Snowshoe Kawartha, is the organizer for Fenelon’s winter event, the Fenelon Falls Winter Festival held the first Saturday in February.
The 2020 Winter Festival date is Saturday, February 1st.
Snowshoeing is the perfect winter recreational activity, it is a wonderful family event because you can experience the solitude of the great outdoors and the benefits of exercise. Snowshoeing is safer than many winter sports and “If You Can Walk, You Can Snowshoe” it is entirely human powered and much fun in groups.
Fenelon Falls will host the Ontario Cup Series this year. Our Snowshoe Program delivers an exhilarating test for participants (rated one of the best Snowshoe courses in Ontario by Snowshoe Canada). The Snowshoe Course features demanding challenges (The Wall), wilderness appeal (beautiful single track along a lakeside esker) and ample passing lanes and excellent visibility.
Snowshoe Kawartha’s Winter Olympics and 5K / 10K Snowshoe Race in Fenelon Falls, Ontario is back and better than ever on February 6th, 2021!
The purpose of Snowshoe Kawartha is to provide outdoor enthusiasts a world-class winter experience in the Kawartha Lakes region. Over the past 5 years Snowshoe Kawartha has enjoyed the support of the City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development, CKL Councillor Doug Elmslie, and the Kawartha Works Community Co-op.
Our success is entirely thanks to our incredible volunteers and our sponsors across the City of Kawartha Lakes. We are pleased to thank; Fenelon Falls Home Hardware, Lions Club of Fenelon Falls, Log Chateau Campground, Rockwood Forest Nurseries, Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls, Snowshoe Canada, and Young’s Construction. Additionally thanks to Fenelon Falls Real Estate and K-VARS Electric.
Snowshoe Racing is one of the fastest growing winter sports in the world with many races being staged across Canada and internationally each year. Our success in Fenelon Falls and our growth across the region would not be possible without the Fenelon Falls Volunteer Fire Department, Kawartha Lakes Snowmobile Club and the Province of Ontario EMS Services who have helped us manage the numerous activities and importantly through their efforts improve the safety of our festival.
The Fenelon event is designed for all levels of participants from beginner to expert. Whether you are a first timer or an experienced snowshoe participant you are sure to have fun. This year we are re-organizing the format for the Elementary School WORLD RECORD, a “1600 Meter Olympic” distance, a faster 5k Ontario Cup Championship and a challenging 10k Ontario Cup Championship.
The Ontario Cup event is sanctioned by Snowshoe Canada, the governing body for Snowshoe racing in Canada.
About Snowshoe Canada
Our mission is through fitness, competition and fair play, to provide a safe and friendly environment for all and represent the sport at Provincial, National, World Championships and ultimately, the Olympics.
We will promote the growth and development of the sport (be it racing or recreational) and seek funding and support to move forward with this cause. Our accountability is to the Board of Directors and to the participants at large.