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.
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.
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:
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.
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