While you may not want to go outside on days when it’s -35 degrees, on those nice, brisk winter days, take advantage of the winter weather and all the activities it has to offer. With so many things to do in London, it’s easy to have fun and stay active this season!
Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tubing
Whether you’re a seasoned snowboarder or skier or you’re looking for a new, fun way to stay active this winter, Boler Mountain is one of London’s go-to winter attractions. Grab a few friends or your family members and head to the slopes — Boler has ski hills for those of all skill levels, plus private one-on-one lessons if you really want to shape up your technique. For an exciting winter kids’ activity, try out Boler Mountain’s Tube Park.
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Get a full body workout cross-country skiing this winter! Also known as Nordic skiing, this activity is an excellent cardiovascular workout you can enjoy outdoors. Located just outside of London, Circle R Ranch offers 13 kilometres of groomed and tracked trails for you to enjoy. Another fun winter activity to try out at Circle R Ranch? Snowshoeing! Try to master this unique activity, which is also an amazing way to build strength, agility, and balance — all while experiencing the beautiful winter scenery.
Really get out there and enjoy what makes us The Forest City this winter with all of London’s hiking trails, many of which are open year-round. From Fanshawe Park Conservation Area to Sharon Creek, it’s not a matter of where you can hike in London, but which trail you should tackle first! Need help deciding which trail to start with? Check out my full guide of London’s best hiking trails.
Storybook Gardens is a great outdoor winter destination for families with toddlers and kids. With a 250-metre long skate trail, your kids can enjoy the interactive sights and sounds of Storybook Village while staying active. If you’re heading downtown London, enjoy free skating at Covent Garden Market or Victoria Park. Skating will get their legs moving and their hearts pumping!
Indoor Entertainment Centres
Okay, you got me — this isn’t an outdoor activity, but if you’re looking for a fun thing to do in London on freezing winter days when you can’t stand to be outside, an indoor entertainment centre is the place to go. Spend your day getting in some fun (and sometimes intense) workouts at The Factory, Junction Climbing Centre, CTC Obstacles, and Sky Zone. You’ll enjoy a full-body workout for all skill levels with a combination of running, jumping, vaulting, climbing, and balancing.