Best Outdoor Winter Activities Near Angus

Angus is a quaint community surrounded by beautiful parks and trails. With Barrie a short drive away, you’ll have access not only to this incredible natural landscape, but to many additional recreational amenities the entire family can enjoy.

Here are a few of our favourite winter activities in, or near, Angus.

  1. Skiing, Sliding, Boarding

    Located only 18 minutes away, Snow Valley Resort is a popular spot where you and the family can spend the day skiing, snowboarding, or tubing. Named the “Best Ontario Hill for kids”, Snow Valley has runs for all skill levels. Your furry friends are also welcomes to trek through the winding 17km of trails on site.

    After a full day, warm up at the bonfire with some hot beverages and tasty treats at Snow-Nut Hut. Check out their website to see the different packages available for your visit.

  2. Winter Walking Trail

    The Pine River Trail and Bruce Trail are located right in the township of Angus and have a reputation as wonderful winter trails. Each loop is 6.9 km around with a moderate difficulty rating, making it the perfect area whether you’re new to snowshoeing or seasoned pro.

  3. Drinks in an Igloo

    Get the full Canadian winter experience sipping on hot chocolate bundled in an igloo. Friday Harbour in Innisfil—roughly 30 minutes away from Angus—is a luxury resort whose igloo huts surrounding the patio have become their own attraction.

    Escape to Friday Harbour for a day and get the full winter experience, exploring through the Nature Preserve that surrounds 600 acres of the property. This lakeside resort provides visitors with endless fun and family-friendly winter activities, including skating and more.

  4. Winterfest

    In February and March, Barrie hosts Winterfest where you can check out the talented ice sculptors, partake in an ice sculpting challenge, and take historical tours around the community. This two-month seasonal event also features film screenings, storytelling programs, hot cocoa, and enchanted trails that keep you active and engaged.

    Feel the fresh winter air on your skin and make the most of the season before it’s over.

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