There’s nothing like a February snowfall in Vancouver to remind you that winter isn’t finished with us yet! While one may be tempted to long for a summer escape (and fear not, summer will return!), there are lots of ways to make the most of the rest of winter while we have it. Check out our Top 3 Canadian Winter Experiences for some ideas on how to do winter right:
Explore the Canadian Rockies in Winter
Truly a Canadian experience like no other, Winter in the Rockies is a sight to behold. On our Winter Rockies tours from Vancouver and Victoria, you can ice skate on world-famous Lake Louise, embark on a snowshoeing or ice walking adventure through a winter wonderland, and experience the 360-degree views of the snow-capped mountain peaks by riding the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Stop by the Ice Bar outside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and grab a warm winter beverage, or experience a Canadian staple: maple taffy. Explore the snow-covered town of Banff, eat a Beaver Tail, and soak away the cold in the Banff Hot Springs or your own hotel’s hot tub with your new-found travel friends!
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Go in Search of the Northern Lights
One of the wonders of the world, the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are best viewed in the winter when the days are shortest and the skies are darkest. Our Yukon trips give you the opportunity to seek out the Lights, while also enjoying adventures such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, and outdoor hot-tubbing in Canada’s Great White North.
Ski or Snowboard at the Top of the World
Just two hours north of Vancouver up the beautiful Sea-to-Sky highway lies Whistler, world-famous ski and snowboard resort and co-host (along with Vancouver) of the Winter 2010 Olympic Games. Actually two mountains, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain offer some of the most amazing skiing and snowboarding in the world, and there are so many places to explore, you can spend days up here and never ride the same run twice. Ride the Peak-2-Peak Gondola and take the Peak Chair to the Top of the World up Whistler on a bluebird day for one of the best views in the world. Join us for a one-day Ski & Ride trip, or finish off winter right on our 3-day World Ski & Snowboard Festival tour in April!
While some people are already wishing for spring to come, we’re just hoping we’ll have enough time to do all the things we want to do before winter is over! See below for more info on these incredible winter experiences: