Embrace Winter with Adventures in Canada’s Alberta

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In winter, Alberta truly shines as one of the world’s premier destinations. The mountainous landscape of Alberta undergoes a captivating winter transformation, turning into an enchanting wonderland. As the temperatures drop and a blanket of snow coats the land as far as the eye can see, Canada’s Alberta enters its most magical season with endless opportunities for adventure ranging from dogsledding, ice walks, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating, ice fishing, and more.

Beyond the world-renowned ski destinations of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Canada’s Alberta is home to a wide breadth of incredible outdoor winter adventures.

Snowshoeing offers visitors the opportunity to take in the beauty of winter in the Canadian Rockies on foot. For those looking to add some thrill to their snowshoeing can book a Heli Snowshoeing tour! Start the adventure off with a helicopter ride through the mountains before landing and taking a guided tour down the mountain, while overlooking breathtaking views of Abraham Lake. Once at the base of the mountain, adventurers will swap out their snowshoes for ice cleats to walk across the lake and the famous Ice Bubbles, frozen air pockets in the ice, a once-in-a-lifetime site which is sure to take anyone’s breath away.

Dogsledding also offers an incredible way to experience the mountains of Alberta. Visitors can sit back and enjoy the ride, or learn to mush themselves! Few experiences rival the serenity and unspoiled connection that  dogsledding offers for immersing oneself in the scenery, where there are no motors and no modern distractions.. Dogsledding also pays homage to Alberta’s Indigenous roots as the first peoples used dog sleds to trek this terrain for centuries.

Speaking of Indigenous populations, Alberta is proud of their Indigenous roots and there are many ways for visitors to learn about these first cultures. The Jasper Tour Company, lead by Joe Yuri, teaches visitors about the mountains, the wildlife and the history of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Warrior Women and Take Nature offer similar experiences along with drumming circles and fireside chats.

Winter in Alberta is not all about the cold! Natural hot springs in Banff and Jasper offer visitors the chance to warm up in the mineral-rich water, while sitting under the majesty of the Canadian Rockies.

For more information, visit travelalberta.com.