With the winter season here in the city, it may be difficult figuring what to do for fun outside with friends. Fortunately, here are 5 very “Brampton” things to do in winter.

Ski at Chinguacousy Park

Chinguacousy Park offers skiing at its very own Mount Chinguacousy. Guests can also do snowboarding and tubing on the hill. You can get access to the ski chalet is at the corner of Central Park Drive and Bramalea Road, and you can rent equipment there, too. The hill is open from late December through March. (9050 Bramalea Road)

Toboggan at Major Oaks

Many people living in Brampton who have visited this park during the winter agree that it’s the top spot to go tobogganing. With its large snowy hills, it offers a lot of fun and excitement for everyone to enjoy. (on Williams Parkway just west of the 410)

Skate through Gage Park

Gage Park offers a large outdoor recreational skating trail for everyone to enjoy. The trail goes throughout the park giving a fun and unique experience. The rink is open from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and has an onsite skate and helmet rental from Thursday to Sunday. (45 Main Street South)

Take a winter hike in Claireville Conservation Area

If you ever want to go somewhere to walk and enjoy a nice winter hike, the Claireville Conservation Area is a nice place to go to enjoy the winter scenery. There are trails that wind through lots of forest land, making you feel really far away from the city even though you’re not. (8180 Highway 50)

Reminisce about the time Brampton Library had a skating rink out front

Does anyone still remember when there used to be a skating rink out front of the Brampton Civic Centre (where the Chinguacousy Branch library is housed)? It’s a shame that it had to be turned into a parking lot, but at least now we have a lot more places in the city to go skate now such as Chinguacousy Park, Gage Park, and Mount Pleasant’s very own outdoor skating rink.