I’ve been in Alberta for five winters now. I moved out here at the beginning of December. It was met with endless commentary of how silly I was to move out west during the frigid Edmonton winters. What I’ve learned since being here though, is that Winter in Alberta is equal to cottage country in Ontario during summer. There is an endless amount of winter activities to enjoy just a short trip away in the majestic mountain range of the Rockies.
One particular winter activity I had yet to partake in was snowshoeing. Naturally, I put it on my 29 x 30 list! Now, I love a good hike in the summer, especially in the mountains. Would it be as fun on snowshoes in the cold winter? For Christmas this year, my mom gifted Mathew, myself, my sister and brother-in-law a weekend getaway to Golden, BC. It was the perfect location to try out a pair of snowshoes!
It was absolutely magical. The snow was falling. The scenery was stunning. And snowshoeing was surprisingly hard! It was quite the workout trekking through the forest.
Taking in the mountains through the trees is a unique perspective and provides endless adventure.
Overall, I loved going snowshoeing! I’d go again in a heartbeat. It’s also a nice alternative to get out and enjoy the mountains without having to spend the small fortune it costs to get a lift ticket.
10/10 would recommend.
Where is your favourite place to go snowshoeing? What other winter activities would you recommend?