Best Canadian Winter Vacations

Best Canadian Winter Vacations

November 2013

Samantha Lawson

The weather may be getting colder, but that’s no reason to start hibernating for winter! There are countless cold-friendly locations in Canada to provide an exhilarating holiday. We’ve gathered the facts on three Canadian spots that will have a little something for everyone!

Buried in the heart of the Rocky Mountains is one of Canada’s most beautiful sites. Lake Louise is truly picturesque with scenery that cannot be missed. The Fairmont Chateau on Lake Louise is as majestic as it sounds. With the rocky peaks surrounding the lake, this resort stops at nothing to bring the best winter experience. For adventurous types, try downhill skiing, helicopter skiing and snowmobiling. For those who love the outdoors, there are endless areas for cross-country skiing, horse-drawn sleigh rides and ice-skating. Although an aesthetic pleasure in the months of summer, there’s something about the snow that truly makes this Canadian spot a gem.


For those who seek a less adventurous vacation, going for a skate on the Rideau Canal is a Canadian rite of passage. The Canal’s famous 7.8 km long Skateway draws in over one million skaters each season to the nation’s capital. Grab a delicious BeaverTail or hot chocolate and breeze by the Parliament Buildings for a unique winter experience.


This skiing capital is no surprise on this list: Mont-Tremblant continues to lead the Great North in ski and snowboard destinations. Rested in the Laurentian Mountains, north of Montreal, Quebec, the resort has over 600 acres of ski and snowboard trails to accommodate patrons of all skill levels. These trails along with a charming village will keep you busy from sunrise to sunset in this snowy “trembling mountain.”


Whichever vacation suits you best won’t disappoint—each encompass the traits of a true winter getaway!×240.jpg