Campers in Ontario can enjoy a winter camping experience for the first time at Killbear Provincial Park this 2023. The provincial park will join a list of 13 other parks in the province that offer winter camping accommodations, according to Parrysound.com.
Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks David Piccini said that spending time outdoors in nature during the winter months is a favorite activity of many Ontarians and that he is happy that many will have the opportunity to experience the beautiful scenery during this time.
Winter camping at Killbear Provincial Park will be available from January 6 to March 20 and will allow visitors to engage in a variety of activities such as cross-country skiing on groomed trails, snowshoeing, and hiking, as well as birdwatching, animal tracking, and photography.
“Winter camping is a completely different experience. Some people like the challenge, and others like the novelty of it,” said Ministry spokesperson Gary Wheeler.
park’s Beaver Dams Campground will offer 10 electrical sites, and the comfort station will be equipped with two shower stalls for campers’ use.
Wheeler said winter camping provides the chance to participate in activities unavailable during the summer season.
In addition to participating in outdoor activities, winter campers can enjoy campfires, stargazing, snowball fights, snow-people-building, and snow forts.
“The winter landscape at the park is very peaceful, and winter camping is a great way to get away and reconnect with nature,” said Wheeler.
Winter camping at Killbear Provincial Park is expected to be a popular activity for those who enjoy spending time outdoors in nature during the colder months.
For more information about accessing Ontario’s provincial parks during the winter, visit https://www.ontarioparks.com/winter.