This BC lake's frozen skating trail was named the longest in the world

Dec 28 2019, 11:27 am

Skating outdoors on a frozen lake is a quintessential Canadian winter pastime.

Now, a lake in the BC interior is taking that experience to another level.

Located about a nine-hour drive from Vancouver and about a three-hour drive from Calgary, Lake Windermere is a popular summer destination spot.

However, when winter comes, the lake takes on a whole new appeal.

That’s because when the temperature drops and conditions are right, the lake freezes, creating what is known as the Lake Windermere Whiteway – a skating trail over 30 kms in length.

If this seems exceptionally long, it’s because it is.

In 2014, the skating trail was named the longest in the world by the Guinness Book of World records.

Beyond just skating though, the multi-use trail also offers classic cross-country ski trails.

Of course, because this is a completely natural occurrence, conditions on the Whiteway can vary day-to-day, and as such, anyone hoping to visit the spot for themselves is encouraged to check out the Whiteway’s current conditions prior to heading out.

In the meantime, those who have visited the spot have shared their shots on social media.

 

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