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    Winter Fun in London, Ontario

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    • Author Tourism London
    • Date December 6, 2023
    • Categories
      London Music Office, Music & Entertainment, Events, Family Fun, Hotels & Accommodations, Parks & Nature, Sports & Recreation, Things To Do
  • Celebrate winter! From outdoor to indoor fun, there is tons for you, your friends and family to explore this season in London, Ontario.

    Experience London's winter attractions and activities for yourself and better understand why they inspire such passion from locals to visitors alike.


    outdoor activities:

    Enjoy Outdoor Ice Skating

    Parent and child skating on the ice at Storybook Gardens
    Storybook Gardens • London, Ontario

    Lace up and have an ice day! Storybook Gardens has a 250-metre skate trail that loops around the play village, featuring a special photo opportunity with Humpty Dumpty! Hungry from all that skating? Enjoy the Beavertails concession that serves hot pastry tails, fries, poutine and hot beverages. Click here to learn more about the hours and fees.

    If you are looking for an ice rink closer to downtown, enjoy Victoria Park's free daily outdoor public skating throughout the winter season, weather permitting! Skate rentals are also available on a first come, first serve basis. Click here for more information!

    Starting in January, grab your skates and add your skating plans onto some shopping at the Covent Garden Market! Enjoy daily free public skating on their Rotary Square Skating Rink, weather permitting. Warm up from the cold with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate inside of the Market! Click here for market hours.


    Hike London's Winter Trails

    Empty trail on Thames Valley Parkway with snowy trees all around
    Thames Valley Parkway • London, Ontario

    London is known as the Forest City for good reason! Environmentally significant areas can be found throughout the city and there’s no better time to explore nature than on a cool winter’s day. Experience the beauty of snow draping the forest trees and look out for some winter wildlife! Find a hiking trail near you and explore!


    Try Skiing, Snowboarding or Tubing at Boler Mountain

    A young girl tubing at Boler Mountain in London, Ontario
    Boler Mountain • London, Ontario

    Experience an old London winter tradition at Boler Mountain! Dust off your equipment (or rent from the tech shop) and enjoy this state-of-the-art facility that is designed for an enhanced guest experience, with incredible views of the slopes! Try Boler Mountain's Tube Park - featuring 3 tube runs that are 10 stories high! Day tickets and prices are available here for skiing, snowboarding and tubing.

    Indoor Activities:

    Escape From an Escape Room

    Group of friends escape from an escape room at Escapology
    Escapology • London, Ontario

    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 throughout the city, you will find Ichabod's Escape and Escapology London. Will you accept the challenge and escape before time runs out?


    Get Social at Palasad Socialbowl

    Bowling lanes inside Palasad Socialbowl
    Palasad Socialbowl • London, Ontario

    Check out Palasad Socialbowl, London's only bowling bar with craft cocktails, local beer, live music and wicked scratch made food. Experience it all under one roof in a reinvented, slick and edgy atmosphere. Choose from one of two Palasad locations and enjoy bowling, billiards, ping pong, escape rooms, an arcade and board games.


    Explore The Factory or The Club House 100 Kellogg Lane

    A man ziplining up high indoors at the Factory in London, Ontario
    The Factory at 100 Kellogg Lane • London, Ontario

    Make your way down to 100 Kellogg Lane, where excitement and culture meet! Spend some time at The Factory, Canada's largest indoor family entertainment centre. From indoor ropes courses, zip-lines, a massive arcade and more, you certainly won't want to leave! In more of a sporty mood? Check out The Club House, featuring a state-of-the-art, indoor sport, dining and lounge experience!  


    Climb or Soar High Up 

    Woman rock climbs high at Junction Climbing Centre
    Junction Climbing Centre • London, Ontario

    Get active indoors this winter and visit Junction Climbing Centre! They offer a variety of programs ranging from introductory lessons, group team building events, kids' day camps, birthday parties and competitive training. Featuring about 80 routes and 50 boulder problems, it's the perfect spot to drop-in and climb up! Looking for something a little more... jumpy? Or perhaps you need to get the kids out of the house? Check out Funvilla, Play Away Indoor Park and Flying Squirrel!

    From outdoor to indoor fun, London, Ontario has plenty of exciting ways for you to get out and celebrate winter! Be sure to get out and #ExploreLdnOnt and tag @tourismlondon on social while you do for your chance to be featured on our channels!


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