Outdoor Winter Adventures in Vaughan

All the Fun Things to Do in Vaughan This Winter!

The winter season is upon us, and naturally, that means many reasons to get outside and enjoy the crisp weather. The city of Vaughan is a fantastic winter destination for skiing, skating or hiking one of the many trails. There is something for everyone to enjoy the outdoors this season. Here’s a roundup of fresh-air adventures:

Hit the Slopes

Whether you want to ski, snowboard or just learn the ropes, Uplands Golf and Ski Club has got you covered. With a vertical drop of about 100 feet and slopes of varying difficulty averaging 1,000 feet in length, skiers and snowboarders of all ages have plenty of options for enjoying the fresh snow. Uplands is an easily accessible place for your family to learn, practice and have a fun day outside – the kids (and you) will be pros in no time!

If cross-country skiing is more your style, check out the 16 kilometres of ungroomed trails at Kortright Centre for Conservation, some of which are suitable for cross-country skiing.

Snowshoes at Kortright Centre for Conservation

Master the Trails

Vaughan is home to many trails and walkways to enjoy throughout the year, but they’re especially charming when it is a winter wonderland outside. Walking is a healthy outdoor activity that is a great option no matter your physical fitness level. Take a romantic stroll, a family walk with your fur-baby, or catch up with a friend and leisurely amble along one of Vaughan’s beautiful trails.

Skate Outdoors

If it’s a classic Canadian activity that you’re looking forward to, make sure to save this link when you want to lace up your skates! Nothing beats a picturesque skate through a beautiful outdoor setting, and Vaughan has a few unique options to choose from. Whether it’s at a local community centre or enjoying the outdoor skating trail at Sports Village beneath twinkling lights, you have your pick of spots to lace up at for an outdoor skating experience.

Kids Putting on their Skates in Vaughan

Play in the Snow

Do you want to build a snowman? This is something that you can easily do in your own backyard or a nearby park. Gather up some supplies (don’t forget the carrot for the nose), bundle up and have a contest with your family to see who can build the cutest snowman.

Don’t forget to check out your local hill for tobogganing while you’re out there with your snow pants on! Bring the sled along with you and make it a full afternoon of snow-filled adventures.

One of the best parts about winter in Vaughan is having so many options to choose from when it comes to getting outside and having fun. There are activities for all skill levels, from a casual stroll to enjoy the snowy scenery to perfecting your downhill skiing.

Woman Blowing Snow at Camera

Stay to Play Longer

Vaughan is a great one-day trip, but it’s an even better weekend getaway! With so much fun in store and places to explore, 24 hours simply isn’t enough. Find your perfect stay now.


As you explore all that Vaughan has to offer, don’t forget to tag us at #VisitVaughan and follow us on Instagram at @visitvaughan!

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