From the Canadian West Coast to the East Coast, we can assure you that you won't be bored this winter. We've compiled a list of some adrenaline pumping and awe inspiring activities you can do all over Canada, so whether you're visiting a new province or looking to try something new in your own, check out these cool activities for some winter activity inspiration.
British Columbia: For those who aren't afraid of a deathly challenge, you can try ice climbing in cities like Golden, Whistler, or Lillooet to exercise your thrill seeking side.
Yukon Territory: If seeing stars is more your style, you might enjoy Yukon's Terre Boreale Tour. You'll spend three days and two nights in the South of Yukon by Snafu Lake trying your hand at snowshoeing and mushing and viewing the Northern Lights.
Alberta: Once again, if you prefer to take it easy and view a beautiful vision, you might enjoy the Airdrie Festival of Lights. It's a park all decked out with holiday lights. This is a family oriented event and it takes place all through December from 6-9 PM. They offer a train ride for a low price of $2 (Little ones 2 and under ride free.)
Northwest Territories: This territory is visually gorgeous to see from the ground, but we're putting a spin on the usual tour and recommending you see this land from the sky. What better way to get a view of the mines, mountains, and terrain than from up above? With TransNorth Helicopters, you can put together a tour that's right for you.
Saskatchewan: Do you enjoy a good ol' Canadian challenge? Perhaps you'll enjoy Canada's premier mushing event, the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race. It starts in Prince Albert, heads to La Ronge, then Grandmother's Bay, Stanley Mission on the Churchill River, then back to La Ronge. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your dogs and head off to the race!
Nunavut: If you're a fan of snowmobiling, it's only natural that you'd want to give racing a shot. Nunavut's Tesoro "Iron Dog" Snowmobile Race is the perfect opportunity for you.
Manitoba: Calling all Photographers and Nature Lovers alike! You're really going to enjoy Manitoba's Great White Bear Tours. You can get up close and personal with the Polar Bears and other animals that roam the Churchill region around October-November.
Ontario: For those of you who enjoy hiking, you'll like this unique hike idea in particular. Two hours north of Toronto near Collingwood, you're able to hike through the woods and see some of Niagara Escarpment's gorgeous falls and caves in ice.
Quebec: Do you enjoy sleeping in a nice cold room? For those of you that prefer chilly temperatures indoors, a great hotel for you to stay at in Quebec is the Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel, in English.) Although it is a bit pricey, the packages include a night at another hotel for your luggage and shower needs, as well as dinner and drink perks. You also get a distinct experience in the igloo-like room as you cozy up in your Nordic sleeping bag.
New Brunswick: You can trust that Canadian engineers would be the ones to build the world's largest self supporting igloo in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. You can check it out, and try to break a new record by building one yourself!
Nova Scotia: California surfers have nothing on us! Canadians are so used to the cold, it's almost enjoyable! That's why us Canadian's enjoy Winter Surfing in Nova Scotia. Don't let the snow stop you from surfing!
PEI: This is the only time you can really get away with wearing lame Christmas sweaters and Santa hats. You can run, walk, or cycle as many as 2, 4, 6 or 8 kilometres. There's a voluntary donation of a toonie or a food item for the Montague Food Bank at the starting point, so break out that sweater and join a good cause.
Newfoundland and Labrador: Last, but definitely not least, is a ziplining adventure in Newfoundland. Marble Zip Tours offers ziplining, as well as snowmobiling and a beginner/intermediate/advanced level spider challenge, which is an awesome obstacle course for you to conquer.
Wherever your outdoor adventures take you, enjoy all that 60°N 95°W has to offer!
Live The Lifestyle!