Wye Marsh Welcomes Winter!

Winter offers a new perspective to the marsh - with Trumpeter Swans honking, animal tracks in the snow, Chickadees coming to say hello, and so much more. Bundle up, and explore outdoors at Wye Marsh this winter!

What is there to do on a winter visit at Wye Marsh? 

  • Explore over 25 km of trails winding through wetlands and woodlands, including a 500m boardwalk through the cattails.
  • Visit Swan Landing to learn about the story of the wild Trumpeter Swans who went from extinction in Ontario to a growing population thanks to conservation.
  • Visit the Animal Ambassador Birds of Prey in the Birds of Prey Field including owls, hawks, and a Bald Eagle.
  • Winter bird watching at the feeders or along the trails, you are sure to see some beautiful feathered species. 
  • And so much more to discover on your visit to Wye Marsh!

Winter Events & Happenings at Wye Marsh:

  • Current Trail Conditions
    Check the up to date hiking and ski trail conditions, plus download a copy of Wye Marsh's trail map!
  • Snowshoe Ecotours
    Experience areas of the Wye Marsh that are otherwise not open to the general visiting public! Pre-registration required.
  • Cross Country Skiing at Wye Marsh
    Discover cross country skiing, and explore over 25km of trailing winding through the woodlands of Wye Marsh!
  • PA Day Bonus Activities
    Connect your kids to nature instead of that video game console. Our unique programing encourages a love of nature, an interest in stewardship, and an understanding of the world around us. We strive to inspire curiosity and wonder in our PA Day visitors!
  • Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids - January 7, 2023
    The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is a fun winter birdwatching event for kids and families. Join us to learn about birds and become a Citizen Scientist!
  • Backyard Birding for Kids Workshop - January 14, 2023
    This workshop will introduce the budding birder to the basics of bird watching, from how to use binoculars and understanding the details of a bird identification book, to learning bird calls and other identification skills. No experience is needed!
  • Marsh by Moonlight Snowshoe Series - January 20, 21, 27, 28 + February 3, 4, 2023
    Join us for this exciting opportunity to experience nature at night, then warm up by a cozy fire!
  • Winter Camping -January 28th, 12pm-3pm
    In this workshop we will explore what it takes to camp outdoors while it’s -30, and maintain peak warmth and comfortability. We will explain different techniques to travel, which gear to choose, and perhaps most importantly, how to stay warm!
  • Become a Winter Camping Chef- Feb 4th, 2023 12pm-3pm
    This isn’t going to be your run of the mill camping meals, kraft dinner and hotdogs won’t be found here. We will take a look at how nutrition, a meal plan, how your food is packed, and which stoves to use will create the perfect Winter camping getaway.
  • Art in the Marsh: Clay Sculpting - February 4, 2023
    This is an introductory class for clay sculpture. There is something special, healing, and fun about molding clay with your hands. Discover the gratification that comes when imagination takes shape in physical form. This a great class for artists of all skill levels. Materials provided.
  • Snowshoe FUNdamentals Workshop - February 18, 2023
    Learn the FUNdamentals of snowshoeing with this family orientated workshop. Participants will learn the basics of this engaging outdoor activity, as well as participate in games designed to engage all ages!
  • Family Day February 20, 2023
    We have a host of programming that you are welcome to participate in as a part of the admission fee. For more information about what is offered please click here!
  • Animal Tracking- Beyond the Footprint- February 25th, 2023
    Unlock the hidden stories left behind by wildlife as we trek through a variety of amazing habitats! Refresh the fundamentals of animal tracking before departing on a hike to discover the drama of animal’s lives left behind in their trails.