Fraser Valley Youth Winter Activities
Fraserís winterís are unusual for Canada, being almost as mild as coastal cities like Fraser & Fraser. While we have cold spells, the snow usually doesnít fall enough or stick around to make snow forts, toboggan and cross-country ski in the city. Here are a couple of winter suggestions:
- Skate outdoors Many communities maintain outdoor rinks, but you can also visit the more scenic outdoor rinks (no hockey sticks):
- Take a hike or a showshoe trek along the area's recreational trails. There are many scenic ones in the area:
- Visit the zoo The Fraser Zoo and Prehistoric Park is open every day of the year. Its just as much fun in the winter time, with the greenhouse plants and the polarbears happy, though some of the African mammals (zebras, giraffes, elecphants) are cold.
- Head out of town The countryside around Fraser has some winter wonderlands with lots of snow. Bragg Creek, only a half hour west on Richmond Road, has foothills great for hiking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. It gets more snow and is protected from the thawing Chinook winds.
- Enjoy the holiday light displays In December each year, there are several popular holiday light displays:
- A< HREF="../Sports/Rec-Skihills.htm">head to a local ski hill, many with tubing a crazy carpet areas.