GIVEAWAY: Snowshoeing on Mount Seymour Gets Sweeter
Written by Jaillan Yehia
On the eve of my first ever snowshoeing experience I enjoy dinner at a pub in downtown Vancouver with my girlfriends – who are a mixture of Canadians and British ex-pats.
Talk turns, as it always does at such gatherings, to the benefits of Vancouver as a city and place to call home – and of Canada compared with Europe.
I take one of my BC-born friends as my date the next evening on the romantic Saturday night chocolate fondue-fuelled snowshoeing tour on Mount Seymour – much to both our boyfriends’ amusement.
But there’s still plenty of time for you and your beau to be together amongst the snow this Valentine’s weekend.
Read on to hear why snowshoeing really is sweet – and to win a pair of tickets…
The proximity of the city centre to the mountains here is consistently lauded as one of the life changing benefits of Vancouver dwelling – so at our dinner we discuss who amongst us actually make use of this spectacular opportunity.
We conclude that only one of our group, the person who has lived here for the shortest time and is in fact due to return to Blighty soon, makes a point of getting up close and personal with BC’s mountainous scenery on a regular basis.
The rest of us make noises about how we must make time for more outdoor pursuits ourselves.
As if on cue, I find myself squeezing past a ski-brandishing dude as I board my sky train home from dinner and feel suddenly grateful that the next day I’ll be wrapped up in my waterproof layers amongst a crowd of Saturday night revellers and spending the evening doing something that most city dwellers simply wouldn’t be able to try without boarding a plane – snowshoeing.
Mount Seymour’s latest offering is an evening snowshoeing tour fuelled by chocolate fondue and fresh fruit, served in an ice booth under the stars – making it the perfect outdoorsy Valentine alternative for Vancouverites who share the desire to make the most of the mountains this winter.
You can join one of the guides (ours was the lovely Erin) who lead a small group (every 2nd Saturday until mid-March) on a manageable icy hike through the Provincial park.
They remind you to leave only footprints and take only pictures and regale you with stories of local flora, fauna and folk along the way – and give non-skiers such as myself a great chance to get onto the snow pack, into the forest and under the stars while picking up the pursuit of snowshoeing.
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE VALENTINE WEEKEND TOUR SNOWSHOEING ON MOUNT SEYMOUR, WORTH $134
You can win tickets to try out snowshoeing on Mount Seymour with your loved one this Valentine’s Day at their special Saturday night Valentine Chocolate Fondue Snowshoeing Tour, on February 13th at 7pm, valued at $134.
If you’d like to get cosy in the snow with your favourite person this Valentine’s weekend for free, enter here…
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