Nordic Skiing + Snowshoeing

Nordic Skiing + Snowshoeing


If your idea of a winter’s day well spent is a day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, then head for Northeastern Ontario where the landscape offers a truly magical experience. When the land is covered with snow, there are hundreds of kilometres of groomed trails for those who treasure their time spent in the outdoors. It’s a great way to get your physical activity and to see Mother Nature at her finest!

Love winter? Love dogs? Then you are going to love dog sledding. Try the quintessential Canadian “mushing” experience in Northeastern Ontario during those dog days of winter. You’re going to have a howling good time!

Here are some fantastic nordic skiing and snowshoeing areas to consider. (Be sure to call ahead or check each venue’s social media or website for up-to-the-minute information on opening dates and snow conditions, as well as COVID-19 safety requirements.)

Snowshoeing in Northeastern Ontario

Location: Temiskaming Shores

Predicted Opening Date: December

Boreal forest cross-country trails with 3 track-set skate and classic trails with a variety of difficulty. 20km of cross-country trails with two snowshoe loops. Enjoy a quick bite by the fire in the chalet.

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Northeastern Ontario Ski Hills - Temiskaming Nordic Ski Club

Location: Timmins

Trail length: 30km of nordic ski trails, 11km for snowshoeing

Predicted Opening Date: Early December

A new chalet is open seven days a week, including night skiing on illuminated trails. For younger skiers there is a ski playground with a soccer field, slalom, hoops, toboggan run, and firepit.

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Northeastern Ontario Ski Hills - Porcupine Ski Runners

Location: Windy Lake Provincial Park, 40 minutes north of Sudbury

Trails: 15km of skate and classic, made up of three trails of differing difficulty, and 2 snowshoe loops.

Predicted Opening Date: Mid-December

Mature pines 1,300 feet above sea level means a long season. Stay in the park for a cozy winter getaway.

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Northeastern Ontario Ski Hills - Onaping Falls Nordics Ski Club

Location: Sudbury

Predicted Open Date: December

Crafted by ecologists, these loops are sensitive to the biome they interact with. Trails vary from 1.5km to 10km, for a total of 17km. There’s also a 5-km snowshoe trail, with 2 lookouts. On weekends the chalet is open for snacks.

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Northeastern Ontario Ski Hills - BioSki Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Club

Location: Iroquois Falls,

Trails: 20km w/ 5km snowshow (dogs permitted)

Hand-painted signs mark the trails throughout, in memoriam of locals who used the trails.

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Northeastern Ontario Ski Hills - Iroquois Falls Cross Country Ski Club

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