Snowshoeing (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)
Snowshoeing in Vernon is one of the most popular winter activities.
Compared with other winter sports, it appeals because of the relatively low cost and short learning curve. If you can walk, you can snowshoe.
Excellent trail systems at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre give beginners a sense of security while old hands find enough variety to keep things interesting. More adventurous winter trekkers set off in the backcountry, but this requires special knowledge and proper equipment – definitely not for beginners. For a similar feel in a more controlled environment, a good option is an off-trail snowshoe tour at Silver Star Mountain Resort, 22km/13mi from Vernon.
Sovereign Lake Nordic Club
Located in Silver Star Provincial Park next to Silver Star Mountain Resort (22km/13mi from Vernon), this renowned cross-country ski venue has also embraced snowshoeing.