This frozen lake in B.C. has the longest skating pathway in the world

The lake was named the longest skating pathway in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014

While it isn’t uncommon for a lake to freeze over in B.C., not all frozen lakes are created equal.

Take, for example, Lake Windermere, a stunning body of water that turns into a sparkling showstopper during the chilly months.

article continues below

What’s more, the Lake Windermere Whiteway was named the longest skating pathway in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014.

The naturally frozen trail measures a whopping 29.98 km long and is located in Invermere near the Alberta border. The groomed track provides the perfect stomping grounds for a plethora of winter activities – from relaxed skating to fast-paced hockey, cross-country skiing to a scenic stroll – the icy stretch is an ideal place to spend a winter’s day.

Nestled in the breathtaking Columbia Valley, the area is also a popular place for ice fishing. A company called Reel Axe Adventures even offers “lux” ice fishing huts for their tours. What’s more, all of the, “ice fishing trips include your fishing equipment, a fire and grill to cook lunch, experienced guides and transportation (if needed).”

Since there are no motorized vehicles allowed on the pristine surface, the area commands a penetrating quiet. Of course, there may be sounds of skates artfully carving the surface, laughter, or a hockey stick slapping a puck, but this is a peaceful, serene place.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don't forget your roots #gocanadago #reklawsmusic

A post shared by Garrett Thomas (@gqthomas) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Are you making a New Year’s resolution? Not sure where to start? Start with making a change for yourself. Then, for your family. And for your business or work. Next, maybe for your neighbour. Or for your entire community. Whatever you chose to do in 2019, think differently and innovate. Like this guy, who plows lakes for ice skating just because. . . . . #twowheeltractor #ColumbiaValleyBC #CED #invermerebc #shoplocal #placemaking @imagine_kootenay #iceskating #mountaintown #LakeWindermereBC #kootenaynationalpark #fairmonthotsprings #radiumhotsprings #edgewaterbc #briscobc #spillimacheen #canalflats #ColumbiaLakeBC #lakewindermerewhiteway #fatbike @elementalcycle @bicycleworks @columbiacycleandski @rentfarout #itstimetounwind @columbiariverpaddle #columbiariver #mtswansea #snowshoeing @radrecreationadaptedsociety @nipikamtnresort @inside_edge @cv_cycling_society @accessthevalley #volunteercv #newyears2019 #newyearsresolution #mrplow #giveback #zamboni #backyardrink @cvyouthnetwork @columbiavalleycommunityfdtn @hellobc @kootrocks @kootenaymountainculture

A post shared by Columbia Valley CED (@livecolumbiavalley) on

Read Related Topics

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Vancouver Courier welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Popular Vancouver Courier

Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter!
Find the Vancouver Courier Newspaper