5 Newfoundland Festivals to Enjoy This Winter
It’s snowy. It’s windy. It’s cold. All. The. Time. And what can we expect, really? We live on the East Coast of the East Coast. We’re at the icy Atlantic’s whim. And yet, there are many, many reasons to enjoy the winter wonderland we know as Newfoundland this time of year.
While we may dream in images of Key West and the Caribbean, our perpetually cold temperatures give us the chance to pull of wonderful winter celebrations that can’t be counted on in other more Southern areas.
If you haven’t enjoyed a Newfoundland winter festival yet, this is your year! Have fun!
Winterfest, St. Anthony
Enjoy a traditional winter carnival that includes daily events and competitions in March. St. Anthony also hosts the Grenfell Ride which, according to Guinness, is the Longest Chain of Snowmobiles Traveling Together.
Frosty Festival, Mount Pearl
These 10 days in February are packed with fun and events for all ages and all interests. Some events are ticketed but many are free. The festival culminates on February 14 with a romantic dinner and dance– you’ll want to get your tickets now!
Snow West, Corner Brook
If you love winter weather, you’ll love Snow West. It’s a festival that pays homage to the winter sports. Enjoy backcountry snowmobiling, skiing, ziplining, and snowboarding as well as delicious local restaurants and sparkling entertainment.
Winterfest, Conception Bay South
Enjoy family-friendly activities like skiing, hockey games, skating, badminton, volleyball, and a fun run in a relaxed, small town environment. If you’re not sporty, you might enjoy a pancake breakfast, potluck, or dance.
Mid Winter Bivver, Grand Falls Windsor
The Mid Winter Bivver joins food, wine, and snow in one of the most indulgent experiences in the province. Participate in the “Trail Mix” and ride over 150 km on snowmobiles or experience a 5-course meal while listening to local entertainment.
Did I miss your favourite festival? What are your favourite winter activities in the province? Let me know!