Winter Adventure in the Mountains

Winter Adventure in the Mountains

The Rocky Mountains are the perfect place to get away to play, explore, and rejuvenate in the wintertime. There’s something about breathing in that crisp winter air while bundled up all toasty and warm, enjoying some outdoor fun. Skiing the Rockies is at the top of the list for most, with no shortage of great ski resorts to choose from, but if you’re looking to experience a new winter adventure, here are some activities that you might want to give a try:

  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides (Banff) Who needs Central Park when you can snuggle under some blankets and dash through the snow across the meadows? This 45-minute ride departs from Warner Stable, located just southwest from downtown Banff. Book now and save.
  • Johnston Canyon Ice Walk (Banff) Take a four-hour guided tour along steel walkways built into the canyon wall, past frozen waterfalls, and learn some tidbits about the history, wildlife, and geology of the canyon along the way. Book now and save.
  • Grotto Canyon Ice Walk (Banff) Take a guided hike on a frozen creek bed through the canyon wall, and learn the history about the native rock art over a thousand years old, and admire spectacular icefalls along the way. Hot chocolate included. Book now and save.
  • Winter Tour: Banff and its Wildlife (Banff) This guided sightseeing tour will take you around Banff's landmarks and historic places. Learn about and view wildlife in their natural winter habitat. Don't forget to bring your camera. Book now and save.
  • Mt. Norquay Snow Tube Park (Banff) No skis are required to get down this hill. Instead, hit the slopes on an inflatable tube and slide your way down on groomed tracks. Then get back up and do it all over again.
  • Ice Skating (Banff and Jasper) Strap on your skates and get ready to glide and twirl on these natural and man-made skating rinks, located throughout the National Parks. Some rinks have heated shelters and fires to warm you up, plus some offer skate rentals.
  • Helicopter Tours (Canmore) Get a bird’s eye view of the snow-capped peaks from above. Depending on which tour you select, you’ll fly around Mt. Assiniboine, above Bow Valley, down the Continental Divide or really take in all the sights and choose all three. The chopper takes off from the Canmore heliport. Book now and save.
  • Dog Sledding (Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, and Jasper) Leave the cross-country skis or snowshoes behind and tour the backcountry under a cozy blanket on a dog sled pulled by a team of huskies raring to go. Or, take a lesson and learn how to dog sled yourself, and channel your inner ‘mush’.
  • Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Guided Tour (Cochrane) This 45-minute tour will put you right in the enclosures so you can get up close to interact with wolfdogs and learn a thing or two about the differences between wolves and dogs. Book now and save.
  • Maligne Canyon Ice Walk (Jasper) Take a guided walk along the bottom of the frozen canyon and gaze at soaring, frozen waterfalls from the ground up. Tours run daily, and ice cleats are provided.

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