At the end of what seemed like a long and dreary January, we spent last weekend at the picturesque Chilliwack Lake. Not just for summer escapes, the lake proves to be just as beautiful and serene in the winter, minus the crowds.
Which just might make it better in winter? Sure you can’t jump in for a leisurely swim (I mean, enter if you’d like) but there’s a beauty to behold in our mountains and lakes in the winter, a type of sparkly luminescence that’s only evident during the coldest months.
We took a drive to the lake, and the conditions weren’t bad at all. As we drove up Chilliwack Lake Road, we only started to see a sprinkling of snow when we were nearly at the lake itself. Do bring proper footwear, as the ground is covered with a thin blanket of snow. Where the sun had failed to touch the ground due to the shade from the trees, there were some icy parts. It made for an interesting walk, and I immediately regretted not looking harder for my toque, as my ears started to immediately feel the freeze.
But I nearly forgot about my frozen ears as I started to see the lake come into view, the beauty of Chilliwack Lake never fails to amaze me. There were only a small handful of people also enjoying the lake views, and we spotted a few families like ours doing the same thing, and simply enjoying the surroundings and sunny winter day.
We took the customary lake shots, and I managed to get some really great pictures of my daughter playing on the beach. Picture perfect, of course. She had a blast jumping from rock to rock as she tried to not touch the ground.
Don’t let the colder weather stop you from getting outside and exploring our beautiful province, you will simply fall in love with a colder, if not cooler version, one that holds a new kind of beauty.