First Day Hike

Start Your Year Outside!

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Arrowhead Provincial Park is our favourite winter destination! It features more than 33 km of cross-country ski trails, a variety of hiking/snowshoeing trails as well as a skating rink and the famous skating trail.

250 km From toronto
2 hours
coach bus

Ticket Prices

  • Regular rate$84
  • Students / Seniors$76
  • Children$42
  • Regular rate$60
  • Students / Seniors$54
  • Children$30

Includes park entry & ski/skate trail passes!



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What better way to start off the new year than to spend it in the fresh air with friends! ActiveDays is teaming up with Ontario Parks to participate in the international movement to get people outdoors on the first day of the year.


Arrowhead Provincial Park is one of a kind and our favourite winter destination! Sitting just outside of Algonquin park it features more than 33 km of cross-country ski trails, a variety of hiking/snowshoeing trails as well as a skating rink and the famous skating trail.


DAY SCHEDULE



9:00am - Pick up at 34 Asquith Ave (near Yonge and Bloor)
9:45am - Pick up at Major Mackenzie
12:00pm - Arrive Arrowhead Provincial Park
12:00am - Gear rental (snowshoes, X-country skis)
12:30pm- 3:00pm: Trek snowshoe/ ski/ hike in small or large groups on the trail system
TRAIL LUNCH - (Lunch is not provided. Please pack yourself something delicious that you can stop and nibble long the trail)
3:00pm- 3:30pm - Break time at Arrowhead’s new Visitor’s Centre
3:30pm- 4:30pm - Skating on the outdoor rink
4:40pm - New Year’s Fire. Gather at the camp fire to share in a New Year’s day tradition
5:00pm - departure to Toronto

WHAT TO BRING


Lunch (nut free please!)If you can, bring something warm- This helps a lot in staying warm on a cold day
Tea (optional but again great way to keep warm)
Winter boots
Water (at least 1.5L)
Skis, Snowshoes, Skates (All of these are rentable at Arrowhead too)
Medications
Weather appropriate clothing- Layer up!- wool is great as a middle layer as it helps wick water away from the body and keep you warm!
Camera
Your New Year’s Resolution (if you’ve got one)
Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail :)


WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS


To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at — you can take part in the workshop as casually or focused as you would like.


Active Days is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and move.


We will also be providing everyone a map and some information on some of the geology of the region.



All ActiveDays participants are required to sign a waiver. We will bring printed copies of the waiver to sign on the bus. You can find a digital copy of a sample waiver HERE



YOUR HIKE LEADER: CARLY JOYNT





Carly Joynt is the Toronto Coordinator of Active Days Program. She is a passionate mentor who loves connecting with nature through the senses. Carly's favourite Parkbus route is to see the waterfalls of the Dundas Valley and her most memorable nature moment was tracking a Great Horned owl through a cedar forest!

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