Ski & Snowshoe | City Of St. John's

Ski & Snowshoe

Ski & Snowshoe

During the winter season the City of St. John’s Recreation Division operates two Winter Activity Centres, located at Pippy and Bowring Park. The Pippy Park facility offers classic cross country skiing and snowshoeing for all ages while the Bowring Park facility offers snowshoeing exclusively.

Ski Trails
In winter the Pippy Park campground is transformed into an area suitable for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, both classic and skate skiing, at no cost! Trails are lit for evening use.

Equipment Rental Prices

  • Individual person; $5
  • Family of three people; $10
  • Family of four to six people; $15

 
Payment is accepted by cash, debit and credit at Pippy Park; and only debit and credit at Bowring Park. Identification is required to rent skis and snowshoes.

 


 
North Bank Lodge Pippy Park Bowring Park (Snowshoes only)
Tuesday & Thursday     6 to 9 p.m.  
Friday                            6 to 10 p.m.  
Saturday                       9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday                     10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday                         9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday                       10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weather and snow conditions will affect operations. Call the Info Line at 709-737-3651 to check updated facility operations. 

For information on group bookings please refer to the School and Community Programs page or contact the Outdoor Fieldworker at 576-8522 or outdoor@stjohns.ca.
 


Adaptive Equipment
Adaptive equipment is available to individuals who require their use.
  • Ice sledge* available in child and adult size. For use on ice, so not available at Winter Activity Centre
  • Hippocampe* all terrain wheelchair with front and rear ski attachments
  • Snowcoach, available at Winter Activity Centre
  • Sit ski, available at Winter Activity Centre

* Must be pre-booked by calling 576-6972 or emailing inclusion@stjohns.ca