If you’re reading this, you’re likely a not-very-furry mammal with a core body temperature around 37ºC.
Your body works very hard to maintain this temperature. If it drops even a few degrees, moving, thinking, and other basic tasks become difficult. You will need to warm up quickly, or you may find yourself in a dangerous situation.
To prevent cold-related emergencies, it’s important to plan your winter adventures with care.
Here’s what you need to know to stay safe in cold weather:
Continue reading Your winter preparedness guide
Today’s post comes from Quetico Superintendent Trevor Gibb.
Quetico Provincial Park is primarily known for its world class backcountry canoeing opportunities.
However, once the lakes freeze and snow blankets the forest, the park transforms into a wilderness winter wonderland.
Continue reading 10 ways to enjoy winter at Quetico
Killarney Provincial Park is 645 km2 of beautiful, unspoiled nature. Add in some killer trails and comfy accommodations and you’ve got a total winter hot spot. It’s no wonder winter explorers flock to the park when the cold hits.
So what are you waiting for? Here’s everything you need to know to plan your own Killarney adventure this winter.
Continue reading Winter adventure in Killarney Provincial Park
Park Information Specialist Jill Legault at Quetico Provincial Park recently took up skijoring. In today’s post, she shares her best advice for getting started with your pup.
If you love skiing and have a dog, skijoring can be a blast!
Before you “hike up,” here are answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about this fun winter activity:
Continue reading Learning to skijor: your questions answered
Today’s post comes from Chris Stromberg, a backcountry operations specialist at Quetico Provincial Park.
Quetico Provincial Park is known globally among the canoeing enthusiasts for its connecting lakes and waterways, undeveloped landscape and road-less, non-mechanized travel.
In winter, Quetico becomes very quiet. The occasional ice fishers, snowshoers, or skiers will likely witness far more animal tracks than signs of humans.
In the late winter, however, Aitkokan’s local ski club, The Beaten Path Nordic Trails, hosts a unique event that creates a pattern of ski tracks across the frozen backcountry canoe routes of Quetico Provincial Park.
Continue reading Cross Quetico Lakes Ski Tour: a Quetico tradition for skiers
Staying active in the winter isn’t always easy. For some of us, it’s tempting to stay in, cuddle up, and spend the long winter months binging Netflix and unhealthy snacks.
Cross-country skiing boasts a wide array of benefits for your physical and mental health. Here’s why you should strap on some skis and spend your winter gliding through frozen forests and snow-covered trails:
Continue reading Health benefits of cross-country skiing
Today’s post comes from Peter Gallagher, coordinator of the annual Sleeping Giant Loppet.
Looking to ski your winter blues away?
The annual Sleeping Giant Loppet is a mass participation cross-country skiing festival on the spectacular trail system of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
The Loppet is a longstanding winter tradition for many northwestern Ontario families. Mark your calendars: the 43rd edition of the event is on March 7, 2020!
Continue reading Fun for all at the Sleeping Giant Loppet
Looking for a cross-country ski destination in eastern Ontario?
In partnership with a wonderful local ski club, Murphys Point Provincial Park (only 1.25 hours from either Ottawa or Kingston) offers an ideal environment for winter adventure.
Continue reading Skiing through Murphys Point
Algonquin Provincial Park is the most iconic place in the Ontario Parks system, and for good reason.
Here are seven reasons you need to visit this winter:
Continue reading Winter adventures at Algonquin Provincial Park
Today’s post comes from Quetico Provincial Park‘s superintendent, Trevor Gibb.
The smell of crisp clean pine and spruce trees. The sight of fresh moose, wolf, otter, and hare tracks zigging and zagging across the path in front of you. The chirp of a chickadee. The crunch of the bright white snow and the gentle bite of the winter air on your cheeks.
This is cross-country skiing in a wilderness park. This is what winter is all about.
Continue reading Quetico’s Sawmill Lake Classic Ski Tour