Snowshoeing: Nothing like getting out in our Provincial Parks or in the woods on a bush road and snowshoe through the Boreal forest. Once under the Boreal's spruce and pines, the wind is often a non-issue and you can enjoy winter in all its splendour. A camera is a must and you should be on the lookout for songbirds like chickadees and larger birds like a raven. They jump off the white background of snow. If you're lucky you could spot a deer or a fox.
Cross-Country Skiing: Many of the towns and cities in the region have groomed cross-country ski trails that carve through the Boreal. The sight of white snow on the pine branches and rocky outcrops is a sight to be seen. Provincial Parks like Quetico offers exceptional skiing. Local clubs in locations near Kenora, Atikokan, Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Fort Frances, Red Lake, and Sioux Narrows also have excellent ski trails. You can go downhill skiing or snowboard at Mount Evergreen in Kenora or the Dryden Ski Hill.