It’s no secret, our family LOVES snowshoeing and the conditions in Kamloops this season have so far been fantastic!
One beautiful bluebird day last week, our family drove out to Stake Lake, hopped on our snowshoes and made the 2.7 km trek around the Lake trail, operated by the Overlander Ski Club.
We started right at the parking lot and began our trek around the lake in the clockwise direction.
One reason why we like this trail is because it is a loop and if one of our children have had it before reaching the halfway point, then we simply turn around and return to the parking lot.
Not sure how long it took us, but it took us a lot longer than usual as our 5 year old had to check out just about every single beautiful hoar frost pattern on the bushes within her reach.
The kids also really enjoyed the drawings of animals on cross-country skis that we found on the trees.
To get there from Kamloops, take exit 366 and follow Lac Le Jeune Road south about 22 km. Snowshoes can be rented from either the Overlander Ski Club or Runner’s Sole in Kamloops, BC. Make sure that your family is properly dressed for the conditions and prepared before heading out, with a backpack loaded with snacks, water, a first aid kit and a fully charged cell phone (there is cell phone coverage at Stake Lake).
The cost to snowshoe on the trails at Stake Lake is $4 per adult and free for children. Remember to ask for a map of the snowshoe trails at the ticket booth or check out the large map at the parking lot before you head out!
Don’t forget to take pictures!
Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!