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Travel to Canada in winter: destination: the Canadian Rockies

Winter is slowly settling in and the season of mountain vacations is getting closer… And why not try a trip to Canada this winter? Spice up your traditional ski vacations and discover the Canadian Rockies, wrapped in a thick white coat, where snow sports are a real institution!

Do you know the Canadian Rockies? And more precisely the province of Alberta? Located in the western part of the mountain range, this region of Canada is particularly attractive to nature lovers. Indeed, the scenery is breathtaking: breathtaking panoramic roads, forests with multiple species of conifers, frozen lakes and majestic glaciers… The landscapes are striking by their immensity. It is a total change of scenery that awaits you during your trip to Canada in winter!


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A dynamic province

Alberta is not just about wide open spaces and snow! The big cities around here are very warm and festive, even in the middle of winter.

Calgary, the most important, is famous for having hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics. You too can try bobsleighing at the Canadian Olympic Park, which is still in operation! For the cultural dimension, we recommend a visit to the Glenbow Museum of Art and History, which bears witness to the colonization of Western Canada, or take a moment to enter the public library, with its resolutely modern and refined architecture. Also, to get a feel for the undeniable friendliness of Canadians, take part in the many festivals held throughout the year: wine fairs, music and light shows… It’s all about warming up in a good mood!

Also, don’t forget to stop by the provincial capital, Edmonton, which is just as welcoming! A varied artistic scene, gastronomy, street food and street art, entertainment for children, the atmosphere of field hockey games… It’s good to live in Canada!

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Travel to Canada and winter sports

If there is one thing you must try during your trip to Canada in winter, it is a multi-activity trip! Whether you are a great sportsman, or you simply want to enjoy unique moments with your family or friends, you will inevitably find the occupation that suits you. Snowshoeing, hiking, dog sledding, skiing or ice skating… Everything is possible!

Otherwise, if you prefer to try more original sports, why not try “tubing”, that big buoy to go down the slopes or heliskiing? Otherwise, take a fat bike ride along the Bow River trail, guaranteed to make you feel good!

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A magical winter

Finally, our best advice would be to simply take the time to discover this exceptional nature. To make your trip to Canada in winter complete, drive along scenic roads and stop at Banff National Park where you will find hot springs. In Jasper National Park, meet the protected species that inhabit the forests. Finally, don’t miss the wonderful Lake Louise, symbol of the Canadian Rockies, facing the Victoria Glacier.

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