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Winnipeg At Night

A Winter Visit to the Forks in Winnipeg

If there's one place you must visit in Manitoba its the Forks in Winnipeg, named for its location where the Assiniboine River meets the Red River. Archaeological digs prove that people have been visiting this area for 6,000 years including Aboriginal bison hunters, fur traders, railway workers, immigrants and tourists. The Forks in Winnipeg ranks as the number one tourist attraction in the city, hosting around four million visitors per year. You'll quickly see the…

Cross-country Skiing In Kimberley In The Kootenay Rockies

A 3 Day Winter Getaway in BC’s Kootenay Rockies

What can you do and where can you go if you have three delicious days to spend on a winter getaway? If you've never been to the Kootenay Rockies, put this area on your must-visit list. In particular, plan stops in Kimberley, Invermere and Panorama along British Columbia's famous Powder Highway. Here's what to do on a 3 day winter getaway in the Kootenay Rockies (starting in Calgary) Updated January 2020. This post includes some affiliate…

Skating In Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Alberta

7 Things to Do in Winter in Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Down in Alberta's southeast corner within sight of the Sweet Grass Hills of Montana sits Cypress Hills Provincial Park, a four season beauty that has escaped the notice of almost all Albertans. Of course the folks in nearby Medicine Hat and parts of Saskatchewan know its winter secrets but do you? Mike Ratcliffe, the Head of Visitor Services in Cypress Hills Provincial Park tells me that "Cypress Hills Provincial Park is a winter playground with…

Beautiful Lake Louise In Winter

87 Fabulous Things to Do in Canada in Winter

Canada in winter is the place to be if you love snow, cold and the outdoors. Unfortunately for many getting through a Canadian winter is an exercise in endurance and survival, with days and weeks checked off on the long road to the May long weekend. But it really doesn't have to be that way.  Invest in warm clothing. Change your mindset. And then try one of these 87 fabulous things to do in Canada in…

On The Trail Toward Shadow Lake

10 of the Best Outdoor Winter Activities in Alberta

When snow finally makes an appearance, by November at the latest in this part of Canada, it's the time to get pumped for winter in Alberta. Say no to winter blahs by filling your weekends and holidays with a host of exciting outdoor winter activities in Alberta. From skiing to dogsledding, skating to snowshoeing, ice-climbing to fat tire biking - there really is no excuse not to get outside.  Invest in the clothing so you…

Leaving Watchtower Canyon

7 Adventurous Things to do in Jasper in Winter

If you are a traveler with an adventurous spirit then you'll love Jasper in winter. For a diverse selection of things to do in Jasper in winter, you'll be thrilled at what's available both in town and in Jasper National Park. Try downhill skiing or snowboarding at Marmot Basin Marmot Basin is a ski and snowboard resort close to Jasper. Some hotels offer a shuttle service or you can pay approximately $15 and take the…

Skating The Whiteway In Invermere

Skating, Skiing & Biking the Lake Windermere Whiteway

You'll find Lake Windermere in the Columbia Valley between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. It is the winter home of the Lake Windermere Whiteway, a recently declared Guinness World Record holder with the title as the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world with 29.8 kilometres of cleared ice. It's worth the winter drive through Kootenay National Park just to enjoy the activities on the Lake…

Skating The Rideau Canal In Ottawa

Skating the Rideau Canal in Ottawa

I look at the car thermometer. It reads -14°C without the wind-chill at 2 PM. Then I look at my husband - and he's got a giant smile plastered all over his face. The one thing he likes to do more than anything else in the world is skate. And one of the best places in the world for skating is the Rideau Canal in Ottawa - also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cold temperatures be…

10 Fun Things to do in Montreal in Winter

Looking for fun things to do in Montreal in winter? I think I can safely say that I've got you covered. Below I've suggested 10 things to do - from dogsledding to outdoor music festivals to a romantic skate at the top of Mont Royal. So if you're looking for a good time - and you dress for the outdoors, you'll find Montreal delivers in spades. It's one of Canada's great winter cities! Enjoy this…

Woman Skating The Forks With Dogs

Skating at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba

John and I braved cold and wind in Winnipeg. Why? So we could go skating at The Forks - the world's longest natural outdoor rink - and that's a Guinness World Record's fact. The Forks are located at the junction of the Red & Assiniboine Rivers,  just a 2 minute drive from Main and Portage. Winnipeg, called Winterpeg by many, is famous for its long, brutally cold winters. Getting outside is the key to surviving…

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