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Explore the great outdoors in Uxbridge, the Trail Capital of Canada

It won’t be long before we’re living in a winter wonderland, making right now the perfect time to enjoy the last little bit of the beautiful fall scenery. A great place to go on an outdoor adventure in Durham Region is the Township of Uxbridge, which is known as the Trail Capital of Canada.

With over 220 kilometers of trails spanning 8,000 acres of green space, the options for Uxbridge trails are endless! Other notable trail systems and conservation areas located in the Township include the Trans Canada Trail, Oak Ridges Trail, Durham Regional Forest and East Duffins Headwaters.

Check out the Durham Trails Guide to start planning your route for a fall jog, hike or bike ride. After you’ve finished exploring, stop by one of the local restaurants for a delicious meal to satisfy your appetite and warm you back up. You can find a great spot to grab a bite to eat by searching our Tourism Directory.

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Explore and play this holiday in Durham Region

With the autumn leaves almost fallen, and the Halloween costumes stored away for another year, it’s time to begin savouring the holiday season in Durham Region! Take the whole family out to one of the many local Santa Claus Parades and tree lighting ceremonies, or tour some beautiful Christmas homes to warm your holiday spirit. This is also the perfect chance to attend any one of the many exciting tournaments being held throughout the region, including the National Grand Slam of Curling, the World Junior A Hockey Challenge, the Gloria Rints Memorial International Silver Sticks Tournament and the Eric Lindros Celebrity Hockey Classic. Read more to find out what’s going on in your community this holiday season, or visit our events calendar for more details.



The Rotary Club of Uxbridge is bringing back the Uxbridge Christmas Home Tour on Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Uxbridge Rotary Christmas Home Tour is a self-guided tour of seven pre-selected urban and rural homes that have been professionally decorated for the holiday season. The tour homes, sponsored by local merchants and realtors, just may inspire some new ideas for transforming your own home this holiday season!

For information on the tour, please visit www.uxbridgechristmashometour.ca.



Whitby will play co-host to Hockey Canada’s 10th annual World Junior A Challenge from Dec. 13 to 19, 2015. This is the first time the tournament will be held in Ontario. Two Canadian teams–East and West–and four international teams will compete for a gold medal.

Whitby games will be held at Iroquois Park Sports Centre, home of the Ontario Junior Hockey A League’s Whitby Fury.

Purchase $99 or $125 ticket packages from Hockey Canada and take advantage of this exciting opportunity to experience a world class international junior hockey event right here at home. A perfect early Christmas gift for yourself, friends and family!



Calling all curling enthusiasts! There is still time to purchase tickets for the National Grand Slam of Curling, taking place from Nov. 10 to 15 at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa. The third stop in the 2015 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series features both the top 15 men’s and women’s curling teams from around the world, and is sure to provide curling enthusiasts with exciting world-class play.

Buy your Grand Slam of Curling single draw tickets online  here, or head to the GM Centre box office to purchase full, weekend, or flex packages.



The Eric Lindros Celebrity Hockey Classic, a fundraising tournament, returns to Whitby for the fourth time on Nov. 6. Registered teams will attend a VIP Draft Party on Nov. 5, and on Nov. 6 these hockey enthusiasts play NHL greats at Iroquois Park Sports Centre in a three-game tournament, followed by an exciting All-Star game for top fundraisers.

The Gloria Rints Memorial International Silver Sticks also returns to Whitby’s Iroquois Park Sports Centre from Nov. 26 to 29. Come out and cheer on AAA Minor Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams as well as AA Minor Atom and Pee Wee teams!



Ajax Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 28, starting at 6 p.m.

Beaverton Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 21, starting at 1:30 p.m.

Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 14, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Cannington Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 28, starting at 11 a.m.

Newcastle Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 15, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Orono Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 21, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Oshawa Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 21, starting at 6 p.m.

Pickering Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 28, starting at 10 a.m.

Port Perry Santa Claus Parade
Dec. 5, starting at 5 p.m.

T.H.E.E Farmers Parade
Dec. 2, starting at 6 p.m.

Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 21, starting at 11 a.m.

Whitby Santa Claus Parade
Dec. 5, starting at 10 a.m.

Courtice Santa Claus Parade
Dec. 6, starting at noon

Sunderland Santa Claus Parade
Dec. 12, starting at 6:30 p.m.



The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170 and the Township of Uxbridge are pleased to announce the Honour our Veterans Banner Program.

The Banner Project will be an ongoing legacy project that will pay tribute to our local veterans, deceased veterans and active service members through the display of veteran tribute banners on lamp posts in Uxbridge between Oct. 1 and Nov. 12 of each year.

The first installation of banners is already in place, with a total of 40 banners being installed in the project’s inaugural year.



The Station Gallery in Whitby will be holding their 26th annual Holiday House Tour on Nov. 14, with proceeds directly supporting the enhancement of the gallery’s exhibitions and educational programming for artists of all ages.

The Holiday House Tour will grant ticket holders VIP access to tour through some of Durham Region’s most unique and well-designed historic and contemporary homes, showcasing beautiful holiday decoration.

Tickets are available at www.whitbystationgallery.com or by phone at 905-668-4185.