We’ve all seen the photos. The ones on social media of amazing destinations that have you wishing on stars and birthday candles to one day see them for yourself. As we started our adventure at Skating Through the Forest Quebec, with the sun bright in the clear blue sky, casting shadows over the ice as it shone through the trees, I realized that this is one of those places.
The light bounced off the snow and ice, blinding and beautiful, but there was no warmth to take the chill out of the air. It may have been 25 degrees below zero as we laced up our skates but amidst our awe and excitement, we barely noticed the cold. Because there, just ahead of us, bordered by snow, was the most magical frozen trail into and around the forest… and we were about to go check it out.
Our son took off first, zooming up and down the ice like he was on a breakaway, about to score the winning goal. Our daughter took the more scenic route—holding on tight to her dad’s arm as they set out at a much more leisurely pace. Watching all three of them I took my first glide onto the ice. The blades slid through it like butter and I knew, without a doubt, this adventure was going to be special