Winter is wonderful in Guelph!

Whether you're hiking through snow tipped trees, skating while soft flakes fall from the sky, or snuggling-up cozy and warm inside your apartment, winter can be a magical time of year in this great city!

We want to help you get the most out of the season with ways you can enjoy winter in Guelph.

Winter is an underappreciated season when it comes to exploring local nature trails and biking paths! Enjoy the scenery by navigating the many nature trails at The Arboretum while you take in a brisk hike or leisurely walk. Biking in the winter can be just as fun, just make sure to plan for all weather and conditions. The city has many trails that are perfect for cyclists and if your bike isn't winter ready, head over to local bike dealership Speed River for some thick tires to help you safely ride the terrain.

Once the snow arrives, it's time to take the family tobogganing! This city is full of great sledding hills, but our favourites include Moe Hill on Municipal Street, Hanlon Creek Park on Kortright Road West, and Peter Misersky Park off Auden Road. For the best skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, Glen Eden Conservation Area in Milton or Chicopee Ski Resort & Tube Park in Kitchener are all just a short drive away.

When the temperatures really dip, ice skating is a wonderful way to stay active and get the whole family or friends group involved! Skate outdoors at Market Square or at one of the many great community outdoor rinks throughout the city. If the outside cold is too much for you, the city of Guelph has several arenas with public indoor skating. When it's time to head home, stop by Eric the Baker and warm up with the best hot chocolate in the city!

What is Winter without a little Holiday cheer? The city of Guelph is full of fun Holiday events for children, adults, and families! If you missed the Guelph Santa Claus Parade, head to Hespeler Village in Cambridge on December 2nd for their Santa Claus Parade at noon.