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Celebrate winter! From outdoor to indoor fun, here are some ideas for you, your friends, and family for this season in London, Ontario. Experience London’s winter attractions and activities for yourself to understand why it inspires such passion from locals and visitors alike.
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1958 Storybook Ln.
Lace up and have an ice day! This 250 metre long refrigerated trail winds its way through the front half of Storybook Gardens, right next to the miniature playhouses in Storybook Village. The trees and buildings are decorated for the holidays, hot chocolate and Beavertail pastries are available at the concession during your visit. Skate rentals are available. Click here to learn more about the hours and fees.
580 Clarence St.
Enjoy free daily outdoor public skating throughout the winter season, weather permitting! Skate rentals are also available. Click here for more information!
130 King St.
Grab your skates and make your way downtown to the Covent Garden Market rink! Enjoy daily free public skating, weather permitting. Warm up from the cold with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate inside of the Market! Click here for market hours.
Covent Garden Market
689 Griffith St.
Experience an old London winter tradition this year! This state of the art facility is designed to provide an enhanced year round guest experience including incredible views of the slopes and trails. Day tickets and prices are available here for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Learn More. Looking for another exciting winter activity? Try Boler Mountain's Tube Park - featuring 3 tube runs that are 10 stories high where you can achieve speeds up to 70km/hr!
It may not be a warm beach destination, but it will get your blood pumping! If puzzles and games are your thing, then you need to experience one of London’s many escape rooms. Located in the heart of downtown London, you will find Exodus London Escape Rooms, Mystery Escape Rooms, & Trapdoor London Escape Rooms. Will you accept the challenge and be able to escape before time runs out?!
Exodus London Escape Rooms
777 Adelaide St. N.
Located nearby to the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, Palasad Socialbowl is London’s only bowling bar with craft cocktails, local beer, live music and wicked scratch made food all under one roof in a reinvented slick, edgy atmosphere. One of two Palasad Limited locations, bowling, billiards, ping pong, escape rooms, arcade and free board games await your next adventure.
38 Adelaide St. N.
Take your frustration out on winter, one throw at a time. BATL - Backyard Axe Throwing League is the perfect way to settle that Christmas dinner argument through either a premium group booking (advance booking required) or through their informal axe throwing practice and instruction. Get your friends and family together, and earn those bragging rights!
BATL - Backyard Axe Throwing League
1030 Elias St.
If you need something a little less sharp but just as extreme, check out Junction Climbing Centre located beside Anderson Craft Ales. They offer a variety of programs, ranging from introductory lessons, group team building events, kids’ day camps, birthday parties, and competitive training. Junction Climbing has about 80 routes and 50 boulder problems, providing plenty of options for climbers of all abilities and backgrounds. Drop-in and climb up!
Junction Climbing Centre
900 King St.
Not in the mood to get physical? Work out your abs while staying seated with side-splitting comedy at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club, located at the Western Fair District. Featuring performances by the best Canadian comedians, as well as a pro-amateur open mic show on the last Saturday of every month. 19+.
Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club
Light rain (with a chance of 1–2 cm. of snow) until evening.
Foggy in the morning.
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Rain until morning, starting again in the evening.
Rain in the morning and afternoon.
Windy in the morning.