BC's 30 km skiing and skating trail is the longest in the world

Nov 24 2023, 5:00 pm

There are plenty of places in BC for winter activities, but Lake Windermere Whiteway is truly one-of-a-kind with a 30 km skiing and cross-country skating trail.

Located in Windermere, nine hours from Vancouver and three hours from Calgary, this skiing and skating trail was named the longest in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014.

If you want to experience the true north, then you have to visit this trail at least once.

The trail is maintained by the local Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club. Nearby, you’ll find the Panorama Mountain Resort – a great place to stay if you plan on playing on the Whiteway.

The Whiteway itself is a groomed track that runs along the lake, connecting the town of Invermere and other communities along the shores of Lake Windermere.

No matter what winter activity you like to do, there’s space for it here. There are tracks for cross-country skiers along the Whiteway, plus a groomed skate-skiing track and a cleared ice-skating track.

Ready to sharpen your skates? Follow Toby Creek on Facebook for safety tips, opening dates, and weather-related updates.

Lake Windermere Whiteway

When: When the ice is thick enough, check Toby Creek‘s Facebook page for updates
Where: Three access points to the trail – one at Kinsmen Beach in Invermere, one at the Invermere Bay Condos in Invermere, and one at Windermere Beach
Cost: Donation fee of $5 per use

This piece was previously published in November 2022. 

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