Cold wind, slushy streets and falling snow aren’t everyone’s ‘cup of tea’. We don’t want you to get the winter blues this season, so we gathered a list of five fun activities to get you out of the house and enjoying yourself this chilly season.
What is more festive than the effortlessly gliding over ice (or the much less elegant falling on your butt)? You can grab your skates and show off your skating talent at Brockville’s very own Rotary Park Rink. For only $2.50 per person, you can enjoy some fancy figure skating, full-on hockey game or sit on the sidelines and watch the skaters dance (or fall) all over the ice.
For those who enjoy the festive season, we have found the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the holidays. Enjoy one or more of the amazing holiday-themed shows including “The Nutcracker”, “Elvis; A Christmas Special” and the Four Season Dance Academy’s Winter Showcase. The talent will leave you feeling full to the brim with awe and amazement, and the beautiful and recently renovated centre itself will whisk you away from the moment you step inside.
Make your way over to Brockville’s very own Aquatarium, the one and only massive aquarium and discovery centre in South Eastern Ontario. With interactive exhibits and activities for adults and children alike including a challenging ropes course, you can view displays of ships used on the St. Lawrence River, see local fish and meet some friendly otters!
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Sometimes the most unique experiences are when you do something unexpected. We recommend trying one of these incredible hiking trails in Brockville during the winter months to create some special memories:
With six kilometers of path to explore, follow the stunning Brockville waterfront through Canada’s oldest railway tunnel and Blockhouse Island, then continue through picturesque parks as you explore what might be the most beautiful winter tundra.
Located slightly North of Brockville, Mac Johnson Wildlife Area offers a plethora of natural views for you to enjoy as you hike. Explore the wetland, field and forest, try out cross country skiing through 11 kilometers of wilderness or take a break and throw on some skates at their skating rink pond and bonfire pit.
Whether your passion lies in motorized sports or exploring on foot, you can be sure to enjoy a day spend at Limerick Forest. This trail network offers 30 kilometers of snowmobile trails, as well as non-motorized trails for biking, cross country skiing and bird watching!
Strap on your skis and grab some snacks when you set out for a cross-country skiing adventure at the Triangle Cross Country Ski Club. With trails surrounded by forest created for all levels of skiers, you can rest assured that you will have a blast! Don’t own the right equipment? Not to worry – rentals and lessons are also available through local experts!
If cross-country skiing is not your thing, check out some other options such as ‘fat biking’ (a special type of bike that allows you to ride on snow), or snowshoe through the stunning trail surrounded by the awe-inspiring views of local lakes and creeks.