Skate in the Forest, Toboggan, Snowshoe, Ski or Hike!

Halton & Hamilton welcome outdoor enthusiasts looking to shake off cabin fever and extra Christmas calories with fun ways to stay active this winter!

Hamilton Conservation Authority offers cross country skiing, winter hiking or snowshoeing over 140km of HCA trails.

NEW! Skate through the trees at Valens Lake’s new 425 meter long outdoor skating loop, located in the Cedar Loop of the campground. Similar to Muskoka’s Arrohead Provincial Park trail, it’s a picturesque experience through the forest and warm up by a fire. Contact Valens Lake at 905-525-2183 for times and ice conditions.

Explore the Dundas Valley’s 40 kilometres of trails, including the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail and the Main Loop trail, featuring the newly restored Hermitage Ruins. Christie Lake Conservation Area has 10 km of trails, on both sides of the reservoir and the wilderness area.  Valens Lake also offers 10 km of trails that feature a 300 metre boardwalk and observation tower.

The City of Burlington has designated six locations that are safe for tobogganing.

The Town of Oakville has partnered with Tim Hortons for a special festive treat: FREE public skating at select times and locations. Plus, we have more pay-as-you-go options than ever before! Want to know which drop-in programs are happening right now? Visit!

For a limited time, there are opportunities to try a variety of pre-registered programs as drop-in classes at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre.

Conservation Halton has upcoming events including Evening Snowshoeing Hikes, Moonlight Skiing/Hiking,  Owl Prowls and more.

No matter where you are there’s always an opportunity for photographing nature and whatever antics the kids get up to on the trails.

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