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Friday, February 14, 2020

Celebrate Family Day (2020) with Ontario Parks

(News Release from Ontario Parks)
Family Day weekend Feb. 15 to 17, 2020 activities around the province

Family Day is a great opportunity for outdoor adventures. Provincial parks across Ontario will host events all weekend long to help families make great memories.

  • Algonquin Provincial Park’s Winter in the Wild will feature indoor and outdoor events at various locations along the Highway 60 corridor. Events include guided bird walks, guest speakers, guided snowshoe excursions, skating, winter camping demos, marshmallow roasting, and a special evening program.
  • The Visitor Centre at Rondeau Provincial Park will be open from Saturday to Monday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. On Saturday, visitors can meet local artists, experience traditional dancing and storytelling, enjoy a light lunch and treats, and roast marshmallows around a campfire.

A full list of events from February 15-17 is available on the Ontario Parks website.

Romantic Valentine’s Day getaways still available

There are still roofed accommodations available for couples looking for a last-minute getaway around Valentine’s Day. Each month through the winter, we post a summary of the top cabin and yurt vacancies province-wide. 

Fun park date ideas include forest skating, tobogganing, a hike on a snowshoe trail, and more. A full list is available on the Ontario Parks blog.

Licence-free Family Fishing Weekend

The annual Licence-free Family Fishing Weekend is here once again over the Family Day weekend.

Several Ontario provincial parks permit ice fishing, including Silent Lake Provincial Park, Arrowhead Provincial Park, and Windy Lake Provincial Park, which offers an ice fishing rental kit for beginners.

Did you know?

Ontario Parks has many activities to offer winter visitors, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and winter hiking. To help visitors stay up to date with the conditions of these trails, Ontario Parks posts regular updates all season long on our Ski Report.

Each provincial park individually submits updates, summarizing the conditions within their park and the status of their trails. This will help visitors determine the best times and locations for their winter adventures.


Park information sources

Our Travel Media website has background information, a media library, and more: OntarioParks.com/travel.

Keep up with Ontario Parks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Visit the Parks Blog for up-to-date content.

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