There are only a few more days left of winter and that means it’s time to accomplish those last-minute activities you may have slipped by this winter. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of fun-filled activities, spots to try, and winter-themed treats only feel right to do during this chilly season.

Skating, tobogganing, après ski weekends, spa days, and more! Toronto is filled with a lot of exciting things to do before spring comes around and brings all the rainy days ahead.

Without further ado, here are 12 things you have to do in Toronto before winter ends:

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Distillery District – Après Ski Weekends

Ditch the skis and join Toronto’s Distillery District for some fun Après Ski activities.

Warm up by the fire pits, sip on some hot chocolate (or alcoholic beverages), and munch on delicious treats.

These fun-filled festivities run every weekend until March 21st. Space is a little limited so just know that it is first come, first served and weather permitting.

When: Saturdays and Sundays until March 19th, 12 PM to 6 PM
Where: 55 Mill Street

Warm up with hot chocolate

If you love a snowy night in with a crackling fire, you might be a winter person. And it might be safe to say you probably like hot chocolate, too. Are we right? Of course we are.

Even if you’re still shedding tears over colder weather, you could be shedding them into a nice cup of the best hot chocolate in Toronto.

Where: See Toronto’s best spots for hot chocolate

Chase frozen waterfalls

Ontario is a province full of waterfalls and you may not know just how majestic they are in the wintertime. Tiffany Falls Conservation Area is a stunning place to visit in the colder months as the cascading water transforms into giant icicles.

The second-highest waterfall in Ontario, Kakabeka Falls, is equally as breathtaking when it freezes over at a soaring 40 m above the ground.

The most amazing phenomenon is known as the “melting falls,” when melting snow and ice trickle over the rock face and freeze over in a giant cascading mass of shimmering icicles.

Pamper yourself at a spa

We could all use a little extra R&R these days, especially during the wintertime. There’s no better way to treat yourself than with a day (or a whole weekend) at the spa.

Enjoy relaxing massages, facial treatments, manicures, and more as you indulge in the luxury of one of the best spas in the city.

Where: See Toronto’s best spas

Rent an outdoor fire pit

You don’t have to trek to a cottage or campsite to bask in the glow of an open fire under a starry night sky. In fact, you don’t even have to leave downtown Toronto.

Ontario Place has fire pits you can book for an outdoorsy evening with your favourite people. You can invite up to 24 guests to hang at the fire pit with you during your reserved time slot.

When: Daily from 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Where: See locations


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Hit up Toronto’s year-round rooftop bars

There’s something so special about sharing a drink with friends surrounded by the glow of twinkling city lights.

Whether you’re in the mood for a party vibe, a casual pub, or a sophisticated night on the town, you’re bound to find exactly what you’re looking for at these all-season rooftop bars in Toronto and with stunning views to boot.

WhereSee Toronto’s best rooftop bars

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view! An exhibit called Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is opening in Toronto this winter and it’s every bit as magical as it sounds.

The experience is described as “an innovative celebration that takes you inside the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today.”

When: Until March 19th, 2023
Where: Lighthouse Immersive Inc, 1 Yonge Street

Warm and cozy coffee dates

One of the best ways to stay warm this winter is with a hot cup of coffee at a cozy cafe. And these Toronto coffee shops give off homey vibes like no other.

Snug, comfortable, welcoming, and pleasant – Toronto’s coziest coffee shops capture it all from their interior design down to their hot drinks and treats.

Where: See Toronto’s coziest coffee shops

Go on a tabogganing adventure

When snow hits Toronto, we hit the hills — tobogganing hills, that is. We’ve got many days of snow to look forward to this winter and there’s no better way to take advantage than with an afternoon outdoors.

Get active and enjoy the winter fun at tobogganing hills around the city. There’s even a brand new one to check out this year!

Where: See Toronto’s best tabogganing hills

Skate at Toronto’s outdoor rinks

The season of outdoor skating has begun! When it comes to outdoor skating rinks, Toronto has no shortage of fantastic options.

From ice trails through the city to DJ skate nights in the heart of downtown, these rinks will make you want to lace up your skates all season long.

Where: See Toronto’s best outdoor rinks


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Winter Stations

Winter Stations is making a comeback this February. This single-state international design competition takes place every year, and contestants must incorporate the Kew and Woodbine beach lifeguard towers into their installations in creative ways.

The winners get to bring their designs to life and showcase them along the beaches for several weeks in the winter and spring.

Winter Stations will be taking place at multiple locations this year and instead of staying in one place, some installations will be relocated to give more residents a chance to visit.

When: February 20th to April 3rd, 2023
Where: Woodbine Beach and 1381 Lakeshore Road East (Mississauga)

Go on a brisk winter walk

This city is full of peaceful nature trails that are enjoyed by locals all year round, even in the colder months.

We Ontarians aren’t deterred by a little wind chill — just throw on a few extra layers, grab a thermos full of hot chocolate, and you’re good to go.

WhereSee the best winter trails in Toronto