Ski Holidays Canada
Canada is a little further afield for most Brits but when it comes to an amazing ski holiday then Canada really Cannot be beaten.
Why Ski in Canada?
Amazing scenic views, challenging ski slopes and a wide variety of ski areas are what make a skiing holiday in Canada unique.
More than 41 national parks and about 175 resorts make the country very popular among the skiing community.
Long winters provide the perfect environment for an early or late-season Canada ski trip. The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, provide an added attraction to a ski resort Canada like Banff and Lake Louise. You may even wish to add a night at The Ice Hotel if you stay in Quebec or Tremblant.
The Rockies are home to North America's highest vertical drop, 4000 feet. The ski in Canada area of Panorama offers a wide variety of activities in addition to skiing. Some activities include ice skating, ice fishing, horse-drawn wagon rides and snowmobiling. It is one of the few places to offer Heli-skiing. Panorama caters to families on a ski holiday Canada by offering a weekly kids activity night, weekly movie night and an occasional game night, and the child care is every bit as good as that found on challenging European Ski Holidays.
Positioned high in the Rockies, Whistler was the primary Canada ski that staged the 2010 Winter Olympics. As one of the country’s most popular winter sports mountains, it offers all types of ski holidays Canada for every ability level and excellent snowboarding conditions. Some of the specialised sports offered at Whistler include dog sledding and sleigh rides. Whistler was designed so everything is situated to accommodate the ski in Canada fraternity and winter sports enthusiasts.
Banff is set in a national park and offers a great variety of skiing for every experience level - as a protected National Park, wildlife such as elk are often spotted wandering nearby, sometimes even in the streets.
Lake Louise, Norquay and Sunshine are connected Canada skiing holiday areas with convenient travel via shuttle service. Night skiing on Mount Norquay, dog sledding and natural hot springs add to the winter sporting fun available.
Impressive mountains, amazing ski resort conditions and spectacular ski resort Canada make each trip well worth the time and investment.
Edmonton is about a 3 or 4 hour drive to the Jasper Canada ski area. To get to Jasper from Calgary is about a 6 hour drive. The drive from Jasper to Banff via the Icefield Parkway is rated second in the world for scenic driving views.
While visiting Jasper National Park, also a protected wildlife area, don't be too surprised if you see Mountain Sheep on the slopes or even in town. Elk, moose, lynx and even young bear are commonly seen in protected areas. A great abundance of scenic and wildlife photographic opportunities await photography enthusiasts throughout the ski holidays Canada provinces.
Each province from British Columbia to Nova Scotia offers something exciting and unique for a ski in Canada vacation. The six largest metro areas are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.
Ontario is the most populated province. Sixteen ski resort Canada areas are within driving distance of Ottawa and Toronto make season passes extremely popular among locals. Some of the more popular ski in Canada areas include Oshawa, Horseshoe, Kamiskotia and Skyloft Ski Holiday Canada Country Club.
Child Friendly Canada Skiing - Whistler
It has good family friendly credentials, with a comprehensive programme of activities on and off the slopes called Whistler Kids. There is plenty of accommodation around the bottom of the slopes, handy for walkable, safe access to the skiing. Other treats include an adventure park featuring a magic castle and the Great Wall climbing centre.