• Voyageurs NP Winter Black Bay Frozen Beaver Pond


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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

Voyageurs National Park is proud to partner with the International Falls Public Library to bring ranger-led programs and activities to International Falls, MN. Gather your children, friends, and family and join a park ranger on Tuesday evening's in April for an interactive program at the International Falls Public Library.

Wetland Building Blocks
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Help Park Ranger, Lisa Maass, with a hands-on activity building a model wetland. Explore what wetlands are, where to find them, and who lives in them. Recommended ages 5 and up.

We Have to Fly North Again?
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Aggghhh! What do you mean we have to fly north again? We just got here! Join Park Ranger, Chris Amidon, as participants transform into birds and face the challenges of migration. Recommended ages 5 and up.

Animals Adapt
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Join Park Ranger, Justin Olson, for a sneak peek at the ways animals adapt and survive in different seasons. Participants will be able to design their own adaptive animal. Recommended ages 5 and up.


National Park Week Events 2014: April 20-26

Every year in late April, Voyageurs National Park celebrates National Park Week. This years activites include the 2014 Kids Art Show, and new this year, Voyageurs National Park partners with the International Falls Public Library to help celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day with a special evening program.

Celebrate National Park Week With The Caterpillar Crawl
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Join Park Ranger, Lisa Maass, to learn about and build springtime creatures found in Voyageurs National Park. Remember, it's also Earth Day on Tuesday so participants will be using reusable materials. Recommended ages 5 and up

2014 Kids Art Show

Voyageurs National Park is pleased to announce the 2014 Kids Art Show as part of the National Park Week. This year's theme is "I Spy a Sign of Spring at Voyageurs National Park". Vist our Kids Art Show page for more information.

Did You Know?

A metal wheel from the mining activities on Little American Island.

Remnants of mining activity, like the one you see here, can still be seen on Little American Island.