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How to Snowshoe and Ski at Dakota Ridge on the Sunshine Coast, BC

Dakota Ridge near Sechelt is the best place to cross-country ski or snowshoe on the Sunshine Coast. It’s a community-run ski area with a network of fun trails through the forest. I lived in Gibsons for five months in the winter of 2020/21. My husband and I bought season’s passes for Dakota Ridge and headed …

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The Best Boots For Snowshoeing (Updated for 2022)

Snowshoeing is a fun and easy winter sport. All you need to get started are some snowshoes and some warm clothing. But one of the questions I get asked all the time is: What are the best boots for snowshoeing? What type of boots should you buy? Which features should snowshoeing boots have? What brands …

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9 Winter Hiking Tips (You Don’t Have to Freeze!)

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you need to stop hiking. But it’s cold, dark and slippery out there, so you need to be prepare. In this post I’ve got my top top winter hiking tips. Hiking is a year-round activity for me and I’ve been winter hiking for over a decade. (If there’s …

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Snowshoeing Safety: 14 Ways to Get into Trouble and How to Prevent Them

Winter hiking and snowshoeing are more dangerous than summer hiking. There are just so many more things that can go wrong when it’s cold outside and the weather can turn bad in an instant. That’s why learning about snowshoeing safety is so important. But I don’t want to scare you off winter hiking and snowshoeing …

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