The skating trail opened in 2012, and Tourism Muskoka now says it's become "one of the province's most sought after winter 'bucket list' experiences." Thousands of people skated on it last year, The Toronto Star reported.
It usually operates from January to March, depending on how cold it is.
You can skate the trail during the day, or even at night by torchlight.
Kutenai House established 1808 Simon Fraser explores Fraser River and meets Indians at Lytton 1811 David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Columbia River 1811 The ship is captured and the crew killed in the Clayoquot area 1812 Fort Astoria acquired and renamed Fort George after War of 1812 1812 Astorian and Northwest Company establish posts in Kamloops 1820 Permanent HBC post established at Fort George 1821 Northwest Company and Hudson’s Bay Company merge, known as HBC 1822 Fort Kilmaurs (Babine) established 1824 Fatal epidemic (cause unidentified) in Columbia River drainage (to 1825) 1824 54° 40’ established as boundary separating American and Russian spheres of influence 1825 HBC becomes active on the northwest coast 1826 Fort Vancouver established by HBC on Columbia River 1827 Fort Langley established 1828 Chief Factor John Mc Loughlin takes charge of area west of the Rockies 1828 James Douglas is captured in Carrier territory and released after negotiations 1828 Clallum village shelled by HBC gunboat 1828 Fort Alexandria established 1829 Fort Halkett established by HBC on Liard River 1829 Rev.
Jonathan Smith Green (Protestant) tours Northwest coast 1830 Indian Affairs transferred from military to civilian jurisdiction in the Canadas (east) 1830 First Chilcotin post established by HBC 1830s HBC begins innoculating Native people against small pox 1831 Fort Simpson built on Nass River then moved to Tsimshian Peninsula 1832 A. Anderson of the HBC arrives at the Columbia River 1833 Fort Mc Loughlin established in 1833 in Lama Passage, it was later abandoned in 1843 1834 James Douglas becomes Chief Trader of the HBC 1835 Coal deposit at Fort Rupert publicized 1836 HBC Chaplain and missionary Reverend Herbert Beaven arrives at Fort Vancouver 1836 Small pox epidemic in northern BC and southern Alaskan coast (to 1838) 1836 Indian reports of coal on Vancover Island confirmed 1837 Dease Lake post established by HBC 1838 HBC granted 21 year exclusive hunting and trading license to northwest coast 1838 First Roman Catholic priests arrive at Fort Vancouver (F. Demers) 1839 James Douglas becomes Chief Factor of HBC 1840s Jesuit Priest Father Pierre De Smet is in Kootenays and Okanagan 1840s Father John Nobilis active in northern New Caledonia 1842 Fort Victoria established by HBC 1842 Father Demers active in New Caledonia 1843 HBC begins laying out land boundaries 1846 Oregon Treaty establishes 49th parallel as US-British boundary 1846 HBC’s Pacific Headquarters shifts from Oregon (Columbia River) to Victoria 1846-7 A. Anderson explores routes between Thompson and Lower Fraser Rivers 1847 Measles epidemic (to 1850) 1848-9 Fort Hope established by HCB 1849 Royal Charter grants Vancouver Island to the HBC 1849 Richard Blanshard becomes first Governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island 1849 Chief Factor James Douglas receives direction to negotiate with VI Tribes 1849 Fort Rupert established by HBC to supply coal to an American steamship line 1849 Coal deposits at Nanaimo publicized 1850 Douglas concludes treaties in Victoria, Sooke & Metchosin 1850 Measles epidemic spreads from coast to interior 1850s OMI Bishop Pierre Paul Durieu comes to the Northwest coast 1850s Peter O’Reilly is Stipendiary Magistrate in Langley, then Fort Hope 1850-1 Royal Navy destroys Newitti Village 1851 Douglas becomes Governor but remains Chief Factor of the HBC (to 1858) 1851 Douglas concludes treaties in Fort Rupert 1851 Joseph Despard Pemberton becomes Colonial Surveyor 1851 Gunter’s Chain unit of land measurement introduced 1851 Gold found on Queen Charlotte Islands.
Gunboats sent to Queen Charlotte Islands 1852 Douglas concludes treaties on Saanich peninsula 1852-3 Cowichan crisis.
You're not Canadian until you've skated through a forest in the dead of winter.
Luckily, Ontario has a place where you can do that.
Arrowhead Provincial Park's Ice Skating Trail is a weather-dependent attraction that allows people to skate for 1.3 kilometres in a beautiful Muskoka forest setting.And it's approaching its 2016 opening, if recent social media posts are any indication.1700s 1722 British Privy Council memorandum sets out doctrines of discovery & conquest 1740s Russians begin trading on BC coast 1741 Danish explorer Vitus Bering explores the BC coast 1763 Royal Proclamation of King George III recognizes aboriginal title and rights to land 1770s Captain Cook explores the West Coast 1774-9 Spanish explorer Juan Perez sights Queen Charlotte Islands & visits off Vancouver Island 1775 Juan Francisco de Bodega y Quadra penetrates close to the Nass River 1776 Small pox epidemic 1778 Captain Cook charts Nootka Sound on his third expedition to the Pacific 1785 Maritime trading voyages begin along Pacific coast (to 1820s) 1787 Captain George Dixon meets Haida and names the Queen Charlotte Islands 1788 Alaska is claimed as Russian territory 1789 Alexander Mackenzie reaches Arctic Ocean and explores Slave & Mackenzie Rivers 1789 Spanish build fort in Nootka Sound 1790 Nootka convention between Spain and Britain 1792 Captain George Vancouver charts most of Georgia Straight 1793 Alexander Mackenzie reaches Pacific in first overland crossing of North America 1780s Epidemics appear on the Pacific Northwest coast 1800s 1803 Maquinna’a people attack and kill most of the crew of the 1804 Fort Simpson established by Northwest Company 1805 Lewis & Clark expedition first to travel overland in US from Atlantic to Pacific 1805 Fort St.John established by Northwest Company 1805 Mcleod’s Lake post established by Simon Fraser 1805 Fort Nelson established on Liard River 1805 Hudson Hope post established at Rocky Mountain Portage 1806 Fort St.James established on Stuart Lake 1806-7 Fort Fraser post established by HBC at Fraser Lake 1807 Road built from Fort St.James to Fort Mc Leod 1807 David Thompson visits the Kutenai.