Winter Wonderland

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. 
10 OF THE BEST WINTER ACTIVITIES IN ALBERTA

10 OF THE BEST WINTER ACTIVITIES IN ALBERTA

Winter is an awesome time to be in Alberta. It's a sunny province with loads of crisp, blue sky days, perfect for getting outside and taking advantage of all that winter offers. 



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. 


Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

We welcome spring with a wide variety of fresh activities suited to every age and ability, from Jasper Pride Festival to the varioue Easter Egg and family friendly events.


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:


December Story Ideas: A Little Hot and Cold

December Story Ideas: A Little Hot and Cold

There’s no need to escape winter in Alberta. We embrace the frosty air and gently falling snowflakes - it makes warming up by the fire that much more rewarding. 



November Story Ideas: Spirit of Winter

November Story Ideas: 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.


Sunshine Village First Canadian Ski Resort to Open

Sunshine Village First Canadian Ski Resort to Open

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort will be the first resort in Canada to open its doors to ski and snowboard enthusiasts on Thursday, November 3, 2016


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.
 


 

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