Family riding the chairlift during summer
(Mount Washington Alpine Resort photo)


Things to Do

Snowboarding (Mount Washington Alpine Resort photo)

Snowboarding (Mount Washington Alpine Resort photo)

For a city that once verged on turning into a ghost town, Cumberland boasts an outlandishly hefty slate of things to do.

Its history as a coal mining city means tours have a deeply historic setting.

As gateway to Strathcona Provincial Park, it invites visitors to fish, hike, walk, mountain bike, rock climb and camp in the wilderness through most of the year.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Vancouver Island may boast the mildest winters in Canada, but its higher elevations have plenty of snow. Mt. Washington Alpine Resort near Strathcona Provincial Park hosts the deepest all-natural snow base in Canada and offers 50 alpine runs, eight lifts and a high-speed quad chairlift.

The Ozone snow-tube park offers tubing day and night. There are two parks for snowboarders. And for cross-country skiers, 40km/25mi of scenic trails await.

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