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Snowmobiling

Good Canadian Fun!

sunny -9 °C

I am very fortunate to have travelled to many parts of the world and I am always excited when I get to do something for the first time – and even better while I am in Canada. Today was that time! A truly Canadian adventure on board my own snowmobile across frozen lakes. (I have been snowmobiling before but never out on the ice).

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It was a beautiful balmy day of blue skies and temperatures of only -9 degrees Celsius. Perfect! After our safety demonstration, we were set loose, and ready to sled! Bombing around in the wide open space was fantastic – no trees in the way to potentially damage myself or the machine! And I could really open ‘er up! Or at least to speeds that I was comfortable with…haha. I managed to keep the sled in an upright position…

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It was such fun day! So glad I was able to book this excursion with North Star Adventures. Our guides, Pi and Kyle, were awesome! Highly recommend. We enjoyed hot chocolate, fried bread and maple cookies in the tent before heading back out to another frozen lake. What a great adventure! Yes, I did get some good video with my GoPro camera. I just hope it was aiming in the proper direction – haha.

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I arrived back to the hotel later in the afternoon, dropped off my stuff and set out to the Snow Castle – again – now that it was open! The artistry of the snowmaker’s creations were incredible. I even took the ice slide for a ride...never too old to ride a slide…although it takes a little longer to back on your feet when you are wearing big ass boots, parka, snow pants and a few layers of clothing!

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Traveller's Tip #7: Try something new every day - and be sure nothing is caught in your teeth when taking close up pictures!

Posted by moorsey88 19:18 Archived in Canada

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