To get you started on the many events and festivals that are happening during January, below are a few of the highlights:
January 13 to 15: Twenty Valley’s Winter WineFest in Niagara - Winter WineFest brings together great food, premium VQA wines, sparkling and Icewine served outdoors on the streets of pretty little Jordan Village.
January 13 to 29: Icewine Festival in Niagara - For three weekends in January the Niagara region will be celebrating Icewine. Make sure to get your tickets early!
January 21: Hoot and Howl with TRCA in Claremont - Enjoy a short presentation on owls and coyotes followed by a trip into the woods to hoot or howl at the owls and coyotes - maybe they will even respond!
January 21 to 22: Fire & Ice Winter Festival 2017 in Alton - Rediscover Canadian winter traditions and enjoy spectacular ice carvings, a super snow slide, skating on the millpond rink, maple syrup snow pops, delectable food & hot beverages, capped off with a spellbinding fire sculpture at dusk on Saturday.
January 21 to 22: Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village - Sample Icewine and culinary creations inspired by Icewine, while viewing ice sculptures and enjoying Niagara-on-the-Lakes Historic District.
January 28: 8th Annual Great Canadian PondSpiel in Orangeville - Watch curling competition live on natural ice, hot chocolate and cider will be avilable to keep the chill away.
January 29: Acton Winter Carnival - Featuring horse and carriage rides, ice skating, outdoor curling, ice sculpting, a chili cookoff and more!
February 2: Wiarton Willie Festival in Wiarton - Come and see the world’s only albino weather predicting groundhog!
Don’t forget to check out what your conservation authorities have to offer during winter. From hiking to ice skating and ice fishing, there are many activities to take part in.
– Andreea Nicoara