Niagara Icewine Festival

WatervieW Condominiums, Grimsby, Ontario is located at the gateway to the Niagara Peninsula, one of the most action-packed areas for great activities for all ages, both in and outdoors. Winter is a great time in Canada as we tend to revel in wintertime fun, like few nations on earth. From winter skating, skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing fun to cold weather festivals and hearth-side pleasures; all can be had in this great area

Winter Sports

Are you an outdoor enthusiast and still want to get out of the house for quality exercise in the winter? There are tons of winter activities in the area that can ensure you do not become a winter couch potato.

Skating

The Grimsby Skating Club offers a great club to be a part of and is close to home at WatervieW. From kid’s lessons according to Skate Canada to adult skating and even full-service Figure Skating, this club has it all from the novice to expert skaters.

There is also an outdoor rink at the Peach King Centre home to an indoor rink as well. The outdoor rink has public and shinny hockey skating available from mid-December to March, weather permitting. If you just like to recreational skate, this outdoor rink is a great place, close by to enjoy winter time fun.

Skiing

The Glen Eden Ski Resort is less than an hour away and provides the area’s best option for downhill skiing near your new home in Grimsby. With a longest run at 549m, it provides opportunities for snowboarders, beginners, and advanced skiers to get into the winter fun spirit.

If you are looking for cross-country skiing there are on of opportunities in the region to enjoy. Of course the Bruce Trail is close by but in Hamilton, less than 30 minutes away is the start of the Hamilton and Niagara Peninsula Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing trails with a  total trail of over 300kms.

Tobogganing

You might want to avoid tobogganing in Hamilton as the city has banned it from most public parks and have instituted bylaw fines up to $5000. However, in most Ontario cities tobogganing is still a treasured Canadian past time. Just be sure to check your local regulations and instil safe practices such as wearing helmets and using proper toboggans preferably with brakes and steering mechanisms.

 

Winter Festivals

 The Niagara Icewine Festival is probably the largest winter festival in the area with wines from the 20 top local producers and food from the area’s top chefs. Find out why this festival is loved by locals and world wine lovers. With an indoor and outdoor portion to the festival you get the best of both worlds. The outdoor area includes an ice sculpture garden with lights that has been a fan-favourite for years.

A three day extravaganza that includes food, wine and amazing entertainment, it is one of Ontario’s premier winter festivals. Perched between the Niagara Entertainment zone, Hamilton and Toronto, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of Winter Festivals within an hour’s drive of WatervieW Condos in Toronto.