Let it Snow! Check Out the Best Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails in Halifax and Beyond!

Cross Country Skiier

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Nova Scotia winters . . . they can be messy, they can be cold, they can be unpredictable . . . and winters on the east coast . . . they can be awesome! Who doesn’t love a winter walk with snow-covered trees, a picnic lunch with a belly-warming hot chocolate and, of course, a new adventure. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing combine all this and more! So whether you are a pro, or a new to the snow, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are great ways to enjoy some outdoor family time, get some exercise and tire the kids right out! Enjoy the best that Halifax winters have to offer and check out some of these great cross country ski and snowshoe trails!

If you are trying snowshoeing for the first time or you are introducing the sport to your littlest of outdoor enthusiasts, the Emera Oval is a great place to start. The Emera Oval has snowshoes that you are able to borrow for FREE for use on the Halifax Common. How cool is that?

Another little gem of a spot is the Adventure Earth Centre in Fleming Park. They have FREE snowshoe loans for all ages for use in the park and have staff onsite to help set you up. Perfect! If you see snow on the ground, drop by on Sundays and Wednesdays from 2:00pm – 5:00pm in the month of February to try it out! (valid government issued ID required)

You can also join in for a moonlight snowshoe hike! Adventure Earth Centre will lend you snowshoes, give you the basic snowshoe instruction and lead you on a moonlight adventure. These hikes are from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on January 31st and March 1st. It is FREE to join but pre-registration is required.

Don’t let the sniffles get in the way of winter fun! Coryzalia® is a homeopathic medicine used for colds and cold symptoms such as nasal congestion and runny nose.

Many of the recreation centres in HRM have snowshoes available for loan. Check out the list of recreation centres to find one in your area.

Hike Nova Scotia has information on many of the hiking/snowshoeing trails throughout Nova Scotia, including Halifax, Dartmouth and beyond. They lead guided winter snowshoeing trips through some of the best trails in the province.

Is the winter weather starting to take its toll on your immune system? Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic medicine that reduces the duration of flu-like symptoms and relieves body aches, headache, fever and chills. Oscillo is suitable for the whole family including children and infants and does not cause drowsiness or sleeplessness.

Family Snoeshoeing

If skiing is more your style, there are TONS of trails within HRM that are great for the cross country ski enthusiasts. It’s a bit more difficult to find skiis to borrow or rent but sometimes you can find good deals at ski swaps and on kijiji.

There are many spots to get your ski on and Cross Country Nova Scotia and Halifax Trails are great resources to find out about trails, events and all things cross country. Here are a few of the favourite trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Halifax Region:

Winter coughs are no fun, especially for the kids! Children’s Stodal Honey cough syrup is a homeopathic medicine used for dry and wet coughs in children 1 to 11 years of age. Stodal does not cause drowsiness and it contains no dextromethorphan, diphenhydramine or guaifenesin. 

For a bit of a ‘city getaway’, yet still not too far from the city, Ski Martock is a great place for families to enjoy cross country skiing. It’s also a great place to try the sport for the first time, as it is one of the few places that offer cross country ski rentals. Martock offers 5 km of groomed trails through a mixed coniferous and hardward forest.

But the most important thing to remember when snowshoeing and cross country skiing is to be sure to have fun! Remember, there is no such thing as ‘bad winter weather’ when you have a pair of skis or snowshoes. That snowfall magically becomes known as ‘great weather’. Embrace it – and bring on the snow!

Ready to hit the trails? Don’t forget your Winter Essentials from Boiron. Many products available at your local pharmacy.

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Boiron Oscillo

With kids in school and daycare, and Maritime winter weather so unpredictable, you never know when a winter cold or flu is about to hit…and it never happens at a good time! What’s the solution? A Winter Essentials Kit,  from BOIRON. They offer a wide range of homeopathic medicine that is designed to complement medical advice. These ‘integrative’ medicines are readily available in pharmacies, natural health food stores and supermarkets across Canada. Boiron is the #1 Brand of Homeopathic Medicines Recommended by Pharmacists.


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