Winter Fun

When the mercury plunges and nature wraps itself in a thick blanket of snow, it's time to embrace the special delights of winter. Alberta has myriad winter recreation options. Whether it's driving a dogsled along a frosty forested trail, night snowshoeing under the light of a full moon or snuggling under a blanket on a sleigh ride around a frozen lake, visitors will discover what true Albertans already know - cold can be cool. 
Visit Alberta And Kindle Your Passion For The Outdoors

Visit Alberta And Kindle Your Passion For The Outdoors

For outdoor adventurers, there is no better destination than Alberta thanks to the endless bounty of heartwarming experiences to be had throughout the province. With the Canadian Rocky Mountains only a short drive from major cities, like Edmonton and Calgary, outdoor lovers have excellent access to some of the most beautiful sights and gratifying experiences available on Earth. From heli-hiking rarely traversed mountainsides to taking in the captivating, bucket-list sights of the aurora borealis, Alberta is a must-visit destination for anyone who considers themselves an adventure-seeker and outdoors enthusiast.


Alberta – A Must-Visit, Wellness Wonderland

Alberta – A Must-Visit, Wellness Wonderland

Alberta is the perfect wintertime destination for all wellness enthusiasts, providing ample opportunity to warm the senses. From adrenaline-fueled activities to restorative retreats set in the stunning Canadian Rockies, active travelers and wellness-seekers will be fulfilled by the bounty of experiences to be had in Alberta. Travelers wishing to start off the new year with a renewed or empowered focus on their wellbeing would be remiss to not take advantage of Alberta’s unique wellness offerings. 


Fit For Adventure

Fit For Adventure

Wellness workouts are abundant throughout the year. We don’t let a little snow discourage us from working up a sweat outdoors, while simultaneously reconnecting with nature. For those especially winter days, there is always a pulse pumping workout to be had indoors as well. 


Alberta's Secret Season

Alberta's Secret Season

March and April is prime time for powder hounds. When other resorts are wrapping up their ski season, Alberta’s resorts are lapping it up: up to 50 cm (1.6 feet) of snow on top of a base typically at 200 cm (6.5 feet). Here are some ways you can enjoy the snow besides skiing and snowboarding:


Jasper Celebrates Pride in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

Jasper Celebrates Pride in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

You know how pride festivals work in big cities.  Jasper Pride takes it beyond the predictable parade and party, and throws one of North America’s most unique LGBTQ celebrations. 


Romance is in the Frosty Air

Romance is in the Frosty Air

It’s easy to be romantic when spring is in the air, but here in Alberta, we heat things up during our cool months with these romantic excursions:


Story Starters: Spirit of Winter

Story Starters: Spirit of Winter

With snow-capped peaks, quaint country shopping and holiday lights illuminating the night sky, Alberta morphs into a true winter wonderland. Wrap yourself up in the festive atmosphere with these experiences that capture the beauty of our famously frosty season.


Close Encounters of the Fur Kind

Close Encounters of the Fur Kind

An abundance of wildlife (587 species of mammals, birds and fish) in Alberta’s extensive parks and natural areas makes the province a prime spot for wildlife viewing.
 


Downhill Diversions

Downhill Diversions

Feather-light dry snow revered by skiers worldwide is found at Alberta’s ski resorts in Banff and Jasper National Parks.


Heat Up Winter

Heat Up Winter

There are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors during the winter months from winter celebrations and festivals to soaking in our natural hot springs.


 

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