4 Things You Have to Do This Winter in Newfoundland

With winter weather lasting so long in Newfoundland, it’s essential to embrace winter and take part in some fun seasonal activities and events!

Here are 4 things you have to do this winter in Newfoundland.

1) Skate at The Loop


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Once the weather is consistently cold enough, The Loop skating rink at Bannerman Park in St. John’s opens for the season. People of all ages can come skate for free during opening hours which are 10am – 11pm daily, with the exception of ice maintenance times. Before heading out, you can call 733-LOOP (5667) to check on the ice status. Full details can be found on the City of St. John’s website.

There’s plenty of indoor public skating as well at Mile One, The Glaicer, and other local arenas. Check with your local arena for details!

2) Enjoy the Mount Pearl Frosty Festival

Mount Pearl’s annual Frosty Festival brings some much-needed joy to Newfoundland winters! With dozens of events for people of all age groups, you’re sure to find something fun to do. The 2020 lineup includes The Pedestrian Parade of Lights & Cauldron Lighting, Kevin Collins concert, Dinner and Dance, Kids Carnival, and more.


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Check out the Mount Pearl Frosty Festival 2020 article for more!

3) Go Sliding or Snowshoeing at Pippy Park

Pippy Park’s hill is one of the great local spots for sliding (aka tobagganing)! Grab your slide and head here for some great times. There are various other popular spots for sliding such as Cowan Park.


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Pippy Park also has some great cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, even renting you the equipment!

4) Go Skiing

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, skiing is always a great winter activity! It’s fun and great exercise. You can cross-country or downhill ski at various spots across the island, including two ski resorts White Hills and Marble Mountain.


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To get the lowdown on skiing in Newfoundland, check out this post.