Olaus Jeldness would be amazed. He was the Norwegian miner who, way back in 1897, initiated Canada’s Oldest Winter Carnival by inviting his friends to the top of Red Mountain for a now infamous “Tea Party”. Afterwards, he sent his guests barreling down the hill with long wooden sticks strapped to their feet which he called “skis”. And, that is how the sport got its start in Canada.
Community and family-oriented activities will decorate this historical weekend, with lots of reasons and ways to celebrate! Ice sculptures, snow slides, tobogganing, skating, fire spinners, local business specials, and more!