Monday, January 7

Winter Events in Muskoka & Almaguin

There are plenty of activities and events in Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands this winter. From outdoor festivals and activities, to live performances and inspiring films, to laidback getaways with wide open schedules, there's something for everyone.

We've started compiling a list of events. Check back often for updates.

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Burk's Falls Winterfest
Burk's Falls
Sleigh rides, indoor and outdoor games, prizes, vendors and live entertainment. At the Burk's Falls fair grounds. Visit the Burk's Falls Winterfest page for details.
Jan 12 & 13

Banff Mountain Film Festival
Be inspired and exhilarated by a selection of films that take you around the world, to the tops of mountains and down raging rivers. From adrenaline-fueled action sports, to an exploration of wild landscapes and remote mountain cultures, the films in this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will ignite your passion for adventure.
Algonquin Outfitters is the host for the Huntsville stop on the tour; and the Algonquin Theatre is the venue. Two evenings screening different shows. Discount at the Algonquin Outfitters store for people attending both shows.
Festival Special: Stay two nights at Fern Glen Inn and attend at least one night of the festival and get $32 off your stay. That's the cost of two tickets!
For descriptions of the films, visit the Algonquin Outfitters blog. Purchase tickets online from Algonquin Theatre.
Jan 22 & 23

Muskoka Loppet
Arrowhead Park
A classic ski tradition at Arrowhead Park just north of Huntsville, hosted by the Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club. 15 km and 30 km classic events; 3 km and 9 km individual and relay snowshoe events; 5 km classic for social skiers. Visit the Arrowhead Nordic Club website for details.
Jan 27

Kearney Dog Sled Races
A great weekend to get outside and enjoy winter at the largest dog sled racing event in the north-east. Spectators can watch the dog sled races, ski-joring races and the adorable kid-and-mutt races. There are also demos, activities, snow-bike races, entertainment, vendors, food, and bonfire. For more info and a schedule of events visit the Kearney Dog Sled Races website.
Feb 9 & 10

Algonquin Outfitters Winter Fun Day
Oxtongue Lake
An activity-packed day sampling the best of a Muskoka winter. Activities and events include dog sled rides, winter games, snowshoe hikes, races, Nordic ski lessons, winter camping demos, outdoor BBQ and campfire, plus in-store sales and prizes.
Feb 9

Art Froid at Arrowhead Park
This "Cold Art" festival in the park features snow sculptures along the skating trail. Park visitors will be given ballots to vote for their favourite entry. The event also features night skating by tiki torch, a campfire for roasting hot dogs, plus free hot chocolate. For more information visit the Ontario Parks blog.
Feb 9

Valentine's Day
Fern Glen Inn
The best gift you can give your sweety is some time away with you! We think any getaway here at Fern Glen Inn is special, but if you want to add some extra treats, order our Muskoka Winter Wonderland package, including 2 nights accommodations, breakfast both mornings, homemade biscotti and gourmet hot chocolates, plus a one-day parks pass to explore Arrowhead or Algonquin Park. Every winter stay includes complimentary use of snowshoes to enjoy on our trails. Book online or email us for details.
Feb 14

February Long Weekend
Fern Glen Inn
Make the most of your mid-winter break by getting out of the city and coming out to play in the snow! Go snowshoeing and tobogganing (complimentary on site); let us book you in for a guided dog sledding tour; enjoy all the winter activities in Arrowhead Park; hand-feed the chickadees or unwind by a real wood fire. This weekend always fills up so reserve your room soon. Visit Fern Glen Inn or book online.
Feb 15 - 18

Winter in the Wild
Algonquin Park
Join Ontario Parks and The Friends of Algonquin Park in celebrating winter in Algonquin Park through indoor and outdoor events at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of the park. Events and activities include guided snowshoeing and birding, touring the visitor's centre collections, landscape and wildlife photography tips, winter camping demos, and bonfire and wolf howl. Visit the Friends of Algonquin Park for details.
Feb 16

Dwight Winter Carnival
Celebrate winter with events and activities in this town just west of Algonquin Park. Visit the Dwight Winter Carnival website to see what's in store.
Feb 21 - 23

Ontario 55+ Winter Games
Athletes 55+ come to Huntsville to compete in winter sports including skiing, skating, hockey and more. Visit Ontario 55+ Winter Games for details.
Feb 26 - 28

Randy Bachman - Every Song Tells A Story
Inspired by his award-winning radio program Vinyl Tap, Randy Bachman takes his master story-telling and musical knowledge on the road to give fans on a guided journey through the last 30 years of popular music. In the intimate setting of the Algonquin Theatre; $55/person. Purchase tickets online from the Algonquin Theatre.
Mar 21


Bob Hilscher said...

This past weekend, my wife, Jean, and I, x-country skied in Algonquin Park, on the Fen Lake Ski Trail. It was a white, beautiful world and one of the best ski trips we have ever had. We saw many different birds, and animals, including a moose, a Great Grey Owl, and two Pileated Woodpeckers working on a spring nest. Come checkout our blog posting and videos at:

Jackie said...

Looks like a great day, Bob. Thanks for sharing!