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.
  • Handfeed Chickadees along the trails, making for some very sweet photos.
  • 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.
  • Winter Wildthings for Kids
    Participants will be given opportunities to learn through exploring nature! From snowshoe obstacle courses & bannock roasting to shelter building & animal tracking, participants will learn to embrace winter.
  • Cross Country Skiing at Wye Marsh
    Discover cross country skiing, and explore over 25km of trailing winding through the woodlands of Wye Marsh!
  • Backyard Birding: Feeder Birds Workshop - December 11, 2021
    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!
  • Winter Raptor Review - December 18, 2021
    Winter is the best time of year for raptor watchers! Learn how to confidently identify raptors commonly found throughout central Ontario during the winter.