Jan 24 2013
Today, we bring you a sample of the best, family-friendly snowshoeing in Kamloops!Â
My husband and I love snowshoeing. We went on gentle snowshoeing excursions while I was pregnant for both of my children and our now 3 year old received his first pair of snowshoes when he was 2.5 years old. We try to get out there and snowshoe as a family often in the winter. It’s a great winter activity that can be done in any weather, any type of snow. Hardly any preparation is required and it’s an awesome workout. Following is a selection of the many fabulous spots in Kamloops and the surrounding area for snowshoeing:
Jan 05 2013
Jan 03 2013
We are enjoying excellent conditions for winter activities here in Kamloops!
In this post, we focus on ice skating, which is an excellent family activity that can help with improving your overall level of fitness. Not only is this aerobic exercise great for your cardiovascular system, but it is also an excellent activity for developing good balance and coordination.
We ventured out to the outdoor rinks around town to check out the ice conditions and see what facilities they have to offer.
Located on Hugh Allan Drive in Pineview Valley Park, against a beautiful backdrop of snow-covered trees. Equipped with lighting for evening skating and includes a covered bench to rest or change into your skates. A large, visible schedule is posted for ice time while parking is located alongside of Hugh Allan Drive.
Located just off of Qu’Appelle drive. Large, double rink equipped with lighting and situated right next to a parking lot. Benches around the edge and bleachers at the parking level.
Located behind the Dallas Barnhartvale Baptist Church at 495 Todd Rd. Equipped with lighting and parking available either at the church or alongside the road. Ice looked really smooth!
Take the Heffley exit off the Yellowhead highway and keep going on Old Highway 5. Turn left on Marriot, then left onto Lister Rd. Keep going, rink will be on the right-hand side. Large rink with a dedicated parking lot and lighting system. Awesome ice, too!
Take Westsyde Road and turn right onto Franklin Road. Go to the end of the road and drive into Centennial Park. Take a right and continue until you reach the parking area for the Ralph Clearwaters Sports Complex. Large ice rink with dedicated parking lot, lighting system and covered area with benches for changing footwear.
So get out there with your family and head to one of these outdoor rinks for some fresh air and exercise! The conditions are fantastic – the ambient air is not too cold, while the ice is just perfect!
Dec 20 2012
Today we feature Adaptive Sports Sun Peaks (ASSP), a non-profit organization with a mission to provide opportunities for people with a disability to participate in adaptive snow sports at Sun Peaks Resort and allow them to experience the joy and freedom of skiing or snowboarding.
Nov 19 2012