Are you a fan of winter? Or do you end up cuddling yourself indoors? We’ve got some ways to make the best of a cold situation. While enjoying the beautiful winter scenery, outdoor activities and exercise can also help keep your immune system in optimal shape. You can either join a winter sports team or check out our list of spontaneous winter fun.

Here are some fun winter activities for you, your friends and family to enjoy this winter:


Skating is a classic winter activity and can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors. Visit an outdoor rink that’s beautiful enough to feel like an experience just by being there. Canada’s top outdoor ice skating rinks are:

Great Slave Lake – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Rideau Canal Skateway – Ottawa, Ontario

Shipyards Park – Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Lake Louise – Lake Louise, Alberta

Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Bonsecours Basin – Montreal, Quebec

Emera Oval – Halifax, Nova Scotia

You can always try visiting a local outdoor skating rink or making your own in your yard this season.

Building a Snowman

Building a snowman is not just for kids! Grab your snow pants, scarves and gloves and let’s build a snowman, snowwoman or snow family with your loved ones. And for those with some competitive spirit, we’ve got some super snowman building tips here. Admire your hard work once you’re done and snap a picture of your beautiful artwork that came to life.

Scenic Walks

Once the snow has fallen, it looks so beautiful as it sits on the trees, but we rarely take the time to enjoy it. This is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with loved ones immersed in nature on a nice winter walk. Perfect for some me time or that special someone, a furry companion or the whole family!

Exploring Nearby Trails

Whether you live in the city, suburbs or the country, there’s bound to be some hidden gems near you that are definitely worth a visit. Visiting a nearby trail alone, with friends, family or a loved one can be quite therapeutic and serene, especially when the surroundings are covered in beautiful, crisp snow. Most trails also vary on incline and can help you work out a good sweat, thereby becoming a scenic workout to get the blood pumping. Look up one of the great Canadian trails to find one near you.


Sledding is an old classic winter activity that’s easy to get out and do. Go try it out on a local hill near you. If there are any little ones in your life, be sure to bring them along, too, they will be sure to love it. Check out some safe sledding tips by Family Fun Canada.