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Get outdoors and enjoy Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Family Day weekend activities

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To embrace the magic of winter, you have to step outside! Beat those winter blahs, and join us at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas on Family Day Weekend for a couple of fun, family friendly events.

Crawford Lake welcomes you to enjoy a flurry of outdoor activities during its Snowflakes and Snowsnakes festival while Mountsberg invites you to enjoy winter in the country at Tales by a Winter’s Fire.

Entrance to Tales by a Winter’s Fire and Snowflakes and Snowsnakes is covered under regular park admission fees, which are: Adults $7.50, Children $5.25, Seniors $6.50, while children 4 years and under are free (plus all applicaple taxes). Your daily park admission is good for entrance that day into any of Conservation Halton’s parks, so you and your family can enjoy both events.

Halton Parks members only need to show their membership card for admission. For more information about these magical winter events and others, please visit the Conservation Halton Events Calendar.

Snowflakes and Snowsnakes at Crawford Lake
Crawford Lake’s Snowflakes and Snowsnakes event includes, snowshoeing demonstrations (conditions permitting), winter games, snow painting and a marshmallow roast. During the snowshoe demonstrations, visitors will learn more about the history of this popular sport, proper snowshoeing techniques and the health benefits of snowshoeing. The winter games sessions will include a round of snowsnake (conditions permitting), a traditional Iroquoian sport that challenges you to see how far you can send a wooden “snake” down a snowy path. Children will love creating colourful, icy masterpieces during the craft sessions and the Iroquoian Village will also be open for exploration daily. Finally, when it is time to get warm, visitors can settle in around a crackling fire to roast their own marshmallow.

Tales by a Winter’s Fire at Mountsberg
Mountsberg’s Tales by a Winter’s Fire features an opportunity to enjoy winter in the country. You can roast hot dogs and marshmallows and share stories around the warmth and crackle of an outdoor bonfire. All of this and more can be done at the ‘Tales by a Winter’s Fire’ program. Come and enjoy winter puppet shows, horse-drawn rides, live animal encounters and Raptor Presentations. Please note there is an additional fee for some activities, the horse-drawn rides and the hot dogs. We invite you to join us at Mountsberg for a memorable winter experience for the whole family.