Family Day is the perfect opportunity to get your loved ones outdoors for a winter adventure.
Here are some exciting happenings at Ontario Parks this Family Day weekend:
Come celebrate winter with the family at Wasaga Beach! There will be a ski – scavenger hunt for the whole family to compete in.
While there, why not make some tracks of your own and cross country ski or snowshoe at the Blueberry Trails Nordic Centre? Please note that a daily ski pass is required, and ski rentals are available. Snack food will be available for purchase.
- When: February 16-19, 2018
Glide along the 30 km of groomed cross-country ski trails or join one of the guided snowshoe hikes. Evening activities include presentations from guest speakers, an owl prowl, and stargazing at the park observatory. BBQ lunch compliments of Friends of Killarney Park.
Winter in Algonquin is unforgettable and Winter in the Wild highlights the best of what the season has to offer the whole family! Join Ontario Parks and the Friends of Algonquin Park for indoor and outdoor events, including guided bird walks, guest speakers, guided snowshoe excursions, skating, winter camping demos, marshmallow roasting and a special evening program. Chili lunch and BBQ supper will be available for purchase.
Come out for some family fun in the snow! Enjoy a challenge with MacGregor Point Survivor on Saturday. Or, take in a live Birds of Prey show from Wild Ontario on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Lastly, don’t miss the dogsledding demonstration on Monday in the Skating Oval parking lot.
Outdoor skating will be available from 9am until 10pm daily – weather permitting. Don’t forget to explore the park’s cross-country ski and snowshoe trails.
No need to hibernate! Family Day is a great excuse to get out and explore nature in winter. Stop by the Visitors Centre to take part in some great nature programs. Come and learn how Pinery’s winter residents survive in winter – from tiny predators living under the snow, to winter songbirds and large awe-inspiring night-time predators like great horned owls.
Bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes, toboggan and/or skates, and enjoy winter! Skis and snowshoes are also available for rent. Don’t miss the Family Day campfire!
Tour the various barns and outbuildings of the Children’s Farm (open 9:00-4:00 pm) to see your favorite farm animals. Pellet feed stations available (funds support the Friends of Bronte Creek Park). In the Children’s Playbarn, kids 10-and-under can climb, jump and explore tunnels to their hearts content.
At the Nature Centre (open 10:00-4:00 pm), live animals and hands-on displays showcase Bronte Creek’s natural world. Don’t forget to stop by the crafts station!
Bring your family to Rondeau for an educational adventure! Even in the winter, signs of animal activity are all around us. This weekend, naturalists at Rondeau host events like DIY bird feeders, owl pellet dissections, and animal feeding!
Did you know Canadians can fish licence-free from February 17-19, 2018? What a great time to introduce your family to ice fishing! Find an event near you.
Safety first! Safety should always be number one. Remember: ice does not freeze at a uniform thickness. Always dress for the weather and layer up.
Make sure you obey the rules and regulations of the body of water you’re fishing on too!