March 24, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Snowmobiling
I remember our first snowmobile
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when I was a kid. We would argue over who's turn it was to drive. The little kids had to settle for being the passenger.
We used to tie the hood of an old car on a long rope and hook it behind the snowmobile and go for rides on the frozen lake. The younger kids in the back, my older brother driving. He would slow down going into a corner and then speed up as the hood entered, whipping us around and often shooting us out and into the snow banks.Snowmobiling is part of the winter culture here in Dawson Creek.
In the winter, regardless of where you drive, you will see tracks along the road. Swooping up and down ditches and snow blanketed fields.
Pick-up trucks sporting snowmobile racks are a common sight on our roads.
It's wonderful to be outside on a beautiful blue-sky winter day, together with family and friends breathing fresh air and flying across the snow. It's an opportunity to get up close and personal with Mother Nature and see some beautiful countryside.
Then there is the wiener roast and hot chocolate by the campfire for lunch, followed by more sledding and at the end of it all... a hot tub.
If you visit Dawson Creek in the winter, hopefully you know someone with a snowmobile, or bring your own, there are lots of beautiful places to ride.
The Visitors Center in the N.A.R. park can give you all the local information.