Winter’s finally here! A busy season at Ontario Parks

24389Bronte 20CreekWho said that winter is the off season? Not at Ontario Parks! Whether you are looking to hit the trails, take part in winter programs or get away for the weekend we’ve got you covered.

Trailblazers can take advantage of either groomed, marked trails or rugged backcountry trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking in 18 different provincial parks. The Ontario Parks online ski report provides up-to-date information on trail conditions, the number of kilometres of groomed trails, and trail grooming updates.

quet yurtBe adventurous and try winter tent camping at many provincial parks, or enjoy the comfort of a yurt at Algonquin, MacGregor Point, Pinery, Quetico or Silent Lake.

Check out our winter programs and special events.

  • Learn about winter camping during instructional weekends at Frontenac Provincial Park.
  • Join nearly 1,000 people of all ages and abilities at the popular Nordic Sibley Ski Tour on the first weekend in March at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
  • Ski, mush or skijor (skiing cross-country pulled by dogs) across Quetico Provincial Park’s beautiful lakes at the annual Cross Quetico Lakes Tour, taking place mid- to late March.
  • Go dogsledding with commercial operators in parts of Algonquin Provincial Park.

13169Bronte 20CreekOntario Parks has plenty of winter activities and special programs to participate in. Visit our website for more listings, opening and closing dates and winter camping accommodation details.

Winter has arrived – enjoy Ontario’s natural winter wonderland!