Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

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Trail closures

Please note that cross-country ski and snowshoe trails are closed at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre and The Broadmoor on Monday, January 17 due to freezing rain conditions.

Trails are set to reopen at the Wilderness Centre on Tuesday, January 18 at 12 p.m., while The Broadmoor is assessing conditions to determine an opening date.

Last modified: Jan. 17, 2022, 5:38 p.m.

Cross-country ski bulletin

Read our latest cross-country ski bulletin to get up-to-date trail conditions and news from the Strathcona Wilderness Centre.

Last modified: Jan. 17, 2022, 4:27 p.m.

Cross-country skiing at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Snowshoeing features

  • Rent snowshoes for children and adults.
  • Sign up for group and school lessons.
  • Explore snowshoe and multipurpose trails.

View the abundant wildlife

  • Enjoy spotting birds, moose and deer.
  • Leave your pets at home!

Strathcona Wilderness Centre rentals

  • Our cross-country ski equipment and snowshoes are now available for rental use at SWC. In order to provide safe and efficient service, there is a maximum of 10 public at any one time in the ski rental room; this includes picking up and returning equipment. Please follow directions and instructions from our staff; masks are required inside, and please always maintain 2m spacing. And, to help expedite the process, rental waiver forms can be downloaded, printed, and filled out prior to arriving at SWC. Each adult and minor renter needs to fill out and sign the rental waiver form:

    Adult rental waiver form

    Minor rental waiver form

    • Child & Youth ski package (waxless) – $13.00
    • Adult ski package (waxless) – $16.00
    • Performance skate ski package (skis, boots, poles) – $20.00
    • Classic skin ski package (skis, boots, poles) – $20.00
    • All-terrain snowshoes – $8.75
    • Preschool skis – $3.75
    • Baby glider (ski pulk)  – $3.75

    The above rentals are based on:

    • First come, first served - no reservations
    • Complete packages and partial sets available
    • Rentals for use only within the park on SWC trails
    • Equipment rental rate is for up to 3 hours
    • Rentals out available until 2 hours before closing
    • Rentals must be returned by 1 hours before closing
    • Photo ID required to rent equipment
    • All prices include GST.

Cross-country skiing at The Broadmoor

Enjoy Cross-country skiing at the Broadmoor! Classic and skate ski tracks are groomed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week, weather conditions permitting. Walking, tobogganing and snowshoeing are also available on the golf course.

View current trail conditions at The Broadmoor

Snowshoeing opportunities

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Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

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Last updated: Monday, January 17, 2022
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