Ski & Snowshoe

Ski & Snowshoe

Snow Shoe and Skiing

In winter the C.A Pippy park campground is transformed into an area suitable for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, both classic and skate skiing at no cost! Trails are lit for evening use. Equipment for all ages is availble for rent in the North Bank Lodge. A cross country ski sledge and snow coach are availble, free of charge, for those with physical disabilities.

NEW this season, the Winter Activity Centre is offering snowshoe rentals at Bowring Park Poolhouse for six weeks. We are excited to offer this activity to the visitors of Bowring Park!

The dates of operation for both are weather dependent and based on snow conditions.

Equipment rental at both sites:

  • Single, $5
  • Family of Three, $10
  • Faily of four or more, $15
North Bank Logde NEW Bowring Park (Snowshoes only)
Jan 5 to April 8                          Jan 20 to Feb 25
Tuesday and Thursday     6 to 9pm  
Friday                                6 to 10pm  
Saturday                           9:30am to 10pm Saturday                          10am to 4pm
Sunday                             9:30am to 5:30pm Sunday                            10am to 4pm

Group Programs
Programs offered in  winter:

  • cross country skiing
  • snowshoeing
  • outdoor cooking
  • orienteering
  • fire building
  • map and compass

Contact Outdoor Programs 576-8522 or outdoor@stjohns.ca

Please Note:

  • Cash, Debit and Visa / Master Card / Amex are accepted.
  • Identification is required to rent skis and snowshoes.
  • Weather and snow conditions will affect operations. For information on open/closures for the Winter Activity Center please call the C. A. Pippy Park Winter Activity Center Information Line at 709-737-3651 or the H.G.R Mews Community Center at 709-576-8499.

Adaptive Equipment:
Adaptive equipment is available to individuals who require them.

  • Ice sledge* available in child and adult size. For use on ice, so not available at Winter Activity Centre
  • Hippocampe* All Terrain Wheelchair with front and rear ski attachments
  • Snowcoach, available at Winter Activity Centre
  • Sit ski, available at Winter Activity Centre

* Must be pre-booked by calling 576-6972 or emailing inclusion@stjohns.ca