Winter magic in Alberta

You don’t have to be a skier or snow boarder to appreciate Alberta in winter.

From the mountains to the prairies and even in the cities themselves, your clients will find a whole range of activities which allow them to embrace the cold – and not all require nerves of steel or high levels of fitness.

Check out these snow sports.

Heli-showshoeing, Banff

At 7,000 feet above sea level, Marvel Pass is a pristine white wonder.

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Ice climbing, Johnston Canyon

Visitors can walk right into the canyon and explore the frozen waterfalls which hang from cathedral-like rock walls.

Skating in the city, Calgary

You can Skate in the Olympic Plaza from November to March.

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Cross country skiing, Grande Prairie

The Wapiti Nordic Ski Club offers tree-lined trails perfect for beginners and lessons too.

Hiking in Jasper National Park

Winter hikes include the Sulphur Skyline which starts at the Miette hot springs and jaw-dropping view of the famous Fiddle River Valley and limestone peaks.  

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Fat Biking on Maligne Lake, Jasper

These thick-tyred bikes cut through deep snow and glide safely across smooth ice.

Ice Castle, Edmonton

The Ice Castle is crafted by hand using only icicles and water.

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Husky, Snowy Owl Dog Sled Tours, Kananaskis

Be guided through entwined forests of towering black spruce, tranquil streams, quaint bridges, frozen lakes and the echoing stillness of the Rockies.