Algonquin Winter in the Wild Festival 2018
Join The Friends of Algonquin Park and Ontario Parks to celebrate winter in Algonquin Park through this family event. Indoor and outdoor events will be held at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of the Park, including many at the Algonquin Visitor Centre. All of the activities during the Festival are free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or Camping Permit (with the exception of food). For complete Winter in the Wild Festival details see http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca
This festival celebrates winter in Algonquin Park through indoor and outdoor events held at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of Algonquin Park, including many at the Algonquin Visitor Centre. All of the activities during the Festival are free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or Camping Permit (with the exception of food).
Developed camping is available at Mew Lake Campground with overflow camping available at Lake of Two Rivers Campground if necessary. Campsite reservations are now possible for a portion of Mew Lake Campground (including the yurts) through the central reservation service. First-come, first-served camping is still available. See the Winter in Algonquin Park page for all the details. Roofed accommodation, in a wide variety of forms, is also available outside Algonquin Park.
Event information provided by The Friends of Algonquin Park.
Algonquin Park Visitor Centre
Highway 60 at km 43 (13 km inside the East Gate)
Whitney, Ontario, Canada
Events Schedule – Saturday, February 17, 2018
This festival is a celebration of winter in Algonquin and highlights some of the season’s best activities offered in the Park. The events will take place at locations along Highway 60 within the Park.
- Guided Winter Bird Walk – 10:00am to 11:30am
- Meet Gene Canning, the Artist in the Algonquin Room – 10:00am to 3:00pm
- Wildlife Snowshoe Excursion – 10:30am to 12:00pm
- Beginner’s Essentials of Winter Camping – 11:00am to 12:00pm
- Gray Jay in WinterMeet the Naturalist – Animal Winter Adaptations – 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Feature Event: Complete Guide to Winter Camping with Kevin Callan – 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Meet at the Algonquin Visitor Centre Theatre (km 43.0) – sponsored by Algonquin Outfitters
Kevin Callan (a.k.a. The Happy Camper) will be talking about his latest book, The Complete Guide to Winter Camping. He’ll be covering both cold camping and hot tenting, tips and tricks on how to be comfortable out there, and knowledge to outfit themselves properly to enjoy winter – not survive it!
- Guided Winter Bird Walk – 2:30pm to 4:00pm
- Wildlife Snowshoe Excursion – 2:30pm to 4:00pm
- Winter Camping Demonstrations – 3:00pm to 6:00pm
- Ice Skating, Campfire, and Barbecue – 3:00pm to 6:00pm
- Fireside Talk and Winter Night Hike Program at Mew Lake – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Full details available at www.algonquinpark.on.ca
Videos from 2017 Winter in the Wild Festival
Algonquin Park Winter in the Wild Festival – Wildlife Snowshoe Excursion
Discover what Algonquin wildlife is active in winter while exploring infrequently traveled areas by snowshoe. This excursion will be led by a Park Naturalist. There will be limited snowshoes available to borrow courtesy of The Friends of Algonquin Park however bring your own if you prefer. This excursion will require moderate physical fitness and is suitable for all ages. Instruction will be provided on snowshoeing technique.
Learn how to snowshoe at the Algonquin Park Winter in the Wild Festival
Algonquin Park’s Winter in the Wild Festival is a great place to learn to showshoe for the first time. Learn how to put on snowshoes and traverse hazards you might find while showshoeing. This great winter festival happens every Ontario Family Day Weekend in Algonquin Provincial Park.
Guided Winter Bird Walk at the Algonquin Park Winter in the Wild Festival
Join a Park Naturalist as we go looking and listening for some of the “Algonquin Specialties” such as Gray Jay, Spruce Grouse and Boreal Chickadee all the while being aware of the other natural phenomena in our midst. A limited number of binoculars will be available to loan to participants, courtesy of The Friends of Algonquin Park.
Algonquin Park Winter in the Wild – Nature Talks on Trails
Experience nature though the Algonquin Park Winter in the Wild Festival, annually during Ontario’s Family Day Weekend.