5 Best outdoor winter activities outside Mississauga


Now that February is wrapping up, winter is officially coming to an end. If you had planned to do some fun, winter activities, but haven't gotten around to them yet, there's still time.

These are the 5 best outdoor winter activities outside Mississauga.

5: Dogsledding

Located in Haliburton Ontario, Winterdance offers several different dogsledding packages including half- and full-day trips as well as moonlight tours.

The sleds are five-foot wooden basket style with cushions, and they're pulled by purebred Siberian Huskies.

Children two to 16 are welcome, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Additionally, other outdoor activities are available including snowshoeing, outdoor cooked lunches, sleigh rides, and others.

Photo courtesy of Winterdance's website

4: Ice Climbing

Those looking for a rush can try their hand at ice climbing. Located at Victoria Park in Elora Ontario, ONE AXE Pursuits offers 60-foot ice climbing trails that are specifically designed for beginners.

Courses are available for groups of two to 10 people, but larger groups can be accommodated as long as they give sufficient notice.

The courses include instruction from specially trained instructors; all necessary equipment, and lessons on how to use it; as well as food and drinks.

Photo courtesy of ONE AXE Pursuits' website

3: Snow Valley

Snow Valley, located in Barrie, has plenty of snow activities for the whole family to enjoy. You can hit the slopes and dust off those skis or snowboard, or, if you aren't a skier or snowboarder, you can go tubing instead.

Additionally, private and group lessons are available for those who have never skied or snowboarded before (as well as for people who might be a little rusty).

Photo courtesy of Snow Valley's website

2: Helicopter Tour of Niagara Falls

While the view of Niagara Falls is a breathtaking sight to take it, it's can be even more stunning from hundreds of feet in the air.

Niagara Helicopters offers tours that take you soaring above the falls and provides spectacular tours of the natural and man-made wonders.

The tours also provide a headset with commentary to go along with the view, and there are picnic facilities, a snack bar, and gift shop for film and quality souvenirs.

Photo courtesy of Niagara Helicopter's website

1: Ontario Place's Winter Light Exhibition

Located at Ontario Place on the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto, the Winter Light Exhibition provides some stunning light exhibits and displays.

There are also community bonfires, paint classes, and snacks available at the snack shop on weekends.

Best of all, attendance is free!

Photo and cover photo courtesy of Ontario Place's Twitter

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