Dec. 10, 2015
By Afton Aikens
We talked to local extreme sports athlete Will Gadd in our winter feature Big Mountain Adventure about some of his favourite places to ice climb and backcountry ski. But if the suggestions in that article are a little too adventurous for you, Gadd has more ideas for fun:
Grotto Mountain Ice Walk, Canmore Kananaskis
Photo courtesy of FortWhyte Alive
Embrace the wonder of winter at FortWhyte Alive, a 600-acre urban nature reserve. Breathe in fresh winter air while enjoying myriad activities, from pond skating to tobogganing to Nordic walking to cross-country skiing. Kids will get a thrill from spotting and identifying the animal tracks using a handy FortWhyte guide. Every second Saturday throughout January and February, strap on snow shoes for a two-hour, all-abilities trek around the site. After, warm up inside at Buffalo Stone Café with a bowl of soup.