Spectacular skiing and top-notch winter activities all across Ontario.
You don’t have to wait until spring to explore our parks again just because the snowflakes start flying. From spectacular skiing to skating through the forest, snowshoeing, and everything in between, Ontario Parks’ winter experiences are every bit as varied and thrilling as in the summer.
Some of the season’s highlights include:
- Over 450km of Cross-country across Ontario. Many parks have warm-up shelters with wood fires.
- Some of the best snowshoeing in Ontario.
- Unique skating trails through the forest at Arrowhead and MacGregor Point and large outdoor rinks at Algonquin (Mew Lake) and Pinery.
- Tobogganing, ice fishing, fatbiking, and many other winter activities.
- Skate, snowshoe, ski, and even ice fishing rentals offered in several parks for guests who don’t own their own equipment.
- Cozy overnight accommodations in cabins and yurts at 10 parks.
Top winter articles from Ontario Parks
- Winter camping 101
- How to have a safe winter hike
- 5 ways to stay active in the cold
- How to dress for your winter adventure
- The best winter day trips (if you live in Toronto)
- Where to rent winter equipment at Ontario Parks
- Your winter preparedness guide
- 5 tips for sharing the winter trails
- Where to skate in Ontario Parks
- Your guide to winter yurt and cabin camping
- Why it’s important for children to play outside in winter