And it just so happens that Toronto is a quick drive away from one of the most unique winter experiences that Canada has to offer.
Once January rolls around, waterfalls in Ontario generally begin to freeze over, which results in a majestic frozen gorge that’s perfect for ice climbing.
Ice climbing is ideal for those interested in strengthening their climbing skills, or for those looking for a fun winter workout.
According to the Hamilton Conservation Authority, the only downside is that the general public can’t just sign up and climb up the gorge.
But seeing the frozen waterfall in person and snapping shots of your heroic ice climbing friends makes a trip to Tiffany Falls definitely worth it.
For those interested in signing up for an ice climbing class with OneAxe Pursuits, the cost to enroll is $200 and includes all the required equipment including a helmet, harness, boots, crampons, and axes.
Classes take place in either Elora or Ancaster, depending on the weather. You can check the class schedule to see what location is offering classes next.
Those 13 and under can still participate, they just need to be accompanied by an adult.