The Best Things to Do in Vaughan This Winter

A Dynamic Winter Destination with Lots to Do!

Whether you’re a fan of outdoor fun or would rather hit the shops than the slopes, Vaughan offers many exciting options to make your winter memorable. The city is a dynamic destination throughout the year, but there’s something truly magical about winter in Vaughan. From the best ways to get outside to staying cozy with scrumptious bites, here are the top five things for your winter bucket list in Vaughan:

Lace up Your Skates or Hit the Hills

If you’re looking for a quintessential Canadian winter experience, look no further than hitting the ice at one of the many spots across the city.

Enjoy a friendly hockey game, some light shinny or a leisurely skate with the kids with convenient drop-in activities and ice-skating options for all ages. You can strap on your skates at one of Vaughan’s indoor arenas, outdoor ice rinks or skating trails for a great way to get outside and enjoy the season. Glide on over to Skating in Vaughan for all the details.

If you prefer to hit the slopes, Uplands Golf and Ski Club has got you covered. Skiers and snowboarders of all ages have plenty of options for enjoying the fresh snow. For more ideas on what to do outdoors this winter in Vaughan, check out the best outdoor winter adventures in Vaughan.

Child Putting on Skates

Explore Snow-covered Trails

Vaughan’s trails are beautiful year-round, but a dusting of snow along the tree-lined paths adds a little extra sparkle to any winter outing. Put on your parka and embark on an outdoor adventure through picturesque landscapes this winter. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or something a little more strenuous, you’re sure to find some stunning snowy views to admire at Great Walks in Vaughan.

Cozy up with Some Comfort Food

What better way to spend a chilly winter day than indulging in warm and cozy comfort food? Vaughan’s diverse and delicious culinary scene does not disappoint. From traditional fare to innovative culinary creations, Vaughan’s restaurants and cafes offer options from all around the world for savouring the flavours of the season.

Warm up with some cafe au lait from Aroma Espresso Bar or one of the many places to have a cuddle in a cup. Indulge your sweet tooth over at Chocolada and be sure to check out the many options for sweet treats here. For the ultimate comfort food, cozy up with some stew from North Restaurant or find your favourite soup to warm up with.

Check out many more dining options and satisfy your cravings over at Dining in Vaughan. Don’t forget to snap some photos of your drool-worthy dining experiences and tag us @visitvaughan!

Bowls of Comfort Food

Enjoy Indoor Excitement

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s the perfect time to explore and enjoy some of Vaughan’s delightful indoor attractions. You can immerse yourself in Canadian art at the McMichael, get up close and personal with one of the world’s largest reptiles at Reptilia, or build your own city out of LEGO at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre!

If admiring the wintry landscape from the inside is more your style, check out some of the indoor attractions in Vaughan you can’t miss out on, or explore Things to Do in Vaughan.

Warm up with Some Shopping

You’re in luck if you’re in the mood to shop ‘til you drop! Vaughan’s countless shopping destinations offer an ideal escape from the cold. Are you happiest in a large shopping mall with lots of options? Vaughan Mills or the Promenade are perfect for you.

If strolling a charming street and checking out local shops is more your style, visit Kleinburg Village or one of the many boutiques listed here Shopping in Vaughan.

From unique boutiques in the city’s historic villages to the biggest name brands at one of the country’s largest shopping centres, Vaughan offers endless options for all types of shoppers.

Family Entering the Metro in Vaughan

Vaughan is a great place to visit any time of the year, but it’s especially magical during the winter. There’s no shortage of winter fun to enjoy with family, friends or a loved one – whether you want to bundle up and enjoy the outdoors, or stay warm and enjoy indoor amusements.

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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