnival – Enjoy the fresh air this Saturday as you spend time at the Dunvegan Winter Carnival.  Activities include: Tobogganing & Sledding, Skating&Pond Hockey, Cross-Country Skiing, “Spring Fling” Scavenger Hunt ❄ Volleyball in the Snow and Homemade Soup & Rolls 

Goderich

Winterfest – Don’t Hibernate – Celebrate! Beat the winter blahs during this annual celebration. Enjoy the variety of events – candlelight walk, chili cook-off, snow-pitch tournament, children’s theatre, crafts, fireworks and more. To be held at various venues in Goderich.

Hamilton

RV Show – Get your family ready for the upcoming camping season or for a family Roadtrip at the RV Show.  There will be Local area dealers on hand, On-Site financing available, All types of RV’s on display, Fully stocked  parts & accessory store, Campgrounds & product/services booth exhibitors, Prize draw for a 42″ LCD TV, Havelock Jamboree ticket draw, Fun for the kids – face painting & balloon animals and a Cafe area – sandwiches & drinks available.

Kingston

Febfest – Beaver Tails, maple syrup taffy pull, wagon rides, public skating and live music oh my!  Join in on one of Ontario’s premier winter events. Feb Fest features a flurry of fantastic fun: a figure skating show, Hockey Day in Kingston, skate with the Fronts, Car Harris Cup, The Historic Hockey Series, a winter fun zone, public skating and so much more!  Feb Fest has quickly become Kingston’s premiere winter event.

Kingsville

Annual Winter Art & Crafts Show @ Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens – Admission is free. Over 60 vendor booths will be located in Colasanti’s Restaurant, the Cactus Room, and the Hibiscus Room. A special lunch buffet runs from 11:00am – 2:00pm. All day ride passes will be available for children and adults (including unlimited mini golf, zoo, bumper cars, and kiddie rides).

Marmora

SnoFest – This year’s activities include a wide variety both for participants and observers. In addition to the much anticipated sled dog races which span everything from sprints to a 40 mile run, there will be skijoring races on both Saturday and Sunday, a Saturday craft sale at the Legion, a Sno Ball tournament at the local ball diamond on February 2, weight pulls and the very popular chainsaw carving demonstrations scheduled to take place on both days.

Midland

Winterfest – Come out and enjoy the 28th Annual Winterfest which includes Pancake breakfast, Kid’s adventure obstae race, lumberjack shows, Birds of prey demonstration, Activities at the Huronia Museum, Horse and wagon rides, outdoor games and more!

Newmarket

Winterfest – Activities and attractions include: pancake breakfast, family bingo, children’s activities, photography contest, wagon rides, pony rides, children’s games, dog sled rides, skating and hot food, free public skate & swim.

Niagara on the Lake

Days of Wine & Chocolate – Warm up your winter with this match made in heaven! Explore pairings of two of your favourite indulgences – wine and chocolate, as you tour the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

New Lowell

Winterama – Kick-off the weekend with a spaghetti supper at the Legion then outdoor skating and fireworks at the new Lowell Park. If you do not like the cold, warm up by the outdoor fire with some good ol’ fashion hot chocolate! Saturday and Sunday have not changed, however, featuring children’s games in the park, radar runs, a community parade and more.

Ottawa

Winterlude – A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, skating, sporting events and let’s not forget the world’s largest skating rink. Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Canada’s favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

Frosty Fortunes @ The Currency Museum –  See how our country’s chilliest season has influenced the art and design of Canadian currency throughout history. Each weekend during Winterlude, you and your family can come and enjoy cool crafts, games and presentations, all inspired by this frosty time of year. We’ll even have some nice hot cocoa and coffee to warm you up from the chill outside. Admission is free for the whole family.

Pembroke

SnoSpree – Good Ol’ Familiy Fun will be taking place from January 30th- Feb 3rd.  Enjoy free skates at the PMC, Outdoor sliding and skating parties and of course SNOSPREE CENTRAL an action packed afternoon filled with lots of children activities.

Port Carling

Winterfest – Come join in the fun and excitement in this winter wonderland in Muskoka. Saturday–entertainment, free face painting, horse & wagon rides, dog show, chainsaw events, axe throw, carving, log sawing, free public skate, roast beef dinner, hockey game and dance.  Sunday–pancake and sausage breakfast, bean bag curling, silent auction closes, snow snake competition, polar bear dip, chili cook-off contest and chef’dessert challenge

Richmond Hill 

Winter Carnival – The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival is a weekend of affordable fun and entertainment organized by volunteers to celebrate the community of Richmond Hill in a welcoming atmosphere.  There are many things going on for kids and families that are scheduled, and many that are not scheduled (like bouncy castles, kids games and rides, lots of food, the Subtonic Monks). Come on out and have fun!

Sault Ste Marie

Bon Soo Winter Carnival – A week long winter carnival that incorporates the entire city. Set in the middle of winter, events include a children’s fantasy ice kingdom, polar bear swim, and a diverse program of outdoor and indoor sports and activity events, as well as cultural activities including concerts and ice sculptures.

Striling

Groundhogfest – Community festivities including Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, public skating and visits from Mill Pond Moe. Don’t miss the Mill Pond Hockey Tournament and annual Fish Fry during the weekend.

Stratford

Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heartburn Day! – Who will win at this year’s Caribbean themed Orr Insurance Heartburn Day? Over 40 chili’s to taste and judge! Fantastic musical entertainment by Mob Barley. Huge silent auction with family getaways, romantic retreats, spa and restaurant packages, gifts and more. Kids Carnival with the Orr Fire Truck and Carnival games!

Sudbury

Imax Festival @ Sceince North- Explore the unbelievable! Ten films and ten exciting adventures to choose from!  Nothing brings you closer to the action and adventure than IMAX®, the most powerful and immersive movie experience in the world! The Festival’s flexible screening schedule offers you a great combination of giant screen excitement and show times!

Toronto

Ultimate Dinosaurs @ ROM –  Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James, features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen. Check out this world premiere exhibit featuring Dinosaurs unknown to North Americans – most have just been unearthed in the last 20 years.

World Wetlands Day @ Toronto Zoo – Celebrate the wonderful and wacky world of wetland creatures and join some conservation fun with the Adopt-A-Pond Programme on World Wetlands Day! Experience heaps of activities for kids of all ages, including games like Fish for a Prize, Pin the Tail on the Turtle, and Frog Call Challenge!

Kuumba – Come down to Harbourfront Centre for three days of FREE Black History Month events, including music, film, panel discussions and more.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

Winterlicious – Winterlicious 2013 is Toronto’s biggest winter culinary celebration to date. Discover unique culinary events and 191 exciting local restaurants offering prix fixe menus.

Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield

PolarFest – Come Chill With Us! – .Fun for the entire family includes horse drawn sleigh rides, professional ice carvings, the Polar Cup 4 on 4 outdoor hockey tournament, Polar Paddle, lake curling and more

Welland

Winter Carnival – French Canadian Carnival Day (Sunday 8:30am – 2:00pm) – Pancake breakfast, hayrides, crafts with Bonhomme Carnaval, penny sale, children’s games, search & rescue Niagara demo, maple taffy. Food & beverage available. Free admission and parking.

Wiarton

Wiarton Willie Festival – Join the thousands watching at 8:07 a.m. on Prediction Morning, Saturday, February 2, for Wiarton Willie’s Official Prediction.  Revel in the diverse weekend events.  Bountiful childrens’ games, talent, puppetry, face painting and music, both indoors and out.  Family fun offers pancake breakfasts, snowball toss, outdoor skating and more.  Sports run the gamut from sno-pitch to volleyball, road hockey to darts and snooker, curling and a recreational hockey tourney.  The entertainment field abounds with broad appeal–Monte Carlo Night, comedy shows, local and area band performances, Battle of the Bands and, of course, the Festival headliner, Sloan.

Weekend Fun Guide (January 25-27, 2013)

Winter is in full swing and the activities happening across Ontario prove it.  Whether you want to stay inside to stay warm or get out and enjoy the winter wonderlands, there are SO many events to choose from.  Have fun this weekend and stay warm!

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Family Literacy Day is this Sunday January 27th! Literacy is so important for our children so be sure to celebrate this day with your family and make it special. For events in your area click here, contact your local public library for a list of their events or check your local paper.

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Every Saturday until the end of March, Cineplex theatres show Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.50.  Feel like you need to escape the cold?  Then check out what they’re showing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

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Want to spend some time with the family on the slopes or screaming your head off as you head down a tube slide?  Find all the great resorts in Ontario that offer skiing and tubing!

Around Town this Weekend…

Acton

Acton Winter Carnival – Happening on Sunday January 27th, this event has fun for the entire family including: Pancake breakfast, dog sledding demonstrations, horse & wagon rides, mini putt, kids crafts, face painting, hockey tournament, obstacle course, ice skating, food vendors and MORE!

Burlington

Dinosaurs: Battle of the Titans @ Royal Botanical Gardens – A formidable clash between a Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. Discover the astounding truth about how nature can both create giants and send them off to oblivion.

Lowville Winter Games @ Lowville Park (Sunday January 27th only) – Lots of family fun to be had including:Horse drawn wagon rides, fabulous food options, tobogganing, Crafts, Halton Birds of Prey show, log sawing competition and much more!

Campbellville

Horse drawn sleigh rides @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – You can enjoy a wagon or sleigh ride through the fields and forests of Mountsberg on a crisp winter day. The jingle of the harness and the sound of the horses tromping along the trail will make for an enjoyable trip to our outdoor camp fire. Marshmallows for roasting and hot chocolate for sipping are included in the price of your ticket!

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you on a snowshoe hike through this beautiful landscape. Hikes take place every Saturday evening in January and February from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each hike begins with basic instruction and some historical background on the sport of snowshoeing.

Cannington

Cannington Dog Sled Races and Winter Festival – Cannington Dog Sled Races & Winter Festival for a fun-filled weekend of pancake breakfasts, ice sculptures and outdoor activities as top teams from across North America take to the field for a fun-filled weekend.

Collingwood

South Georgian Bay Winterfest – South Georgian Bay is kicking off the New Year with 10 full days (and nights) of Winterfest … a festival that celebrates our area’s finest outdoor winter adventures, local food and fun family entertainment from January 18th to the 27th. South Georgian Bay WINTERFEST is 10 days of jam-packed fun, dining, live entertainment and outdoor winter activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Dalkeith

Winter Carnnival – Saturday January 26th – 9 am to 2 pm Broomball 11 am Euchre Tournament 1 pm Pool Tournament Finals Div. A & B 2 pm Come for the outdoor parade (floats, costumes) 3-5 pm Outdoor skating 3 pm Kiddies corner 5-7 pm Broomball 8 pm Pick up Hockey for everyone 9 pm Carnival Dance with live band – Misty

Lanark Village 

Frosty Fling Winter Carnival – This annual family event features skating and costumes. Family outdoor activities on Sunday feature sleigh rides in Lanark Village.
Info: 613-259-2220

Milford

Winter Carnival – Fun for the entire family.  Activities include pancake breakfast, Skating, Bed races, curling, tricycle races, Free hot dogs and hot chocolate, Horse drawn wagon rides, free family movie and popcorn!

Niagara Falls

Winter Festival of Lights – Get bundled up, gather your kids, fill their memories with winter fun as you enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights from November 3, 2012 to January 31, 2013. With over three million sparkling lights, fireworks, concerts, amazing performance of great artists, water parks, casinos and wine tours, the CAA Winter Festival of Lights is the most enchanting of Niagara attractions and has become a tradition for over one million people from around the globe on winter getaways.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Celebrations – Located on historic Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake, your favourite wineries will be pouring liquid gold all weekend long. Icewine will be served with the swinging sounds of Canadian Jazz and culinary pairings to delight the palate.

Odessa 

Winter Carnival – Get outdoors and enjoy a week full of fun, food and family at the annual Odessa Winter Carnival.  There’s plenty of great things to do throughout the week.

Ottawa

Winter Bites Ottawa – The event will lure you out of your home and into the warmth of Ottawa’s restaurants.Visit as many as you like, as often as you like. And check www.ottawamagazine.com/winterbites-2012 occasionally; the list of participating restaurant is growing daily. WinterBites runs Thursday, Jan. 12 to Saturday,Jan. 28.

Pakenham

Frostfest – Join a fun-filled week of events with Pakenham’s celebration of winter.

Peterborough

Snofest – Family snow games and activities such as; 2 Ball toss game, Tug of war, Board Walk activity game, Capture the Flag, Scavenger Hunt, Tic Tac Sno, Hockey shoot out, snow shoe egg race and tobagganing. Refreshments such as hot dogs, chili, coffee and hot chocolate will be available for sale. There will also be an Endurance Run for the winter runner organized by Fit Corps Boot Camp.

Port Sydney 

Winter Carnival – Family skating, bonfire, pancake breakfast, BBQ on the beach, dance, free snow shoeing and cross country skiing.

Scarborough

Community Winterfest @ Port Union Community Recreation Centre & Charlottetown Park – Curling, TPL ‘Bingo’ Marathon, Face Painting, Outdoor Games, Outdoor Giant Games & Rides, HawksShadow, Winter Golf, Snow Clues & Snowshoes, Ice Sculpting, Maple Candy Station, Snow Sculpting, Indoor Entertainment, Clowns, BBQ, Popcorn, Bonfire, Cotton Candy and Prizes

St. Catherines

Winterfest in the Square – Celebrate the magic of winter in St. Catharines wtih VQA wines, gourmet cuisine, live entertainment by Jonsey and the hottest trend in culinary, food trucks. Purchase tokens for wine and Dairy Farmers of Canada wine glasses.

Sudbury

Imax Festival @ Sceince North- Explore the unbelievable! Ten films and ten exciting adventures to choose from!  Nothing brings you closer to the action and adventure than IMAX®, the most powerful and immersive movie experience in the world! The Festival’s flexible screening schedule offers you a great combination of giant screen excitement and show times!

Toronto

Toronto’s Ultimate Travel Show @ Direct Energy Centre – As our famous winter weather arrives, what better way to escape the winter blues than exploring warm and exotic vacation opportunities, or home-grown escapes?  Discover cultures from around the world through our exciting exhibitors, seminars and entertainment from around the world. Toronto’s Ultimate Travel Show has  everything you need to inspire you to plan your best vacation ever!

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

Winterlicious – Winterlicious 2013 is Toronto’s biggest winter culinary celebration to date. Discover unique culinary events and 191 exciting local restaurants offering prix fixe menus.

Whitby

Winterfest – Come to WindReach Farm and enjoy the wonders of winter! Explore our accessible trails and pathways, go tobogganing, skating, and take a wagon ride, feed the farm animals, crafts for kids and more. Some adaptive sports equipment will be available for use. Enjoy all winter has to offer, then warm yourself by the outdoor fire. Food and beverages available for purchase. $20/vehicle

Weekend Fun Guide (January 18-20, 2013)

The fun in Ontario is starting to pick back up and Winter Festivals are popping up all over Ontario for you to get out and enjoy with your family!  This weekend the snow is going to fly again so you can always hit the slopes at a local Ontario Ski Resort or try out some Snow Tubing.

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Around Town …

Bayfield

Winter Hike on Sunday – The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) will be having a winter hike at the Varna Trail, located at the Bluewater Varna Complex. The Varna complex is 4 km’s east of Bayfield or 2 km west of Varna on Mill Road. Depending on the snow, this will either be snowshoes or hiking boots. Outside Projects will be on hand with snowshoes to rent, but best to book ahead at 519 440 8585 or email Tyler Hessel outsideprojects@tcc.on.ca

Campbellville

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you on a snowshoe hike through this beautiful landscape. Hikes take place every Saturday evening in January and February from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each hike begins with basic instruction and some historical background on the sport of snowshoeing.

Collingwood

South Georgian Bay Winterfest – South Georgian Bay is kicking off the New Year with 10 full days (and nights) of Winterfest … a festival that celebrates our area’s finest outdoor winter adventures, local food and fun family entertainment from January 18th to the 27th. South Georgian Bay WINTERFEST is 10 days of jam-packed fun, dining, live entertainment and outdoor winter activities for the entire family to enjoy!

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Napanee

Winter Chill Festival @ Market Square – Bring your ice skates and snow suit for some great winter fun at the Winter Chill Festival. Join us for a special public skate on the Outdoor Ice Rink created just for the event! Don’t miss marshmallow roasting, snow painting, snow volleyball tournament, chili challenge cook-off, snow mountain, horse drawn wagon rides and more! Dress warm, come out and have some fun in Downtown Greater Napanee!

Newburgh

Canal Bash – Don’t miss the winter fun planned in Newburgh at the 20th annual Canal Bash.  A great line-up is scheduled that’s perfect for both the young and young at heart.

Niagara Falls

Winter Festival of Lights – Get bundled up, gather your kids, fill their memories with winter fun as you enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights from November 3, 2012 to January 31, 2013. With over three million sparkling lights, fireworks, concerts, amazing performance of great artists, water parks, casinos and wine tours, the CAA Winter Festival of Lights is the most enchanting of Niagara attractions and has become a tradition for over one million people from around the globe on winter getaways.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Celebrations – Locatedd on historic Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake, your favourite wineries will be pouring liquid gold all weekend long. Icewine will be served with the swinging sounds of Canadian Jazz and culinary pairings to delight the palate.

Ottawa

Winter Bites Ottawa – The event will lure you out of your home and into the warmth of Ottawa’s restaurants.Visit as many as you like, as often as you like. And check www.ottawamagazine.com/winterbites-2012 occasionally; the list of participating restaurant is growing daily. WinterBites runs Thursday, Jan. 12 to Saturday,Jan. 28.

Petawawa 

Cabin Fever – Check out the great line-up of activities planned including: Family skating, food, Snow drag races, ski races, children’s programming and more…

Peterborough 

Snofest – Celebrate the 36th anniversary of Snofest Peterborough with fun events throughout the month of January 2013. Some exciting new events planned for this year include: Pony Petting, a Curling Media Competition, Snowman building event throughout the City, a Youth Art Show and Sale and a Library Story time, plus even more family fun at the Carnival on the Hill at the Peterborough Museum.

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Sauble Beach 

Winterfest – Winterfest is a special off-season event for year round residents and winter enthusiasts, reminding everyone that Sauble Beach doesn’t shut down after Thanksgiving! Make plans to join us for this year’s activities and enjoy some of the other things the beach has to offer. But leave your bathing suit at home!

Stratford 

Winterfest – Featuring The Fire Guy, Bobbi “The Wood Carver”, Loads of Winter Games for Kids, Entertainment for All Ages, and Much More!

Sudbury

Imax Festival @ Sceince North- Explore the unbelievable! Ten films and ten exciting adventures to choose from!  Nothing brings you closer to the action and adventure than IMAX®, the most powerful and immersive movie experience in the world! The Festival’s flexible screening schedule offers you a great combination of giant screen excitement and show times!

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Toronto

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Toronto International Boat Show – The Toronto International Boat Show is back for another year, with over 1200 boats on display. The event features the world’s largest indoor lake, and offers free boat rides in canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and inflatable boats. Also, guests can enjoy a wakeboarding demonstrations, the discover boating centre where experts are on hand to give advice and tips, special guests and over 140 seminars. The event is family-friendly with a kids boating zone with paddleboats on a mini-lake.

Maple Leaf Monster Jam @ Roger’s Centre – Experience the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Trucks. Leading the charge is free- style champion, Northern Nightmare driven by Canada’s own, Cam McQueen. Don’t miss out on the twelve-foot-tall, ten thousand pound machines that will keep you at the edge of your seats with thrilling stunts and nail-biting action.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

Twenty Valley

Twenty Valley Winter Wine Fest – Sip, savour and celebrate with over 30 of Twenty Valley’s award-winning wineries. Sweet Icewine, festive sparkling wines and sensational VQA red and white wines will be on offer, paired with delicious offerings from our renowned local chefs. Centre stage will feature live entertainment and wine and food demos in the heart of charming Jordan Village.