WinterFest is a month-long celebration of winter and winter recreation. Participants can try out the sports they know or maybe haven't tried before. From dogsledding to milk jug curling, the month is jam-packed every weekend with your favourite outdoor activities. Young or young at heart, everyone is welcome to participate, watch, or try something new.
Every day from Feb. 1 to 29, the northern B.C. town puts on its best winter face celebrating winter and the arts with activities and events for the whole family.
One of the most exciting events of the Fort St. James WinterFest is the dog sled races. It’s a one-of-a-kind event in North America for a number of reasons. It’s the only competition in Canada that has sprint and long-distance races and it brings race teams from all over the continent. It’s that big! Cool fact: It’s also one of the qualifying events for the 200-km Yukon Quest.
Here’s a list of some of the events so you can start planning now:
- Feb. 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Spend an afternoon ski touring through beautiful boreal forests, followed by dinner and live music at 6 p.m.