Muskoka Winter Carnival Fun

Muskoka Winter Carnival Fun! Winter carnivals in Muskoka! Winter is a favourite time of the year in this magical playground of Lake of Bays/Muskoka.  February is the month of carnivals and events galore. Living in Muskoka is all about taking time to relax with friends and family.  The local carnivals are a family hit featuring fun for all ages.

The Dwight Winter Carnival kicks off February 9 and 10. Saturday morning starts with a pancake breakfast followed by a day of interactive activities including Science North events, sleigh rides, hockey shoots and a local chili cook off. Be sure and stop in to the Moose Café on Hwy 60 in Dwight for their famous and scrumptious Great Canadian Moose Breakfast. This very popular café and restaurant is always packed. The food is great and always served with a welcome smile.



The Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival is a great spot to be on Family Day weekend February 16 and 17. Friday night is the traditional family skate party with hot chocolate, music with a DJ, hot dogs and lots of snacks. Start Saturday morning with an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Saturday before the popular Snowball Parade. Spend the day enjoying a kids versus adults shinny game, horse-drawn sleigh rides, drumming circle, silent auction, toboggan races, photo booth, hot dogs, peameal bacon on a bun, wood-fired pizza, chili, hot apple cider, the popular Polar Plunge into Lake of Bays – so many fun events to enjoy for all ages. The Dorset Rec Centre will be open for hot drinks and snacks and the Snowball Café will have live entertainment throughout the day.


Don’t miss Algonquin Provincial Park’s Winter in The Wild Festival on Saturday February 17. Algonquin Park is Canada’s oldest provincial park, established in 1893 to provide a sanctuary to wildlife. The Park will be bustling with both indoor and outdoor activities across it’s  Highway 60 corridor. Be sure to check out the wildlife snowshoe excursion, winter camping demonstration, winter in the wild lunch and guided winter bird walk. There will be ice skating, a campfire and barbecue as well as a fireside talk and winter night hike. An amazing day to celebrate Algonquin Park in the winter.


The Family Day long weekend around Algonquin/Lake of Bays finishes with the Baysville Winterfest on February 19.  A pancake breakfast, small animal show and a live magic and comedy show, as well as skating and live music.


Whew – and you thought there wasn’t much to do in Muskoka / Lake of Bays in winter! As beautiful in the cold, glistening snow as in the hot sultry days of summer …this is what living is all about. Our Muskoka / Lake of Bays winter carnivals celebrate the region in winter – the towering pines with snow covered limbs, frozen lakes, the smell of outdoor fires, friendly faces and family activities. Something truly Canadian that reaches out to the child in all of us.  One more reason to make Muskoka home. If you want to find your perfect Muskoka place …in summer and winter-  give our real estate professionals a call. That’s what we do – help you Come Home to Muskoka.





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