Rediscover the joy of winter with these 7 activities

Are you someone who dreads the cold-weather months? The best way to learn to love winter is having fun in the great outdoors. These winter activities will transform your relationship with chilly weather and snow – so get curious and get going!

Ice climbing for beginners

Ice climbing might sound intimidating, but it’s an incredible adventure. Beginner courses are available across many nearby mountainous areas, this activity will have you seeing winter in a whole new light. Imagine the breathtaking view from the top of a frozen waterfall!

Fat biking through the snow

Fat bikes have larger, more robust tires that are perfect for cycling through snow. It’s a fun and out-of-the-box way to explore snow-covered landscapes. From the forest to the mountains, fat biking is a super unique winter experience!

Intro to ice sculpting

Not in the mood to make a snowman? Try sculpting instead! Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned artist, working with ice will spark your creativity and engage your senses. There are plenty of workshops available throughout the winter season.

Classic ice fishing

Ice fishing is a peaceful activity that’s perfect for those looking to kick back and relax. Beneath the ice, the world goes silent, and waiting for a bite becomes a quasi-meditative experience. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to experience the thrill of the catch surrounded by breathtaking winter landscapes.

Skating under the stars

Watch outdoor skating rinks transform into winter wonderlands with lights and music. These special evenings are a great opportunity to dust off your skates and glide around under a sky full of stars with your family and friends.

Refreshing snow yoga

Practicing yoga outdoors on a blanket of snow will leave you feeling totally at peace and connected with nature. It’s a rejuvenating activity that lets you rebalance your focus while enjoying the fresh winter air. There are many outdoor practices available across Quebec, so keep your eyes peeled!

Practical tips for enjoying winter to the fullest

From getting the proper equipment to making the most of your outdoor adventures, here are a few tips to take with you:

  • Wear three layers at a time: one base layer to keep you dry, one middle layer to keep you warm, and a coat to protect you from the elements.
  • Always wear warm, waterproof boots.
  • Go for purpose-made socks, like merino wool, for better insulation and breathability.
  • For longer activities, pack a spare pair of mittens and socks.
  • When you’re on the road, dress more lightly – especially on your feet – to avoid sweating before you reach your destination.
  • Hydrate regularly; the cold can dry out your skin and body.

These activities are sure to open your eyes to winter’s natural charm. Layer up and go enjoy the great outdoors!

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