Skiing & Snowboarding
In Alberta Ski the famed Big Three resorts in Banff National Park. One tri-area lift ticket gets you Mount Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village – all just an hour and a half west of Calgary International Airport. Also always a crowd pleaser, Nakiska is only 45 minutes west of Calgary. Head a little farther north to Jasper National Park to ski Marmot Basin.
British Columbia has terrific skiing and snowboarding resorts throughout the province as well as backcountry skiing opportunities in national and provincial
Whistler Blackcomb is one of the top-rated ski resorts in North America and was the host mountain resort of the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.
For some of the world's best powder and heli-skiing, head to the Bugaboos in the Kootenay Rockies region.
Other Winter Excursions
The possibilities are endless! From snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, ice climbing or just relaxing by a warm fire with your family, we have it
all. Enjoy the silence of the surrounding forests while snowshoeing on or off the tracks. Mush your way through the snowy wilderness on a dog-sled
tour or for something authentic and unique get hooked on ice-fishing.
If you are a little more adventurous and want to access untouched, remote alpine terrain we recommend heli-skiing. You can find consistent snowfalls, cool
temperatures, epic descents and untouched powder. Want to hit the slopes but snowboarding and skiing just isn’t your thing? Try tubing down the hill.
This is great fun option for families!
There are also events and competitions all winter long across Western Canada so we encourage you to get involved and ask us about what fun you might be
able to join in or watch while you are on vacation. A festival not to be missed is the Jasper Dark Sky Festival during the month of October. Jasper's
Dark Sky invites stargazing adventurers to get lost in the wonder of one of the world's largest dark sky preserves. As daylight hours begin to recede,
October is the ideal time to celebrate the skies with the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival, an ever-growing celebration aimed at connecting all ages
to our universe and beyond.
At all major Ski hills they have facilities where you can rent equipment at an additional charge. If you do not want to rent equipment and are going to
bring you own that’s no problem either! Just let us know so we can set you up with accommodation that has a warm place to store it. If you are looking
to do any off the beaten track activities let us know during the quoting stage and we can direct you to rental locations in town.
With snow and the holidays Western Canada truly feels magical. Join in on many of the holiday celebrations for something a little extra special on your
trip. In Banff experience the Santa Claus Parade of lights or visit the Christmas market where the mountains come alive with holiday spirit unparalleled to anywhere else. Sweet, serenading carollers get you in the holiday spirit, sparkling lights line the streets and Snowy peaks paint the mesmerizing background for outdoor skating rinks.
Dress like Santa and Ski for free in Whistler or enjoy some free entertainment every Sunday night in the Whistler Village by watching Whistlers best skiers
and riders hit a big air jump through a blazing ring of fire. Whistler during Christmas and New Year’s is a truly magical experience. Twinkling lights,
snow-laden trees, jingling sleigh bells and a roaring fireplace are all staples here.
Let us share the holiday magic with you these holidays.
What to pack
Winter in Western Canada does drop below freezing and being on the mountain can be a little colder. We suggest packing plenty of layers, a heavy coast,
warm hat, gloves and mittens. If you are planning on getting on the slopes remember to wear water resistant clothing as your top layer. Always bring
sunglasses and sunscreen to provide protection from strong sunlight
Transportation is simple. We can set you up with a rental car which has winter tires or you can let us organize all the transfers for you. Transfer pick
up from major airports and major central hotels. Please call us for more information on getting around while you are in Western Canada during the Winter.