No destination can match Canada for its range of winter experiences. Here are four holiday packages showcasing different ways of experiencing snow-covered Canada
When the green pastures and warm days of summer give way to a blanket of snow and crisp winter nights, Canada comes alive with ski slopes, outdoor skating rinks and winter festivals. See the winter side of Canada on this cross-country train tour from Toronto to the Rocky Mountain town of Jasper, before finishing in the coastal city of Vancouver. The package includes international flights, 13 nights’ accommodation, Via Rail train travel on The Canadian from Toronto to Jasper in Sleeper Class in a berth, Via Rail from Jasper to Vancouver in Sleeper Class in a berth, full-board on Via Rail, full-day trip to Niagara Falls and a Maligne Canyon Icewalk in Jasper.
This three-day trip offers a sample of winter adventures including dog-sledding, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. While Algonquin national park is Canada’s most popular canoe trip destination, few people have experienced the stunning beauty of the park in winter. These popular log cabin winter breaks are great for a couple or a group of friends and no experience is necessary.
Frozen lakes, waist-deep snow, wildlife tracks, the howl of a wolf, and the crisp clear air are just a few of the delights of a winter experience. Mushing a team of huskies or cross-country skiing in the silence of the Almaguin trail is sure to keep clients on their toes. The Algonquin lodge offers comfort after an energetic day on snowshoes. Clients can enjoy a wood-fired sauna, shower and a hot drink in front of the stone fireplace.
Follow the lead of Canadians – embrace and enjoy winter and have some fun in the snow in the Canadian Rockies. On a winter holiday in Canada, clients can take a horse-drawn sleigh, drive a team of dogs, don a pair of snowshoes or relax in a hot tub surrounded by beautiful mountains and lots of fluffy dry snow. The trip includes driving from the cowboy city of Calgary to enjoy the splendour of the winter in the national parks.
Clients can also spend a few days exploring Kananaskis, Banff and Lake Louise, maybe taking in an (ice) hockey game and if they are lucky maybe seeing the aurora borealis (also known as the northern lights) by taking an extension to this trip to northern Alberta.
The solitude, peace and beauty in this mountain wilderness fills the senses as you interact with nature and wildlife during this four- to six-night trip. Learn about wildlife behaviour, habitat and their amazing adaptability to the harsh conditions of the Canadian winter. As the snow deepens in the high country, the animals move to wintering grounds in lower elevations and valley dips.
The viewing area is an amazing wild wintering ground for moose. Come to understand the relationship between wolves and moose in Canada’s North Country. Animals that can be seen in this winter wonderland include timber wolves, moose, mountain caribou, deer, lynx, cougar and mule deer as well as members of the weasel family, including perhaps a glimpse of the shy and reclusive wolverine.