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Winter fun in southeastern Ontario

Just because snowflakes are flying doesn’t mean you have to wait ’til spring to explore our parks again!

These southeastern parks provide plenty of wonderful close-to-home winter activities.

Darlington Provincial Park

45 minutes from Toronto, 15 minutes from Oshawa

bridge over frozen river covered in snow

Darlington is open year-round for your winter adventures! Bring your snowshoes or cross-country skis and enjoy a wonderland experience close to home.

Sibbald Point Provincial Park

Just over 1 hour from Toronto

Snow-covered dock on water

Open all year for day use, bring your snowshoes or cross-country skis and enjoy the calming quiet of Sibbald Point! Lake Simcoe has excellent ice fishing for perch and whitefish.

Bass Lake Provincial Park

2 hours from Toronto

two people holding hands while snowshoeing

Bass Lake provides 4 km of groomed cross-country ski trails for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and enjoy. Groomed trails are also available for snowshoeing and hiking.

Frontenac Provincial Park

45 minutes from Kingston, 2 hours from Ottawa

tent surrounded by trees in snow

Camp overnight in Frontenac’s backcountry, or stay for the day! This park offers 11 km of track-set cross-country ski trails provide both easy slopes for novices, and sharp curves for more experienced skiers. For those who prefer snowshoeing, rentals are available.

Murphys Point Provincial Park

1.25 hour from Kingston or Ottawa

man skiing on trail in front of trees

Twenty kilometres of trails are available for skiing at Murphys Point, including 4 km for skate-skiing, 14 km for classic skiing, and 8 km for backcountry skiing. Two warm-up shelters will keep you comfortable on colder days.

Silent Lake Provincial Park

2.5 hours from Toronto, 3 hours from Ottawa

bridge covered in snow

More than 40 km of cross-country trails are available for skiing at Silent Lake. Ideal for families, each trail is colour-coded for easy recognition. A warm-up shelter is available to rest and recharge. Book one of the ten camp cabins to extend your stay!

Voyageur Provincial Park

Just over an hour away from both Ottawa and Montreal

two skis on groomed track

Voyageur maintains 10 km of groomed cross-country ski trail. Arranged in 3 km, 7 km, and 10 km loops, these trails are ideal for beginner and intermediate skiers.

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

2.5 hours from Toronto, 1 hour from Peterborough

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Try winter camping in our second-largest park in southern Ontario! Backcountry camping is available all year long if you want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in the wilderness.

Presqu’ile Provincial Park

2 hours from Toronto, 1.5 hours from Kingston

lighthouse beside forest in winter

Open year round for day use, Presqu’ile offers 12 km of trails. Bring your snowshoes or cross-country skis and enjoy all this unique park has to offer.

Don’t forget to visit in March to see why Presqu’ile is renowned as one of the premier birding locations in Ontario!

Before heading out, visit our Winter Safety page for tips and tricks for staying safe in the snow!