You can enjoy many winter activities at Ontario Provincial Parks such as skiing, snowshoeing or skating. A number of Ontario Provincial Parks are open for day-use and some offer overnight camping. A winter daily vehicle permit can be purchased if you plan to visit often. Go cross-country skiing on more than 450 kilometres of trails. Go snowshoeing on a designated snowshoe trail or go skating on a unique skate trail. If you are interested in overnight camping, trailer/tent sites are available along with interior/backcountry sites and heated roofed accomodations.

By the numbers

  • There are 26 Provincial Parks that are open during the winter season.
  • 19 Provincial Parks offer more than 450km of cross-country ski trails.

Overnight camping

Overnight camping is offered at 12 Ontario Provincial Parks with 3 options.

Ontario Provincial Parks

The following Ontario Provincial Parks are open for winter activities:

Cross Country Skiing Skating Snowshoeing Overnight Camping
Algonquin Provincial Park Y Y Y Y
Arrowhead Provincial Park Y Y* Y* Y
Awenda Provincial Park Y
Bronte Creek Provincial Park Y
Ferris Provincial Park Y
Frontenac Provincial Park Y Y Y
Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park Y
Killarney Provincial Park Y Y Y
MacGregor Point Provincial Park Y Y Y Y
Mashkinonje Point Provincial Park Y
Murphys Point Provincial Park Y
Pinery Provincial Park Y* Y Y* Y
Presqu’le Provincial Park Y
Quetico Provincial Park Y Y
Rushing River Provincial Park Y
Sandbanks Provincial Park Y
Silent Lake Provincial Park Y Y
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Y Y
Voyageur Provincial Park Y
Wabakimi Provincial Park Y
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Y* Y*
Windy Lake Provincial Park Y Y* Y
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park Y

* cross-country ski rentals, snowshoe rentals and/or skate rentals

Additional Information

Winter in Ontario Parks

Ontario Parks Ski Report

Winter Daily Vehicle Permits

Photo: © Queens Printer for Ontario, 2019

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