Family skating

Family Day 2019

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:

Snowman Mania — Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

Snowman and skiers

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.

Winter Weekend — Killarney Provincial Park

Man skiing past granite

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 the Wild — Algonquin Provincial Park

Family skating

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.

Snowfest — MacGregor Point Provincial Park

MacGregor yurt

Come out for some family fun in the snow including scavenger hunts, guided hikes, and a live animal show!

Outdoor skating will be available from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm daily – weather permitting. Don’t forget to explore the park’s cross-country ski and snowshoe trails.

Family Day Weekend — Pinery Provincial Park

Pinery snowshoers

No need to hibernate! Family Day is a great excuse to get out and explore nature in winter. Be sure to check out the Visitor Centre and take in a fun nature program with your friends and family! Grab your friends and family to head out on an adventuresome scavenger hunt! Pick up your challenge sheet at the Visitor Centre.

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!

Family Day — Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Tobogganing at Bronte

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!

Family Day Weekend – Rondeau Provincial Park

craft table

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 guided hikes, an Owl Prowl and much more!

Family Fishing Weekend

PicMonkey Collage - ice fishing

Did you know Canadians can fish licence-free from February 16-18, 2019? 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!

Wherever your spend it, our Ontario Parks family hopes your weekend is filled with love and laughter!