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8 Wondrous Winter Places In Toronto That Will Make You Forget You're In A City

The cold will never bother you with views like these.

You can step into your very own snowy wonderland by checking out these Toronto winter activities.

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From sparkling trees to glistening ice rinks, you'll forget you're in a city as you take in the frosty landscapes.

The waterfront is one of the prettiest places to spend your time during the colder months, and you can see it transformed by glowing installations and giant sculptures.

Put on your coziest jacket and check out some of these dazzling places before they melt away.

Bluffer's Park

Price: Free

Address: 1 Brimley Rd. S., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can gaze across a frozen landscape and white snowy cliffs at this serene winter spot. The park also has walks, lookouts and a beach you can visit all year.

Rouge National Urban Park

Price: Free

Address: 1749 Meadowvale Rd., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore sparkling marshes, snow-covered forests, wetlands and farmland while wandering along the park's hiking trails. You can even preview the trails on the park's website before you go.

Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Price: Free

Address: 3145 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can glide around a figure-eight ice trail located next to Toronto's Power House Recreation Centre. The park is also home to tons of plants, birds and trees, so you might encounter some wildlife while you skate.

Toronto Botanical Garden

Price: Free

Address: 777 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: While nice to visit all year, the Toronto Botanical Garden is especially magical once the snow falls. You can plan out your visit by viewing the garden's online map.

Crothers Woods

Price: Free

Address: 27 Redway Rd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Boasting 10 kilometres of natural trails, this wooded area will have you feeling like you stepped through a wardrobe into Narnia. The wintry escape also offers views of the city skyline.

Sugar Beach

Price: Free

Address: 11 Dockside Dr., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: While going to a beach may not sound like a typical winter activity, the snow-covered umbrellas and views of the frozen lake will make this trip worthwhile.

Winter Stations

Price: Free

When: TBA

Address: 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The annual event at Woodbine Beach turns the waterfront into an outdoor gallery filled with giant installations, and you'll feel as though you've been transported into a whole other world.

Kew Gardens

Price: Free

Address: 2075 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wander past towering trees and a snow-covered gazebo at this spacious winter wonderland. The park also offers scenic views of Lake Ontario.

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