Cross-country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

All activities and programs are subject to Covid-19 Public Health Restrictions. 




When the snow starts to fall our thoughts start to turn to indoor activities. Why not take the opportunity to dust of those skis or try something new! Our Conservation Areas offer cross country skiing opportunities throughout the watershed.

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

This area offers 6km of groomed cross-country ski trails suitable for beginners to the more advanced. The trails take you through hardwood bush and past a frozen lake and over varying terrain. Admission fees or membership apply.

Cross-country ski rentals include the following:

  • Fischer skis with bindings
  • Fischer poles
  • Fisher boots

Rental Fees**

  • Adult – $27 plus HST
  • Children (6-14) – $17 plus HST
  • Seniors (65+) – $17 plus HST

**$200 deposit per family applies


The following conservation areas do not have rentals available:

Island Lake Conservation Area

This area has over 10 km of multiuse trails and acres of open frozen lake surface to use for cross country skiing, when conditions permit.
Admission fees or membership apply.

Upper Credit Conservation Area

The flat to rolling hills of this Conservation Area allow for great cross country skiing opportunities. The trails in this area not maintained and are designated for multiple uses. Donations accepted at parking kiosk.

Elora Cataract Trailway

This linear trail is designated for multiple uses, as a result conditions are usually snow packed. The flat terrain makes it ideal for cross country skiers. Donations accepted at the parking kiosk.

COVID-19 related service changes
Data and information released from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) are provided on an 'AS IS' basis, without warranty of any kind, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Availability of this data and information does not constitute scientific publication. Data and/or information may contain errors or be incomplete. CVC and its employees make no representation or warranty, express or implied, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or warranties as to the identity or ownership of data or information, the quality, accuracy or completeness of data or information, or that the use of such data or information will not infringe any patent, intellectual property or proprietary rights of any party. CVC shall not be liable for any claim for any loss, harm, illness or other damage or injury arising from access to or use of data or information, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, special or consequential damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

In accordance with scientific standards, appropriate acknowledgment of CVC should be made in any publications or other disclosures concerning data or information made available by CVC.