6 Epic Things to Do During Winter in Alberta

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There are two ways to approach life in northern climes: make winter an opportunity for awesome, or get snowed. Let's choose awesome and discover what the winter months of Alberta truly is, a snow-filled adventure zone.

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is way more than sitting next to a hole in the ice and hoping. Today, the sport has modern perks like heated portable huts, GPS units and improved tactics for catching that trophy pike. You're going to get, er, hooked.

Ice Walking

Who needs long walks on the beach when there's frozen canyons begging to be trekked? Check out that winter sunshine sparkling on a frozen creek.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Imagine floating on top of a cappuccino. That's kind of what it's like to ski or board the legendary, airy powder in the Canadian Rockies.

Ice Climbing

There are two types of travellers in the world: those who prefer ice in their campfire beverages and those who see ice and think, "I need to climb that." Alberta specializes in both, but the latter will probably get you more likes. Probably.


Super accessible, decidedly chill. Snowshoeing is an easy way to conquer snowdrifts and see more terrain than you could with regular snow boots. There's zero learning curve to snowshoeing, so there's nothing stopping you from making giant footprints.

Dog Sledding

Thousands of years before horses hoofed it around North America, humans relied on canines to make life possible – especially up north. These huskies are not just fluffy, pretty faces. They're born and bred to be epic.

Thinking of visiting Alberta?
Here are some popular trip ideas for you.

Calgary Zooventure Package

1 night stay at Hotel Blackfoot
Includes Calgary Zoo Passes & $50 Visa Gift Card
from $235
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Rockies Ski Getaway - Banff

4 Nights Stay in Banff
Lift Tickets - interchangeable at SkiBig3 Ski Resorts
from $609
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