Two Events to Get You Closer to Lake Superior in Red Rock This Month
Posted on: February 15, 2019
Snowshoe to Lloyd’s Lookout with Parks Canada for the #WeLoveSuperior Series Snowshoe Safari event and enjoy a campfire and hot chocolate. (Photo: Petri Bailey)

Enjoying Lake Superior with Parks Canada

Parks Canada has two fun outdoor activities for the public to attend in Red Rock this month. The first event involves skating for all ages, a great way to spend Family Day, while the second event, part of Parks Canada’s ongoing #WeLoveSuperior Series, involves snowshoeing into the Lake Superior wilderness and learning about local forests. So whether you like skating or snowshoeing, read on for more information from Parks Canada.

Skating the Lake Superior Ice Trail at Red Rock’s Winter Carnival

 Parks Canada is excited to launch a truly unique winter activity this Family Day, Feb 18th: the Lake Superior Ice Trail. As part of the township’s Winter Carnival, Parks Canada is hosting a Fire and Ice event on the ice trail. The event runs from 2-8 pm at the Red Rock Marina.

 Designed, maintained and built in collaboration with the Township of Red Rock, this trail is quite unlike anything else along the north shore. It is a skating pathway approximately 1.5m wide and approximately 700m long, and allows for a new and fun experience for skaters of all levels.

 Parks Canada and the Township of Red Rock staff and volunteers will offer the warmth of both fires and hot chocolate as part of Red Rock’s Winter Carnival. The Fire and Ice evening will run past sunset, providing a great chance to skate under the stars and warm glow from the firelight.  

 If you are interested in additional information or have any questions about Parks Canada’s participation in the event please contact Alex Thompson at 807-346-2897, or at

Snowshoe Safari on the Nipigon River Recreation Trail

Over the last several months, Parks Canada has had the pleasure of delivering the #WeLoveSuperior Series, where expert speakers share their knowledge about unique features of our Great Lake.

But this time, we’re doing things just a little bit differently.

On Saturday February 23, we hope you’ll join us for a Snowshoe Safari on the Nipigon River Recreation Trail in Red RockParks Canada and graduate foresters Karin and Gordon Mackenzie will share their knowledge about the forests along Lake Superior NMCA, including how to ID the many tree species that call the area home.

The hike begins at the Nipigon River Recreation Trailhead in Red Rock at 1:00 PM, where we will hike to Lloyd’s Lookout and enjoy a campfire and hot chocolate (2.6 km round-trip). A limited number of snowshoes are available at no charge, or bring your own! We ask that participants dress appropriately for weather conditions. I just hiked the trail this weekend, and there is a TON of white, fluffy snow.

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