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Winter and Spring Ranger-led Programs

Rainy Lake Visitor Center sign in winter


Voyageurs National Park offers programs from mid-January through late March. All programs are held at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. Programs are weather permitting. Call the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for more information (218) 286-5258


Winter Programs

Ranger-led Snowshoe Hikes

Programs for the 2013-2014 winter are done, but check back January of 2015 for a new schedule.

Gather your family and friends and join a park ranger for a guided snowshoe hike in Voyageurs National Park. Learn the basics of snowshoeing, the history of the first snowshoes, and explore a different park habitat each week. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a free pair from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. Participants should meet inside the visitor center prior to the start of the hike. No fee or registration is required to attend.


Spring Programs

Programs for the 2014 spring are done, but check back next March of 2015 for a new schedule.

Gather your children, friends, and family and join a park ranger for interactive programs about different aspects of the park in the springtime.


National Park Week Events 2015: To be determined.

Every year in late April, Voyageurs National Park celebrates National Park Week.

In 2014, Voyageurs National Park hosted the 2014 Kids Art Show, and a provided a special evening program at the International Falls Public Library to help celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day.

Check back next spring to find out how Voyageurs National Park is celebrating National Park Week in 2015.

Did You Know?

A common loon shows off black & white summer plumage, NPS

Your choice in fishing tackle can have an effect on park wildlife. It takes only one lead sinker to kill a loon. Non-lead alternatives are available in local stores and at Voyageurs National Park visitor centers.