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. 
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.
 


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.


Super Natural Star Gazing

Super Natural Star Gazing

Home to two of the world’s two largest dark sky preserves Alberta offers prime viewing of the northern lights. 


 

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