Kootenay Rockies & Columbia Valley
Snowshoeing Columbia Valley
Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to enjoy the winter wonderland in the Columbia Valley. This activity requires little equipment and basically you can hit the trails or make your own tracks. Some of the most preferred snowshoeing areas in the Kootenay Rockies is at Radium Hot Springs - Dog Lake, at Fairmont Hoodoos and of course, the many trails available at Nipika Mountain Resort. Pretty much anywhere there are ski trails, you can snowshoe. Please respect tracks and keep off the ski trails though.
Snowshoeing in Fernie allows you to experience the snowy mountain bike trails in wintertime. Strap on your shoes and head up to Island Lake Loge for a beautiful walk around the lake. Book a tour or try some discovery of your own up Coal Creek Road. Why not pack a picnic and enjoy the serenity and amazing views of Fernie Alpine Resort, Mt Fernie and Mt Hosmer. Remember to always let someone know where you are going and take a map and compass.
The Panorama Nordic Centre, located in the lower village, (access from the lower parking lot) offers more than 20 km of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing, more than 4 km of snowshoe trails, and snowshoe tours. The trails take snowshoers along the scenic Toby Creek. Different routes are available with the 6.9 km loop out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin making for an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains.
With an excellent variety of trails within the city limits, snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of winter in the mountains around Kimberley, BC. Try a self guided tour through the Kimberley Nature Park or join one of the many tours provided by the Kimberley Alpine Resort.