Looking for fun winter outings? You’ve come to the right place.
Across the province, Ontario Parks offer a bounty of winter activities for families. Some host special events like Family Day celebrations. There are parks with cool ice trails through the woods to skate and hundreds of kilometres of park trails to ski. Local ski clubs keep many park trails groomed and track set and winter ski loppets have become annual family gatherings. A couple of snowshoe races are even held every winter on designated snowshoe trails. Tobogganing is also popular. At Arrowhead, park visitors can even borrow a tube to take down a hill groomed especially for snow tubing. Use the Park Locator tool on the Ontario Parks’ website to help you search for winter park amenities or browse past Park Blog post for ideas. Here are some other helpful sources to get you started:
Need a cozy place to stay that’s affordable and set in a winter wonderland? Seven parks across Ontario offer cozy roofed accommodation in winter. Rent a heated yurt, cabin, or fully-equipped park lodge or even a farmhouse.
Kids love to hang with their friends on March Break so why not take them to Ontario Parks where they can burn off a bit of energy outdoors and have a good time. A little pre-planning in the comfort of your home can make for an extraordinary day or overnight park adventure. Park staff suggest involving your kids in the planning as much as possible. This helps build excitement for your excursion. Continue reading Cool March Break ideas at Ontario Parks
Parents interested in the outdoors and family camping have a short window of time before kids’ seasonal jobs and other interests can change family holiday time. Since this is a season of resolutions and the beginning of 2012 vacation planning, here’s a suggested list of 15 things to do with your kids before they turn 15! Continue reading 15 things to do with your kids before they’re 15
If you’re thinking of booking a yurt this fall you can try one of Ontario Parks’ new learning vacations. Maybe you’ll get really adventurous and combine a yurt stay with a winter workshop. Yurts are surprisingly comfortable which is good news for boomers who used to camp, but in the last couple of years have chosen the creature comforts that nearby housekeeping resorts offer. Continue reading Yurts And Mini Learning Vacations