Although the holiday season is over, many are looking ahead to the next mid-winter break! Family Day is on Monday, February 18th, however, the weekend before is also shaping up to be a great experience for families of all ages. If you're lucky enough to be in the Niagara Region for the Family Day weekend, we've made a list of 5 ways to enjoy the nature of the Niagara Region with your loved ones.
With temperatures dipping well below 0° Celsius in the Niagara Region this February, we're pretty used to dealing with ice. Although this can sometimes be a bit of a frustration, the layer of ice and snow on the surrounding scenery can create some incredible frozen sights at Journey Behind the Falls. This is definitely something to check out with your family so you can see Horseshoe Falls in all its icy glory.
Have some fun with your family at the Welland Community Wellness Complex for their Family Fun Day! This is a free family-friendly event where attendees are simply encouraged to make donations of non-perishable food items. Spend your day enjoying the weather and skating before grabbing a Canal Bistro Lunch Box for $4 and heading inside to warm up with some indoor activities as well.
Breathe the fresh air and take in the sounds and scenery that we're so lucky to be surrounded by in Niagara Region. Whether you choose to try out Niagara Glen (one of the more physical hiking options, with elevation changes of 200+ feet) or travel the endless paths of the main Bruce Trail (accessible all across the region) you're sure to have a great time taking in all the natural beauty. We highly recommend going for a chilly morning walk in the woods in order to make your afternoon by the fire even more comfortable.
Family Day is Heartland's annual Winterfest. This is another indoor/outdoor event that not only gets you out in nature but also gives you an option to warm up for a bit before heading back out. There will be free learning stations and puppet shows as well as outdoorsy training events where you join Fae Nature's fairy friends for bushcraft, woodturning & woodcarving, demonstrations, nature clubs, astronomy displays and a visit from Safari Niagara with their animal friends!
The hilly terrain of the Niagara Region perfectly suits extreme and gentle tobogganing alike! In fact, there are so many excellent sledding spots around our numerous parks that it can be very easy to find a spot to go out with the family no matter where you are. However, it is widely held that Firemens Park is the best spot to find so many perfect tobogganing hills all in one area.
The Niagara Region transforms into a winter wonderland during these cold seasons, making it the perfect place to explore and enjoy the natural beauty. Whether you decide to go out on Monday or the weekend before, you're sure to find lots of family-friendly activities! Be sure to follow Marlin Spring's blog series for more information about what's going on around the region.