The temperature is dropping fast this year and we all are excited to have a normal winter to enjoy all the fun activities in the snow. In some Canadian provinces like Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and the Northern Territories, the snow has already arrived and people are enjoying activities like snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, and more. We know it is not officially winter until December 21st, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy and have fun right now!
What is your favourite winter activity? There are so many things to do and see, just remember to always dress warmly because you don’t want to get sick and miss all the fun for the rest of the season! For hikers, this is a great season for exploring the frozen waterfalls, glacier walks, and stunning winter views. With the proper gear, clothes, and a great backpack, hiking in the snow is actually very fun!
The most important recommendation is to be prepared and know what the most important things to carry are. First choose a backpack that will protect your essentials, like The Patriot backpack, with its water repellent material. Make sure you have enough water and food. Bring extra gloves, hat, scarf, and socks, just in case you need to layer up.
You can also combine hiking with snowshoeing. Some trails will be much easier this way since it is hard to walk in the snow. If the road is flat, you can try cross-country skiing, it can help you gain confidence to try downhill skiing since you get more used to the equipment. There are many national parks where you can go for cross-country skiing, check Canada Parks website for details and hours of operations.
One of the most popular winter activities is ice skating. Some outdoor ice rinks are already open but the majority of them will be opening this weekend. So get your skates ready, it is the time to have fun on the rink! Make this an activity to go with your friends on the weekend. Pack hot chocolate, cookies, and marshmallows in your TruBlue backpack, and share with your friends to warm up during ice skating.
Winter fun is around the corner, it is time to embrace the cold weather, keep warm and have fun! Share with us what your favourite winter activity is! Tag us @trublue1987 in your photos with your TruBlue backpack! Have fun!