Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, Canada, is a vibrant destination full of tourist attractions, opportunities for exciting activities, and engaging festivals. Quite unsurprisingly, it has amazed travellers for years. The city turns all the more exciting during winters. With plenty of snow, strong breezes, and temperatures getting as low as -20°C, Toronto sure does offers a world of winter fun. Read on!
Visit a Winter Farmers’ Market
The Winter Farmers’ Market is the place to stock up on fresh produce! The vendors here are among the best sources not just for ingredients, but also recipes, methods, and inspiration. The bustling marketplaces allow tourists to check out the regular way of life of natives. Most winter markets are held completely indoors with walls and a roof to keep things better organized.
Go for Midnight Skating at Harbourfront
Late night skating at the Harbourfront can be a chilly affair! Nevertheless, the sight of the black lake to the south of the rink is well worth the additional layer of clothing. The late night lighting conditions are apt, encouraging people to try the sport safely. The Natrel Rink is a hot favourite amongst locals. It also has a heated indoor changing room with lockers and washrooms.
See Magnificent Ice Sculptures at Bloor-Yorkville Icefest
Building a sculpture out of ice is no child’s play but you end up seeing loads of them at the theme-based Bloor-Yorkville Icefest. In this event, a number of skilled artists create crystal-like statues for votes! As expected, the one who gets the maximum wins! Last year’s Bloor-Yorkville Icefest took place in the month of February. It was quite successful and won the hearts of the participants and spectators.
Enjoy Tropical Haze at Ripley’s Aquarium
The Ripley’s Aquarium presents several aquatic exhibits including a walk-through tank. It has sea and freshwater habitats from across the world. The aquatic creatures here include sand tiger shark, roughtail stingray, clownfish, horseshoe crab, electric eel, and lined seahorse among others. The peak hours of Ripley’s Aquarium are from 10 AM to 4 PM on weekends and 11 AM to 2 PM on weekdays.
Turn into a Foodie at Winterlicious
You will have unforgettable times at Winterlicious. It’s a wonderful opportunity to relish delectable cuisines at over 200 restaurants and be a part of terrific culinary events. Some of the restaurants that are part of Winterlicious include 7 Numbers, 259 Host, Aioli Bistro, Annona, and Bangkok Garden. This year, Winterlicious is scheduled from 27th January to 9th February. Reservations are open from 12th January.