As the weather turns cooler and snow blankets the ground, Cornwall comes alive with winter activities for the entire family.
Some fun things to do include:
Cornwall has a variety of outdoor rinks for family fun for all ages.
The outdoor rinks at Optimist and King George parks feature outdoor
lights that are on from 5 pm to 11 pm each night.
Alexander Park – Eighth and Adolphus Street
Broadview Park – Henry Street and Thirteenth Street
Broadview Park – Dover Road and Robertson Avenue
Gallinger Park – Lottie Avenue and Branch Drive
Grant Park – Kennedy Drive and Grant Avenue
King George Park – Seventh Street and York Street
Mattice Park – Edward Street
Memorial Park – Bedford and Third Street
Menard Park – Concorde Avenue
Optimist Park – Sunnyside Avenue and St. Michel Avenue
Reg Campbell Park – Leitch Drive and Fraser Avenue
Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary
A place for expert and rookie ornithologists alike. 9,000 hectares, 200 bird species and 8 kilometres of nature trails for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing.
Two Creeks Conservation Area
Located in Morrisburg, Two Creeks Conservation Area’s 457 acres offer a diverse selection of ecological points of interest and is accessible year round.
Make sure to take advantage of the breathtaking 4.5 km marked trail that is prime for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and winter hiking. This particular conservation area boasts a lush biodiversity, with several animal and bird species to observe; so don’t forget your binoculars!
Two Creeks also allow on-leash dog walking, so it’s ok to bring your puppy along for a romp in the wilderness.
Big Ben Ski Centre is a great place to fine-tune your skiing or snowboarding skills during the winter months. Keep warm in the heated chalet, enjoy the ease of the towline that will return you to the peak, and perfect your tricks in the snowboarding half pipe. Big Ben also offers inexpensive ski and snowboard lessons for all age groups. So bring your gear and carve up the hill under the lights of Big Ben, and get a great view of the city from the top!