Make the Most of Winter in Canada with These Experiences

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All year long, Canada is visited by wanderlust travelers craving a unique cultural and physical experience. However, winter time presents some of the most breathtaking views and unbelievable moments for any venturer craving wonder and excitement.

Here at Flight Network we wondered what a perfect winter getaway to Canada would include. Searching high and low across the country, we found experience which will make the most of every second on this snow filled, sleigh drawn adventure. Ready for the experience of a lifetime? This list will bring just that and so much more, transforming your winter blues to icy fascinations. 

 

British Columbia:

1. Ski Butlers Ski & Snowboard Rental Delivery | 2. Fresh Air Experiences at Manning Park Resort | 3. Mt. Washington Alpine Resort | 4. Heli Skiing in Small Groups | 5. Spokes Bicycle Rentals | 6. Black Tie Ski Rentals of Whistler | 7. Ski touring in the backcountry

Quebec:

1. Snowmobiling

Ontario:

1. Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures

Alberta:

1. Avalanche Safety Training level 1 & 2 | 2. Backcountry Lodge Getaway in Banff National Park

Nova Scotia:

1. Winter Surfing

 

 

British Columbia:

 

1. Ski Butlers Ski & Snowboard Rental Delivery

 

 

A winter holiday in Canada is championed by visions of skiing down snowy mountains while the chilled air whips your hair about or traveling at high speeds down the slopes on snowboards. Travelers may not be equipped with these essential winter activity items. Ski Butlers Ski & Snowboard Rental Delivery is your one stop shop for all your Canadian activity needs. Customer service and top quality equipment are yours to be had at Ski Butlers. They are located in Whistler and run from the opening day of Whistler Ski Resort to the closing day. Packages are between $16 and $61, depending on a customer’s needs.

 

2. Fresh Air Experiences at Manning Park Resort

 

 

The Cascade Mountains of Manning Park in British Columbia are home to the stunning Manning Park Resort where comforts meet winter luxuries. Manning Park Resorts offers its guests the quintessential cozy cabin in the mountains to spend your evenings while your days are in the fresh air experiences of the Park and Mountains. Fill your days with adventure and beauty with cross country skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. The Ski Hill is open until April 2 and costs $57 per adult lift ticket and $25 for snowshoe rental. A variety of  accommodations are available at the Manning Park Resorts.

 

3. Mt. Washington Alpine Resort

 

 

The Mt. Washington scenery is unlike any other especially where the Mt. Washington Alpine Resort is located. With the stunning Salish Sea on one side and the Strathcona Park on the other, guests at this resort are delighted by Canada’s natural beauties sparkling with white snow and frosted waves. The resort itself offers 1,700 km of terrain for all sensational winter activities. The Alpine Resort is open from early December to early April and covers a variety of cost points to accommodate to your travel needs.   

 

4. Heli Skiing in Small Groups

 

 

The Great Canadian Heli Skiing is exactly that: an amazing destination to try one of Canada’s top winter activities. Hell skiing is combined with personalized experiences, top programs, flexible dates, and the smoothest of snow to create the “best day ever” mentality. Located in Golden, British Columbia, Great Canadian Heli Skiing gives the best to its guests with its top adventures. The experience runs from December to April and has several 2 – 10 day packages starting at $4500.

 

5. Spokes Bicycle Rentals

 

 

Another way to explore the beautiful surroundings of winter in Canada may surprise some people yet absolutely delight. A biking excursion through the snow covered terrain will delight your winter senses and allow you to experience nature in a different active way. Spokes Bicycle Rentals champions this method of winter adventure and offers the best equipment for the best value. It is located in Vancouver and runs all year round, so you can bike through winter and summer. The rentals are $7-$9 per hour or $22-$30 per 6 hours.

 

6. Black Tie Ski Rentals of Whistler

 

 

With a name heralding the black diamond slopes of rigorous yet exhilarating adventure, the Black Tie Ski Rentals of Whistler is met for any traveler searching for the sleekest and top ski equipment. Guests are treated to the utmost as Black Tie comes directly to you with your necessities and allows for you to try our different skis and boards at anytime. It is located in Whistler and is open from November 15 to May 1. Rentals begin at $27 per day and are catered to expertise level.

 

7. Ski touring in the backcountry

 

 

Nelson, British Columbia, is home to gorgeous views of Canadian landscape and kilometres of terrain just waiting to be explored and skied through. The Kootenay Backcountry Guides will be the experts in the lay of the land, taking you on unforgettable adventures through bounteous backcountry to delight. Kootenay runs from December to April and costs between $137 – $497 depending on experience chosen.

 

Quebec:

 

1. Snowmobiling

 

Are you an avid lover of snowmobiling? Want to try this out for yourself? Welcome to Intrepid Snowmobilers where 3,000 km of stunning terrain is yours to explore on your newest ride. Finding its home in Gaspésie, Quebec, Intrepid Snowmobilers hallmark what it means to spend a winter in Canada with one of its most iconic adventure activities. The experience runs January 1 to March 31 and costs $4000 per person.

 

Ontario:

 

1. Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures

 

 

A UNESCO biosphere comes to life for adventurers who seek natural magic with Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures. Visitors will explore a 200 year old forest, cross country ski through groomed trails, venture through Southern Ontario’s Longest Suspension Bridge, and experience a night snowshoe hike. With only the most talented guides, all travelers will be astounded by the immense enjoyment and stunning landscape of the Blue Mountains in Ontario. Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures runs from December to March and is available at a variety of pass rates and packages.

 

Alberta:

 

1. Avalanche Safety Training level 1 & 2

 

 

Alpine Air Adventures places the utmost importance in emergency preparations with its Avalanche Safety Training at levels 1 and 2. The certified experts teach baseline knowledge and standards for anyone who will take to the slopes. They craft any visitor into a knowledgable and smart adventurer. Located in Banff, Alpine Air Adventures runs its trainings on weekends spanning from January to March and ranges from $199 to $599 depending on level taught. 

 

 

2. Backcountry Lodge Getaway in Banff National Park

 

 

A Canadian winter excursion is not complete without a warm place to spend the evenings. The Shadow Lake Lodge in Banff National Park should be on your list with its gorgeous private log cabins gourmet meals, 14 km of backcountry trails to explore, along with kilometres of other paths to find yourself on. This is the top getaway for your adventure, nestled amongst the beautiful Canadian Rockies in Banff. It is open on February 15-18 and 23-24, and March 2-3 for a cost of $315 to $365 per person per night including all meal.

 

Nova Scotia:

 

1. Winter Surfing

 

 

Summer is usually the time associated with water sports. Swimming, surfing, and the like are paired with hot temperatures and golden suns. Yet the adventure of a lifetime awaits you in the experience of winter surfing. Nova Scotia acts as the perfect destination to hit the winter waters and try an activity you may have never thought of before. A popular cold water surf location, winter surfing occurs in Nova Scotia from November to April. The surfing itself is free but rentals and lessons are plentiful in this area.

 

Jump to any destination here:

British Columbia:

1. Ski Butlers Ski & Snowboard Rental Delivery | 2. Fresh Air Experiences at Manning Park Resort | 3. Mt. Washington Alpine Resort | 4. Heli Skiing in Small Groups | 5. Spokes Bicycle Rentals | 6. Black Tie Ski Rentals of Whistler | 7. Ski touring in the backcountry

Quebec:

1. Snowmobiling

Ontario:

1. Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures

Alberta:

1. Avalanche Safety Training level 1 & 2 | 2. Backcountry Lodge Getaway in Banff National Park

Nova Scotia:

1. Winter Surfing

 

 

About the Author: Rachel Gross

Rachel Gross is a nationally-recognized author, women’s voice advocate and proponent of self-improvement. Her work can be found in several niche-interest lifestyle publications, blogs and more. A life enthusiast and natural creative, Rachel is driven by the strength within each of us. She believes in the power of exploration, travel which excites, and a good cup of coffee.

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