Winter Activities

Update - December 1, 2021: As soon as weather conditions permit, we will open the Riley Family Duck Pond for skating and begin grooming our cross-county ski trails. We just need more time, more cold, and more snow! Check back for updates.

Skating at the Riley Family Duck Pond

The Riley Family Duck Pond is closed for the season.

The Riley Family Duck Pond is located in the heart of Assiniboine Park. During the winter months, the Duck Pond becomes an outdoor skating rink and popular place to enjoy the wonders of winter. 

Hockey sticks and pucks are not permitted on the duck pond. We do not offer skate rentals. 

Toboggan Hill

Located near the Riley Family Duck Pond and the Nature Playground, the Toboggan Hill is a favourite seasonal attraction for the young and the young at heart! The hill offers exciting thrills and spills for those who love the feel of wind (and snow) in their faces.

  • Bring your own toboggan
  • Slide with caution
  • Stick to the centre of the hill
  • Watch out for children and people walking
  • Be patient when the hill is busy
  • Most of all, have fun!

Cross-Country Ski Trails

Cross-country ski trails are closed for the season.

Enjoy the serene beauty of Assiniboine Park on our groomed cross-country ski trails. During the winter months, the trails are typically groomed twice a week as weather permits. We do not groom the trails if it is snowing and will commence grooming when the snowfall stops. Trails are open 8:00 am to 10:00 pm during the ski season.


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