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Winter Family Festivities Tour

Come to the Niagara Greenbelt to embrace winter’s magic!


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General Information

Looking for family-oriented activities and events to do while visiting the Niagara Region this winter?  Then the Winter Family Festivities Tour is what you are need. This self-directed audio tour will take you and your family on an adventure throughout the Niagara Region and allows for family-fun during the chilling winter days!  The tour integrate the cultural, ecological and historical importance of the Niagara Greenbelt that are expressed through different festivals, events and activities which embrace the local culture and lifestyle. You will hear about how the season is a window of what the greenbelt has to offer, from outdoor activities that connect you to the natural environment to that seasonal foods that will satisfy your taste buds, and a cultural experience that brings winter to life.


Listed below are the points of interest part of the tour and when selected, a hyperlink will bring you to the corresponding webpage for more information.  Click on the audio clip to download and listen to the scripted review that includes key points of information, what things to do and see, and details directions on how to get from one point of interest to another.


"embrace the magic" Tour 

Points of Interest 

    Christmas in Pelham

    Forest Frolic Trails - Balls Falls Conservation Area

    WinterGreen Festival

    Gables Restaurant

    Grimsby's Outdoor Skating Rink



Right-click to download

complete Tour

(MP3 audio clip)

File Size - ... MB


Directions - Winter Tour


Directions & mapping Information

To personalise your trip, you can re-arrange the destinations on the google map below.  You can insert your starting destination, such as your accomodation location or a personal address, and you can also add your end destination or have your trip return you back to where you began.  The Points of Interest are listed above in the order that appears on the map.  By selecting the link under the map (view interactive map and turn-by-turn directions) you will be brought to the Google Map website, where you can then organize this tour to best fit your schedule.  You will need to save or print the new directions for your tour, and the directions audio tour will not be in sync with your new tour order. 


Further information

This web page was prepared by Kasey Pollard and Kyra Brennan in December 2009.





Google Paths

Below is the path with destinations along the way

View interactive map and turn-by-turn directions


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