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Family Day Snowshoe - "A Journey Through Time"

When: Monday, February 19, 2024

Time: 9-3:30pm

Where: Cambie Creek, Manning Park

Cost: $25/adult             


(Children and youth under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian)

For more information or questions, please contact Tunde

at or 604-869-1274

Step into the past and discover the tenacity of winter life on the frontier through a fun and engaging interpretive scavenger hunt, for children of all ages!

Embark on a journey through time as educators Rowan and Moon take you through Cambie Creek Loop, offering you a glimpse into the winter lives of settlers and first nations with an engaging scavenger hunt through beautiful old-growth forest.

We’ll stop for lunch along the trail, with the chance to build snow forts while we sip hot chocolate! You bring
lunch and snacks; we’ll bring the hot chocolate!

We have several pairs of adult snowshoes to offer, as well as children’s snowshoes for kids aged 6 to 8. If your kids are younger, consider carrying them in a child carrier backpack or towing them on a sled. All ages are welcome!


Thursday,  April 4, 2024 

7-8 pm online ZOOM session
In this 1-hour zoom session, trip leaders will introduce themselves and lay out the itinerary for the field day. We will learn to plan a route and add it to the GPS app of your choice. All skills that are curated to dem
onstrate the typical trip preparation all seasoned hikers should apply before heading into the backcountry.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

  • 09:00AM – Gather in Hope at the Rec Centre (1005 6 Ave, Hope) check-in, sign waivers

*Participants must arrange their own transportation.

  • 09:30AM – Leave Hope and convoy about 45 minutes on Highway 3 to Cambie Creek trailhead

  •  10:30AM – Arrive at Cambie Creek Trail Head

  •  10:45PM – Begin snowshoe trip

  •  12:30PM – Lunch break

  • 01:00PM  Snow fort construction, hot chocolate consumption!

  • 02:00PM – Snowshoe back to the parking lot

  • 02:30PM – Leave Cambie Creek trailhead

  • 03:30PM – Arrive back in Hope

*Be aware that times are approximate! Start and end times may vary slightly depending on speed of the group, weather and road conditions, etc.

Price includes:

  • Fun interpretive guided tour

  • Access to snowshoes, let us know during registration if you or your child requires a pair

  • Trip leaders will provide first-aid support, emergency practices/communications, and hot chocolate

Physical demand:

We will snowshoe a total distance of 2.5 Km. The terrain is very moderate, with gentle slope (less than 100 m elevation gain).

Participants must be in good health and have average physical fitness. Younger children can be carried in backpacks, and we have several pairs of “mini” snowshoes for kids aged 6 to 8.

In the Manning Park area Average February temperatures range from -8C to 0C.  It may be colder.  Please check the weather forecast prior to the event and dress appropriately.

What to bring:

Whenever you are hiking, you should always carry The Essentials


At a minimum, participants will need the following for this outing:

  • Lunch and high-energy snack foods

  • Water (at least 1 litre per person)

  • Waterproof winter boots or hiking boots (no runners please)

  • Warm winter clothes (no cotton as the first layer against your skin); including jacket, nylon snow pants, gloves, toque, warm socks

  • Two poles per person for snowshoeing (optional, but greatly improves stability)

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, chap stick, camera

  • Foam pad to sit on in the snow

  • Small portable snow shovel, if you’ve got one (Hope Mountain Centre will bring some too)

  • Mug for hot chocolate!

  • Backpack to carry all your gear

Meet Your Guides

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Rowan Lalonde

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Moon Pruvost

Moon is Hope Mountain Centre’s Program Director. She is an experienced educator and backcountry mountain guide. Her passion for the natural world and grizzly bears led her to study Wildlife and Forestry Conservation.

She is certified in Wilderness First Aid,

Avalanche Skills Training, Leave No Trace Master Educator and has experience as a bush craft/survival instructor.

Moon loves to share her knowledge and love of the outdoors with people of all ages! When she is not guiding, you can usually find her exploring the outdoors with her puppy, Kenai.

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Sorry no refunds! You can pass on your spot to someone else who meets the physical demand of the program, just please let us know, as we need registration information from everyone.

 A program may be cancelled at the discretion of HMCOL. If a program is cancelled by HMCOL, participants will receive a full refund of program fees. Please be aware that our programs run regardless of weather conditions, unless HMCOL determines that it will affect the safety of participants.

Additional information:

Liability Waiver

Everyone ages 19 & over must sign a liability waiver form in order to participate in this program. Please take the time to read this form because you must understand and agree to it when you sign it. By signing it you are waiving certain rights, including the right to sue. These forms will be available to sign when you check in. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions. 

Informed Consent Form 

Everyone, age 18 & under must have an informed consent form signed by their parents or legal guardian in order to participate. Please contact us if you need this form prior to arrival at this program.

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