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Vancouver Island Mountain Centre gets new snowshoes

THE VANCOUVER ISLAND Mountain Centre has 24 pairs of new snowshoes thanks to a grant by ViaSport British Columbia. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
THE VANCOUVER ISLAND Mountain Centre has 24 pairs of new snowshoes thanks to a grant by ViaSport British Columbia.
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The Vancouver Island Mountain Centre (VIMC) at Mount Washington has acquired 24 pairs of new snowshoes thanks to a grant by ViaSport British Columbia.

Snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing and most inclusive winter sports in Canada and the VIMC uses them as a form of transportation for all of their winter outdoor adventure programs ranging from Team Building and Evening Snowshoe Hikes by headlamp to their Intro to Winter Skills and Intro to Biathlon programs.

“The support from ViaSport BC over the past two years has been nothing short of phenomenal. This is the third grant that we have received from ViaSport BC that has allowed us to expand existing programs and develop new ones based from our breathtaking sub-alpine environment,” said VIMC manager Andrew Scherck.

“Having our own program specific equipment allows us to keep our program related costs down (half-day programs starting at $19.50/person), which in turn allows us to continue to offer great outdoor adventure programs at inclusive prices.”

This winter has been a challenge with the dry weather and temperature inversions in the alpine, but the snow is back and the Vancouver Island Mountain Centre is hoping to have a steady need for their new snowshoes.

The non-profit V.I. Mountain Centre provides group accommodation for up to 40 people, full kitchen and dining facilities, ample parking, amazing views of Mt. Albert Edward, plus meeting rooms and the VI Mountain Fitness Centre.

Find the VIMC at Mount Washington at the end of Nordic Road across from Raven Lodge and Strathcona Park’s Paradise Meadows. Visit vimountaincentre.com for additional information.

 

– Vancouver Island Mountain Centre

 

 

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