Icelynd Skating Trails – Skate the trails that wind through the woods or reserve the outdoor rink for a hockey game in the forest with your family and friends for the ultimate Canadian winter experience. Icelynd is also open in the evening for a magical skate under twinkling white-string lights and rest spots with bonfires to warm up by. For more information, contact with your enquiries.  6865 Fernbank Rd, Stittsville ON. 

Cross Country Skiing

Kanata Nordic Ski Club – Purchase a day pass and explore the growing network of groomed ski trails in Wesley Clover Park. Lessons are available for all ages and levels.

Gatineau Park – Less than an hour’s drive you will find the largest network of ski trails in North America, with 200km of trails winding through forest and along lakes and valleys. There are classic cross country, skate and back-country ski trails, ranging in difficulty from easy to very difficult. Day cabins with wood stoves and picnic tables are available to skiers.

Downhill Skiing

Mount Pakenham – Small, family-friendly ski hill with cafeteria, and cozy space to warm up by the fire for après ski. They offer snow tubing and have snowshoe trails available. 577 Ski Hill Rd, Pakenham. (613) 624-5290

Calabogie Ski Resort – The tallest mountain resort in Eastern Ontario, at an altitude of more than 1200 feet and 24 hills, approximately one hour from the villa. 30 Barrett Chute Rd, Calabogie. (613) 752-2720


Snowmobile trails – Discover a world-class snowmobile trail network just a stone’s throw from the villa that spans more than 30,000km. Information and maps for the area are available on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs  website.

Hiking and snowshoeing

Mill of Kintail Conservation Area – Explore 6 kilometers of marked trails amidst field, forest and the Indian River on this heritage property. 2854 Ramsay Concession 8, Mississippi Mills. (613) 256-3610.

Manitou Mountain Trail Network –Approximately 45 minutes away near Calabogie Resort is 9 km, medium level of difficulty hiking/snowshoeing trail passing through picturesque pine forests and spectacular wilderness scenery. Not for beginners, and trail map is essential. Beginners can walk the short 1.5 km trail to Eagle’s Nest Lookout.