Canada’s 8 Best Winter Getaways


6. Lake Louise, Alberta

For folks seeking winter sports, this is one of the best places to take a Canadian winter getaway. Think winter hikes to the Johnston Canyon where you will strap on ice-cleats and discover the massive one of a kind ice pillars that form around the frozen waterfalls. Think ice-skating on the beautiful Lake Louise while taking in view of the custom made ice castles. Think dog-sledding, horseback riding, ice-fishing and more. Stay in lodges such as Deer Lodge where you can grab a cocktail on the illuminated ice-lounge patio where you will snuggle into a sheepskin fur and drink by candlelight. Or stay at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where its sheer beauty is simply overwhelming at times. Award-winning chefs will prepare you meals, the rooms are stunning and the views, well let’s just say you will never forget them.

Lake Louise, Alberta

5. Whitehorse, Yukon

Visit Whitehorse in the winter and really get a feel for the local culture and community, plus have the chance to soak up the sunshine that fills the short days, discover the incredible Northern lights and soak up a city that thrives in wintertime. Winter activities here range from dog sledding to snowmobiling to snowshoeing to ice fishing, and many more. If you want to stick indoors you are in luck as Whitehorse offers a plentiful variety of local galleries, cultural centers, shops and cafes to explore. With a wide range of accommodations and dining, this city is perfect for any budget. If you do want to splurge though make sure to book a few nights at the Takhini River Lodge where guests are treated to an intimate experience including gorgeous theme rooms, the chance to experience the Northern Lights and the chance to spend a night in the wilderness at their log cabin, only accessible by seaplane.

Whitehorse Yukon
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