If you're looking to cross-country ski or snowshoe, there are some fun trails located right in LV. If you are a resident of LV, you are permitted to rent out snowshoe equipment from our Community Lending Hub.

Cross-Country Skiing

Forest Lea Trails

In the winter months, Forest Lea Trails is converted into cross-country ski, snowshoe, and fat bike trails! There is over 12 km of groomed classic and skate trails available for your enjoyment with 1.5km of lit trails for night skiing.

The Pembroke and Area Cross Country Ski Club is the volunteer organization that oversees and maintains the trails in the winter months. They also offer ski school, youth race teams, and special events. Memberships and donations are highly encouraged to further support the trail. 

Visit PACX's website for more information

Getting here

From Highway 17, exit west onto Forest Lea Road/Renfrew County Road 42. Continue on Forest Lea Road for 5kms. Your destination will be on your right.

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Two people snowshoeing.

Snowshoeing

LV Skating & Snowshoe Trails

The LV Skating & Snowshoe Trails are a local favourite. The snowshoe trail is approximately 2 – 2.5 kms and follows alongside the LV Skating Trail and never crosses the ice. It is not maintained by volunteers and visitors are to use at their own risk. It is a marked trail through the woods and is quite peaceful.

Getting here

From Highway 17, take the B-Line south exit. Continue for ~1 km. Turn right onto Sandy Beach Road and continue for 2 kms. Turn left onto Henan Road and continue until the end. As you enter, the LV Skating & Snowshoe Trail will be located on the left and the Alice and Fraser Recreation Centre will be on your right.

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Forest Lea Trails

Also available at Forest Lea Trails are snowshoe trails. The trails are not maintained and visitors are cautioned to use at your own risk. Winter bikers are permitted for use on the snowshoe trails.

There is a marked snowshoe trail on the Crown Land at Forest Lea. It is not maintained or patrolled by the Pembroke and Area Cross-Country Ski Club (PAXC) so please use at your own risk. The route starts to the right of the cabin and is marked with yellow circle snowshoe signs. There is a 'short' loop at about 1.5km and a long one at 3km. Both start and end at the same place (the short loop does a cut off and heads back).

Please do not snowshoe on the ski trails! At some points the snowshoe trail crosses the ski trail, but at no point does it travel along it. Follow the yellow markers. Take note - many snowshoers choose to bushwhack their own trail but that means there are several trails and branches that may be confusing. It is easy to get lost. The yellow signs are the official trail that will lead you back to the parking lot. Users need to be prepared to look after themselves.

Visit PACX's website for more information