Discover enchanting winter activities this February in the Coaticook River Valley

Discover enchanting winter activities this February in the Coaticook River Valley

Destinations to explore, January 30, 2023 2023-01-30
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With its beautiful white cloak of snow, the Coaticook River Valley has something for young and old alike. This winter, a flurry of activities is cascading over this amazing part of the Eastern Townships. Some visitors will be charmed by the winter wonderland of the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook with its host of activities, while others will want to try their hand at ice fishing at the Parc Découverte Nature. Meanwhile, hikers of all inclinations can enjoy a contemplative walk, trek, or exploration of the snowy trails in Harold F. Baldwin Park on Mont Pinacle.

Amarok Expedition
Photo credit: Amarok Expedition

Saturday Fun in February at Parc de la Gorge Coaticook

February, Play Outside! offers visitors a ton of activities to liven up the first full day of the weekend. On Star Saturday, February 11, stay up late and enjoy an evening skate accompanied by entertainment under the stars – and even experience a night-time, outdoor escape game. On February 18, Sweet Saturday will delight the whole family with maple taffy on snow, sleigh, and pony rides. Next, make way for Toddler Saturday with unique and exciting dog sled rides, offered in a ‘discovery’-style format from February 25 to 28 (reservations required), as well as inflatable games and tasty treats. Make sure to enjoy all the other days of the week too, by visiting a nearby farm or by doing some snow scootering, winter hiking, and fatbiking, among the plethora of activities!

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Acoatica and ice fishing at Parc Découverte Nature

February, Play Outside! is also a fabulous opportunity to learn ice fishing with family or friends. Located a short 15 minutes from the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, the Parc Découverte Nature will host an ice fishing tournament on Saturday, February 4th. Catch one of the paying trout to win amazing prizes, then warm up as you try out Acoatica's interactive and immersive indoor games. Your fish catch will be cleaned so you can easily take it home in a container (bring your own – think of the environment!), or in a bag provided on site. Don't forget that the park is open every Saturday in February; reservations are recommended.

Parc Découverte Nature
Photo credit: Parc Découverte Nature

New! Mont Pinacle welcomes you in wintertime

Love hiking? Gear up with your crampons or snowshoes, and hit Mont Pinacle’s trails at Harold F. Baldwin Park. A favourite of true nature lovers, the park offers a breathtaking panorama, and is home to five trails suitable for all tastes and levels, for a total of approximately 7 km of trail (round trip). Book your day ticket or season pass online to enjoy this exceptional park!

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