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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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News Release

Ontario Parks Offer Winter Camping Fun

Get Outside and Embrace Winter

Ontario's provincial parks offer something for everyone this 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.

Quotes

Bill Mauro
“Whether you like to cross-country ski under the stars or take the family skating, Ontario’s provincial parks have so much to offer. Visit a park with family or friends and have some fun this winter.”
Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry