Nordic activities in the winter include groomed cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and traversing 420 feet over Southern Ontario’s longest suspension bridge.
This spectacular winter playground at the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment is set in one of Canada’s sixteen UNESCO biosphere reserves. The suspension bridge features panoramic view of Georgian Bay and the varied, picturesque nature trails range from gentle rolling slopes to steep climbs.
Inspired by nature, the trails wind through a 200 year old forest rich with wildlife. Winter owls and a wide variety of other birds will beckon to you from the 100 foot tall maple, beech and oak trees, while deer and many other animals can be seen in the forest.
Each year, trails are improved and expanded to provide the finest winter recreational experiences.
Cross Country Skiing
Get out and enjoy the 10 kms of snowshoe trails, one of which crosses the suspension bridge for a breathtaking view of the countryside.
Winter Facilities and Amenities include:
- Cozy chalet for warming up beside the wood stove, to enjoy a bowl of chili or hot apple cider apres activity
- Hot/cold food, drinks and snacks sold at the Snack Bar
- Change rooms
- Ski waxing hut
- Rentals of both cross country and snowshoe equipment
- Gift Shop
- Nordic groups may request a private building for apres-ski activities
Trail and Weather reports
During the winter season, our staff updates the trail conditions and weather reports early each morning to offer you ‘up to the minute’ information.
+ View the Trail & Weather Report (available during the winter season)
The Nordic Centre is generally open from early December to the end of March (sometimes into April), depending on weather and trail conditions. Open seven days a week from 9am – 5pm.
The Canadian Ski Council offers links to your favourite ski areas, beginner packages, Grade 5 student free skiing and snowboarding opportunities, nationwide event listings, as well as lots of tips and stories. Also SnowOnline Enews – information and deals on skiing, travel, equipment and racing throughout Canada.
The Ontario Snow Resorts Association provides a guide to Ontario’s best ski resorts.
High Park Ski Club
Toronto’s largest traveling ski club has been encouraging folks to get out of the city and onto the slopes and trails since 1950.
Halton Outdoor Club
Dedicated to promote year-round outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking, cycling, canoeing and kayaking, it provides its members with participation and training opportunities.