There are snowflakes dancing through the air and the end of your nose is numb with chill. It’s unmistakable: winter has arrived in Ontario. You could fight against the changing of the seasons and bundle up indoors with copious amounts of hot cider. Or, you could embrace the frozen atmosphere. We recommend you find a winter sport you enjoy and make the most of the snow-covered landscape in the Hamilton Halton Brant area. Snow bunnies of all kinds, from people seeking a serene escape to adventurers chasing their next thrill can find it all in our region.

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    Click Into Cross Country Skis

    You don’t have to be skilled at balancing your way down a steep slope to spend some time poised atop a set of skis. Cross country skiing means slowly drifting over packed snow at your own pace, stopping to smell the pinecones whenever you want. And at conservation areas such as Hilton Falls and the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail, there are more than 10 km of trails for you to explore. Just remember to bundle up and stretch before you begin—even if you move at a leisurely pace, you’ll still be getting a work out!

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    Take a Downhill Skiing Adventure

    If you’re ready to feel the whoosh of wind cutting past your face as you zip down a snow covered incline, rent some skis and grab a lift ticket. Glen Eden, Halton’s own ski slope, is an excellent place to excite your senses. Once you snap into your skis you’re ready to conquer trails on the Niagara Escarpment. Glen Eden offers lessons for newbie skiers, and snowboarders are also welcome to explore some of the runs.

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    Go Ice Climbing

    Just because the region’s cliffs are frozen over doesn’t mean the climbing season has expired. You can still hook into the side of the Niagara Escarpment, shimmying your way up the side of local crags. Once rushing water has taken its frozen form, climbing it means an adrenaline rush and new challenge. Ice climbing is not for the faint of heart or inexperienced. If you’re not a seasoned climber, sign up for a guided excursion and earn your stripes before you go it alone.

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    Practice Your Ice Skating Skills

    Strap on those skates and show everyone your best crossovers. At venues such as the Pier 8 Hamilton Waterfront Outdoor Rink and Harmony Square in Brantford, skaters of all skill levels can perfect their favourite tricks. Of course, if you’re just lucky to stay upright, no one will judge you.

The Hamilton Halton Brant region is a bevy of winter activities. Instead of hibernating until the first spring bloom, get out there and play!

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Now thru September 5

Fun Farmyard at Springridge Farm

Springridge Farm

7256 Bell School Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

$12 +HST weekends and holidays $9 +HST weekdays Admission to Fun Farm Yard is per...

Now thru November 6

Self-Guided Paddling the Grand River – Paris to Brantford

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Nov 9, 2021 and Nov 6, 2022

Now thru October 24

Weekend In Paris

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Apr 15, 2022 and Oct 24, 2022

Now thru August 16

Intro to Urban Gardening

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

6 to 9 p.m.

August 6 - 13

Plein Air in Watercolour

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

Saturdays, August 6 & 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Now thru October 31

Camping at Kelso

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X7

Additional campers are $10 / person

Now thru September 25

Fit in the Core

450 Nelson Ave, Burlington, ON L7S 1N3

August 14

Tricky Trees

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

9am - 12pm

Now thru November 30

Upper Nith River Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Nov 13, 2021 and Nov 30, 2022

Now thru July 3

Lake to Longhouse Tour

Conservation Halton

3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON L9T 2X3, Canada

11am - 3pm

Now thru November 30

Fly Casting Lessons

Fly Water Guiding

17 Alexander Avenue, Paris, ON N3L 2V6

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