What’s the best way to enjoy the winter? Get out in the snow and stay active. New Brunswick offers a plethora of winter activities to keep you smiling through the cold. Check out a winter festival, put on your skates grab a thermos of hot cocoa and hit the rink, or don some snowshoes and head out into the Canadian wilderness for the quietude. This Canadian Maritime province has got you covered for a fun winter ahead. Here are some suggestions for ways to make your days a little brighter in Northern New Brunswick this winter:
Skating in Belledune
There is public skating every Sunday evening from 6pm to 7pm for $2/person…no that is not a typo… $2! You can’t beat that!
Hit the Trails
There are so many trails in Northern New Brunswick we cannot possibly list them all but at the top of my list is the unadvertised, but absolutely awesome cross country ski-trail/snow shoe trail/walking trail in Belledune. Ask a local for directions to one of the starting points and enjoy the 4+km trek.
There are rest stops along the trail and even a place to enjoy a wintery campfire, you may even have a chance to roast s’mores. More must mentions: Daley Park in Bathurst, Charlo trails & Atlas Park in Pointe-Verte.
Walk the Beach
This might not be what most of us think of doing in the winter, yet there is a certain calming effect and sense of warmth walking through the sand in snow boots listening to the waves lap against the shore.
Paint a Picture
Paint nights are becoming extremely popular; Northern New Brunswick is no exception with the ladies at The Tipsy Artist hosting paint nights regularly. Join their Facebook group to be notified of upcoming events. Who knows you may be an artist in the making!}
New Brunswick Hockey
Enjoy local festivals – Festival des Siffleux in Beresford is fun for all and you can indulge your sweet tooth at the Cabane A Sucre (sugar shack with fresh maple syrup dipped in snow). Sno-Fest in Campbellton, New Brunswick, is the perfect spot for a wintry wonderland weekend.
Hop on a sleigh ride through the snow, if its snowing it adds to the magic! Be sure to bring your camera along for some great snapshots. Try out Sunny Side Sleigh Rides before the spring.
Sledding at Sugarloaf Park
Sledding is one of those activities that everyone considers to be a child’s activity… until you go sledding as an adult and realize all the fun you’ve been missing out on! Sugarloaf Park is one of the best places to go gliding down a hill of freshly laden snow. This favorite New Brunswick spot can receive up to 400 cm of snow each winter!