Bruce Peninsula National Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park welcomes explorers of all ages to uncover the natural wonders of its limestone coasts, mixed-wood forests, cliffside cedars, clear-water lakes and vibrant orchids. Situated along Southern Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment, and part of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, this stunning 156-sq-km park is easily accessible via highway, only four hours from Toronto.
This is the traditional home of the Saugeen Ojibway First Nations, who have drawn subsistence and spirituality from this land for centuries, as well as a protected preserve for more than 200 species of birds, mammals both small and large, amphibians and even some rare reptiles.
Arrowhead Provincial Park
Located just west of Algonquin, Arrowhead is a winter wonderland. It has a 1.3km ice skating trail, xc skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and heated cabins with mini-fridges and microwaves. Click here to view a 3 minute video about all the fun winter activities at Arrowhead.
Canadian Ski Marathon
The CSM is a world renowned 100mile (160km) 2 day xc ski event in Quebec. It’s a personal challenge and not a race. Some skiers do just one 10 mile section, while the Gold Courier de Bois do all 100 miles carrying everything they need to camp out on the Saturday night. Founded in 1967 as part of the Canada Centenary, it has participants of all ages from 4 years old to in their 90s. (Ms. Elizabeth completed 20 miles in two days with no poles in record -53 degree weather when she was five.)
Windy Lake Provincial Park (Sudbury)
It’s always a fantastic day on the trails at Windy Lake Provincial Park!
Windy Lake is a cool Ontario winter recreation destination located only 45 minutes from Sudbury.
Experience the sound of crisp, fresh snow squeaking under your snowshoes, while cross-country skiers glide by on nearby trails.
Algonquin Park Winter “Glamping” (Yurts)
This winter ecology & visual arts trip is the first of 2-3 yearly “glamping” (glamour camping) trips. Yurts are traditional Mongolian homes with a wood frame and canvas walls.
Killarney XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, & “Glamping” (Yurts)
As soon as the snow falls, Killarney is transformed into a pristine winter playground for visitors of all ages. The village of Killarney and Killarney Provincial Park, both open all year round, take on a secluded, enchanting atmosphere that provide visitors with a unique outdoor experience. The park is quiet and still, the crowds have thinned, and wildlife sightings are all the more magical. Whether you’re a fan of winter weather or not, a snowy weekend in Killarney can prove that Northeastern Ontario’s long winters are quite beautiful.
Did you know that Killarney Provincial Park has a rich artistic heritage and Group of Seven members A.Y. Jackson and Franklin Carmichael influenced its creation?
End of Year (June) Student Planned Overnight Trip
The first annual student planned trip for family and friends is in June 2019. With guidance from teachers the students choose the location and do all the planning, marketing, and budgeting.