Newfoundland is known for being a very snowy province that loves to celebrate winter. So, take some time this winter to get out into the snow and do some fun activities while you explore Newfoundland’s beautiful landscapes. When you have had enough of the outdoors, you can head inside to relax and warm up. Here are some great activities that you can take part in around Newfoundland this winter.
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1. Conception Bay South Winterfest
Spend the month of February with your family and friends having fun at the Conception Bay South Winterfest. There will be a pancake breakfast, hockey games, skating, free swims, and many more fun activities that everyone can enjoy.
February 1 – 28, 2019
Conception Bay South, Long Pond
2. Deer Lake Winterfest
Deer Lake Winterfest is a ten-day festival that is jam-packed with winter family fun. There will be a snow sculpture contest, sliding, games, fireworks, and much more for kids of all ages to take part in and enjoy.
February 1 – 10, 2019
3. Grand Bank Winter Carnival
Put on your winter coat and head outside for some fun at the Grand Bank Winter Carnival. There will be a number of tournaments, along with family fun activities like skating, snowman building and much more.
February 1 – 28, 2019
4. Great Labrador Loppet
The Great Labrador Loppet is one of the finest events that takes place in the city, and is hosted by the Menihek Nordic Ski Club. There are four courses that you can pick from along the beautifully groomed trails all the way from Fermont, Quebec to Labrador City. Each course has many rest stops and food stations along the way. After the event is finished, you can enjoy the evening banquet and medal presentation.
March 1 to April 6, 2019
5. Mid Winter Bivver
Mid Winter Bivver is Newfoundland’s Premier Snowmobile and Culinary Festival that takes place in the Exploits Valley. Enjoy food prepared by award-winning chefs, or take snowmobile rides. There is so much to do on each day of the weekend.
Grand Falls- Windsor
Date: February 15 – 16, 2019
6. Mount Pearl Frosty Festival
The Mount Pearl Frosty Festival takes place in the middle of February and hosts over 80 events, which makes it the largest winter event in Atlantic Canada. You can check out their website for a full list of events taking place.
February 6 – 17, 2019
7. Old Fashioned Concert
Two evenings of local talent taking the stage and dancing at the Old Fashioned Concert.
Two days that are still to be determined between March 1 to 31, 2019
8. Point Leamington Winter Fun Week
The Point Leamington Winter Fun Week is a week packed with family fun, and each night has a different night. Saturday is packed with races and games with prizes to be won.
Dates March 1 – 31, 2019
9. Snow & Ice in Paradise
There is a lot of family fun to be had at the start of February at the Snow & Ice in Paradise Winter Carnival. There is a large variety of indoor and outdoor activities, ranging from dances to sports for people of all ages to take part in.
February 1 – 10, 2019
The Town of Paradise
10. City of St. John’s ChillFest
For the whole month of February, there will be free action-packed events taking place as a part of St. John’s ChillFest. So, gather up your family and friends and head outside for fun in the snow or spend time inside taking part in some fun indoor activities.
Various Venues in St. John’s
February 1- 28, 2019
11. Tikigiaksaugusik Festival
Tikigiaksaugusik is the Inuktitut word meaning ‘a gathering place’, which is what the Tikigiaksaugusik Festival is. The Francis Campbell Memorial shoot out, Levi Pottle Dog Team Race and family games are some of the most popular events during this festival.
Various locations in the community of Rigolet
Date: March 13 – 16, 2019
12. Wintertide Music Festival
The classical chamber music will be filled with music by Canada’s Duo Concertante and some local singers. The Wintertide Music Festival is a celebration of classical music.
Date: January 10 – 13, 2019
Celebrate winter at Winterlude in Grand Falls-Windsor this year. Spend time with your family activities like swimming and enjoying live entertainment. There will be hockey games to watch, cross-country skiing, snow sculpting and much more.
February 8 – 11, 2019
14. Marble Mountain Resort
Hit the slopes and have some winter fun at Marble Mountain Resort. Marble Mountain is known for its diverse ski and snowboard terrain and events. It is also the highest mountain peak you can ski in the Maritimes.
15. White Hills Resort
White Hills Resort has winter fun for all ages. You can hit the slopes for downhill skiing or snowboarding, or explore their beautiful trails by going cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. There are lessons available for beginners from experienced instructors.
100 White Hills Rd, Clarenville
16. Smokey Mountain Ski Club
Smokey Mountain Ski Club may be Atlantic Canada’s best-kept winter secret. Smokey Mountain has 100% natural snow and has the longest season in Atlantic Canada, which makes it is a ‘must’ check out this winter for people who love to hit the slopes for some serious winter fun.
Smokey Mountain Rd, Labrador City
17. Funland Resort Attractions
Gather up the family and spend some quality time inside this winter at Funland Resort Attractions. During the winter, there are guided tours and a lounge for the parents to relax at.
34 Veterans Dr., Cormack
18. The Screech Room
It is a well-known fact that being ‘Screeched-In’ has become a must for anyone who travels to Newfoundland. Along with being a traditional drink, Screech is also used in many delicious local dishes. The Screech Room provides the full Screech experience for those who visit Newfoundland.
6 Cathedral St, St. John’s
19. St. John’s Farmer’s Market
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, the St. John’s Farmer’s Market is the place to be, even in the middle of winter. There is everything from fresh produce and coffee to premade meals to crafts. There are also educational and fun activities available for kids at the market.
245 Freshwater Rd, St. John’s
20. Savour Food and Wine Show
Head out to the Delta Hotel with your friends to celebrate food and wine at the 12th annual Savour Food and Wine Show. Along with food exhibitors, there will be Lifestyle Booths you can check out.
March 14, 2019
39 King St, Saint John
21. Bayside Blizzard Winter Carnival
For many people, being out in a blizzard has never been so fun. There will be breakfasts and dinners and dances for all ages. Outside there will be snow sculptures, hockey, and snowmobiling. There is lots of fun to be had for kids of all ages at the Bayside Blizzard Winter Carnival.
Route 350, Botwood
March 3 – 9, 2019
22. Merchant Tavern
The Merchant Tavern shares its chef with Raymond’s, which is a Canadian top-tier restaurant. Since it is well-known for its seafood stews and cod with smoked bacon, this tavern is the perfect place to warm up after some fun in the snow. The dinner menu is served until 10:30 pm, after that time just ‘pub grub’ is available for patrons to order.
291 Water St, St. John’s
23. See a Show at Spirit of Newfoundland
The Spirit of Newfoundland is host to many productions and has shows that are appropriate for everyone. Along with dinner and a show, you can also enjoy some screech with your friends in their ever-popular Screech Room.
6 Cathedral Street, St. John’s
24. Visit Quidi Vidi Village
Quidi Vidi Village is one of the most beautiful places in the Maritimes and just a short drive from St. John’s. It is a relaxing village known for its brightly coloured houses lining the streets. The town has attracted many artisans and artists, so there are windows and stores packed with their creations.
10 Maple View Place, St. John’s
25. Winter Getaways
Whether you’re staying for a few days, or a couple of weeks — a winter vacation on Canada’s easternmost province is sure to bring laughter, joy, adventure, snow, cold and memories to last a lifetime.