Parks Canada is kicking off the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with a set of classic Canadian activities in Mount Revelstoke National Park.
A statement issued Friday, February 3, invited everyone to enjoy dark starry skies on an evening snowshoe along the candlelit two-kilometre Soren Sorensen Loop on . When you’ve successfully negotiated the snowy trail you can wrap up the evening with snacks by a campfire at the Nels Nelsen Chalet. Bring your sweetie along and make it a great warm up for Valentine’s Day! The free event takes place on Saturday, February 11, from 4 to 8 pm.
Then on Saturday, March 11, you can practice more snowshoeing at the Sunlight Snowshoe day in the park.
“Sign up at participaction.com/150 to get started and track your way to cool prizes,” the statement said. “The ParticipACTION trailer will be on-site for the Sunlight Snowshoe, and there will be snack and music by the fire at the Nels Nelsen Chalet. You might even be able to check off some other activities from the list – snowman building or snowball fights anyone? The event runs from 12 to 4 pm with live entertainment by Maggie Davis from 1 – 2.
“Snowshoes will be available (but in limited numbers) for both events. By encouraging Canadians to visit their national treasures, and providing them with the information and means to enjoy them, Parks Canada allows more Canadians, including youth and newcomers, to experience the outdoors and learn about our heritage.”