Fresh air, fluffy snow and plenty of winter-loving outdoor opportunities make it easy to be enthusiastic about winter in Alberta.
Dog Days of Winter
Trees fly past in a blur and the rider struggles to maintain balance on narrow cross country skis as the sled dog reaches full speed. Skijoring is one of the fastest-growing sled dog sports - combining Nordic skiing with mushing. At Mad Dogs and Englishmen
, visitors can bring their own dog and learn the sport together or try it with a trained sled dog.
Call of the Wild
The yelps of huskies pierce the icy stillness as the sled jerks forward and then glides through the snowy wilderness. Whether they drive the sled or ride inside it, visitors quickly discover that dogsledding
is the ride of a lifetime.
Trees heavy laden with snow, crisp mountain air and the gentle woosh-woosh of skis gliding along an alpine trail - cross country skiing
is the cleanest way to travel in Alberta. Visitors can learn how to ski at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
, where the Canadian Olympic teams train.
All About Ice
Ice isn't just part of winter in Alberta, it's one of the best parts. Those that experience the thrill of ice skating
on a mountain lake, ice climbing
on a 20-metre frozen waterfall or hiking deep inside a spectacular gorge on a Canyon Ice Walk
know that winter and ice are perfect companions.