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Family Day Snowshoe - "A Journey Through Time"

When: Monday, February 19, 2024

Time: 9:00am-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!


Monday, February 19, 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

  • Use of our snowshoes (please let us know during registration if you and/or your child/ren require a pair)

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

Physical demand:

We will snowshoe a total distance of 2.9 km round trip. The terrain is a gentle slope with 70 metres of cumulative elevation gain.

In the Manning Park area average February temperatures range from -8C to 0C.  Please check the weather forecast prior to the event and dress appropriately as it may be much colder or warmer.

What to bring:

Whenever you are hiking, you should always carry The Essentials


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

  • Backpack to carry all your gear

  • 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


We will have the following to lend you but feel free to bring your own:

  • Foam pad to sit on in the snow

  • Mug for hot chocolate!

  • Small portable snow shovel

Meet Your Guides

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Rowan Lalonde

Rowan is driven to explore paths where she can contribute to positive impacts at the community level or spark curiosity for the world. She is an experienced thru trekker and canoe tripper, with an eager draw to whitewater adventure. Whether up a tree, covered in mud, or in the thick of river rapids she believes there is so much play and peace to be found on the land and in the wild spaces we share.

Having recently moved to Hope, Rowan says feels so lucky to be able to spend her days sharing her learning and supporting youth in our community as they learn to be stewards of the natural world and grow to feel empowered in their climate futures.

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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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Nate Brown



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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