Snowshoeing After Sundown in Ontario

Two people snowshoeing as the sun goes down

Snowshoeing at night is a magical, multi-sensory experience.

With its flat, wide surface, the ingenious snowshoe is designed to distribute your weight evenly, allowing you to float on the snow rather than sink in.

Strap on some snowshoes and set out on one of these guided after-dark winter hikes.

Crawford Lake Conservation Centre, Milton

Crawford Lake’s reconstructed 15th century Haudenoshaunee village is a fitting spot to go on a guided moonlight snowshoe hike. Traverse over eight kilometres of trail, followed by hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows around the campfire. The park offers less strenuous sunset outings for families (moonlight hikes are age 14 and up).

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton

Explore the ecology, heritage and culture of the Haliburton Highlands, and learn to ‘Snowshoe Like a Canadian’ on this full-day guided package. The experience is totally customizable so ask about nighttime trekking opportunities. 

Forest the Canoe, Goulais River

Catch glimpses of the moon peeking through the canopy of red and white pine trees on the Full Moon Snowshoe, a two-hour guided snowshoe tour. Snowshoes, and other equipment, including a headlamp, are included. In addition, you’ll be treated to a hot beverage and snack.

LivOutdoors, Bracebridge

Explore Muskoka’s winter trails on a nighttime trek through 120 acres of diverse woods and along the quiet Muskoka river. You’ll be fitted with all the necessary equipment, including headlamps, and provided with guided instruction.

Winter Walks with Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy, Sault Ste. Marie

The Crimson Ridge guided tour follows sections of the Voyageur Trail just outside the city to a scenic lookout spot and ends with a hot drink and tapas.

Last updated: January 24, 2022

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