Winter Events at Voyageurs

A mother puts her arm around her son's shoulders and both smile while standing at the head of a sunny, snow-packed trail.
Snowshoeing the Oberholtzer Trail near the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.

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Embrace the Cold. Play and Learn. Warm the Heart.

The park is open year-round 24 - hours a day, 7 days a week. However, Park Rangers and specialized staff offer monthly activities at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center January through March.

For more information, please call the Rainy Lake Visitor Center at (218) 286-5258.

 
A child and several adults wear snowshoes and heavy coats prepare to hike down a snowy trail.

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Night Light Snowshoe Hike

Friday, January 27, 2023

7 to 8:30 pm. Recommended ages 5 and up. Free.

Discover the wonders of the night! Come to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center between 7 and 8:30 pm for a self-guided evening snowshoe hike, with luminaries to light your way. Bring your own light and a pair of snowshoes, or borrow snowshoes from the visitor center. Contact the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for more information at (218) 286-5258.

Winter Star Party

Friday, February 24, 2023
8 - 10 pm. Recommended ages 5 and up. Free.

Join park rangers and specialized staff while viewing the night sky on the ice. Constellations veiwing, telescope programs, a night ski on the lake, and the possiblility of seeing the northern lights makes for a fun event for all. Bring your own skis or borrow some from the viristor center when reserved in advance. Meet at the Black Bay Ski Trail parking lot, (1 mile north of the Rainy Lake Visitor Center - on the ice road). Call (218) 286-5258 for inquiries.

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

Friday, March 3, 2023
7 to 8:30 pm. Recommended ages 5 and up. Free.

Take a trip down the Oberholtzer Trail with a park ranger and learn about the night sky. Start in the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for an introduction with a ranger, Bring your own light and a pair of snowshoes, or borrow snowshoes from the visitor center.


 

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Last updated: December 20, 2022

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360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls , MN 56649

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(218)-283-6600

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