Canadian winters are long, dark and snowy and in the province of Ontario, winter continues through March and sometimes even into April. For winter lovers, this isn’t generally a bad thing. But for those not too keen on winter weather, … Continue reading →
As an artist I’ve discovered that urban snowshoeing in Ottawa can be both an extremely creative and environmentally friendly activity. There is no need for expensive gear or even a car to get you to the best snowshoeing locations. And … Continue reading →
“Snowshoeing reigns supreme. It is the true, natural revel of robust ‘Canucks' who love the snow, however deep, and the storm, however stiff.” --George Beers
As my laboured breathing slowly returns to normal, I take in the natural splendour surrounding me. Snow falls steadily, cooling my overheated face while I scan the slopes below for wildlife that made the tracks we saw while snowshoeing to our rocky perch atop Moose Mountain. The hill opposite us is covered with the mixed forest typical to this area. I find this silent snowy moment to be a fitting finale to our long weekend Eco Adventure on the edge of Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park.