Five Activities to Add to your Winter Adventure List
Baby, it’s cold outside. But that is no reason to hibernate! Don’t let a little cold weather keep you cooped up inside. Here are some fun ways you can take advantage of our snow, wide open spaces and cooler temperatures:
- Cross-country skiing
- Ice Fishing
Cross-country skiing is a great way to enjoy nature and stay fit. It is an activity for the whole family and it can be enjoyed wherever there is snow on the ground (although, groomed trails do make it easier). If you are looking for some tips to get started, contact CanoeSki Discovery Company in Saskatoon or Cross Country Saskatchewan.
Time to go for a rip, eh? Hop on a snowmobile and zip through the tranquil northern boreal forest, over hills in the Qu’Appelle Valley or through fields of soft powder. With 10,000 km of groomed snowmobile trails in the province, there is a place for everyone to explore. Visit the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association website, www.sasksnow.com, to find out more about this fun winter sport.
Getting ready to hit the trail with a team of excited sled dogs is an amazing experience. Barking and jumping as the sled is prepared, their enthusiasm is infectious. Once they hear the command, “mush,” the noise turns into complete silence. Suddenly, these dogs are on a mission. Racing through the forest is what they live for, and you get to simply enjoy the ride. Take in the Mushers Rendezvous in Preeceville or the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race in Prince Albert to see the pros in action. Or try mushing for yourself with Sundogs Sled Excursions at Anglin Lake.
Hurry, hurry hard and join a curling team! This fun indoor activity is Saskatchewan’s provincial sport. It is almost a rite of passage for those who grow up in Saskatchewan. People take curling seriously and the competition can be fierce at any level, –during recreational bonspiels, high school leagues and the race to the provincial championship. Find out what all the fuss is about by visiting http://curlsask.ca or get tickets to the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts being held in Moose Jaw in February
Setting up your own fishing shack, drilling a hole through several feet of ice in the middle of a frozen lake or river, dropping a line into the water and waiting for a fish to bite – what’s not to love? Ice fishing is a big deal here, a winter pastime with true devotees. Visit www.fishing-in-saskatchewan.com for all rules and regulations and to order your 2015 Saskatchewan Fishing and Hunting Guide.