If sitting by the Christmas tree sipping eggnog for the next couple of weeks isn’t your style, Manitoba’s parks have something else to offer.
Most provincial park trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fat biking and snowmobiling are open, along with outdoor skating ponds, hockey rinks and toboggan hills.
“Whether you’re interested in a winter workout or just a walk in the woods, our parks have something for Manitobans of all ages,” said Conservation, and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard.
“I encourage all Manitobans to embrace the winter weather, and experience and appreciate the diversity, beauty and natural splendour our provincial parks have to offer, all year round.”
Provincial park activities
- Guided snowshoe trek on Saturday, Dec. 28 in Spruce Woods Provincial Park on the Yellow Quill trails;
- Outdoor bonfire and guided snowshoeing on the Nimowin Trail Thursday, Jan. 2 in Birds Hill Provincial Park; and
- Wolf Howl Hike on Friday, Jan. 3 to the scenic Pine Point Rapids in Whiteshell Provincial Park, howling for wolves along the way and listening for their return calls.
Park staff are busy preparing trails for winter use but more snow is required in some areas before trail grooming can begin. Visitors are encouraged to check trail conditions and weather forecasts before visiting parks to plan properly their outdoor adventure.