Looking for outdoor winter activities in Fredericton? From FROSTival to icy parks, there is something for everyone to enjoy this winter. Here are just a few places where you can have some serious wintery fun in Fredericton.
Fredericton’s favorite annual winter festival is FROSTival. There is something for everyone during this popular festival, including lots of outdoor fun like sleigh rides, FROSTiwalks, and so many more fun activities. 2021 festival is a little different with options to book activities with your bubble. (Scheduled – COVID-19 restrictions might affect the festival.)
January 21 – February 7, 2021
Explore Killarney Lake Park
During the winter, the 20km of walking trails at Killarney Lake Park are transformed into beautifully groomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and winter walking.
1653 St. Mary’s Street, Fredericton
Take a Relaxing Winter Walk at Odell Park
Take a relaxing winter walk through one of Canada’s Best Old Growth Forests. The trails are groomed for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing all winter long.
Waggoners Lane, Fredericton
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Go Fat Biking at South Riverfront Trail
This popular trail offers great views of the St. John River. The multi-use trail is popular for walking and mountain biking. It is a shorter trail that takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Cross Country Ski at Kingswood and UNB Woodlot Trails
There is a network of well-maintained trails for cross-country skiing on the western side of UNB Woodlot and Kingswood Golf Course. There are three places where you can access the trails, right behind the Kingswood lodge, next to the Radisson Hotel and from Lian Street.
Outdoor Skating Rinks
Grab your skates and helmet, and get ready for some outdoor skating fun. Fredericton is home to 7 outdoor rinks for you to enjoy all winter long. Details
- Islandview Park, Islandview Drive, Fredericton
- Officers’ Square, Queen Street, Fredericton
- Queen Square, Aberdeen Street, Fredericton
- Odell Park, Waggoners Lane, Fredericton
- Lincoln Heights Park, Goodine Street, Fredericton
- Downing Street Park, Downing Street, Fredericton
- Mitch Clarke Park, Johnston Avenue, Fredericton
Crabbe Mountain is a ‘no-brainer’ destination for people who want to have some serious winter fun. Test your skills on the largest vertical drop in New Brunswick. Little ones will love the snow school lessons. Make this a whole day adventure and warm up with a hot drink and a meal or snack at the cafe.
50 Crabbe Mountain Rd, Central Hainesville
The Fredericton Geocaching Tour
Explore the winter wonderland, and see if you can find the Geocaches located around the City. The Fredericton Geocaching Tour is Atlantic Canada’s Best Geocaching Tour, and it is also bilingual. All you need is a map and a GPS unit to get your hunt started.
Bike to Breweries
As the Brewing Capital of Atlantic Canada, Fredericton hosts a Taproom Trail with 11 craft brewery stops. You can fat bike to each location in the winter.
Go on a Sleigh Ride at Oakland Farm & Lodge
Dash through the snow with your family at Oakland Farm & Lodge. The sleigh ride will glide you down the trails around the farm. The sleigh rides are around 45 minutes long.
65 Oakland Farm Lane, New Maryland
Winter Fun at Mactaquac Provincial Park
A short drive from Fredericton is a gorgeous winter wonderland called Mactaquac Provincial Park. Dress warmly and bring all your fun winter equipment. There are great sledding hills, along with 7km of groomed trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing that everyone will enjoy.
1265 Route 105, Mactaquac
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