Ski & Snowshoe

Ski & Snowshoe

During the winter season the City of St. John’s Recreation Division operates a Winter Activity Centre, located at Pippy Park in the North Bank Lodge. Pippy Park offers classic cross country skiing and snowshoeing for all ages.

Ski Trails

In winter the 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.

The Winter Activity Centre is scheduled to open January 7 however days of operation are weather dependent and based on snow cover. Call the info line at 737-3651 for updated facility operations.  

Winter Activity Centre
Pippy Park - North Bank Lodge

Scheduled Open January 7
Tuesday and Thursday noon to 9 p.m.
Friday noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Equipment Rental Prices:

 - Individual person; $5
 - Family of three people; $10
 - Family of four to six people; $15

Payment is accepted by cash, debit and credit at Pippy Park. Identification is required to rent skis and snowshoes.


Adaptive Equipment

Adaptive equipment is available to individuals who require their use.

  • 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


Weather and snow conditions will affect operations. Call the Info Line at 709-737-3651 to check updated facility operations. 

For information on group bookings please refer to the School and Community Programs page or contact the Outdoor Fieldworker at 576-8522 or