Snowy days, colder temperatures … sounds like the perfect reason (season?!) to head outdoors!
Add in the effects of a global pandemic, and the reduced opportunities it brings for indoor activities, and you have even more reason to head outside, comfortably bundled, of course.
Fortunately for those in north central BC, the Prince George area boasts numerous outdoor winter opportunities that are both fun and safe.
From thrill-seeking adventures to passive enjoyment of the crisp, cool air, these winter memories-to-be-made don’t include the four walls of your home. And while northern BC travel from outside the community isn’t advised right now, it is the perfect time to be inspired for future adventures. Here are a few picks from the team at Tourism Prince George:
- The Ancient Forest – Experience the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. An expansive 450-metre boardwalk travels past thousand-year-old western red cedars, a beautiful cascading waterfall and a biodiverse ecosystem supporting a multitude of flora and fauna.
- Cross Country Skiing – Tackle the challenge of 55 kilometres of groomed ski trails at Caledonia Nordic Ski Club – the site of the 2015 Canada Winter Games and 2019 World Para Nordic Ski Championships. The club also has night skiing, dog-friendly trails and snowshoeing paths available.
- Skiing and Snowboarding – At Adventure Basecamp, the terrain is tailor-made for skiing. Hit the slopes on two planks or one at Hart Ski Hill, Purden Ski Hill or Powder King Resort.
- For the Daring – Tackle the deep powder and thrilling terrain of the mountaintops with heli-skiing. After a rowdy day ripping up the slopes with Bearpaw Heli-Skiiing, return to the cozy lodge to mellow out and enjoy the evening. Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing offers 300 runs on two different mountain ranges, and Dezaiko Lodge is one of B.C.’s original backcountry ski touring lodges.
From the Air – Some 80 per cent of British Columbia is inaccessible, which means the only way to see some spectacular waterfalls, canyons, mountains, valleys and forests is from the air. Tours with Aberdeen Helicopters offers some of the richest wilderness to be found anywhere in the world.
Do check with any attraction before heading out to ensure they’re up to date with any public health protocols and to determine and specific requirements before arriving, including reservations or bookings.
Please note that current Provincial Health Protocols advise against travelling outside your region to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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