Scenic Caves Nordic CentreNordic Adventures

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

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures boasts 27 kilometers of professionally  groomed beginner and intermediate cross country ski trails for both skate and classic styles.  Ideal for recreational skiers.

Snowshoeing

Get out and enjoy the 10 kms of snowshoe trails, one of which crosses the suspension bridge for a breathtaking view of the countryside.

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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 equipmentS'mores at the Firepit
  • 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.

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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.

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Ski Links

SkiCanada.org
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.

SkiOntario.ca
The Ontario Snow Resorts Association provides a guide to Ontario’s best ski resorts.

Cross-Country Ski Clubs

Make new friends! Let the Club bus do the winter driving.

These enthusiastic x-country ski clubs/outdoor clubs visit us each year from the GTA.

Etobicoke Cross Country Ski Club
Established in 1995, the club promotes participation in cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing for active seniors 55+ in the GTA , combined with social events.

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.

Herring Belles & Beaux Ski Club
Operating for 30 years, this group of cross-country ski and snowshoe enthusiasts rent a bus on Wednesdays during January and February to visit a variety of destinations in Southern Ontario.

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.

North Toronto Ski Club
Established in 1960, North Toronto Ski Club is a traveling downhill, cross-country and snowboard club – small enough to be open and friendly but big enough to provide all the benefits of a large ski club.

Scarborough Cross Country Ski Club
Since 1978, the club has provided outdoor recreational activities in a social setting. Lessons are included in the cost of membership. One third of the membership lives beyond the city in Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Whitby, Markham, Thornhill or Richmond Hill, including York and Durham Regions.

Toronto Bruce Trail Club
Founded in 1961, Toronto Bruce Trail Club has a dual mandate of supporting the Bruce Trail Conservancy and offering a variety of year-round hiking experiences, including x-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Trakkers Cross Country Ski Club
Trakkers has been providing ski trips to Southern Ontario ski resorts for over 30 years. A recreational club, members are entitled to free ski lessons (for all ages & levels)

Winter in South Georgian Bay and the Town of the Blue Mountains

Watch this video for a snapshot of the amazing activities in the region.