Group of people celebrating with sparklers

The weather is getting chilly here in the Durham Region. All of a sudden, it seems like the sun sets too early and the days seem to fly by! Plus, there’s always that holiday gift rush. So it’s no wonder that many people like to stay in and enjoy some time with their friends and family.

However, for those who want to get out and about (perhaps those who really love the wintertime!), there are an abundance of events for all ages, and at all price points, here in the Durham Region. Here’s our list for some of the must-try winter events—for those who like to put relaxing in front of the fire on hold for a bit!

WILD Winter Festival Of Lights

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Concession Road 10, Clarington

Okay, maybe the cold is a little too much…

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Jack-o-lanterns on wooden table with tea lights

Halloween is just around the corner—and there’s much to do in and around the Durham Region to celebrate the spookiest night of the year. From ghost walks to pumpkin carving, there’s something for everyone in the days leading up to Halloween.

For those seeking thrills and chills, and for those searching for something a little less scary, here are our picks for the top 5 Halloween events in Durham in 2022. 

Pumpkin Carving Contest: St. Paul’s United Church

St. Paul’s United Church, located at 178 Church Street in Bowmanville, hosts a multitude of family-friendly events. This year, they’re hosting a pumpkin carving contest—and all ages are welcome! Show your artistic side and create the spookiest pumpkin in all of Durham Region! 

Pumpkins and…

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Friends enjoying food at an evening food truck

Craving some delicious eats while on-the-go? Searching for something to satisfy your hunger at the speed of light? Food trucks are a great way to try something delicious while also supporting local businesses.

There are numerous food trucks zipping around the Durham Region. We’re here to give you the scoop on the ones (or entire locations!) that you don’t want to miss. 

Batoota’s Food Truck: 381 Taunton Road East, Oshawa

This one is a bit underrated! Oshawa residents love this food truck in particular for its excellent service and great food! 

Batoota’s encompasses a wide variety of menu options, from Dutch to Egyptian—and even Caesar salads. But no matter what you order, it’s guaranteed to be delicious. Their crowd favourites include the…

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People enjoying a live concert and cheering

Summer is here is full force and everyone is always looking for new and exciting events and things to do as the weather is at its peak. 

The Durham Region is brimming with endless opportunities for summer fun from art and entertainment to outdoor events for nature lovers, as well as events for those museum and gallery lovers. 

We’ve come up with a list of some of the most looked forward to summer festivals and events in the Durham Region, which will be a great chance to visit with friends and family. 

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend 

July 2 - July 3 

Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide event that has happened on three other weekends so far in the year. 

This event allows for residents to fish the beautiful waters of…

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Daughter giving father a present

Father’s Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate your dad than to find some great Father’s Day activities for you to do together or as a family? 

The great thing is having all the Durham Region to your disposal. From Port Perry to Whitby, Guelph to all of Lake Ontario, you have endless opportunities to make this Father’s Day an incredible one. 

These activities are made up of some of the most exciting outdoor things you could think of, after all, it is summer, and a great opportunity to get dad into something more lively. 

We’ll be covering just a few of the countless things you could do this Father’s Day in the Durham Region, so stick around and see what dad will love the most. 

Sailing On The Open Waters

Chances are your…

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4 people hiking on a mountain

The weather is finally getting warmer and you’re looking for some exciting summer activities to do with friends or family, or even on your own. 

Everyone loves the beach, or tanning on a nice boat, or even kayaking on the beautiful lakes that Ontario has to offer, especially cottage country including Muskoka and Haliburton. 

But how about an amazing summer activity that’s also great for you physically, offers breathtaking views, and is one of the most rewarding year-round activities one can do?

That’s right - hiking is a beloved summer activity not just around Ontario, but all of Canada has to offer some of the most beautiful sights on simple or challenging trails that are more than invigorating. 

We’ve come up with just 5 of the many…

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Girl with a dog in a dog-friendly park in the Durham Region of Ontario

If you’re living in the Durham Region then you know that there are plenty of green spaces for you to enjoy on a sunny day out from conservation areas to parks, to open fields, and much more. 

However, just because there are open green spaces doesn’t mean they’re necessarily dog-friendly or a place you can safely let your dog out off of the leash. 

While this is the case, there are plenty of beautiful parks and areas all over Durham, specifically designed to make both you and your pup’s lives easier with dog-friendly designated spaces that are enclosed so they can run around freely. 

Today we’ll be naming just a few dog-friendly parks in Durham to get you started so you can plan a nice day out with your dog no matter where you live. 

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Stunning sunrise over the sparkling waters in Pickering, Ontario

Imagine a picturesque town sitting along the northern shore of sparkling Ontario. Pickering is the definition of small town feel with stunning scenery and a tight knit community close enough to a big urban hub that has everything and more you need. 

This Southern Ontario town in the Durham Region will make you want to pack up and move to its idyllic location in a moment’s notice - wait until you see the homes.

Small Town With a Lot of Heart

The accessibility to nearby major freeways and only being a thirty minute drive to the big city bustle of Toronto makes for a dream location few could ask for more out of in this dreamy town perfect for settling down in.

That doesn’t even begin to speak for all of the unbelievable real estate Pickering…

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A couple receives a massage at a spa together

From luxury homes to upscale dining - the Durham Region truly has it all. While the luxury real estate in Durham may exceed your expectations, the Durham Region truly embodies luxury living in a variety of activities guaranteed to impress. 

Today we’ll just be listing some of the many ways you can experience luxury living in the Durham Region.

Luxury Day Tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara Cruise

An incredible way to experience luxury living in the Durham Region is with the one of a kind experience only the wonder of Niagara Fall can offer. With a 10 hour day tour and cruise seasonally available from May to October, you’re in for an unforgettable experience to last a lifetime.

You’ll stop by the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, famous…

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girl sliding down a ski run on a snow tube

When the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, the Durham Region turns into a winter wonderland with plenty of outdoor adventures on offer. And if you don’t feel like braving the cold, there are tons of fun things to do inside where it’s toasty warm as well! 

Whether you want to commune with nature on peaceful snow-covered trails, get the adrenaline pumping on a snow tubing ride, or practice your axe-throwing skills, these are the best things to do during the winter in Ontario’s Durham Region.

Slide and Spin Down a Mountain on a Snow Tube

There’s more than one way to get down a mountain in the Durham Region. Skiing and snowboarding are fun, but nothing beats the thrill of flying down a slippery slope on a cushioned snow tube. Take a…

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