Alberta’s Top Six Winter Adventures

Whether you're skiing down untracked powder or flying along in the back of a dogsled, there is never a shortage of life-affirming adventures in Alberta. Just remember to breathe...

Monday, Nov 19, 2012  |  Updated 8:34 AM PDT
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Alberta’s Top Six Winter Adventures

Anthony Redpath

Snowshoeing is one of the many fun ways to explore Alberta's rugged winter landscape.

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This article is sponsored by Travel Alberta. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, Alberta is an exceptional vacation destination filled with unique activities. To learn more about Alberta and to book your vacation visit travelalberta.com

If you're feeling restless this winter, there's no better cure for cabin fever than booking a snowy getaway in Alberta. Just a three hour fight from San Diego and home to some of Canada's most stunning natural scenery, Alberta is the ideal setting for almost any Canadian wilderness adventure.

Set amid a powdery playground of alpine peaks, pristine lakes and untouched wilderness, Alberta is a breathtaking region of the Canadian Rockies, the perfect locale to channel your inner mountain man or woman. World class skiing and snowboarding options abound thanks to six nearby resorts, and the renowned National Parks of Banff and Jasper are perfect for off-the-hill activities like dog sledding and snowshoeing.

Thankfully, it's downright luxurious as well. With two Fairmont properties--the iconic Banff Springs Hotel and the secluded Chateau Lake Louise, both offering ski-and-stay deals--there's never a shortage of grand, old world comfort, while the authentic Rocky Mountain town of Banff is packed with dining and nightlife options.

But before you can book a spa appointment or post up in the bar to regale patrons with tales of your outdoor exploits, adventure calls. Which is why we've put together a list of unique, must-do Alberta activities. From carving through champagne powder at a world class ski hill to exploring ice canyons seemingly frozen in time, click through our gallery to the right for details on six unmissable Alberta adventures, as well as links to book your ideal winter getaway.

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