Killarney Provincial Park’s winter playground

October 4th, 2012 by Ontario Parks Leave a reply »

Killarney Provincial Park, one of the crown jewels in Ontario’s provincial park system, is open year-round. If you are looking for a winter playground, this park is it:
- spectacular scenery;
- roofed accommodations in heated yurts;
- 30 km of groomed classic ski trails – in a backcountry wilderness setting;
- lots more trails for snowshoe hikes; and
– an excellent time of the year to see park wildlife.

Staff tips
- Join a winter event to learn more about park wildlife. The Christmas Bird Count and Activity Day on Family Day Weekend are two good choices.
- There’s a good chance to see a wolf pack or at least spot tracks in winter at Killarney Provincial Park.
- Once the ice is solid on Georgian Bay, watch for wolf packs to track moose and deer on the ice.
- Access points are maintained at George Lake, the Crack and Carlyle Lake as well as Johnnie Lake access point. Follow the summer canoe routes on winter snow shoes
- Snowshoe the hiking trail to Lumsden Lake. It’s in a sunny valley protected from the wind.
-Be careful! Ice near moving water is unstable. Know your ice conditions!

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