The Best Winter Activities To Do This Season

Winter is a time of… sleeping in and watching endless holiday movies? Well yes. But it is also a time for fun and adventure. There are so many fun activities that you can take your friends or family on. In this post, we highlight our favorites.

#1 Snowmobiling
This is probably the most popular winter activity. Many places in northern Ontario offer snowmobile trails that you can explore. If you have a big yard we suggest tiring a sled to the back and take your kids on a fun ride

#2 Skiing and/or Snowboarding
Many places in Ontario offer mountains for skiing or snowboarding. If you’re just starting out you can sign up for lessons that quickly show you how to tackle the slopes

#3 Skating
Skating is the most romantic out of the three. Toronto alone has three major skating rinks. One in the downtown core, one under the highway bridge and the one on the west end near Humber College.

We know the thought of winter can be depressing, however, we hope to brighten your season with these fun activities.

How to Prepare for the Winter Season

There have been reports already that snow is expected to hit part of Ontario this month (what)?! But we knew this was coming – and we still have time to prepare.

#1 Stock up on firewood
If you live Northern Ontario chances are your home will have a wood stove. Now is the perfect time to stock up on firewood before all the trees become wet.

#2 Buy more blankets
Nobody has ever had too many blankets. As winter is soon approaching we suggest getting big blanks to wrap yourself in while you binge watch Netflix.

#3 Hot Chocolate (and lots of it)!
Have you ever lived through a winter season without hot chocolate? Probably not. There was always some available around the house.

#4 Store your summer belongings
If you live in Toronto or any big cities chances are you are living in a small overpriced condo with no storage. Outside the city is Hanover Storage – they will take care of all your needs.

The Best of November | Top 3 Things You Should Consider Doing

November is often unnoticed – it is the passing month from the transition of Halloween to Christmas. However, the month of November is filled with fun, adventure, pre-Christmas planning, and epic chilly nights out.

#1 Crunching Leaves
We all agree that one of the best feelings in fall is the crunch of the colorful ground. Also as a kid, we all remember making those comfy leaf beds.

#2 Black Friday
Don’t forget to plan this day ahead to secure your parking spot. Don’t forget online shopping.

#3 Bon Fires with Friends and Family
Nothing is better than a crisp November night sitting next to a Bonfire and roasting marshmallows.

 

 

So which one are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments – we’d love to hear from you.

Spooky Halloween Cookies You Must Make This Season

Halloween is just around the corner which means sugar (for both you and your children)! You’re probably already stocked up on chocolate bars for all your trick or treater; however, you must prepare with the best spooky Halloween cookies and treats. After spending an unhealthy amount of time researching the internet, we have gathered the best Halloween cookies recipes to make this season.

#1 Mummy Pops

These are perfect for your kids and for you!
Get the Recipe here

#2 Jack Skellington Oreo Pops

During this time of year, its a must to have a Jack Skellington theme treat.
Get the Recipe here

#3 White Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

This one is colourful, delicious, and easy to make!
Get the Recipe here

#4 Monster Cookie Eyes

Stay scary with these spooky eyes
Get the Recipe here

These cookies are the best for family gatherings, events or a (horror) movie snack.

Top 3 Places in Ontario to See Fall Colours

As mentioned in one of our previous blog posts – we think fall is one of the most beautiful seasons. During this time of year, places all over Canada begin to see the leaves change. With a focus on Ontario – we have selected our top 3 places to see these beautiful changes in nature.

#1) Niagara Parkway
This place is amazing! And while you’re in the area we recommend checking out Niagara Falls too.

#2) Agawa Canyon
This place is not as recognized as the others. Tucked away in the Great Lakes we recommend taking the train to see the place for all of its beauty

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#3) Bruce Trail
You may already know if this area for the popular summertime cliff diving in the Tobermory. This time of year we recommend to prepare for a beautiful sight with fewer people.

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