Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fun outdoors: sliding on Seymour Mountain, North Vancouver

For Christmas, my kids got some fancy inflatable snow-tubes as presents, and early in January we took them up on Seymour Mountain in North Vancouver to try them out.

Because the designated "sliding hill" on the mountain did not allow inflatable rides, we had to find a small slope "in the wild" to ride on. Once we got going though, the kids did not seem to mind!

I have to say that sliding, tobogganing, tubing... all these snow-activities are just a total joy to do with my children. It's good fun, it's a thrill, and it's a workout. Sure, they usually complain when they work their way up the hill, but going down makes up for all that.

What a great way to spend a day in the snow!

As an added bonus, we got to enjoy some absolutely spectacular views of Vancouver and the lower mainland on that beautiful, clear day.

There are three ski hills in North Vancouver, just across the inlet from downtown Vancouver:
Each one has its own flavour, and they all have great winter activities to offer for families.

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