Ontario Parks Offer Winter Camping Fun

Ontario parks in winter
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Ontario’s provincial parks offer something for everyone in winter.

From cross-country skiing to skating, from winter camping to snowshoeing, Ontario’s provincial parks have such a wide variety of fun family activities, you’ll never get bored this winter.

Here are some examples:

  • Experience night skating on a lit 400-metre trail through the woods at MacGregor Point Provincial Park or check out the skating trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park that winds through the park campground or the Olympic-sized skating rink at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
  • Learn to dogsled in Algonquin Provincial Park.
  • Participate in a snowshoe workshop in Frontenac Provincial Park which includes a guided hike on one of the park’s 100 kilometres of trails.
  • Take part in the cross-country skiing loppet at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. The eight-kilometre mini loppet is perfect for families, children and rookies.

Quick Facts

  • In 2013, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than 8.5-million visits from people around the world.
  • Some parks offer roofed accommodations in the winter.
  • Let Frontenac Provincial Park give you some tips on winter camping.
  • Skating is available in several Ontario parks.

Additional Resources

  • Visit www.OntarioParks.com to find out more about what’s going on in provincial parks this winter.
  • Check out the Ski Trail Report.
  • See the online Ontario Parks Guide or get a printed copy by calling 1-800-ONTARIO (668-2746).

Source: http://news.ontario.ca/mnr/en/2014/12/ontario-parks-offer-winter-camping-fun.html

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