SportChek Winter Treks are here!

What to expect

AVAILABLE TO USE NOVEMBER 19th - DECEMBER 18th. Start your day in a town that goes all out for the holidays and end it in a historic village from the 1800s. In between, sip on festive drinks, grab holiday snacks and explore wintery walks.

Trip Highlights

Shop for gifts in a historic mill from the 1800s

Grab a few specialty themed drinks and treats

Explore a short but picturesque winter boardwalk

Wander through a historic Christmas village from the early 1900's

Take in a glimmering light display to end the day

Suggested for
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Small Groups
Available to depart
This itinerary can be used any time of the year from Wednesday - Sunday. Festive inclusions are available from November 19th - December 18th 2022.

Itinerary

Stop 1

Start your festive adventure at one of the most charming towns in Ontario. Grab a festive beverage before heading over to a historic mill filled with artisan shops and decorated for the season. Drive time to your second stop is 15 minutes.

Decorations will be up starting November 18th.

Stop 2

We’ve included a special surprise for you while you stroll along one of two boardwalks. Head out on a short (but scenic) wintery walk after receiving a small festive souvenir.  Drive time to your third stop is 10 minutes.

Stop 3

It’s time to sip on a festive cocktail and grab a bite after your busy morning. If the weather is on your side, sit bundled up outside or choose to stay cozy in the taproom. Not up for a cocktail? We’ve recommended a great little market that sells local food items (perfect to check items off your gifting list) and holiday decor pieces. Drive time to your fourth stop is 15 minutes.

Stop 4

After exploring the fourth stop, we’ve included two optional Christmas adventures once it gets dark enough:

A Lantern-Lit Historic Village: Wander around a decorated historic village from the early 1900s. Sit by a bonfire, and drink some warm apple cider while you enjoy the unique lantern-lit ambience. Will be available December 2, 3, 9 & 10 and must be booked in advance.

Drive-Thru Christmas Lights: Drive through hundreds of light displays OR choose to enjoy them at a slower pace by walking around and relaxing by the outdoor fire afterwards. Will be available from November 18th. Must be booked in advance.

*Reservation instructions will be sent in your confirmation email.

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Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Bird Seed (optional)
Camera
Cash
Reusable shopping bags
Road Trip Snacks
Walking shoes
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Vegan

Frequently Asked Questions

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Included in your surprise road trip itinerary are fabulous extras to get you in the holiday spirit! If you’re feeling festive and want to follow these for the day, please check our recommended travel dates so all stops are open. If you head out on a different day, you will be able to combine these inclusions with our year-round itinerary to build the perfect adventure.

See the approximate total round-trip driving distances/times below. These are driving distances only and do not factor in time spent at stops.

• From Toronto: 3 hours and 12 minutes / 251 km

• From Brampton: 2 hours and 55 minutes / 256 km

• From Oshawa: 4 hours and 7 minutes / 354 km

• From Oakville: 2 hours and 41 minutes / 222 km

• From Hamilton: 2 hours and 5 minutes / 145 km

• From Kitchener: 1 hour and 38 minutes / 86.5 km

• From London: 2 hours and 50 minutes / 222 km

• From Niagara Falls: 3 hours and 27 minutes / 292 km

• From Barrie: 4 hours and 18 minutes / 385 km

This itinerary can be used any time of the year from Wednesday – Sunday. Festive inclusions are available from November 19th – December 18th 2022.

Unfortunately, this festive trip is best done without a furry friend.

We recommend bringing up to 2-5 people (or up to one car load).

Your festive inclusion at the fourth stop offers an option to pre-book a Christmas light show. This ranges from $15/person to $24.95/vehicle.

After booking your trip, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a few recommended accommodation options.