Snow on the ground can be seen an opportunity, not an obstacle, for staying physically active in the winter months. The City of Charlottetown's Parks and Recreation Department is taking full advantage of this opportunity and is giving residents plenty of options to stay active this winter.
Don't begrudge the trudge, embrace it! Winter walks are peaceful, invigorating, and they offer a fresh new landscape to enjoy. The City makes sure your favorite stomping grounds are maintained even in the winter months for you to enjoy being active, whatever the weather.
The following trails are groomed for winter use:
- The boardwalk from Victoria Park to the Friendly Pharmacy
- Victoria Park trails
- Beach Grove trails
- The Confederation Trail within City limits.
When the snow gets too deep to walk in just your boots, try snowshoeing on the same trails! If you don't own your own pair the City has you covered. You can sign out a pair (for free) and join a group of fellow winter lovers who snowshoe as a group.
When: Every Sunday (weather permitting) from 2:00- 4:00pm
Where: The Victoria Park Ball Field Club House (off Brighton Road)
Winter is a great time to try something new as many of us have a bit of extra time on our hands. Charlottetown's Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with UPEI Athletics and Recreation and Go!PEI, are offering a 10-week "learn to run" program. Running is a great skill to learn to stay healthy and active year-round.
When: Every Wednesday from 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Where: The Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre at UPEI