Winter is not my favorite time of the year! Being cold sucks! I turn into a hermit sipping tea in my fuzzy pajamas.
But I admit, there are a lot of fun activities for a person to do in winter. Yes, in Saskatchewan, too!
Last week I put a call out on Twitter to ask for ideas for getting out and making the best of this extremely long season. The response was great and inspired me to make a list of things I’d love to do this winter.
1) Public Skating: This one is so easy to do. Most small towns in Saskatchewan have an arena. The picture above was taken in my favorite rink. Lang, Saskatchewan. My home town. You haven’t experienced a small town rink until you’ve seen the stairs that drop from the upper level, the people manually shoveling the ice, and the tank zamboni.
2) Dog Sledding: Sundogs Excursions in the Waskesiu Area of Saskatchewan has many tours to choose from. I have been dogsledding, but not in Saskatchewan. It was a neat experience and I’d love to do it again. You can also do winter camping. Yikes!
3) A cozy Retreat: Ok, I know I am supposed to be pushing myself to get outside, but The Resort at Cypress Hills has some good winter deals! Elkwater, on the Alberta side of the Cypress Hills Provincial park, has a list of fun activities to try out. Snowshoes, skiing, tobogganing, fat bikes?
4) Ice Fishing: I have NEVER ice fished!! Who wants to take me? With all of the lakes and rivers in our province, there is no shortage of opportunity to try your hand at this.
These are just a few ideas. I am sure we will dig out our clunker snow mobiles and zip around on them. If you have a more reliable ride than I do, there are a lot of trails available. Winter is also a great time to test out new restaurants or attend community events.
What can you add to the list?