Schools out, the snow has fallen and you’re sitting at home wondering what you should do during the holiday season. First thing that comes to mind: it has to be cheap. After all, you’ve spent all your money trying to buy people good gifts (even though they’ve probably returned them by now) So after much Googling as I like to call it, I came up with a list of things you can do right here in Toronto that will cost you little to no money.
1. If you’re ever downtown, you will notice Nathan Phillips square is decorated just like a movie set. Winter isn’t complete without skating at the outdoor rink under the beautifully lit backdrop. Harbourfront centre also has an outdoor rink. Both are free if you bring your own skates! BYOHC (bring your own hot chocolate!).
2. Toronto’s annual winter festival Wintercity offers a city-wide celebration of Toronto’s delicious culinary experiences, unique free entertainment and a showcase of Toronto’s arts scene.
3. The Toronto Zoo is open 365 days a year and has discounted tickets when visiting in groups.
There’s also so much that goes on around the world once the snow falls. Here’s a list of unique winter activities from across the globe.
Ski-jöring in Switzerland: This popular activity is when a skier is pulled by a horse, a sled dog, a motorbike or snow scooter.
Wok Racing in Germany & Austria: A sport developed by a German TV host modified Chinese woks are used to make timed runs down an Olympic bobsled tracks.
Snowshoeing in Mont Tremblant: Discover Mont-Tremblant along with some nature interpretation and native fire carrying techniques and chances to see deer! DEER!
Ice climbing in The Canadian Rockies: Climbers are roped, protected and climb icefalls, frozen waterfalls, cliffs and rock slabs covered with ice refrozen from previously flowing water.
Then again you can always just sit by the fireplace and eat lots and lots of marshmallows and smores, I consider that a winter activity!