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2020 Riverview Winter Carnival celebrates the coolest season with more than 40 activities for the whole family

RIVERVIEW (N.B.) A highlight of Maritime winters since 1975, the Riverview Winter Carnival embraces ice and snow over 10 days of outdoor adventures, inclusive winter wellness activities and old fashioned play. Be part of the coolest celebration around, Feb. 7-16, 2020.

With a mix of 49 indoor and outdoor activities hosted by the Town of Riverview and community partners, festival-goers will find there’s something for everyone!

Winter Carnival Ignite kicks off festivities on Feb. 7

Celebrations ignite with fireworks at Winter Wonderland Park (Quinn Court) on Friday, Feb. 7. Bundle up for hot chocolate in the giant igloo from 6:30- 8 p.m. Weather permitting, there will also be skating on the outdoor oval – remember to bring your helmet!  Fireworks start at 7 p.m. Sliding is not permitted on Friday due to the fireworks display set-up.

Winter Wonderland Weekend, Feb. 8-9

With two days packed full of winter fun, Winter Wonderland Weekend is the most popular Winter Carnival event year after year! Bring the whole family out on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., to Winter Wonderland Park for a game of crokicurl (a mashup of crokinole and curling), sleigh rides, hot soup, maple taffy on the snow, sliding and snowboarding on the hill, and ice skating on the oval. Come and borrow a pair of ice sledges, on loan from Ability NB as a seated option to make skating accessible for everyone. Activities are free; food is available for purchase.

Here’s just a quick glance at some of the activities you’ll find by category in the Riverview Winter Carnival guide at www.riverviewwintercarnival.ca. Follow us on Facebook @RiverviewWinterCarnival for cancellation notices.

A Great Place to…


  • Four-part snowshoe adventure series organized by volunteer community leaders. All adventures are suitable for beginners served up with a bit of challenge to build confidence.

  • Group fat biking in Mill Creek Nature Park.


  • Two HubCap Comedy Festival shows at Five Bridges Neighbourhood Bar & Grill.

  • Bouctouche native Laurie LeBlanc performs hits from his latest album at the Riverview Arts Centre.


  • Workshops on the art of rug hooking, gemstone mala bracelets, paint classes and scrapbooking.


  • Pancake breakfasts, a chicken luncheon, soup and chowder social.


  • The only winter skateboard contest on Canada’s east coast with skateboarders from across the Maritimes throwing down tricks for cash prizes.


  • Community Wellness Fair including holistic and traditional wellness.

  • Campfire Cooking at Mill Creek Nature Park with 1st Moncton BPSA scouts.

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