Winter Activities For Families At Two Rivers Wildlife Park

When the temperature drops and trees shed their leaves, many outdoor attractions in Cape Breton close for the season. One exception is Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Huntington.

From November 1 to May 14, the Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 10am-5pm. The Park is home to over 50 species of animals and birds, and provides an opportunity to see them in a winter setting.

On December weekends, the park hosts Winter Light Up -- a 1 km trail with thousands of lights, complemented with the sounds of Christmas music filling the forest. A horse-drawn sleigh takes visitors to and from the trail. Steaming hot chocolate awaits their urn.

If Mother Nature provides sufficient snowfall, visitors can try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on groomed trails, skating on ice-covered ponds, tobogganing, and even ice fishing.

Winter Frolic takes place in late January and February, where visitors can participate in coasting, candlelit tours, sleigh rides, and enjoy steaming hot chocolate.

On February 2nd, 2018, the park celebrates Groundhog Day with activities focused on the furry animals prediction for the spring.

Groups can book sleigh rides and hot chocolate for special events and visits.


During March Break, special events take place with free wagon rides.

Scheduled Events:


Winter Light Up Trail


December 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th  Open from 5:30  to 8:30 p.m.

*Santa will be onsite on December 21st, 22nd and 23rd


$10.00 per person which includes a hot chocolate, hot dog, cookie & a wagon ride

Admission by prepaid tickets or limited tickets at the gate

Season Passes are not valid

Purchase tickets at the park or by phone at 902.727.2483

CBRM NYE - Sydney Waterfront

The Two Rivers Wildlife Park will be participating in the CBRM's New Year's Eve celebration at the Sydney waterfront with horse-drawn wagon rides.


Sunday, December 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Winter Frolic

Weekends in late January and February 2018.

Visitors can participate in coasting, candlelit tours, and sleigh rides.

Groundhog Day

February 2nd, 2018

The park will celebrate Groundhog Day with Two Rivers Tunnel who will predict when spring will arrive in Cape Breton. 

March Break

Activities for the kids all week long including free sleigh rides.

Winter Park Hours:

November 1st to May 14th 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed on Christmas Day


Includes access to the trail and petting zoo. All prices include HST

Adults: $7.00

Seniors (55+): $5.00

Youth (3-17): $5.00

Child (2 + under): Free

Location Information:

4581 Grand Mira Road North

Huntington, Nova Scotia

B1K 1V5


For more information visit the Two Rivers Wildlife Park website

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