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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.

Village Noël Temiskaming

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. Les Promenades CAJO in Temiskaming Shores will provide you with a memorable winter experience.

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.

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.
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.
Valois Motel

Valois' Motel & Restaurant

Box 360, Mattawa, Ontario  P0H 1V0
Welcome to Valois Motel & Restaurant, a true Northern Tradition for over 80 years. Rest & relax in our clean & comfortable motel rooms and enjoy delicious homemade meals in our full service family restaurant. Situated on the shores of the majestic Ottawa River, we

Tri-Town Ski & Snowboard Village

P.O.Box 1598 New Liskeard, Lorrain Valley, Ontario  P0J 1P0
The Tri Town Ski & Snowboard Village has been a vibrant part of our community for over 60 years. It originated in the 1960’s and has been a landmark in Temiskaming ever since. Our not for profit club is run by a volunteer board of directors and a dedicated group of
Art Gallery on the shores of Lake Temiskaming
P. O. Box 1090, Haileybury, Ontario  P0J 1K0
Since 1980, the Temiskaming Art Gallery (TAG) has been pivotal in promoting and showcasing visual arts in north-eastern Ontario. Approximately eight to ten exhibitions are shown annually which showcase the talent of local artists as well as national and international


Rock Pine Motel & Restaurant

2372 Hwy 11 N, Marten River, ON  P0H 1T0
The Rock Pine Motel & Restaurant is ideally located right on Hwy 11 halfway between North Bay and Temagami. Surrounded by thousands of acres of crown land to explore and over 50 km of fishable shoreline from our docks. Delicious homestyle cooked meals in our on site
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Les promenades CAJO Sleigh Rides

785133 Ayrshire Road, New Liskeard, Ontario  P0J 1P0
Warm up your winter blues at Les Promenades CAJO Sleigh Rides. Our team of Belgian draft horses will take your through 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

La Bannik

862 chemin du Vieux-Fort, Duhamel-Ouest, Québec  J9V 1N7
Inspired by local flavours, our restaurant offers meals to taste in a cosy and warm environment. Inside like on our patio, enjoy a wonderful view over the lake Temiscamingue. La Bannik also offers cosy and luxurious cottages accommodations. Also, you can enjoy our
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Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park

2-4 Highway 11 South, Englehart, ON  P0J 1H0
Just a few kilometres south of Englehart runs a beautiful rapid flow through a beautiful forest. This Provincial Park is a perfect location to spend a few days camping with friends and family. The walking and hiking trails are tranquil and surrounded with beautiful
having fun curling

Centre multifonctionnel de l'est témiscamien

200 1e avenue, Belleterre, Québec  J0Z 1L0
The Centre multifonctionnel de l'Est témiscamien(CMET) is an organization that operates the last curling rink on natural ice in Eastern Canada. The three main events organized by the CMET are the Valentine's Day Bonspiel in mid February, the fishing tournament L'Oasis