Held each year during the Family Day weekend, this event is a great opportunity to discover the beauty of winter in Killarney Provincial Park. Glide along 30km of cross-country ski trails, take a guided snowshoe hike, and view the stars from the Park’s observatory.
2020 Winter Weekend: February 15 & 16
Saturday, February 15
8:30 - 10 pm | Stargazing with Bill Gardner at Park Observatory
Sunday, February 16
12 - 12:45 pm | Complimentary BBQ Lunch at Nature Centre
1 - 4 pm | Afternoon Activities (Meet at Nature Centre)
Guided Snowshoe Hike by Shawn Spencer
Kids’ Activities led by Maggie Roque, Emma Dennis & Matt Graveline
5 - 6 pm | Featured Presentation at Killarney Mountain Lodge
John Gunn, Living with Lakes Centre, Laurentian University
6:30 pm | Dinner with Friends at Killarney Mountain Lodge
$33/person; Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-287-2800 by Wednesday, January 29, 2020 if you wish to attend the dinner.
TRAVEL OVER ICE IS NOT RECOMMENDED
Your safety is ultimately your responsibility. If you do plan to cross lakes, check for the latest ice conditions with staff. Exercise caution near creeks, narrows, dams and other areas of moving water.
BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE COLD TEMPERATURES
Temperatures can get as low as -30C. Bring proper clothing, a sleeping bag and other equipment for these conditions. Carry a survival kit with you at all times.
Winter in Killarney
SNOWSHOE & SKI RENTALS
Snowshoes are available at the Park office for $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for kids per day. Cross country skis are $15 per day.
Please note: Supplies are limited, and rentals are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Permits are required in the off-season and can be purchased from the Park office. If staff are not available, please self-register at the kiosk.
Local accommodations are available at Killarney Mountain Lodge, Pines Inn and Sportsman's Inn.
The Park also has six yurts available year-round. These eight-sided, tent-like structures are mounted on a wooden deck floor. They offer electric heat, making them a great option for winter in the Park.
7 km | flat terrain | beginner
Overview: Follows campground roads along Chikanishing Creek.
Trailhead: Park Office
11.5 km | Flat Terrain | All Levels
Leaves from the Bobcat section of the campground and finishes at east-end of Freeland Lake.
Trailhead: Park Office
Collins Inlet trail
14 km | Flat terrain, steep pitches | Experienced
Passes through many ecosystems including mature forests to marshlands.