Great Ontario Outdoor Winter Adventures for the Whole Family
Ontario is spectacular in all seasons and winter offers a variety of activities for the entire family to get out, get active and have fun. This winter, why not plan a visit to:
- Arrowhead Provincial Park, in the heart of Muskoka. Enjoy 29 kilometres of track-set, cross-country ski trails and 12 kilometres of skate-skiing trails for beginners and experts. Visit the Park Pro Shop to rent both classic or skate skis and warm up with some hot chocolate.
- Voyageur Winter Carnival - Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay, Feb. 16-18. Catch a concert, watch dogsled races, try snowshoeing, enjoy sweets at the sugar shack or learn how to shoot a musket.
- Winter Hiking on the Bruce Peninsula. Hike the Bruce Trail or use snowshoes when the snow gets deep -- all with the stunning scenery of the Niagara Escarpment as a backdrop.
- Bronte Creek Provincial Park, between Burlington and Oakville. There's no better way to spend a winter afternoon than skating with the kids on the Bronte Creek ice rink, a piece of country paradise.
- The Sleeping Giant Loppet, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Thunder Bay, March 2. For recreational skiers and top racers of all ages, events for 10, 20, 35 or 50 kilometres, with both a classic and freestyle category and a cash prize for top female and male. Rustic sleeping cabins are also available for rent.
- Windy Lake Provincial Park, Sudbury. Fifteen kilometres of trails are groomed for cross-country skiing and skate skiing by the Onaping Falls Nordics Ski Club. Yurts are also available for rent.
- Your local ski hill with the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass. The SnowPass card is accepted at 35 Ontario ski/snowboard areas. If your kids are nine or 10 years old (born in 2002 or 2003) and currently attending school in Canada, they can hit the slopes for free this year.