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Adventure. Excitement. Pure romance with nature. Travelers continuously lust for the thrill of a lifetime with each holiday they take. River rapids, exotic flavors, sensational views, and thrill of living on the edge make exploring new destinations a forever action, thriving off of new destinations and experiences.
The team of brave travel experts who comprise Flight Network have sought high and low to bring you winter experiences that check all of the boxes: daring activities, thrilling motions, and stunning landscapes, all from the wonders and beauties of Canada. Our Top 50 Signature Winter Experiences in Canada from 2017 deserved an upgrade with even more magical travel encounters for 2018.
These destinations will have your travel itinerary booked for Canadian experiences which are the epitome of adventure, invigoration, and culture of Canada and its people.
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Have you ever dreamed of flying down the ski slopes during the Olympic Games, hearing the crowds cheer as the cold air invigorates your adventurous spirit? Sun Peaks Resort will bring this feeling to life with their special ski event hosted by Canadian Senator and Olympic champion Nancy Greene. Sun Peaks is an exclusive opportunity to ski with Canada’s top female athlete of the 20th century, experiencing some of her favorite slopes firsthand on a guided tour.
Skiing with Nancy Greene on a personal tour takes place at Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia. The winter experience of a lifetime lasts most weekends from December to March and is free to any adventurous soul who craves one-on-one time with the amazing Canadian Senator and Olympia. Tours depart Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM, so book your flight tickets now.
If flying above a winter wonderland sounds like the adventure for you, look no further than Superfly Ziplines. These are the expert fliers who will take you on a zip line journey of multiple dual zip-lines connected with boardwalks so you can venture with a partner. Reaching speeds of 100km/h, Whistler sweeps underneath your feet as you experience scenery unlike any other.
Superfly Ziplines is located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, where your tour begins in Rainbow Mountain. The excursion is open 365 days a year for never-ending fun and pure exhilaration and is $119 per adult and $99 per child (12 and under).
Ice climbing: an exhilarating, beautiful experience which adventurers lust after. The Ice Climbing Experience through Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures teaches you all the tips and tricks behind safely mastering this art and enjoying your own icy Canadian adventures. A professional guide teaches you the ways of the land while you get to try out your newfound ice climbing techniques.
The Ice Climbing Experience takes place at Mountain Skills Academy and Adventure’s Canadian Rockies and Whistler locations from December to March, depending on the ice conditions. Children are welcome to join and learn these skills early on. The experience starts at $359 per person, including all technical climbing gear and professional guide, or receive special pricing for private groups.
The air, whipping past your face, refreshing your senses with a cool chill. The snow, gleaming white as you fly down the slope. All of this and so many more exhilarating sensations are yours at Purcell Heli-Skiing in British Columbia. The spirit of skiing thrives from the town and National Parks while Purcell’s large terrain brings together beginners and experts alike to experience true thrills. This family owned and operated business knows what a thrilling winter
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From December to April, travelers can venture to Golden, British Columbia, to experience this adventure. The excursion is $1,179 a day per person. What are you waiting for?
Want to learn insider tips and techniques for steep skiing, technical knowledge, and localized secrets of shredding the slopes? Take part in North America’s #1 Resort with Extremely Canadian, infusing your adventure with cultural spirit and thrill. The top free-ride specialists are here to guide you through tactics and fill you with knowledge meant to inspire adventure with every second.
Extremely Canadian is located in Whistler, British Columbia, and should be your top destination. The winter experiences operate throughout the season and private lessons are offered each day. Clinics and courses range from $259 to $829 per person.
Welcome to the Fresh Adventures Powder Highway Ski Safari where adventurous excitement is just around the bend. 11 days of explorations through the Powder Highway with expert guides will make for a true Canadian excursion filed with dog sledding, snowshoeing, skiing, and hot spring soaking.
Fresh Adventures is located in Kelowna, British Columbia and runs from early December to late March, departing every second Saturday. The experience goes from $2,595 to $3,495 depending upon which selection you make to create a thrilling trip.
For a Canadian adventure who better to look to than the Canadian Adventure Company. In particular, their Mallard Mountain Lodge is the perfect escape to find yourself backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the beautifully secluded lodge.
The Mallard Mountain Lodge is a 30 minute helicopter flight into the Canadian Rockies from Valemount, British Columbia and is open from mid December to early May. Guests can choose various packages which range from $1,488 to $2,850 per person. The private and environmentally friendly lodge will inspire you to reach the heights of your adventurous spirit.
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Bella Coola Heli Sports can be found in Bella Coola, British Columbia. The experience lasts from late December to mid April with rates starting at $1,083 for a 7 night winter wonderland package.
Walk through traditions and histories of a Canadian ancient forest on the Medicine Trail Snowshoe Tour. Meant to transport you to a past time and move you with mysticism, the trail is a more gentle adventure in which guests can view the beautiful landscape of the Callaghan Valley and listen to stories about the area’s traditional uses.
The Medicine Trail Snowshoe Tour can be found in Whistler, British Columbia in the Callaghan Valley. The tour runs from December to April and is $89 per adult.
Backcountry skiing that needs a snowcat to transport you to your adventurous starting line? If this sounds like your kind of fun, look no further than Snowcat Skiing in the Deep Powder of the Selkirk Wilderness. 75 kilometres of mountain runs, open bowls, and untracked terrain are yours to ski through. An expert guide will lead you through the Mount Thompson and Great Northern Mountain to your skiing dreams.
Snowcat Skiing is located in the Great Northern Mountain in British Columbia, 1.5 hours south of Revelstoke. The experiences start from $2,989 for 3 days and 3 nights and run from December to March.
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Kimberley, British Columbia, is home to Boulder Hut Adventures, a family owned backcountry ski lodge which will make your winter experience that much more adventurous. Access the guided ski touring and split-boarding after a beautiful helicopter ride to the destination for an authentic seasonal adventure. All levels of experience are welcome to Boulder Hut and guidance is always present as you gracefully glide through the rugged countryside. Enjoy an evening spent in the rustic Canadian Rockies Ski Resort with delectable food and an atmosphere of true camaraderie.
Boulder Home Huts is located in Kimberley and open to all those who crave spirited adventure. The winter experience lasts January 1- April 15 and is $1,760 for a guided half-week. We recommend booking your flight tickets now so you don’t miss this amazing experience.
If champagne powder and rugged terrain make you shiver with excitement, look no further than the Apex Mountain Resort for you winter delights. This resort offers a number of different activities from ice skating and tubing to snowshoeing and amazing skiing. Guests then end their full days in the beauties of the resort which offer comfort, luxury, and sensational food.
Apex Mountain Resort is located in Hedley, British Columbia and welcomes all of its guests to experience winter adventures from December 2- April 2. Various prices are associated with your stay. We encourage your to book immediately and take part in this amazing experience this winter.
Cat-skiing is an adventure unlike any other, one you have to try in your winter itinerary. Chatter Creek Cat-Skiing is known for their excellent service, stunning location, and backcountry skiing area galore to tantalize your senses and make your skiing and snowboarding experience the absolute best.
Chatter Creek Cat-Skiing is located in the stunning Golden, British Columbia and runs its winter experiences from December 8 to April 5. Their two day trips begin at $1,904.25 and include helicopter transport, guided cat-skiing, accommodations, and food.
An enchanting winter adventure comes to a peak when you experience Grouse Mountain’s Light Walk. Beginning at dusk, travelers stroll along the soft snow through the dense fir and spruce located around the Blue Grouse Lake. The trail is fitted with light installations and floods your senses with the beauty of the land around you. Light shows make this journey even more spectacular.
Grouse Mountain can be found in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The Light Walk is ranges from $15.95 to $44.95, depending on age, and runs during the entire duration of Grouse Mountain’s winter season.
The only mountaintop outdoor skate pond, located on Grouse Mountain, is a wonderful addition to your winter trip schedule. This is a family friendly adventure which combines the fun and grace of ice skating with the enchantment of the mountain environment.
North Vancouver, British Columbia is where you will find Grouse Mountain and the Mountaintop Outdoor Skating. The experience runs the entire duration of the winter season, and prices vary from $15.95 to $44.95.
All winter season, Grouse Mountain opens its welcoming arms to adventure seekers and skiing enthusiasts. The Cut, in particular, is a highlight of the experience as skiers cut through pearly snow while the lights of Vancouver twinkle from below. The ski runs are lit in the evenings, making for the perfect night time adventures.
Grouse Mountain is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Skiing at the Cut is open all winter season and prices vary from $23 to $49, depending on age. The Night Pass provides access to activities after 4 PM.
Backcountry ski touring has never looked more beautiful or exhilarating than with Kootenay Backcountry Guides. Stunning landscapes and snow covered terrain welcome travelers to spend an electrifying day in Nelson, British Columbia. The guided tour experience is a must for those who crave backcountry skiing in incredible environments.
Kootenay’s ski touring in the backcountry of Nelson, British Columbia runs from December to April. The cost varies from $137 to $497, depending on chosen activities, packages, and age. You won’t want to miss out on this vibrant and exciting opportunity so book your flights now.
For those who crave a more relaxed winter adventure, Whistler & Shannon Falls Tours with Peak 2 Peak Gondola is meant for you. Enjoy seeing the absolute beauties of a Canadian winter in Whistler with a day trip and gondola ride to the mountaintop. Vancouver Tour’s sxpert guides will lead you on your adventure to see the awe-inspiring snow filled mountain sides. You can also cozy up in you mountainside terrace and watch the skiers and locals interact with their snowy surroundings.
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia this winter experience is an 11 hour day tour that begins in the early morning hours. Vancouver Tours will transport you from hotels in downtown Vancouver directly to your tour destination. Running from November to April, the winter experience is $145 per adult and $80 per child (ages 3-12) while the PEAK 2 PEAK costs $57 per adult and $28 per child.
For those adventurous souls who can’t choose just one adventure, go with Canadian Tourism Commission’s recommended trip: Footsteps in Algonquin Park. 3 days of pure exhilaration is filled with dog sledding, backcountry skiing, and snowshoeing while the nights are spent warm in front of a roaring fire at the Algonquin Log Cabin Lodge and true delectable cuisine.
This adventure is one-in-a-lifetime, so book your trip to Ontario, Canada, quickly. You will spend 3 days (either Jan 26 – 28, Feb 2- 4, or March 2 – 4) surrounded by 11 other adventure seekers for $788 per person.
Call of the Wild will unleash your inner Canadian adventure spirit with their RAP – 5 Day Snowmobile Safari. Travel through the Ontario winter landscape for 5 days on a snazzy snowmobile while beautiful landscapes and wildlife fly by. Every night you can warm yourself at a new resort and then wake up refreshed to begin again.
Adventurers can experience this safari from late January to early March on scheduled trips for a cost of $2,550. Groups have the ability to pick their chosen dates for adventure. Excitement awaits on your snowmobile ride so get your tickets booked early.
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A true Canadian adventure is not complete without ice fishing, so let Andy Myer’s Lodge take you on this excursion. Their guided ice fishing packages are inundated with thrilling experiences from traveling on snowmobiles and ATVs, seeing beautiful wildlife and animals, and, of course, taking part in a Sportsman’s tradition.
This ice fishing takes place at Andy Myers Lodge on Eagle Lake Ontario, Canada. Adventurers will have to travel by snowmobile or ATV just to arrive at the fishing destination, making it part of the journey. The 3 day, 4 night experience costs $1050.00 and runs from January 1 to April 10.
Ever heard of snowkiting? This epic adventure looks like skiing over a frozen lake which is beautifully covered in fresh snow, using the kite and wind to soar across. iKite Canada provides expert and certified instructors for those who crave the Snowkiting Experience, making the opportunity a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
The Snowkiting Experience takes off from Ontario, Canada where travelers venture with their group to either Keswick side or Innisfil side of Cook’s Bay. The experience ranges from $299 to $799, depending on number of classes taken. This runs from January to March on any windy day. Instructors will keep in touch with registered students about optimum times.
Haliburton Forest presents their visitors with the adventure of a lifetime: the Dog Sledding Experience where guests become the musher rather than just the traveler. Acres of forest complete with sledding trails travel across Ontario for adventure seekers to explore on the sled. The half day tour is the most popular option for those who want to experience an amazing opportunity. Moreover, Haliburton works with the SPCA to rehabilitate rescue dogs and give them an exciting task to do.
Haliburton Forest is located in Haliburton, Ontario and opens their dog sledding from mid December to mid March. The cost is $145 per person and worth every adventurous second.
Experience Niagara Falls like never before with the Niagara Helicopter Tour. A winter adventure to Canada is complete after seeing the beauties of Niagara Falls covered in winter whites and blues. This is a true wonderland for visitors and is the epitome of a Canadian excursion.
The Niagara Helicopter tour over Niagara Falls takes place in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and runs year-round, except for Christmas Day. The experience is $145 and will be unlike anything else you see and do when Niagara Falls opens up to you in snow and ice.
Adventure Seeker Tours are meant for the travelers who desire thrill in every step of the Canadian experience. The Ice Climbing in Elora is one of their programs that transports adventurers to a beautiful destination for the experience. An 80 foot limestone gorge is open for guests to use and perfect their ice climbing skills while experts are on hand for any need which arises.
This particular ice climbing adventure is located in Elora, Ontario and runs every weekend from late December to March. Adventure seekers can experience the beauties of ice climbing for $200.
Fat biking is a quintessential experience to have on a winter adventure to Canada. Muskoka, Ontario’s beautiful trail systems and paths make for the best fat biking experience. Rent your equipment and head out to experience the landscape in a completely new and exciting way.
The experience of fat biking is best done in Muskoka, Ontario. Book your flight tickets now to try out this new sporting craze which runs from December to March. Bike rentals range from $30 to $50 per person and guided tours are offered for $60 per person which includes a rental.
If you hope to find yourself perfecting your cross country skiing skills on your winter adventure, look no further than the Cross Country Ski and Stays at Muskoka. This landscape is known for its beautiful ski trails and true expertise in this winter adventure. Depending on your stay, a variety of resorts offer their own cross country ski trails so you can venture directly from your winter thrills to your winter comforts.
Muskoka, Ontario is known as a winter wonderland for a reason. Make sure to book your flights and make your itineraries around this beautiful land. The winter experience will cost $136 per night, including accommodation and use of trails. It runs from December to March.
Skijoring is a fantastic activity for those adventure seekers who travel with their four legged friends. It combines cross country skiing with dog walking so that, together, you can experience the beauties and fun of a Canadian winter. Ontario has select trails for this activity and Skijoring in Algonquin Park is a wonderful addition to your winter travel musts.
For skijoring, you must have a park pass, kit, and your dog at the ready. Algonquin Park in Ontario welcomes all of your furry friends to try this activity out from December to March. A day pass is $17 and kits are sold for $110 at Algonquin Outfitters Huntsville.
Spring Polar Bears & Icebergs of Baffin is the Canadian adventure for the photographer in all of us. Experience an Artic photo safari where snowy mountains, polar bears and cubs, and Northern Lights make up every single photographic moment.
March and April present the perfect time to view fawning polar bears in majestic, snow filled surroundings. Travelers will find their way to Nunavut, Canada, from March 27 to April 4. For $14,995 CAD, adventure seekers will explore on daily journeys, snap photos of nature’s incredible moments, watch the Northern Lights light up the sky, and spend the evenings in Arctic Kingdom’s tented safari camp.
An authentic, traditional Canadian winter experience lies just around the corner at Iqaluit, Nunavut with the Winter – Arctic Discovery adventure through Inukpak Outfitting. Guests will experience dog sledding through the tundra, venturing by snowmobile into the winter wilds, building an igloo, watching the Aurora Borealis, and interacting with the locals and their beautiful town.
Inukpak Outfitting, leader in Arctic tourism, is in Nunavut, Canada where the Winter – Arctic Discovery begins. The excursion is $3,275 per person and is available to experience from December to June. You will be awe-struck by every second of the adventure.
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Black Feather’s Floe Edge Expeditions offer so many exciting winter adventures to those searching for a true experience. Guests can cross country ski or kayak to partake in the beauties of nature and wildlife, photograph polar bears and the like for unforgettable memories, and stay comfortable at a base camp at the end of each adventurous day.
This winter expedition is located in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. Guests will find their way there during May 18-26, May 27- June 4, June 5-13, and June 24-22, later on in the year but still highly inundated by snowy wonders. The excursion is $7,750 per person.
If animals and adventure coincide closely for your travel tastes, the Canadian Arctic Reindeer Signature Experience is a must. Located in the Northwest Territories, adventure seekers can experience thousands of reindeer in the stunning Arctic tundra, ride on snowmobiles, and spend a night in an ice igloo. What a more perfect way to experience this stunning land and its beautiful wildlife.
Tundra North Tour offers the Signature Experience from mid February to mid April for $5,200, covering much of the essentials. Book your flights and make your way to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. You just need to bring your adventure spirit and a thick coat.
The Winter Aurora Viewing Spectacular will transport you to another world with its beauty. Blachford Lake Lodge welcomes guests to experience the Canadian Arctic like no other with the opportunity to experience snowshoeing, skiing, igloo building, and, of course, viewing the northern lights in all their amazing wonder.
The Viewing Spectacular takes place during the winter months and end on April 10. Located in Yellowknife of the Northwest Territories, the Canadian winter experience is $1,155 per person.
A festival part of Canadian winter traditions is the Beavertail Jamboree, a week of family fun activities such as snowmobile races, cook offs, fireworks, and too many feasts to count. Travelers can experience the culture of the area while feeling an uproar of excitement and exhilaration.
The Beavertail Jamboree takes place in Fort Simpson in the Northwest Territories, running from March 4-11. The event is free to all who want a little winter wonder in their adventure.
Who knew something as small as bubbles could be so exciting. Join Rockies Heli Canada for their Bubbles Tour adventure. You will take a 20 minute helicopter ride over the beauties of Alberta, Canada, go on a snowshoe walk, and take a guided tour of Abraham Lake’s most fascinating feature: the bubbles. A true Canadian experience throughout, travelers will fall in love with the landscape as they experience a time of pure excitement.
The Bubbles Tour takes place in Alberta and runs from late December to mid April. $499 per person covers many of the details while $399 per person is for those who do not need transportation from Lake Louise or Banff.
Mysterious corridors shrouded in adventure. Expert guides capturing your wonder with every turn and wiggle. Welcome to the Rat’s Nest Cave – Adventure Tour is truly unlike others with its spirited impression left on all those travelers who enjoy it. You will crawl and climb down the cave where pictographs and ancient formations line the wall, rappel down six stories, and surround yourself in the past of Alberta’s first Provincial Historic Reserves.
The Adventure Tour is offered all throughout the year as weather patterns do not affect the interior of the cave. Travelers can go on this excursion for $165 per adult and $145 for youth (12 to 15 years old). Book your Alberta trip today and make sure Canmore Cave Tours is on your list.
Recognised as a signature experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission, the Maligne Canyon Icewalk is an adventure for all thrill seekers. Travelers will be led by experts to see ice caves, fossils, frozen waterfalls, and more of Canada’s natural beauties on this walking tour.
Maligne Adventures are based out of Jasper, Alberta, Canada, while the daily ice walks depart at 9 AM and 1 PM and last 3 hours. The 6PM Headlamp Tour takes the same track through dusky twilight. The experience runs from December 15 to April 10 for $69 per person.
Voted as Canada’s Best Ski Resort in 2017, the Lake Louise Ski Resort is where adventure seekers and ski enthusiasts come for the best experience. 4,200 acres of beautiful land are spread out for beginner, intermediate, and expert skiers. A top scenic destination, Lake Louise will become a legendary adventure for anyone who takes to these blue skies and powdery white slopes.
The Lake Louise Ski Resort is located in Alberta and runs from November to May. The excursion is $104 for adults, $79 for youth (age 13-17), and $39 for children (6-12). Make sure to get your travel itinerary scheduled so you can experience the adventure.
Kananaskis Outfitters offers the adventure of a lifetime with their Full Moon Snowshoe Fondue tour. The experience takes thrill seeking travelers on a 2 hour snowshoe excursion, following moonlit paths, and then ending the eve with chocolate fondue by fireside at the Kananaskis Village. Stunning views, warmly decadent treats, and night paths make the Full Moon Snowshoe an amazing adventure.
Kananaskis Outfitters is located in Alberta while the tour take places on weekends closest to the full moon from December to March. Adults can experience this for $105 while youth (12-16) can take the tour for $74.
Alberta, Canada, is known for its photographic beauties. What a better place than here to brush up on your photography skills with the Banff Photo Workshops and Tours. The Canadian Rockies will become passionate memories with the experienced click of a button as you capture the sunrise and sunset landscapes with expert advice.
Located in Alberta, the Banff Workshops run year round while the suggested best times to visit are sunrise and sunset. Nighttime photo tours are also offered throughout the year. Packages start at $195 per person.
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A winter adventure experience list is nothing without Edmonton’s amazing
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Boardwalk Ice is held from January 25-28 and February 1-4 and costs $7 per adult and $4 per child (2-14). This is located in Edmonton, Alberta, so make sure to make a stop there in your Canadian itinerary.
Built for the Calgary Winter Olympic Games in 1988, Nakiska Ski Area is the prime destination for the ski lovers and adventurers. From beginners to experts, Nakiska Ski Resort welcomes all guests to its slopes for days filled with skiing, snowshoeing, and pure winter experiences. Nakiska Ski Resort – Skiing & Snowshoeing is located 30 minutes from Calgary in Kananaskis, Alberta. The winter excursions last from November to April while prices range from $17.95 to $84.95 depending on chosen activity.The Details:
For a tour which checks all of the winter experience boxes, look no further than West Country Tour by Highlight Adventures based out of Calgary, Alberta. Guests will go on a variety of excursions from visiting a wolfdog sanctuary, experiencing backwoods villages, and ending the day at a meadery to enjoy delicious samples. Highlight Adventures is the only authentic cultural adventure company which takes guests to visit a beautiful wild horse sanctuary operated by a separate non-profit. Experience nature like no other.
The adventure takes place in Calgary from January until March and tours depart at 9 AM, so book ahead to secure your place. The $195 cost per person is inclusive of various features of the adventure.
Snowshoeing has never been more magical and winter relaxing than in Banff, Alberta at the Snowshoe on Top of the World event. Miles of snow cover the way in front of you as you experience beautiful backcountry of Banff National Park with a professional tour guide. You will experience the electrifying spirit of winter adventure while nature serenely surrounds you.
White Mountain Adventures is located in Banff, Alberta, and the winter experience from from November to April 15 at $89 per person. Book your flight tickets today to experience a snowshoe trip of a lifetime.
Recognised as a bucket list experience in the Canadian Rockies, the Brewster Sleigh Rides are a one-of-a-kind adventure to enjoy the wintery sights of Canada. The sleigh ride trail follows Lake Louise all the way to its Ice Falls and guests can be wrapped up in the beauty of fresh snow, a crystallized lake, and the comfort of a traditional sleigh.
The Brewster Sleigh Rides are located in Lake Louise, Alberta and run from December 5 to April 5 yearly. The cost is $35 per person to experience the magic of the season bundled up in a beautiful sleigh.
A winter experience of Canada isn’t complete without the Silver Skate Festival, a 10 day family fest inundated with recreational activities, cultural items, and sports. As the longest running winter festival in Edmonton, travelers are amazed by the winder extravaganza complete with horse drawn carriages, figure skating, and so many more seasonal activities.
Silver Skate Festival calls Edmonton, Alberta home since 1990. The festival is open by donation and runs from February 9-19. Book your flights to Alberta today to take part in true tradition.
Over 1,000 acres of snowy white slopes stand majestically in front of you. The wind whips your hair while you set off on a Canadian ski adventure at Marmot Basin. Jasper, Canada welcomes all wanderlust travelers to experience memorable ski adventures along with comfortable resorts, amenities, and delectable restaurants. It can all be your winter wonderland.
Skiing at Marmot Basin is located in Jasper, Alberta and runs from November to early May. The cost per person is $30-$90, depending on activity chosen, and will create an amazing excursion for any intrepid traveler.
Reel Angling Adventures brings ice fishing to you and a group from 2 to 10 other guests in a personalized, unique experience. Expert guides are on hand to teach you the best techniques and lead the way to some of the best ice fishing locations in the area. The whole experience is catered to you so that you are comfortable, confident, and thrilled by your adventure on the ice.
Located in Sturgeon County, Alberta, ice fishing at Reel Angling is open from December to March. It is $200 per person for one of the best ice fishing experiences around. Make sure you book this trip into your Canadian winter itinerary and become the fisher you always knew you were.
The Canmore Winter Carnival is the epitome of a Canadian winter adventure, infusing its guests with the spirit of the season and hosting a number of different events over 11 days. Ice carving, skating, street hockey, and more will fill your days with wonder and excitement. Make sure to check out the ROgers Hometown Hockey Tour which is a new part of the festival this year.
The Canmore Winter Festival takes place in Alberta, Canada, and is free to all visitors. The festivities run from February 1-11 and will be the best winter celebration you add to your travel itinerary. Come to enjoy the season and the activities; leave with enchanted memories of Canmore.
For those who crave sensational experience while maintaining a healthy environment around them, the Jasper Dark Sky Festival is a wonderful winter festivity. Recognised as a Day Sky Preserve bu Canada’s Royal Astronomical Society, Jasper invites all to participate in a rustic festival which presents the beauties of an uninterrupted night sky. Take part in stargazing, listening to the amazing speakers, as well as a participating in a number of various activities throughout the festival.
The Dark Sky Festival calls Jasper, Alberta, home and runs 2 weekends in the chilly October time, though Jasper Dark Sky recommends any winter day to stargaze. The event is free to the public though some events which occur require a paid ticket.
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As one of the top thrilling winter activities, ice climbing can be accessed by any level of expertise. From beginning to expert, find yourself ice climbing in Jasper with Rockaboo Mountain Adventures. Expert guides will teach you the art behind ice climbing and allow for you to explore your newfound skills safely while also feeling the exhilaration of the climb from long alpine ice route to short bolted climbs.
The Canadian Rocky Mountains are the most beautiful backdrop to the Rockaboo Mountain Adventures, located in Jasper, Alberta. The winter excursion runs from December 1 to March 31 and will cost $225 for group climbs or $500 for private guided trips.
An evening icewalk is an enchanting experience for all who partake in this winter adventure. Join Discover Banff Tours at majestic Johnston Canyon for its specialized Evening Icewalk® where Banff National Park comes to life with the moonlight. Guides will lead you safely along with paths and encourage stops to simply look at the beauty of frozen waterfalls and shimmering snow.
This is a must to experience when visiting Canada during the winter months. Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk® is located in Banff, Alberta and runs various days of the week and weekend from December to April. The experience is $74 for adults and $42 for children (ages 8-12). Make sure your Alberta itinerary has this stop on the list.
Does a segway adventure seem the perfect way to top off your winter trip to Canada? If so, River Valley Adventure’s the Legislative Lights Segway Adventure is an absolute must for you. Travelers hop onto segways and explore the grounds with over 180,000 lights, stunning landscapes, and 300 trees lit up to winter perfection. The beautiful winter scenes will strike you with awe and wonder and make you not want to leave your segway trip.
The Legislative Lights Segway Adventures found in Edmonton, Alberta and is open for travelers from December 8 to January 31. The beginner experience starts at $99.99 for all of your winter pleasures.
Escapade Eskimo is home to unique dog sledding to capture the essence of a Canadian winter adventure. The whole family will fall in love with the experience and the quickly passing landscapes covered in falling snow. The sled dogs make you feel as though you are living the dream of a Canadian winter adventure.
This excursion is located in Otter Lake, Quebec and runs from December 15 to March 30, plenty of time to book your flight. The 2 kilometer sledding experience is $139 for a half day adventure or $35 for the two kilometer sprint.
For the animal loves and thrill seekers alike, we welcome you to experience dog sledding and snowmobiling with Aventure Inukshuk. This is a top destination for your winter adventure needs and desires, offering guided tours and training to help you become a master in the field. 100 kilometres stretch out in front of you while you mush your dogsled to absolute delight. For added excitement, make sure to test your skills in the labyrinth.
Dog sledding and snowmobiling at Aventure Inukshuk is located in Quebec and runs from December to March. The excursion will cost $89 and be so incredibly worth your time and attention on your Canadian winter adventure.
Surfing in the middle of winter? Many adventure seekers find the colder temps and snowy season as a thrilling time of year for water adventures. Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park and Martinique Beach Provincial Park in Halifax are the perfect spaces to catch a wave while looking along the snowy coast.
These two beaches are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and can be accessed all season for winter surfing. The excursion is free with gear though you can easily rent whatever needed in a range of prices.
Emera Oval is the largest outdoor, artificial ice surface east of Quebec City and is open to your ice skating pleasures. Come spend the day with hundreds of other skaters who delight in the beautiful rink and take part in skating lessons or open play.
The Emera Oval is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This destination offers free skating to all participants along with free rental of skates, helmets, and snowshoes. It is open late December to late March. Get your ice skate on and just maybe become the next Olympic figure skater.
A survival training experience to remember: Extreme Fogo Island is where adventurer seekers travel to experience a wintery island covered by frozen ponds, icy bogs, and snow-filled days. The journey of Fogo Island in winter was created in part by Canadian explorer and adventurer Dr. TA Loeffler. You will learn techniques and skills for winter days and be amongst untamed wildlife and beauty of the surroundings.
Extreme Fogo Island opens its experience from March 9-12 in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The experience is $1,675 per night for two people, covering a full-board stay. Want to check it out for yourself? Book your tickets now.
Awarded the certificate of excellence two years in a row by TripAdvisor, Up North Adventures is a like-no-other winter backcountry excursion. Expert tour guides will teach adventurers proper handling of snowmobiles before setting off through the Whitehorse valley. Beautiful wildlife and scenery will flash by you while you venture through forest and tundra alike.
The Backcountry Snowmobile Adventure is home in Whitehorse of Yukon Territory. The experience runs from November to April, depending on the snow conditions and is $315 per person for the full day excursion.
Churchill Wild’s Polar Bear Den Emergence Quest is for any traveler who marvels over the stunning animals who call Canada home. Guests stay at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, one of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, and explore the surrounding lands during the day where you can view newborn polar bear cubs, moose, wolves, and other Arctic creatures.
The Polar Bear Den Emergence Quest takes places in the Churchill area of Manitoba and runs from March 3-16. The experience is $16,695 per person. Make sure to book your flight tickets now so you don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.
1. Cain’s Quest
1. Snow Kiting
Cain’s Quest sounds as exciting as it seems: a race across 3,100 kilometres of Newfoundland in which contestants brave the winter elements to see who is crowned winner of the adventure. This exhilarating conquest allows travelers to watch contestants be tested or take part in the battle royale.
The Quest is stationed in Labrador City, Newfoundland and runs from March 1-10. The experience is free for spectators and is a must for those who want to feel the adrenaline of a live action battle against winter elements and brave contestants.
Snow kiting combines the thrill of adventure and exhilaration of a dynamic sport. Guests do not wait for a ski lift nor encounter crowded slopes. Instead the landscape is open fields, rolling hills, and frozen lakes to be conquered with a power kite and skis or a snowboard. You will be amazed by this powerful winter activity which soars its adventurers to new heights. The lesson experience will teach you techniques and give you the opportunity to try out your newfound skills.
1. Cain’s Quest
1. Snow Kiting
*Some entries do not take place during the heart of the traditional winter season, but due to the year-long or early winter weather, they are classified as winter experiences.