Two fantastic Family Day festivals at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg

Snow today, gone tomorrow: that’s been the theme this unseasonally mild and dry winter for most Ontarians. It’s snow big deal as Crawford Lake and Mountsberg gear up for Family Day weekend!
Details behind the jump including what the heck a snowsnake is!
Get outside on Sunday, February 19 2012 and Family Day, Monday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for boundless winter fun.

Snowflakes and Snowsnakes at Crawford Lake

What is a snowsnake? The family will love finding out as they try their hand at this exciting and unique First Nations sport.

Did you know that snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing winter recreational activities inCanada? Give it a go yourself and learn about the history of snowshoeing while sampling the sport yourself and take in a guided mini-hike. Those who are ready to venture out on their own can rent a pair for the day from the Crawford Lake gift shop and explore the trails for signs of resident wildlife.

Whether you hike, snowshoe or ski the snow-covered trails the day won’t be complete until you gather around a toasty fire to roast marshmallows, make a bird feeder to take home, go on a winter discovery hunt to win prizes and tour the longhouses. Check out the gift shop and displays in the Visitor’s Centre, or watch a magical winter slideshow in the Auditorium.

Tales by a Winter’s Fire at Mountsberg

Outodoor bonfire? Horse-drawn sleigh rides? Hiking along wintry trails? Toboggan runs? All this and more at Mountsberg Conservation Area’s Tales by a Winter’s Fire Festival! It doesn’t end there, we also have Bird of Prey presentations, puppet shows, a marshmallow roast as well as the newborn baby goats that just arrived at our barn last week!

This will also be the final weekend for the MountsbergRaptor Centre to host the Royal Ontario Museum’s spectacular Northern Owls Exhibit. This beautiful educational display is all about Ontario’s diverse owl species, some of which are live residents of our educational centre for non-releasable birds of prey. You can also take a horse drawn wagon or sleigh ride through the fields and forests on weekends and Family Day. Rides depart at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the Discovery Centre, $3 for Adults $3 and $2 for Children.

Regular park admission fees apply and the festivities are free for children 4 and under, Conservation Halton annual passholders only need to show their pass for admission. Best of all, you can visit two parks for the price of one, as admission to one park may be used at any other Conservation Halton park (except Glen Eden) when visiting the same day.

For a complete list of events at Conservation Halton Conservation Areas, including the ones listed above, click here.


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