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Cross-country Skiing In Kimberley In The Kootenay Rockies

Kootenay Rockies for a Winter Getaway

What can you do and where can you go if you have three delicious days to spend on a winter getaway? If you've never been to the Kootenay Rockies, put this area on your must-visit list. In particular, plan stops in Kimberley, Invermere and Panorama along British Columbia's famous Powder Highway. Here's what to do on a 3 day winter getaway in the Kootenay Rockies (starting in Calgary) Updated January 2020. This post includes some affiliate…

Skating The Whiteway In Invermere

Lake Windermere Whiteway for Skating & Skiing

You'll find Lake Windermere in the Columbia Valley between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. It is the winter home of the Lake Windermere Whiteway, a recently declared Guinness World Record holder with the title as the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world with 29.8 km of cleared ice. It's worth the winter drive through Kootenay National Park just to enjoy the activities on the Lake…

Skating The Rideau Canal In Ottawa

Skating the Rideau Canal in Ottawa

I look at the car thermometer. It reads -14°C without the wind-chill at 2 PM. Then I look at my husband - and he's got a giant smile plastered all over his face. The one thing he likes to do more than anything else in the world is skate. And one of the best places in the world for skating is the Rideau Canal in Ottawa - also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cold temperatures be…

Woman Skating The Forks With Dogs

Skating at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba

John and I braved cold and wind in Winnipeg. Why? So we could go skating at The Forks - the world's longest natural outdoor rink - and that's a Guinness World Record's fact. The Forks are located at the junction of the Red & Assiniboine Rivers,  just a 2 minute drive from Main and Portage. Winnipeg, called Winterpeg by many, is famous for its long, brutally cold winters. Getting outside is the key to surviving…

Skating On Another Visit To The Forks At Dusk

Skating Rinks in Canada Outdoors – The Top 11

I grew up skating, left it for almost two decades and rediscovered the joy of skating again this fall- albeit inside on speed skates on the Calgary Oval. But outside is really where I want to be and with that in mind I've researched where I think you'll find 11 of the best outdoor rinks in Canada. Here are what I think are 11 outdoor skating rinks in Canada that are worth a visit. #1…

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