Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
Cross-country skiing is a well-loved activity in northern BC, and in Dawson Creek this is no exception. There are a number of winter activity options here.
Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Trails
For those interested in getting some exercise on a forested wintry setting, it is well worth spending a day or two skiing along the Bear Mountain cross-country ski trails. Worried about the cold? Four warming shelters have been built where skiers can visit and cook a lunch over an open fire. Look for birds or animals such as deer or moose.
To reach the trails, travel along the bypass road ("Dangerous Goods Route"). Turn onto Adams Road and follow the road west 2km/1.2mi. Turn south on Road 223 (Radar Lake Road) for 7.4km/4.6mi. Be sure to watch for road signs. There is parking available to the right of the trailhead.