Fresh air, fitness and fun go hand-in-glove with exploring the province's cross-country ski trails, where winter is a cause for celebration and even the coldest day can lead to warm memories.
Enjoy wide-open skies, fresh powder and seemingly endless paths in every corner of the province.
Glide through spruce bogs and rocky outcrops while powering through wooded trails in Pinawa, or wind through bone-white stands of birch in Sandilands Provincial Forest. Trail-hop along first-rate trails from the Brandon hills to Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Rest up in a wood-heated hut or nearby bed and breakfast, then watch for animal tracks while skimming the terrain at Turtle Mountain Provincial Park.
In Winnipeg, make a beeline for Windsor Park Nordic Centre in St. Boniface, where the trails are groomed daily and outdoor lights set the scene for long evening runs. Glide along the La Salle River, or head to Birds Hill and Beaudry parks for more back-country options. Cut loose on the Shannendale Ski Area near Morden, then head to Flin Flon or The Pas to ski beneath the breathtaking beauty of the Northern Lights.