"Right now, winter looks great!" says Dean Hammond, Executive Director of the Riverbank Discovery Center and Brandon Tourism. "Both of these last two snowfalls have been most welcome!"

"If people aren't aware this is the first year that we've put down a winter trail network at the Riverbank, so we're grooming multi-purpose trails. They're nice and wide, and when we have enough snow there are tracks on the one side for cross country skiers and then the rest of the trail is groomed nice and wide and flat walkers, fat-bkiers and snowshoers!"

The warmer weekend is sure to bring many folks out to enjoy the beautiful winter days, and to celebrate the beautiful outdoors the Riverbank Discovery Centre is offering free snowshoe rentals this weekend.

"So, if you've never tried snowshoeing then come on down and we'll set you up," adds Hammond. "It's a great opportunity to try a new winter sport if you've never done it before!"

Photo courtesy of Riverbank Discovery Centre Facebook Page