Winter activities at Ontario Provincial Parks

by | Feb 6, 2019 | 0 comments

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 SkiingSkatingSnowshoeingOvernight Camping
Algonquin Provincial ParkYYYY
Arrowhead Provincial ParkYY*Y*Y
Awenda Provincial ParkY
Bronte Creek Provincial ParkY
Ferris Provincial ParkY
Frontenac Provincial ParkYYY
Kakabeka Falls Provincial ParkY
Killarney Provincial ParkYYY
MacGregor Point Provincial ParkYYYY
Mashkinonje Point Provincial ParkY
Murphys Point Provincial ParkY
Pinery Provincial ParkY*YY*Y
Presqu’le Provincial ParkY
Quetico Provincial ParkYY
Rushing River Provincial ParkY
Sandbanks Provincial ParkY
Silent Lake Provincial ParkYY
Sleeping Giant Provincial ParkYY
Voyageur Provincial ParkY
Wabakimi Provincial ParkY
Wasaga Beach Provincial ParkY*Y*
Windy Lake Provincial ParkYY*Y
Woodland Caribou Provincial ParkY

* 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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