The animals of the polar safari will be sticking around all week!
Thank you to all who came out to the Polar Safari Hike on Sunday, February 16th. We had so much fun; I heard kids ask to do it again!
The animals will stay “on display” for the next week if you wish to bring the family out on safari. The location is at the old Arcadia School – Tkipok Trail.
Please note that the animals may not stay put and will likely stray from their current locations so visit soon! Watch your step if there is snow, ice or slush on the trail. We did not use any boardwalks or stairs due to potential for falls. The animals did not want anyone startled by their appearance on slippery areas!
Join us for a series of guided family hikes this winter that are guaranteed to be fun for the whole family! Click on the header to be taken to the Event listing for each hike and let us know you are interested or coming.
Don’t wait for your letter from Hogwarts before you climb onto platform 93/4 for an outdoor adventure! Whether you are into mixing potions, creating powerful spells, are a secret Animagus, or simply a muggle who enjoys the woods, this hike is for you!
This daring trek across icy terrain will yield sights never seen around these parts! Expect to see polar bears, penguins, snowy owls, and maybe a Beluga whale! You will need very keen eyes and maybe even binoculars to catch a glimpse of these never-seen animals!
There may not always be gold at the end of the rainbow but we will have fun on the journey to get there! Themed scavenger hunts, parachute games and more will be part of this hiking activity. It’s the perfect place to wear that unicorn costume hiding in the back of your closet!
Maple Grove Education Centre, in partnership with Yarmouth Recreation, would like to offer adults an indoor space for winter walking during times already reserved for community use. Currently this would be Tuesdays from 7-9pm and Thursdays from 8-9:30pm.
Tuesday – 7-9pm
Starts January 21st, 2020!
Maple Grove Education Centre, Hebron
Please check in with the supervisor in the school lobby upon arrival and leaving the school. Indoor walking shoes are encouraged.
**Note: when school is cancelled or closed, walking times will be unavailable.
Yarmouth Recreation has a variety of cross country ski equipment as well as snowshoes to fit almost any member of your family! With the snow starting to fall, think about dropping by our office and getting outfitted to try out a fun new winter activity! FREE!
Office hours are 8:30-4:30, M-F and you can drop in and select your equipment and take it to try anywhere! Our trails, parks and backyards make wonderful new adventures in the snow!
The Friends of Ellenwood also have skis and snowshoes available for use in the park along with kilometers of groomed trails! They maintain cabin hours every weekend there is snow on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm. Check out their website for more information and follow them on Facebook.
Are you interested in some ski instruction? Sign up with Yarmouth Recreation and once we get a good snow forecast and can schedule a course , we will give you a call. Our cross country ski courses are great no matter your age and ability, come with all equipment, and are completely free of charge!
Christmas and Holiday time is a great time to create your own instruments! With all the boxes, paper tubes, bells, and shiny ribbon around it’s easy to be creative and make music.
Create a Didgeridoo from paper tubes, or add some beans and toothpicks inside for a rain stick. Use boxes (especially shoe boxes) and rubber bands to make guitars. Tambourines can be made from paper plates and bells. Get creative and show us what you made – even better would be a video of your musical performance!
Each day from December 12 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website, Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Join in on your favorite channel. For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share/tag us in an image of you and your family doing an activity, you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can! Contest closes December 31st at midnight.