Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Winter 2023/2024

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WINTER 2023/2024 DREAMSCAPES 41 KICK ALL THE WAY Originating in Scandinavia, kicksledding is a fun and energetic way to glide along white powder trails. The sled has a chair for a passenger or to trans- port gear, two rails and is self-propelled by riding with one foot and kicking off with the other. Rent a sled and kick your way along scenic compact snow paths in Beaubassin-est in southeastern New Brunswick. FAT BIKE ON HISTORIC TRAILS Follow in the footsteps, or fat bike tracks, of Prohibition-era liquor smug- glers on Nova Scotia's South Shore Rum Runners Trail. The 119-kilometre former rail corridor between Halifax and Lunenburg can be tackled in sec- tions by wide-tire fat bikes rented at local cycling shops. Bikers pass through several scenic coastal communities, ideal for stops to enjoy coffee and craft ales. TAKE A HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH RIDE Jingle all the way through winter in the Canadian Rockies on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride in Banff National Park, Alberta. Take in the frosty mountain views in Banff or Lake Louise on a public tour, or snuggle under blankets on a private ride, accompanied by the enchanting rhythm of hooves padding on crisp snow. ICE CLIMB A FROZEN WATERFALL Winter transforms Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park into an adventure playground for advanced ice climbers. The remoteness and diffi- culty of the fjord's frozen icy falls at Ten Mile Pond and Western Brook Pond challenge climbers as they stagger between sea and land, carefully anchoring axes and crampons into sky-high towers of ice. MUSH YOUR WAY HOME Get a mush on guiding a team of enthusiastic sled dogs across the frozen expanse of the Yukon. Explore the northern territory's snowy surroundings in this old-fashioned way, on an unforgettable day trip or exciting multi-day winter adventure. Mush your own husky dog team and master the art of winter travel while learning how to care for the hard-working animals. PHOTOS: DESTINATION CANADA | CLAUDIA LAROYE | BONJOUR QUEBEC | TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN DS SUBLIME SNOWSHOEING Blaze a snowshoe trail through a quiet winter forest or along a scenic lake in Saskatchewan's Prince Albert National Park. Located two hours north of Saskatoon, the park is home to seven ungroomed trails criss-crossing an expansive snow-covered landscape. Pull on a warm hat and layers for a brisk walk along the shore of frozen Waskesiu Lake, or make snow tracks along the two-kilometre Mud Creek loop trail.

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