Downhill Ski

Learn or re-learn your ski and snowboard skills at Big Ben Ski Centre! The hill is open December to March. Find it off Seventh Street West, across from the Benson Centre.

Hours are Tuesday to Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Big Ben provides a wire cable lift with tow handle, snowmaking and grooming, a terrain park, night skiing on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, a heated chalet, change trailer, washrooms and a snack bar.

Lessons are available for children aged 4 and up. Book 24 hours ahead of time to enjoy inexpensive lessons taught by experienced, friendly instructors.

For more information please call Big Ben Ski Centre at 613-933-6377 (during season), the Department of Planning, Development and Recreation at 613-938-9898 (off season) or click here to email

Check out the Big Ben Facebook page.

Outdoor Rinks

Enjoy volunteer- run outdoor rinks in Cornwall! They are open in the winter, depending on weather conditions. Volunteers play an essential role in opening and maintaining outdoor rinks.

Rink hours during the winter season are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Optimist and King George Park feature lights, which are on from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly)

Outdoor Rink Locations:  

  • Dover Heights Park - Dover and Robertson - limit of 12 skaters
  • Gallinger Park - Lottie Avenue - limit of 10 skaters
  • Grant Park - Kennedy and Grant - limit of 25 skaters
  • King George Park - Seventh and York - limit of 18 skaters
  • Lamoureux Park - Water St - limit of 7 skaters
  • Mattice Park - Edward St - limit of 14 skaters
  • Memorial Park - Bedford and Third - limit of 14 skaters
  • Menard Park - Concorde Ave - limit of 17 skaters
  • Optimist Park - Sunnyside and St. Michel - limit of 20 skaters
  • Reg Campbell Park - Leitch and Fraser - limit of 20 skaters
  • Terry Fox Park - Mercier and Ross - limit of 4 skaters

Outdoor Rink Map 

Winter Trails

Drive to the western boundary of the City of Cornwall for a forested winter oasis in Guindon Park, with trails for every interest:

  • snowshoeing,
  • cross-country skiing,
  • fat biking, and
  • walking.

Please use designated trails - respect groomed tracks for cross-country skiing! The washroom is open until 5 p.m. daily. Parking is free and plentiful!

The map below is also available in full-screen.


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