Ski Lion's Head: A Cross-Country Eco-Adventure

Mar 01, 2019
The Bruce Peninsula is truly a magical place. But winter exploration on The Bruce is not for the faint of heart. Between tricky driving conditions, quickly changing weather patterns and ice along the escarpment and shoreline and less-than-reliable cell service, The Bruce is best conquered with a knowledgeable guide during the winter months. That's where the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association's Eco-Adventures come in. From their popular Snowshoe the Grotto eco-adventure to their newest offering Ski Lion's Head, there's an adventure for everyone on The Bruce. To make it even better, profits from the adventures go back to the Biosphere Association who's advocacy and conservation work on the peninsula is invaluable. We tagged along on a recent eco-adventure to give you an inside look at the fun you can have with Graham and the eco-adventures crew. There are eco-adventure offerings for all four-seasons so head over to their website to find a complete list of experiences.

Sure, youv'e hiked The Bruce Trail but have you cross-country skied it?

Guide Graham offers a wealth of local knowledge. On the ski tour, we stopped often to
discuss our surroundings and the geological events that formed them

Exploring a pothole just off the trail.

Black bears on The Bruce Peninsula are genetically unique. Graham shares a cast of their paws with the group.

Pack it in, pack it out: The perfect trailside lunch is key.

The waters of Georgian Bay are still stunning in the winter months.

The forest is mixed. The entry to the Lion's Head Provincial Nature Reserve includes these tall pine stands.

Our group after lunch at the Lion's Head lookout.

The Lion's Head Inn stays open for the winter months, drawing snowmobilers and skiers and snowshoers alike.

The lighthouse in the Lion's Head Harbour coated with blue Georgian Bay ice.