Snowshoeing is probably the easiest winter sport to participate in with your family. Snowshoes are quite affordable, come in a wide range of styles and prices and best of all, strap right onto your existing winter boot. There’s not much to learn in terms of technique to get you going and it can be as simple as a gentle walk in a little bit of snow. Child-size snowshoes are fairly easy to find and one pair will last a child for several years as snowshoe bindings are adjustable for quite a range of shoe sizes and can also accommodate a significant weight range. My kids have had snowshoes strapped to them from the time they reached 40 lbs, shuffling around until they got tired.
There are so many great places to explore in your snowshoes in Kamloops. One of our favorites is less than 25 minutes from Kamloops at Stake Lake. Operated by the Overlander Ski Club, there are six snowshoe trails of varying length and difficulty.
Last weekend, our family decided to check out Giant Fir. A 1.2 km loop, it’s perfect for families of young ones just getting into the sport. It’s almost impossible to wander and get lost, as the trails at Stake Lake are well maintained with great signage (and maps provided for you at the entrance to the ski area):
The Giant Fir trail starts right behind the Overlander Ski Clubhouse, with a slight incline at the start. The really littles ones might need a Continue reading Snowshoeing Adventures at Overlander Ski Club: Giant Fir Trail
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!