Unusual and Different Winter Sports
Parent page: Different Canadian Winter Sports
It is not hard to identify the most popular winter sports in Canada. Hockey is at the top of the list but is closely followed by lacrosse even though this was originally a summer sport. There are other sports that Canada enjoys that may not be at the top of the popularity list for recognition but for Canadians, they are considered to be just as enjoyable.
This may not be one that too many outside of Canada are familiar with. In fact, there are still some Canadians themselves that are not too familiar with it yet. This requires some ski equipment and some cross country skills. Instead of using poles, however, the pull is created with the use of dogs. The participant, along with the dogs, are strapped to a special harness that gets attached to a rope. The participant still makes use of their poles to propel them forward, but as they do the dogs then take the lead and pull the skier. An alternative to using the dogs is to use a horse instead.
There are plenty of bodies of water throughout Canada. Many of which freeze during the winter months. While some of these surfaces can be used for ice skating or snowmobiling what is becoming a favourite pastime is ice sailing. Skates or runners are added to the plank. Then all that is required for an enjoyable day of ice sailing is a good wind and a sunny day.
As if Canadians didn’t have enough winter sports to keep them going throughout the winter, they have come up with another one. This times its snowkiting. This is relatively simple when it comes to the equipment needed. The participants will only need their skis or a snowboard and a large kite. As the wind catches the kite, it will allow the participants to glide across the snow.