Winter Holidays in Alberta

It’s no wonder why spending the holiday season in Alberta tops bucket lists around the world. Between the wintery retreats of the majestic Rocky Mountains and the vibrant urban holiday spirit, Alberta is home to many winter experiences sure to satisfy.

If you’re looking for a cozy escape with fun holiday activities, places to consider: 
 
  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper has a full schedule of activities – don’t miss Stargazing with S’mores, as Jasper is one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves, which ensures a full sky of diamonds
  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise is set in the middle of the magic – be sure to skate through the brilliant ice sculptures on the lake or relax on an evening horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff and Deer Lodge in Lake Louise are sure to get you in the festive spirit with their seasonal décor and specialty Christmas menus – after all, the holidays are the perfect time to indulge
  • For a rustic mountain getaway, Mount Engadine Lodge near Canmore is sure to exceed expectations – admire the winter wonderland around you with a warm beverage in hand – and don’t be surprised if you spot a moose or deer also enjoying the spectacular scenery 
The Holiday season is alive in Calgary and Edmonton – top activities to check out: 
 
  • 1.5 million twinkling lights bring the Calgary Zoo to life for the annual Zoolights – with light displays and new activities each year, this is a surefire way to get in the holiday spirit
  • Join Heritage Park for Once Upon a Christmas to learn about historical Yuletide traditions – take a wagon ride, listen to the carolers, or stop by the mercantile for some one-of-a-kind gifts
  • Christmas Reflections at Fort Edmonton Park also takes you to a Christmas past in their own winter wonderland with Christmas displays, costumed interpreters from the early 1900’s and baking straight out of the wood stove
  • There’s no denying Albertans have holiday cheer when you discover Candy Cane Lane in Edmonton – a street of residential houses decked out in lights and decorations, worth a stroll on a warm winter evening

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