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Top tips for touring in a Winter Wonderland

Here, Canada & Alaska Specialist Holidays offer some top tips on the best way to experience the winter delights of Canada.

Dog sledding, snowmobiling, the famous Aurora Borealis, ice fishing or a spa experience... Canada has no shortage of things to do in winter, even for the non-skier. 


Like the ever-popular Snow Train, which operates twice weekly and takes travellers on an easy overnight trip from the coastal city of Vancouver to Jasper in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.


From here there are easy coach connections to Lake Louise and Banff, so winter travel has never been easier. 



‘Quebec & Ice Hotel Winter Wonderland’ 

Experience winter in Quebec with this eight-day CASH package encompassing Montreal and Quebec City. Guests stay at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac and the Hotel de Glace.


‘Discover Winter in Vancouver’ 

Surrounded by coastal mountains and one of Canada’s busiest natural harbours, Vancouver is British Columbia's largest city and the third largest in the country. Ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world for numerous years, Vancouver offers visitors an array of activities and attractions. 


‘Jasper Winter Adventure’

Nestled in the heart of the largest park in the Rocky Mountains, Jasper offers visitors exceptional access to one of the most pristine and memorable wilderness areas. Covering more than 11,000 kilometres, Jasper National Park is listed as one of only 15 UNESCO Extraordinary Sites in Canada. 


‘Winter Delights’ 

Visit the popular winter resorts of Lake Louise, Jasper and Banff. Try snowshoeing in Marble Canyon, traverse the Icefields Parkway and join a wildlife watching Maligne Canyon ice walk tour in Jasper. Conclude with a memorable sleigh ride along the shores of Lake Louise.


‘Northern Lights & Winter Nights’ 

Churchill is located directly beneath the Auroral Oval, making it one of the best places in the world to witness Mother Nature's light show, the Aurora Borealis. 

This tour offers travellers the unique chance to watch the dancing skies from right on the tundra, while also experiencing the culture and warmth of the town and people of Churchill, 


‘Blachford Lake Lodge Aurora Adventure’ 

Experience the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of Blachford Lake Lodge deep within the wilderness. Perched on a rock knoll overlooking Blachford Lake, the Lodge is a half-hour bush-plane trip from the city of Yellowknife, the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories. 


What are your most memorable winter experiences in Canada?
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Published: 8 October 2018

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