Winter in Prince Edward County

Sandbanks Vacations

Living in the County and working for Sandbanks Vacations & Tours I often come across the question: what is there to do in Prince Edward County in the winter? While there are a host of things one could do- such as cross county skiing, ice fishing, art, culinary or wine tours to mention a few- the scenery alone is enough of a reason to visit.

There is something rather wonderful about a fresh water beach in winter slowly being taken over by ice. It’s rather amazing to see the wild waves of the fall be crystallized into stillness. Quite the contrast between late November and January. Anytime of the year is interesting in Prince Edward County.  Here are some winter snapshots.

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Here are some great reasons to head County-way when the weather gets chilly!

Milford Carnival 
Typically the last weekend of January, enjoy Bingo, home cooked chilli and a fantastic firework display by the volunteer fire fighters on Friday night.
Saturday, hop on a horse-drawn carriage or play games on the Mill Pond (weather permitting).  Bed races, curling and tricycle races are among the fun. Free family movie at Mount Tabor.

Countylicious is Prince Edward County’s twice annual prixe fixe culinary celebration. Enjoy 3 courses with 3+ choices at a fixed price of $30 to $35 + taxes and gratuities.  Why not spice up your November or March with a winter getaway for your palate!

Maple in the County

A Top 100 Ontario Festival!

Sugarbush Festivities – Enjoy family friendly activities at  sugar bushes throughout Prince Edward County. Fill hungry bellies with pancake breakfasts and s’mores, and be entertained by fire trucks, petting zoos, antique tractors, lumberjack shows and more.

Additional locations – In addition, activities take place all over the County. Take part in cooking classes, wine, cider and beer tastings, maple themed dining, flower arranging, farm animals, a farm & artisan craft market, and retail sales throughout the County.


Covid 19

New lockdown measures have ben implemented across Ontario, leading to the temporary closure of our services. 

We will remain closed until the tentative reopen date of May 7, 2021. 

For more information on our Covid policies and procedures please click here.