Snowshoeing is a slower way to explore Manning Park, with new views to see along the trails. (Manning Park)

Manning Park snowshoe trip planned for familes

Cambie Creek inviting for trekkers of all abilities

If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy Manning Park at a slower pace, an opportunity is coming up.

Hope Mountain Centre is hosting an easy, family-oriented snowshoe trip along Cambie Creek. They even do the driving, and can provide rental snowshoes to those who need them.

The day will be lead by program leader Natalie Worrall, who is an experienced outdoor educator. Worrall has a young family of her own, and gets her kids outside whenever she can. She will share some of her extensive nature knowledge during the snowshoe trip.

The trip will start at 9 a.m. in Hope, where everyone will meet and sign the needed waivers.

The trip offers stunning scenery and easy access for novice snowshoers. People of all ages can enjoy this easy day trip on gentle terrain with moderate elevation change.

The distance traveled will be approximately 4 kilometres, with breaks for lunch, snacks, and eco-education stops along the way.

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Meet some of the animals that survive over the winter in Manning Park, by looking for their tracks in the snow. At lunch time, they’ll be making some hot chocolate and start building snow caves.

All ages are welcome, though children under five years old may need to be carried in a baby backpack. Sleds can also be used to tow little people.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth, plus rental fees if needed. A donation from the UFV Kinesiology Department has allowed the Hope Mountain Centre to offer this adventure for families at a very affordable cost.

Registration is required and because space is limited it’s suggested to register early. Participants must be in good health and have average physical fitness. The trip is being planned for March 14.

For more information or to register, visit hopemountain.org.


 

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