Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Snowfall Blankets Houston British Columbia (6 - Pictures)

Above Photo: I thought this was a fun picture. It shows three snowmen that the little ones made, and a street sign warning drivers to slow down as children in the area are out playing.

On December 8, 2015 the residents of Houston woke up to another beautiful snowfall that covered the town. 

At this time of the year it seemed more special because Christmas is just around the corner. For the children, Santa will have snow to land his reindeer and sled on, there will be snowball fights, kids building their snowmen or snow forts to hide in. 

For the adults, families, out comes the downhill and cross country skis, snowboards, snowshoes, snowmobiles and an ice auger for drilling a hole in the ice to catch that cold water whopper of a trout.

Above Photo: The Riverside Gardens Nursery.

If you would like to join us in the snow, just write to the Houston Visitors Centre for more information in and around Houston, British Columbia. Their website is: 

Houston Visitors Centre: http://www.houstonchamber.ca/

The below information is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


The Houston Hikers' Society provides website where trail information, maps, photos and driving directions can be accessed.

Above Photo: Fresh snowfall in Houston, British Columbia.

The Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club is a volunteer non-profit society. The MMNSC is responsible for all developments and trail grooming as well as maintenance of the facilities, and for trail users' fee collections. The ski trails are situated 8 km (5 mi) south of Houston on Buck Flats Road. Skiing enthusiasts are able to explore over 45 kilometres (28 mi) of challenging and beginner trails covering a rolling topography around Silverthorne Lake.

Above Photo: Fresh snowfall in Houston, British Columbia.

Many locals frequent the Nanika-Kidprice Lakes Basin canoe route. This basin lies on the eastern slope of the Coastal Mountain Range and forms the upper watershed of the Morice-Bulkley rivers. The basin area is 920 meters (3,018 feet) above sea level and is surrounded by glaciated and snow-capped peaks that rise as high as 2,400 meters (7,870 feet). The 30 km (19 mi) route takes about three or four days to complete. 

Above Photo: Fresh snowfall in Houston, British Columbia.

There is approximately 4 km (2 mi) of portages between three lakes.
The recently constructed Houston Leisure Facility holds a pool, hot-tub, sauna and fitness gym.

Houston has two nine-hole golf course.

                               Above Photo: Fresh snowfall in Houston, British Columbia.

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