With today’s school bus cancellations, the long weekend gets off to an early start for area kids. Here are some ways to keep them entertained this weekend:
Dwight Winter Carnival Feb 12-13 (Note: Sunday’s Radar Run has been cancelled)
You won’t find much more winter fun in one place. The 46th annual Dwight Winter Carnival includes a circus show, Body Zorbs (think human bowling), a bungee run, hot air balloon rides, a drumming circle and fat bike demos with Algonquin Outfitters.
Fire and Ice on the Arrowhead Skating Trail
You can’t beat skating along a lit trail at night for both beauty and fun. Fire and Ice is planned for Feb 13 & 14 from 6-9pm both days. The trail is also open from 11-3 both days, as well as February 15 from 11-5:30. And don’t forget about Arrowhead’s other great activities: tubing, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing. Check their Twitter account @ArroPark for up-to-the minute updates on conditions and wait times. Permit required.
Family Day is Museum Day – The Muskoka Museum at Muskoka Heritage Place is open 10-4
Free activities at the Canada Summit Centre
Skating on Saturday, February 13, 2016 is sponsored by Coldwell Banker, 12-2pm
Skating on Family Day, February 15, 2016 is sponsored by Boston Pizza, 11am-12:30pm
Swimming on Family Day, February 15, 2016 is sponsored by Boston Pizza, 1-2:30pm
Open House at Two Horse Gallery
See the incredible nature photography of Robin Tapley on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 1-3 pm (78 Main Street East, Huntsville). Meet Robin and hear the stories behind the images. Refreshments will be offered. A 40″ x 60″ Canvas Print is available to be won. Donations in support of the Wildlife Research Station in Algonquin Park accepted.
Baysville Winterfest, February 15, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Fun for the whole family! Enjoy a free pancake breakfast and hot dog lunch courtesy of the Baysville Lions, indoor kids crafts, outdoors games & activities, free public skating, birds of prey demonstration, magic show, fire fighters’ ice rescue demonstration, Fern Glen Fiddleheads and line dancing, Chili Challenge and more! All activities are taking place in the Lake of Bays Community Centre and Autumn Leaves Seniors Centre on University Street in Baysville.
Kearney Dog Sled Races, Febraury 13-14
Watch these exciting races: 4 dog sprint race, 6 dog sprint race, 10 dog stage race, 1 & 2 dog ski-joring race, and Mutt & Kid races. Plus a Friday night family skate, igloo building and snowshoe games with Algonquin Outfitters, kids’ activities, and dog sled rides. If you’ve never been, this might be the year to check out the fun!
Sprucedale Winter Carnival, February 12-13 (Note: The ice fishing tournament on February 14 has been cancelled due to weather)
Friday night chili dinner and show, Saturday pancake breakfast, kids’ games, polar plunge, Saturday night adult dance, and more!
Winter in the Wild in Algonquin Park
You’ll find a guided bird walk, winter photography tips, a wildlife snowshoe excursion, ice skating, a winter night hike, an igloo building demo with AO, and more in this activity-packed day in the park. Permit required.