Brampton to launch aggressive outdoor winter recreation progam


Published November 25, 2020 at 9:58 am

Winter Wonderland is coming to Brampton.

Mayor Patrick Brown announced today (Nov.25) that Brampton is embarking on an ambitious program to get people outdoors for exercise during the pandemic.

To be called Winter Wonderland, the program will see a variety of new settings for activities spread out across the city and provide opportunities for skating, cross-country skiing and walking.

“We’re trying to adapt to these new conditions,” said Brown. “We know that indoor recreation has been closed, but we also know that cardiac issues and obesity are problems in our community. We also know there are benefits to mental health that come with physical activities. So, we have been working on a program to have safe physical activity outdoors. We are going to bring out a slew of activities like the city has never seen before.”

The Winter Wonderland will see four new ice rinks (Valleybrook Park, Earnscliffe Park, Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, Flower City Recreation Centre), and, as mentioned, new cross-country , snowshoeing and walking trails.

Brown said all activities will be set up so that all pandemic safety measures are followed.

Winter Wonderland is expected to be running by December 18.

The City will release more details in the coming days.

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