Valens Conservation Area

Get ready to enjoy the best outdoor activities the winter season has to offer at IceFest hosted by Valens Conservation Area each February. This event is a full weekend of winter fun for the whole family. Come on out and lace up your skates for an old-fashioned game of shinny on our hockey rinks, or skate with the kids on our family rinks. Sign up for the Annual Ontario Pond Hockey Championships or try your luck at the Annual Catch and Release Ice Fishing Derby or snowshoeing. This event also features a full day of family activities, including games, prizes, wagon rides, cross-country skiing and nature hikes. Valens is also open for winter camping every year – enjoy a peaceful camping trip without the bugs!