Experience the joys of winter in your favourite Parks Canada places. On the agenda: a wide variety of activities and special events. Let the memories begin!

Events by province


Tour de la Gaspésie participants ski along the shore.

Traversée de la Gaspésie

Forillon National Park

March 1

From February 23 to March 2, Traversée de la Gaspésie (TDLG) participants will ski or snowshoe from Matane all the way to Gaspé. They will be at Forillon National Park on March 1. For more information: http://tdlg.qc.ca/?lang=en


A man holding his skis on a snowy lake.

Wasagaming on Edge: drinks, debauchery, and the dirty thirties

Riding Mountain National Park

February 15

Make your way to Riding Mountain National Park and come try a new winter experience like Wasagaming on Edge. Join us Friday evenings for an eye-opening tour of historic Wasagaming. Death, lies, exploitation, Nazis; explore the hidden history behind Riding Mountain National Park and see all the skeletons in the closet. Cap off the evening with a selection of local brews.


A young girl snowshoeing through deep snow in the woods.

Waskesiu Snow Days

Prince Albert National Park

February 18 – 24

Enjoy a week of activities for families to learn and have fun together!


A family playing hockey on the frozen Pyramid Lake during the winter.

Winter Carnival

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

December 15 – March 31

Immerse yourself in the magic of winter and let the snow fly! The Banff Winter Carnival Returns to the Cave and Basin this December with fun activities for all ages. Try your hand at curling, challenge your family and friends to wild and wacky outdoor games, and check out vintage films and media from the Banff Winter Carnival's glory days. Adults: $3.90, Seniors: $3.40

Snowshoe & Stargaze

Elk Island National Park

February 16 & 23

Following a short guided hike on snowshoes, enjoy snacks around a fire and learn about the night sky above. Max 20 participants. Register by calling 780-299-5790.

Family Day 2019

Elk Island National Park

February 18

Spend time with friends and family in the great outdoors on Family Day. Elk Island will be celebrating with snow games, treats roasted over the fire, and snowshoe rentals at the Astotin Recreation area! Fun continues through the park with snowshoeing, skating, and wildlife viewing.

British Columbia

Santa Claus sitting between two Christmas trees.
Credit : Sandra Steier

Family Day

Fort Langley National Historic Site

February 18

Come and learn the traditions of the families at Fort Langley – from varied backgrounds like Scottish, Hawaiian, First Nations and Metis to name a few, the workers embraced their cultures here! Join us for our Feature presentation on First Nations resources, make some Scottish bannock during our Food Program, or challenge your skills playing ‘Ulu Maika – a game meant to train Hawaiian warriors!

Spring Break

Fort Langley National Historic Site

March 16-31

Join us for great old-fashioned activities during spring break.