For the week of January 20 – 26, 2020
It’s the perfect week for the adventure-lover’s soul! Start the week by getting the adrenaline pumping at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, watching the action-packed sports and the exploration of the mountain world on the big screen at the Algonquin Theatre. Slip into those skates for some classic Canadian fun at the Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Tournament. Slide down the main street in Bracebridge that has been transformed into a giant toboggan hill at the Fire and Ice Festival. Watch the action unfold as athletes compete at the Muskoka Loppet and the Snowshoe Ontario Cup Race.
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Here’s your chance to get up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed sports during the Banff Mountain Film Festival. From the over 400 films entered into the annual Festival, award-winning films and audience favourites are among the films chosen to travel the globe. Join Algonquin Outfitters when Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Huntsville at the Algonquin Theatre at 7:30 PM on January 20, 21, and 22. Doors open at 6:30 PM for your chance to enjoy some free samples of craft beer by the Lake of Bays Brewery and the Huntsville Brewhouse.
Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Tournament
Oh the good old hockey game, is the best game you can name!
Slip into those skates and battle the Canadian way or grab the cheerleader cowbell and head to the Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Tournament. The money raised will benefit Sarcoma Research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. After a fun-filled pond hockey tournament, all participants are invited to Bayview Wildwood Resort for a delicious buffet dinner, awards ceremony, and a great night of entertainment.
Fire and Ice Festival
Fire and Ice Festival in Downtown Bracebridge made its debut in 2016 and has been the talk of the town ever since. I guess that is what happens when you bring 50 truckloads of snow onto your main street to make one of the most amazing tubing hills ever created! The festival will be making its triumphant return on January 25, and you can expect Bracebridge to once again be crowned the ‘coolest downtown in Canada’ when it is transformed from its quaint and charming core into an epic tubing hill for all to ride.
Cheer on the athletes or join-in on the fun at the Muskoka Loppet event at Arrowhead Provincial Park. Participants have the choice of cross-country skiing 5, 10, or 30 kilometers. Registration for participants closes January 23.
Snowshoe Ontario Cup Race
Take racing to a whole new level at Morrison Meadows Park! Challenge yourself this winter and register for snowshoe races, which are 1, 5, and 10 km in length. Registration is open and includes a race bib, fire and ice toque, a chili lunch and race snacks.
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