Snowshoeing (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)
Mount Washington is the ideal location for snowshoeing on Vancouver Island – it was named “Best Snowshoeing” by Ski Canada Magazine.
The resort offers groomed trails and unlimited backcountry, ranging from gentle slopes to alpine steeps, with some partially located in neighbouring Strathcona Provincial Park. Mount Washington has snowshoe rentals and guided snowshoeing tours.
Snowshoeing at Mount Washington
At Mount Washington Alpine Resort, trek on 20km/12mi of trails in alpine meadows and through old-growth forest. Try the evening Snowshoe Guided Tour and Fondue Dinner and snowshoe through alpine meadows, then relax with a three-course fondue dinner.
Snowshoeing in Strathcona Provincial Park
Some trails at Mount Washington wind into the popular Paradise Meadows area of Strathcona Provincial Park. Experienced adventurers seeking winter challenges can also test their mettle ski touring and snow camping on the mountain and in the park.
Mount Washington is located a 20-minute drive west of Courtenay and Comox, or just over an hour's drive north of Nanaimo.
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