Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
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50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300, Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-329-7250
Fax: 705-329-2176

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WinterActive 2015 

Winter Active is designed to help Orillians improve their health while having fun enjoying the best of Canada's winter. The idea is to encourage residents to 'Get up, go out and be Winter Active!' 

This year, Winter Active will be partnering with the Downtown Management Board and the Orillia Winter Carnival Committee to present Winter Active events on Family Day Weekend ( Feb 13 - 16 )

Plan to bring gather your family members and participate in as many activities as you can.

All Events are FREE with the exception of ticketed events at the Orillia Opera House.

List of Events


February 2 - Classic Film Series at the Orillia Opera House

Dr. Zhivago 7:30 p.m.   $5 suggested donation at the door. Presented by Ontario's Lake Country

February 3 - Classic Film Series at the Orillia Opera House

Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid 7:30 p.m.  $5 suggested donation at the door. Presented by Ontario's Lake Country

February 4 - Free Adult Skate - Rotary Place 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

February 5 - Jacob Moon live at the Orillia Opera House, 7:30.pm.

February 6 - Free Public Skate - Rotary Place 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p,m.

February 7 - Free Drop-in Youth Hockey - Brian Orser Arena 7:50 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.

February 8 - Free Rockwall Climbing - Rotary Place 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Participants must be 6 years of age and older.

February 9 - 2014 Athletes of the Year Ceremony - Orillia City Hall Council Chambers 7:00 p.m.

February 12 - Free Pickleball - Rotary Place, Orillia Room - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

February 13 - 15  - Winterrific Slide Ride down Mount Mississaga , downtown Orillia 10:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.

February 14  - Hockey Day in Canada , Rotary Place (Orillia Room) - all day

February 14  - Downtown Ball Hockey , Mississaga St. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

February 14 - Free Drop in Curling - Try it On!  Barnfield Recreation Centre 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

February 15  Annual Cardboard Toboggan Race, Couchiching Golf Course 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Prizes awarded!

 WinterActive - Kids in TobagganWinterActive - Kids Making Cardboard Tobaggan


This very popular activity will once again hit the slopes of the toboggan hill at the Couchiching Golf Course.  Arrive at the hill by 9:00AM to get your toboggan registered and races will begin as soon as all of the toboggans have been registered.  Get creative with the design of your toboggan and don't forget to challenge your neighbours, friends or co-workers to come up with a better design then yours.

Entries may be made as individuals or as a team and all toboggans must be made of primarily from cardboard.  Additional items may be used on the underside of the toboggan, however: a traditional sled may not be attached (i.e. using a crazy carpet as the base).  Acceptable materials include: duct tape, tin foil, shower curtains, garbage bags, etc.  If you are uncertain if the material is acceptable contact Parks, Recreation and Culture for clarification.

Helmets MUST BE WORN by everyone riding on the toboggan!

Awards will be handed out for:


WinterActive - Cardboard Tobaggan Race

February 15 - Annual Polar Bear Dip, Couchiching Beach Park 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Brought to you by Orillia Winter Carnival Committee. Details here.

February 16 - Family Day Fun at Rotary Place - Rock climbing, skating, face painting, pickleball and more! FREE 11:00am - 3:00 p.m.

February 16 - FREE Family Day Snow Shoeing at Regan House. 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm. Snowshoes and experience not necessary.

February 17 - Free Pickleball, Rotary Place, Orillia Room 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

February 19 - Spring Made Fun - Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide is available at City Hall, city facilities and in today's Packet and Times.

February 20 - Registration for all city courses, classes and leagues begins on orillia.ca, at City Hall or call 705-329-7250

February 21 - Spring/Summer Leisure Fair at Orillia Square Mall 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Twice a year, The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department hosts a Leisure Fair - a one-stop registration and information gathering event for a wide range of sports, recreation and leisure programs. The Leisure Fairs highlight different organizations, groups and businesses offering leisure activities such as youth and adult sport groups, dance clubs, martial arts studios, hobby groups, general wellness programs, and more.

The Leisure Fair concept is intended to help promote the various sports, recreational, leisure activities, services, and products that are available to the citizens of Orillia and area.  The event is open to all organizations or businesses in Orillia and area that provide recreational activities, services, or products.  Through newspaper and radio the local media will advertise this exciting event for your recognition.

Contact: Michael Ladoouceur 705-325-2050

February 23 - Free Drop-in Skating  Adult ( 9:30 am - 10:30 am) and Drop in Pre-school (10:45am - 11:45 am) Rotary Place

February 25 - Free Rockwall Climbing, Rotary Place 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. Must be 6 years of age and older to climb.

February 27 - Classic Albums Live at the Orillia Opera House, Led Zeppelin II, 8:00 p.m.

February 28 - Snow dodge ball. Drop in . FREE West Orillia Sports Complex Turf  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Registration  at 11:30 a.m.


 Due to weather conditions, some Winter Active activities can be cancelled. Please continue to check this page for up-to-date information.