Winter Fun
Explore us in our winter white, and get rid of those winter blues! Whether it’s Nordic or skate skiing, snowshoeing or tobogganing, families and winter enthusiasts agree that when the snow comes, Pippy Park is the place to be.

Pippy Park offers two networks of cross-country ski trails. Our partners also offer cross-country ski rentals and lessons as well as snowshoe rentals.

Novice skiers enjoy the gentle groomed trails within the Trailer Park. Experienced skiers seek the excitement of the twisting trails around Three Pond Barrens. Snowshoers treasure the pure air, discover the pleasures of following animal tracks and listening to bird song.

Prefer the rush of sledding? Bring a thermos of hot chocolate and enjoy our sliding hills.

Ski and Snowshoe Rental

C.A. Pippy Park Winter Activity Centre

Shake those winter blues and explore Pippy Park Blanketed in snow!  The Pippy Park Winter Activity Centre offers rentals of waxless classic cross country ski equipment as well as snowshoes for all ages.  A Cross Country Ski Sledge is also available for individuals with physical disabilities.  The Winter Activity Centre is located at the North Bank Lodge on Nagle's Place off Allandale Road.

Rental Hours of Operation (Weather Permitting):

Date: January 6 - April 9
Day: Friday
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Date: January 6 - April 9
Day: Saturday
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Date: January 6 - April 9
Day: Sunday
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM



*Tuesday's 6:00pm-9:00pm and Thursday's 6:00pm-9:00pm


Single $5.00
Family of three $10.00
Family of four (or more) $15.00

Friday and Saturday nights - last rental at 9:00 PM, all rentals must be returned by 10:00 PM
Sundays - last rental at 4:00 PM, all rentals must be returned by 5:00 PM

For more information on open/closures for the Winter Activity Centre please call the Pippy Park Winter Activity Centre Information Line at 737-3651 or the H.G.R. Mews Centre at 576-8499 or

Free groomed trails at Pippy Park

Come ski the Slope Trail or the Eagle’s Perch. Popular with novice classic skiers and competitive skate skiers alike are the 3 km of groomed trails in Pippy Park’s Trailer Park. Ski during the day­or enjoy the thrill of skiing at night under lights!



Cross-country skiing: Three Pond Barrens

Skiing is a great way to discover Pippy Park’s wild side. A system of ungroomed, wilderness trails takes the more experienced skier through a hilly, wooded landscape to an area known as the Three Pond Barrens.