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Ontario Winter Carnivals

Winter carnivals, winterfests, snow fests and ice festivals embrace sports, culture, recreation and outdoor fun in Ontario!  Resort destinations, cities and towns north of Toronto have many of the best winter carnivals in the province. 
Discover a variety of outdoor winter sports activities, ice sculpture contests and skating, skiing and snowshoeing fun. 

January winter carnivalsFebruary winter carnvials and  winterfestsMarch  carnivals and snowfests

Winter Carnivals Fun

Past Events

January 2014

Petawawa Cabin Fever Festival
Petawawa Ontario 
January 10-19, 2014
Trivia nights, seniors’ events, snow drag races, winter smash-up derby and children’s’ programs.
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination
Featured Accommodation in the Ottawa Valley:  
Westmeath
 Nangor Resort.   Wakefield (Greater Ottawa Area) Moulin Wakefield Mill   Barry's Bay:  Barry's Bay Cottage Resort

Burk's Fall Winterfest
BURK'S FALLS
January 18-19, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Burk's Falls, ON

Snofest Winter Carnival 
Month of January 2014 Special Events 
Some exciting new events planned for this year include: Pony Rides, a Curling Bonspiel, Sno Jamming Family Day at Armour Hill, a Youth Art Show and Sale and a Library Story time, plus even more family fun. Celebrate the 37th anniversary of Snofest Peterborough with fun events throughout the month of January 2014.
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Peterborough, ON

Snofest Winter Carnival 
Peterborough, ON 
Carnival January 18, 2014
Month of January 2014 Special Events 
Some exciting new events planned for this year include: Pony Rides, a Curling Bonspiel, Sno Jamming Family Day at Armour Hill, a Youth Art Show and Sale and a Library Story time, plus even more family fun
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Peterborough, ON,

Port Sydney Winter Carnival
January 22 - 27, 2014

Includes comedy by Yuk Yuk's, a spaghetti dinner, bangers and mash dinner, family skate, bonfire and hot chocolate, pancake breakfast, fishing derby, outdoor & indoor events and kids corner!
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Port Sydney area

Pakenham Frost Fest 
Pakenham 
January 24-26, 2014
Join a fun-filled week of events with Pakenham’s celebration of winter.
More information on the Ontario`s Highlands Destination

Sauble Beach's Annual Winterfest
Sauble Beach, Ontario
 
January 24-25, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Sauble Beach, ON

Renfrew's Winter Frewfest
January 24-25, 2014
Family fun race, snowshoe races, sleigh rides, petting zoo, free skating and fireworks.
More Information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Snospree
Pembroke
January 29-February 2, 2014

Join Pembi as he shivers on the river! Ice fishing, skating, hockey games and great good ol' fashioned family fun to celebrate winter
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Cochrane Winter Carnival
Cochrane 
January 29-February 9, 2013 

Come Chill With Chimo at Ontario's Oldest Premier Winter Carnival! Participate in many tournaments such as hockey and horseshoe, attend the many dances including an outdoor dance on Lake Command

Ground Hog Day and Wiarton Willie Festival 
Wiarton 
January 30 -February 2, 2014
Winter fun for both kids and adults including, Wiarton Willie's Queen of the Festival Pageant A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Checkerboard, and Wiarton Willie's Prediction Ceremonies for the arrival of Ontario Spring.
Featured Resort in Georgian Bluffs-Wiarton:  Evergreen Forest Resort B&B
Featuerd Country Inn  in Walter Falls, ON:  The Falls Inn

Marmora SnoFest 
Marmora 
January 31 -February 2, 2014

The SnoFest features dogs in the Weight Pull Event, Skijoring and races for sled dogs. There will be indoor and children's activities.

Winterlude
Ottawa 
January 31-February 17, 2014

Come to Winterlude, where three fun-filled weekends of excitement and activity await the whole family! From glittering ice carvings and majestic snow sculptures to the world’s largest skating rink, a gigantic snow playground and explosive shows under the winter sky, Winterlude is a great way to celebrate and enjoy the winter season.
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Ottawa, ON

Midland’s Annual Outdoor Winterfest
Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2014
This popular annual festival will be the biggest outdoor event to date with special activities of interest for the entire family
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
more information on Tourism Midland

Sunnidale Winterama
New Lowell –Clearview Township
January 31 - Febraury 2 2014
Spaghetti dinner, parade, pancake breakfast, snowmobile poker run and lots of activities for the family
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Collingwood,ON,

February 2014

 

Barrie's Winterfest & Festival of Ice
Downtown Barrie, Heritage Park and Barrie Waterfront

February 1-2, 2014
Named one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario this is a truly Canadian winter carnival adventure for the whole family.  New this year is the Fire and Ice Light Show.  All weekend enjoy dog sled rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, midway, lumberjack shows, skating, polar bear swim, pancake breakfast, crafts, story time, ice slides. Kids will enjoy exploring the ice maze.... snow sculpture with slides carved right into the snow and ice. Also (See Barrie Winterfest-Carnival Photos) Stay in Barrie area resort and hotel accommodation: 

Snospree
Pembroke 
January 29-February 2, 2014
Join Pembi as he shivers on the river! Ice fishing, skating, hockey games and great good ol' fashioned family fun to celebrate winter More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Ground Hog Day and Wiarton Willie Festival 
Wiarton 
January 30 -February 2, 2014
Winter fun for both kids and adults including,Wiarton Willie's Queen of the Festival Pageant A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Checkerboard, and Wiarton Willie's Prediction Ceremonies for the arrival of Ontario Spring.
Featured Resort in Georgian Bluffs-Wiarton:  Evergreen Forest Resort B&B
Featuerd Country Inn  in Walter Falls, ON:  The Falls Inn

Sunnidale Winterama
New Lowell –Clearview Township
January 31 - Febraury 2 2014
Spaghetti dinner, parade, pancake breakfast, snowmobile poker run and lots of activities for the family
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Collingwood:  Blue Mountain Lodges, Cranberry Golf Resort, Pretty River Valley Country Inn, Tyrolean Village Resorts at Blue Mountain, The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain.

Marmora SnoFest
Marmora 
January 31 -February 2, 2014

The SnoFest features dogs in the Weight Pull Event, Skijoring and races for sled dogs. There will be indoor and children's activities.

Midland’s Annual Outdoor Winterfest
Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2014
This popular annual festival will be the biggest outdoor event to date with special activities of interest for the entire family.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Midland areaBest Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference CentreLittle Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast

Lion's Winter Carnival
Beaverton 
February 01, 2014   
Enjoy a pancake breakfast, school age tug of war, silent auction, chilli luncheon, outhouse race, mini golf, book sale, scavenger hunt and more.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Orillia area: Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn

Cochrane Winter Carnival
Cochrane 
January 29-February 9, 2013 

Come Chill With Chimo at Ontario's Oldest Premier Winter Carnival! Participate in many tournaments such as hockey and horseshoe, attend the many dances including an outdoor dance on Lake Command

Blind River Winter Carnival
Blind River 
 February 6th - 9th, 2014 
There will be lots to do for the whole family! There will be: skating, sliding, snow sculptures, food, entertainment, kids fish derby
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blind River:  Birch Lodge

Victoria Harbour Frosty Frolics
February 7 - 9, 2014
Winter is here and it’s time to celebrate! Join Tay Township and various Communities.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Midland area: Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference CentreLittle Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast,

Port Carling Winterfest 
Port Carling
 
February 7-9, 2014
The festival begins Friday evening with fireworks, hot dogs and chocolate and a MUCH MUSIC Video Dance. Saturday is a full day of events for the whole family, including log sawing, a dog show, kid's games, face painting, horse and wagon rides, children's entertainers Jam Sandwich, a roast beef dinner and a rock and roll dance with Muskoka Roads!
Sunday's events include a pancake breakfast, polar bear dip and the snow snake competition.
Silent auction in the upper hall of the Community Center all weekend long!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Port Carling area: Sherwood InnShamrock LodgeJW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa

Winterlude
Ottawa 
January 31-February 17, 2014

Come to Winterlude, where three fun-filled weekends of excitement and activity await the whole family! From glittering ice carvings and majestic snow sculptures to the world’s largest skating rink, a gigantic snow playground and explosive shows under the winter sky, Winterlude is a great way to celebrate and enjoy the winter season.
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Ottawa, ON

Bon Soo Winter Carnival
Sault Ste. Marie
 
February 7-16, 2014
Come to Saul Ste. Marie, Canada and celebrate years of Winter Magic. Family Traditions continue for ten days, while residents and visitors alike will GET OUT and GET ACTIVE, enjoying our "Fifth Season" - BON SOO!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Sault Ste. Marie, ON,

Barry's Bay Timberfest 
Barry's Bay 
February 13 - 15, 2014
date to be announced
A fun filled family weekend celebrating logging and the timbering heritage of the Madawaska Valley in Barry's Bay, Wilno and Combermere.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Barry's Bay area:  Barry's Bay Cottage Resort

Snowman Mania
Wasaga Beach
February 13-17, 2014
Four days of affordable family fun. Activities include: Chili Cook-off, Bingo, Live Entertainment, Pancake Breakfast, Skating, Nordic Skiing, Tobaggaing, and Fireworks
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels in Wasaga Beach:  Alton Lodges

Annual Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival
Dorset
 
February 14-15, 2014
A family skating party with music, hot dogs and hot chocolate, adult Broomball Tournament, pancake breakfast, parade, horse drawn wagon rides, Mini-Snowmobile rides, displays and demonstrations, entertainment, food, music and more.

Penetanguishene Winterama 
Penetanguishene 
Feb. 14-17, 2014
Join us for one of Ontario’s longest running, community winter celebrations as Penetanguishene Winterama, Ontario’s oldest winter carnival, celebrates its 65th anniversary February 15-17 2013
Affordable fun for the whole family!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Midland area: Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference CentreLittle Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast,

Haliburton Frostfest 
February 15, 2014
Celebrate winter in the Haliburton Highlands This is a weekend packed with events for all ages, including: 9th Annual Haliburton Highlands Dogsled Derby, Ice Slide, Snowmobile Scavenger Hunt, Outdoor movie,Giant Bonfire.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Huntsville area: Blue Water Acres, Cedar Grove Lodge, Colonial Bay Cottages, Deerhurst Resort, Grandview Resort, Pow Wow Point Lodge, The Norsemen Restaurant & Walker Lake Resort, Tally - Ho Inn, Bondi Village Cottage Resort, Beauview Cottage Resort, Trillium Resort & Spa
More information on the Haliburton Highlands Destination
 
Voyageur Winter Carnival
Thunder Bay
 
February 15-17, 2014
Join in an exciting celebration of winter! Snow sculpture & snowman making contests! Sleigh & dog sled ride

SnowFest 2014
Caledon Fairgrounds
February 17, 2014
SnowFest 2014 returns for Family Day with a full slate of winter activities including returning favourites plus new features which will keep visitors of all ages engaged from the moment their boots, skates or snowshoes hit the snow at the Caledon Fairgrounds.  Admission is free to the public with gates open 10am to 4pm.
Featured Accommodation in Caledon:  Millcroft Inn and Spa

Kapuskasing Winter Carnival
Kapuskasing
 
February 19-22, 2014
A celebration of winter! Outdoor and indoor activities for the entire family

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival
Gravenhurst
 
February 21-23, 2014
 The Winter Carnival is back! Lots of fun for the whole family.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Gravenhurst area:  Bayview Wildwood Resort-Severn Bridge, Eden Place Bed & Breakfast, Taboo Muskoka Resort, Golf and Spa

Annual Dwight Winter Carnival 
Dwight
 
February 21-22, 2014
Pancake breakfast, kids games, horse drawn wagon rides, chainsaw carving, spaghetti dinner, carnival dance, princess pageant, live entertainment, vendors, indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family and more!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Dwight area:  
Blue Spruce ResortBondi Village Cottage ResortFoxwood ResortLogging Chain Lodge

Carnaval de La Ronde
Timmins
 
February 22-23, 2014
Come enjoy the area's premier winter carnival. Fun for the whole family
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels in Timmins:  Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa

  February- March 2014

Ontario Winter Games in Muskoka & Simcoe County
Feb. 27 to March 2, 2014:  Muskoka is the official host of the 2014 Ontario Winter Games. Muskoka is partnering with communities in Simcoe County to host winter sports events that will feature 28 sports and more than 2,300 athletes. Events will take place in communities including BracebridgGeorgian Bay, GravenhurstHuntsvilleLake of BaysMuskoka LakesOrillia, and Midland

Kirkland Lake Winter Carnival
Kirkland Lake
February 13- March 2, 2014
The Winter Carnival is a community event focused on children events. Highlights include the Mush for Gold Dog Sled Races and the Annual National CSRA Canadian Snowcross Championship Event.

Orillia Winter Carnival
Feb. 28 - March 2
Including a pancake breakfast, Midway, Food Tent, Kiddie Curling, Kids Fish Pond, Horse and Sleigh Rides, Polar Bear Dip, Snow Sculptures, Skating, Dance, Dog Sled Rides, Petting Zoo, Helicopter Rides, Fireworks, Mini Snowmobile Rides and Zorb Racing.
Featured Accommodation in Orillia:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn




Winter Sleigh Ride

Barrie Super Slide

Dog Sled Fun

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