Village Noël Temiskaming
Winter Activities on the Lake Temiskaming Tour

Winter on Lake Temiskaming is fun-filled and breathtakingly beautiful. There are so many outdoor winter activities to experience in the region that you’ll wish you lived here! Activities include ice fishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, tub sliding, sleigh rides, carnivals, curling, hockey, skating and, of course, relaxing in our numerous inns & resorts. Here, you’ll find activities for the kids, for the family, for a group of friends, or for yourself: we definitely have what you’re looking for.

Usually, we get our first snowfall in early November, but our winters really begin in early December. Every year, the Village Noël Temiskaming kicks off our winter with the unique atmosphere of an authentic New France Christmas Village. The Village emulates the famous Belgian Christmas markets, and is clearly a must if you’re looking for special Christmas gifts for your loved ones.

In December, when Lake Temiskaming freezes, hundreds of fishing huts appear on the lake. They look like miniature villages on the ice. The largest groupings are around Sutton Bay and across from the New Liskeard and Haileybury marinas. Sutton Bay Park offers ice-fishing packages, which allow you to rent fish huts with all amenities, including firewood and pre-drilled holes.

On Lake Nipissing and Lake Temagami, many ice-fishing operators rent fish huts and provide complete packages to tourists. There are also major fishing tournaments. In Kirkland Lake, the $50,000 Alamos Gold fish derby has become a major event of the winter carnival. The fish festival in Angliers, on the Quebec side, started in 1969 and now attracts over 3000 visitors annually. The event has become a must, as it is much more than just fishing. All of these options provide plenty of fun for the whole family!

The Lorrainville Winter Carnival has been running for 50 years now and has developed a number of interesting and innovative activities. Another winter carnival, which has been in existence for over 50 years, is the Carnaval des Compagnons in North Bay. This carnival is a great way to be exposed to the francophone culture and community.

La Bannik in Ville-Marie is open to the public for its renowned snow tubing. Kids will definitely adore this experience! If you’re looking for something a bit more extreme, Para ski rentals and courses are also available in Ville-Marie.

Sleigh rides are a nice way to quiet down and really enjoy nature while connecting with the horses. Bowen Sleigh Rides and Les Promenades CAJO in Temiskaming Shores will provide you with a memorable winter experience.

The Ville-Marie Ice Challenge held its first edition in 2016 and the event was a success, with great feedback from both spectators and participants (who came as far as Toronto, Montreal and New Brunswick). This type of activity, better known with the Quebec City Red Bull Crash Ice event, is the fastest sport on skates.

Click on these links to find out more about snowmobiling, skiing, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing around Lake Temiskaming Tour. Take a look at our complete list of winter events and you will certainly be compelled to come and spend a short holiday in our beautiful communities.

Here are some events happening this winter in the Lake Temiskaming region.

Sleigh rides in Winter for family

Bowen Sleigh Rides

R.R.#3, New Liskeard, Ontario  P0J 1P0
Looking to create a unique and memorable experience to share with family and friends? A horse drawn sleigh ride is a true Northern Ontario winter adventure everyone can enjoy.
Village noel

Centre culturel ARTEM

C.P. 2687, New Liskeard, Ontario  P0J 1P0
Many fun filled family oriented activities are offered to young and old in this New France themed Village, such as axe throwing, street hockey, and street bowling.
having fun curling

Centre multifonctionnel de l'est témiscamien

200 1e avenue, Belleterre, Québec  J0Z 1L0
Valentine's Day Bonspiel is a friendly competition organized by the CMET which revives curling on natural ice. Dress up for chance to win prizes.
Montréal River

Elk Lake Eco Centre

P.O. Box 250, Elk Lake, Ontario  P0J 1G0
We also have an ice fishing hut that is available for rent in the winter months!
Tourism in Temagami

Municipality of Temagami

Box 220, Temagami, Ontario  P0H 2H0
The Temagami Arena has public skating 2-3 times per week. Check the website or call the facility at 705-569-3274 for times
705-569-3421705-569-3421 &
Clay sculpture of pioneer

Municipalité de Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues

21, rue Principale Nord, Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues, Québec  J0Z 2G0
Camping park on Lake Temiskaming

Parc Sutton Bay Park

841514 Waugh's Hill Road, New Liskeard, Ontario  P0J 1P0
We offer a fish shack rental with transportation to a site on Lake Temiskaming.
Art Gallery on the shores of Lake Temiskaming
P. O. Box 1090, Haileybury, Ontario  P0J 1K0
Activities are offered during the winter which include special events, visual art workshops and receptions
Door with sign

Les promedades CAJO Sleigh Rides

785133 Ayrshire Road, New Liskeard, Ontario  P0J 1P0
Warm up your winter blues at Promenades CAJO Sleigh Rides. Our team of Belgian draft horses will take your throught our picturesque trails to a secluded area in the forest where you can enjoy tubing and warming up by a bonfire while roasting marshmallows. Upon your
Heritage building

Municipalité d'Angliers

C.P. 9, Angliers, Québec  J0Z1A0
Angliers, a landscape for history!
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