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Some fun winter activities in Burns Lake – Burns Lake Lakes District News

The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Lets Play Outside project recently released a list of 50 fun things to do outdoors in winter, prompting a Burns Lake resident to suggest that the Lakes District News highlight some activities from the list that can be done right here in town.

For starters, even if you have to travel a bit to find good alpine skiing, cross-country skiing is a calling card for the region. The Omineca Ski Club, founded in 1927, has provided local skiers with a great place for cross-country skiing for nearly a century.

Omineca Ski Club is complete with several beautiful runs that vary in difficulty, all of which are consistently groomed and well maintained throughout the winter season. Another great spot for cross-country skiing is the Boer Mountain trails, which have been hailed by several tourists as some of the best trails the province has to offer.

Speaking of Boer Mountain, the trails are also a great place to snowshoe, search for animal tracks in the forest, ride high-speed bikes, or even take an outdoor hike, all of which are on the list. of the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

Also on the list is snowmobiling, which can be enjoyed locally through the Burns Lake Snowmobile Club, whose main riding areas are in the Telkwa Mountain Range, Sibola Mountain and Ailport. Ailport is the most popular for family rides, as it is deep snow, open meadows and trails.

Many of the other items on the list can be easily enjoyed around town, such as skating, which is available inside the Lakeside Multiplex on Fridays and Sundays, as well as outdoors on the homemade outdoor rink at Spirit Square, which was installed by the Village of Burns Lake in December.

Ice fishing is also recommended by the Canadian Wildlife Federation. According to the Village or Burns Lake website, some of the best ice fishing in the area is at Babine Lake, located about 40 km north of Burns Lake, Co-op Lake, located east and north of Burns Lake and Day Lake. , located west of Burns Lake, which is prime habitat for rainbow trout.

However, it is important to take precautions before going on the ice to ensure it is frozen, due to the recent hot weather in the area.

As for things like making a bonfire, diving a polar bear, or watching a winter sunset, all of this can be done by spending an afternoon at one of the many lakes found at Burns Lake. .

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Eddie Huband
Multimedia journalist
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