Winter Fun Day Happening at Mac Johnson Wildlife Area (Update)

Published on: 2017/01/13 - in Releases

One of our most popular seasonal events, the Winter Fun Day returns for a 15th consecutive year to the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area in Brockville.

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. The CRCA released the following message:

The popular Winter Fun Day event scheduled for this Saturday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. has unfortunately been cancelled because of the lack of snow, ice and very poor trail conditions at the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area in Brockville. The event will not be rescheduled.

The skating rink is currently closed due to unsafe ice conditions. For trail and ice conditions please call the MJWA info line at 613-345-1990, visit or visit our facebook page.

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The event is set for Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features a number of fun activities for every member of the family. Lace up the blades and skate on the ‘Back Pond’, or go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing (free snowshoeing for kids!).

The Mush Larose sled dog races are also back by popular demand, with the highlight being the Anne Melrose Memorial Race starting at 11 a.m.

If you get hungry, refreshments will available at the Nature Centre. For more information and updates on other special attractions on this exciting day, visit us on Facebook or at

To get to the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, take Highway 29 north from Brockville to Tincap, turn east on Debruge Road and drive for two kilometres to the main entrance.

Admission to the event is just $5 per vehicle.

For more information about the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, visit or call (613) 546-4228 x 500 or toll free in the 613 region at 1-877-956-CRCA (2722).

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