You don’t have to be a skier or snow boarder to appreciate Alberta in winter. From the mountains to the prairies and even in the cities themselves, your clients will find a whole range of activities which allow them to embrace the cold - and not all require nerves of steel or high levels of fitness. Check out these snow sports.

Heli-showshoeing, Banff

At 7,000 feet above sea level, Marvel Pass is a pristine white wonder

Ice climbing, Johnston Canyon

Visitors can walk right into the canyon and explore the frozen waterfalls which hang from cathedral-like rock walls

Skating in the city, Calgary

You can Skate in the Olympic Plaza from November to March

Cross country skiing, Grande Prairie

The Wapiti Nordic Ski Club offers tree-lined trails perfect for beginners and lessons too

Hiking in Jasper National Park

Winter hikes include the Sulphur Skyline which starts at the Miette hot springs and jaw-dropping view of the famous Fiddle River Valley and limestone peaks.  

Fat Biking on Maligne Lake, Jasper

These thick-tyred bikes cut through deep snow and glide safely across smooth ice 



Ice Castle, Edmonton

The Ice Castle is crafted by hand using only icicles and water

Husky, Snowy Owl Dog Sled Tours, Kananaskis

Be guided through entwined forests of towering black spruce, tranquil streams, quaint bridges, frozen lakes and the echoing stillness of the Rockies