Do Winter the Right Way
While many people love to hygge it up or even escape to the tropics in winter, we dare you to fully embracing the snowy days, icy rinks, and cool temps.
The peace and serenity of the fresh fallen snow, your choice of outdoor activities, no bugs and fewer people to contend with means Bruce County is a perfect winter getaway destination.
With 12 unique towns and dozens of hamlets in between, a huge diversity of natural landscapes and a very long list of ways to have fun outdoors, you just have to come this way and be an explorer.
When the snow flies, head for a winter hike with rewarding views or ice skate on an outdoor skating loop beneath snow-frosted trees.
A fat bike is a bicycle with over-sized tires, which allows you to ride on soft, unstable terrain such as snow.
Rent a fat bike at Martin’s Bicycle Shop, located at 235 High Street in Southampton.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
With so many cross-country ski trails across Bruce County, you can choose your preferred length and level of difficulty. Even choose your scenic vista!
Afterwards, head into the nearest downtown and enjoy a hot lunch.
Download our Trails Map to see some of the best ski trails and how to access them.
Cozy Winter Retreats to Help You Hibernate in Style
After a long day of play, cozy up by the fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa, surrounded by those who matter most. These cozy boutique hotels and lodges are exactly what you need.
The Beach Motel in Southampton
Where’s the Fun on Family Day Weekend?
Discover one or all of our local parks and conservation areas with your crew on Family Day weekend.
Not sure where to go? Here’s some highlights to help you decide on your destination:
Stoney Island Conservation Area is located along the shores of Lake Huron, north of the town of Kincardine. Cross-country ski and snowshoe up to 6 km of trails an enjoy breathtaking views of the lake.
Discover nature at its finest. The white limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment melt into the blue clear water of Georgian Bay at Lion’s Head Provincial Park. Take the family on an adventurous hike, but be well prepared with snacks and water as this park is not serviced. Trails are rugged and be prepared to take your garbage with you. Don’t forget to stop in the town of Lion’s Head for a delicious lunch and more sightseeing.
Experience winter camping, ice skating, cross-country skiing and winter hiking on over 20 km of trails through this wooded and picturesque Provincial Park.
Visit a Sugar Bush
Seeing real maple syrup production is a truly Canadian experience. Treat yourself and the whole family to the sweet freshness of maple syrup. Many family-run maple syrup producers, who make small, craft batches of syrup, offer experiences for you and your family.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. Maple season runs from early March to mid to late April.